Switch things up.

Switch things up.

I am constantly reading articles online, on my desk, next to my bed anywhere really. You could blame it on my need to be better and pursuit of growth or that the affinity for reading has been ingrained in me for the longest time.

I won’t dwell on that bit so much because it’s a prelude to today’s blog post.

From time to time I am known to switch things up. To take things from a dull 50% if you may to a 100%. That is to say I on a mission to be a better person.

If you follow me on my Facebook page you have probably read some of the thoughts I’ve had and quotes to with those thoughts as well.
While I’m not entirely sure of what lies ahead on this being better not bitter road, one thing’s for sure there is growth looming forward.
And what better way to grow than in a positive mindset.
Being better requires switching up certain ideologies, ways of doing things and what I allow to infiltrate my mind.

It requires having a thorough and honest soul search, a total surrender and a willingness to accept defeat from past experiences and allowing them to shape us for the better.
So with that said, I would like to know if any of you are in a space for change, or switching up the way things are going in your life. Let me know in the comments below.

Peace Love and Light ✨

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Find your passion and live it out loud

Find your passion and live it out loud
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Sky high, touch…
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Bliss

Today I almost got too busy and forgot to blog! Blame it on the tight schedule that had me forget to plan for it. I am so glad my mind caught up with me and returned me back to my place of sanity.

As you can now tell by the title, it’s about Β finding your passion and sticking to it then living it out loud.

Truth is it’s not the easiest thing to do. Given with life’s situations and the hectic days we face day in day out. It’s really a huge feat if one can truly live out loud when it comes to their passion.

Some of the most common things that people blame is the classic time, money or support you need.

You know all these three mentioned above are just a small fiber of whole tapestry of a fine garment that is you.

That’s why you will read articles that ask you what is holding you back or if you had nothing to lose what would you rather do. You know the beautiful clickbait that makes you want to sail in the wind and live like no tomorrow. Yeah, I have read them and I have mastered their plot lines but something in them fails to persuade even the uncanny critic in me. I don’t know about you but somehow it takes an inner nudge to have me live the said life of passion.

You know, the once in a while angel on your shoulder whispering you sweet nothings, scratch that. The inner voice that tells you it’s up to you to live your best life right now. The one that if you have Faith and believe in God is called the Voice of Truth. You don’t get it anywhere, you get it in proper soul searching, proper realisation that it’s you and you alone can have a self-willing belief to do things that you are meant to do, achieve Β and expand in.

The power to propel you however, has nothing to do with you. The creator of all, He who formed your innermost being and all things you knows how unique you are, how well equipped you are for the task and how in the long run you will affect those around you.

Passion is just juice and for it to work best it requires a power beyond you. To some we call Him God others have their own way something I never try to argue on as faith truly stems from a place of oneness with our Maker, creator God. How you perceive and receive Him should boil down on how you encountered His great Love, and power. (A whole other topic to be discussed on its own.)

So some tools that I believe are a total crush course to living your life passion-filled; Let it be your own idea– stemming from inside you and powered by God’s goodness over your life.

I’ll leave you with these images of me in what I’d say is me living my life passionately.

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Tell me your passion and I will share mine…
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Japh shot me!
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Views
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Touch the sky
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Pose
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Tough as I can get
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I see a birdie
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Feel the sun!
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Asked my bro to make me look like I ate this cactus, did I do well? I know Japh took a stellar pic though.
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Chomp chomp!
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Shortie by nature
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Argghhhh…
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Smizin’
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Peek a boo
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Ferntastic!
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Feels
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Can’t touch this!
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Flowers that captivate!
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Sensational!

 

As always:

✨Peace Love and Light ✨

At one with nature

At one with nature

As you can tell by now, it’s #BlogThursday
It’s on this day that I get to share my thoughts with you lovely people. And today’s topic is one that tugs at my heartstrings each passing day.

I’ll be honest, this week hasn’t been one to write home as happy. Certain inevitable things happened and boy did I think I was doomed. Keeping a positive outlook even when things are going south, is something I realize I tend to revisit every time I have a crisis.

Some of the most important triggers that have reminded me to stay calm in times of hardship have to be my trust in God’s unfailing goodness, seeking out wise counsel and listening to wise people in my life like my awesome brother who is waaaay much older than his years, good music and mostly basking in nature’s goodness.

Today my focus is on nature and how it has helped me regain my much needed pursuit of ‘centredness’. I don’t know about you but something about nature restores in me a peace and assurance of trusting the process and knowing that in the end, after growth, rebirth and renewal. It’s spiritual and a reminder of what God is constantly doing in the lives of those I am with and a source of reflection about who I am.

This week, I share with you images that have spurred me to brilliance in my flickering spirit borne by the beauty and bliss nature unequivocally provides.

To nature we go
Water drops from the tree; kissed by nature
Fancy walking in my boots?
Walking in nature
Oh, to touch the cluster of flowers
Keep walking
If I see correct, that’s a wondrous looking flower
Glorious beauty juxtaposed in nature
Nature wonderland
Peace in nature, God speaks-take time to listen
What is your focus?
Blissful views
Vroom!
Japh and I: #BroSisDuo
Perspective
Feather to fly
Smell the feather
A conglomeration of beauty
Tarmac eye-candy
Bask in the goodness of nature
Alive in nature
Pretty pretty
Yumness in all greeness
Views
Views part deux
I have this thing with floors… Coming soon in a different post.
Views part trois

 

Are these daffodils?
Such a sight of beauty!
Perfect for a hot day
Bliss
Growth comes in many ways

 

Well trimmed beauty
Another well-trimmed beauty
Ah, beauty!
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This looks so comfortable; but as you know they say, looks can be deceiving.
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A rose flower had to be in this blog for sure!
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Perception
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Parking lot beauty
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Beautiful mimicking of nature brought inside
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Parking lot life
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Not that shabby
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Mellow Yellow
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Adorned
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Solitude
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Calm
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Beautiful

Bonus video, this soothing water fountain #PressPlay:

Let’s talk, how do you beat not so good situations? You know the ones that feel like you’re jumping from a hot fire to another hotter one πŸ’­
That’s it for today, wish you all a lovely time and as usual:
✨Peace Love and Light ✨

For the love of fruit πŸ“πŸ’πŸŽπŸŠπŸ₯πŸπŸπŸ‰πŸŒπŸ‡

For the love of fruit πŸ“πŸ’πŸŽπŸŠπŸ₯πŸπŸπŸ‰πŸŒπŸ‡

Do you constantly have a need to live a healthy lifestyle?
For someone who is conscious about their health and what enters in their body, I’m constantly trying to ingest as healthy meals as I can. It doesn’t have to be grand or expensive.
Lately, I’ve taken a keen interest in fruit and I’m loving the benefits from them. Mostly because of the chock-full of benefits that come from having fruit.
Interestingly, I learnt a new word this morning before penning this blog and it really made me giggle a lot. The word β€œfrugivorous” to mean fruit eating. And what word geek on earth wouldn’t smile at that quip of intelligence? Not me! πŸ€ͺ
That said, I decided to inspire you in ways I found to incorporate fruit in your diet as much as you can.

1. It’s advisable to buy fruits that are in season as this is the best bet at getting a good bargain.

2. Incorporate fruit in creative ways so that it doesn’t get monotonous.

3. Make sure you don’t store them for too long and they lose their nutrition, taste and look.

4. Don’t do it in excess, incorporate other healthy options to eat.

5. Enjoy fruit as much as you can and love it!

As always, to each of you, I say:
✨Peace, Love and Light ✨

Thank You

Thank You

So as you know by now I turned a year older early this weekβ€”Monday the 16th to be precise 😊
This week I thought it would be decent of me to make this blogpost to say thank you. Thank you to all of you who took time to send me wishes, gift me things (a first at that), hold me in prayer or simply take time to send me a sweet message/phone call.
It was a beautiful day full of love and my heart was filled to the brim with all the good vibes sent my way.
Here are a few images from the day and me donning some of the cute clothes my friends because those are some stylish clads I got πŸ˜πŸ’ƒπŸ½

Sneaky birthday letter from my bro
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Hugs for my Dee
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Sweet Keke for the hugs too
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Sweet surprise from my adorable colleagues Keke and my twin Dee πŸ™‚
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Thoughtful calligraphy and gift inside by the amazing Noella.
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Yummers by the Jude
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My beautiful colleagues gave me sweet and thoughtful gifts πŸ™‚
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πŸ˜›
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Cheers with El Japh
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My Peepos
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Sweet and cute gift from AZ
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Decadence
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Birthday dinner courtesy of the lovely AZ

Onto the fashion killin’ side:

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Giggles
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That badass pose
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Cowgirl feels
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Robotics
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Feels
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Sublime
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Happy Soul
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On that, “Don’t mess” killa pose
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Shawty flo’
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Happy girl feels
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Dee OG
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Peace
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Until next time, see ya!

In case you missed my Monday Vlog, watch it right now on: 27 things I am grateful for || Denise Tuyi Life. Don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe for more videos.

As always,
✨Peace Love and Light ✨

One year of hair growth

One year of hair growth

Howdy friends… By now you know what day this is. In case you don’t, this is the day I get to blog πŸ’ƒπŸ½
I’m excited about today’s topic 😁 mainly because it’s about growth ☺
Today I am talking about my hair growth, more specifically my dreadlocks πŸ’πŸ½
As you all can tell by the topic my dreads have been around for a year come 16th April which is this coming Monday. For a whole year I have tried to decode my dreadlocks. There is a day I wake up and they stick up and days they look like they just need a proper shaving. Well to be honest there hasn’t been a day when growing my dreads from little baby locs wasn’t an unsure step. I tried to read, use techniques I thought would help, I even decided to go to salons something I rarely do but them baby dreads weren’t as cooperative as they ought to. Now, I’m told it can take eons for your young dreads to mature and look neat so I was willing to take the plunge. Obviously having thought about it and decided to put them on from scratch I went the extra mile and so far so good. Granted there are days I want to cut them off but today is not the day. Today I take you through some of the memorable moments I had with the dreads as they get ready to turn one year this coming Monday which happens to be my birthday too, so yippee πŸŽ‰(Watch out for a Vlog post this coming Monday on my YouTube channel: Denise Tuyi)
Scroll on to see the images to see my growth over the past few months. I am excited for growth πŸ€­πŸ˜ƒπŸ™ŒπŸ½

As usual:
✨Peace Love and Light ✨

Sourcing for inspiration

Sourcing for inspiration

To be honest I haven’t felt like writing this blog all day. As you can see it has come in a little later than usual which is unlike me. All day I’ve been mulling over what to post, what to scrap and how to tell it. That and a busy day, hehe.
There’s so much I’d love to say and scream and yell and cry but sometimes the best way to gain traction is when you let other people who can express what you feel, think and want to say speak. This sometimes comes through quotes or videos but today, I am more inclined to use quotes that spoke to me and expressed how I felt. Most of these images are screenshots from Instagram while others are images sent by friends or those I screenshot from my friend’s whatsapp stories.
That said. Let them inspire you for when you feel down and unworthy of having a smile. (You are allowed to screenshot or download them too)

PS: Most of the words I stumbled upon from the poet Danielle LaPorte’s instagram page while the rest from Jenna Dewan-Tatum.

I want to hear from you, how do you source your inspiration? Does it come naturally or do you have to seek it? When it does, are you surprised and baffled, or are you impressed and grateful? Chime in.

And as usual, thank you for joining me today.

✨Peace. Love. Light.✨

To each of you.