• Lifestyle,  Mental Health

    5 practical tips to ensure you stay motivated

    “I can do this just before I sleep and still send it in time.” I told myself as I pushed away my assignment and started reading a novel. It seemed like a good idea; I was tired, I was bored and I really didn’t know if the sense of touch was exponential or not. Yet when bed time came, I was glued to my book, I hadn’t done a lick of research and I was getting drowsier by the minute. Safe to say, that assignment was never turned in. In fact, I didn’t even do the research. Have you ever done that? Pushed something important aside for later? Or convinced…

  • Faith,  Lifestyle

    Positivity : The power of your words

    Something I have learned throughout my life is that my tongue has a lot of power. James says the tongue is a spark that can set an entire forest on fire. And yet most times I forget. In the name of self depreciating jokes or being ‘real’, I get lost in spewing negative words. And I know am not the only one; we find ourselves saying things like ‘it’s ok I’m just average’ and ‘I don’t care, I’m a savage.’ And all this is in the name of being ok with who you are and being real. We forget that what we speak will always come to life, I mean…

  • Lifestyle

    Dealing with stress and anxiety: How to train your mind to think positive

    “As a man thinks in his heart so is he…” and “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” These are some of the few verses that really encapsulate how important positivity and positive thinking is. We are told do not worry because worrying adds no day to our lives or inch to our heights and to focus on today. But how does this positive thinking work? How is it that if our problems are cured by a positive mind that we can train our minds to think like this? Why are we still struggling with anxiety and depression if it is as simple as a positive mindset?…

  • Poetry

    Trust your journey

    Look at you, you’re so young. Yet you’re stressed ,depressed and carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. You’re weary and tired as if you’ve lived 10 lives already. Your heart is so battered and bruised and yet it hasn’t even known true love yet. You’re so lost in maze you put yourself in while trying so hard to build yourself. You’ve been working hard but towards what? You’ve been loving totally but who have you been giving your love? Look at you. Struggling so hard to ‘have your life figured put’ Fighting with every breath to ‘make it’ You’re crying yourself to sleep because you can’t find…

  • Lifestyle

    26 important things I wish I knew in my teens(and still remind myself every so often)

    So today I am going to share a list of things I wish I knew when I was a teen; things I have learned since turning 20 and things I have only recently come to believe. I had to write them because I still occasionally need a reminder on one or five of them and I really hope it helps someone today. This doesn’t have to be lessons I wished for my teen self only, it can be lessons you learn for yourself today, whatever age you are, it can be something you print out and stick to your wall to remind yourself, it can be a list you share…

  • Lifestyle

    Knowing your self-worth

    So self-worth, worthiness. Why is it that you always seem to run out of it? Why is this generation so disgruntled by themselves? How do you tell your self-worth? What do you do for acceptance? This post is about checking where your worth comes from and cementing the origin of worthiness.

  • Lifestyle

    Contentment:10 tips to cultivate gratitude

    Contement is a hard thing to muster especially in our world today. With all the things we feel we should be doing, being too involved in other people's lives and social media cultivating discontentment, it's hard to find that joy with where you are and what you have. So today I'm tackling the first step toward contentment: gratitude. Here are 10 simple tips to cultivating gratitude.

  • Book Reviews

    8 of the best Christian fiction book series for teenage girls

    So, I’m an avid reader, obsessive even because leaders read and readers lead. No, really it’s because I enjoy escaping reality for a little while. I actually struggle with motivational books but give me a novel or even short fiction and I will be lost to the world! I started avidly reading at around 10 and my dream to be a writer started then too. And throughout my teenage years, books were my one solace. They seemed to get me, they directed me, they gave me hope and made me laugh. I got involved with the characters and their lives and literally owned them. So I decided, why not share…

  • Lifestyle

    7 simple steps to begin dealing with depression

    Depression can be a noose around your neck when you try to breathe and an anchor on your leg when you're trying to swim. It can easily paralyze you from actually living. So here are the 7 steps I use to deal with my depression that have really helped and grown me and I know they'll help you too.