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Untold lives of woman, is a woman's journey on the path life has set her on.
A blog about factors that affect the lives of women and where you can find inspiration.
The Un edited side of "life ".Where there is beauty in imperfection and knowing that through the support and wisdom we share with each other .We will help improve not only our own lives but the lives of generations to come.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

DONT SHY AWAY. SPEAK OUT. YOUR TIME IS NOW.

YOUR WORDS ARE LIKE A RAINBOW

Speaking out on something you are passionate about or just voicing your opinion / concern can be a daunting task.
The voices in your heard are the harshest critics you have to deal with, but one thing you need to remember is that, it is you and every opportunity you don't take is an opportunity you missed. 
It is a set back and you put yourself on the back burner.As you miss out.
Think of it as a road and instead of getting from point A to B you use a longer route and now you have to go from point A then to C then to your destination.
That's what happens to the best of us.We miss out on opportunities  because we let that voice in our heads get the best of us,
As  women, we are taught to watch what we say and we let other people rise to the occasion.  As we stay seated behind dreaming on the what if's. We need to not be afraid of facing our fears. There is more to loose than to gain.
Women we are the light of the world we add so much colour to life and the only way we can do that is by going out and chasing our dreams.
Speaking out on what we think is wrong and just letting our voices be heard because when we begin to let out voices be heardc a change does begin to occur .Words are powerful.
Dont shy away from an opportunity to speak out .Your time is now don't rob yourself of an opportunity.

Monday, November 21, 2016

WHEN LOVE BECOMES YOUR DISEASE

SWEET DREAMS BECOME NIGHTMARES

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A soul being conflicted,or am I just complicated.
A battle from the deepest part of me that I wish to set free.
Alone I toss and turn as I yearn for peace of mind.
Will tonight be any different ? will my soul be tormented or shall it be at rest!
Will I live to see a tomorrow? will I be ok!
Love has become my disease.
 How can the one person you love be the one that brings you to your knees.
Trapped in emotion. 
So much so you cant crawl out of the hole.
Self inflicted 
Not knowing how deep you've dug yourself in until it's too late.
Alone with nobody to save you but yourself.
Holding on to yourself as if you might just disappear.
At this point you reach a new beginning
 Two wrongs can't make a right and you have to choose to make it right.
Drag yourself to crawl.
Hunch till you stand.
Don't be tempted to look back .
When you stand ,walk till you run and never stop running.
Adjust to the rhythm of your heart beat and soon the thudding will ease and you will breath a sigh of relief and exhale the past with the new beginning.
The past doesn't define us our current choices make us who we will be tomorrow.
You where a child then now your a woman.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

TRUST

Never trust someone who lies to you and never lie to someone who trusts you

Trust
noun
reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.
confident expectation of something; hope.

verb (used with object)
to have trust or confidence in; rely or depend on.
to believe.

Trust in a relationship
Trusting someone means that you think they are reliable, you have confidence in them and you feel safe with them physically and emotionally. Trust is something that two people in a relationship can build together when they decide to trust each other.

I read this quote and It stuck with me it says ,"Trust is like paper once it's crumpled it's never straight."
Being able to trust is one of the most important parts of any relationship.

Trust is the foundation from which a strong connection can be built. Without it, it can be hard for relationships to grow and progress to a deeper level.

Building trust happens for differently, for some couples it's easier for others it's harder. Some couples trust is immediate others it happens over a matter of years.
Creating a healthy environment for building trust is important it enables an avenue for both parties to communicate freely without feeling misunderstood or judged.
You create a healthy environment by communicating openly.
A big part of building trust is being able to openly talk to your partner about the future of your relationship,talk about any worries, doubts and hopes openly, as this will help you negotiate your expectations and move forward together.

Identify what you have learnt from your past.
We tend to carry positive and negative experiences or lessons from previous relationships.We should be able to recognise the ways in which it may be affecting our behaviour is important in avoiding making the same mistakes over and over.

Be open about doubts. Many people feel guilty about having doubts in a relationship, but they’re a natural part of looking ahead long term. If you have doubts, don’t be afraid to talk to your partner about them. It's better to deal with a what if than wait and ask yourself what if

Talk about commitment. Commitment can be a tricky issue to talk about, but it’s necessary, set aside some time and give the conversation the attention it deserves. Think about what commitment would look like to you and ask your partner to do the same. We all come from different up bringing's and everyone has different opinions on commitment based on their experiences so talking is a good way of making sure your on the same page.

When Trust Is Broken And You Hit a Road Block
In my opinion Every relationship has its ups and downs.You just need to choose the one worth fighting for /Putting up with.Being able to deal with problems and move on is important. It shows how solid you are together.

Take a pause from the reality and Analyse how you’re feeling.
Think about how these feelings may be influencing your behaviour.
Being able to resolve or find peace with difficult emotions like anger or disappointment can be an important part of moving forward from conflict.
Think about your own part in what went wrong. While it can be tempting to blame our partners when there’s a disagreement or fight, we’ll usually be able to see there are things we could have done better too if we’re honest with ourselves. It’s not always easy, but try to recognise that every argument has two sides.

Talk about what happened. Take turns to communicate how you’re feeling about the issue and listen to what your partner has to say. It can be helpful to use ‘I’ phrases: ‘I feel...’, ‘I think...’, rather than ‘you’ phrases: ‘you always...’, ‘you seem to think...’. This way, you’re taking responsibility for your own feelings and your partner won’t feel like they’re being attacked.

However if you keep hitting the same road block and keep having the same disagreements you have 2 options, You can either
Stay and put up with the shit
Accept that things won't change and move on

Lastly it's important to Set Boundaries
Having clear boundaries together is a crucial part of starting to build trust. Boundaries help you define how much space you’re comfortable with in a relationship both emotionally or physically.

Define what your boundaries are. Think about what your ‘deal breakers’ would be and why they are important to you. Your partner may need to understand why you need these boundaries in place  as well as some of the things that you’re willing to be more flexible on.

Talk about them. Set aside some time when you’re both feeling calm and relaxed. Accept the different views. It’s all about trying to reach sensible compromises. Meet somewhere in the middle.
Review them. It might sound a little business-like, but sitting back down every now and then to talk how you’re getting on can help to avoid slipping back into autopilot. It can be as simple as having another conversation every six months or so.

I hope this article has helped you.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

WORKING LIFE vs FAMILY LIFE.

WOMEN IN THE WORK FORCE


Feminism has its own preconceived notions .However living as a working family woman is not in any way easy. Gender equality in the work space is still far way off from becoming a reality.Women have made great strides in the workplace, but inequality persists.

This is about everyone having an equal chance. The aim with any equality initiative shouldn’t be to create an undue advantage for women, but simply to remove barriers to a level playing field. Nobody would want to be promoted just because they are female. This isn’t about declaring war on men, quite the opposite. It’s about amplifying female talent while they stand side by side with their male colleagues to drive business success together, equally.elimination of discrimination on the basis of gender, particularly in relation to family and caring responsibilities.

 I read a quote that said "If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood, sweat and tears.” -Simon Sinek Which i found to be absolutely true.In order for this to be achieved ,employers need to remember that we are all human and we all have needs.When those needs are met we will be able to do our jobs effectively.


Achieving gender equality is important for workplaces not only because it is ‘fair’ and ‘the right thing to do,’ but because it is also linked to a country’s overall economic performance. Workplace gender equality is associated with:
 -Improved  national productivity and economic growth.
 -Increased organizational performance.
 -Enhanced ability of companies to attract talent and retain employees.
 -Enhanced organizational reputation.

Most employers don't understand what it means to be a working family woman . Looking back at the the history of the working woman (see my post the-history-of-working-woman and the-traditional-role-of-woman-in-modern-society) you see how times have demanded that families can no longer depend on a single income to sustain the home as the cost of living has doubled and is even quadrupling with each rising sun.

Women are now torn between giving their families the unconditional mothering,support and nurturing that they traditionally or rather instinctively gave. They now have to go out seek employment or create an avenue for them to generate an income to help give their family a comfortable life.

Women naturally love their families. Nobody can ever come close to understanding how a woman can do what it takes to defy odds. To Ensure her family is ok even if it breaks her. I saw a meme of a picture of a father who has patched his sons trousers with his own trousers and he now has to walk around with holes in his pants. He did it for his son and that is just but a glimpse of what it means to be a parent. The ultimate sacrifice.

The problem arises when women try to balance work and family, and women end up carrying nearly all of the care giving responsibilities.
 If women put many more hours into these household activities than men, this greatly disadvantages women in the workplace. It is unrealistic to expect gender equality if workplaces demand that women be available all the time.
Certain irrefutable facts, such as breastfeeding and childbirth, obviously impact women’s role in parenting. But many women definitely do want to return to work following maternity leave, and just as many men would love to be more involved with hands-on parenting, despite cultural misconceptions around this.

I know of several women who asked for the day off to take a child to hospital and they where deemed unreliable women ,Who went back to work from maternity leave and worked only the month after and where handed termination contracts.We need to implement policies that support parents’ choices, whatever they may be.

As if that is not enough the working woman who has a career with no family still gets persecuted and is still a threat she is like a man and has lost her femininity.you wonder who raised these people that judge so harshly!


What is this equality feminists ask for well here is what equality means,Equality in the workplace takes on the same meaning as it does in your everyday life. It is defined as treating everyone the same, regardless of their differences. Whether the difference is a person's age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or physical disability, they are entitled to be held in the same esteem as any of his coworkers.

 Productivity Isn't measured by how long you spend your time in an office or what time you get to work. It is measured by what you do with your time.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

WHEN WOMEN COME TOGETHER TO UPLIFT EACH OTHER  GREAT THINGS BEGIN TO HAPPEN

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

FOUR LADIES ON A HIGHWAY.

DAMSELS IN DISTRESS
My Saturday morning began without a hitch.All dolled up looking and feeling great.. Meeting with my workmates to attend a wedding. We had the most beautiful day danced,ate,laughed and genuinely enjoyed the celebration.Evening came and it was time for us to head on out.
Cruising down the highway ,our hairs down without a care in the world, music on blast and laughter filling the car .As one of my colleague read an article where a man suggested that women should groom their mans nails by giving regular mani ,pedi's.
Just as we were approaching a round about .We realized we had a flat tire.
In my mind, there was no way i could believe this is happening to me. Four women in a car on a highway and we have a flat tire .At first i wasn't worried how could i be isn't this the part where any noble citizen would see for gorgeously dressed good looking ladies in distress and come to our aid.The memes that where going off in my head just kept me laughing ,and in true fashion non of us had ever had to change a tire and non of us wanted this to be the day we needed to.

So, there we are in the middle of a roundabout hazards on .Emptying the boot of the baby stroller and trying to gather the things we need to get the tire changed . A real Hot mess.
It soon  dawned on us that this is Kenya.
People slowed down n looked at us, but nobody offered any help the men and women in their cars passing hooting and halaring.
 We lived the meme 4 hot girls on a highway with a flat tire.
So we gathered the strength and began the daunting process.
Mother nature favored us and put the rain on hold and then out of the blue a man who was install cables walked over and helped us to it .For that, i would like to thank him i may not remember your name but i remember your kindness and i will definitely pass it forward to anyone i find in need .
So as part of this lesson on my journey i will share with all my readers in true  untold lives of women fashion a lesson on how to change a tire and challenge you to actually go out and do it.
Dear ladies its time to learn.
#ChangeAtireChallenge.



ITEMS YOU WILL NEED

These items should have come with your vehicle:

  •  Jack
  •  Lug wrench
  •  Fully inflated spare tire
  •  Vehicle owner’s manual
  •  Gloves
  •  Mat
    HOW TO CHANGE A TIRE

    1. Find a Safe Location

    As soon as you realize you have a flat tire, do not abruptly brake or turn.  Slowly reduce speed and scan your surroundings for a level, straight stretch of road with a wide shoulder. An empty parking lot would be an ideal place.
 Level ground is good because it will prevent your vehicle from rolling. Also, straight stretches of road are better than curves because oncoming traffic is more likely to see you.

    Never attempt to change your tire on a narrow shoulder near oncoming traffic. Keep moving (slowly) until you find a safer spot. While driving on a flat risks ruining your rim, replacing a rim is better than being hit by an inattentive driver.

    Make sure to consult your owner’s manual and review their specific steps on how to change a flat tire for your vehicle
    2. Turn on Your Hazard Lights

    Your hazard lights or “flashers” will help other drivers see you on the side of the road. To avoid an accident, turn them on as soon as you realize you need to pull over.
    3. Apply the Parking Brake

    Once stopped, always use the parking brake when preparing to replace a flat tire. This will minimize the possibility of your vehicle rolling.
    4. Apply Wheel Wedges

    Wheel wedges go in front of or behind the tires to further ensure the vehicle doesn’t roll while you fix the flat tire. If you’re changing a rear tire, place these in front of the front tires. If your flat tire is at the front, put the wheel wedges behind the rear tires.

    Bricks or large stones will work just as well as “real” wheel wedges. Just be sure they’re large enough to stop the car from rolling.
    5. Remove the Hubcap or Wheel Cover

    If your vehicle has a hubcap covering the lug nuts, it’s easier to remove the hubcap before lifting the vehicle with the jack. If your lug nuts are exposed, you can skip ahead to Step 6.

    Use the flat end of your lug wrench to remove the hubcap. This will work for most vehicles, but some hubcaps need a different tool to come off. Consult your owner’s manual for proper hubcap or wheel cover removal procedures.
    6. Loosen the lug nuts

    Using the lug wrench, turn the lug nuts counterclockwise until you break their resistance. You may have to use force, and that’s ok. Use your foot or all of your body weight if necessary.

    Loosen the lug nuts about ¼ to ½ of a turn, but don’t remove them completely yet. Save that for when it’s time to remove your tire/wheel from the vehicle.
    7. Place the Jack Under the Vehicle

    The right place for the jack is usually beneath the vehicle frame alongside the tire that’s flat. Many vehicle frames have molded plastic on the bottom with a cleared area of exposed metal specifically for the jack. To safely lift and avoid damage to the vehicle, follow the instructions for jack placement in your vehicle owner’s manual.
    8. Raise the Vehicle With the Jack

    To prevent the jack from settling under the weight of your vehicle and coming off balance, place a small cut of 2x6” wood beneath it before attempting to raise your vehicle. This tactic is especially helpful on asphalt.

    With the jack properly positioned, raise the vehicle until the flat tire is about six inches above the ground.

    Never put any part of your body under the vehicle during or after raising the vehicle with the jack.
    9. Unscrew the Lug Nuts

    Now it’s time to remove the lug nuts all the way. Since you've already loosened them, you should be able to unscrew them mostly by hand.
    10. Remove the Flat Tire

    Gripping the tire by the treads, pull it gently toward you until it’s completely free from the hub behind it. Set it on its side so that it doesn’t roll away.
    11. Mount the Spare Tire on the Lug Bolts

    Now place the spare on the hub by lining up the rim with the lug bolts. Push gently until the lug bolts show through the rim.
    12. Tighten the Lug Nuts by Hand

    Put the lug nuts back on the lug bolts and tighten them all the way by hand. Once they are all on, check each one again, tightening as much as possible.  You will tighten them with the wrench after lowering the vehicle to the ground.
    13. Lower the Vehicle and Tighten the Lug Nuts Again

    Use the jack to lower the vehicle so that the spare tire is resting on the ground but the full weight of the vehicle isn’t fully on the tire. At this point, you should tighten the lug nuts with the wrench, turning clockwise, as much as you can.  Push down on the lug wrench with the full weight of your body.
    14. Lower the vehicle completely

    Bring the vehicle all the way to the ground and remove the jack. Give the lug nuts another pull with the wrench to ensure they’re as tight as possible.
   16. Store All Equipment

    You have before you a jack, a lug wrench, wheel wedges, your flat tire, and possibly a hubcap. Don’t forget to put all of them in your vehicle before driving away.
    17. Check The Pressure in the Spare Tire

    You should check the tire pressure of the spare tire to make sure that it is safe to drive on. “T-Type” temporary spares, also called “mini-spares,” require 60 psi (420 kPa).  If the tire needs pressure, drive (slowly) to a service station immediately.
    18. Take Your Flat Tire to a Technician

    Temporary spare tires aren’t made to drive long distances or at high speeds, so drive cautiously until you’re able to visit a tire technician. A professional should be able to determine whether your tire needs a repair or if it’s time to replace it.

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