Friday, May 17, 2013

Know Your Worth

Treating others with kindness, care and without judgement is a reflection of how you treat yourself.
Its this simple: You can't give what you don't have

Its easy to pick out the wrong in others whilst ignoring our own flaws and shortcomings. This is not to say you shouldn't chastise but its more fulfilling and life changing for both parties when chastisement is done with love.

When someone wrongs you, remember that their actions doesn't make them less worthy of your love. 

When you show them that they are worthy of your forgiveness and love, then you are positioning yourself to be worthy of another's love and forgiveness when need be.

 It will also help you reveal the Light in others people's  lives.

By Oma Nnabuihe

Defeat Is A State Of Mind

Does a leaf, when it falls from the tree in winter, feel defeated by the cold?
The tree says to the leaf:
‘That’s the cycle of life. You may think you’re going to die, but you live on in me. It’s thanks to you that I’m alive, because I can breathe. It’s also thanks to you that I have felt loved, because I was able to give shade to the weary traveler. Your sap is in my sap, we are one thing.’
Does a man who spent years preparing to climb the highest mountain in the world feel defeated on reaching that mountain and discovering that nature has cloaked the summit in storm clouds?
The man says to the mountain: ‘You don’t want me this time, but the weather will change and, one day, I will make it to the top. Meanwhile, you’ll still be here waiting for me.’
Does a young man, rejected by his first love, declare that love does not exist?
The young man says to himself: ‘I’ll find someone better able to understand what I feel. And then I will be happy for the rest of my days.’
Losing a battle or losing everything we thought we possessed will bring us moments of sadness, but when those moments pass, we will discover the hidden strength that exists in each of us, a strength that will surprise us and increase our self-respect.
Wait patiently for the right moment to act.
Do not let the next opportunity slip.
Take pride in your scars.
Scars are medals branded on the flesh, and your enemies will be frightened by them because they are proof of your long experience of battle. Often this will lead them to seek dialogue and avoid conflict.
Scars speak more loudly than the sword that caused them.
taken from MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA By Paulo Coelho

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Let Go Of Your Garbage

A good indication that you’re on the right path is when you start to see more of your garbage.

You start noticing the ego at play and how you allow it to take hold of you and in your interactions with others. 

You start noticing your bad habits, unkind attitude and not-so- pleasant character at play

Seeing our garbage is never easy, but it’s what we do once we see it that makes all the difference. 

Getting down, depressed or sad won’t help us to change it, so that’s a waste of time. 

On the other hand, we could feel grateful for having the clarity to see what it is we need to change so our lives can improve. 

Imagine if we could make the shift so that seeing our garbage becomes an awesome part of the process! 

If we can’t see our garbage, we can't make the improvements that will make us become better people and move closer to a place of light and peace

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

6 Friends Every Woman MUST Have

Some pals serve as excellent sounding boards for sage advice. Others just wanna have fun. Still others are your right arm or your been-there, done-that point of reference. 

Why is it good to have an arsenal of different friend types in the little black book of your life? “Because no single friend can meet all your needs,” says Marla Paul, author of The Friendship Crisis: Finding, Making and Keeping Friends When You're Not a Kid Anymore

Here, six friends you’d be lucky to have.

1. The Cheerleader
Who she is: Whether she’s an old pal or someone you just met, her hallmark is her glass-half-full outlook.

Why you need her: Who couldn't stand a little rah-rah from time to time? “This kind of friend is like a sunny spring day,” says Paul. “You feel lighter and happier being with her.” Not only can she bolster your mood, she’s also the one to nudge you toward something you want to try—applying for a new job, getting a new hairdo—that you might otherwise fear.

2. The Advice-Giver
Who she is: A colleague, a mentor, your mother—or just the smartest, most even-keeled person you've ever met—who’s the best advice-giver you know.

Why you need her: “She’s the wise one,” says Megan McMorris, editor of the essay collection P.S.: What I Didn't Say. “Nothing shocks or surprises her, and no matter what you come to her with, she won’t judge you.” Instead, she’ll be there for you—after the breakup, when you’re shopping for a new home—with steady, smart counsel.

3. The Oldest/Childhood Friend
Who she is: The one who’s known you since junior-high sleepovers, if not since you were both in diapers.

Why you need her: Quite simply, because she gets you. “You don’t have to explain yourself to your oldest friends,” says McMorris. She knows where and how you grew up, knows your parents and siblings, and gets the references to schoolteachers or hometown hangouts. Plus she tolerates your, shall we say, quirks, such as your frequent lateness or your sarcastic humor.

Choose Happiness

Have you ever noticed how happiness is often fleeting? 

No matter how elated you become, eventually your mind finds things to worry about. Sometimes we even create problems where there really are none. 

One of the most self-destructive tendencies we have as humans is not allowing ourselves to be happy. This is because there is another voice in our head, the adversarial force that rushes in the moment we achieve any sense of true joy, and whispers in our thoughts all the reasons why we need to be afraid, upset, or stressed. 

Our job is to consciously choose a sense of inner peace over that voice of negativity. A life of happiness lies in your own hands, and more importantly in your own mind. It’s just waiting for you to choose it.

Enjoy this old song by Bobby Mcferrin "Don't worry, Be happy" it gets me everytime....
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Friday, May 10, 2013

Creating Positive Habits

Greatness is born of creating positive habits.
We as humans are creatures of habit and we become what we repeatedly do.

By switching our old , destructive habits for more productive ones, we receive more energy to create even greater change.

The Beautiful Thing about choosing positive habits is that it only takes one to get the whole thing started.

If you would create one positive habit today, what would i be?

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Song Of The Week

Are you exhausted physically or emotionally from the week.
Has work stress or issues made you just want to switch off your phone and sleep through the weekend.
Well here is a Song by Gospel Artists Jamie Grace and Toby Mac to help rejuvenate you and kick-start your weekend the right way.
You'd have this song on REPLAY after the first listen.

Thank God Its Friday.....TGIF By Oma Nnabuihe

Tricks That Help You Eat Less Food and Lose More Weight

Do you always find yourselves falling into the trap of eating more food than you planned to?
Well,  here are some tips to help you eat less, reduce weight gain and speed up weight loss

Eat breakfast 

I understand that a lot of people including myself generally do not feel hungry in the morning but the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is for good reason..

Studies show that people who eat breakfast have a lower BMI (body mass index) and consume fewer total calories each day than people who skip breakfast altogether.Eating breakfast allows you to feel less hungry throughout the day. Start Small

Enjoy every bite. 

Do you take time to smell flowers? 
How about taking time to enjoy every meal and snack you eat? 
Focusing on every bite can help you practice mindful eating, which has been shown to cut down on calorie intake. 
Slowing down between bites allows you to recognize your feelings of hunger and satiety so you have a chance to realize when you’ve had enough—then stop before you clean your plate and later regret it.

 Eating at a relaxed pace also means you'll chew your food more thoroughly, thus experiencing fewer digestive issues and less intestinal upset. This may take some practice.

Use smaller plates, cups and bowls.

Research has shown that when people use large bowls, plates and serving utensils, they serve themselves more and consume more food.

Eat from smaller salad plates and small bowls for daily use. Without even realizing it, you'll serve and eat less.
If your dinnerware is over-sized, it might be time for new dishes that won't dwarf your properly portioned meal

Thursday, May 9, 2013

5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Mangoes

Its Mango season in Nigeria so what better time to share the nutritional secrets of this juicy fruit

  1. It contains fiber which helps improves digestion and enzymes which relieve Indigestion 
  2. Mango has a reasonable amount of Vitamin C to help boost your immunity and fight diseases
  3. It is said to have an Aphrodisiac effect because it contains Vitamin E which helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive. 
  4. Mangoes are generally known to be high in Iron and Calcium content. This helps build your blood levels and strengthen your bones.
  5. Mangoes contain Antioxidants that fight Free radicals that cause Cancer and Heart Disease. 

So, go ahead and indulge in this yummy fruit that not only  tastes great but is excellent for your health

By Oma Nnabuihe

Aim Your Arrow

Days are like arrows in the hands of an archer.
Once they are let go, they can't be taken back.
The truth depresses many people who feel they have wasted their younger years.
Take heart- the game is not over! When there is life, there is hope.
Take advantage of today's arrow before it is shot(it passes by)
The part of your life still lies ahead of you as long as you avoid the distractions of past mistakes and focus on making an effort to AIM better at your life goals and dreams everyday.

Stay Blessed
By Oma Nnabuihe

excerpts from DKTU