Why are we like using the word ‘like’ like all the time or whatever?

Whatever happened to simply thinking quietly or developing a thought completely before attempting to speak? Or sticking to the conventional non-word fillers such as “um”?goodgriefI won’t deny it. I too struggle to keep certain words that add no meaning whatsoever out of my speech. “Like” is one good example. Occasionally, and against my better judgement, this word crops up in my vocabulary. I make a conscious attempt to avoid using it and a few other words that I could still communicate greatly without.
There are several words that tend to be used an awful lot when we barely need them in the first place to communicate. Continue reading “Why are we like using the word ‘like’ like all the time or whatever?”

The Rocky Mountains: The Majestic Mountain Barrier

And with these breathtaking snap shots of one of the greatest sights on earth, I wish you a fantastic new week!

Driving down to the Banff National Park in Alberta Canada.
Driving down to the Banff National Park in Alberta Canada.
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A magnificent view of the Rockies from a Gondola
A magnificent view of the Rockies from a Gondola

I love the cloud shadows between the mountains
I love the cloud shadows between the mountains

And a close up look at the Rockies
And a close up look at the Rockies

What's really in a Dream

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‘The residue of the day’s activities acted upon by our unrestrained wishes, fears and desires.’ wrote Miss Lonelyhearts on the Winnipeg Free Press website.
Miss Lonelyhearts, a writer who answers questions readers ask on the Winnipeg Free Press website recently replied to a reader’s question concerning bad dreams that this reader has been having lately. In answering this question, Miss Lonelyhearts explained that the reason why she was having very similar dreams all themed on breaking up with her significant other was because the reader’s subconscious mind needed her fears of being dumped to be dealt with. In her exact words Miss Lonelyhearts wrote, Continue reading “What's really in a Dream”

Don't Fake It 'til You Make It

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Don’t Fake it ’til you make it (Photo credit: TED Conference)

For the past couple of weeks, TED talks have been my favourite videos to watch. I have dramatically transformed from spending zero time on YouTube to signing into YouTube every chance I get. TED talks showcase very intelligent individuals from all walks of life discussing a variety of topics that matter to them. I find these talks quite insightful, causing me thinking outside the box. They truly are remarkable.
A few days ago I was watching Amy Cuddy discussing body language and its influence on who we are and how others perceive us. This particular topic got me thinking. Often times when I walk into a room full of strangers every last bone in my body would much rather shrink and disappear than address that crowd. Continue reading “Don't Fake It 'til You Make It”

Egypt's Great Sphinx of Giza: Black History Month

English: Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt. Español:...
English: Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt. Español: Gran Esfinge de Giza, Egipto. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Third on our charts this month is Egypt’s Great Sphinx of Giza.
Did you know that ancient Egyptians built the Sphinx and laid it in front of the pyramid to guard the tombs?  The Sphinx has the head of a man, the face of a pharaoh, a hawk or a ram and the body of a lion.
Egypt is known for its astounding Giza pyramids and the pharaohs. At memoirsofakenyan however, we choose to highlight Egypt’s Great Sphinx of Giza, the world’s largest monolith(a single gigantic rock) statue. It is the most famous Sphinx in Egypt. This phenomenal piece of architecture is as spectacular if not more, than the pyramids of Egypt. The Great Sphinx of Giza has greatly influenced tourism in Egypt along with Giza Pyramid Complex and ancient history of the pharaohs.