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The Art Of Self Love

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Self love is important, when you take time to recharge your spirit, it allows you to serve others. It’s quite clear that most of us, millennials, suck at self-love. When it comes to developing and maintaining a positive self-image of ourselves, we’re consistently encouraged to follow certain negative and cliche habits just because everyone else is doing.

We are either encouraging each other to just accept who we are even when it’s realistically not enough or  distracting ourselves from actually growing healthy self-esteem by following extremely toxic habits on a daily basis.

Mastering self-love takes time, dedication, and the right amount of constructive self-criticism to get it right. But contrary to what most people think, you don’t need new ideas and routines to love yourself more, even though that would certainly help, you can get there by subtracting the distractions and negative habits.

  • Stop Chasing Things

A lot of people have things as goals they need to buy to build something for themselves. They need to save up money every month to cover for something. Consequently, they’re always stuck in a restricted pattern of being forever tied to stuff for quite some time in their lives. You have to understand that the car you’re saving up for is not going to make you 1% happier. On the contary, it will only be more convenient, and you will be excited for a few days but that’s about it.

The new house you want is definitely not going to be something you’ll look back on, however,  who’s in that house will always be more important. The slick phone. The perfect heels. The cool watch. Things, things, things.

Following the trend behind consumerism has made people a lot of people subconsciously hide behind “things” for validation. They need to have things to be accepted more by their peers, and then find self-love within that acceptance.

Also, these people’s conversations revolve around things so much that they’re constantly looking at what other people own to compare and see where they rank in the no-substance-hierarchy.

Don’t fall into that toxic trap, especially when you start making a lot of money. Once your mindset becomes about buying something to prove anything, you immediately subtract from your self-love. Loving yourself becomes dependent on acquisitions and the existence of objects. Buy for convenience and never for happiness.

The wonderful thing about self-love is that if it’s real, it’s hard for someone to take it away from you. In fact, if you get stripped away from everything you own, you’ll still love yourself just the same. Self-love is the most powerful thing you can have when it’s completely independent of external validation and acquiring things.

  • Let Go Of Toxic People

There’s a saying you might have heard before, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” That saying sums up human connections in a nutshell. Who you choose to spend time with is a good sign of where your life is heading.

Want to know how much you love yourself? Just look at your circle of loved ones. Do you have people who push you forward and genuinely want the best for you? Or do you have people who want something from you and try to put you down for their satisfaction.

Life ends sooner than we expect. Time really does run out quickly. The last thing you need at this point is to waste the valuable and little time you have on this earth on someone who keeps getting in the way of your ideal life and self. Good friends don’t come by every day, especially as you get older. Compatible potential partners don’t show up all the time. You must be mindful of who you let in and when to kick people out.

The time you waste with a toxic envious friend who does not want the best for you is also the time you waste for opportunities in finding actual friends who would add quality and support to your life.

The time you waste trying to fix a toxic partner, who drains you and keeps finding faults in how you want to live and what makes you happy, equals the same amount of time you waste in meeting that partner who will genuinely want to support you following your dreams, even if they don’t understand your dreams.

It’s amazing how people can be so afraid to be alone that they will settle for those who will hurt them, just because of the familiarity. That’s what lack of self-love can do to you.

  • Love Yourself First

In most cases than not, you are guilty of giving toxic friends and partners a pass sometimes just because they’re nice. Or maybe because they weren’t like that before, and we keep hoping that they will change for the best.

Some of us have spent too much time with certain negative people, that we no longer imagine what life without them would be like. Does giving them a pass change things to the better for you? Or does it always hold you back?

It might not seem like it when you’re in the situation.  It’s not your responsibility to fix people and make them see how great life can be.

You cannot change people, only they can change themselves, and that’s when they really want to.

Sometimes we get caught up saving them then get damaged in the process. So drop that dead weight, because it’s dead. You deserve more than to be reserved for anyone else’s problems.

Your time, energy, and health are the most valuable things in the world. Treat them as such, and the world will respect your demands and help you love yourself a bit more.

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Wireless Earbuds to set the Trend in Tech in 2021

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The tech sector this year, according to many tech gurus, is set to be defined by Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) with a great range of products tailored towards gadgets in the telecommunications sector; mobile phones.

Many Kenyan millennials seem to already be setting the pace by embracing wireless over the use of the normal earphones commonly known as earbuds. According to those using wireless earbuds, they are convenient since they are light, stylish and trendsetting.

One tech giant that purposes to be a tech-trendsetter brand through its “mobile phone + AIoT” dual-drive strategy to create a trendy lifestyle for the younger generation, is realme. In October 2021, the smartphone maker introduced realme Buds Q and the realme Buds Air Neo in the Kenyan market.

The realme Buds Q feature a 10mm dynamic bass boost driver, 119ms super-low latency gaming mode, 20-hour long battery life, and IPX4 water and sweat resistance allowing one to comfortably work out or do any kind of sporting activities without getting them damaged while the realme Buds Air Neo comes with an instant Auto Connection, a 13mm Dynamic Bass Boost Driver, a Bluetooth 5.0 connection, you can play hundreds of songs in your Playlist for up to 17 Hours.

realme’s strategy to pair their devices the wireless earbuds provide customers with a tech trendy and advanced experience. The smartphones such as the realme 7i, from the number series and realme C12, realme C15 from the C series feature massive batteries that keep charge hence supporting gaming and music and other entertainment components that require the convenient pairing. This coupled with quick charge and super power-saving mode and ultra-smooth display.

A great phone is one with a large storage capacity, long-lasting battery, appealing to the eye, and goes hand in hand with the current trends. That is why, in four months the company launched various smartphones on the Kenyan market including realme C3, realme C11, realme C15, realme C12, realme 6, and realme 7i all these with AIot products including the realme Buds Q realme Buds Air Neo and the realme band.

Being the first brand in the world to hit 50 million shipments with the majority of the units being shipped during the third quarter of 2020, realme has cut itself a niche by heavily investing in such features as the battery on their phones. These batteries can last up to 56 days when the gadget is on standby mode.

For the year, the brand has already announced plans to be part of the larger market share in Kenya. Stay tuned for more this year.

For the month of January, realme extended its festive season offer which will see very purchase of the realme 7i come with free realme Buds Q while the realme 6 will come with a free realme band and the realme C15 will come with a customized pillow all available on all online and offline shops.

Visit the realme website  https://www.realme.com/mea-en/ for more great features or follow @realmkenya on Instagram and @realme on facebook.

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Kenyans Set For A thrilling February As TNT Africa Sets To Flood The Screens With An AEW Wrestling Program

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Kenyans are set to experience an exciting and amazing 2021 in terms of viewing experience courtesy of TNT Africa that is set to launch a series of interesting shows, among them the much-hyped AEW Dynamite, an all-action wrestling program set to redefine the space.

The much-awaited AEW Dynamite will be a weekly flagship show from All Elite Wrestling, featuring a new professional wrestling league that is already taking the world by storm will be hitting the screens on Friday, February 5, at 2.20pm with the first five episodes of the new season. Then, every Friday night, during prime time at 9pm, the channel will premiere the recent high-octane matches, two days after the US premiere, and after that repeated twice throughout the week. This will be aired on both DStv channel 137 and Gotv channel 16 .

AEW offers an alternative to mainstream wrestling with a roster of world-class talent offering TNT Africa viewers a spectacular weekly wrestling program jam-packed with action and the unexpected,” said Guillermo Farré, Head of the WarnerMedia General Entertainment channels across France, Iberia, and Africa.

Kenyans will be accorded a rare opportunity to enjoy a new global wrestling that features a world-class roaster of diverse male and female wrestlers, giving them a new wrestling experience for the first time in 20 years.

According to TNT Africa, the new professional wrestling is being headlined by members of The Elite (Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Matt & Nick Jackson, Kenny Omega and Hangman Page) as well as Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley, coloring the year with the most exciting and thrilling action.

For Kenyans who grew up watching the only national broadcasting then, this program will bring back more than the memories of the famous “Wrestling Program” commonly referred to by many as “Wreso”. For those with a passion for wrestling, the program offers fresh insights and techniques in the sport.

“TNT is excited to usher in a new era in entertainment that is attuned to our audience’s needs and appetite. Despite how far we’ve come, we remain steadfastly dedicated to giving our African audience premium content, and the launch of AEW DYNAMITE and the channel refresh bear testament of this,” added Mr. Guillermo Farré.

At the same time, TNT Africa will continue to launch their exclusive, brand-new, TNT Original Movies on the channel on the first Thursday of every month. These include a wide range of mainstream entertainment genres, featuring renowned, and rising international stars.

Other exciting shows lined up include Splash and the Best Man Holiday to experience the accidental side of love on Valentine’s Day; Crank High Voltage and Point Break in February’s Adrenaline Rush stunt; Malcolm X and Just Cause will help viewers fight for their rights on Human Rights Day; and in April the Oscars with Academy Award-winning titles such as E.T and Gladiator.

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How To Make A Digital Vision Board

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Some call it a vision board, others a motivation board, all in all, they both have the same meaning. A vision/motivation board is a place where you comprise images, quotes, scriptures, or any other motivating elements that captivate the vision you have for yourself. A digital vision board is a collection of images and texts that you can take with you anywhere you go. It also takes less time to create than a physical vision board.

Vision boards have always fascinated me. The only problem is that I’m too lazy to make a physical one.  Getting pictures from old magazines, cutting them up and sticking them on A4 boards has always felt like a lot of work. Well, at least for me. I came across a digital one on Pinterest and immediately decided to learn how to make one. It actually turned out to be super easy than I expected.

Without further ado, let’s dive into the steps that you’re going to take in order to come up with the perfect digital vision board.

Figure Out What You Want To Manifest.

The initial step is to ask yourself what you want to invite into your life, and once you’re sure of what you want the board to be about, you can begin thinking about what will go on it. I, for instance, wanted my vision board to entail financial growth, intentional friendships among other things

Choose An App/Website.

The vision board I saw on Pinterest was made on Canva so I decided to use the same for mine. It’s easy to use and has a variety of board layouts.

Find Content For The Board.

You will pull images and words from the Internet and assemble them digitally. Choose images and quotes that align with your vision. You can also add text with different fonts to make it artsier.

Arrange The Board.

Once you’ve gathered all the content on your desktop,  start arranging the board. The trick is to take your time and have fun while at it. The process of making the vision board will help you to plan your goals and intentions in your head and send them out to the universe. Once you’re done, download it and set it as your phone wallpaper or computer background.

Remember, however small, please ensure that you do something every day that will push you towards the goals you’ve put on your board.

That’s all folks! 😊

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Akothee Celebrates Mzungu Baby Daddy’s Birthday.

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Singer Akothee who is a mother of 5 has celebrated her French baby daddy Dominic’s birthday in a lengthy message. Mr Dominic Decherf is the father to Akothee’s last born, Papa Oyoo.

In a lengthy message on her instagram post, Akothee narrates how Mr Dominic proposed to her on this day 11 years ago; which also happened to be his birthday.

Sharing cute throwback photos from their engagement day, Akothee revealed that on the same day Dominic bought her a new home worth Ksh 45 M in Mombasa.

Akothee met Dominic alias Papa Oyoo when she was a taxi driver in Shanzu and she was then living in a rented home.

Akothee went on by highlighting some of the things she has achieved since she met him. Madam Boss has also went on to become a big brand influencer in Kenya.

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It was on a day like this 17. 9 2009 on your birthday ,that you proposed me and bought me a house behind the then nakumat @ 45M. The Muzungu who was selling the house to us ,thought I was naive and he could steal from us ? You loved the home so much that you dint want to let go , the Muzungu still wanted to keep his bedroom upstairs for his holidays 😂😂😂I had never owned a property before ,but trust me , it dint make sense to me and I could not imagine sharing a compound with that man🙆,I had known him for over 3 year's, we used to come to that house for dinner with friends during our hustle mood 😂😂😂😂, and he used to play very rich Swiss guy , Don't ask me what I was doing there ,😂😂😂. You thought the kids & me would be happy in that home 🙏 you loved the pool and the chef Mr shinando , you wanted to see your queen happy . I had to protect you and our property . Now today I want to tell you that Since I met you ,I have known that true love and Angels still exist ❣️. Come and see what the girl you met as a taxi driver living in shanzu at Toles own compound rented house ,has become 💪 1. A mega star 2. An entertainer 3. An entrepreneur 👉@akotheesafaris 4. The number one leading & highly paid brand Ambassador/ influencer in Kenya @akno.tela 5 . An investor @akothenproperties 6. The original philanthropist @akotheefoundation On top of it 7 . THE AKOTHEE FAN BASE ( the only celeb with no haters , just loyal fans and admires ) 💪 8. An eminent MEMBER of ELREB . LOVED BY MANY & RESPECTED BY ALL 👉FROM GRASS TO GRACE 👉FROM SHAME TO FAME 👉FROM GRACE TO GRACE 🙏The only man who would like to see me grow . Mr Dominic decherf Wuon Oyoo @papaoyoo When counting my blessings ,I count you 7 times . You are my HERO ,MY ORIGINE , THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE FOR ME AND THE KIDS.not forgetting the many trips you made with me to childrens court🙏 fighting over a child that is not yours 🤦DOMINIC WHO ARE YOU AGAIN? Help me wish Papa OYOO HAPPY BIRTHDAY And I wouod like to award one of my fans sharing birthday with Papa Oyoo Drop your birthday month and date and tag @rarainthekitchen

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Cardi B Files For Divorce From Rapper Offset

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After their 3 years of marriage, Cardi B has filed for divorce from her husband and fellow hip-hop star Offset, according to court records.

The couple, who married secretly in September 2017 and have a two-year old daughter named Kulture.

Court records obtained shows that Cardi B is seeking custody of their daughter Kulture and child support from Offset. Cardi B filed for divorce on Tuesday in Georgia, where the couple have been living and also the home state of Kiari Cephus majorly known as Offset.

Cardi B and daughter Kulture. Photo Courtesy

The couple had already been through a well-publicized rough patch that resulted in her announcing their break-up almost two years ago where Cardi B talked of it in an Instagram video in December 2018. “We got a lot of love for each other but things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time. It’s just like, I guess we just grew out of love, but we’re not together anymore,” she said in the Instagram video.

Offset then asked for forgiveness on-stage in front of a crowd at her Rolling Loud concert, though it was not well received by Cardi B’s fans.

Cardi B celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary with a post on Intagram page, alongside a picture of the two of them together with the caption, “We keep learning and growing. That’s what marriage about.”

Cardi B, is known for hits include WAP, Bodak Yellow and I Like It. Offset on the other hand is a member of the Migos Band.

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