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When you eat what your body needs like fruit, vegetables and lean meats and seafood, grains and lots of water and exercise you are giving your body what it needs and can use to keep running regularly. But when you eat junk food the body knows immediately that it can’t use the trans fat, excess sodium, additives, dyes and chemicals that are in processed foods. Have you ever struggled with quitting junk food? How did you do? Read on my blog, the 7 simple ways to quit junk food. It is a very practical process. Read and let me know what you think. #linkinbio

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The road to perfection is one filled with many an obstacle, and the walk is long and tedious. Nevertheless, we have all pushed ourselves at one point or the other to be the best at each task we attempt in our journey through life. Holding yourself to the highest standard may lead to achieving results, but it may also bring fear of failure that keeps us from moving forward. Here's a recap of our OSAAT IG LIVE series where we discussed about perfectionism. Tell me how do you deal with perfectionism?

Join us on our IG Live tomorrow by 8pm as we discuss on our One Sip At A Time (OSAAT) how to deal with perfectionism. Do you think perfectionism is an advantage or a disadvantage? How do you deal with a perfectionist? These and many other questions is what will we discuss on our OSAAT on IG live tomorrow by 8pm. Remember to bring a cup of tea 🍵 😉

Do you get the urge to rearrange things, right after someone has arranged them? Do you experience burn out? Have you been called a perfectionist numerous times? Join us on our Cup of Tea Session(OSAAT) on IG live, this Sunday the 28th of March by 8pm as we discuss about "perfectionism, how to deal with it and how to cope with others". Don't forget to bring your cup of tea or coffee😉😉 Have a lovely weekend.

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Perfectionism is often seen as a positive trait that can increases our chances of success, but it can lead to self-defeating thoughts or behaviors that make it harder to achieve goals. Take it from someone who has experienced alot of burnouts. Being a perfectionist can cause stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. Sometimes, being a perfectionist can come from excessive self-criticism. What do you think? Is there a way perfectionism can be maximize as an advantage? Join us on our IG live this Sunday as we have a heart to heart discussion about perfectionism. Keep a date with us this Sunday. Don't forget to come with your cup of tea 🍵🍵😉

Ever since this pandemic, we barely think about planning a travel bucket list not because of the necessary protocols involved but because of the risks. However, as things are gradually getting back to normal, it is time to start considering vacation destinations. ✈️✈️ I love to travel, it's an opportunity to appreciate the world from a different perspective. I'll be honest, before I wrote this, I had a hard time picking a top 3 vacation destination. But believe me when I say, these destinations will leave you appreciating your existence. I reminisce so much on these 3 top location and I'm sure you will too. Click the link to find out what this destinations are and why they should be on your must visit bucket list. Do you have a different must visit vacation destination? Tell me in the comments section.

Life doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a mother because there is no self-seeking or opportunism in a mother’s heart.💗💗 Our mothers worked hard and made sacrifices, so our lives would be better.Their love is the most sincere kind and their boundaries made us a better person. Mothers are the emotional backbones of the family and have long provided the holding place for everyone’s feelings. The one thing that is irreplaceable, is the love of a mother. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY 💗💗

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It is widely known that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What you feed your body in the morning will determine how active your day will be. When it comes to what we feed our body, there should be no compromise. For me, I make sure to feed my body with a healthy diet to make up for some of the vitamins that I have in short supply. My Kale and avacado smoothie is one of my go to. It is highly nutritious! 🍵 Give it a try and let me know what you think about it. 😉 Have a beautiful day! #carinacyril #smoothie #morning #breakfast #morningvibes #morningroutine #eats #eat #eathealthy #eathealthyfood #avacado #kale #chiaseed #avacadosmoothie #kalesmoothie #wellnesslife #Wellness #wellnessblogger #livehealthy

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A woman in any form ought to be celebrated and honoured, be it, a sister or a wife or a mother or any other form. To be a woman, is to face hardship with bravery and resilience. To be a woman, is having to disarm your problems through a smile. To be a woman, is having to conceal your worries in your heart. To be a woman, is to be strong. Happy International Women's Day! #carinacyril #iwd2021 #womenempowerment #empoweringwomen #internationalwomensday #womensday #wonmensday2021 #womenpower💪🏾❤️👑 #womenpower #womenpoweringwomen #sisters #queensland #womeninspiringwomen

The month of March is the last month for the first quarter of the year. And it comes with pressure, deadlines and trying to achieve goals for the 1st quarter. Every professional agree that the height of stress during this period is overwhelming. However, I always advocate for the need for self care. If you are a busy professional, head over to my blog now and read about how to incorporate self care to your busy schedule. Link in the bio. Trust me, if you apply these tips, your health and body will thank you. #linkinbio

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Ever since this pandemic, the well being of most people have dwindled because of the effects of the pandemic on their finances. Financial wellness is an essential part of every human being. Without a solid financial plan, our well-being and confidence level would hit rock bottom. It used to be very difficult for me until I learnt that with proper financial management, my wellness doesn't necessarily have to depend on my finances. In this blog article, I listed the 5 tips that made it EASY for me to take control of my finances. I'm certain it will help you too. Click the link in my bio to READ!

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If you missed our LIVE SESSION YESTERDAY- here is a short clip of it — As we enter into a New Month, I shared ways you can make your money go a long way for you. Money is an important commodity in our lives💰💷💶 Without money, our wishes are limited and we cannot pick the charities and causes we believe in to support, and generally it will be difficult to live on earth 🌍 Although money cannot buy everything, it plays an important role in our daily lives. Watch as I share tips on how to improve your finances which makes it easier for you to meet your basic necessities. These tips have improved my finances over the years and I'm very certain they will help you too if you apply them. What other tips do you know? . . . #finance #carinacyril #money #entrepreneur #financialfreedom #wealth #success #motivation #cash #personalfinance #entrepreneurship #financialliteracy #smallbusiness #credit #financial wellness #financialtips #financialliteracy #financeblogger #financialindependence #financialplanning #debtfreecommunity

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Who is ready for OSAAT today? Join me at 7:30pm U.K time for a first live session discussing Financial Wellness ! Look forward to seeing many of you later this evening ! #OSAAT #Chronicles #OneSipAtATime #Wellness #CarinaCyril #carinacyrilblog #safeplace #sip #lovesessions #livesessions #livesessionuk #livesessionsuk #cupoftea #cupoftimesessions #cupofteatime #blackbritishbloggers #blackbloggers #ukbloggers #londonblogger #bloggergirl #Wellnessbloggers #wellnesslife #wellnesslife #financialwellness #financelivesession #financewellbeing #healthyliving

Many of us experience anxiety when it comes to finances, more so during this pandemic. It is never easy to talk about finances and that's ok, as it can be quite a difficult conversation. The only way is to simply start talking about it. The point is to learn more about it, right? OSAAT is here with open arms as a safe space to start that conversation. So join me this Sunday on my live at 7:30pm, I'll be introducing a few tips. Looking forward to see you all!

Growing up, I was very insecure about my body and it made me understand why a lot of people opt for plastic surgeries. Feeling insecure about parts of my body did not only affect my self-confidence but also my view on the world in general. However with time, I mustered up the courage to do the 3 outrageous things that help me overcome the way I feel about my body. Have you ever felt so insecure about your body? How did you overcome it? Click the link on my bio to see what I did.

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Welcome to One Sip At A Time - Why Sip? Because in a fast living pace we all need to take that one breath, that one step, that one thinking... So I created that space for you Ladies and Gents. A virtual safe space for honest conversation, a judgement-free zone where you can truly be yourself. So tune in with me this Sunday the 28th of February for a brand new chapter.

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HAPPY NEW WEEK EVERYONE!👋👋 It's the last week of the month of February and so far, I have stuck to a morning routine that has improved my life in general. If you call it a new year resolution, you won't be wrong. With this morning routine I adopted, I noticed that my life has improved in general. Click the link in my bio to see the changes my morning routine has helped me achieve in my life. Do you have a morning routine that you adhere to? Does it work for you? What changes have you noticed since you adopted your morning routine? Let me know in the comments section. Don't forget to LIKE | SHARE |SUBSCRIBE |

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You can't truly care for anyone until you have learned to love yourself. It's hard for someone who has never experience love and nurturing to provide it to someone else because they have no idea what it feels like. This is why self love is paramount. In the words of Lucille Ball, "Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in the world". #selflove #selfcareveryday #selfcareroutine #selfcare #loveyourself #dateyourself #beyourself #ukblogger #londonblogger #valentines #postvalentines

"Love is not love which alters it when alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove: O no! It is an ever fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken; it is the star to every wandering bark whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken. Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle’s compass come: Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, but bears it out, even to the edge of doom.”- Sonnet 116 Although we are married now but amongst the many memorable moments for me, it's when I and René met. Today happens to be our first meeting anniversary and you will never believe how I met my husband.❤️♥️(SWIPE FOR MORE PICTURES👉) Click the link on my bio to read.

Love. An indescribable feeling that brings people together and helps them overcome life’s many challenges. Depths of organic, raw, genuine, authentic emotions sprinkled with laughter, joy, and happiness. For there will be days of gloom, but to go through it with that one special person. Not behind or in front... but right next to that person. Sending Love to all of you from me and my dearest René. ❤️❤️ Happy Valentines day.

It's 2 days to Valentine ! Who is excited?!? ❤️❤️💝 The lockdown means we are unable to celebrate #valentine in the ways many are familiar with. Nonetheless, we shall do so with a different approach. We live in an age where consumerism is the norm - so one calls for Simplicity, for it is an inward reality that results in an outward life-style. Freedom from anxiety is characterised by three inner attitudes— If what we have we receive as a gift, and if what we have is to be cared for by God, and if what we have is available to others, then we will possess freedom from anxiety. Learning to hold everything lightly as a custodian, who will one day leave it all behind will create a sense to give away rather than hoard. Love is an expression and in its purest form is simple. Simplicity frees us from the tyranny of self, the tyranny of things and the tyranny of people. We would do well to follow the counsel of Thoreau: "Simplify, Simplify". So, what are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Is it #simple? Comment below 💝💝

There's something about the snow that makes me happy. I like when it snows, because of the cosy feeling it gives when you are indoors. It snowed few days back and we decided to go out to do some photo shoot with the snow (swipe to see more pictures). We had so much fun outdoors. You can read all about the fun things we did on my blog (link in the bio). Do you like to stay indoors when it snows or outdoors?

I am super excited to welcome so many of you to this journey with me! As there are many new faces, I wanted to share some interesting facts about me and to know more about you. I am a blogger and YouTuber crazy about Wellness in particular #Selfcare. After suffering from multiple burnouts in my short professional life, it became apparent to me that looking after myself is the ‘Most’ important part of self discovery. Appreciation for myself grew as a result— and I enjoy sharing these tips with you all to help everyone of us navigate life better. I love to travel and this lockdown is cramping my fun! Who can relate?! 👏🏽 Fun fact about me, I love to cook. When I’m not creating contents I relax through cooking and listening to music. I also love Fashion and reading. I’m a terrible dancer by the way.... 😉 I have lived in the U.K. for most of my adult life— I was born in Nigeria and my husband is Dutch. He cannot get enough of Nigerian food! As we journey together, you will get to know more facts about me. How about you? Where are you from and tell me one fun fact about you?

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Are you a formal or semi- formal professional? Out of these 3 outfits, which is your style? Let me know in the comments section. #outfit #fashion #style #ootd #outfitoftheday #love #moda #instagood #instafashion #shopping #look #fashionblogger #dress #like #model #fashionista #photooftheday #beautiful #follow #beauty #girl #streetstyle #fashionstyle #stylish #outfitinspiration #photography #summer #instagram #shoes

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NOTE - This post was meant for ✨Sunday✨ but IG glitches didn’t let us! We know there's so much that happens in a month— The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. For our emotional and mental well-being, it’s very important to share what is going on in our lives. We can celebrate our triumphs; share our disappointments and discuss our progress. Our ‘Cup of Tea’ Sessions will encourage vulnerability and support without judgement. A place to recharge and gear up for the next month taking stock of what we have done right and what we can learn for the next month Starting from this month and consequently other months, we'll be talking about our monthly overview on our IG live. Make sure to keep a date with us for every last Sunday of the month. For now, enjoy the first series of the session. Let's take a sip, one at a time."

I appreciate plants a lot more now that I work from home. Indoor plants don't just look good, they enhance our well being. A few days into the New Year, we shopped around for some plants to enhance the vibe at home. I have realised that plants add life to a sterile space, giving privacy and caring for them can be incredibly therapeutic! It’s true when people say ‘Plants Make People Happy’. Do you have plants in your home? Swipe to see some of the beautiful plants we got.

My mood this week is to be absolutely stylish, because you know, style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.

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I believe that when it comes to one of the ultimate seafood meal, I will always pick a well made Lobster and King Prawns dish. I feel regal whenever I remember the taste of the Lobster and King Prawns I made. The recipe is amazing. So, if you are a foodie or love to cook, I advice you get your hands on the Lobster and King Prawns recipe on my vlog. Click the link in the bio to get all the details. Don't forget to LIKE, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE. It will encourage me to make more videos. By the way, leave a comment to let me know what you would like to see next.

On this cold winter day, let's make a fashion statement....who agrees? Comment below and don't forget to swipe to see more!😉😉

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From time to time, we all struggle to keep up with a healthy self-care routine. We are either overwhelmed with work, family or trying to make things work. And in between all of these, we forget how essential caring for ourselves is. It is even harder if you are a professional. You sometimes don't get to see the essence of self care. So here are five tips you can put in place for your self-care routine. Especially if like me, you juggle a lot of things. Click the link in my bio to read all about it. Don't forget to leave a comment if you find this helpful😉

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Self care is important to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself. Making self care a priority helps produce positive feelings and boosts one's confidence and self esteem. Tell me, what are your personal self care routines? Click the link on my bio to watch how I do one of my numerous self care routines. Don't forget to LIKE| SHARE|SUBSCRIBE AND COMMENT.

Going into the New Year is always a time to reflect and set goals. I like to include self-care in my new year’s goal settings as self care can be a variety of things I enjoy— reading been one of them. I started reading this book ‘ Celebration of Discipline’ by Richard Foster again. As I like to re-read books that impact me and this book is one of them. The discipline of mediation is one that I’ve cultivated. It’s a time to stay quiet and allow God to speak to you— as Christians, we know God is always speaking to us but can we honestly say we are tuned in? Most times, the distractions around us stop us from listening and hearing him. I like to implement some of the options suggested by Richard in his book. Staying calm and waiting to be directed sets us ready for the day— not going in without a purpose, but taking charge of my day having a clear purpose for it— this can be every part of your day including the mundane aspects of it too. Tell me, how do you mediate? Do you find meditation helpful?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Finally, the year 2020 has come to an End. To My Creator = I say Thank You. To my true friends = I appreciate you all. To those who showed me love = I'm grateful. To those I showed love to = I still love you and I ALWAYS WILL. To those who helped me =I am so grateful and will reciprocate in due season. THANK YOU FOR MAKING 2020 A FRUITFUL YEAR 4 ME. WISHING YOU A PROSPEROUS 2021🎊🎊

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New Year in a bit!! Growing up, my family didn't celebrate Christmas because of our beliefs. But over time, I have come to realise that there's no better time to be grateful and show gratitude than during the end of the year. Watch my vlog to see how we planned for Christmas, our food and how our Christmas went. As well as the nice gift our neighbor gave to us. Link in bio. Don't forget to like, comment, share and subscribe. PS: For everyone asking for the recipe, you can find it on my YouTube channel

My self-care ritual keeps me balanced. I don’t know about you, but I can only give what I have. Most times, when I feel dry and empty it’s a combination of things— my spiritual life is not balanced or my physical life is not in sync or my emotional life is running low. ⠀ ⠀ When I spend some time alone, I’m able to reconnect with these aspects of my being to understand which one or ones are low. ⠀ ⠀ How can I spend time alone, you may ask?! Don’t worry, these are conversations we will have on other days as we journey together. ⠀ ⠀ For today, it’s deep facial conditioning. How often do you do this? ⠀ ⠀ It’s important to cleanse your skin especially your face every month at the most. This allows for your pores to open and dead skin to be removed.⠀ ⠀ Leaving your face feeling tender, eliminating roughness — giving you a refreshed, rejuvenated skin and face. ⠀ ⠀ Most times, the complement I get is that my face is glowing after a deep conditioning— we all like a nice compliment every so often, right?! ⠀ ⠀ Make it a MUST in #2021 for a healthy glowing face! 🥳🎄

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New Vlog Up! ⠀ ⠀ Watch as Rene and I talk about our engagement. ⠀ ⠀ How he felt before proposing and how far we have come 2 years after. ⠀ ⠀ Full video up on my YouTube channel, link in Bio. Do not forget to like, share, subscribe and leave a comment, to let us know what you think.

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Watch us as we talk about our engagement day and all the little details my husband had in mind that I didn't know about. Including all the romantic gestures. Coming soon in my next vlog.

It's 2 years day since our engagement. I vividly still remember every detail of that day!💍 Exactly a day like this but of course without the lockdown . It was the perfect engagement. The most spectacular event in 2018 for me. 💑💑 The location, Paris, made it all the more worthwhile. What better place to get engaged than in the City of Love.❤ Read all the details on my blog. Link in bio.

Christmas is always a time of the year to rest, join with family and friends ( except this year is different) to celebrate the year and reflect — looking back and looking forward has always been a great way for me to assess progress and set- backs. It’s completely fine if this year did not give us all we wanted but it certainly gave us what we NEED to survive. I know my ‘Need’ is more than my ‘Want’. We have health and life, we have everything we need — I am thankful.