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Saturday Motivation: 7 things you need to always remember

As human beings, we all need to be mentally strong to withstand and face what is ahead of us.

Saturday Motivation: 7 things you need to always remember

And there is always the inner battlefield how to relate especially when others are involved. Hence this list below, that will serve as a reminder of what you need to do to remain a mentally strong individual.

1. Sometimes you have to do what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for anyone/everyone else. You first before others.

2. Never feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life. You don’t owe them anything. Remember, it’s your life. If they doesn’t sit well with you, let them go and be bold about it.

3. Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully.

4. The happiest people are the givers not the takers.

5. The world is full of good people, if you cannot find one, be one.

6. Actions prove who people truly are, words just prove who they want to be. So watch closely and don’t be deceived by mere words.

7. Life is full of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them, that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally in whatever way they like.

Welcome to another Saturday. Whatever you do today, don’t forget to rest and pamper yourself. After all the week’s stress, you deserve it.

Love Always…. M.

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Exposed! People who perform oral s3x are at a great risk of having cancer

According to a new research, men who perform oral s3x on their partners have a high risk of contracting a rare form of mouth or throat cancer. 
Smokers who have had more than five sexual partners are at even greater risk of developing the cancer triggered by the human papilloma virus (HPV) – which is the main cause of cervical cancer.

Associate Professor Amber D’Souza, of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US said:

For these reasons, it would be useful to be able to identify healthy people who are most at risk of developing oropharyngeal cancer in order to inform potential screening strategies, if effective screening tests could be developed. Most people perform oral s3x in their lives, and we found that oral infection with cancer-causing HPV was rare among women regardless of how many oral s3x partners they had. Among men who did not smoke, cancer-causing oral HPV was rare among everyone who had less than five oral s3x partners, although the chances of having oral HPV infection did increase with number of oral sexual partners, and with smoking.

But scientists say that only 0.7% of men – seven in every 1,000 – will ever develop HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer in their lifetimes.

However, the risk was much lower among women, those who did not smoke, and those who had less than five oral s3x partners in their lifetimes.

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A true definition of black don’t crack…Check out these grandparents (PHOTOS)

A Twitter user, Sierra shared a photo of her beautiful grandmother recently, acknowledging that she is 71 years old but to be honest, she doesn’t look a day over 50.

Sierra wrote:

My grandma is 71 years old. If she is not the definition of black don’t crack, then I don’t know what is.

A true definition of black don't crack...Check out these grandparents (PHOTOS)

And when someone asked of her grandfather, she shared a photo of both of them adding that he is 72-years old and they have been married for 52 years.

A true definition of black don't crack...Check out these grandparents (PHOTOS)

A true definition of black don't crack...Check out these grandparents (PHOTOS)

A true definition of black don't crack...Check out these grandparents (PHOTOS)

A true definition of black don't crack...Check out these grandparents (PHOTOS)

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Friday Motivation: Just maybe you were built for all this

Life is hard, and sometimes it can get so overwhelming. But this is to let you know that you’re not alone in this.  

Friday Motivation: Just maybe you were built for all this

Everything happens for a reason and you may be facing your hardest at the moment because of any if the following reasons:

Maybe it’s not supposed to be easy for you. Maybe you’re one of the rare few who can handle tough times and still choose to be a loving person.

Probably, everything is going the way it is because you were built for this.

Maybe it’s just your time to refine. Maybe the pieces are being put in position and just maybe, it’s not a test after all.

Maybe it’s all being prepared for your good and rushing it will ruin it..

Maybe you’re as different as you feel and maybe you’ll stay strong long enough to teach other people to feel the same about themselves.

Maybe, we’ll call it love.

Maybe, this is just the way your own growth looks and it’s okay to accept that.

As long as you’re doing your very best and giving it your all, by all means, keep going.

Friday Motivation: Just maybe you were built for all this

Dont stress a thing, don’t fret. This will only make you loose focus and not notice the little blessings in front of you.

It’s all going to be fine, it’s going to work out because you’re not going to stop putting in the work.

Just keep at it and believe that your present situation is preparing you for your breakthrough.

Ponder on this as you go through today in anticipation for the weekend.

Have a great day.

Love Always… M.

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Thursday Motivation: Feelings are important, don’t let life shut you up

How often do you express your feelings? How often do you let people around you know that they are still important to you?

Thursday Motivation: Feelings are important, don't let life shut you up

Most of us have ruined our lives by desensitizing ourselves and taking people for granted.

We are on a self-destruct mission because we are wary, wary of expressing out feelings.

Nobody is an island, in one way or the other, we desperately need each other (maybe not desperate though, but we do need others.)

We are all afraid to say too much, to feel too deeply, to care, to let people know what they mean to us.

Just so you know, caring is not synonymous to crazy! Maybe you think others will tag you ‘crazy’ for showing your feelings.

Expressing to someone how special they are to you will make you vulnerable, no doubt but there is nothing to be ashamed of. Most importantly, your feelings.

There is something beautiful in the moments of smaller magic that occur when you strip down and are honest to those who are important to you.

You let that person in, you make them happy and appreciative. It takes nothing from you!

Let that person know that he/she inspires you, pay a compliment to your colleague, appreciate your parents.

Express, express those feelings, don’t keep them bottled up inside before they choke you to death.

Or do you want to package and sell them?

Good people are hard to find these days, so when you have one, make them feel special.

Thursday Motivation: Feelings are important, don't let life shut you up

Open yourself up, do not harden yourself to the world or let it dictate how you’re supposed to feel because of all the wrong things going on.

Be that different factor.

Be bold in who you are and how you love.

There is alot of courage in that…never you forget that.

Have a most beautiful day with loads of laughter and happiness.

Love Always.. M.

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From fibroid to healthy twins: Nigerian lady shares her incredible testimony as her kids turn 1 (PHOTOS)

A Nigerian lady, Gina Ehikodi has shared what can only be described as an amazing testimony after welcoming her set of twins months after the doctor told her she had fibroid.

From fibroid to healthy twins: Nigerian lady shares her incredible testimony as her twins turn 1 (PHOTOS)

From fibroid to healthy twins: Nigerian lady shares her incredible testimony as her twins turn 1 (PHOTOS)

According to Gina, she was told by a sonographer that she had fibroid and was shown photo evidence but she refused to accept it insisting rather that she is carrying a set of twins and her faith manifested in real life.

From fibroid to healthy twins: Nigerian lady shares her incredible testimony as her twins turn 1 (PHOTOS)

In celebration of their first birthday, she shared the above photo of when she just delivered her babies at the hospital and wrote:

The moment when I held what the sonographer first confirmed was fibroid.

Sir, my womb is not meant for Fibroid, I said. Madam, he said, I know a fetus when I see one and fibroid when I see one. Can’t you see the difference? As he showed me the images on his scan machine. Sir, I will come back here and you will see that I am carrying twins, I got up and left. He looked at me like, so this one wants to teach me my job. Me too looked at him like, am about to shock you with the miracles the God I serve can wroth. Not after I hear those amazing testimonies from the altar, not after all the twins prayer request I have been writing years before I even met my husband. “Devil you can lie sha o”

Long story short… I got home and started preparing for twins. God gave me a miraculous testimony, no fertility drugs (contrary to what I have heard people say), no special regimen, easy pregnancy save for palpitations as a result of 2 men growing inside me, favourable conditions etc… Most times I think I don’t deserve it but Jehovah is the all merciful who blesses us regardless of our situation. I look at these gifts and wonder… none of them look like fibroid ???, what I see are great and honorable men, who will impact their generation and beyond, positively doing exploits and constantly showcasing God’s Glory.

Jehovah, me your daughter is saying thank you again. My whole being and all that I am is not enough to say thank you. Gratitude is all I have got in me!!!

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From fibroid to healthy twins: Nigerian lady shares her incredible testimony as her twins turn 1 (PHOTOS)

From fibroid to healthy twins: Nigerian lady shares her incredible testimony as her twins turn 1 (PHOTOS)

From fibroid to healthy twins: Nigerian lady shares her incredible testimony as her twins turn 1 (PHOTOS)

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Woman finally gives birth at 48, after suffering 18 miscarriages for 20 years (PHOTOS)

Children are the joys of any married woman but when none is forthcoming, then there is a problem. This woman spent money on IVF yet, she kept on having miscarriages till a specialist revealed that she had killer cells.

Woman finally gives birth at 48, after suffering 18 miscarriages for 20 years (PHOTOS)
A woman who suffered 18 miscarriages after her body rejected her pregnancies has revealed her joy at finally achieving her dream of becoming a mother at 48.

Woman finally gives birth at 48, after suffering 18 miscarriages for 20 years (PHOTOS)

According to DailyMail, Louise Warneford and her 55-year old husband, Mark from Swindon, endured countless rounds of IVF – costing around £80,000 – over  a span of 16 years before a specialist finally found the reason behind her miscarriages.

After coming close to giving up in 2010, the couple agreed to have one final try after a doctor told them a donor embryo might be successful, and Louise gave birth to a healthy baby boy, William, at 37 weeks. Louise said:

He was born at 37 weeks through a planned C-section because I was told that there was a problem with the placenta. Although I couldn’t enjoy my pregnancy, because I was constantly scared that I was going to lose him, it was completely worth it for my dream baby.

The breakthrough came in 2015 – when doctors identified that she had ‘killer cells’ which meant her own body was destroying her embryos.

Woman finally gives birth at 48, after suffering 18 miscarriages for 20 years (PHOTOS)

However, due to Mark’s vasectomy from a previous relationship, so they resorted to sperm insemination from a donor to make Louise’s dream of having a baby a reality.

She says:

I fell pregnant a number of times with the insemination, but every single time I ended up losing the baby around the 14-week scan mark as they couldn’t find the heartbeat.

Louise is now sharing her story to provide help for anyone facing a similar situation and to raise awareness about miscarriages. Louise said:

It was the toughest time in my life, but it’s so worth it for our dream baby.

We want people to know that it is doable and despite my multiple miscarriages and rounds of IVF, our dream baby was achievable.

Woman finally gives birth at 48, after suffering 18 miscarriages for 20 years (PHOTOS)

Woman finally gives birth at 48, after suffering 18 miscarriages for 20 years (PHOTOS)

Woman finally gives birth at 48, after suffering 18 miscarriages for 20 years (PHOTOS)

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Adorable photos of identical twin sisters meeting with triplet brothers melts hearts online

When triplets met twins.

A set of gorgeous triplet brothers recently met with pretty twin sisters and their lovely photos have been making the rounds on the Internet with most people wishing for multiple births.

What is most intriguing is how identical they all are, like you can barely spot a difference.

Adorable photos of identical twin sisters meeting with triplet brothers melts hearts online

The set of triplets and twins all looked gorgeous in their black ensemble which was even a coincidence as they just met at the event.

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Adorable photos of identical twin sisters meeting with triplet brothers melts hearts online

Adorable photos of identical twin sisters meeting with triplet brothers melts hearts online

Adorable photos of identical twin sisters meeting with triplet brothers melts hearts online

See a photo of the twin sisters with another set of twins below:

Adorable photos of identical twin sisters meeting with triplet brothers melts hearts online

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Nigerian mother hits the gym to exercise with her baby wrapped on her back (VIDEOS)

For this beautiful mother, determination is key and she won’t let her baby prevent her from attaining her fitness goals.

Nigerian mother hits the gym to exercise with her baby strapped on her back (VIDEOS)

A Nigerian woman is showing mothers the new way to exercise if their tots are so clingy and don’t want to let go of them.

You simply put them on your back and let them exercise with you like she did. Fitness goals right?

Nigerian mother hits the gym to exercise with her baby strapped on her back (VIDEOS)

The mother of two shared videos on her page, showing her using some crunching equipment to exercise in the gym; while her 5-months old son strapped to her back was gently taking a nap.

This is surprisingly a new way to do it, mothers are you game? Watch below:

Determination is the 🔑#fitness #getmygroveback #fitnessmotivation #fitnesslifestyle #mumlife

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When he won’t let u do anything is simple back him😄😄😄😄 #fitness #getmygroveback #fitnessmotivation #fitnesslifestyle #mumlife

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Wednesday Motivation: Your suffering and pain is changing you, believe it or not

Most of the time, we are oblivious or neglect the essence of suffering. It’s a sure thing that nobody wants to suffer but nevertheless, we experience it all the same.

Wednesday Motivation: Your suffering and pain is changing you, believe it or not

Those are part of the spice of life. Like your meal that needs different ingredients to be tasty, life also needs different experiences (spices) to make it worthwhile.

And there are a lot we can do instead of brooding and feeling down. These are not just some words to soothe you, they are the truth.

Everything is about your mindset, your perception to life and and your attitude. Remember, attitude is everything.

Would you rather be angry, grumpy because you’re suffering at the moment, because things are not going as planned? Because you’re in pain?

When you can instead be happy, keep the faith while having a positive outlook to life.

Anger, lamentations, feelings of misery blocks our eyes/minds to notice what that period is trying to teach us. Those emotions prevent us from seeing the best ahead of us.

You can deal with suffering in other ways than that.

Pastor David Crosby in his book, Your Pain is Changing You, Discover the Power of a Godly response writes:

You do not get to choose the events that come your way nor the sorrows that interrupt your life.

They will likely be a surprise to you, catching you off guard and unprepared.

You may hold your head in your hand and lament your weak condition and wonder what you ought to do.

To suffer, that is common to all.

To suffer and still keep your composure, your smile, your faith; that is remarkable.

Pain will change you more profoundly than success or good fortune.

Suffering shapes your life, your perception, your values and priorities, your goals and dreams.

Your pain is changing you.

Again, your pain is changing you. Be open to that feeling and experience the change.

Wednesday Motivation: Your suffering and pain is changing you, believe it or not

Everybody suffers, so you’re not alone in this. We all got our battles ravaging inside of us, never forget to carry your head like a king or queen that you are.

Wishing you a day full of happiness and productivity, cheers!

Love Always… M.

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‘Any woman that breastfeeds her baby should be sent to prison, because that is rape’ – Lady rants

An unidentified lady on social media has given her view on breastfeeding. For her, woman that lets her baby suck on her breasts is molesting her child and should be sent to prison.

According to her, there are other forms of feeding a child apart from using the breasts adding that letting a child suck on the mother’s breast is a sexual act which is called rape.

Not because feeding your child is rape but because there are other ways to feed your child even with breast milk it’s called a bottle and yes I do have children and I have a 6 month old whom drinks breast milk but from a bottle not sucking his mother’s nipples bottom line making your child suck on your nipples is CHILD MOLESTATION PERIOD you are making your child perform a sexual act on you that’s nasty and you who do it are CHILD MOLESTERS AND NEED TO BE PUT IN PRISON FOR MOLESTING YOUR CHILDREN.

'Any woman that breastfeeds her baby should be sent to prison, because that is rape' - Lady rants

Now, you just wonder how some people think. This shouldn’t even be a topic for discussion.

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Tuesday Motivation: The 7 steps to self-discovery

Yesterday, we talked about self-discovery and the importance of every human being to partake in the journey to discover themselves in all their glory and to help you answer the question ‘Who are you’ accurately.

Tuesday Motivation: The 7 steps to self-discovery

For starters, beginning the self-discovery journey may look confusing, ambiguous and discouraging but that’s why there are steps, to help you on that path to know more about yourself.

As explained by EvelynLim, find them below:

Step 1: Face Your Demons.

Understand and examine your life critically; as if you’re viewing your life under a microscope. Confront your emotional issues and weaknesses, because they reveal the separation from the real You. The real you is an authentic, powerful loving and nurturing being. Seek to know more about yourself. Learn to forgive yourself. Let go of negativity because those negative thoughts and beliefs have been your obstacles to inner growth. Accept who you truly are. Be free and happy.

Step 2: Recognise Your Strengths.

The process of self-discovery is not just about unearthing nasty stuff about yourself. It is also about honoring your strengths and abilities. As you become more aware of what you are good at, you lessen the list on your weaknesses. You need to learn to love yourself.
You really have to look inside yourself and find your own inner strength. Be proud of yourself, celebrate your growth and your life’s journey so far. Realize that you’re stronger than you imagined.

Usually, your position of strengths come from your interests and hobbies. List down activities that you enjoy currently or have enjoyed in the past. Find out what makes your heart sing. Find out what keeps you excited. Find out what inspires you. These are the things that define You.

Step 3: Ask Yourself: What Is Your Life Purpose?

It is important to ask yourself what you want out of life and work towards it. Having a purpose that connects to your inner being is fulfilling. Without a purpose and direction, you will be like a vehicle that is  going nowhere.

Start by listing down everything you would like to achieve. The one that stands out is the one that has made you cry or that has resonated best with you. You may also want to use the opportunity to consider your life goals in all aspects: physical, mental and spiritual.

Step 4: Clarify Your Core Values.

In the questioning process, ask yourself what your personal values are. Core values will be things like compassion, honesty, love, kindness, loyalty etc. Clarifying your core values will give you an exact picture of who you are.
It is important your actions are supported by your core values and fundamentals. Picture yourself in different scenarios and ask yourself how you would act if faced with such, by that, you would know which value is more important to you.


Step 5: Find Inspiration From Things Around You.

Self improvement books can been particularly helpful, atleast, they have been for me, in discovering more about myself. Hence, if you still find it difficult to know yourself, look for books, listen to podcasts, or if you’re a more hands-on person, you can seek help from thought coaches.
Being with Mother Nature is also a good idea. You tend to connect better to your inner being, when you are more relaxed. The answers that you seek, while in a state of mental relaxation, surface more easily.


Step 6: Spend Time Alone
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To know a person, is to spend time with him or her. In the same manner, to build a relationship with yourself, you need to spend time getting to know more about yourself. You cannot know yourself well, if you are surrounded by lots of noise, friends and family, or if you are always preoccupied in your mind and with things to do. Enjoy your own company.

To kickstart the process of self discovery, it may be a good idea to go on a retreat. This is especially if you find it hard to think clearly amidst the everyday mayhem that is going on in your life. To know yourself intimately, make an exclusive date – away from your spouse or partner, kids, friends,colleagues, boss and parents.
Time alone to meditate and reflect is productive time. You cannot expect to function well physically everyday, if you are out of balance in other aspects such as mentally and spiritually. Very importantly, try to have a “me” time on a regular basis. For me, I spend “me” time reading books, taking a walk, listening to songs or just meditating.

Tuesday Motivation: The 7 steps to self-discovery

Step 7: Journalling.

You can get to know yourself better through the process of journaling.

Get a diary, write about your likes and dislikes, and reactions to your various experiences. As you write, you are connecting to your deeper self. Your writeups can provide much needed clues about your emotions, strengths, weaknesses and areas that you never knew about yourself. They provide an opportunity for you to heal and grow.

Like Orison Swett Marden said: The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.

No truer words have been spoken!

Self discovery is not a one-day or a one-week affair. It takes a lifetime of building a relationship with yourself and rediscovering yourself because your inner self is not going to stay constant. You are evolving all the time.

Additionally, as you mature, you gain insights that make up the New You and experience more things, you become clearer and clearer, in the intent that you sent out to the Universe.

Ultimately, the more you know yourself, the more empowered you are going to be.

Have a productive day, filled with smiles, kindness, goals and accomplishments.

Love Always… M.

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Monday Motivation: On the journey to self-discovery

The moment a person starts on the path to self-discovery, to find themselves, they never look back.

Monday Motivation: On the journey to self-discovery 

Because, besides being eye-opening, it is very beneficial to the sojourner.

Self-discovery means many things. It means finding your purpose in life because we all do have a purpose, it means digging deep into your childhood and revealing the experiences that shaped you… good and bad. It means realizing what your beliefs are and living/sticking by them.

And the effects of self-discovery are very self rewarding, it includes clarity, happiness and fulfillment. What could be better!

The journey however is not always an easy road as it includes fear, confusion, misunderstanding, doubt and literally re-visiting all your choices in life, a complete cleanup of the mind and even letting go of some people whom you hold dear.

Also, it requires making some tough decisions and sticking to them. Sometimes, you will have to make enemies in the process because discovering yourself also involves not being at the mercy of others.

While I was growing up, i know someone who was very intelligent but terribly shy and he kept these set of friends that knew his weakness and preyed on it.

Everything he did, he relied totally on them. Before he would volunteer for anything, he had to make sure they were also participating. He was practically their slave – in making other friends, believing their definition of who he was, general participation in everything, even to the point of academics.

Then boom, one Summer holiday, he returned and never remained the same. He took charge of his life and this would later make him be the Head Boy in our final year of secondary school. You can only imagine how his former friends were pissed! They had lost control, he was finally out of their grip.

At the time, I didn’t know what self-discovery was or the pattern it followed, I just knew i liked what I saw and that everyone should imitate such; be the boss of their own life.

Some of us are in jobs, relationships, friendships because of the lies we tell ourselves and those we were told by others which have come to make home in our heart.

The journey of self-discovery involves telling yourself the truth, admitting your feelings and fears.

You are in charge of your life and only you hold the power to direct it to wherever you choose. Discover your purpose, not what someone feel you ought do.

Monday Motivation: On the journey to self-discovery

Have the power to say No and mean No! Don’t be a walkover, you weren’t created for that.

Be yourself ultimately and create that impact you were made for, then watch the Universe turn everything around in your favour.

When I discover who I am, I’ll be free ~ Ralph Ellison.

Freedom of the mind, body and soul.

I wish you all a fantastic week ahead.

Remember that today sets the pace for the entire week, so please, by all means, start right and make it count.

Love Always… M.

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Sunday Inspiration: Patience, waiting on God’s manifestation

Patience is a virtue, a conquering virtue that most people don’t possess because we’re so in a haste to go on to the next level, phase.

Sunday Inspiration: Patience, waiting on God's manifestation

But here’s the drill, patience isn’t just meant to make you wait. It’s actually meant to prepare you.

You cannot be content with where you are when you’re more focused on where you’re not. You rob yourself of your own joy and the experience of enjoying that particular moment.

No matter what season you are in, God has a plan for you where you are. Your purpose isn’t just waiting for you in the next phase of your life.

Your purpose is right here and now.

In every season, it is God’s will that we are matured a day equipped for the next.

In Jeremiah 29:11, it is written: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord plans to prosper and not harm you, plans to give you hope bring you to an expected end.

So instead of sitting around and brooding in your bitterness about where you are, use this time to grow, to mature and make the most of what God has ahead/in front for you.

Use the time for your personal development, maybe that’s why there’s still a delay in your elevation. You’re not equipped for the next phase.

Patience is one of the special gifts of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22), probably you should seek His guidance in learning how to chill and wait on God.

Sunday Inspiration: Patience, waiting on God's manifestation

The waiting period can be so exhausting, no doubt but when you wait with God, not just wait on Him, He will certainly renew your strength.

Commit everything to Him in prayer and it won’t seem like waiting anymore.

Have a blast in His presence today, not forgetting to drop all your worries at His feet as we step into a new week, the Lord will take care of you.

Happy beautiful Sunday.

Love Always… M. 

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Saturday Motivation: 6 hard truths about life you need to accept

Inorder to become mentally and intellectually strong as well as attain success, we need to know and accept these hard truths. You’re not too young to know, neither are you too old to accept them.

Saturday Motivation: 6 hard truths about life you need to accept

1. Not many people really care about your matters. They ask and comment simply because they’re curious, don’t let them affect the decisions you make. Also master the difference between those who really care and those who are just asking to know.

2. You’ll suck at everything in the beginning but if you’re patient and persevere, time will reward you with what you deserve. Nothing good comes easy. Keep your head high and stay on top of your game.

3. No matter how good or bad your life is, always remember that “this time will pass away”. It’s left for you handle each phase with wisdom. Don’t get carried away with the good times that you forget to make proper investments. Don’t brood either when things are bad.

4. Sometimes, people close to you see things more clearly than you do. Let go of your ego and take the good advice. Build yourself to the point that you know what to accept and what to trash.

5. You’ll fail countless times before you succeed. But that doesn’t matter. What matters is doing the right things when the opportunity arises. Grab it and make the most of it.

6. There are no answers to some questions. If you can’t get them after trying, that means you need to let go. Don’t waste your time any longer, trying to figure things out.

Happy Saturday people. Do have a very lovely day.

Love Always… M.

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Friday Motivation: What your emotions are trying to tell you

No doubt, we’re to dwell on the good/positive emotions and trash the bad/negative ones… but have you ever considered that probably they are trying to pass a message or signals which will be essential for your success?

Friday Motivation: What your emotions are trying to tell you

Yup! Our negative emotions have a message too and these are what they sound like too:

Bitterness shows you where you need to heal, where you are still holding judgements on yourself and others.

Resentment shows you’re still living in the past and not allowing the present to be as it is.

Discomfort shows you need to pay attention right now to what is happening because you’re being given the opportunity to change, to do something different that you typically do.

Anger shows you what you’re passionate about, where your boundaries are and what you believe needs to change about the world.

Disappointment shows that you tried for something and you did not give in to apathy, that you still care.

Guilt shows you you’re still living life in other people expectations of what you should do.

Shame shows you you’re internalizing other people’s belief about how you should be (or who you are) and that you need to reconnect with yourself.

Anxiety shows you that you need to wake up right now and you need to be present, that you’re stuck in the past and living in fear of the future.

Sadness shows you the depth of your feeling, the depth of your care for others and this world.

Before you wave off that negative emotion, think about it, analyze it. It’s probably trying to point you in the right direction, because you can only move on to the next level when you’ve completely healed.

You’ve got this, everything is in your hands, you only have to decide to make a change for the best.

Listen to your emotions today..

Have an amazing day and an even  more amazing weekend ahead.

Love Always… M.

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Woman who was born same year the Titanic ship sank, celebrates her 105th birthday in style (PHOTOS)

A woman identified as Leni Hall has celebrated her 105th birthday with the presence of her very large family including her great-great-great-grandchild.
Woman who was born same year the Titanic ship sank, celebrates her 105th birthday in style (PHOTOS)

According to ABCnews, Lena Hall of Louisville in Kentucky, turned 105 years old on October 9 and she was surrounded by her family, including her 1-year-old great-great-great-grandchild, Taliyah.

Taliyah’s mom, Hall’s great-great-granddaughter, Shuniquia Bell, said it’s really special for her daughter to have these memories with Hall.

Woman who was born same year the Titanic ship sank, celebrates her 105th birthday in style (PHOTOS)She is affectionately referred to as “Mama Lena,” and even at 105, and according to her great-granddaughter Symera Oliver Talbott “she’s bossy,”.

Woman who was born same year the Titanic ship sank, celebrates her 105th birthday in style (PHOTOS)

The great-great-great-grandmother’s secret to living a long, successful life?

Stay out of the bed! The bed will kill ya and her advice to younger generation..Go to school. Go to church. And, be nice whenever you can because sometimes you have to be mean.

Hall was born in 1912, the same year the Titanic sank. She’s lived through two world wars and her family said she has the stories to prove it.

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Woman who was born same year the Titanic ship sank, celebrates her 105th birthday in style (PHOTOS)

Woman who was born same year the Titanic ship sank, celebrates her 105th birthday in style (PHOTOS)

Woman who was born same year the Titanic ship sank, celebrates her 105th birthday in style (PHOTOS)

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Thursday Motivation: Learning as a path to success

As we go through life, it is necessary to take note of important life lessons because they help for better self-improvement.

Thursday Motivation: Learning as a path to success

We all learn things consciously or unconsciously daily but do we take them into cognizance?

Read this powerful piece, as written legendary poet and author, Maya Angelou:

I’ve learned that no matter what happens or how bad it seems today, life does goes on and it will be better tomorrow.

I’ve learned that you can tell alot from a person by the way he/she handles three things; a rainy day, a lost luggage and tangled christmas lights.

I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you will miss them when they’re gone from your life.

I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same as making a “life”.

I’ve learned that sometimes life gives you second chance.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands, you need to be able to throw something back.

I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I’ve learned that even even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.

I’ve learned that everyday you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug or just a friendly pat on the back.

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did but they will never forget how you made them feel.

Those were her life lessons.

Thursday Motivation: Learning as a path to success

What are yours? What have you learned so far? Are you putting it into practice for a better life experience?

Let this sink in for today as we aim to be the best not the first.

Have a most beautiful day!

Love Always… M.

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Wednesday Motivation: A taste of your own medicine

We’re familiar the statement – ‘a taste of one’s own medicine’. What does yours taste like?

Wednesday Motivation: A taste of your own medicine

In relating with people, we tend to (want to) pay them back in the same coin they handed to us but how about doing something different by not giving them a taste of their own medicine.

They already know what it tastes like. Give them a taste of your own medicine.

If they lied, let your medicine with honesty, if they played with your emotions, let your medicine be maturity. If they broke you, let your medicine heal. If the tn made you cry, let your medicine make them smile.

In everything negative you receive, turn it around and pay back with positives. Don’t drag yourself down to their low level, take it up a notch.

These remedies of yours may take weeks, even years to take effect but they work and they last!

Don’t let peoples’ behaviour/attitude change who you are. Don’t give them that power!

Be patient, stay true to yourself and remember that it is better for people to value you for who you are and not for who you pretend to be.

Who you are lasts a lifetime, who you pretend to be changes like the change of seasons.

Like Najwa Zebian, an author and educator would say, Don’t be afraid to be yourself even if it means removing yourself from the lives you want to be in. You are no doubt, worthy of being valued for who you are. So be who you are.

In everything you do, let kindness be your watchword because at the end of the day, that is what makes you really brave.

Let people see the difference in you. Be the reason they want to change for the better.

It’s a beautiful Wednesday, here’s wishing you an overall beautiful day with lots of love, accomplishments and a taste of your sweet sweet medicine.

Love Always… M.

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Health, Beauty and Lifestyle

‘Moaning during s3x is a crime’ – Ghanaian lawyer 

Controversial Ghanaian legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw, has insisted that incessant moaning during s3xual activity is a crime that should be punished.

'Moaning during s3x is a crime' - Ghanaian lawyer 

According to the

The legal practitioner disclosed this during an interview with Lexis Bill on Behind the Fame on Drive Time on Joy Fm where he noted that moaning infringes on the rights of others and must be stopped.

Why is it that you are having s3x and I cannot sleep? In a compound house, they are having s3x with you and everybody cannot sleep, you are infringing upon their rights to privacy and you are committing a crime and a wrong to them because you are committing what we call sexual nuisance. Everything that makes noise, everything that makes you uncomfortable is a nuisance. There are some girls when they are having s3x and you are passing on the streets, you will hear them moaning and screaming. The worst ones are the men, if you are a man and you are having s3x too and you are talking and moaning…can’t you control yourself? You should have self-control. When animals are having s3x do you hear them moaning like that?

Maurice Ampaw recounted an experience in Koforidua in the Eastern region where he could not get sleep because of the excessive noise being made by a couple having s3x at a hotel he was lodging at.

After I had finished with a hard day’s work at 7 o’clock I checked into my room and this guy and this girl came to town to chill…and they came to also rest…I was lying down before I could realize, [their] bed [was making noise] and then I woke up, I could not sleep and the girl was giving commentary.

The legal practitioner, who was clearly not amused by the experience, said the couple punished him because he was also in the mood and he didn’t have anybody to have s3x with.

If you are enjoying, enjoy but don’t come and infringe on [my rights]…We must put a stop to it.

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Meet 5-year old who started growing breasts at 2, menstruation at 4 and now menopause (PHOTOS)

It’s unimaginable to think what little Emily Dover has to go through.

Meet 5-year old who started growing breasts at 2, menstruation at 4 and now menopause (PHOTOS)

She developed breasts buds at the age of two, saw her period at age four and now, she is being forced to go through menopause along with the distressing, side effects that older women experience. 
Emily reportedly developed strong body odour and cystic acne – to her parents’ shock, and has also grown hair on her forehead, back and vagina.

Meet 5-year old who started growing breasts at 2, menstruation at 4 and now menopause (PHOTOS)

Her mum, Tam Dover, told Mirror Online her beautiful daughter is body conscious, aware that she is different to other children her age, but can’t understand why.
Recalling the moment Emily started menstruating, Tam, 41, said:
Because she has trouble toileting, she thought she had done a poo in her undies. We used panty liners and it didn’t last more than a day. She only had her period again the other day. She hasn’t even had a chance to be a little girl. She’s having to learn how to put panty liners on for menstruating.

When the youngster gets her period, she walks over to her devoted mum and dad, Matt, 40, and tells them that her “foo foo is bleeding”.

It’s difficult to explain to her what is happening. She knows she’s different, she knows she’s much bigger than other children.

Meet 5-year old who started growing breasts at 2, menstruation at 4 and now menopause (PHOTOS)

She added that she and her husband know that how they react is “how Emily will react” – so they make sure they respond to situations carefully.

I don’t want her to fear what is happening.

Emily, who weighs around seven stone, born perfect “in every way”, a happy baby and was also smaller than her older siblings had been at birth, is due to start a course of monthly injections of £1,105 per shot that kick start her body into a very premature menopause.

Meet 5-year old who started growing breasts at 2, menstruation at 4 and now menopause (PHOTOS)

Emily was diagnosed with Addison’s disease, an adrenal gland disorder, this summer, after years of tests.

But after just a week, things took a turn for the worse. She became unsettled, started crying out in pain and had difficulty sleeping, hence the menopause.

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Tuesday Motivation: The type of person you should be

Always be the best person you can be. Be impeccable at all times.

Tuesday Motivation: The type of person you should be

Be kind even when you’re tired.

Be understanding even when you’re angry.

Be friendly even when you’d rather keep to yourself.

Be loving even when you feel unappreciated.

Be hardworking especially when you feel like giving up.

Do more than you’re asked and never ask for anything in return. Don’t silently ask for anything either.

Listen when someone talks and really listen too, stop thinking of how you’ll reply.

Tell people that you love and appreciate them. Go out of your way to do things for people.

Be the greatest person you can ever be and when you mess up, make up for it as soon as you can.

Nevertheless, always remember to put yourself first.

Learn the art of compromise.

One thing you should never do? Never spend your time trying to prove to someone that you’re great. Do your part and if they don’t realise it, let them be.

We have little time on Earth, don’t waste yours trying to win someone over. Sooner or later, your actions will speak for itself.

Be unapologetically confident, even when you don’t feel like it and have to fake it. Worse case scenario, people won’t be able to tell the difference.

We are all a work in progress and one thing that distinguish a successful person from others is his/her ability to grow, improve and become better.

It’s so easy to behave as we like, heck, sometimes, it’s even less stressful but remember that you ain’t in the world alone.

You equally need others to grow so it’s only right to treat them with a sense of care and be smart at it too.

At the long run, it will all work in your favour. Just bear that in mind..Like DJ Khaled will say, don’t play yourself.

Wishing you the very best of today, have a great one. Cheers!

Love Always… M.

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Say hello to the new rave, false eyelashes that glow and respond to emotions (PHOTOS)

Want to turn your face into a rave party and be the focus of the night?

Say hello to the new rave, false lashes that glow, respond to emotions and cam be charged (PHOTOS)

Then you absolutely need this shining LED false eyelashes!
An eye-catching set of LED eyelashes have been launched. Known as “f.lashes”, the new LED eyelashes were invented by a Swedish man, Tien Pham and his friend Davey Taylor.

The LED lashes can react to your movements, changing patterns as you tilt your head, jump, twist, and dance.

It is also energy saving.

To power your LED lash to party for up to four hours, the falsies are connected to a battery pack clipped to the back of your head via super thin wires. According to F.Lashes, they are basically invisible unless someone is close enough to kiss you. Plus, you apply the false lashes just as you would your regular lashes-with lash glue. Once they’re on, you won’t even notice they are lit up.

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Say hello to the new rave, false lashes that glow and respond to emotions (PHOTOS)

Say hello to the new rave, false lashes that glow and respond to emotions (PHOTOS)

Say hello to the new rave, false lashes that glow and respond to emotions (PHOTOS)

Ladies, are you game for this new makeup rave?

Source: Levect selection.

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Monday Motivation: Seeking and dwelling in happiness always

The essence of happiness can never be overemphasized, especially in our world today where people are so angry, situations are so difficult and dreams are being squashed on a daily.

Monday Motivation: Seeking and dwelling in happiness always

One of the things that can sustain you and keep your head above the troubling waters is being happy.

Contrary to what most people think, happiness comes from within. You must open yourself to a whole new world to experience it, as well as let go of all the other negative feelings.

Happiness keeps you sane and equally focused.

What makes you happy? I can tell you what makes me happy.

I am happy when I have a good night’s sleep, when I eat fresh fruits, when I speak to family and friends, when I listen to music especially a new song, when I watch an interesting movie, when I finish a book that I thoroughly enjoy.

I am happy when I have food, water, friends I can rely on, electricity, working internet connection.

I love the fact that I’m healthy and can experience life to the fullest – that brings me alot of happiness.

When people are polite to me, complement and smile to me, that makes me really happy.

I am happy when I burst out laughing or when I see things that make me smile. I’m equally glad when I learn something new and meet some new friends. I am happy when I exercise.

You see people, there are so many simple things in life that can bring us alot of happiness, think about them more than all the bad things that can happen in this life.

I will be a liar if I told you I don’t succumb to pressure sometimes and become sad but that only happens because I don’t channel  my thoughts back to my source of happiness. However, that still doesn’t last because I discover I have a million things to be happy about, so why fret about one that went bad?!

Monday Motivation: Seeking and dwelling in happiness always

Identify what makes you happy today and completely focus all your energy on them.

Let the good overpower the evil and radiates outwardly

Don’t give way for sadness to happen, you have every reason to be grateful and happy in the world.

Today is the beginning of a fresh week so it’s right you start with a better equipped mindset.

Find happiness in every single situation you find yourself in, be sure proud carrier of it and believe me, your life will never remain the same. (you can refer back to this post about the 5 steps to attain pure happiness.)

Have a fabulous day and a productive week ahead.

Love Always… M.

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Three friends who were pregnant at the same time share cute photos with their babies

One of them shared the before and after photos on her Instagram page and they are so beautiful.

Although her baby is clocking three months while her friends’ kids are going to four months.

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Three friends who were pregnant at the same time share cute photos with their babies

Three friends who were pregnant at the same time share cute photos with their babies

Three friends who were pregnant at the same time share cute photos with their babies

Three friends who were pregnant at the same time share cute photos with their babies

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