Discovering creativity

I always thought creativity had to do with art, fashion and other forms of expression. I never thought of myself as being creative. However, this way of thinking changed last year while taking IIN’s health coaching course. The creativity module is what changed this. The instructor described creativity as expression and this covers a lot…

Not afraid of the rain 🌧

I had frequent asthma attacks growing up. They were triggered by things like dust, moisture, strong smells, fumes, drastic change in weather and being in the rain for only a few seconds. Some attacks were mild, others left me hospitalized or at home for a few days. In a bid to avoid asthma attacks, I…

Mirror! Mirror!

I love watching my children play, listening to them talk… They are the best of friends most times, they have each other’s backs. You should see them defending each other to outsiders, it is hilarious. The other day, they were talking about marriage and how they cannot marry each other (they are 4 and 6)……

How much do you love yourself?

How much do you love yourself? Do you know what it really and truly means to love yourself? Do you have what it takes to love yourself? Can you take on self love? Are you ready to love yourself? We are all able to love ourselves. Restrictions have however been placed on us by our…

Don’t overthink it, just do it

A group of us arrived at bootcamp on Monday and our coach was unavailable. We decided we wouldn’t let the this opportunity go amiss, we would still  exercise. Someone asked who would lead us and my name was put forward. I was a bit scared, unsure I would be able to lead the session but…

Hug someone today

I am not a hugger. I observe people first and then when we get to know each other better, then I can start hugging you. This is as a result of how I was raised, my parents are not huggers. Does this mean they love us less than those whose parents always hugged and told…

Celebrate 🎉

Celebrate the little things Celebrate the big things Celebrate your wins Celebrate because there’s always something worth celebrating Celebrate even when you don’t think it’s such a big deal There is always something to celebrate Celebrate just because you can celebrate Celebrate even when it doesn’t seem as relevant as what the next person has…

Expectations! Expectations!

We all have expectations and we somehow expect others to know what we expect of them (and expect them to act accordingly). So you want something done a certain way and you have explained this to your spouse, colleague, subordinate, friend… but somehow you do not get the result you were expecting. You get frustrated…

Freedom

This is my third trip to Dakar and my first trip to Goree Island. Seeing the caves (I refuse to call them prisons) that slaves were put in all those years back, the chains and all the other memories of slavery, I really and truly appreciated freedom. I said a prayer of thanks for not…

Be Your Sister’s Keeper

Does this happen to you? Your phone rings, it’s someone close to you, you pick up and the caller starts the conversation by saying “so if I don’t call you, you won’t call me?”. Can you identify with this? What are your thoughts? Mine – did this person call to have an argument? How do…