There are levels to this: knowing who to listen to.


Let me start by making it clear that I absolutely believe in receiving constructive criticism. It is so important to be open to what others have to say and be wise and humble enough to know that in ourselves we do not know everything. There is beauty and heightened creativity and inspiration when people come together to share ideas…..

However, I have also found that wonderful,  life changing visions and dreams can absolutely torn apart or stopped if you begin to take advice and guidance from the wrong people. There are some people that pride themselves in persuading people not to do things. Because of their own past failures, insecurities or whatever else, they just love speaking death to people’s ideas. Now how do you know the difference.  Sometimes it is tricky so what I look for is: if each time I talk to you I come away discouraged and unable to take any action I.e. your ‘advice’ always stops me from doing anything….I am out. No more advice from you thanks!

NM x

P.S. My prayer journey podcast is here.

My book on beauty and self – esteem is available here:


About Plantain Periodicals

Hello! Welcome to the Plantain Periodicals blogs. The name stems from the kitchen moments I had with my friends at university cooking plantain and planning our lives together. I have used this space as a window into my mind and the way I make sense of all my experiences through writing.This is where I share those conversations and moments that happen inside my head as a young woman growing up in 21st century London. Hopefully you'll be entertained and also learn a thing or two. My main blog ad: My literature blog: NMx
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