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WHY I BLOG? WHY I WRITE? WHY I BREATHE.

Blog’s have become a huge opportunity for writers globally, to communicate within one post. A tool, that can give you freedom to express, describe or translate. The ability to be your own creator. In other words, your own boss. Some writers do it for money, or studies, or for even their work. For me? I do it for passion. Something I’ve never been able to not do. Even if it is writing just a quote a day, or a bunch of lyrics, or a heartfelt essay of collection of thoughts and feelings. It’s almost like breathing to me. IT BECOMES NATURAL. Obviously you need some sort of ability to write a blog, however you do not need to be the best. Just write what you feel, what I usually say. You can always read examples for help, you can find four common styles of writing. Expository, Descriptive, Persuasive, and…

LIVING THE DAIRY FREE LIFE

Simple, food makes you feel good, especially dairy products. In this trend setting world we live in now. Everyone is after finding that health-craze substitute, lucky enough gives people like me ‘lactose intolerant’ a vast array of options to pick from! The rise of lactose intolerant people in countries has increased rapidly. According to the latest research study released by Technavio, the global lactose-free food market is expected to reach over USD 10 billion in revenue by 2020. Just to put it into scale! Three types of milk use to be the common selection of choice (semi-skimmed, skimmed and full fat dairy). Now people pick from over five alternative sources to get the substitute. Explaining The Intolerance? “Lactose intolerance is a difficult one as even people who are intolerant can actually tolerate some lactose in their diet,” says Dr Miranda Lomer, senior consultant dietitian in gastroenterology at Guy’s and St…

ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO GET FIT-LONDON

While some people are super energetic and love to run around all day, others are like Garfield (or me) and are allergic to exercise. Literally I could come up with the craziest excuse to avoid going to the gym! I thought that exercising meant being miserable! All that changed when I moved to London and discovered alternative ways to get fit. You don’t have to suffer to be healthy! This city has a great number of exciting activities that will both keep you entertained and work your muscles at the same time! You can choose between dancing classes, roller skating, ice skating, pole dancing, boxing classes, aerial yoga and many more. Trust me, once you get started, you will be amazed by how much fun you can have while getting fit. So if you don’t like the gym and here are a few alternative ways to get fit and stay healthy. Aerial Yoga…

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

The rise in mental health awareness has increased and improved in London, (United Kingdom in general has), you have numerous amount of people in the limelight talking about these issues. From the Government Officials, to The Royal Family giving public talking and investment in charities, plus the on-going list of Famous Celebrities. This post is going to talk about the improvement, importance, and the steps you can take in order for you to take control. Improvement In the last decade from 2013, studies have shown that the publics attitude towards mental health has improved immensely. Still work to be done to fight discrimination and stigma, but overall charities and programmes have been fighting for years and still are. Hopefully the fight will be over soon. Sue Baker, Director of Time to Change, said: In recent years we’ve seen thousands of people starting to speak out, challenging big high street brands…

THE LIFE OF A QUEER, BLACK, FEMALE ARTIST

AN ARTIST BORN & RAISED IN LONDON This is Naya Aka-Kwarm, 20 year old artist, born and raised in North London. She is currently working as a bartender part-time,  also a poet and a film maker with her brother. Where are you based in London, describe your environment?  Well where I grew up was pretty rough. It didn’t feel rough but reminiscing on it, and seeing it as it is now, it was, still kind of definitely rough. Although I still reside in North London, I spend most of my time East where things feel a lot different. Definitely a lot more diverse that is for sure. Explain the life of a young adult in London, how do you feel life is for you?  I mean as expensive as London is, it is never going to be that easy for someone that is young and working class. In this moment,…

THE RATBITCH EMPOWERMENT

Firstly to point out, this is not about speaking badly about men. This is about the empowerment of women, a topic upon a discussion of the importance of “defying society’s mould of femininity”. Searching into the past in order to reflect upon the future, can teach us peace and understanding. We must empower this generation of women and teach the past what is wrong. This magnificence and connective community Rat Bitch is a perfect example into the confidence, that women and young girls need in today’s society. I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. – Madonna Ratbitch’s idea is to inflame and set out opportunities to connect to women worldwide, send a message as a safe place to find others. Be a part of a group. . . a community. That will centre around removing “stigmas, taboos, and judgement” , a…

WEAKNESS YOU LEARN FROM

Make no apologies for the weakness you may have, apologise for the force of strength you will give. “Comfort is the enemy of progress” – P.T. Barnum. Words to live by! A moment of weakness is all it takes to fall into a negative cycle. Your growth will oppose your weakness. . . Balance your ideas and plans, learn from them, whether it be your life in London (including other urban cities and secluded countrysides), or financial crisis’s, searching for that new job, with the perfect social life. Pick your battles and signify what means the most to you. HOWEVER, by all means necessary make sure YOU are in every plan and idea. You as a person need to create that healthy mind and body, everyone suffers from that same place, by not being able to picture how on earth they will achieve this? You can! Just pick apart your…

PASSION YOU LEARN FROM

For one’s desire to strive, is to water it and let it grow. Image Credit:  @aliachasingthemoon Sometimes life can be cluttered, disorganised, hectic and just straight up difficult. That can come from living in the city of London. People moving faster than you, progressing more than you, doing everything better than you. With that, you sit alone and ponder as to why you are not them? The need for drive in this never-ending city Your darkest thoughts can lead you anywhere but your mind chooses the darkness, picks apart the lowest of the low. Settling you into this lifestyle of what you think was not your decision, however it was, more so than you think. You need to pick apart what you want from life, if you want to ‘sell your soul’ for the devil so to speak or live out your dream and fight for the life you are…

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