Category: Self-Improvement

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M&Ms come in a variety of colors

M&M’s are melt-resistant, ready to eat chocolate candies  that were created during the Second World War to be included in soldier’s rations, they took off in popularity, and when they came home from war, they wanted their M&M’s! Thanks to Mars & Murrie and the market demand that was created by veterans, M&M’s ended up being the #1 candy in the United States in … Read More M&Ms come in a variety of colors

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When Others Judge, It’s Really About How You Judge Yourself

Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO is one of the most influential entrepreneurs of the world. He says people who get criticized are the one who make ‘waves’. If you are not getting criticized, it means you are not doing enough to make waves and influencing people. Never get worried about the criticism, and let others talk behind your back as it ultimately shows you are … Read More When Others Judge, It’s Really About How You Judge Yourself

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Depression: God Is Not Silent When We Suffer

In High School I struggled with anxiety and depression for  a number of years. One of my biggest obstacles to managing the illness was simply accepting the fact that I could not conquer, squelch or obliterate it. To make it go away forever. That was always my foremost desire. The one this that helped me during years was my journey to deepen my relationship … Read More Depression: God Is Not Silent When We Suffer

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Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere

  “Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” — Erma Bombeck Erma Bombeck, one of my favorite authors, wrote “I’ve al-ways worried a lot, and frankly I’m good at it. I worry about introducing a group of people and going blank when I get to my mother. I worry about a shortage of ball … Read More Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere

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Let’s take a walk in the woods

Let’s take a walk in the woods. With no specific destination in mind, we will wander, observe and immerse ourselves in nature. Allow our senses to guide us. When was the last time you walked into the woods with no plans? No final destination? Without a species to ID, hill to climb, or lookout to conquer? What is forest bathing? Forest bathing does not … Read More Let’s take a walk in the woods

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Josh Groban, “River,” is about overcoming depression and stepping back into the light

Josh Groban has released the new video for his song “River,” about overcoming the dark times and stepping back into the light. The shadowy clip features close-ups of Josh singing the emotional song, along with a narrative of a man who feels alone but in the end is able to find support in other people.Many people suffer from these grueling and life-altering conditions, and … Read More Josh Groban, “River,” is about overcoming depression and stepping back into the light

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Moving Forward, learning from the wildebees

I have visited Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya several times and every time I leave the park I always want to go back. One thing that brings me here is the famous migration of wildebeest. Every year, approximately 1.5 million of these beauteous animals and their closest friends trek almost 800 kilometres through plains of Kenya and Tanzania. And they must do this … Read More Moving Forward, learning from the wildebees

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Do you Believe you can do what God said you can do?

I am an optimist, who believe that something good will happen to me. May be my faith in God has something to do with my optimism. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There have been many dark moments when my faith in humanity was tested, but I would not and could not give myself … Read More Do you Believe you can do what God said you can do?

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Why do mother giraffes kick their babies? A lesson for us all.

While visiting Nairobi Giraffe Center I learnt some great stories about Giraffes,I want to share of the stories in the following blog. BABY giraffes learn a very important lesson about life when they are born. A lesson that all of us would do well to remember. The birth of a baby giraffe is quite an earth-shaking event.  The baby falls from its mother’s womb, some eight … Read More Why do mother giraffes kick their babies? A lesson for us all.

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Let it grow

I believe that every human being was born for a special reason; we are not here just to survive but we’re all born with the natural inclination to thrive, but somewhere along our path, we lose it and start to survive.  I believe we’re a product of our choices; thus, I know we can change journeys from survival to thriving journeys. We can begin … Read More Let it grow

God is limitless in his love and power

God is infinite. God is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-capable. There are no limits restricting God. Yet despite this, to their own harm His followers tend to minimize God’s unlimited power by erroneous thinking. We will look at some promises of God’s word that will dispel that anti-biblical thinking and open you up to receiving the unlimited, immeasurable blessings of God. God is limitless in his … Read More God is limitless in his love and power

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What’s your reason for getting up in the morning?

As the old proverb says, “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”People who live a life of purpose wake up each morning eager to face the new day. They pursue their dreams with fervor, put their heart into everything they do, and feel that they’re personally making a difference. As James Dean, the actor, once said, “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live … Read More What’s your reason for getting up in the morning?