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Simple Ways To Overcome Sadness And Depression

A happy family is a sadness killer The English dictionary defined depression as a state of mind producing a severe and long-term lowering of enjoyment of life or inability to visualize a happy future. Many people experience this daily. Depression sucks out the joy and life from an individual even when the person is still […]

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Africa Africa, Poetry and Love family folklore love poems

Poem: Remind me again

Why do I feel like a titan When I come home to you? Oh, motherland, I run to you again Remind me of your love, of hope, I feel a tingling breeze upon my bare flesh The kind wind consoles me in many ways Listening to music from pine trees I shall throw my windows […]

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Quote on Love

Love is beautiful. Genuine love gives the power to move mountains.

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Stars

I tell stories of many trees that live far away in forest shelters, Away from harm, that blesses man with delightful airs and nights, That tells of hope in every lovely dream for all that seek tree rights

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Africa, Poetry and Love proverbs

African Proverb: On the cud-chewing Goat

When mother goat chews on the grass, her kids watch and learn A goat is generally known as an animal with a unique way of chewing the cud. The kids watch the mother goat as she chew grass and picks the peculiarities. In no time, they will start to chew grass like the mother. This […]

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 15

Today is the final day of our challenge! We will be talking about Choosing Experiences. How can one add value to life? Lakshay shared the following tips: 1. Engage in experiences and services that add value to your life 2. Find ways to spend time with people that you care about and make you laugh […]

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Poem: A Farmer’s Dream

Night lets the farmer dream on his fields Little crickets hide in cracks on the earth They sing and listen to the wind howl Fairy butter-moths follow candlelight Amazed at the red maiden who was a wild dancer Valleys of ripe corn and golden wheat Are dreams blessed for the diligent farmer, When plates of […]

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 14

Hey. We’re almost there! 😃 The fourteenth day of our challenge focuses on Enjoying The Journey! We can go on a local trip to discover our hometown. Camp, hike, bike, retreat, and enjoy the beauty all around you. We can watch the sunrise and sunset from our doorsteps or sit at the pool on a […]

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Quote on Humanity

Enjoying the joys of others and suffering with them — these are the best guides for men – Albert Einstein, 1931

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 13

The important thing is not to stop questioning… Never lose a holy curiosity – Albert Einstein Today is the thirteenth day of challenge and we will focus on Staying Curious. A document shared by Anderson University detailed why it is important to stay curious. Intellectual curiosity is so important! We see that most clearly in […]

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Africa, Poetry and Love culture/tradition Igbo culture Love and Christianity Nigeria

A Grateful African Poem

Now gather by the fireside While we wait on yams to roast, Drying our hands in the warmth This quiet evening, cold and mild We wait to dream A fluffy pillow beckoning, The day tales also waiting, A joyful evening it seems The sweet fellowship Of Nature’s trick and craft Upon the retreat fell, to […]

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 12

Today is the twelfth day of the challenge, and the topic focuses on Energy Positive Homes. Positive Energy Homes are zero energy homes that are so efficient they produce more energy than they consume, leaving you with extra energy to use in other ways such as powering your mobile devices, power tools, or even your […]

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Plant A Tree…

The little pic story below portrays what happens to man and animals when we exploit natural resources without considering the environmental impact. The picture tells a lot of stories, and I hope we can make meaning from it. Let’s plant trees and be heroes.

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Quote On Hope

We’ve to understand we are a lot stronger than we anticipate that we are. We’re a lot stronger than we believe we are. Believing in yourself, you can overcome the darkest moments. I can’t make up for the past, of course, but I just want to have a healthy future – Mike Tyson

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 11

Today is the eleventh day in our challenge, and we are focusing on divestment as means to help our environment. Divesting from fossil fuels makes sense environmentally and financially. The purpose of divesting from fossil fuels seeks to protect the planet from severe climate change, which coincides with the United Nations Global Goals.

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 10

It’s Day 10 of Anatomy Of Action, and today, we focus on Ethical Investing. We can use our principles to guide investing, considering socially and environmentally responsible options. Lakshay believes that “socially responsible investing, social investment, sustainable socially conscious, “green” or ethical investing is any investment strategy that seeks to consider both financial return and […]

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 9

Green is Clean Today is the ninth day of the challenge, and we are focused on Going Cleaner. We need to reconsider our energy options. As the world is changing, people seek green energy options like solar, sonar, and wind as alternative sources to generate electricity. These renewable sources do not have significant impacts on […]

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Reflection: Keeping The Right Company

Don’t let the world dim your lights. I was just a teenager when I learned that the kind of friends and acquaintance one keeps could either grow or retard him. It took me many years to accept that I can’t support anyone who doesn’t want my sincere help and that life is like a bus […]

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 8

Today is the eight day of the challenge, and our focus is on Sharing Your Ride. Sharing our ride can reduce much carbon emissions, resulting from having many cars on the road. We can also walk or cycle as this can be beneficial to our health.

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 7

Today being the seventh day of our challenge, focuses on exercising our body by Keeping Active. There are so many ways to work out. Find the best exercises that give you flexibility for work and family/personal time.

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Africa African Music

“I Bless The Rains Down in Africa!”

In 2015, Paich, one of the singers, explained that the song Africa is about a man’s love of a continent, rather than just a personal romance. Lyrics of the song “Africa” by Toto I hear the drums echoing tonight But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation She’s coming in twelve-thirty flight Her moonlit […]

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Night Poem: Hope

Hope are stars glowing, Lined up dotted heavens It’s gold hidden in the cloak Only to wait to be unveiled

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 6

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 5

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Anatomy of Actions Challenge: Day 4

The 4th day of the Anatomy Of Action challenge and today’s action point is Beyond Buying. Today’s impression is from a friend, Ghanshyam Bhattarai. Did you know that some reports indicate we consume twice as many material goods today as we did years ago? We believe possessions will make us secure and happy, and the […]

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Anatomy of Action Challenge: Day 3

Today is the 3rd day of the Anatomy Of Action challenge, and today’s action is to grow your food. Backyard Garden A friend recommended that buying food locally grown from your farmer’s market or local grocer is a great way to minimize our environmental impact, but growing your food takes it to the next level. […]

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Love Poem: Drifting Stars

You remind me of drifting stars, Of sops ripening in the sunrise, I’ll cling to your arms as a child For you have become my world

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Anatomy of Action Challenge: Day 2

It is the 2nd day of the Anatomy Of Action challenge, and today’s action point is focused on using all our food. So I’m going to talk about how we can use all our food to avoid waste. Part-time farmer I spent half of last year’s yuletide holidays on the farm. The farm is more […]

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Fantasy: On My Word

My heart drums a familiar beat Each time my pen starts to work All nature gather at my feet, Little crickets swishing for more space, Shadows of ants behind the candlelight, And light-craving moths that crouch on my touch Cold wind makes me restless It flirts with my candlelight, Which dance wildly in a waltz […]

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Anatomy of Action Challenge: Day 1

The Anatomy of Action Hi guys, There’s an exciting challenge among the youth globally, organized by the UNEPMGCY – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY). While the youth is the main actor in this challenge, everyone is encouraged to get involved. The general theme focus on the food we […]

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Quote on Leadership

A visionary leader is one who looks beyond present circumstances, someone who dreams and dares.

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Beauty and Stones

Hills covered in green Towering over valleys, Stories of man’s invention; Iron snakes and rickety wheels Sunshine is colour of ripe wheat Children play in the prairie fields Morning air swing up tall trees Beauty is seen all over the land There is so much beauty around But stones in the hearts of many men

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Black and White

Black and white That’s just colours Of birds, cliffs or streams Black is a word A cloudy sky or a tuft of hair Both are colours of nature: Black talons of hawks White feathers of swans None of these guys cares Taste the sweet coke Ever awe over why it is coloured Or why skies […]

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Twist and Turns

Twist and turns; the song of life, Walk or run, up or down the cliffs, Vigor may come as a dream or wife

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The Importance of Folklore In Igboland (Uru akụkọ ifo baara n’ala Igbo)

The Igbo Storytelling Tradition Before the coming of the white man, the Igbo cultural society educated themselves through folktales. Storytelling was a revered tradition used to pass the wisdom of ancestors to the younger generation. It is assumed that anyone who can tell a good story is wise. The Igbo people believe in a supernatural […]

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Quote for The Week: Kindness

A true selfless act always sparks another – without fail ~ Klaus

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Life’s Flow by Robin Bliss

Going with the flow of life Or Rather starting to do so Just as water flows naturally To form runnels, streamlets To join the rivers which Also, flow to meet the ocean So our life’s flow onwards Never backward To join the great sea of eternity The marvelous oneness of which We are all part […]

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Martin Luther King Jr Day

Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day. To celebrate this icon I decided to post some of his quotes. 1. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. 2. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. 3. The time is always right […]

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You are Your Thoughts

Know that whatever you will become is a function of your thoughts. We are what we think. With our thoughts, we make our world. What you picture in your mind, your mind will accomplish for you. Consider the image above. While the world saw a cat, the cat saw himself a Lion! We could be […]

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African Proverb: On The Chameleon

Proverb: A chameleon that wants to survive from the burning bush must abandon the majestic walk of its ancestors. Origin: When there’s a fire in the bush, all living things around there fly, crawl, run for dear lives. Even the slowest among them will make a drastic effort to escape the fire. Chameleons are slow-walking […]

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