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16 Things I learnt in 2016

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One of my favourite YouTuber did a video post entitled '16 things I learnt in 2016'. This video inspired me to write this blog post. Here are  sixteen (16) things I learnt in 2016 that changed my year. Leave a comment below telling me some of the things you learnt in 2016.

1) Be Positive I have learnt how powerful positive thinking can be. I always thought I was a pretty positive person; however 2016 taught me that I harboured a number of negative thoughts in my mind that held me back from achieving greatness.So, everyday I try my best to project the thoughts that I want to materialise in my life. It is a work in progress but my life has improved as a result of positive thinking.


2) Change is Good I have said this countless times. I fear change. I like the certainty that comes from familiarity. However, in 2016 I changed jobs, friendships and relationships and now I understand that in order to grow and improve you have to make changes to your overall life.

3)Vision Boards are…

5 Tips for Dealing with Holiday Stress

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By the time you read this post I would have started my holiday road trip. The first road trip I took was in summer and it was great!!! You can check out pictures from this road trip on Instagram at #lionheartroadtrip2016. For daily updates on the upcoming trip, you can follow me on Instagram at Lionheartweekender .


Blogmas Days 11-12
One way I deal with my holiday stress is to take a vacation. However, here are five other tips to help you deal with holiday stress.
Avoid Traffic/ Conduct Business EarlyOne of the most stressful things during the holiday is traffic. You can deal with traffic in one or two ways: first, you can choose not to go out or you can conduct any errands earlier in the day. Lunch time or evenings are the worst time to head on the road. So, consider the traffic situation before leaving home.

No Last Minute ShoppingDo not shop last minute. Last minute shopping is one of the most stressful thing you can do during the holidays. This is due to the fact that you are not t…

Time Machine

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Blogmas Days 8-10 Yes, I am aware that for everybody else Blogmas is over. However, I have taken a time machine and for me Blogmas I still in effect (No, I am not crazy, just late).  Here is a peep of days 8-10.









Happy Holidays from Jamaica

When Reality Meets The Dream

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Blogmas Days- 4-7
I am finally on vacation and I am taking you with me. I am being thankful for being blessed and alive.



Sh*t Gets Real

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Blogmas- Day 4I don't think I have ever written a post like this before. If this is not your cup of tea I am fine with you skipping this post and coming back tomorrow. If you want to see me vent; then you are at the right place. Guys, I need to vent. I need to keep it real for you all. As I type my post today, I am mad as hell. In fact I am Madea mad (you know Madea is craaaaazy).





Anyone who knows me would be shocked at the above meme. It is not often that I become extremely angry. In fact, I almost always do not use strong language. However, I am reeling and seeping with anger, frustration and annoyance because of situations at work that is out of my control. 

Do you notice how powerless you feel when things are out of your control? Especially, the things that immediately affect you.   Sometimes, these things make you feel like a pressure cooker, just boiling waiting to explore. So, what do I or what should I do?





Hold Up!!!! What??!!! Appreciate Life???!!!  Ask yourself, how does t…

Creating the Ultimate Girl Squad

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Blogmas - Day 3
Squads are the new hit thing among the millennial. Being a child of the 90's I did not get the whole squad trend or maybe I could just be weird (LOL). Seriously though, I have analysed the concept and now I can see the merit in having a squad.


Now, let me break it down for you. A squad is a group of common friends that you have, that you hang out together at the same time. Now I think about it, I remember Carrie and the girls from Sex and the City. Those girls would be the ultimate 90’s girl squad.

With that in mind, girl squads can be great if you have the right type of squad. So, today I am going to lay the ground work of how to create the ultimate girl squad.

In creating my Ultimate Girl Squad I have painstakingly compiled five types of girls who would comprise the squad.


These girls are (but are limited to):


Xena Warrior Princess
At the top of the list, I have Xena Warrior Princess type of girl. This girl is a bad*ss. 

She is strong, fierce and downright brave. 

She…

Three Tricks to Staying Positive throughout the Day

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Blogmas - Day 2 Have you ever noticed that when you start your day  on a positive note there is always something or someone who tries to suck your positive energy from you. I guess it is the nature of life. However, it is important to note that positive energy attracts positive energy. Therefore, as we countdown to Christmas and then the new year we have to allow good things to come into our lives. Additionally, I am learning that staying positive is an important practice that one needs to engage in on the road to happiness. 
Here are three tricks you can use to stay positive throughout the day:
Music
Did you know that music can influence your mood and attitude? With this in mind,  you can create playlists of your favourite feel good songs that you can play throughout the day. I love YouTube and I am always using my laptop so I have created a number of playlists for my different moods and I find that often it takes just popping in my headphones to put a positive spin on my mood.

Free P…

Blogmas Begins......

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Blogmas- Day  1 For the first time this year I will be doing Blogmas on Lioness Rebirth. Heeeeyyyy!!! 
Can you check out the Lioness Rebirth Blogmas poster? Can you say fierce?!!! I usually go girl and cute. However, I love it! Tell me what you think about it in the comments below.
What is blog? You might ask. Well, Blogmas is basically a bloggers way of counting down the days to Christmas by posting a new blog every day. 
Guys, this is going to be a serious challenge for me; nevertheless I am excited to share all of what I have planned for you. This Blogmas celebration is my way of giving the blog a new birth.  So, stop by everyday with a cup of tea or coffee and celebrate Blogmas with. I am so excited to take this journey with you. 

The Countdown Begins...........

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How to Eat Healthy Fast Food this Summer

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Summer is a time for fun, sun relaxation and eating anything we see without thinking about the consequences for our bodies. 

Am I the only one who does this?

If you are like me or if you want to eat healthier this summer these tips will help to eat healthier fast food this summer: 


 Control Your PortionsDo not order extra large combos or go to those all you can eat buffets and try to eat everything in sight. Instead, select the smaller sandwiches and meals that contain less fats.  
Eat More Jerked or Grilled MeatsYou can have jerk chickens, grilled vegetables, or seafood; instead of deep fried chicken or chips. Remember the goal is to eat less fatty foods without punishing yourself.

Check to Make Sure the Dish is Actually Healthy
Remember, not because a dish proclaims that it is a healthier choice that does not meant it is actually healthier. Find out about the nutrition facts of that smoothie or salad that you are about to consume. For example, many fast food salads are a diet minefield, …

How to Earn Extra Money During Summer

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If you are like me, then by now you have realized that it is essential for you to have multiple streams of income.  Summer is officially here and so for some of us; this is the time we think about what else we can do to make extra cash. Here are some simple ideas that you can multiple into extra cash. 


Rent a Room You can rent a furnished room in your home on Airbnb. You decide on your price per night and your guests can pay you online before they ever get to your door. I like this option because you already have everything you have to get started. Go to Airbnb for more details.



Summer Day Camp/ Day Care You can have your own summer day camp or day care for kids. You can offer your services at a  competitive rate so has to attract clients. Another way to attract clients is to create  fun lists of activities that the kids can do on a daily basis. 

Remember before starting to check the laws of your country/ state to see if there are no legal restrictions. 

Plan Summer Parties
Do you enjoy plan…

Relaxation Ideas/Tips for Moms- D.I.Y. Sundays

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Spa Day at Home
A great relaxation tip for moms is  having a weekly spa day at home. You can add a number of beauty routines to your spa day activities such as doing a baking soda body scrub, painting your nails, scrubbing your feet, steaming your face, shampooing your hair, shaving your eyebrows, etc.
This idea can be changed to fit your personality or beauty needs. Therefore, it can be an elaborate event or a simple few hours in which you lock out world or family and pamper you. 





Take a NapYes, I said it. This tip is simplistic in nature but trust me when I say it works. There are times that moms are conditioned that they need to be superwomen in order to be great moms, which means they need to see and be everything to the people around them. However, in doing so often we become ragged and rundown and then the same people we are taking care of turn their noses up at us. So, taking a nap during the day often gives us a time to relax our mind and body and in essence it pushes the reset b…

Free Blogger Templates Sites

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Here is and updated list of websites that you can download free templates that you can use to redesign your blog. I hope you find this list helpful. Additionally. If you are not sure how to go about redesigning your blog check out my post HERE for more information.







Websites:
http://www.deluxetemplates.net/
http://designscrazed.org/best-free-blogger-templates/
https://gooyaabitemplates.com/free-blogger-templates/
https://btemplates.com/
http://www.soratemplates.com/

How To Stay Positive

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I have been reminded recently that it is hard to to stay positive. Life can sometimes get hard and overwhelming, so it is up to us to fight to stay positive. Here are some things that you can do daily to help you stay positive:

Create a Gratitude JournalI have been hearing about doing a gratitude journal for some time. However truth be told I never gave it a second thought until recently. Simply put agratitude journal is a diary of things for which one is grateful. 
 My first reaction to the idea of starting a gratitude journal is what will I write about.
I did not understand that gratitude journals are used by individuals who wish to focus their attention on the positive things in their lives.

 Once i understood this, I knew i could write about anything I feel grateful for in my life. 

In essence, a gratitude journal should be uniquely you. Therefore, you should be the one to decorate, organize and include any that represents what you are grateful for. Therefore your gratitude journal cou…

Benefits of Starting Another Blog

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Is there such a thing as having too many blogs? I contemplate this the first time i started another blog. I agonized over whether it was the right decision, would i have the support of my core group, why was it necessary and the list went on.

The truth is starting a another blog is a big decision.You need to ensure that you are starting a new blog for the right reasons. Here are some reason why you should start another blog:




To Diversify Successful bloggers are successful because they have a niche. This is a good thing. However, often there comes a time when you want to diversify your content. That can be problematic if what you want to post is not compatible with your niche. At this point, you can consider starting another blog. This can allow you to diversify your content without driving away your core readers.You can also give your core readers the option of following your new blog by promoting it on your main blog. This way you can gain traffic for your new blog and your readers …