Size 8 And Dj Mo Cozy Up As They Enjoy Holiday In Qatar

DJ Mo and Size 8 sure do need a holiday.

The TV host and VJ was last seen in the public eye for having being accused of soliciting money to play music and feature him on interviews at the popular sunday show, Cross Over 101.

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So they took to social media their vaccay plan and they were heading to Doha, Qatar.

Hey Doha here we come ready to spread the gospel. The Murayas size8reborn and djmokenya will be at Strato hotel along old airport road on the 9th of this March yani this Friday. We start at 4pm tell a friend to tell a friend. I must say am happy tuko na wahukagwi pia yeeeeepppyyy not forgetting mcpricekenya

Maybe not so much of a holiday than a ministry but you can not fly out to just work and no play. Their social media has given us a glimpse of what is going on in their holiday life in Doha as they have met fans there.

Size 8 was the one posting photos of their ministry work while Dj Mo gave us the fun side of Doha.

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How to avoid the pressures of perfection, dodge family feuds and deal with loneliness so you can enjoy the festive season (Research)

It’s ‘the most wonderful time of the year,’ and, for many, the most stressful.

The holiday season is upon us, and the whirlwind of cooking, decorating, gathering, gift-buying and wrapping, journeys home, jingle bells-singing has begun.

Studies have shown that stress ramps up for people of all ages as we count down to the new year.

Experts explain three types of seasonal stress and how to reign in your holiday ambitions or put the freeze on family feuds.

Like any other form, holiday stress comes in different shapes and sizes for different kinds of people.

Dr Elizabeth Lombardo, a clinical psychologist in California, says that it’s important to remember that the rest of life doesn’t stop when the holidays come around. We have ‘all the same stresses we deal with every day, plus hosting, plus traveling, and, for some being lonely.’

She says there are three groups who find themselves overwhelmed by the season.

1. The perfectionists

For some, the holidays are about getting the perfect gift for everyone on the list, wearing the perfect outfit to every party, and making the perfect meals.

Dr Lombardo says to prepare for your perfectionism with self-care. ‘Address your stress before during and after the holidays. Don’t go into them exhausted, hungry and overwhelmed,’ she advises.

‘Optimize you, with sleep, exercise, and healthy eating.’

Dr Lombardo says that pressure to keep up with extravagant holiday traditions can distract you from the what really makes the holiday season important.

Instead, she says to tell yourself, ‘this holiday, I don’t need perfection, I’m focused on happiness.’

Rather than keeping up with old practices, she suggests making new ones that can help you to ‘focus on what you can do to be happy and enjoy your time, instead of focusing on everything being perfect,’ Dr Lombardo says.

‘Try making new holiday traditions that are simpler and more focused on the family. Decorate cookies, or sing Christmas carols or whatever songs your family likes,’ she says.

Dr Ken Yeager, director of Ohio State University’s Stress Trauma and Resilience (START) program, says the managing expectations is the key to a successful holiday season.

Dr Yeager divides stress into two categories: internal and external.

Perfectionists are victims of their own internal expectations, and when things don’t come out just right, it’s easy to say it’s all ruined.

Instead, he says to keep the holidays in perspective through their past present and future iterations.

‘Remember from holidays past what was important, and how you can pass what was important to you on to the next generation.’

Last Christmas, he asked his children what they love about the holiday, and they said it was all about the fire roaring in the fireplace.

‘That’s what woke them up for the holiday experience, and that’s what they love. A lot of times, it’s not the big things but the little ones that make the holidays,’ he says.

2. The family feud-ers 

‘Whether you have that aunt that always gets drunk or a mother that always has some comment on her son-in-law, the key is not to expect your family to be different,’ says Dr Lombardo.

To prepare yourself for the toe-to-toe moments around the table, make a mental list of the topics that you know are ‘hot’ for you. Consider making some of these – like politics – downright off-limits, she suggests.

‘The world seems to be less and less civil and there seems to be more and more political ranting and separations,’ says Dr Yeager.

Turn the conversation away from these differences, and toward something you all share, he advises.

‘Keep the conversation to the reason for the gatherings, what’s really important to all of the individuals,’ he says, ‘then conversation tends to go away from politically divisive or argumentative and toward the supportive.’

There’s a biological reason that holiday-time disagreements can get so heated, Dr Lombado says.

‘Stress is a continuum. We go from zero – which is no stress – to 10, which is like, completely freaking out and overwhelmed,’ she says.

‘Once we get to a seven or higher, we tend to focus on the negative because we go from using the frontal lobe, that allows us to see multiple perspectives, to using the limbic system, or emotional reasoning,’ Dr Lombardo explains.

When we get to that ‘red zone,’ and already have high stress levels, ‘you tend to personalize things, and think things like “she thinks I suck,”‘ Dr Lombardo says.

To avoid the red zone, have your contingency plans in place. ‘Take the dog for a walk, or take a few minutes to respond to a “work email” (even if you’re really just watching a video or talking to a friend),’ she says.

The family can join in for stress-reducing fun too. Take everyone out for a walk, or watch a movie, but make sure some of your together-time isn’t so interaction intensive.

3. The lonely ones 

Memories of holidays spent with loved ones can easily make us lonely for those times, especially if we can’t make it to family gatherings, or are missing important people from our lives.

‘The true gift you give over the holidays is yourself and your time,’ says Dr Yeager. He says its important to give this gift to yourself, too.

‘Make time just for yourself. Aren’t you worth 10 minute investment every day?’  he asks.

Dr Lombardo says that if it isn’t possible to spend the holidays with family or friends, it’s best to be ‘intentional’ about how you spend that time. She suggests taking on projects that have fallen to the way side, or volunteering.

Moreover, ‘a lot of stress is caused by anticipation, thinking that the holidays are going to be so awful because I’ll be alone or without a certain person for the first time,’ she says.

She suggests spending time with those who shared experiences with lost loved ones. ‘Get together with someone that knew that loved one and bring that person alive again in your heart.’

No matter what kind of hectic holidays you think you may have ahead of you, it will all be over before you know it.

‘Sometimes, just getting through the holidays is the reward. Remind yourself that it may be difficult, but the holidays will be pass and this will be over,’ Dr Lombardo says.

If you need a little inspiration to get to New Year’s Day, ‘have a carrot waiting for you,’ she says. Plan a reward for yourself, like a massage or nice dinner ‘waiting for you so you can get through,’ she says

Gloomy! Newlywed Shares Lonely Pictures Of Herself Holidaying Solo After Her Husband Was Denied a Visa For Their Dream Honeymoon

A woman has shared hilarious pictures of her ‘husband-less honeymoon’ after her new spouse was denied a visa for their holiday.

Huma Mobin and her new husband Arsalaan Sever Bhatt, from Lahore, Pakistan were scheduled to go on a second honeymoon to Greece last month.

Going abroad: The couple had planned to travel to Greece with Mr Bhatt's parents for the 10 day trip

But Ms Mobin’s husband didn’t get a visa in time for the trip. Initially, the young woman didn’t want to go without her beloved, but since the entire holiday was already paid for the couple decided she should see the country.

This meant she was left to see the sights with her in-laws for 10 days as Mr.Bhatt was left at home in Pakistan.

Tradegy: Huma Mobin (above) was supposed to go on a second honeymoon with her husband Arsalaan Sever Bhatt but his visa didn't come through in time

In order to share the trip with Mr Bhatt, she snapped some photos of her time abroad at the destinations she visited.

Second chance: The couple (above) did get to have one honeymoon after their wedding last December when they visited the Maldives

Rather than smiling and enjoying herself, the young woman posed with a distraught look on her face. In most photos she also had an arm outspread as if hugging her absent husband, making for hilarious holiday snaps.

Wish you were here: Ms Mobin went on the trip without her husband, and posed at various tourist spots with her arm around an empty space he would have occupied

To add to the tragedy, halfway through the trip the young woman then accidentally lost her phone, dropping it in the Aegean Sea, so then started posing for photos showing that she missed both her husband and her device.

The photos went viral soon after Ms Mobin posted them to Facebook, with strangers finding the pictures adorable.

'Nooooo': After his visa was denied, Ms Mobin considered not going on the trip, but it was already paid for

Although the couple missed out on the holiday together, they did get one honeymoon after they were first married in December 2015. The first time around the couple visited the Maldives and thankfully had no visa issues.

Partners in crime: Her parents-in-law took the photos for her so she could send them back to Mr Bhatt

Double tradegy: Halfway through the trip, the young woman also lost her phone after she dropped it in the Aegean Sea

Oh no: After this she started posing with her arms around both her missing husband and missing phone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Need A Holiday? Here’s How To Save Money For That Dream Vacation You’ve Been Wanting

Contrary to popular misconception, travel is an affordable venture that can be embarked upon by anyone regardless of pay grade or social status.

The key things to keep in mind when planning a trip are budget and planning, and with the right steps any vacation is attainable, at any cost.

But we have to agree that money is the key element in travel, so here are great tips to help you save for that dream vacation.

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1. Join travel forums and follow travel agencies and airlines on your social media accounts, this way you’re always informed on discounts and exciting offers.

2. Have a dedicated savings account that you don’t have ready access to (no ATM card, internet banking etc). So that you are not tempted to use the money when you are broke.

3. Book very early. The closer a travel time is, the more expensive the ticket is likely to be so endeavour to book your ticket well ahead of time.

4. Let your travel date and location be flexible, this way you can take advantage of the cheaper option because travelling on certain days can be cheaper than others, so also can locations.

For instance, flying to Abu Dhabi can be cheaper than the much more popular Dubai.

5. Travel a few weeks after peak season, because at this time, ticket and hotel prices are usually significantly cheaper. Happy holidays.

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6 Steps You Can Take To Stay Connected To Your Spouse During The Holidays

There are some things we can do to stay connected with our spouses this holiday season (besides sex):

01. Do not shop together.

There will be exceptions to this rule, but gift shopping is often undeservedly romanticized. We envision laughing together in the aisles of Pottery Barn, jovially deciding together which plate pattern the mother-in-law will love the most. But it rarely happens like that. Instead, there are crowds and jostling bags and disagreements and stress—so much stress. Unless you are one of those rare couples for whom shopping is bonding, don’t force yourselves to do this together. My husband and I use an app to create a shared list of people with our gift ideas. Then, as I actually do love shopping, I will use the list to buy what we agreed to. We wrap the gifts together so that we are both part of the process, but we don’t have to try to find a babysitter to head to a crowded holiday mall together.

02. Choose experiences, not consumption.

“Experiential purchases are so much better than material purchases.” Listen to the research. Instead of worrying about the perfect gift, try to experience something new together. Schedule a night to go to The Nutcracker, drive around with hot cocoa and look at Christmas lights, or find a local parade and spend the morning enjoying it together.

03. Skip the party (sometimes).

The parties are amazing this time of year! There are many activities and opportunities for fellowship. It is so fun, and it is so overwhelming. While I would love to be at every event, I’ve realized that sometimes the best gift I can give to my relationship is to skip the party (and it turns out the party does go on without me). Instead, I can spend the entire time talking to my best friend. Feel free to send a kind and appropriate regret to a party invitation in order to have your own quiet party with your partner.

04. Don’t overschedule the calendar.

Feel free to skip the party, but also guard free time and date time from the outset. If your calendar looks like ours, there ends up being something written on every single day, sometimes three things a day. I know that no matter how color-coded and organized I am, it affects my time with my husband first. Every December, things sneak up until suddenly there is no white space. Get out your eraser and create white space in your life.  create time for cocktail hours or whatever other whim you want to follow. Don’t over plan your month and allow for spontaneity.

05. Share old traditions, but make new ones.

Because the holidays are, ultimately, about family, we each come to a relationship with years of traditions. Be honest about these with your spouse, but know when old family traditions aren’t a fit for your new family. Embrace which of your partner’s traditions that do work, and then create new traditions of your own.  as zach brittle shared:

“Rituals also help ensure that your relationship is unique. Many people confuse ritual with routine. Routines are the patterns you fall into as part of the natural flow of your life. Rituals are how you infuse your routine with creativity.”

Work together to find a holiday tradition that is uniquely and creatively yours with your partner.

06. Lower your expectations.

We need to ensure during the holiday season that we remember what love is. Love is NOT the scene from the jewelry commercial where the man gives us a jeweled bracelet underneath the mistletoe. Love is NOT your partner being able to read your mind. Love is NOT your spouse proving that he or she is perfect. Love IS about being a team, covering each other’s imperfections, and holding hands while ice skating and laughing.

When January hits, when the frenetic pace of the holidays has ended, I want to look across the table at my husband, and I want to see someone I shared the memories with. I want to hold hands while we remember moments we created together. I don’t want to be catching up an old friend on what I did while he was out.

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Deputy president spends his holiday walking with lions and cheetahs – photos

Deputy President William Ruto seems to have had a good holiday if recent photos of him and his family shared on social media are anything to go by. He spent his holiday in Lvingstone Zambia walking with lions and cheetahs which and describes it as a lifetime experience.

The lion encounter according to their website is an active conservation program that is passionate about ensuring a secure future for the African lion. It offers various activities that people can take part in, all in support of the larger conservation efforts to save the African Lion.

Check out his holiday from the photos below:

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