Lifestyle

A New Year After Loss

One year, that’s how long my family and I have not been with my sister. And oh boy has it been the toughest year of my life. And we are entering another one. For the greater part, I have felt lost and unable to express what happened to my family and how I feel. And...

Gift Giving – Choosing An Ideal Gift

Choosing an ideal gift for someone is not an easy task. The receiver gets to determine the value of the gift because what one considers best might not be for another. An adult may deeply treasure receiving a gift of sentimental value while a teenager might not...

Celebrate Christmas on a Budget

Christmas being the most wonderful time of the year as many may put it, is not so wondrous on a low budget. Without any lab work or scientific research, these 5 easy ways are a readily available remedy of how you can bring back the festive spirit without breaking the...

A Christmas Miracle

I have always had a tainted view about miracles. My reasons are not far-fetched in a country full of miracle babies and back to sender prophets who claim to walk on water, you can never blame me, such that I had limited miracles to the metaphysical world where rules...

Relationship Abuse

Lundy Bancroft once said “The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds from punches or slaps but are often not as obvious. In fact, even among women who have experienced violence from a partner, half or more report that the men’s emotional...

The True Meaning of Christmas

When you look outside the window in North America, Christmas looks like snowmen in old scarves and flamboyant hats. It looks like reindeers with red noses on white snow, waiting on Santa Claus to pop through the chimney – odd how he always misses his turn to...

By Gracias, With Love

What started out as a hobby evolved into a business venture. Gracias is a privately owned gift store found on a social media platforms such as Facebook under the name “Gracias Mate” which means thank you friend. GRACIAS is a Spanish word which means thank you. Gracias...

Wedding Traditions Across The World

Summer has long been defined as wedding season if you haven’t noticed, #summerwedding, has become a mainstay hashtags on Instagram posts at warm-weather nuptials. August and December have held the title of the most popular wedding months for a long time, due to...

Let’s all be outraged! #MenAreTrash

Ah November! Or Movember or NoShave November as it is commonly referred to, a time when men grow their beards out to raise awareness on men’s health issues. It is also that time of the year when we attempt to celebrate the men in our lives, in their jar opening, light...

How To Keep Safe In The Streets

The minute we leave the comfort of our homes, we are immediately vulnerable to danger. Not trying to scare anyone but this is the sad reality. Now that ‘Silly Season’ is approaching, crime rates will escalate. We have come up with a list of ways to minimize the risk...