The Mother of All Advice – Positivity Article

Raise your hand if you’re a parent…yes, this blog is for YOU! As a parent, you are supposed to have all the answers…like where Santa lives, where babies come from, and why exactly the moon is called the moon. But for situations where you have no clue what you’re doing, all you have to do is ask Lauren Zander and Marnie Nir. They went live on Facebook and Instagram to answer some of your parenting questions. Keep reading to learn…

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“I realized this year that maybe I’m not as great at listening as I thought.” – Meditation Article

“I don’t care if I’m scared of a plastic bag. If it bothers me, you should respect that no matter how silly it seems.” A friend of mine used that as an example when trying to get his boyfriend to understand his anxious thoughts and the importance of being supportive even if it didn’t make sense to him. (What goes on in our minds can seem completely ridiculous to others, but that doesn’t make it wrong). That example has stuck with…

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Inside the Kshs 1. 4 Billion Millionaires Casino in Nairobi {Picture gallery} – Lifestyle Article

Grand. Lavish. Swanky. Deluxe and Sophisticated. That is what one gets when they step inside the new Millionaires Casino, located at Two Rivers shopping mall, Nairobi. The Casino which prides itself in bringing the Las Vegas feel not only to Kenya but East and Central Africa, portrays the “Millionaires” theme through the elegance of black and gold, rich wood interiors, sophisticated furniture and bold chandeliers creating an ambiance that is truly fit for a millionaire. It is grand; like…

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New study shows meditation might have longer-lasting effects than vacation – Meditation Article

Everyone wants a vacation — sometimes from work, sometimes from our families, sometimes just from life. Stress happens to everyone, and imagining a place we can go where stress doesn’t follow does sound magical, but it’s a once-a-year luxury for some, and a fantasy for many others. But is there a way to reap some of the benefits of the beach without the sand and sun? Maybe. If you (like most of us) can’t book six days at a retreat…

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The Importance of Words – Positively Positive Positively Positive – Positivity Article

As a parent, how important do you believe it is to be aware of the choice of words that you use with your child in each and every moment? I remember one day I was caring for two children and we were driving somewhere. I saw a deer and mindlessly said “girls, quick, look out “Jane’s” window, there is a deer!” I never gave that choice of words another thought, until some weeks later I was with those same two…

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If You Can Change Your Mind, You Can Change Anything – Positivity Article

Adopting habits with a positive return is one of the most effective self-improvement strategies. That’s why so much advice revolves around changing one’s mind and habits. However, there’s a downside that gets ignored by every habits-expert. The 17th century English poet, John Dryden said it best: “We first make our habits, then our habits make us.”  The beauty of this quote is the duality it expresses. You can read that quote and find confirmation that habits are good for you.…

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If how we react is up to us, how can we choose better reactions? – Meditation Article

The day after I finished a tech-free mindfulness retreat in the mountains, I was feeling grounded and in great spirits. On the train home, I began scrolling through new emails and notifications to see what I missed. One Facebook notification caught my eye, so I clicked on it. Within moments of scrolling through posts, familiar feelings of tightness in my chest and anxiety started to flood in. Frequent social media use may have seemingly innocuous consequences like the fear of…

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Time Sucks & Time Stealers: 3 Ways to Stop Wasting Your Time so You Have More Space for What’s Needed – Positivity Article

I would love more time! I wish I had more time! Oh, if I only had more time. I feel like I don’t have enough time to do it all. Most of us feel the pressure of not enough time a lot.  Our society thrives on time pressure, although you and I do not. While there are lots of ways timelines and deadlines get imposed on us that we don’t have control over. There are many ways that you are…

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Have Faith That You’re Enough for This – Positivity Article

Have you heard the call to parts unknown? And have you dared to answer? The call will lead you to strange lands beyond imagination. The landscape will grow more unfamiliar the further you travel, and you may wonder if you’ve lost your way. Remember then how unimaginable where you stand once was. Only yesterday, today was unknown too. Look to the steps you took to get here and smile, knowing that so many discoveries wait for you in the uncertainty…

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You Can Call Me Georgia – Positivity Article

Something magical happens when you stop caring about what others think of you. You start to taste a level of freedom that questions all of your past decisions. It changes your interactions with people. Your conversations with your boss. Your friends. The whole ecosystem around you. The other day, I met someone ‘important.’  Semi famous. He was so used to people being excited around him. Half way through my conversation I noticed that he was nervous. And I noticed something about…

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4 Kenyan Cookbooks that will Spice Up Your Kitchen – Lifestyle Article

YouTube, Google and Pinterest are great for recipe inspiration but nothing can replace a good old cookbook. There’s something about a collection of recipes and dishes with gorgeous photos that you can hold on to like a magazine. If you are new to the kitchen and you want to figure out how to start making your own meals or maybe you want to advance your culinary skills then we recommend you get a cookbook. In no particular order, we…

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Headspace for Kids — the calming effect – Meditation Article

Learning to meditate at an early age sets kids up for life. It’s not just about kids learning to be calm and relaxed; it’s about learning the qualities of compassion, creativity, and kindness. It’s about understanding that thoughts and emotions don’t have to rule our minds. It’s about giving kids the opportunity to grow up being comfortable with who they are. Headspace users around the world have shared just how much meditation helps kids at bedtime, how much it calms them down, and…

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“Knowledge Is Not Understanding” — the Case of the Backwards Bicycle – Positivity Article

I loved this video from Smarter Every Day, where host Destin Sandlin learns to ride a bicycle that has been custom welded to reverse the handlebars. It sounds easy—all you have to do is think left when you normally think right, and vice versa. Can’t be too hard, right? But it is hard… very hard.   After he learns to ride the reverse bicycle, he then has another big problem: how to switch back to an ordinary bicycle. Turns out that’s really tough, too! Lesson: “Once…

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Joy Boost – Stop Starving Your Soul – Positivity Article

You know your lungs need oxygen to breathe. You know your heart needs love to feel safe and supported. You know your body needs water to survive. But did you know that your soul needs joy to thrive? And that more than likely due to the pressures of your life, your soul is hungering deeply for the joy it’s being starved from. And this is affecting your health, your feelings of happiness, and even your real wealth. This is not coachy…

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Exploring relationships: a Headspace meditation collection – Meditation Article

Relationships are the bedrock of life. Nourishing. Fulfilling. Enjoyable. Engaging. Supportive. Of course, they can be challenging, too. All manner of complications, conflict, and resentment can be caused by miscommunication, misunderstandings, disagreements, and dysfunctional patterns, not to mention the pressures of everyday life. It’s not hard to see why. Two people coming together is a meeting of minds — different people, different ways of thinking, and different sets of values, beliefs, and ideas rooted in very different childhoods and life…

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What a Consciously Created Life Really Is (And How to Have One)! – Positivity Article

Do you ever read my headlines and just think to yourself… “um, yeah… I’m so sure.” It’s okay if you do. I know a few have probably had an eyebrow raise reaction to something I’ve written. When I spend 99% of my time talking about how living a dream life is possible, it’s bound to be met with some side-eye from time to time.  Maybe you’d think I’m not accustomed to people not believing me. Well… #newsflash, you’d be wrong.…

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The Ultimate Tile Grout Refresh with Grout Stain – Lifestyle Article

Learn the keys to changing your grout colors with the simplest grout stain product that might just change your life! We created the ultimate grout refresh- taking our dark, dirty beige grout to a fresh new white grout color with very little time or money.  An Inexpensive Grout RefreshIf you’re anything like me when it comes to redecorating or remodeling a space, things can seem to move at a painfully slow pace. I struggle with making decisions, I question myself, I…

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Why We Cling to ‘Familiar Discomfort’… and How to Let Go – Positivity Article

Have you heard this story? It’s a long way around to get to the point of this week’s video, but here we go! As a child, because I felt I did not have a voice at home or receive the attention I craved, I cultivated a Winning Formula based on being funny. I realized early on that people respond to humor, and that if I injected comedy into a given moment, I would receive the attention I felt I would…

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meditations to ease financial stress – Meditation Article

In this month’s Headspace featured collection, Money on the Mind, we’re highlighting recommended meditations and exercises to help you better cope with financial stress and have a healthier relationship with money. At one time or another, most of us will have felt stressed about money, whether it’s struggling to make ends meet, feeling burdened by debt, fretting about family expenses, or worrying whether there’ll be enough left in the pot to retire. The stress could also be from making a…

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What Is Metamorphosis If Not This? – Positivity Article

Awake, fresh eyes crack. It hurts for just a second as dawn’s light washes me. After a long, walking sleep, I’m relieved to see the sun again. “Felt like night forever,” I say to her with a bittersweet mix of thanks and regret. “Thank you for waking me.” The monsters lurking in my room transform before me. They were but a coat flung carelessly over a chair. A house plant. A stack of magazines. It all seemed so real. Yesterday’s…

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This Is What 28 Million Shillings Will Get You At Le’Mac – Lifestyle Article

Inspired by Dubai style living, Le’Mac is a mixed development located in Nairobi’s Westlands district with office spaces from the 1st to 6th floor and luxurious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments from the 8th to 22nd floor. Le’Mac is popularly known for its sky walk located on the 24th floor of the tower that offers heart-dropping view of cars driving 102 metres below your feet and people walking on the street while you float over the city. The…

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If You Are Willing to Look Deeper into Your Shadow Side and Judgments, Read on… – Positivity Article

I just returned from a comtemplative, educational, mystical, mediatative, group spiritual experience. It was lovely. I learned so much about myself. I like to dig deeper into what I like, what I do not like and I have made it a practice to learn about myself through other people. The way that I live my life is that the people that drive me nuts are my greatest teachers. They are what I call an “opportunity” for me to feel more inner…

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The Things We Keep – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

Photo Courtesy of Carolina Rodríguez for The Everygirl Summer, it seems, is making me nostalgic. The season of possibility, spontaneity, and play has me spending my days more leisurely, more relaxed, more aware and connected. The season of travel, gatherings, and being social leaves me inspired and longing for more—more adventure, more fun, more purpose. This healthy tension of a relaxed pace and spur of the moment plans is increasing the spontaneity and joy I crave in life, in space,…

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How to make the most of your summer with just a few meditations – Meditation Article

It’s summertime, and the living is meant to be easy. For some, it’s about sun-kissed vacations filled with fun adventures. For others, it might simply involve taking time off at home. Wherever you are, it’s time to kick back, relax, recharge, and feel a little bit lighter. Sunnier skies. Sunnier minds. We at Headspace understand more than most that regardless of the weather and location, the mind has a lot of carry-on luggage — baggage that’s not so easy to…

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7 Truths about Our Emotional Needs – Positivity Article

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How mindfulness can help you accomplish your goals – Meditation Article

When we’re striving to excel at something, how we show up is everything. You could be an employee looking to nail a key presentation. Or running onto the field for a must-win match. Or debuting a piece of work as an artist. Whatever our pursuit of excellence, we each need to show up mentally, not just physically. That’s why this month’s featured collection of exercises has one overarching theme: being at the top of your game in your chosen field.…

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6 Signs the Universe Is Telling You You’re on the Wrong Path – Positivity Article

<!– Tweet — Everyone has a unique purpose in life, and finding and following that purpose is the key to creating a happy, abundant, meaningful and fulfilling life for yourself. Sometimes, though, for one reason or another, you may unconsciously drift away from your staying true to your purpose, or you may think you are on the right path when really you’re heading in the opposite direction of where you intended to go. The good news is, the universe wants…

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