K1 Klubhouse Flea Market

So I had heard a lot about this place even before I went there and we had been planning to go here even before we reached Kenya. I was super excited to see the flea market because I had heard a lot about it and seen so many cool pictures. Plus everything is handmade and local which I thought was really cool!

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This is what the place looks like with lots of umbrellas hanging everywhere and everyone sitting in the middle. It had such a great vibe we were super into it!

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And the stalls had so many interesting things too.

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Here are some locally handmade organic vegan and cruelty free soaps, shampoos and more. If you’re interested in buying them you can check them out on Instagram by clicking here.

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These amazing artwork had us mesmerized and the artists were super nice and let us take pictures of them. If you’re interested in the artwork please contact them at +254720428735 or by clicking here.

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They also had some interesting graffiti as well as a bunch of areas for food and drinks.

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Overall, we just had such a fun time here and I would definitely recommend checking it out if you’re ever in Nairobi. The flea market is only there on Sundays though so if that’s what you’re interested in Sunday would be the perfect time to go. If you just want to look around and have some food/drinks you can check it out on any day.

Special thanks to Mistryland for all the pictures I bugged her to take that made this post possible!

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How To Write The Perfect About Me Page

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Introduce yourself- Be sure to introduce who you are and why you began the blog. You can tell the reader a little bit more about yourself and your life as well. If you want the blog to be anonymous you can share why you would like to keep it anonymous as well as what motivated you to start the blog.

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Tell the reader what to expect from your blog- The reader probably at this point wants to know more about your blog and what they will expect to read/see on it so be sure to let them know what topics you plan to write about. If you aren’t sure exactly what topics you will write on give them an idea of what to expect but be sure to explain that you’ll write about other things as well. Don’t worry too much about being accurate about this because you can always come back and edit this page once you are more sure about what you’ll be writing about.

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Tell the reader more about your hobbies and interests- The reason someone clicked on your About Me page is because they want to know more about you so be sure to share your interests and things you like (or don’t like!). If your blog is anonymous maybe you can share a few things you don’t mind sharing or skip this part altogether.

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Be precise- It’s easy to ramble on when you’re making this kind of a page (I had to do multiple edits on mine!) so try to edit out the unnecessary stuff and stick to introducing yourself, talking about your interests and what to expect from the blog.

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Share your social media pages or email address- It’s always a good idea to leave ways to contact you at the end of the page such as links to your social media or your email address. This will help drive traffic to your social media pages as well as help your readers contact you more easily.

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I Will Kill You In My Dream By Kristina Gallo (Book Review)

About The Author

She is an indie author. Her native language is Croatian. She started with a blog where she described life situations like satire stories. Then she made a collection of 4 self-help books. After this, she decided to write short stories based on real events. She is between romance, drama, and thriller.

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Helena just wanted to live like a normal teenager, to go on parties and date guys. She was not popular but soon things will change. She was not aware of her power which crosses the limits. Some people are injured, others are dead, and Helena is afraid to sleep.

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Helena is a sensitive young girl. She just wanted to live like a normal teenager, to go on parties and date guys. She was not popular but soon things will change. She was not aware of her power which crosses the limits. Some people are injured, others are dead, and Helena is afraid to sleep. The background of this book is social life in Croatia during 90’s.
“Nina tried to understand her, but it was no use. Some girls had asked Nina why the two hung out together when they were so different in nature. Sometimes, she asked herself the same because Helena had an interesting personality and friendship with her was a real challenge. But, she was loyal. She knew about her parents, and it was a bigger reason to keep a connection.”

My Thoughts

Like most of Gallo’s stories I found this one interesting and unique. I am a pretty big fan of books which are psychological thrillers/horror and I thought this one had a very interesting plot and a unique story line.

The books is based in Croatia about a girl called Helena who has a sort of dull and sad life. However, things change when her dreams get a little too real. She gains the power to hurt her enemies in her dreams which lead to a lot of events that alter her life.

If you’re a fan of horror/thrillers I would definitely recommend checking this book out and giving it a read because it’s super fascinating and of course it’s always a good idea to support writers!

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#22 Bloom | May, Myself and I (Guest Post)

Stop for a moment and picture a bunch of snowdrops. Their thin, pale green stalks. Their perfect, clean white petals. Their tiny, modest size. They’re delicate little things and yet we can learn a lot from them. See, snowdrops are one of the first flowers to bloom in spring. They grow in rocky, nutrient-lacking soil, often in the shadows, starved from the sun’s warmth and light. Because they bloom so early, they have to fight through frost and ice before they even reach the surface of the soil. And yet, even after all this, they bloom. They fight their way through the obstacles and grow to be beautiful and unique. Sure, they’re petals can be marked or their stalks can be bent but that somehow doesn’t matter.
We, too, can be like snowdrops. Sometimes we have to come through really difficult stuff and it can, at times,  look like we’re not going to make it.

I know I’ve definitely been in this place. Since I was pretty young, I’ve struggled with my mental health and over the years I’ve gone through endless panic attacks and depressive episodes. It’s hard. It’s really hard. But I am seeing the first delicate green shoots arising from the ground and I know that I’m growing. I know that I can’t give up. And neither can you.

So if you’re in rocky soil, if you’re in the shadows looking at a field of perfect roses in the sun, DO NOT GIVE UP. Because you never know one day you might just bloom.

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5 Memes Bookworms Will Love

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Six Word Story

Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month I thought I would spend this week sharing different types of posts that are about mental health awareness. This six word story is how I feel about my anxiety. For more posts on mental health click here.

Always taunting me from a distance.

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4 Apps That Are Great For Meditation

Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month I thought I would spend this week sharing different types of posts that are about mental health awareness. Meditation has been a huge help for me and I thought I would share some apps that might be helpful to others. For more posts on mental health click here.

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Headspace-  This app offers multiple short daily exercises which typically last 10, 15, or twenty minutes. There are some longer and shorter exercises. I’ve used this before and it was really great especially when you don’t have a lot of time and want to do a short meditation.

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Stop, Breathe & Think- So this is one that I’ve been using for a while now. It’s really great to calm you down or if you have sleep problems. It has multiple meditations depending on your mood and how you’re feeling. They are mostly short but for me I definitely think they do the trick.

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The Mindfulness App- This app offers guided or silent meditations ranging from 3-30 minutes. It also offers personalized meditation options and reminders throughout the day to remind you to stay mindful.

iPhone- 4.7 Stars

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Calm- This app has calming and breathing exercises to help you relax as well as a kids section for children between the ages of three and seventeen. It even offers voice exercises done voiced actors!

iPhone- 4.8 Stars

Android– 4.5 Stars

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What My Anxiety Has Taught Me

Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month I thought I would spend this week sharing different types of posts that are about mental health awareness. For more posts on mental health click here.

Change is good- Even though change can be very anxiety inducing for people even those that don’t necessarily have an anxiety disorder it’s even more difficult for people that have an anxiety disorder. I personally used to hate change because it made my anxiety a lot worse but now I’ve realised that I shouldn’t let anxiety force me to maintain a routine I don’t want to maintain. Change has a lot of positives too and I need to embrace that.

Give it time- I was recently talking to a close friend of mine and we were talking about our experiences with anxiety and we both agreed that it definitely gets better over time. At first you have no idea what’s happening or how to make it better but eventually you learn what makes your anxiety worse and how to control your anxiety at least to the extent that it doesn’t disrupt your day-to-day life.

It’s not worth sacrificing having fun- For a while I let anxiety control me and my life. I stopped doing things I enjoyed just so that I wouldn’t have to face my anxiety. However, over time I have learnt to ignore the anxiety in my head and just go ahead and do what I want even if the few hours before it are anxiety filled.

Life goes on- Even though anxiety is not something that ever goes away permanently there are lots of ways that help ease and reduce it. Eventually you learn how to deal with it and life goes on for you.

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Technology And Mental Health

Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month I thought I would spend this week sharing different types of posts that are about mental health awareness. For more posts on mental health click here.

I just want to start out by saying that I know technology has a lot of cons but the things I talk about in this post are just my thoughts on technology and how it effects my anxiety and mental health in general.

For the longest time I’ve been hearing people talk about technology, the internet, social media and how this is effecting the youth or people in general negatively and I agree. The internet and social media can be detremental to a lot of peoples mental health and lead to eating disorders and other mental health problems.

However, for me it feels like the internet and social media really help with my anxiety. If you have anxiety or know anything about anxiety and mental health issues you know that they are not under anyone’s control and you can’t just turn it off. Anxiety just shows up randomly like that annoying family member that never calls ahead (we’ve all got one).

Whenever I do get anxious however, I’ve realised that it really helps to browse through social media and distract myself for a while. It also really helps to look through WordPress and read all the amazing posts you guys put out. I know a lot of people are like you’re generation is always on the phone it’s so disrespectful (which it can be depending on the circumstances) but I just hope that you guys realise that sometimes we aren’t on our phone/laptop because we want to be or because we’re addicted or whatever but because it helps us get through stuff. I hope the next time you see someone on their phone you can try to be a bit more lenient and think about how this person might be panicking about something and is trying to calm themselves down.

Not everything to do with the internet and social media is a bad thing. For me it gives a shy, awkward kid who sucks at real life conversations an outlet to express themselves. It also gives me a break from anxiety and helps me calm down.

Sorry if this sounded like kind of a rant but I had been meaning to write this post for quite a while and I hope it sheds some light into the pros of technology for people with anxiety and other mental health problems.

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How To Help People In Your Life With Mental Health Problems

Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month I thought I would spend this week sharing different types of posts that are about mental health awareness. For more posts on mental health click here.

Just be there- Sometimes you just need someone to be there for you. Even though you may not understand what they are going through and even though you may not be able to do much to do to help it makes a huge difference just to be there for the person. Try to check up on them once in a while, invite them to things even if they decline and help them feel like they are a part of something.

Don’t try to solve their problems- Even though you are concerned about the person don’t try to tell them what to do, that their problems aren’t real or how to solve their problems. You are not in their shoes and a lot of times people telling you what to do can make the person feel even more attacked or cornered which is not something you want them to feel. Rather try to make suggestions or just be there for them to lean on.

Don’t give up on them- Even though it seems like you aren’t able to help and want to give up on them please don’t. It’s important to have someone who is there for you and there when you need them.

Don’t force them into things- A lot of times going out and doing things are not on the top of people who suffer from mental illnesses to-do list so don’t force them into situations they would be uncomfortable in. It’s okay to invite them but don’t be too insistent on things and let them decide what they want to do. This also goes for seeking help- don’t force them into it

Help them seek help- Don’t force them to get help and make them feel pressured but if you feel like this person is in a bad situation and needs help try to encourage them lovingly to seek help. There are multiple option including but not limited to therapists.

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