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  • Sat, 16th Jun 2018
    I once had a boss who used to tell me this, "Liz, it is good to trust but it is best to doubt". I never quite understood him them and I actually thought he was being mean, but many years down the line I now fully understand what he meant by that. I have to admit that this has not been one of my strengths, but as I keep learning from my mistakes, I now understand why it is important to test before... [Read More]
  • Sat, 9th Jun 2018
    I think it’s time we acknowledged the fact that fatigue is an epidemic in our societies today, regardless of where in the world one is in. People seem to be having too much to do and very little time to do it. As a result, we have more people suffering from never ending tiredness than ever before. You must have heard (if not experienced it yourself) one or two people you know saying that they... [Read More]
  • Sat, 26th May 2018
    Misconceptions, what are they? This is what an online dictionary has to say about them....... a view or opinion that is incorrect because based on faulty thinking or understanding. E.g. "public misconceptions about AIDS remain high" synonyms: misapprehension, misunderstanding, mistake, error, mix-up, misinterpretation, misconstruction, misreading, misjudgement, misbelief, miscalculation, ... [Read More]
  • Sun, 13th May 2018
    I am loving the weather lately, I mean compared to the glaring heat we experienced the first quarter of the year, this coolness is a welcome change. But of course the coolness has not come without its fair share of challenges; increased mosquitoes thanks to the “swamps” that have developed in almost all neighborhoods, impassable roads due to deepened potholes and mud puddles thanks to the heavy... [Read More]
  • Sun, 6th May 2018
    A close relative (who is also a very close friend) got married a couple of weeks ago and even though I had hoped to go for the wedding to celebrate his good great fortune, I couldn’t because his wedding collided with a prior engagement I already had.  However much later he sent me some of their wedding photos and I must say they made an awesome couple, perfectly matched and suited for each other... [Read More]
  • Sat, 28th Apr 2018
    "If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as  Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”~ Martin Luther King Jr. I always end my articles with a quote but today, I have decided to... [Read More]
  • Fri, 6th Apr 2018
    What would you do if you were wrongfully convicted for a murder you did not commit? Would you; A) Agree to a plea deal so you can get out faster? Or B) Stick to your guns even though that could mean you being jailed forever? Well, I don’t know what your response would be but I know of someone who opted to take the hard option 45 years ago, but just 24 hours ago, his story changed in a most... [Read More]
  • Fri, 6th Apr 2018
    Life Lessons From President Xi Jing Peng of China:   When I was a small child , I was very selfish, I would always grab the best for myself. Slowly, everyone left me and I had no friends. I didn’t think it was my fault so I criticized others.   My father gave me 3 sentences to help me in life.   One day, my father cooked 2 bowls of noodles put the 2 bowls on the table. One bowl had one egg on top... [Read More]
  • Sun, 18th Mar 2018
      Last week the world lost a very powerful, influential and inspiring person, Stephen Hawking. Reading about his life, the challenges he went through and overcame made me ask myself lots of questions about my own life. Just so that we are all on the same page, let me share a short bio about this man Hawking, as shared by one Tonny Robins. “I always say the only limit to your impact is your... [Read More]
  • Sun, 11th Feb 2018
    Anyone (especially females) who rock short hair can tell you how traumatic it can be when one goes to the barber to get a hair cut only for the barber to cut the hair wrong. In most cases, to camouflage the bad hair cut, one goes looking for a headscarf, a bandana, a cap, a hat or whatever headgear they can place their hands on in order to hide the shame. Sometimes some people look like a badly... [Read More]
  • Sun, 4th Feb 2018
    I had an opportunity to spend part of last week with Mum and as we were doing certain activities together, I realized how different things are now, and how much of our lives have been reversed so that what she used to do for me I am now doing for her.  It was a sad realization but one that I cannot ignore and so this just acted as a catalyst to strengthening my resolve to do as much as I can for... [Read More]
  • Thu, 25th Jan 2018
    Have you joined the #52BooksIn52Weeks2018 Book Reading Challenge yet? If not, here are some 30 reasons (one for each day, I guess) why you should make reading a daily habit: Gives knowledge One of the biggest reasons why we read books is to gain knowledge. Books are a rich source of information. Reading books on varied subjects imparts information and increases the depth about the subject as... [Read More]
  • Mon, 15th Jan 2018
    Every so often I get some unexpected cravings for some of the most ridiculous things; a boiled egg, stir-fried veggies with lots of hot red chilli, lemon grass tea with deep fried cassava douced in home-made chili sause, etc.  And then there are those moments I crave some juicy tenderized steak, marinated in different spices and flavours and prepared as per my craving for that day i.e. either... [Read More]
  • Sun, 14th Jan 2018
    PREP Time. Anyone who ever went to school, especially those schools with some high level of discipline must recall the famous PREP-time. It was a time when everyone would be quietly sitting at their desk in class reading for the next day’s exams, or finishing some homework before going home or back to the dorms, or just reading ahead of the teacher (for those we used to call “chopists” i.e. ... [Read More]
  • Wed, 3rd Jan 2018
    One of the ways of ensuring you have a more productive year than the previous year is by reading as many books as possible. Books are not only a rich source of knowledge but also for inspiration and motivation. You might be going through a tough time in your life but when you read a certain book, the character in that book resonates with your situation, causing you to feel strangely calm and... [Read More]
  • Sun, 17th Dec 2017
    Anyone encountered the traffic cops in Dar lately? Let me put it this way; assume your car is an essay, and you need to get the highest marks possible from your teacher. What would you have to do to make sure you do? For starters, you’d have to make sure your essay is within the topic given to you by your teacher, then make sure you adhere to all the other requirements given, and of course make... [Read More]
  • Mon, 27th Nov 2017
    When I was growing up, I used to visit my Grandma every school holiday thanks to Bosslady, aka my Mum. Whenever I'd go there I would not only get wisdom from her, but I would also get a feel of how life away from the city was. Me having being named after Grandma, she was very fond of me and so we used to go to very many places together; market, church, women’s meetings, their version of Vicoba,... [Read More]
  • Mon, 20th Nov 2017
    I really don't like creepies of any kind, but this story here made me change my mind about frogs for a few minutes.... Read the story here.   A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants…. The race began… Honestly.. No one in crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.. You heard statements such as.. “Oh, WAY too difficult... [Read More]
  • Sun, 12th Nov 2017
    If you do follow me on social media, then you must have noticed that I continued with the subject of procrastination, a subject that I started last week. Based on feedback I received from that article, I decided to delve deeper into the various reasons why people tend to procrastinate. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, I encourage you to do so because I use that platform a... [Read More]
  • Sun, 5th Nov 2017
    This week I’d like us to address the issue of PROCRASTINATION. We are in the 11th month of the year and someone is probably asking themselves where the other 10 months went because they are yet to achieve anything from the 2017 To-Do List they had created on 31st December 2016.  Well, here’s a likely answer; The good looking, tall, dark chocolate, lean and handsome dude called PROCRASTINATION... [Read More]
  • Sun, 5th Nov 2017
    This is part two of How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything.
  • Sun, 5th Nov 2017
    You want to know why you never seem to finish anything you start? Watch this clip and the next one and you'll understand why.
  • Sun, 29th Oct 2017
    I am disgusted. I know you are wondering why I’ve started this article on such a negative note but believe me, you will be disgusted too by the time I’m done narrating to you what just happened. I was  just about to get into the shower after my morning workout when this lady who had been working out with us quickly came in, went to the changing room, quickly changed and was ready to leave while I... [Read More]
  • Sun, 1st Oct 2017
    Ever heard of the quote, “Not all classrooms have walls.” Not sure who said this but I guess they must have learned a lot of things from non-classroom like environments for them to have reached this conclusion. Besides, they were very right in saying so. Why? Because I had a first hand experience of this I would like to share with you. Last Sunday while in church I had a non-classroom like lesson... [Read More]
  • Sun, 3rd Sep 2017
    You must have heard people say “I value this item so much” or “I value this person so much”. You might also have said something like, “Paul has no values”. Question is, what do people mean, or what did you mean when you uttered those words? Well, let’s first look at the definition of the word “Value” according to one online dictionary. Noun 1.The regard that something is held to deserve; the... [Read More]
  • Mon, 24th Jul 2017
    It hadn't occured to me until I thought about it, that success doesn't just happen. It has to be based on something. Forget all the stuff you've heard about hard work, focus, determination, discipline and all the other ingredients or catalysts for success. All those things are nothing, if you don't have a PURPOSE. I looked up the synonyms for the word purpose and found out that one of the... [Read More]
  • Tue, 18th Jul 2017
    Everybody in life is going through some challenge or another. That's a given. But not everybody has the capacity to handle whatever challenge comes their way well. Some become irritable and irrational, treating everyone around them like they are the cause of their challenges, while others hide it so well, you'd think their lives are challenge free. Unfortunately there are also others who are... [Read More]
  • Sun, 16th Jul 2017
    Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the challenges you are going through in your life? Are you feeling unhappy with your life and with the things that are going on (or not) in your life? Do you feel like you are working in the wrong place or profession? Do you feel like you have stagnated and instead of progressing you are retrogressing? How about your relationships, are they healthy and thriving... [Read More]
  • Thu, 13th Jul 2017
    Forget about what scientists, biologists, cosmotologists and all other "ists" have to say about the atmosphere and why it gets cooler as you go further and further up from the ground. They say something about the sun's rays heating the earth and then the heat from the earth starts heating the atmosphere, and that the higher you go from the ground that heat reduces and hence the cold. Which to me... [Read More]
  • Wed, 12th Jul 2017
    When I was growing up, I used to see my aunties and older cousins rushing to buy the Sunday newspaper just so they could see what their "stars" had to say about their life for the coming week. They would get so excited if there was something positive and very uneasy if there was something negative. It's like the horoscope was their compass for the week and based on what it said, good or bad,... [Read More]

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