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
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…
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.
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 ♡
If you feel alive in nature, share with me how you capture it? How you savor it? Or how you perceive nature?
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 💓
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.
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 💭
That’s it for today, wish you all a lovely time and as usual:
✨Peace Love and Light ✨
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 “frugivorous” to mean fruit eating. And what word geek on earth wouldn’t smile at that quip of intelligence? Not me! 🤪
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 ✨
I am not a huge fan of caffeine but when it comes to #tea I get a little more excited than I’d normally get. Thing is, duh, tea has caffeine, so definitely I take it all in like a guzzler would. But the kind I like better doesn’t have caffeine per-se so follow along to see what I mean.
1. Green Tea
There are days I’ll wake up with a dire need to stay sane and since coffee gives me the shakes; I opt for the more healthy and beneficial tea. Green tea. Full of antioxidants and a wake-me-up kind of twist, this tea has healed, woken and helped this sistah maintain her weight!
You know it’s a real deal when it can both wake you up and cinch that waist like it’s no one’s business.
For optimum benefits I take my GT sugar free but you could start with honey to taste.
PS: I am actually sipping some of that goodness as I write this post 🙂
2. Infused Teas and Regular Tea
I bumped into these teas accidentaly. You know the way you rummage around supermarkets looking for something new, to explore and give a try? No? Okay, maybe it’s just me. So this time I got excited when I read the contents of my first package, spiced tea and it had all the necesarry ingredients for spiced tea. And if you know your girl, convinience is all I’m here for. I tried the tea and I was hooked. Next up I tried their sweet peppermint and my word it was better then I went to the fruit infused kind and this girl is never turning back! I am yet to try all the teas in this brand but when I do I’ll let you know.
Which brings me to a crucial point, this post is not sponsored so these are very personal reviews of teas I’ve come to love and cherish.
Honest to goodness, I’d recommend you to try them.
I tried the Ketepa brand (a Kenyan tea brand) with infused fruits in it but the taste of these teas beats them by far. I have pictures of them on my twitter account somewhere on @DeniseTuyiLife.
I have tried other teas such as Lipton’s and the likes (don’t have the pictures though) so no bias here. It’s all about trying you know so in future I might land on a tea that will blow my mind so be sure to see that one too 😉
You know the way black tea is called, strong tea or sturungi or mukaru depending on where you are from? Well I like mine strong but sometimes when I am running late even a mild tea would push me to where I need to be.
Here are some of the images I’ve taken overtime and a video with my currently favorite hot mug!
So guys, there you have it. I loooove tea that much. If you know any that I should try let me know in the comment section below ♥
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For years now (about 3 to be exact) I’ve stayed of wheat which is a common ingredient of most breads widely sold.
Reason being, I’m gluten intolerant meaning eating anything with gluten- a protein found in wheat and certain foods- automatically sends my body out of whack. In short, it affects my small intestines. A medical issue that I won’t address today.
I’ve survived on other non-gluten eats and it’s really interesting how many options there are especially here in Africa. All you need to practice is a strictness when you go out, visit friends who don’t know your condition and sometimes turn down certain meals because your health matters and when your flare ups come calling you (not your friends) will suffer. In all honesty, it’s a delicate dance between being social or coming off as aloof.
When I first saw a gluten-free bread in a store here in Kigali I was intrigued. I had read about them, researched on how to cook them but never actually tasted one.
If you consider intrigue the reason to buy the ‘loaf’ hoping that’s what they are called 😆, then the pricey tags they come with shouldn’t scare you. But if you want the entire truth, I wouldn’t advise you to buy it on the regular like you would buy a regular ‘daily bread.’
My tip to save money and still have a healthy meal by you is to make your own bread or buy other alternatives that leave you satiated through and through. Also, keep looking, you are one step closer in finding a healthy go-to meal-in case you don’t have one yet.
Honestly, I never thought I’d ever write about bread any time soon. And if you ask my family me and bread were pretty an inseparable growing up until I got the autoimmune disease I mentioned above.
You can imagine how giddy this girl was when I read ‘gluten free’ on the package as I checked out in that store. Sheer bliss coupled with intrigue!
Here are the images and different angles of the bread I tried to capture, dig in!🍴
PS: The bread is from a German gluten -free company Schär and according to it’s details and ingredients it’s a wholemeal bread.
Will keep reading to find any side effects and update you accordingly. Although I wasn’t affected at all when I ate the slices.