Behind Lydia’s Smile

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I started blogging at the very end of August 2018 (for September that year) and my goal at the time was to share posts about the things that set my soul on fire: music, books, food, spirituality, fashion… everything that made me the girl I am today; I was inspired to bring positivity to the world in the best way I could possibly image, in a world that’s so negative, and I chose blogging as my medium.

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Why Self-Love Is Important For Attracting Romantic Love

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One of the lessons that being single has taught me is the importance of self-love. When you go a while without being romantically involved with someone, you have no choice but to focus on yourself and on how you can grow while you wait for the right person to come along.

Letter of the Month

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Dear Smile-keepers,

IT’S THE MONTH OF LOVE!

For a lot of people, February is just a drag because it means that the shops are stocking up on Valentine’s day things to sell to you and you’re reminded quite bluntly that you’re the single friend while everyone has plans for February 14th and all you have, for yet another year, is your TV and a box of tissues (you could even blame my fellow Scorpios for this because apparently we created this lovely day to scam everyone into conceiving more Scorpios. I love this idea better). I really want to say that I feel your pain and that we can all virtually hold hands around an imaginary fire and sing some anti-love songs but, firstly, I’m here with a lot of self-love posts lined up for you and secondly, I’m manifesting a Valentine’s day date so I can’t cry with you this year. Sorry.

The Weekly Thanks

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Towards the end of last year, I’d tweeted about posting daily about the little things that made me smile. I feel that most times, we’re all so caught up in our daily schedules and have our faces glued to a screen so often that we hardly (almost never) stop to appreciate the little things—the cooling rains after a scorching hot day, the water that quenched your thirst, the food you had today, the bed you slept in, your pet, a pretty bird that sat outside your window recently, art… add to your daily stress, the news and how packed with negativity that is.

Letter of the Month

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Dear Smile-keepers,

After spending the last twelve months counting down to the end of it, we begin the cycle all over again in 2019.

A Marumo Christmas

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For a lot of people, Christmas is full of excitement for both young and old, especially because of the traditions behind it: buying and decorating the tree, gift shopping and wrapping, the elf that your parents secretly moved around the house to count down the days leading up to Christmas, the story of Santa and his love for cookies and milk and, of course, the advent calendar. It’s magical, I will admit, especially if you add to that list a scene of white flakes falling from the sky and perhaps a fireplace that the family gathers around to unwrap presents before one of your musical relatives plays some Christmas classics from the piano on the other end of the room.

Law of Attraction 101: Scripting

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In a few of my past blog posts, I’ve mentioned scripting. This blog series—my break-down of the Law of Attraction—will hopefully help you understand the practice better and inspire you to give it a try whether you’re looking to manifest something as big as a new career or something as small as a few extra coins in your pocket to test the practice.

23 Things I Learned in 23 Years

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November 19th was my 23rd birthday and I will say how blessed I felt on the day as my drive home from work in the early hours of my birthday was accompanied by heavy rainfall—a sign of good luck in my culture. Literally, as soon as I walked through the door of my home, it stopped raining and I felt like this new chapter of my life is going to be exciting and packed with manifested desires for me and I can’t wait to look back on it all next year.

Self-love Challenge: Week 4

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October ended on a pretty stressful note for me as I was wrapping up my exams and assignments. In that week, I may have forgotten to take care of myself by giving myself a moment to breathe but, now that I’m finally free, here is the last set of self-love questions and answers which I’ve finally gotten to share with you.

Self-love Challenge: Week 3

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Over the last two weeks, I’ve answered some questions about myself in a bid to rediscover myself. The journey is both exciting and nerve-wracking but I’m finding that opening up about myself in this way is therapeutic, challenging in a good way and inspiring too to the people I know personally who read my blog.