|Posted on January 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
Sparks Sunglasses Is The New Bundle Of Joy
The NEW entity coming under the Kayisha Online Empire/ umbrella is the Sparks Sunglasses collection. The grand launch took place on 19th May 2019 and it happily joined the KO Family.
Following the 10 year challenge, and the decade challenge that I joined on social media, I came to the realisation that Sparks Sunglasses has been in the making for 10 years. I literally came up with the idea 10 years ago whilst in Florida,USA, so I wrote a blog about it on the Sparks Instablog. https://www.sparkssunglasses.co.uk/apps/blog/show/47643832-the-story-of-sparks-sunglasses-10yearchallenge
I want you to read the blog post, but at the same time I just want to share that my love for sunglasses is a big part of me. Throughout my teenage years, and whilst in high school, I was known for wearing sunglasses, and especially for wearing sunglasses on my head. To this day, I wear sunglasses religiously, I have a personal collection, some are up there in age and I always make sure they match and complement my outfit. I am a Sunglasses Loving Fashionista after all.
I speak a lot about purpose in my book, Measures Of Purpose In Life (durrr Kayisha, it's about finding your purpose). My realisation when deciding to take part in this years 10 year challenge was that sunglasses are a part of my purpose and I'm glad I found the treasure within.
I have hand built Sparks Sunglasses from the ground up. I have put my heart and soul into every aspect of it, and in just 7 months, it has grown so much. The sunglasses have travelled the world, they have protected eyes, they have put a smile on faces; including mine and the journey continues into the year 2020. The collection does not exclude or discriminate against the male or female, young, stylish or older and sophisticated sunglasses lover. Each pair is so trendy - stylish - fashionable it's hard to choose your favourite one. Anyway, the need for quality eyewear is real (you can find blogs dedicated to eye health and eye care), because it's not just about fashion. More people are joining the Sparks Family and I'm gladly inviting people to join the team so we can continue to grow.
Head over to http://www.sparkssunglasses.co.uk to check out the collection. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook @SparksSunglasses oh and you can subscribe to our YouTube channel Sparks Sunglasses for videos.
#SparksSunglasses #Sunglasses #hny2020 #NewBusiness #2020vision #MyStory #SunglassesFashion #BusinessWoman #VisionBoard #Empire #sunglassesshop
|Posted on December 14, 2019 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
Best Christmas Gift Ideas
So, Christmas is just a few days away and you’re here because you need some Christmas gift ideas. Ok, ok, don't worry because I’m here to help! Kayisha to the rescue! Haha!!
Christmas seems to be the time when we buy Lavish and Luxurious gifts for our loved ones. And no matter how much we love them, sometimes we just have no idea what to buy for them. Even with 12 months from that fine Decembers day the year before, we still don't know what to get for our friends and family. Days are flying by and you're sitting there wondering what to buy for those difficult people on your Christmas list. Heads up, you can put a smile on your face, put some music on and dance and wiggle your waist and fret no more as you crush your Christmas gift goals.
All of your Christmas gifts can be taken care of and delivered just in time for the big day, so jump on the train, it's on the track and the next stop is December 25th. All of the gifts are under £25. Did you see what I did there? December 25th... £25. Get It??? Oh and who said Christmas had to be expensive? Kayisha Online didn't. We've got you covered with gifts for everyone; friends and family who managed to get on your nice list this year. Check out our ideas and suggestions below.
*Sparks Sunglasses - https://www.sparkssunglasses.co.uk
Sparks Sunglasses provides Trendy - Stylish - Fashionable top quality sunglasses that are suitable for any kind of weather. They are LIMITED EDITION and EXCLUSIVE to just you. Check out the website and get gifts so good you'll want to A keep them yourself, or B order a pair for yourself. I say go with option C order for your loved ones and add something to the basket for yourself too.
*Sophisticated K Tees - https://www.teespring.com/stores/sophisticatedktees
Sophisticated K Tees caters to men, women, boys and girls with top quality apparel. SK t-shirts and hoodies are unique, urban and very creative with catchy, uplifting slogans, illustrations and graphic designs; all available in a rainbow of colours. Basically they please the sophisticated dresser in you and those on your list. Take a look at the store and just throw it in the bag. Did Fabulous ft The Dream - Throw It In The Bag come to mind when you read that. "Just throw it in the bag!"
*Kayisha Thomas Books - https://www.kayishaonline.com/books
Books are perfect gifts, and they are gifts that just keep giving when they have a message and life changing power. Books from the Kayisha Thomas Author library fit in different genres and appeal to different age groups. Mum And Dad, We Know What Love Is, is a children's book that is aimed at 11-13 year olds. Measures Of Purpose In Life is for those seeking to find their purpose and it's perfect for those in their late teens trying to find their way and make moves after high school and college. Ounce Of Faith And Inspiration along with Quotes Of Faith And Inspiration is aimed at a larger audience so basically its appropriate for young and old, male and female and any book lovers looking for inspiration and motivation. You've got a whole book library to choose from.
It's not too late, all you have to do is make a decision and let their dreams come true. I told you I have your back. The best gifts can come from you and you're guaranteed to make them smile.
#Christmasgifts #christmas2019 #giftguide #giftidea #christmaspresent #christmasiscoming #sunglasses #fashion #giftlikeyougetthem
|Posted on December 4, 2019 at 11:55 AM||comments (0)|
Do You Know What Generosity Is?
I started thinking about generosity a few weeks ago. What it means, what it looks like and what it feels like.
Kindness t-shirt from Sophisticated K Tees - https://www.teespring.com/stores/sophisticatedktees
Because of that, I decided to get the dictionary definition of generosity (means), the Holy Bible definition of generosity (means), and then I decided to do generous things (looks like), and I encourage you to do the same. Below is the dictionary definition of generosity, so please read it and let it seep in.
I love little bits of each definition, because although they are kind of saying the same thing, they're all saying something different too. Unselfishness, happy to give, its a quality, being liberal in giving (giving freely), being kind, and so on. Next up is what the Holy Bible says.
Oh how I love the Bible for its honesty and its truth. Makes no sense to give, then regret giving. It's more beneficial to give and be happy about giving, happy about being able to give and happy about the impact that giving will have.
I've been doing generous things for the past 2 weeks. ONLY YOU can decide what generous things to do and who to do it to. You can't be forced because then it wouldn't be cheerful giving and you don't have to tell anyone about the specifics because what you do in secret, God will reward. Basically, God will bless you for your kindness. And it doesn't matter who you are or where you are - UK, USA, CA, EU etc the world needs more love, kindness, compassion and generosity. Let's impact people's lives and watch it have a domino effect.
Don't forget to follow me on Facebook and Instagram for daily motivation.
Have a blessed evening!
#generosity #compassion # love #kindness #reverseadvent #christmasiscoming #spreadlove #Godisgood #motivation #healtheworld
|Posted on November 30, 2019 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
Christmas is coming and it's a very expensive time of year for those that like splashing out on lavish Christmas presents for their loved ones, BUT that's not it.
Christmas is coming and it seems like as soon as the Christmas trees, decorations and the stockings come out of hiding, so do the Fraudsters. WHAT A SHAME! BUT I'm here to save the day and to save your bank account.
I have some trusty information, tips and advice from HSBC - a very trustworthy and internationally known bank. The goal here is to keep you and your money safe during the Cyber Monday, Christmas and New Year period, but also beyond.
Read the tips below and make sure you share them with your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues. Fraudsters don't care who they target!
*Keep all of your security codes a secret (NEVER share your secure key or codes and pins with anyone)
*Your bank will NOT call you and ask you for any personal/ confidential information
*Your bank will NOT send you emails or texts asking you to verify your account details or your login credentials
*Make sure your bank has your new contact details to ensure that they are able to alert you when necessary i.e. unusual activity on your account.
*Please be aware that fraudsters lie, they are VERY tricky and can disguise themselves as your bank or financial institution in many ways (on the phone and via unsolicited texts and emails)
*DO NOT give anyone access to your online banking or online payment methods (If anyone asks you for it, they are trying to access your account)
*DO NOT transfer money/ pay by bank transfer (outside of the website) to anyone, they may not be credible sellers
*Use your debit, credit card or PayPal for online payments so you benefit from the Visa Purchase Protection in case something unfortunate happens i.e. fraud, loss and theft
*You can also be targeted by fraudsters who use other agencies that are supposed to be trustworthy, such as HM Revenue/ IRS, DVLA, DMV or the police.
*Be aware of EXTREMELY CHEAP items that seem too good to be true. They are usually scams or fake/ knock offs.
*For BIG purchases, make sure you see the item and verify that it is genuine and worth the money before parting with your hard earned cash.
Be on the look out, don't be naive and DO NOT BE FOOLED! Protect yourself from online purchase scams and from having your personal information phished at all costs. You don't want Christmas and New Years celebrations to be cancelled because a criminal got access to your bank account and your money. Don't share any information and go straight to your bank (call or go to a local branch) if you suspect there is an issue. Safety first, always.
#GetSafeOnline #Fraudster #MoneyAdvice #StopFraud #HSBCBanking #FraudProtection #CyberMonday #ChristmasShopping #FinancialSupport
|Posted on November 24, 2019 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
Today is Sunday 24th November 2019
Three years ago on this very day, Thursday 24th November 2016, I was over the moon, excited, elated and in disbelief that I had just released my first book to the world. I had just become a Published Author, a Self Published Author, a Writer and I was celebrating. I was so happy that I did it and I was looking forward to all of the many people that were going to read my words and be inspired and uplifted by them.
Through the writing and the creation, the release and the promotion of my new born baby, Ounce Of Faith And Inspiration something amazing happened. My relationship with God grew, my experience of His love got deep, my knowledge of the word of God extended, my wisdom increased, my regard for personal growth expanded (mine and yours) and the awareness of the influence I have on people grew. I had just published a book called Ounce Of Faith And Inspiration, a book that aimed to uplift and inspire people to greatness, to encourage self love and unselfish love, positivity, faith in God and the list goes on.
All of the things I aimed for this book to do, in 3 years it has done. It has travelled across the world, it has landed in the hands of people whose lives have been changed and in other hands that have opened doors for me to spread more messages of faith and inspiration. I can not wait for the next 3 years, the next 30 years and the lifetime.
So, what is a Book Anniversary? An anniversary is an astonishing achievement no matter what its for... A business launch, relationship etc, an anniversary means longevity. In regards to my book, it is a celebration of the day my book came into the world. Its a celebration of all of the wonderful things its achieved each year. It's a celebration of all the people that purchased it in the support of their personal growth, but also my Author journey. It's just a MASSIVE celebration.
God is great for speaking to me and guiding me in the writing of this book. Glory, honour and praise to my Heavenly Father for giving me the ability to write, and the passion to write in this genre in order to inspire and motivate.
I thank my family and friends for their support. It means so much that that came along side me on this journey, they show me that they're proud, their excited about y creations and they don't discourage me.
I thank my readers from the North, South, East and West. The UK, USA, Canada, Europe etc. It means the world to me that my words and passions are being received, and are impacting you and your loved ones. It means so much to me that you trusted me to guide you into faith and inspiration. God bless you.
As a result of Ounce Of Faith And Inspiration, I have spoken at a women's forum event, I have appeared on the radio, I have been on a Haitian TV network, I have spoken at a church conference in front of men, women ad children, I have done book reading events and book signing events. Its been a marvellous 3 years.
To celebrate this very special day with me, watch the video below. I did a 1 year Happy Birthday Ounce Of Faith And Inspiration video.
There are so much more videos that capture the journey I have been on with this book, and like I said before, I'm looking forward to the next 3 years and the next 30 years. It started with this book, and now 3 years later, I have 5. I hope that encourages you. If you would like to get a copy, it is available on Amazon, Kindle and Kayisha Online.
Be Inspired! Be Creative! Be Assertive!
#OunceOfFaithAndInspiration #BookAnniversaries #Author #Writer #HappyAnniversary #PublishedAuthor #ChristianBook #SelfHelpBook
|Posted on November 18, 2019 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
A Pre-Thanksgiving Gift... Don't Miss Out!
So, Thanksgiving 2019 is coming. It's a national holiday in the United States, but also places like Canada and Liberia (Did you know that?).
Happy Thanksgiving from Kayisha Online
Thanksgiving falls on Thursday 28th November 2019 (the fourth Thursday of November) and it's the time of year when we show our gratitude for all of the wonderful things in our lives. It's the day that many call Gobble Gobble day, because it is literally the biggest food day of the year (turkey, ham, chicken, bacon, macaroni, potatoes, stuffing, cornbread, vegetables and the list goes on). People travel cross county to be with their loved ones, gather not only around the table and the TV, but also in the kitchen where family traditions and recipes from the ancestors come out of hiding. And ultimately the result is the most delicious dishes ever.
Being thankful is a very important thing for humanity, and shouldn't just be reserved for one day of the year. Seasons come and seasons go, and it's important that no matter what season were in; we remain grateful for life, family, friends, our blessings, harvest/ provisions, peace, happiness and the bountiful love of God. #EVERYDAY
Just like Koffee said in her big hit Toast "Gratitude is a must" so to show my gratitude for the support I have received since the start of the Kayisha Online brand/ family est 2016; I wanted to start the festive season with a gift. I see the significance in giving back, inbeing kind and showing generosity, so please accept my gift of 10% off all items on the Sophisticated K Teespring Store.
Use the THANKSSK code from today (November 18th 2019) to get 10% off
I like to celebrate the good things that are happening in life, instead of dwelling on the bad. If you're breathing and your heart is beating, you have a lot to be thank you for. Praise The Lord! The Sophisticated K T-shirt Collection is full of collections that cater to the sophisticated dresser in you. There's no better way to end the year than to treat yourself to something stylish. I'm giving you 10% off in a pre-festivities sale, so grab the opportunity whilst you can, using code THANKSSK until November 27th 2019.
Before I go, let me just say "I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving with your friends and family, take photos, capture the joy and don't eat too much. But definitely say some for Black Friday, that's when food tastes the best. Happy Thanksgiving!"
Take a look at the Sophisticated K T-shirt Collection and order your favourite tees.
Enjoy your t-shirts and don't forger to take photos and
tag us in your photos on Instagram @SophisticatedKTees
#thanksgiving #discountcode #promocode #christmasgift #christmas #clothingline #graphictees #Teespring #Koffee
|Posted on November 8, 2019 at 7:55 AM||comments (0)|
Is the NHS to blame? My answer is a big, humungous, straight up and down NO!
This news bothered me, it bothered me a great deal! The only problem is, I’ve been so busy the past 2 months, I haven’t had a chance to really write about how I feel, but the time is now. Let me get my thoughts, feelings and experience out.
Based on the fact that I have struggled with allergies for the majority of my life, have sought assistance from the NHS; I feel like I have the right and the room to speak on this topic.
I have had an awful lot of dealings with Doctors and GP’s in the UK since I was 2 years old. And even though they are there to assist; my health and my wellbeing has ultimately been the responsibility of my mum and dad. But wait one second… Then as I got older, wiser and more knowledgeable about my allergies, food and nutrition; it became my responsibility. Let me just say that again "My health and wellbeing became my responsibility!" I could end the blog right there, I think I answered the question, but I want to go a little bit deeper.
I took over from my mum and dad as I got older (in my teens to be clear) and I ensured that MY health was MY priority. One thing I know for sure, following all of my doctors appointments is that in the short space of time that you are in front of the doctor, sitting in their office, they tell you what to do, they prescribe medication and in my case creams and more creams and then they bid you farewell. That means its up to you to:-
1. Collect your prescription
2. Follow their instructions
3. Take the prescription (whether its medication or minerals such as iron)
4. Change your lifestyle and aim for optimum health
I was Anaemic (lacking Iron) for a short period of time, and it was only a short period of time because I didn’t leave my health in my Doctor’s hands. P.S. this was way back in 2014.
Before I even called my GP for an appointment, I knew/ diagnosed myself (I knew it because I was always tired, had no energy, couldn't concentrate at work, fell asleep at work and I was boring - no social life). I Googled to see what foods were high in Iron and I went to purchase Mussels, Spinach, Kidney Beans and the list goes on. I started eating these things on a daily basis (some things were already in my diet - just not every day) and 2 days after making the call, I had my appointment. It was the first time I had my blood taken in years and it wasn’t easy for the nurse to do. My veins were hiding and as a brown skin girl, they weren't easy to see. My test results came back shortly after and the Doctor called me to say I was very Anaemic. He said he had made a prescription for me to pick up and I had to have 3 high dose Iron tablets a day. I was not satisfied with that, so I continued to eat Mussels, Pumpkin seeds and Sunflower seeds, Cashew nuts, Spinach, Shrimp/ Prawns, Kidney Beans, Oats and drink Coconut water daily. I was determined to get through the prescription of Iron and never have to go back to the Chemist for a repeat. It's been 5 years and because I took my health into my own hands, before even consulting my GP, I got on top of it.
Fast forward to 2017, my heart was racing all the time, even when I was laying down and relaxing, I was tired more, I wasn't putting on weight no matter how much I tried and my menstrual cycle was slightly late a few months in a row (my body works like clock work, so I knew something wasn't right). The health of my heart is major to me, so more than just being concerned about my period being a few days late each month, I was worried about my heart. I called my Doctor, got another appointment and this time I had a blood test, and an ECG. That was the best thing I could have done to reassure me that my heart was very healthy, but what the blood test did show was that I had a Folate Deficiency. The test results didn't come back until my first few days in Florida, so I prepared and gave my GP the consent to tell my sister, so she could pass it on. As soon as I found out, I went to the Vitamin Shoppe, got chewable Folate tablets and went to Walmart to stock up on Cantaloupe melon, Lentils, Avocado, Corn, Carrots, Broccoli and more Spinach. I love all of those things, but I needed to eat them more regularly. Since then, I have had no more heart palpitations, I've put on some weight, I don't hear my heart beating as if it's outside my chest and I'm happy and healthy.
I share those two experiences with you because as a Pescetarian (which I am) Vegan and Vegetarian, you have to make sure you're getting all of the beneficial nutrients, minerals and vitamins on a daily basis because they don't stay in your body long. People think you can get more of what you need from meat, but animals get it from the greens they eat, so why don't we just eat the greens. I also shared that with you because I didn't leave my health up for chance. I didn't say "It's my Doctors responsibility to make me better." I did what I had to do immediately, in order to have a clean bill of health. I told my parents, but I didn't even rely on them to help me; I got proactive.
Now, I'm annoyed with Kerry James and Harvey Dyer, the mother and son duo because she seems to think the NHS could have done more to help her son. What should they have done Kerry? Take all the chips and chocolate out of your house and out of your 18 year old sons reach? And then what should they have done, spoon feed him a more nutritional diet? NO! He's 18 years old. And here's another humungous NO, because you're his mother and a mother of 5, why didn't you assert yourself and make sure that he was eating fruits and vegetables, or request that he improved his lifestyle, his diet and have vitamin supplements. The doctor is right by saying that it's his responsibility.
His mum said the following:
"We were offered the milkshakes and things like that.
“But at the time you weren’t able to take it all and I think she actually said to him, ‘Look you are getting older now and you need to take responsibility and you need to eat these foods'.
“But Harvey physically couldn’t do it. It was hard."
I understand that Harvey has ADHD and is Autistic, but that's even more reason for him to have a better diet. Allowing him to eat chips, Quavers, Wotsits and Dairy Milk for every meal, and let me not fail to add that she purchased and brought into the home those items, has meant that since the age of 2 she has contributed to his malnutrition. That same malnutrition, led him to be blind in his left eye. Going blind is not nice, I value my sight, being sick is not nice but we have to do better and we can't pass the blame. By the power of the human body and the grace of God, it's not too late for Harvey. He can change his diet if he wants to, he can start taking vitamin supplements and his health and vision can turn around. No more chocolate and crisps.
#HarveyDyer #HealthyEating #Goodfood #VitaminDeficiency #NHS #HealthCare #LoveYourself #LiveGood