I often dream of what my life could have been without insomnia

My uneasy relationship with sleep began when I was a little girl. One day when I was eight, I asked my father if we could rearrange the furniture in my room. He agreed to help, and we spent Saturday m...

Why am I so lazy? And how do I stop being lazy?

I’m guessing that you’re a creative, intelligent sort of person. Are you a perfectionist? That seems likely. Oftentimes, people with those characteristics really get bogged down by the magnitude o...

For Years, My Husband Continually Drugged And Raped Me

My story starts like a lot of people’s stories. I had a whirlwind romance and married a man I put all my trust in. We had a happy marriage for a few years, and then we began to drift apart. Our live...

LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST AS A SINGLE WOMAN

As a single lady, it’s easy for me to feel all alone even in a crowded room. But I’m determined not to let it get the better of me. There’s more to life than men, and by focusing on other thin...

5 Leadership Lessons From Nigerian CEO of General Electric, Lazarus Angbazo’s Speech at Purdue University

Nigerian CEO of General Electric, Lazarus Angbazo’s in his Speech at Purdue University shared some leadership lessons everyone can learn a thing or two from. We have highlighted some below: 1. Pursu...

Why Intoxication Did Not Make My Problems Go Away

To understand my story you need to understand me – I am almost 22. I’ve grown up in a family that has seen its fair share of good and not so good days. I am mostly quiet because I over-think way t...

Why I’ve Stopped Hiding My Struggles

“The moment that you feel, just possibly, you are walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind, and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself… that is...

When I Stopped Competing, I Set Myself Free

“With nothing to compare yourself to, aren’t you perfect?” ~Byron Katie I have never liked competition. Every time I compete, I feel pressured and disconnected from others. I love harmony, peace...

Dealing with Disappointment in Life

There are things you can do to relieve yourself of disappointment from a past event, and prepare yourself for any disappointments that are likely to come in the future. How can you move out of disappo...

This Is The Way To Change Your Bad Habits

We all know the feeling of setting goals for ourselves only to watch our commitment fade as time passes. Why is this? For one, change scares people more than death. To drive that point home, 90% of ...

In 4 Months, I Erased 33 Years of Fear and Anxiety

I went all of my life wondering if I would have what it takes to be a father. My childhood was spent without one. One after another, self-proclaimed fathers had left my life and just as quickly as the...

How to Toughen Up and Turn Your Sensitivity Into a Strength

“You’re too sensitive,” my boyfriend said last week. “I know, isn’t it great?” I responded proudly, fully meaning it. I’ve only recently begun to recognise the sheer strength of my sensi...

Learning Diligence In the workplace and our lives as a whole

Diligence is the earnest, conscientious application of one’s energy to accomplish what have been undertaken; in other words, it is the exercise of investing one’s all energy to complete the assign...

I was nine months pregnant when my baby lost his heartbeat

I’ll never forget the moment the doctor offered her condolences. ‘I’m sorry, your baby has died’, she said. Those words felt like needles to me. I was 31 years old and 38 weeks...

When you have to deal with emotional abuse

The first step in dealing with an emotionally abusive relationship is to recognise that it is happening. If you were able to identify any aspect of emotional abuse in your relationship, it is importan...

Is living apart the solution to crisis in a marriage?

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 ...

When You Feel Like You’re Going Nowhere and Life Has No Point

How many days do you wake up feeling like you’re a hamster on a wheel? You brush your teeth, take a shower, drink your coffee, go to work, come home, eat dinner, watch television, go to bed, and rin...

Stop Comparing Your Life To Beautifully-Filtered Instagram Photos

Hey, we all do it. It’s the reason that social media “depression” has become a thing, and why some people take hiatus from social media or have stopped using it altogether. You see, we’ve all ...

What Really Is Feminism? Lessons I Learnt From’The Movie, “Hidden Figures”

In light of the movie I just saw, “Hidden Figures.”, I’d like to share my thoughts on feminism and what it truly means. I don’t know if you’ve seen it but I recently did,...