It’s creamy, easy to make, and it will save you money

Bowl of cereal, jar of milk and half an orange
Bowl of cereal, jar of milk and half an orange

I am vegan. I have been on a dairy-free diet for almost five years. It’s helped me maintain a healthy lifestyle, which has spilled over and improved other parts of my life. However, there can be a downside. Being vegan can make a huge dent in your pocket if you rely solely on store bought products.

I used to spend £1 for 2.272 litres of dairy milk, but when I switched to dairy-free alternatives my expenditure tripled. I was now spending £1.50 for just one litre of dairy-free milk.

Fortunately I learnt that it was possible to make vegan alternatives…

And how you can also cultivate them

Success leaves clues. The late Dr Myles Munroe once said:

“People generally fall into one of three groups:

The few who make things happen.

The many who watch things happen

The overwhelming majority who have no notion of what happens.

Every person is either a creator of fact or a creature of circumstance. He either puts color into his environment, or, like a chameleon, takes color from his environment.”

Successful people share the following traits:

1. They Are Confident

Confidence comes from believing in yourself. Successful people believe in their abilities, or skills to accomplish their goals. Their confidence grows through taking action. They…

Save me today and I will save you tomorrow

Treasure chest with money
Treasure chest with money

I was out with some acquiantances one day when I realised I needed loose change. I asked each in turn if they had any. None of them did. They only used cards so didn’t have cash. The response from one individual struck me.

All my money folds.

From there on the conversation took a different turn. We talked about money and the perceived challenges of saving it.

Saving money doesn’t need to be complicated. You don’t have to be earning a lot of money to save it either.

Here are five very simple things you can do from today to…

Writing is only part of the equation

Producing quality work is very important to success. Unfortunately quality work will get you nowhere if nobody gets to see your work. Visibility plays a huge role in your success as a writer.

Someone once said that writers should spend 20% of their time writing and 80% promoting their work. It’s the need for visibility which has resulted in the creation of Facebook groups where writers can do so. If you’re not actively promoting your work, it’s time to start.

Apart from Facebook there are many other platforms where writers can promote their work. The ones I use are:



Here’s why

I love fluffy, melt-in-the mouth cupcakes. It doesn’t take a lot to make them either. A few basic ingredients (flour, sugar, butter, eggs, milk, vanilla extract), mixed together in the right proportions, all baked at the correct temperature, can turn into a lot of satisfied ooh’s and aah’s. That’s what life is like sometimes.

When I read about Jon Morrow’s story it confirmed my thoughts on this. Jon was born with muscular dystrophy. The only things he can move are his mouth and eyes. Despite overwhelming odds, he worked hard to change his life for better. He had fewer things…

Honesty is such a rare quality in some sectors. It takes courage, it takes integrity to be honest. Lying to customers in the hopes of making a profit is never sustainable in the long-term.

Maybe that narrative will change soon and more people will start to appreciate just how much better life is when you are honest.

I think it’s going really well

When I meet new people the conversation always seems to gravitate towards the topic of relationships. It generally goes something like this.

“So, are you dating anyone?” they’ll ask.

Most times I am tempted to respond by saying, “It’s none of your business,” but then I’m a polite person, so I keep my thoughts to myself, then politely reply, “No.”

If I don’t intentionally end the conversation at that poitn, or direct it to another topic, it usually continues along the lines of, “But why not? You’re a very attractive woman.”

I don’t think these people realise what they imply…

Nature rewards those who keep moving forward. — Aneel Iqbal

Spring has sprung. Tell me I’m not the only one who is excited about warm, sunny days, and the end of lockdowns. The world is waking up again, shops are open again — happy times await us.

We look forward to reading all your exciting stories. You are heroes, history-makers, game-changers. You kept the wheels of the world spinning with your creativity. Without you, it would have gone into melt-down.

As Aneel said — Nature rewards those who keep moving forward — so, keep writing.


Self Improvement

Reflections: Do I Have Any…


An unplanned reunion

Everyone tells a different story about that event. But Martha’s is this….

“I don’t want you to miss a lifetime opportunity because of me.”

Martha looked into her mother’s eyes and felt torn between her desire to live her life-long dream or to stay with the woman who had sacrificed so much raising her as a single parent.

“You must go. I’ll be fine,” the older woman continued as she reached into a drawer to pull out a spherical ball encased in glass. It was the size of a small snow-globe. Two antennae jutted out of it.

“Take this with…

I wasn’t afraid

Today I met fear face to face.

Well, it was actually Facebook to Facebook.

Her name was Ms Fear.

She saw my book about fear.

I titled it Fearless because

We all want less fear in our lives, right?

No one wants more of fear

Unless it’s a different kind of fear.

Great to meet you hear, she wrote.

Was that a typo? I wondered.

Or, was she feeling poetic,

Wanting her words to rhyme?

I see you’ve got a book call Fearless, she replied.

I love it! She praised.

My programme is called —

Fearful to Fearless, she said.

Rejoice Denhere

Author and business owner. Putting teams and individuals on the path to success. Top Writer on Medium.

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