4 Ways to Get Your Energy Back Now…or Learn the Hard Way like I Did – Positivity Article

I had to learn energy management. Why? Because for years I didn’t manage it. I learned the HARD way: I got sick from burnout & adrenal fatigue. Lost my vitality & playfulness, emotionally exhausted. Felt like a failure even though I worked HARD. For a few years it felt like I’d really gotten on the wrong damn bus! What I had to do was learn & TRAIN how to figure it out, take responsibility, and sustain myself while enjoying my life, not just sleepwalk through it. I…

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Coronavirus – Care, Compassion and Community – Positivity Article

Remember Brexit? Ah, those were the days, hey? Coronavirus A few months ago we hadn’t even heard of Coronavirus. Now, seemingly overnight, life as we know it has been blown apart by it. Nobody could have predicted what the first few months of this year would bring, and nobody can predict what the next few months will bring. In times of uncertainty it’s natural to feel worried and anxious. We face huge challenges, physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and financially. Challenges…

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Take Care of Your Mental and Emotional Wellbeing during Isolation or Quarantine – Positivity Article

Coronavirus fear –  How do you manage it? And how can you take care of your mental and emotional wellbeing if you are in isolation or quarantine or have COVID-19? You may be worried about coronavirus or not (yet). You might be affected by it or not (yet). I say ‘yet’, because the story of the coronavirus seems to change and expand on a daily basis. And so may be the way we feel about it, and the way in which…

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How can I find happiness if life won’t let me? – Meditation Article

Hi Andy — I just wondered where all this “happiness and kindness” is supposed to come from? What if we don’t feel particularly happy or kind? Work, life pressures, and other people don’t always make it easy for one to be happy. It’s also not easy to understand that, like the blue sky, happiness is always there. Is it? Easy to say, but not always to believe. ………………………………………. When we are not experiencing strong feelings of happiness or kindness it is…

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How to Stop Taking Life so Seriously …And Become Happier in Life – Positivity Article

The world we live in pushes us to be productive and serious. All the time. Living in Berlin offers the best of both worlds. Some people pursue career development or carry on studying, others pursue creative passions doing what they can, as to not conform to societal standards but to make their dreams come true. I love the mix — it makes life better. But I also see how serious people are. Smiling is a rarity. It’s so sad to see people…

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Exclusive; Inside Industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi’s lavish Vipingo Ridge Villa – Lifestyle Article

Quintessential Kenyan Billionaire Dr. Chris Kirubi (CK) is a man who loves the finer things in life. He is a man not afraid to splash a little loose change on cars, jets, jewelry, mansions or on clothes, just to mention but a few, undoubtedly a touch of panache in all his purchases. I was recently in Vipingo Ridge, Kilifi County for a couple of weeks (a place of splendor that is set on 2,500 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens…

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What Lies Beyond These Walls – Positivity Article

There are walls upon walls upon walls in me, and I’ll admit it, I built them myself. I laid them down, brick by brick with my own two hands. I used to see only brokenness in these walls, but not now. They speak of pain, yes, but also of hope. Even in my darkest hours, I must have seen something in me worth protecting. I built these walls to save myself. Every brick in every wall contains a memory. A…

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10 Years a Drug Addict – Positivity Article

In 2010 I became a full-blown drug addict. I had gotten divorced a few years earlier. I’d been broke at least three times by 2010. I had lost two homes by then. I had failed at many businesses. Many times I had considered suicide or, at the very least, had no idea how I was going to afford the expenses of raising children. When they were three years old, five, eight, 10. And 2010 looked like it was going to…

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How to Make Sure You Actually Follow through with Your Goals – Positivity Article

In the past, I’ve talked about the power of persistence and what it takes to follow through on your goals. If you have the willpower and drive to pursue your goals NO MATTER WHAT, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. I’d like to take that one step further by teaching you how to develop the kind of relentless persistence — so you’re able to follow through on any goal you desire. The good news about willpower is, it’s not some…

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Let It All Drop – Positively Positive Positively Positive – Positivity Article

Once, I was a falcon, or at least I tried to be. Fast and focused, I was quick to act, quick to think, never a moment wasted. I wanted to fly the farthest and be the most ruthless. I carried with me always a sense of urgency, as if to say, “Look how much I care.” I thought the hard and hurried in me was my strength. I didn’t want anyone to know how soft I really was. Or how…

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Top 10 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block – Positivity Article

I haven’t written in 24 hours. I feel sick now. Like my brain is empty. Like maybe my brain has decided it will never write again. Like maybe I’m a failure now. All I’ve wanted to do for the past 30 years is write every day and now it’s finished. I can’t even feed my kids until I write. I’ve written every day for the past 20 years. I’ve written 22 books and thousands of articles. I’m always afraid the…

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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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