Losing Control to Gain Sanity

Losing Control to Gain Sanity

For the larger part of a year I’ve been telling myself I need to blog more often. In fact, there are a lot of things that I’ve been telling myself that I need to do, or mentally complain and gripe about things I don’t like, yet still, I do not find the time to actually fix them.

There comes a time in your life where you feel like you’re no longer in control. When life has just picked you up and tossed you into the currents and all you’re doing is trying not to drown. That’s how I feel, every day. All I am doing right now is trying not to drown, but what I should be doing is learning how to freaking swim!

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I’m on Periscope!

So I haven’t blogged for a while. I just haven’t had the time, nor have I been feeling creative.

But I’ve found something I like: Periscope. And I’m officially in love.

I will be live vlogging (video blogging) there. The broadcasts are only available for 24 hours.

Those interested can follow me on Periscope or Twitter, @desireroberts, to know when I’m live. I’ll share (some) broadcasts here when I’m done.

Come and check it out. Ask questions. Pick my brain. This will be fun! LOL

A Saturday morning with BBC Documentaries

A Saturday morning with BBC Documentaries

Good Morning everyone! 

I know you have not heard from me in quite possibly too long; it has not been an easy first quarter of a year. I have neglected this blog a little in the last few months, but I have been struggling to find the time to keep it updated. I’ve made a decision to make the time to do it, rather than write when I have the time.

This morning, I spent my first 30 minutes awake watching a BBC documentary on Africa’s Nile Monitor Lizards and sipping my coffee. Most of you would not have spent the morning rolling in bed and watching documentaries, but I’m like that; I’m fascinated by Africa’s vast yet detailed eco-system. 

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Rest In Peace Grandma: 7 Years Later…

Rest In Peace Grandma: 7 Years Later…

Edit: my aunt just corrected me. It’s six years, not seven. My apologies. 

Seven years ago, my grandmother succumbed to aggressive inflammatory breast cancer.

This is the story I’ve rarely ever shared…

I moved to Trinidad from the UK when I was 6; and I remember that day quite clearly, pulling into the driveway and watching this stocky, short, dark skinned woman who I’ve only seen in photographs, hanging clothes on a line. I had never seen anyone who looked like that in real life, and I was so intrigued by that moment, it’s permanently etched in my mind. But at that age, I had no idea what was in store for me.

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The Secrets of Coconut Oil

The Secrets of Coconut Oil

No, I am not speaking about the rancid, yellow crap in the supermarket. I’m talking about the good, rich, clear, homemade stuff you can purchase at your local market from mostly an old, indian lady, who makes and uses it herself. My grandmother swore by the thing; she made it herself (according to my memory), and she believed it was the best thing for hair, skin and nails. And boy was she right!

Recently, I decided to leave my hair to grow back to it’s original length (waist/hip length), but a significant amount of my hair fell out about a year ago, and I’ve only just started regaining that old growth. I started soaking my hair overnight, once a week, in homemade coconut oil, a few months ago. My hair was dry, and thinning. Today, my hair is no longer dry, or thinning, in fact, it’s quite the opposite: I have a (thickening) head of shiny, silky, healthy hair, which has been chemically treated with Keratin (three months ago).

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The Calendar: My Guide through Life

The Calendar: My Guide through Life

Life is busy…. it’s a circus. But there is one thing that can bring some clarity to your life, some grounding, some focus – and that’s the calendar.

In biblical times, back when people used paper to write things down, there existed a phenomenon called ‘diaries’ and people would map out their day’s appointments, meetings and tasks in this ‘diary’ to keep on top of everything. Today, we have similar technology, but it’s widely available online.

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40 Days #GlutenFree: The Ups, Downs and Complete Failures

40 Days #GlutenFree: The Ups, Downs and Complete Failures

Today is roughly forty days since I started my gluten free, grain free, sugar free diet; I documented my 30 days in this previous article.

Well, needless to say, the journey has not been easy. This month was Randall’s birthday which was the beginning of my downward spiral back into a sugar addiction.

Yes, people, I am addicted to sugar, like a crack addict. And it’s only now I’m realising that. I’ll get to that a bit later though.

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