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8 healthy ways to lose weight without negative effects

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Yes! this is the sister post to  "7 ways to gain weight" As some are on their journey to weight gain while others are looking for possible ways to shade some off.
 We are going to see ways one can lose  weight while looking good. We all fancy that fit body size.
Most times we wonder how some people manage to maintain their size and shape.

Losing weight has always being a hectic journey and not everyone who is overweight can actually do what it takes to lose weight. 

We are going to list few tips here on how one can lose some weight.

1) Change your lifestyle habits: This is like the foundation of every journey to weight lose. You find out that most over weighted people have some kind of habits that aid the weight gain. This makes them become fatter on daily or weekly basis, few of these habits or lifestyle could be; not being mindful of what they put in Their mouth, eating everything that passes by. What do you put in your mouth? Most over weighted people hardly stay a couple of hours without putting something into their mouth. 
To shed those extra fat, you need to change most of the habits that makes you add more weight.

2)Set a realistic weight loss goal: Yes I strongly believe that anybody who wants to lose weight  will be determined to do so.  It is very important that you set realistic goals, you need to weigh yourself and determine how many kilos or pounds you want to shed every week or every month and ensure to stick to the plan.

3)  Eat with Caution: You need to watch what you eat while on your journey to weight loss. You have to cut the intake of carbohydrates and ensure to reduce the intake of anything that contains fat or cholesterol, these are the main agents of weight gain, so in order for you to loose those extra pounds, you need to ensure you do not consume the food items that can actually feed your body with more fat. Reduce your carbohydarate.
Don't skip carbs entirely because you need energy for this journey.


4) Eat plenty of Fruits and Vegetables. We all know that fruits and vegetables play vital roles in the body. It helps us lose weight also,they are very nutritious to the body and acontains less food components that aids weight gain, that is why it is highly recommended that you take lots of fruit and reduce intake of processed foods.

5) Exercise Regularly: It is very important that you do lots of exercise,work outs. At home or the gym as you desire. 
You should ensure to exercise regularly, also ensure that you are consistent with it. The result of this actually lies in consistency. When you are consistent with your exercise, it will show on your size because the few fats that are already in your body will be easily burned out. 

6) Reduce or eliminate Sugar intake: It is very important that you avoid "sweet mouth" lol.  Lots of over weighted people actually have the tendency to eat more of sweet and sugary items. If you want to lose weight, you need to avoid sugar. Sugar actually does a lot of harm to the body when taken carelessly, asides the fact that it aids weight gain, it also causes diabetes so i would rather avoid it and ensure that most of the things i eat does not contain large quantity of sugar.

7) Avoid eating late at night: Most of us sometimes has indulged in this act of eating late for one reason or another, sometimes maybe we were busy all day and got back home very late as a result of traffic or office duties and all that. When its late and you must eat, you have to ensure that you take something very light and which does not contain Carbohydrate so it can digest as fast as possible, but it is highly advisable that you avoid eating late at night.

8) Drink Lots of  Water. Lest I forget this very important and vital tip in your quest to lose weight, you need to take lots of water . We have all been taught this right from elementary school and up till this moment, it is still being taught in schools that "Water is very important , it aids the functionality of all your body organs and helps to perspire. You need to ensure that you drink at least 2 or 3 liters of water everyday, this will help you greatly in losing weight. drink lots of water, also ensure to drink a glass of water before meal, so that you will not over eat. and ensure to drink a glass of water after meal as well, to aid digestion.

These are just a few of the numerous tips on weight loss, but most important in this journey of losing weight is that you have to be consistent, you need to ensure that you stick to the plans and ensure that you follow it so that your efforts can be seen after some weeks. It is not gonna be instant, you also do not expect top lose weight just within few days, you need to ensure that you practice all that have been listed above and even when the result is not yet visible you must continue and stick to it, consistency is the key for the result to finally manifest withing a reasonable number of weeks.

If this article blessed you, ensure to share with your friends and tag that friend of yours who has been battling to shed some weight, so that they will read it and also find solution to excess weight.

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6 amazing ways to communicate effectively in relationships

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Relationship is important to us, it is very important for the atmosphere of any relationship to be calm and friendly. Nothing survives in an uncondusive environment.

There is no other better way to have a smooth and calm atmosphere in your relationship than to communicate well,  build the relationship on friendship. Friendship is very important in any relationship and that is the foundation of every relationship between a man and a woman or any form of relationship at all.

Without friendship, the relationship will be a very boring one in which the partners will be seeking an escape route any moment because the relationship will seem to be a trap.

For one to have a lovely and healthy relationship, its very important for the parties involved communicate effectively.

I will share a few tips in this post on how one can communicate effectively in relationship so as to have a very healthy relationship without much complications,as no relationship is void of challenges.

Tips to communicate effectively in Relationships.

1) Learn to speak in a calm and reasonable volume while talking, be it in an argument or any of such scenario, it is very important that you communicate with the right volume so that you don't get aggravated or you do not get your partner to feel threatened by your volume or the violent tone of your voice.

2) Learn to Listen to the other partner: It is very important that you listen to what your partner has to say, even if he/she is talking nonsense, you still owe them that duty to listen to their view points and let your partner share his/her thoughts and say his/her mind as well.

If partners do not listen to each other while talking, it gives room for grudges and bottling things up till it explodes. You need to learn how to listen to your partner so that the communication process can be healthy and complete.

3) Don't try to win all Arguments at all cost: When your aim in any conversation process is to come out as the winner, (as if it's a competition) you are bound to miss some vital information during the communication process because your sole aim will be to win the argument or to be the victor while your partner will be "conquered". It is important that you argue when need be and make it a constructive one as well, also share your point of view while communicating so that there will be peace and harmony in your relationship.

4)Make eye contacts while communicating. This helps to build the connection between you two,it's healthy for partners, look your partner in the face and precisely in the eye while communicating. It helps to bond you two, also get to read the persons "non verbal Communications" from the eyes.

5) Choose a comfortable place when ever you want to discuss something very important  or something sensitive. You do not discuss something very important while you are grocery shopping or while driving. it is advised that you get somwhere very comfortable for both of you where you can both communicate and talk about the issue.

6) Remove distractions: This one is very very important. Remove all forms of distraction while talking about something important with your partner. One of such distractions is your phone. Answering calls or making calls while dealing with an important topic can be a huge distraction.
It is rude for your partner to be communicating something important with you, and you are busy flipping through a book or your phone and checking out your social media activities . haba!! It's bad!

These are just a few tips to help  us communicate better in our relationships. You need to know that communication is very vital for any relationship to remain healthy. Talk about anything and everything. Nothing should be off the table so that you will not make assumptions. Ensure that you practice these few tips above so as to make your relationship more rosy and healthy. GOOD LUCK

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Sure ways to maintain a positive attitude towards work and general lifestyle

Monday, September 11, 2017
In a world where too many things are demanding our attention at same time, is it really possible to maintain a positive attitude and be sane while handling all that needs to be handled? YES!

Lately, I was almost losing my head. Awww! A lot of things were demanding my attention at same time. All these things were very serious things that I cannot discard any or relegate any of them to the background. I had lesson notes to wrote as a full time teacher, I had blog posts to make, I had my Facebook pages to maintain, I had a manuscript to complete ( new book alert) and of course I have my daily chores to attend to. Which should I abandon? NONE!

The truth is that: If one doesn't take time, one might get pissed off with the load of work to do and at the end of the day,none is done,one isn't happy and additional load meets the present...Below are practical ways to maintain a positive attitude towards work and general lifestyle.

1) Create a to- do-list: Firstly, know that one cannot handle everything at the same time. It's beautiful to note that there are lots of things to be done.  You are practically write them out one after the other.

2) Start from somewhere: Start from the reachable to the unreachable. Start from where you can. If it's arranging the office first,do that before concentrating on other duties ( as the case maybe)

3) Be organized: Don't put two fists in one mouth. One at a time. When one is completed, face another

4) Catch some rest when you are tired, no matter how little they time might seem. A 5 minute rest can fix a lot. Rest when need be.

5) Strive to aim above mediocrity. Don't be comfortable with your present state. Stay updated, read,get information, invest in yourself

6) Develop self discipline. Be disciplined. You can train yourself the way you want to. Know when to say "Yes" and when to say "No". Control your desire.

7) Flee from procrastination
Be persistent
Select carefully
Be tolerant
Stay happy
Exercise
Dress well and don't forget to wear a good smile

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growing and going

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A Stitch in time saves Nile,Nine?

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Procrastination is deadlier than disease. It is a killer if time. Time lost can never be regained. Time is a valued asset to those that appreciate IT.

The saying " A stitch in time saves Nine" has raised lots of questions in my heart ans head. Questions like" Shouldn't it be Nile? Why nine?...

In my head it should be "A stitch in time saves Nile" why "Nile" you may ask..
We all know that Nile is a river and a very big one to start with. This simply means that a stitch in time saves, prevents lots of damage. A torn dress when stitched is saved from tearing beyond( becoming a Nile) the present state.

I couldn't understand why"Nine" was there in saying in the first place till I saw This!


Indeed, there can be multiple words for one particular thing. Different words, same meaning.


Meet an amazing speaker,trainer, certified coach a woman with a difference. Eden A. Onwuka

Thursday, September 07, 2017


Thexemplary: Today on Thexemplary is an amazing woman. An exemplary woman. An International John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker who offers workshops, keynote speaking, and coaching to aid personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven Leadership methods. With over 20 years’ leadership experience and the privilege of being mentored by some of the finest leaders, Eden offers hands-on expertise to her clients.


She admits that serving in various capacities has taught her that no task is too mundane and no goal too magnificent to explore. Her unique blend of compassion, insight and humor makes her easy to connect with. She describes herself as your friend, your mentor, your strategist, the girl next door, the voice within you telling you to raise the bar, your consultant, business partner, a safe place and the force which propels you up and out of your comfort zone.

Eden holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and an MBA. She attended Leadership classes for Sustainability in Harvard University, Boston Massachusetts and is the initiator and coordinator of Adopt A Widow (A.A.W), a grassroots benevolence project aimed at providing annual support to the bereaved women beyond their grief period. Her Global brand stems from successful interactions with people of different cultures, creeds and philosophies. She is a diverse speaker with the added advantage of having a well-rounded worldview. Her corporate industry experience spans Banking, Energy, and Consulting to multi-cultural teams. She Loves volunteering, Writing and travelling, writes a variety of genres from Leadership, Inspiration, Poetry and Short stories. Her passion for Women advocacy, Confident living and Wholesome Relationships is reflected in her work.

She is widely known by her reflective nuggets, thought provoking one-liners and the Brand name #SpeakerTrainerSage

Her marriage is blessed with three lovely children.

Thexemplary: Ma, we would like to know your opinion on the increasing rate of domestic violence and what encouragement or insight you can give to women, especially a Battered woman who thinks her life is over.

Eden:  I am of the opinion that when it comes to Abuse and being battered, there are several ways it can be handled. And though no one predicts being battered and in most cases, it has to do with the insecurities, lack of self-control and background of the abuser, there are things that we can do to mitigate its impact.

Preventive: This is a 'Before the fact' call to action where signs of abuse during courtship, dating are not swept under the carpet under the guise of 'Love'. Love does not thrive in Fear. Certain character indicators like uncontrollable anger, threats of bodily harm, lack of restraint, condescending interaction with the opposite sex, a control freak streak, alcoholism, drug use, inability to keep a job for down, chauvinistic tendencies  et al are a few of the signs that often escalate into full blown abuse in marriage. You may not be able to control the choices of others, but you can control the decisions you make before becoming entangled with an abuser. Look out for patterns in what they do. It speaks louder than potentials or what they say.

Adaptive: While this is not the advisable route, because  countless lives have been lost by those who honestly thought they could work things out with their abuser. This can be an alternative under extenuating factors if the abuse is triggered by substance use and accelerants and the parties involved are willing to seek professional help, therapy or patiently pursue forgiveness and reconciliation, after an initial season of temporary separation.

Receptive: This angle to battering will be the determining factor in how successful the victim becomes 'after the fact'. Most victims are shamed into believing that the abuse is exclusive to them, that somehow they deserve abuse, that they must be dysfunctional because they are abused, that their value and self-worth perpetually plummets in the face of abuse, that they must go on to live apologetic lives forthwith. This should not be the case. The Receptive route involves an honest appraisal of the situation for what is it: Abuse. Nothing more, nothing less. Without excusing the abuser and beating yourself down. To understand that this monstrosity cuts through age, class, education, religion and pedigree. To accept that it is sadly not uncommon. And to know that Help can be sought, and life after this phase is both possible and obtainable.

However, to get there, we must have a Perspective change. The greatest world changers, successes who rise after a bad break are those who have a mindset, thought patterns and an outlook on life which refuses to sink with the pain they've been dealt with. You must being to compartmentalize your life, so that one area of unfortunate feedback won't spill over and negatively mydefine the rest of your life. Your career, sibling relationships, gifts, talents should not be eroded because your relationship was abusive. Don't be ashamed of your scars, take your power back by deciding to use the curve ball thrown at you to lift others up. Your scars are proof you were worth the Win and you were bigger than what came against you. Leave to Live. Seek the help you need. Change your team, if your present team encourages you to remain beat up, trampled on and puts your life at risk.

Let me leave you with the Vintage words of my mentor Maya Angelou; 'We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated'. Remember you are Beautiful, deserving of True Love, and your Purpose goes beyond any season of pain.

Thexemplary: Thank you so much for your contribution. You are a blessing to our generation. You can follow Eden A. Onwuka on Facebook to learn and she what she offers.

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Do you know water can do these?

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Water is cheap yet one of the most needed in life.
     The benefits are too numerous to be mentioned,
     No wonder the sea animals have glowing skin.
     Some of the health benefits are as follows:
  •     Water helps to eliminate diseases
  •     Adequate intake of water regulates body temperature
  •      Takes away toxins from our systems
  •     Eliminates infection because of its flushing abilities
  •     Reduces weight (water helps a great deal   in weight control)
  •      Helps to reduce the risk of cancer
  •      Energizes and helps in blood purification
  •      Lubricates tissues and skin
  •      Promotes good breath
  •     Water keeps our vital organs hydrated


6 natural ways to whiten your teeth

Monday, September 04, 2017
                            
 We all would love to have sparkling white sets of teeth and I believe that everyone apprecites that confidence that comes with a sparkling teeth.

Lots of people have been looking for ways to get the teeth white and build back their confidence level. Well, search no further as the solution is right here revealed in this article.

Natural ways to whiten your teeth .

1) Brush your teeth after meal and after drinking any colored liquid. This helps you to remove the oil stains and the coloring that comes along with the food and drink that you have just finished consuming. Make sure you use a good toothpaste that has a good amount of fluoride.

2) Brush with baking soda:  Baking soda is a very powerful tooth whitening agent and it is commonly used in virtually all toothpaste worldwide. It has a very active whitening components that will help keep your teeth white.Some people add lemon juice to their baking soda for a quicker result.

3) Eat fruits and vegetables: Chewing fruits helps to clear the plaque which are on the teeth, it helps to remove the things that makes the teeth change color. Fruits that works so well in this regard are fruits like cucumber, pawpaw, watermelon, pineapple, strawberry and few other fruits, to name but a few.
Note that this is not a replacement for your normal brushing of the teeth after meals or drinks as stated initially.

4) Charcoal: Brushing your teeth with charcoal powder helps to remove the toxins in your mouth and also clears your teeth of the plaques that discolors the teeth.

How to use: grind charcoal, add salt and use as toothpowder to clean the teeth, wash off afterwards, you can use toothbrush and toothpaste to rebrush your teeth.


5) Fruit Peels: Yes its been discovered that rubbing fruit peels such like orange peel, lemon peel of banana peels on the teeth, helps to keep the teeth whiter. You can dry the Peel, grind and use as toothpowder.
Note: Not to be swallowed

6)Apple Cider vinegar: This is known to be a natural cleaning agent as well, it contains some components that cleans the teeth and also makes it shine white.
Note: This should not be left in the mouth for a long time and it is not advisable to be used daily, as constant use of it makes your teeth softer.

We all know that nothing good comes easy , it will take some time for you to see the desired result of your teeth whitening effort. Most importantly is that you ensure to be consistent with the required actions that you need to take, so that within a short period of time, you can see the resultant effect on your teeth and you can regain that confidence that comes with a glowing white teeth.

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Do you feel you are alone? See this!

Sunday, September 03, 2017
Life can be cruel atimes. Most times it seems as if we are all alone, it seems no one cares to know how we feel, what we go through, what we need, what we are expecting...The list is endless.

Overtime, people around us see us as superhumans, they see us as folks without challenges. Maybe because we always wear smiling faces, we try as much as we can not to look like what we go through. Yes! We need not look like what we go through. Nothing has ever changed as a result of wearing frowned faces. I even learnt wearing a frowned face has a way of making one look older than his or her age.  So we must say "NO" to that

Of course, challenges aren't easy to handle that's why they are called "CHALLENGES"
You must face them and not allow them defeat us.
Do you think what you are going through is worse than every other person's? NAY! YOU LIE! Step out, look around and see what people go through daily.. Life isn't always fair but in all things we are more than conquerors...

Are you suffering from pain? Physical, emotional? Whatever pain, be strong and don't give up


Are you in LACK? Check what you ain't doing right ( maybe in business or anything you want from, or you haven't anything doing, start something no matter how small.
Apply the principles of giving, it works.
Some of the challenges we go through are as a result of LACK of wisdom. It's wise to ask the maker for wisdom
Don't remain there.

What's my point? You ain't alone
Know this! Before you were conceived God knew you, he had already planned out things for you.. Don't allow yourself to be distracted.See Jeremiah 1:5 for more insight
Be positive in your confession
Be strong in faith
Be bold as a lion
Be courageous
Remember you are not alone. God loves you!
Be encouraged!

When negative thoughts fill your heart get yourself busy, dwell on the word, listen to gospel songs, sing songs, pray, talk to Positive minded people. Be positive.
We shall conquer.
AGAIN I say"BE ENCOURAGED!

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Stay tuned something fun will be coming soon- Give away

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Something fun is coming soon . Be expectant! Thexemplary blog will be one year by October. She's organizing amazing packages for her viewers, readers and followers.

This is how it will go:
---There will be amazing prizes given to readers with the highest comments on the blog. ( That is for those whose comments rank highest from 1st to 10th)

--- There will be free blogs for two intending bloggers( setup from scratch to finish)

---There will be gift items of handbags,fascinators, beads, sandals


---- There will be recharge cards of different networks issued out from time to time( from now to October

---- There will be free adverts for you on the blog  (we will help you promote your brand for a period of time free of charge)

You choose what you want from our options.
N/B: The recharge cards will be given out once a week from now to October

Thanks for being our viewer.
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STARTING SOON!
GOOD LUCK




You are so good by Sinach. Lyrics, video + download

God's goodness is immeasurable, unquantifiable, who are we that He is mindful of us, who are we that He has not made us. What have we that He has not given us. 
Let's keep praising God irrespective of our immediate circumstances. God remains FAITHFUL.

"You Are So Good Lyrics"

You are beautiful beyond all my dreams
Words can't describe Your loveliness
You are glorious in all of Your ways
You make my life so beautiful

Awesome God
You are so good
Awesome God
You are so good

In You there's no darkness
No disappointments
You are so good
In You there's no darkness
No shadow of turning
You are so good

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7 healthy ways to gain weight

Friday, September 01, 2017

"Variety"they say is the spice of life. The world would not be that beautiful if all we had were slim people. While some people love to be slim, there are also few  who are on the extreme side of the slim curve and would like to add some weight or to be "fleshy". Human wants vary. Some are on their way to weight loss while others are o their journey to weight gain.

This article is for those out there who have been looking for a way or the other to add some weight and to be a bit fleshy than they are presently. Good luck as you read

Here are a few tips to consider while on your search for some weight.

 Tips for Weight Gain:

1) Get lots of "quality sleep": Yes! sleep is one major source of weight gain. you find out that when you sleep enough, your nerves and muscles get well relaxed and thereby increases muscle growth. Sleep at least eight hours at night. It helps a lot

2) Eat at least 3 times daily:  It is advisable to eat often, you can always squeeze in a little quantity of food or snack as often as you can. Don't eat too much at a time rather, eat a little at a time but frequently

3) Drink lots of Milk: Milk contains lots of calories , the more you can take in, the higher the amount of calories that gets stored into your body system


4) Eat lots of proteins: it is important to eat foods that contains high amount of calories and also proteins as well as these works hand in hand to aid your weight gain, helps to repair worn out tissues.

5)Exercise, work out: it is advisable for you to register with a gym nearby to you, where you can get professional trainers, or do some work outs that can help develop your muscles. Some of these gym instructors can guide you on the various things to do and how to lift certain weights. Without lifting heavy things, the fats may tend to concentrate on some particular areas of the body and it will not be evenly distributed in the body. Workouts are very helpful


6) Don't smoke: Smoking is dangerous to your health it also dries up fat, shrinks organs and causes a lot of damage. When one avoids smoking, its easier to gain some weight.

7) Eat lots of carbohydrates: Foods that contains carbohydrates helps in weight gain, carbs are naturally energy giving and body building foods. Lots of them will help a great deal. There are lots of such foods that are easily available to you.
Note: On this journey, never neglect to strike a balance in your meal by that we mean. Eat balanced diet. Don't major on just a class of food.

These are just a few of the various things to do, that will help you add some weight. But also ensure that you monitor and track your weight gain and watch the progress, so as not to add more than you planned.

Balance is very important.

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20 powerful love quotes

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
1. "Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other."

— Rainer Maria Rilke

2. "Love is like the wind, you can't see it, but you can feel it."

― Nicholas Sparks

3. "Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."

— Franklin P. Jones

4. "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."

— Charles Schulz

5. "Love is that condition in which thehappiness of another person is essential to your own."

— Robert Heinlein

6. "Love loves to love love."

― James Joyce

7. "Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star."

— E.E. Cummings

8. "Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition."

― Alexander Smith

9. It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald

10. “If it is right, it happens—the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.” ------John Steinbeck


11. “You don’t love because: you love despite; not for the virtues, but despite the faults.”
--William Faulkner

12. “In love there are two things—bodies and words.”
---Joyce Carol Oates

13. “It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.”
---Roald Dahl

14. “The desire to get married is a basic and primal instinct in women. It’s followed by another basic and primal instinct: the desire to be single again.”
---Nora Ephron

15. “I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.” ----Alice Walker

16. “True love, like any other strong and addicting drug, is boring—once the tale of encounter and discovery is told, kisses quickly grow stale and caresses tiresome…except, of course, to those who share the kisses, who give and take the caresses while every sound and color of the world seems to deepen and brighten around them. As with any other strong drug, true first love is really only interesting to those who have become its prisoners.
 And, as is true of any other strong and addicting drug, true first love is dangerous.”
---Stephen King, Wizard and Glass

17. “Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other.” Rainer ---Maria Rilke

18. “I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty…you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.”
--- J. D. Salinger

19. “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.”
----Nicholas Sparks

20. “We love the things we love for what they are.”
---Robert Frost


How to make a circle dress

Monday, August 28, 2017
Sowing is creativity. Lately, there are million and one styles out there to be sown.
I came across this DIY step to step sowing and thought it wise to share. 
Sowing like every other skill requires commitment. Putting your heart to learning it, will enable you learn faster.
For start ups
You might need:
Needles
Tailoring chalk
Scissors
Thread
Learning paper( or materials that are cheap)
Pressing iron
Razor blade

Watch Iphie Annie's video below and see how easy it is to make a circle dress. Good luck

Would you try?



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3 Cs of customer service by Subomi


Subomi writes on investment, faith and social media, endowed with great gifts. She writes "The other day, I was in an airport toilet and I saw a cleaning checklist. It hung in a corner and it listed items to be cleaned, the persons responsible and the supervisor's notes. The checklist is updated after every shift. My observation got me thinking about three crucial components of customer service - Checklists, Confirmation and Consequence.

You see, we tend to think of service in terms of pleasantness or niceness. But the baseline for service is delivering a good product or service. Niceness is icing. But, there must be a cake first.

CHECKLISTS are about clearly spelling out what your team should do and when, so there's no ambiguity. It's about helping managers to keep track of deliverables and performance. If one item on the checklist is skipped, it warns you in advance, that customer service is being compromised.

I discovered that the military has an interesting way of giving instructions. After a superior gives a directive, the subordinate must CONFIRM that they understood by repeating it. If there's any variance, the superior has a chance to explain, until there's understanding.

When you visit a restaurant, the waiter typically writes your order. But sometimes, he returns with the wrong item! Apparently, what he heard was not what you said, or what he said was not what the chef understood. When a client orders a product/service, you must CONFIRM the specifics of their request, as well as their expectations, so you're on the same page. You may even do a follow up meeting. Sometimes body language communicates a whole lot more than what is in an email.


Finally, when there is no CONSEQUENCE for bad service, good service will never be assured. How many times has your flight been delayed in Nigeria? Typically, the airline says, "Sorry" and moves on. There is no financial consequence and as such, the delay will be repeated. Alternatively, with UBER, you can rate a driver poorly or complain if there's bad service, and you're guaranteed compensation. It is therefore in the driver's interest to not repeat the incident or he will face real consequences.

I strongly believe that any customer service process will not function optimally or successfully scale up, without Checklists, Confirmation and Consequence"
 What do you think?

By Subomi
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Most high by Nosa feat Nathaniel Bassey( lyrics+ download

Friday, August 25, 2017
Lyrics
Lyrics

Most High by Nosa Featuring Nathaniel Bassey

More precious than Sharon’s roses
You are the God of glory
The Angels declare You’re holy
They cry halle-lu-jah

You are Perfect in your ways
With you there are no mistakes
The works of your hands declare your praise
They cry halle-lu-jah

Chorus:

Adonai you are the Most High
Elshaddai You are the Most High God
King on High, You are the Most High
Hallelujah


The stars cannot match your brightness
You give the Sun its light
In you does my soul delight, yes
Halle-lu-jah

We join the Host of heaven
Lifting our hands up high
We cast our crowns before You


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How to make chicken sharwarma

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Another beautiful recipe is here for us to learn friends.. It's chicken Shawarma.
Chicken shawarma when properly made tastes like nothing buh sharwarma..lol

The main ingredients for Shawarma:

2 pita breads
2 chicken laps
2 chicken franks

Pita bread or shawarma bread or Lebanese bread is available at SPAR supermarkets in Nigeria. You get 2 Shawarma wrappers from 1 pita bread.

For the Chicken marinade:

These are what you will need to season the chicken which forms part of the shawarma filling.

A small piece of red onion2 cloves of garlic1 teaspoon thyme1 teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon parsley½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper½ teaspoon black pepper½ teaspoon salt2 Knorr cubes (chicken flavour)

For Shawarma Sauce:

For that creamy Shawarma Sauce that makes every bite memorable, you will need:

MayonnaiseThai
Sweet Chilli Sauce OR any Sweet Chilli SauceKetchup
Salad Cream
Parsley

Shawarma Vegetables:


The following also go into the shawarma wrap:

A small piece of Cabbage
½ Red Pepper½
Green pepper1
Carrot½
 Tomato

Watch the video to see the exact quantities of ingredients I added.

Serve with a chilled drink
Source: All Nigerian Recipes
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How to get rid of stretch marks

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Stretch marks can be very annoying when they are prominent. Getting rid of stretch marks require patience and consistency for a better result.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED
1 tbsp avocado oil
1 tbsp Shea butter
1 tbsp cocoa butter
1 tbsp lavender oil
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp Vitamin E oil
1 tsp miracle powder


 PREPARATION PROCESS
1) Using a double boiler, melt all the ingredients
2) Put out of heat once it's melted
3) Whip properly until you get a creamy paste.
4) Store in a cool dry place in an airtight jar.


STRETCH MARKS OIL

INGREDIENTS NEEDED

3 tsp sesame oil
1 drop lavender oil
1 drop sandalwood oil
1 drop frankincense oil

 PREPARATION PROCESS
Mix all the oils in a bowl and start using.

Below are other methods explained in a video( Best info). Check which is easier for you.



Health benefits of ginger

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

We all have been eating ginger as part of spices being used to prepare our meals.
Ginger is one medicinal herb that has been in use for years,  the Chinese and the Indians have been using ginger as a major medicine since their early days.

I think they are the first set of humans to discover the medical benefits derived from ginger.

We are going to look at a few of the health benefits we can get from consuming some quantity of ginger.

Health benefits of ginger

1) Prevents Stroke and Heart Attack: Ginger has been known to contain lots of anti oxidants and other medicinal components, it helps to fight against blood clothing which is one or the major cause of stroke or heart attack. When you consume some quantity of ginger alongside garlic and onion, it helps to keep you healthy and makes your blood flows normal without clotting.


2) Relieves Morning Sickness or Nausea: The use of ginger helps to relieve those suffering form all kinds of nausea and morning sickness, it is more effective when it is used to treat morning sickness.
Though it is safe to consume some quantity of Ginger, but ensure to talk to your doctor before you take any quantity of ginger , to ensure that it will not have any side effect on your health as an individual.

3) Immune system booster: Due to the various medicinal benefits of Ginger, those into Ayurvedic medicine has further researched on the power of ginger to boost the immune system and it has been discovered to be a major source of immune booster, in that it helps to keep your body free from toxins which harm your health.

4) Fights against Bacterial Infection: Ginger is one major herb being used to fight lots of bacterial infections in our body. It has been discovered to be more powerful than some of the conventional Antibiotic tablets that are being sold in the drugs stores.
Ensure to consume some quantity of ginger and you are sure of keeping bacteria at bay.
             


5) Reduces Blood Sugar level: researchers have also found out that taking a small quantity of Ginger powder daily for some period of time, helps to reduce the sugar level of the blood and this is very helpful for those who are diabetic.

There are lots of other important uses of ginger to the health beyond the few that i have just listed above.
One can not over emphasize the benefits derived from ginger and how it can hep you stay fit and stay healthy. Ensure to make this powerful spice your kitchen companion so as to stay healthy and fit.

N/B: If you have health issues, seek medical advice. It's not advisable to take self medication

20 quotes about women

Monday, August 21, 2017


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 1. "You should never be surprised when someone treats you with respect, you should expect it."
― Sarah Dessen, Keeping the Moon


2. "The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience."
— Emily Dickinson

3. "I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that's me."
―Maya Angelou


4. "What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."
― Jane Goodall


5. "A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
---Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
               
6. Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
---Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

7. I would always rather be happy than dignified.
---Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

8. I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
--Anaïs Nin

9. You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.
--Brigham Young

10. There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
---Mae West

11. Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
---George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?

12. As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
---John Lennon
                   
13. Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
---Nora Ephron

14. When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.
---Bette Davis

15. Well, it seems to me that the best relationships - the ones that last - are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is... suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
---Gillian Anderson



16. A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.
---D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover

17. What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce.
---Mark Twain

18. I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.
---Jane Austen, Persuasion


19. How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?
---Anaïs Nin

20. No woman really wants a man to carry her off; she only wants him to want to do it.
---Elizabeth Peters




How to make money online

Friday, August 18, 2017

It has always been the desire of every man to be financially free and able to afford whatever he or she  wants in life.

Financial freedom will remain a wish until one  devises a means of earning extra income( passively) . In order words, side income which is totally different from your normal regular source of income.

There are so many means by which we can earn some passive income in our society today.
 I would suggest that you start off by examining your immediate environment and find out what services or products are lacking around you. Very necessary.

Items that people have to go very far away before they can purchase it or services that is not being rendered within your locality.
when you are able to discover any business or service that is not being provided nearby, you can either go into such.
If you find a partner whom you can jointly establish such around your location it's a welcoming idea but be careful who you do such with. Someone who knows about the business or service very well, someone you can partner with in business.

There are lots of business ideas that one can work on. Small scale businesses that can generate passive income while going about your normal work or business.

I will list a few of them here and I hope you benefit from these information and take action immediately. Knowledge is not enough until it's applied.



1) Network marketing.
 So many of us have heard this "Network marketing" several times but we somehow underrate or overlook the potentials of this business or income model.

This is basically a kind of income stream whereby you get products from companies like Swiss gold or forever Living products for instance and you sell among your friends. You get to make money by distributing the products by hand, market the products to your friends and contacts.

2) Referral Marketing.
This is another good source of passive income and it mainly entails you leveraging on your network and contacts. You get to make money from your list of contacts if you have skilled people in your contacts or network of friends and buddies, you can always make money by marketing their skills to other individuals or corporate bodies and you get to make an agreed percentage of income from whatever they are being paid for their skill.

For example, if you have a highly skilled programmer and you get to meet with a company or an individual who needs programming job to be done for him or her, you can simply refer your programmer friend to the person and you negotiate how much you will be paid for bringing the job to your friend or contact.

Note: On knowing this, you need to keep your skilled friends closer because you never can tell when their services will be needed by someone you know.



3)  Rental Business.
This is another small scale business that you can always engage in, by renting all kinds of items out. ranging from novels, or other kinds of books, chairs, tables , canopy and cooking utensils for ceremonies.
This is a very wide income stream because there are lots of items that you can rent , including sound equipment and light equipment , musical equipment as well. it all depends on your budget and what you have a little knowledge about.


4) Sell your skills.
Yes you read right. Lots of us have all kinds of skills with different level of expertise. You can always leverage on your skills. whatever your skill may be , be it cooking or painting or singing or sowing or hair dressing, you can always make money from it at your free hours. I know of some young ladies who has skills of teaching and they gather some kids during the holidays and teach them for a fee, some also do home teaching jobs as well. The list is endless of skills that you can use to make money.
whatever your skills may be, try to harness and develop it and cash in on your skill as soon as possible.

5) Being an Angel Investor or Financier.
This business requires you being a partner by investing in businesses that needs liquidity to be able to produce or offer their services, you can simply invest in the business and instead of collecting interest for your investment , you can negotiate for equity in the business whereby you are now a shareholder in the business and you are going to be paid a share of the profit that comes from the business. This is a very profitable income source but you have to do a lot of due diligence.

I will stop the list here , but really there are so many kinds of things that we can do on a small scale, that will generate some side income for us while we go about our daily jobs.

it is time you have another income stream to assist your main source of income. this is one of the biggest secrets of the rich. They have multiple streams of income.

Look around you and make some research around your neighborhood and you will discover a business you can start or a service you can render.

Be the Woman

Thursday, August 17, 2017

To All Women

Be an *Esther*, bold and courageous enough to stand for the truth, to voice your opinion and fight for the good of others, even when it means to sacrifice yourself. If God has put you in a position, it is for a purpose. Never be afraid to heed to that inner voice.


Be a *Ruth*, loyal in all your relationships, walk the extra mile and don’t quit when things get tough. Someday, you’ll see why it was all worth the effort.

Be a *Lydia*, let your homes be open, let your hands be generous, let your hearts be big enough to help anyone in need. Joy is greatest when shared.

Be a *Hannah*, never cease to pray. It will never be in vain.

Be a *Mary*, humble and submissive. You don’t have to be great for God to use you, you just need to obey.

Be a *Dorcas*, use your talents, however small it may seem to bring a smile on someone’s face. You’ll never know how much it can mean to someone.

Be an *Abigail*, remember how each decision can turn your life around for good or bad. Be wise.

Be an *Elizabeth*, never doubt what God can do. Miracles do happen.

Be a *Mary Magdalene*, never let your mistakes and judgments of other people stop you from experiencing true joy in Jesus.

Be a *Rebekah*, never forget that true beauty lies within. Draw your man closer to God through your character.


Share with all women to encourage them. And to all men to encourage the women in their lives.

I saw this post on watsapp and it inspired me. I don't know who the author is. Please if you do kindly comment on the comments box so that I will give credits to the person.
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Natural remedies for pimples

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

At some point in our lives as humans, we have all gone through the embarrassing appearance of pimples on our face.
Asides how embarrassing it is, it also is painful at times and even makes our face discolored with black spots everywhere.

Getting rid of pimples has been a very long battle for some over the years. Lots of people has tried all kinds of remedies that they can think of  and even those that people recomends from just about anywhere.

We are going to find out some very easy solutions to get rid of pimples from your face and to get that smooth and  sparkling face that you had always wanted.

Remedies to Pimples,

1) Ice: Using Ice on areas of he face affected by pimples can help to reduce the swelling and also to improve blood circulation on the affected area of the face. Ice helps to push out the conjured or oil which has concentrated on a particular spot on the face thereby causing pimples.

2) Toothpaste: Yes most people does not know that toothpaste can be used to fight pimples and to get rid of pimpled from he face.  You apply some quantity of white toothpaste on the affected part before going to bed for the night and gently rinse off the next morning. you will be amazed at how fast the pimples will clear from your face.

3) Garlic: Garlic has been used over the years for so many different purposes and the world at large has come to know how powerful and medicinal it is.  Cut one clove of garlic into two and rub the affected place on your face where the pimple appears, with the cut garlic cloves and leave it for like 5 minutes before washing it away with lukewarm water. Ensure to repeat the same process a couple of times a day for quick and fast solution.

4) Honey: Use a piece of cotton wool and apply some quantity of honey on the affected area of your face where the pimple appears and leave it for like 30 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Ensure to do this a few times in a day for effective result.

5) Lemon Juice: Use a clean piece of Cotton and apply some juice of lemon (lime) on the affected place before going to bed and rinse off when you wake up in the morning.


6) Steam: Steaming is very effective on a face that is being troubled by pimples. What you have to do, is to boil some water and pour into a clean bucket and put your face at a safe distance facing the bucket and allow the steam to come in contact with your face for some minutes. afterwards, you rinse your face with lukewarm water and allow it to dry, and apply any oil free moisturizer after the steaming and drying process.

I think these few tips should be helpful to someone who has been looking for some home remedies to get that pimples out of your face.
These tips are simple but very effecting and also it does not cost you much to get the items mentioned in the list.

Also ensure that you keep your face dry and clean so that pimples will go off your face faster.