I never wanted to go back to foster care, so I had to deal with my Grandfather’s sexual abuse for nine years.

When I was five, my family left me and I was put into foster care for about two years. During my time in these homes I was sexually and physically abused. I was always told that I was nothing, a worth...

A Personal Story of Living through Depression: I joined up with depression around the age of 8.

A recovery story is a messy thing. It has dozens of beginnings and no final ending. Most of the conflict and drama is internal, and there’s a lot more inaction than action. The lead character hides ...

How Humility Will Make You the Greatest Person Ever

When I meet someone who radiates humility, my shoulders relax, my heart beats a little more quietly, and something inside me lets go. Why? Because I know that I’m being fully seen, heard, and accept...

The Danger of Wishful Thinking: Nothing Changes If We Don’t Take Action

Our heart’s desires can bring us into right relationship with the world, to the livingness in and around us. In fact, I believe a true heart’s desire is meant to do just that. Because it summons u...

He Told Me He Has Forgiven Me But He Can’t Love Me Anymore.

I’m in a relationship with this amazing guy and for so long I doubted everything he did for me, I was quick to conclude that he was lying and trying to play smart. So I tried not to be fully com...

Learning To Forgive When Someone Deeply Hurts You

Whether it’s a spouse who was unfaithful, a parent who let you down as a child, or a friend who shared something told in confidence, we all must face the question of whether and how to forgiv...

Good Manners Tips Individuals Need To Be Better

These tips would help you leave have good manners and live better while interacting better with people around you. 1.Always dress up neatly when you go out.Let it be,stepping out of the house for a ...

Top 3 Tips to Transform Your Aspirations Into Achievements

So you want to take the risk of shaking up your life, or even just resurrecting “the old stuff” with a unique and fresh perspective. If you’re anything like me, you know the New Year is the perf...

#FlashbackFriday Running Away From Home Got Us Into More Trouble Than I Imagined

Last week, a video was posted on the Instagram page about kids who wanted to move out of their homes. Reminded me of when my brother and I attempted to move out. We were 10 and 7. Mama travelled to th...

Dealing With Infertility With My Husband Taught Me That Love Is Always Enough

I got married 10 years ago to a really wonderful man. Fortunately, my wonderful man is not a cliché. A few months before we got married, I stopped taking contraceptive pills or bothering with trying ...

Should I go to my parents as my husband asked, or should I stay and work things out with the in-laws

 I got married this year to the love of my life. However, prior to our wedding, I was having visa issues in the US, and we decided to come down to Nigeria for the wedding, and then work on another vi...

My Friend Likes The Same Guy I Want To Be In A Relationship With

I met Jonathan a few days before my best friend Bekky met him too. The very first day I met him we didn’t really get to talk, but merely exchanged contacts and I was indeed astonished by how calm an...

Why You Should Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

  Humans are creatures of comfort. Our comfort zone is our natural, neutral state — a place where stress and anxiety are minimal, where we know what’s coming next and can plan accordi...

How do you cope when you stumble on Your boyfriend’s traditional marriage pictures on Instagram

My cousin called me few hours ago to share her ordeal with me and I felt I should share it as well. Few days back, I had a dream about my cousin preparing for her wedding, there was so much joy in the...

How To Deal With Disappointment When Life Deals With You

For me, disappointment is one of life’s most uncomfortable feelings. It’s complex, containing a subset of other emotions like anger, hurt, sadness, and probably many others too subtle to identify...

It Still Hurts But I Know God Took My One Day Old Son Away For A Reason

“O ti mu o!!!!!!!” my sister shouted from the room after she saw me suddenly go down on my knees almost immediately I got up to pick my cake mixer from the dinning table. “You can&#...

On the Topic of Regret: A Resolution That We All Have To Deal With

I was on a reporting trip and once it had come to a close, I decided to stick around for another week to explore the city of Berlin on my own. I was preparing to celebrate my 22nd birthday, and I was ...

My Marriage Took All From Me But Finally, I Found The Courage To Leave

I am 28 years old and have been separated from my husband for almost a year now. Between, we were married for 3 years. I realised there was absolutely nothing my husband was offering in the marriage a...

Can living separately be the solution to crisis in a home?

At the end of 2013, my wife and I had reached a breaking point. Divorce appeared inevitable. Then, out of desperation, the idea of living apart together was raised. For nearly two years we managed ...