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3 Steps to accepting a compliment

Compliments are something we all crave but at the same time its something a lot of us don’t know how to accept. A lot of us feel uncomfortable when receiving one. We feel like we might not deserve it, or the compliment is out of pity, or we are just being lied to. We are basically trying to be our biggest hater and that can be very dangerous. Not knowing how to take a compliment can make you seem arrogant or cocky. It can also have the opposite effect. You can seem not so confident in your work or be assumed to have low self-esteem. To avoid all these assumptions it's best we learn this life skill. Yes! Accepting a compliment is a life skill. And here are the three steps to learning this very important life skill.#1 Say thank you:It’s very easy. It's literally two words and you can never go wrong with them. Add a sincere smile to it and you have yourself a humble, respectable human being. It's always important that we show gratitude because lack thereof can be offensive to…
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8 Types of Siblings and their compatability

Siblings, they're either a blessing or a curse. You can love them and hate them all at the same time. Just cause you are blood doesn't mean you are always going to get along. Sibling relationships don't really work like that. Compatability isn't always guaranteed, your sibling might not be the one to lie for you or be willing to take the fall for you blindly. This is why to determine sibling compatibility, we need to base of the knowledge of the types of siblings. The types of siblings are numerous, however here are eight types of siblings we can all agree on.The snitch: This is pretty much self-explanatory. Always spilling other people's business. By other people I mean the siblings. Can never keep a secret and can't resist to report everything they hear to the parents. There is no age limit on this type of sibling.The ideal child: Also known as the good example. This is the sibling your parents always compare you to. The sibling they want you to be like. This…

8 Types of People you'll see at the Movies

Going to the movie theatres has always been an experience. Your excitement building, entering the vast theatre, grabbing yourself some hot popcorn and snacks and heading to your designated theatre. Once situated, your anticipation is growing, waiting to view the plot of the movie through the immense screen, and the surround sound that makes you jump. However, as you get ready to enjoy the movie you notice the typical people around you in the theatre that “enhance” your experience. Let's take you through your a tour of the movie theatre.
1. The Strident Snackers In the process of enjoying a movie, there is constant loud chewing, gulping, or rustling sound. This is coming from the loud snacker in the row behind you who doesn’t know how to chew with their mouths closed or to keep the noise level to a MINIMUM. In fact, this is the person that orders the largest size of popcorn and leaves a trail. Honestly, we all have a little of the strident snackers in us. 
2. The Sleepy Slumber We al…

5 life lessons to take way from The Lion King

After a year of its release I finally decided to watch new live action lion king movie. I normally don't partake in watching remakes of the classics mostly because they almost always ruin it i.e every cartoon on cartoon Network. But I made an exception for this mostly because I never get sick of watching the lion king. I will say I don't regret it. One thing I do wanna know is I'm I the only one that kept on seeing Beyonce doing the voice over in the booth in their head🤔🙂?  Like anytime grown Nala spoke that was all I saw. Let us know in the comments. Anyways, I digress.  Anytime I embark on the journey of watching this classic I always learn something new. Here are five life lessons you should take away from the lion king.
The past is irrelevant : The past has already happened. Unless you have a time machine there is nothing you can do about it. What you can do is try and be better for the future. Your past can shape you however it shouldn't define you. You are in c…

I stand with picky eaters

I am a #foodie. Always have, always will. Till I die fam, till I die. Naturally, as a foodie, I felt it was my duty to defend the good food out there that were criticized or not shown enough affection to by picky eaters.  I believed picky eaters to be the Vilgax to our #foodie Ben Tennyson. I used to think picky eaters were just annoying, obnoxious, and not so open to change. I can't count the number of times I've said "Picky eaters are annoying" or gone on some "Picky eaters are the worst" rant. The sad part is most of my friends are picky eaters and going out to eat is a hassle. We never tried new restaurants because of the fear of being starved that night. I used to get so pissed cause I thought they were being selfish. My philosophy is if you are not deathly allergic to it, then it's edible. But now, after doing some research I realized that I was not being empathetic with my picky eater friends. How picky eaters are bornPicky eaters don’t just wake…

Places to keep your emotions from going *boom* in

Life is hard, it really is. If only there was a universal handbook for this. Everyone’s journey is different. Everyone’s hardship is different. Sometimes it's the complications in our lives that lead to hardships. This leads me to my next point: life is complicated and one of the factors that make our lives complicated is our relationships. 
Friends, family, significant others, and so on all have the power to either make your life a living hell or a lot more bearable. When they happen to be satan’s spawns and make your life a living hell you either let them know and check their ass or, for the nonconfrontational folks, do nothing and let it pile up. Now the problem with letting things pile up is that one day you will go BOOM! Whether you plan it or not. When your feelings explode, the least you can do is be mindful of the location. Here are three major places to avoid going boom. 
The bus: This is absolutely the worse place to ever let your emotions blow up. It doesn’t matter if it&…

All about dreams

Dreams are often described as reflections of what our mind wants us to do, dreams are a wish the heart desires. That is understood when having dreams of success, luxuries, or even dreams about a crush you might have… But what about those weird dreams of a giant milk carton invading earth or being a judge in the trial of a cartoon character. I know for sure those are not any wishes from the heart of most people. When recounting your dreams people proceed to ask you a couple questions such as; ‘did you watch a movie or read a book on the subject?’, ‘Did this topic come up in a conversation you might have had?’. Answers often differ to these questions and are often not helpful in giving helpful or meaningful answers. The real question here is: “Why do our minds have this ability to come up with concepts that seem so real, which we have no prior knowledge to, that may or may not have come from a real-life queue such as a conversation or movie?”. According to recent studies, dreams are oft…

Umm….. Excuse me, this doesn’t have a label

When out shopping, people tend to read the label on the back of the item they are looking to buy. The label will tell you every single detail about that item; when it was made, what it was made with, where it was made, etc. Reading that little piece of information helps you decide whether the item is useful to you or not. The purpose of a label is to simplify things that seem complex. For example; you have a can of tomatoes in your hands. The look of the can is foreign to your knowledge and when you start wondering how they got it in there, how they preserved it and so on. Just turn the item around and BAM! You got a label to answer all your questions. With the label coming in for the save here, it's convinced you it's not that terrible. And it's generally not terrible when applied to perishable items. However, when applying the idea to humans, let's just say, as eloquently as I can, shit is fucked up. Labels are extremely damaging to humans and I'm glad we as a so…

Social Media Users

The extensive use of social media has become a normal occurrence in our lives. Methods of communication that include writing, posting pictures, short videos, watch content creators, and many other ways that have changed conversations over the past couple of decades. Although many of us use many different social media apps, there is something to be said about the personality traits of each social media outlet and their users. Your favourite could even give insight into what type of person you are your strongest personality traits.
SnapchatThe Commitment-phobe: An avid Snapchat user appreciates that conversations could be sent through pictures or a video of a few seconds to have interesting conversations. Snapchat is a way to have content posted that deletes after 24hrs on the main story; this allows users to show aspects of their personality or day such as baking or singing in a car – which would be something you deem not important enough to go on other social media apps. Also, Snapchat…

Guide to planning the best trips!

Travelling to a foreign country for a vacation is equal parts terrifying and exciting. Often, many think of outfits to wear, pictures that they would like to take in front of tourist destinations, and food that they would love to try. However, when arriving to their destination there is often an overwhelming feeling in not understanding or being able to speak the native language(s), not grasping the culture or handling of the country, and the overwhelming need to visit all tourist destinations which seems impossible to accomplish in a limited amount of time. However, there is a method to the madness. There are two major sections to planning a trip. Before the trip and during the stay.Before Traveling As soon as you have booked the ticket it is now important to make sure that you understand some background on the country you will be visiting. There is no pressing need to buy a book as we are exposed to the greatest library on earth – the internet. Search for vlogs, blogs, other people’…

A letter to myself

Dear me, People are not looking for you, they are looking for what they find in you, and what benefits that you may bring to them. Although it sounds like a harsh concept, it is life. When looking at celebrities, the qualities you find commendable are either the qualities you carry yourself or the qualities that you aspire to carry. Even to the extent of looking at food, you are looking for what benefits might this food give me, or will I enjoy the taste. But have you asked yourself, what are the benefits that I will provide to myself? What qualities do I love in myself? What qualities that I see in my own future that I aspire to carry?While grappling with the tug of war between your thoughts, your parents’ thoughts, society’s thoughts, and the expectations that are rooted in your brain – you start making decisions. Bigger decisions such as what and if I should study or choosing to pursue a business idea that you have. As well as smaller decisions such as what you would like to eat or…

6 pet peeves that are completely relatable

It's safe to say we all have pet peeves. Pet peeves are like hair. Everyone has hair however, some have more than others.  I am part of that category.  I have a lot of pet peeves and some of them are considered by others to be  really dumb.  For example, I hate when people spell their names wrong (like with the wrong phonetics). I know, controlling, right? Like I shouldn’t care how you spell your name, it's your name. I also despise run-on sentences in texts. Please, learn to properly pace yourself. Don't send everything in one bulky, no punctuation paragraph  (I may have some grammar pet peeves). I shouldn't care about shit like this but I do. As humans, we are going to have things that just annoy us. Anyways, here are six pet peeves that are completely relatable. 

1. Unevenly hung pictures. I hate pasting things or hanging pictures up on the wall and I step back only to see it not straight. OH MY GOD. I feel like stabbing my pillow till I turn it into feathers. I pe…