A self-sabotage exercise you didn’t know you needed

You know that feeling when you know you should do something for the betterment of your life but… you don’t? 

When you know you should leave a toxic situation/person/environment… but you don’t? 

When you hold back from showing up to do something great because you think you’ll fail (even though objectively, you have everything it takes to succeed)?

Granted, sometimes life happens and we have to give ourselves the necessary grace. But, oftentimes, it’s that pesky unwanted visitor who gets way too comfortable.

You know who I’m talking about: Self-sabotage. 

Here’s some good news though – we don’t have to let self-sabotage be our master. We can transcend its distractions, tricks, and redirections.

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On self-love + self-care: resources + goodies

Our year of celebration continues and this month, our theme is self-love.

Afri-love was founded on the principle of self-love. The idea being that when we love ourselves – as we are – we can then create positive transformation, for ourselves, for our communities and for the world at large.

This was my wish for myself and my fellow Africans, given the too-common thinking we’re surrounded by, that anything from outside is better and more desirable.

While these are big mindsets to shift, I believe it all starts with us on an individual level. It all starts with the self.

Self-love vs self-care

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Learning from the success of Nollywood

Andrew Mugoya of Asilia and Afriapps returns with a second guest post.

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I have to admit, I have never really watched a Nollywood movie. At least not from start to finish. I first came across them whilst at university where Nigerian friends (and Kenyan ones who had already fallen under the influence) would pass me some from their vast collections. Increasingly since then, I have noticed them in more and more places. They come as part of my home TV satellite package; they are part of the in-flight entertainment on my flights to and from Kenya; they are one of the most popular sources of entertainment in Kenya ; and now in the UK (and I suspect in the US and many other countries) they are also breaking into the mainstream.

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