• mind
    Mind,  Wellness

    You cannot take my mind hostage

    My mind is mine …………. you cannot take it hostage! One of the things I am very grateful to God for is that He created each and everyone of us with a mind of our own and he gave us full control over it. The mind is a very powerful thing, it is our will, our thoughts, our thinking and our ability to reason and to understand. I like that you cannot read someone else’s mind and know their thoughts… past or present.The closest you can come to reading somebody’s mind is by taking clues from him / her in terms of their body language or  spoken words in order…

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    Wellness

    Wellness

    What is wellness? According to the World Health Organisation, wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. The National Wellness Institute  defines it as a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential, and that wellness is multidimensional and holistic, encompassing lifestyle, mental and spiritual well-being, and the environment as well as being positive and affirming. Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life,is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth and something we should all strive to achieve. At…

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    Biba

    Encouraging quotes

    Hold off on the encouraging quotes and words Hi friends, my previous post about showing up and being present, was inspired by a short piece I wrote a few years back when I was feeling down and not wanting to hear any encouraging quotes or words.  So here it is…….. You say that its darkest at dawn but how long does dawn last for it feels like my dawn has lasted forever You say joy comes in the morning But when will my morning break It feels like it has been night all along How many actual mornings must I wake up to before it really feels like morning You…

  • Show up, be present
    Wellness

    Show up, be present

    Show up, be present for a friend in their time of need Have you had times when you are grieving or going through a tough time but you do not want to hear any of those clever encouraging quotes or wise words of encouragement? Sometimes you just need someone to be there with you…. as in show up, be present. Sometimes the way to support and encourage someone is to just be there, you do not need to offer any advice or fix the problem or do anything in particular.  Sometimes all the person needs for you to do as a friend or loved one is sit there in the…

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    Challenge,  Gratitude Challenge

    Simple life pleasures – gratitude challenge day 9

    Hey…………………. its been a while but I am here now Sometimes we do not realize or appreciate what we’ve got until its gone, often we do take things for granted and only realise how much we enjoyed or felt happy doing or experiencing certain things after it’s lost. So today, I would like us to take note of the simple everyday pleasures of life and appreciate them.  Most of these things are free – making the saying that “the best things in life are free ” very valid. As you think about the simple pleasures that bring you joy, I  will in the meantime share with you the simple things that…

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    Challenge,  Gratitude Challenge

    The Gratitude challenge day 8 – I am grateful for my friends

    The Gratitude Challenge Day 8 , grateful for friends and the gift of friendship. “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”― William Shakespeare On to day 8 of the gratitude challenge,  we are to send thank you notes to five people who deserve a little recognition. Well, let me say that I did not literally take on this challenge as suggested but rather chose to appreciate my friends without being very specific mainly because it is something I prefer to do and have done in person privately without having to share…

  • Gratitude challenge day 7
    Challenge,  Gratitude Challenge

    Gratitude challenge day 7

    Gratitude challenge day 7 – I am grateful for my real life angel. I have made it to day 7 yay!! But before I get to the challenge, let me wish all the people in Uganda a very happy Janani Luwum Day, February 16th is the day we celebrate and commemorate the life of this very remarkable man. Archbishop Janani Luwum was as the archbishop of the Church of Uganda from 1974 to 1977 and one of the most influential leaders of the modern church in Africa. He was arrested in February 1977 and died shortly after. Although the official account describes a car crash, it is generally accepted that…