Bring It On

Hey, so lately, there is this wave of change that has sort of maxed, jazzed and most definitely thrown a curveball at me lately and words can’t seem to be enough.

Today, I write this blog not because I feel the most happiest, saddest or confused as yet but because despite it all, I am taking each situation coming my way with grace, hope, peace and joy knowing that God’s got me. Hence the courage to say, Bring it on!

You may notice I have changed the theme of the blog as well. So much change is happening to me and I’d really love to document it all as much as I can and any moment

These two quotes have spoken volumes to me. This one;

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. –Jimmy Dean

And this one by a very influential writer to my growing up days after high school;

Every human has four endowments – self-awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. –Stephen Covey

I also took a pause on my YouTube channel to figure it out and I talk about it all here Denise Tuyi Life YouTube Channel.

Enjoy my happy pictures taken by my friend Denis and le bro Japh as well some selfies from my Snapchat account tuyidee and other friends of mine…

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Love creating and doing digital marketing and I love it that I am evolving and seek to fly higher.
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Despite my back facing the camera, I’m always happy and captivated by nature.
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Feeling mellow yellow…
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Pure joy to me is smiling and meaning it, knowing that brighter days are ahead of us. Shot by The Japh
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Now pose, now werk.
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Pink and bling
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Pops of color by the pool.
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Chillen by the pool. Shot by Jessie G.
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Snapchat bliss
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Model behavior
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Selfie at the salon
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Different filter, different pose, same mirror background.
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Underneath the pretty tiny lights 🤩 Shot by Deni_Ray
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The shooter becomes the shootee… #BadPuns
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All good here…
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Sun kissed, happy and contented.
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Blending with them puffs.
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See thru.
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Illusions
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Drink, and pose…
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Ah to be engulfed by the lake breeze…
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Feels so good!
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To think or just to pose?!

There you have it, thank you for reading to the end. It’s people like you who make me want to do it more. Make sure to follow the page, comment below on how you intend to embrace change if you are going through one.

💫Peace Love Light 💫 your way, now and always.

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Dee Edibles

Food is such an important narrative when it comes to the way we live.

First, it’s a conscious decision we make and sometimes it’s an impulse we follow.

In my pursuit of healthy eating I want to promise you there’s no such thing as a perfect routine to follow in that, it’s so easy to fall of the wagon/train with all the constant ‘unhealthies’ flying by.

Over the past months or so I went, per usual, food photo taking. I had intentions of posting them but ended up having an overstock instead.
After much deliberation, now that it’s even a day late for my posting, I decided to create a blog on some of the memorable edibles and two latest ones to show you a little food journey I’ve loved to call, ‘Dee Edibles’.
Enjoy, dig in and be inspired to recreate if you can/want.

I love to serve my buffet eats in an assorted manner to bring out the colors and the flavour of course once I Strat eating. 
Close up…
In a buffet, I try to look for the healthy options to get the maximum nutrition from the meals. How do you serve your buffet?
I love farm grown veggies, so seeing this cabbage patch that seemed to have been overshadowed by weeds, I immediately took a picture of it and I have no remorse for it. It counts for food, right?
I rarely take soda but when I do, I go for the cutest soda cans or the reg citron proudly a Rwandan fave. This one is from Canada and I love it simply because…
…my brother DTM lives in Canada and this can just made me feel connected.
This isn’t considered like cheating, right? There’s some greens on ’em, yay!
Edibles… Hot cocoa and a stack of books I’m loving and plan to read…
Smoothie time…
Can you tell my drink of preference? Hint, I mentioned it in an early caption above.
Home cooked and yum!
They call me the morning eggs queen, and I won’t complain.
Brother’s portion. I only ate the green beans and potatoes because, celiac disease isn’t a joke.
May the egg series begin…
More eggs and other things I can’t eat.
Dinner selfie
My good humans. Love ’em.
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Cooked some chick’n
…and some mashed potatoes sprinkled with black pepper…
…dinner is served!
Healthyish
You bet ya!
Boiled sweet potatoes for breakfast? Yes please!
Home cooked
Simple platters
Table is set; tea time
Cheat breakie
Not such a cheat meal, don’t you think?
Simple salad
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Fruit time!
Fruit salad…
…and another one!
Chicken lickin’
White wine by the beach is all the amazeballs feels you could ever want
Homemade pilau
Cheat meal no lie!
Of eggs that make faces

Simple eats
‘nana bread for my humans
Cinnamon sweet potato for breakfast.
Ndengu delight
What’s a food blog post without a clean cut avocado?

Have you made healthy choices, or gotten off track as you follow your edibles route? I’d love to know, let’s chat.

In the meantime, 💫 Peace Love Light 💫

How to make long distance anything work (And a me photo sesh)

Well I’ll be absolutely truthful with you guys today. I honestly thought I got the long distance thing to a T but over time I’ve discovered that…

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Learn your best communication skills and try as much to be in contact with those you love.

I suck at long distance. Long distance friendships. Literally long distance anything.

You know they say out of sight out of mind and this rings so true especially when you look at simple friendships that have waned out due to distance.

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You’re doing alright, keep seeking ways to be better, do better, live better.

So today’s blog is inspired/powered by Faded Love Tinashe🎶 The beats and cadence are sick yo 🔥But that’s ‘nother story for ‘nother day 😊.

As much as I have it on replay, I am only left to think how easy we expect people to keep the relationship/business/relationship fire burning but on our side want to do the minimal least.

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In your thoughts and heart of hearts, would you rather be the one that people keep talking to, or the one that keeps looking for people to talk to?

This consequently led me to look for ways to make you ace this. Especially if you are like me with family and friends all across the globe and by globe I mean mostly Kenya 🤭Lol.

Here are ways to make Long distance ‘ships happen.

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Communication is key and so is the Peace sign😂

Be intentional

 

Sometimes it’s easy to lose contact with even the best of friends.  I do that a lot  and every time I catch myself forgetting someone important to me, I quickly shoot them a message, voice note or if I really need to call them I do that and make my hearts reverberations known to them.

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Feel me?

Keep close contact with those you care about

 

I know this may sound like the previous one but truth be told, if you keep close contact with them seldom will losing touch hit you. It will be a constant natural thing to do that a day of not speaking to them will be such a miss.

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With true relationships, you find it’s never a hustle to communicate.

Understand that it isn’t easy

 

You will need to remember it’s not easy as they say. It’s actually advised against taking that route unless you have built a friendship that has stood the test of time. These are friends you won’t have to seek a conversation with because it comes naturally, is fun and holds water in all facets.

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Build others up with your personality.

Let it be a mutual give and take

 

Don’t allow yourself to do all the talking, texting and calling. It’s only human to reciprocate what you get but also only fair for the other person id they are giving their time to ta and interact with you. This goes for businesses too, you want the other person to feel that what they give they too shall return.

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Your sense of belonging should never be diminished even if it means going away from home and those you love and care about.

There you have it! These are some of my tips that I have found as surefire ways to get back on track when you’re in long distance relationships, friendships, business partnerships and life generally away from those you are related to in any way.

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Keep being vigilant at ways you can improve and be good at long distance anything

I’m curious, are you far from those you love? How do you keep contact with them?

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You’re not alone.

✨°Peace° °Love° °Light°💫

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature

There’s never a chance that the beauty of nature fails to catch my sight!

You could say I am constantly seeking to immerse myself in nature or that there is a message hidden in my pursuit of seeing the magic in it all.

First, I savor the moments and it all in as much as I can. Then I try to capture as much beauty with my sometimes crappy camera phone and then I see the lovely enough to share picture with my friends and post. This doesn’t happen once, I am known to fill my various social media stories without a shame! Sorry not sorry?!

But in all seriousness, take a look at today’s images from almost a month of being sort of out-ish of office. Enjoy ♡

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I mean, can’t you just fall in love and Carpe diem right here?
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Hills to escape with the wandering eye…
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Sunrise AM
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Colors of nature
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Beautiful Rwanda
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Plain angels
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Rwanda pride
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Sunrise again!
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Never alone in nature
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Hello sunshine
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Touch of nature, blend in nature
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Views of essential beauty
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Greenscape
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Through the window
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Do you see thighs?
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Highs and lows
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Would you even filter that?
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Hedged out
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Green thumbin’
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Cabbage patch, oh to see one in forever!
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Now you know, I wouldn’t post nature without the scintillating beauty of flowers…
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Peascape
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No weeds can steal your shine cabbage!
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Mellow yellow bliss
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Orange you feeling this flower patch?
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How lovely!
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Focus
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Lakeshore
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Boat
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Beautiful arrangement
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Feel the nature
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A rose by any other name is not a cliche
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Pretty cute
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Colors of bloom
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Modern infusion of nature
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Swing your worries away, stay connected in nature!
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Any idea what name these flowers go by?
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Sun-sight
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Sums up what color pop really means

If you feel alive in nature, share with me how you capture it? How you savor it? Or how you perceive nature?

Let’s talk 😁

As always;

✨Peace, Love, Light✨

Is there such thing as an open book lifestyle?

Quick response, yes there is. And it’s achievable.
Is it the safest way to live? Well that depends, because sometimes not everyone appreciates it. But if you live for the audience of One then living authentically becomes more of a habit than a need.

The audience of One is a term used to mean living for the King of kings, unashamed and trusting His provision to be just and loving in all His ways.

On the road to being a transparent human, you’re likely to meet a lot of hiccups. Sometimes you feel like you’re not good enough, honest enough or courageous enough.

Most of the times it sucks, however the end result is ALWAYS rewarding because not for one bit do you feel regret for being your most truthful self.

What I’ve learned overtime is, not always will you be in a position to authentically be yourself and it’s okay.

The most important thing to do is to take a step back and figure out where you might have misstepped, work on that, seek help and begin again.

So my hope for you today from this blog post is: Live a little, speak your truth and seek to be the light you’re meant to be 💓

✨Peace Love and Light ✨

God’s got you!

By this title I can only just reiterate this truth as much as I can. Over the past month of May I almost lost it. Bad financial goals, friendships/relationships gone sour, living on a shoestring budget etc. but somehow I came out alive.

As we start June I want you to look back and see how far you’ve come and know that there’s much more ahead that awaits us. I won’t promise June will be any different but you know what, if God did it last month, He for sure will do it again and more. That has been the motivation that has taken me through it all.

I have had this idea to write today’s post from the beginning of this week and this morning as I was chatting with my lovely friend Shamim, she said the same words to me. The exact words of today’s title and it certainly wasn’t a coincidence. A kiss from heaven if you may.

Lately I’m reading devotionals that help me stay rooted in God and I am sincerely being lifted each day. One in particular has me consistently eager to devour the Word every morning you could download it as well YouVersion Bible App. A big shoutout to my girl Kelly for introducing me to the app, it’s everything I needed.

So if anything from today’s post tugs at your heartstrings, I hope one thing stands true: Let’s abide in Him and surely learn to live a life of contentment 💖

There is an old song by Carrie Underwood that talks of accepting the card you’ve been dealt with: Lessons Learned.

Thank you for reading today’s post, God’s got you in whatever situation you are going through.

✨Peace Love Light ✨

Finding Happy

All week I’ve been really trying to find what it truly means to be happy.
I’m sure you have watched one or two films, feel good videos, read an article on happiness, listen to the famous Pharell William’s song or simply listened to a talk about the benefits of being happy. Actually I have googled the benefits of being happy before and I can tell you stories.
It’s inevitable to miss happy being sold to you. Some make you laugh, others make you cringe while others tug at your heart in a way no one else would. You know, it depends on how you feel to either enjoy the notion of being happy or be nonchalant about it.
Back to my musings this week, it really got to me and I sought to find ways I can seek ‘happy’. Hence the title of today’s topic.
Some people advice you to create space for it, make it a reality even in the midst of a not so happy moment.
So I went forth and did some soul searching to find what ‘happy’ is to me.
This most certainly doesn’t mean the lack of your fair share of troubles it means sauntering on despite the troubles. It’s giving your best at being happy, hoping and working towards being happy.
You know that part you even try to turn a known adjective to a noun. Well I did it just so that I could fully grasp it all in its true light. I even went to ask myself if I was really happy the couple of times I professed to be. You know, from my ‘happy’ pictures. Of course at the moment of posting/taking the picture I felt happy but did that reflect what is in me?
Well, after the thinking hard on how to find ‘happy’ I realized there are certain things that prove true whenever you seek to be happy.
  1. Get real with your reality. If you are sad, be honest how you feel. If you can’t seem to find anything to make you happy, acknowledge that.
  2. Earnestly desire to change your nitpicking ways that make happiness a fable.
  3. Surround yourself with people who are equally seeking to be happy, inspire you to be happy and genuinely support you in your quest to be happy.
  4. Lean on God for true happiness. Beyond human support, God is the true source of happiness.
There is a scripture I’m sure you may have heard growing up:
Philippians 4:4 (KJV)Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. 
Then I bumped into this song by Plumb Beautifully Broken.
Here are some of my moments of ‘happy’ in front of the camera, an artwork of ‘happy’ and video of ‘happy’. Let them give you a smile as you traverse this thing called life!
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A little artwork by me to inspire you to be HAPPY 🙂
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I hope today’s post inspires you to be happy and joyful and life vividly aware of what it means to be truly happy.
Thank you for reading, xx.
♡ Peace Love and Light ✨