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Celebrating life in it! Seen 10

Celebrate life

You can rise from the dust and ashes!

Looking from afar, my life may look perfect and blissful, with two beautiful children and a handsome husband, a fairly big home of our own (mortgage), and being high class professionals in both our careers.

Delving a bit below this surface, rumbles a cloud of silent chaos, let me call it turbulence because we manage to hold our heads above waters, while attacks and arrows thrust in from all sides, it looks like we have shock absorbers and shield bearers fighting alongside us.

The saying that ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ usually comes to my mind when I reflect on the happenings around me sometimes, it’s hard to tell what’s behind this smile I carry around. I’ve been made to believe that I look ten years younger than my real age and i normally feel stronger, but the real gist is that I’ve been through five corrective surgeries and three treatments within 20 years of my life, got married and had children in between, travelled to a few countries far and near, taken on a couple of self development, professional and financial development training and put together my coaching course, started a small business and on the path to progression in my career.

My recent trip to my homeland (Nigeria), was a big challenge, I look forward to sharing this experience here, in future. I longed to see my mum after a long while, so after my last surgery and within treatment, my entire family took a flight from the United Kingdom where we reside and went home for about two weeks. It was risky but a step of faith, and I’ll say, it was worth it.

We have all had big challenges in my family, I’m just sharing mine, our children have been more shielded though, maybe I’ll share some challenges my hubby and children has been through, in future, just to encourage someone.

I keep going because I know I have something bigger and better in me, I will not quit or cave in, I’m a fighter in Christ.

I became passionate with maintaining good health by eating healthy and doing regular exercises. I’m a minister of the gospel of Christ, a nurse by profession, a Food scientist graduate and trained on nutrition and healthy lifestyle.

I also took my spiritual life more seriously by getting closer to God, reading and meditating on His Word in the bible, this especially helped me through my healing process and mental state. I joined a community of Christian women who are passionate and committed to living Godly lives and fulfilling the call of God in their lives, and also helping other women do so, and this has enriched my life so much. If you desire to know more, and be part of this community, indicate below, or email me.

I see myself emerging stronger everyday and am looking forward to a great future.

You can share your challenges and wins below as well, to encourage someone, I know some people may have been through greater ones than me, but when we overcome through grit and determination, we can show gratitude by encouraging others. Gratitude is a weapon against depression, it creates happiness and releases happy hormones in us. When we praise God for what He’s done, we welcome and attract better things into our lives. Proverbs 17:22 (NIV), says that a cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

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Let your Beauty Shine

Give your skin the best care

Moisturising your skin is an important part of your skin care regimen, as you already know, but lately you may have been hearing about the need for hydration. Hydration or moisturisation? they are essentially the same thing, the fact is that key products that hydrate your skin are integral parts of your skin care routine.

82% of women said their skin was calmed and instantly hydrated by TimeWise® Moisture Renewing Gel Mask. Glycerin, a powerful humectant that moisturises the skin and reduces water loss is in Mary Kay® Hydrogel Eye Patches.

Each of the creams in TimeWise® Miracle Set 3D™ moisturises for 12 hours. When used together, that’s all-day hydration!

Don’t miss out on moisture because of dehydrating habits and skin care misinformation. Instead, discover the truth about effective skin hydrating techniques.

Myth: People with oily skin don’t need hydrating products.
Fact: Oily skin can become dehydrated, especially after excessive cleansing. A light moisturiser – or one formulated for oily skin such as Mary Kay® Oil-Free Hydrating Gel – is recommended.

Myth: Dry skin can be improved by drinking water.
Fact: While drinking water contributes to a healthy lifestyle, it won’t immediately improve dry skin. However, including a moisturising step in your skin care routine can help.

TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D® Day Cream SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen and TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D® Night Cream, see link:

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Create your Happiness

Happiness improves health
A good smile is contagious

Do you get Monday jitters and feel like the weekends should be longer? I often hear people say they hate Mondays because they have to go to work on Mondays, after the weekend. I usually do feel a bit apprehensive most times on Sunday nights when I think about having to go to work the next day and the Friday feeling is usually the opposite for me and most of my colleagues.

I thought of ways to motivate myself and change this feelings to excitement and enthusiasm, so I began to work on my personal growth, knowledge and development.

I thought deeply about the cause of my discomfort, and realised there is a deep desire within me to acquire more knowledge required to progress, I needed more skills and the ability to express these effectively. So I prayed about it, trusted God and began to seek more knowledge.

I enrolled in a carer development course in leadership, got some inspirational, spiritual growth and self development books online and began reading and learning.

I soon found that my knowledge in more diverse areas of life began to increase and so did my confidence, my reasoning ability and my interactions with people improved. I also noticed that people began to pay more attention to me and I was talking lots of senses.

My Monday blues began to be replaced by enthusiasm, I became needed, sought after for advice, and I was equipped to provide these effectively, this is amazing!

Lack of enthusiasm, I learnt, is usually caused by the inability to see yourself as being useful, needed or appreciated or if you lack purpose.

Lack of enthusiasm, I learnt is usually caused by the inability to see yourself as being useful, needed or appreciated or if you lack purpose.

According to Maslows Hierarchy of Needs, we move from state of needs which are basic and essential, to higher needs, as soon as those need are met. He explained that we eventually get to a stage in our development and acquisitions, where we seek self-fulfilment, personal growth and accomplishment, and to become the most one can be, this is the highest level on the hierarchy and he called it self-actualisation needs. A lot of people who have families, jobs and businesses are getting to, or at this level in life and so, they seek to be more and to do more in their circle, community and generation. We want to continue to make more impacts and be useful, to progress and be in a higher position where we can contribute better, especially when we feel we are under-achieving, but this need is usually a hidden and denied part of the subconscious and comes out as a frustrating jitters and Monday blues.

The most we can do though, is to bring this need to light, work on it and while working on it, make the effort to motivate and encourage ourselves and envision ourselves in the position where we desire to be.

Mary Kay Ash explained in her book that if a mother begins the day in a grumpy mood, it is most likely that the whole family will leave the house feeling grumpy and the effect is opposite if she was and expresses happiness. Even though she might not feel like it, every mother should make the effort to smile and speak cheerfully to her household and this automatically transfers a feeling of positivity and happiness to them and to herself. They in turn, go out there and spread the joy.

I know it can be daunting sometimes to feel enthusiastic, especially if you’ve recently been through some setbacks or discouraging situations, but know that whatever you’re going through should not rule you or determine your future, it’s worth the effort to shake it off and let your mind dwell on lovely things that makes you happy. I usually meditate on God’s Word in the bible and declare His promises for me. I will go deeper on the effect of doing this and how it is works for me, in my next blog.

Enthusiasm is contagious and can be cultivated on a continuous basis.

The bible says in Prov 17:22, that a joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. So adopting a cheerful and enthusiastic attitude is not only motivating, but also aids good health, mind, soul and body.

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My Relaxation Moment Creation

I love to create my peace and find relaxation time doing what I love, from time to time. This is essential for our mental health.
What I find so therapeutic recently is scents, I indulge and revel in certain scents that resonates with me and brings good memories.
So, I went on a scent or fragrance search in my local stores, to find which appeals to me at the point in time and found a really good one, it’s eucalyptus mint and a zesty zing with it and from research I found mint scents keeps away pests, so I was done searching for now.
I created my peaceful and quiet space with my scent, and my favourite gospel music, and I designed it to my pleasure (Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand – Stevie Wonder). I can relax in my lovey space to read my inspirational or watch comedies or just enjoy a quiet moment and praise God in my heart.
Take a moment to relax and do what you love and enjoy, this is therapeutic and it helps the mental state. Comment below if you like this post and share how you unwind and relax 👍🏽💕

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Skincare routine

Loving your skin

I got into so many commitments and some of them were unplanned. Whenever I find an opportunity that looks promising, another juicier one presents itself and I tend to feel like it’s an opportunity that should not be missed. I then end up picking it up and juggling several things together only to find that I have not got enough time and effort to make any of them work. If this resonates with you, we are on the same page. I’ve decided now though, to focus on only one thing, what I can do best, enjoy doing and achieve better result. The book ‘The 4-hour Work Week’ by Timothy Ferriss, is a good read that helps towards this, I’ve learnt a lot from it.

At the moment I found a passion that’s working for me and I’m getting wonderful results from it, it’s my facial care routine.

I normally have dry, sensitive and blemished facial skin, which resulted partly from challenges I had with acne during my teenage years and improper management of this problem.

I have tried various soaps, creams, exfoliates, masks and all sorts of self prescribed products, sometimes i try products recommended by others, which I see is working for them, but when I try them, because my skin is sensitive, i end up with burns and blemishes.
My search ended when I came in contact with a friend and Christian sister, I noticed her beautiful skin, and kept wondering how she maintains her skin in the midst of her busy schedules as a mum and business woman, she runs two businesses and she participates regularly in the Christian community activities.

I eventually asked her and she introduced this amazing products to me, I took up the review process and got recommendations from one of the beauty consultants, for my skin type. These products are dermatologically and ophthalmologist tested on different skin types as I learnt when I did my research, my due diligence, so I don’t need any expensive professional skin care appointment. The first three uses made positive changes to my skin. I did not develop burnt-looking blemishes like I do with other products. I need to mention also, that I do not like to do too much fuss on my skin, I have little patience and time to use several products on my face continuously, so these products are just ideal and useful for busy lifestyles, because I only started with four facial essentials, not to forget the night cream, and one only needs to apply very little blob per use due to its effectiveness, so it lasts for a couple of months. Another exciting thing for me about this products is that the moisturising face creams are recommended to be used on the neck area as well and works on these area to provide the same rejuvenating, moisturising, sun-protecting and anti-ageing effects! this is genius! no one wants to have a smooth youthful face and a rough, wrinkled neck that just gives everything away and ruins the whole point, it’s so awesome to be able to wear comfortable clothes and feel good rather than to have to cover up the neck, especially during warm season.


These four essentials are;

  • The face cleanser,
  • Eye cream moisturiser
  • sunscreen moisturising face cream
  • Moisturising night cream after facial cleansing.

The best thing here is that the sunscreen cream is versatile, because it also contains antioxidants which protects the skin against age-accelerating free radicals. It contains SPF 30, which protects the skin from the sun’s rays as these rays can cause skin cancer if not well regulated. This cream also prevents premature ageing, fine lines and wrinkles. It contains moisturising ingredients that moisturises, locks in moisture and rejuvenates the skin, leaving it smooth, supple and glowing, and you get these results in just 4weeks!.

I didn’t stop there though, because I was so excited about my discovery and I know friend’s and other people who have been battling with skin problems such as acne, dry skin, combination skin, blemished or oily skin, that can benefit from these products, as they cover wide range of skin problems. I decided to enrol into their training program, to be a beauty consultant, it’s quite achievable, and I am enjoying helping and advising people on effective facial care.

There are other wide ranges of useful Mary Kay skin care products as well, such as the hand care set, lip care set, facial exfoliates and eye care products, unique coloured and textured make ups and foundations and exotic fragrances. I will share my use and progress with the hand care products here next, they work so well to help my hands feel soft, youthful and feminine.
Interested in any of the other beauty products? find out more by browsing my Mary Kay site below:

If you need a facial review consultation, you can get in touch with me on here, or in the website below, and I’ll get back to you promptly. Give the only skin you have, the great care you desire.
Also, if you’re interested in becoming a beauty consultant like me, let me know. It’s a rewarding career in which i enjoy doing what I am passionate about, I help myself and other women like me feel and look good and there is training to help members succeed in their businesses and to progress in status and financially.
You can also, watch and follow my face care journey by clicking and following me on my Instagram skincare page, below. In there, I share facial skincare tips and products, see you in there.


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For tips on healthy living and lifestyle, visit my Instagram page below:

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Can we live to the fullest?

happiness

Hello, I’m back!

I have thought about the question above for a while and I feel it’s a question of possibility, we don’t really know if we can live our lives to the fullest, unless we try, and trying, is a step towards it becoming a reality.

It’s been a long while I’ve not posted on here, I’ve been into several commitments and engagement and have been working on these in between my regular day job. I’ll say that procrastination did set in a bit as well, I needed to put my thought together and make time to do so. Nevertheless, I’ve got this issue going in my mind, I feel the need to share, I hope it helps someone.

I find that the key elements to achieving a good state of wellness and well-being includes getting a good portion of the following:

• Health

• Wealth

• Education

• Security

• Social life

• Self care

• Spirituality

Living to our fullest

There may be more, but each of these aspects involves a lot of factors to make them complete, such as having a good health requires some effort on our part, we need to eat healthy. We can attain good health also, by having good and sufficient sleeps, regular exercises and striving to improve and achieve a positive mental state. Find out about healthy meals and options and attaining good health by going on the coaching pages on this site and registering for my healthy living course.

To be in a state of well-being, according to online dictionary is “a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare”. It covers a wide range of factors surrounding our bodies and lives. It is possible to be wealthy but not happy, happiness is a state of mind. Wikipedia defines happiness as having a positive and pleasant emotion, that comes from being content and having profound joy.

We can see that it’s not only the pursuit of wealth and attaining it, that brings happiness, contrary to what many may think. If you ask a person with terminal illness on their sick bed, what he/she wants most, I think the answer would not be money, as money cannot buy health.

This brings me to the very important topic I’m passionate about, in my mission – good health, above all I think we should prioritise our health or every other factor can be irrelevant. We need to take care of our mental state and spiritual state, for me, these two goes together. Because as a Christian, I have a strong belief in the word of God in the bible, His words encourages me and brings me right back on track when I’m feeling low or insecure. His word is full of wisdom, Knowledge and comfort, it says in proverbs 17:22 that “a merry heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones”. I learnt that one of the key factors to me being healthy, is to be happy, so I strive to be happy and make myself happy, by doing things that makes me happy.

Some people will say that having money can make you happy because you can afford to buy what makes you happy, like nice cars, house(s), the latest phone and all, yes I agree that having these things can bring some contentment, but these alone, can not make you happy or joyous continuously, for we are social beings, neither can they bring you to a state of being joyous, joy comes from within, realising who we are, our values, self esteem, surrounding ourselves with like minded and positive people, being healthy and contented, being creative and determined to achieve our goals and positive values and taking successful little steps to do this, helping others, taking reasonable self care and having fun, are some of the factors that can help us attain a state of – living our lives to the fullest.

You can learn more about this and my journey to improving my life and attaining a better lifestyle in my healthy living courses. You can also find useful information around this topic in the book: “How to maintain a good health, as a busy working mother” by Taiwo Taiwo. This can be found in Amazon, it is also available in kindle edition – which costs less, is quick and easy to read.

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Invitation

Here’s to warm your hearts this lovely summer, hello working mothers, ladies, women, entrepreneurs, take advantage of our holiday deal and enjoy the wide range of benefits from our holistic health and well-being course, towards your wellness and healthier lifestyle, to help towards becoming a happier and more productive you, come onboard our mental and physical health booster course, click the link below, to get started, see you inside:

Please look out for the information here and be part of this positive move towards living healthy lifestyles which is what this course is centered on. It is especially essential during this period (pandemic) to ensure we live healthy in every way we can and this includes developing and maintaining a healthy mentality, good self esteem, adopting effective exercise regimen, effective time management in preparation for the future, financial management and progress in our career, all these, are to help us now and to prepare for the future, (after the pandemic). These are what you will benefit from my full course when you purchase it, i look forward to having you on board.

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My Story

How my Business idea began:

My desire to help help working mothers achieve a healthy, well balanced lifestyle and well-being so that they can contribute their good potentials and skills they have within them, began on a day when a family friend came to visit us early last year. She is a young mother of two and was worried about her weight, she said she had been trying to lose weight for a while now especially after she had her last child who was around two years old then, but she had been finding it so difficult to keep the excess weight off. I asked her what effort she had been making to achieve her weight loss, because i had seen several colleagues from work facing the same problem and struggle and i spoke to some of them to offer them help.

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She told me that she had tried by joining the gym in the past and attended weight loss regime with a trainer, but it became rigorous for her to keep up and she was not getting quick enough result, as soon as she stopped, she began to put back on the weight, the same had happened to her when she tried different weight loss programs in the past, most of which were diet related, but she kept putting back on the weight after these programs ended, she said that some of the programs became too rigorous, and expensive and so she had to stop. She said she found one weight loss program online recently and she felt it looked reasonable, so she had started to follow the steps and it cost her £500 per month, but she felt it does not seem to be working much for her. I was shocked at the price she was paying to lose weight and thought in myself that i have better ways around this problem, from my experience and knowledge, i can reach out to people like her with my easier and cheaper method and help them achieve the result i had, i knew weight problem is usually not caused by one aspect of the activities of daily living, it stems from different underlying causes some of which are our mental health, lifestyle and diet, to name a few. This thought stayed in my mind and i began building on it. After asking my young friend few more detailed questions, i explained to her how i kept my weight off without so much rigours and this encouraged her.

I have been seeing online advertisements and invitation to learn how i can teach what i know and make this lucrative, i was interested but did not know how to do this or what to progress with, so after i spoke to my young friend the idea played on my mind and then there was a moment when i read online about how a woman in particular, taught her expertise online with ease and style, i was encouraged and i joined her course as i was interested and her price was good, she also had a lot of students and membership site. I learnt a lot from her course and this really motivated me to start my own coaching course.

My vision is to reach out, using a holistic approach, to working mothers who are facing challenges with balancing their work and family lives and struggling with maintaining good health, having a self care time and quality family times, to achieve and maintain a holistic health and a well balanced lifestyle, based on my personal experience, learnt skills, research and a found to be effective methods. I want my clients to enjoy practicing what i teach in my course and then be able to reach out to other women who are struggling with the same challenges.

For updates and more information about my course, check my coaching page on this site. Hope you all keep keeping safe and positively occupied through this period, the topic on maintaining a positive, healthy mental state taught in my course should be a helpful one during this times, don’t miss it, and i believe the sun will come out tomorrow.

Wisdom is the real deal: 

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I have read several literature about wisdom, how to find it and it’s benefits, I found the most important and useful information in the bible, in the book of proverbs.

Proverbs was written by Solomon, the son of David. In the chapters, he explains the benefits of wisdom, and this includes long life, riches, honour, safety – proverbs 3:16.

Proverbs 4:22 also explains that by gaining wisdom, we can live abundant and healthy lives: “For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh” (KJV). Wisdom of God also enables us to obtain favour from God – proverbs 8:35.

While reading, I sought for how to get the wisdom required to have all these benefits, because I long to live a fulfilled life, to be happy and make necessary and positive impact in life and I got an answer when I got to proverbs 9:10, here I learnt that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom! 

Proverbs 9:10 (KJV): “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding”.

This makes sense a lot to me, because with the sense and knowledge I have and have acquired so far, I know that I should honour God who I believe is the supreme creator of all things, I feel the whole universe is too intricately formed and well planned and arranged, to have happened by chance and put together carefully as it is, by a Big Bang theory. 

And if I honour God the Almighty, I would want to obey His command, love Him, love my fellow beings which He created and seek to do good to them, this gives me a feeling of peace. 

Also, I can trust Him to help me when in trouble, or when I don’t understand what is happening in me or around me, Proverbs 3:5 (KJV): “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding”. I get some peace and relief from this knowledge, I can go to sleep in peace, knowing that God is looking after me. I read in Proverbs 10:27 that the fear of the Lord gives long life, but the years of the wicked will be shortened, so I won’t worry about dying now. 

If we get this type of wisdom, we will dispel mental health challenges and unnecessary worries, so that we can move forward in our life goals, to achieve successes, live our lives in full and seek to make positive impacts in our world.