My ex boyfriend battered, humiliated & arrested me. I want him to pay for all he did to me

My now ex boyfriend battered and humiliated me. So on the 21st of October, I called him that I had an emergency, he promised to come over to my place but never did. I called him back only for him to b...

How an Unexpected Friendship Changed My Life

We were opposites: she was loud, I was quiet. She was outgoing, I was reserved. She spoke her mind, I kept my thoughts to myself. But somehow, we became friends. And her friendship changed my life. So...

How I Got My Groove Back After My Divorce

I believe that things have energy, and that we give objects energy through the memories and feelings we associate with them. I recently admired the Rolex of a man I’ve been dating. He said he’s be...

I Used to Be Homeless—and Here’s What Everyone Gets Wrong About It

You’ve been misled by television and movies: Homeless people aren’t dangerous. Here’s the reality from a man who spent 20 years living on the streets. Homeless doesn’t always mean ...

I am a victim of domestic violence and I strongly advise everyone going through this to leave

Domestic abuse is real, its horrible and it breaks you completely. I am a victim and I strongly advise everyone currently going through this to leave, please. Mine started during courtship, from slaps...

What kind of mother says these words to her child? How can I keep forgiving such a person?

My mum dropped me with my paternal grandparents when I was about 1 year old because my dad wouldn’t marry her after getting her pregnant and the man that was willing to marry her gave her the condit...

How Writing Helped Me Overcome Stress and Become Happier

Two years ago, I had a nervous breakdown. Let me tell you how that happened. I had just moved to New York. I’ve always been dreaming about making that big step. You know those people from small town...

Life is too short to be too busy

“Slow down. Calm down. Don’t worry. Don’t hurry. Trust the process.” ~Alexandra Stoddard  Heard in the offices across America… “I’m so busy and have no time!” “How is it almost 2019...

What is your biggest fear?

…a reader asked me. Instead of writing a quick response, I took the time to reflect, not without some fear. First I dumped. I wrote down a list of my fears. 1- To suffer from terminal illness 2- To ...

How I Stopped Feeling Guilty About Doing What’s Best for Me

I remember one night, after an exhausting day at work, I joyfully looked forward to a relaxing evening. As I drove home, all I could think of was taking a hot bath, brewing a fragrant herbal tea, and ...

To me, my mother defines resilience. She had such strong faith and was a very giving person.

When I was a young girl and something difficult happened, I would look to my mother for comfort and guidance. She was always there for me, helping me work through the issue or helping me gain perspec...

Are you struggling with procrastination? Here is what to do

Do you always delay the tasks you have to do until the last minute? If your answers were yes then you are a definitely a procrastinator. Procrastination won’t only make you feel guilty, lower your ...

How Doing Less Can Help You Have More of What Matters

I appreciate the innate power of narrowing our focus because for a large chunk of my life, I lived another way. I worked long days. I kept a to-do list that got longer and longer. I covered the worklo...

5 Problems that Are Unique to High Achievers

High achievement doesn’t make people immune to depression, marital problems, parenting issues, stress or any of the other reasons people pursue psychotherapy. But, in addition to those commo...

You Should Always Take Care Of Yourself First — A Lesson I Learned The Hard Way

In March 2012, when I was 21, I collapsed at home. I had a lingering cold for a few weeks but thought nothing of it, continued working, going out and travelling. The cold turned out to be a virus that...

How badly does it affect a son when his father abandons him?

Men speak openly with each other about their relationship with their fathers, good or bad and how it affected them. Men who had a missing, toxic or inadequate relationship openly express grief about t...

It took me this long to realise he was only using me. He did not love me.

I want to share my story because I am trying to heal a day at a time. Sometime I laugh at my stupidity and the dumb decisions I made and it is very disgusting to me myself not to talk about others so ...

After 4 Years, My Hustle Has Finally Paid Off

I will say my life is a product of my dreams and somehow God has helped me bring it into fruition. I am the first child from the family of four , my mum was a primary school teacher but she’s retire...

Diamond in The Rough: The Inspiring Story of A Paper Recycler

Diamond in The Rough: The Inspiring Story of A Paper Recycler “My name is Babatunde Peter. I am a graduate of Osun state polytechnic. I worked with skye bank for 2 years as a contract staff befo...