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My journey with religion and the one that got away

When I was about 7 or 8 years old, I wasn't sure of much except that God was real and at some point in the day I would watch The Little Mermaid for the 50th time on VHS. As an adult, only a few things have changed since then; I know slightly more than I did when I was 8, and I have The Little Mermaid on DVD now. The God thing, however, is a little more complicated. I grew up in the...

Why it’s OK to be a quitter (sometimes)

“I am not a quitter.” I think people bandy that phrase around a lot, without always knowing what it means to really, truly quit something that could have made a difference to their lives. I personally wasn't raised to quit anything, especially being from a Ghanaian family, which offered constant reminders of what sacrifices my mother had made to ensure I had as much opportunity as...

My body, my procrastinator: How do we define health?

I think my body is procrastinating. I know that might sound ridiculous, but that’s what the media is telling me. My body has been procrastinating for nigh on 30 years now, trying to get around to eventually becoming the supermodel it always dreamed it could be, had it not been for life and diet and basic genetics. My body has always been a bit of a wannabe-overachiever, often aiming for...