“Man […] is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future. He lives as if he is never going to die and then dies having never really lived.” -The Dalai Lama. Have you noticed … Continue reading Experiencing The Now.
By Glory Ayara The rudimentary of a state is: ‘a nation or territory considered as an organised political community under one government’. The word I want to take from this definition is ‘considered’. One of the definitions of considered is believed --- so we can rephrase the definition of a state as ‘a territory believed … Continue reading Nigeria: A Faceless Territory
Letting people know there are things they can and cannot do is a form of love. You are keeping hatred and malice from brewing in a relationship and instead respecting each other’s needs. And you’re also protecting yourself because boundaries help you to be your true authentic self and not a people pleaser. You do things that are best for you and avoid things that are draining and make you uncomfortable.
We're told that opportunities are everywhere but we just have to look to see them. I agree that if you look hard enough, you'll see the opportunities surrounding you. But it doesn't just stop at opening your eyes and your mind wide enough to see these opportunities, you also have to put yourself out there. … Continue reading Resting Is Not Quitting
By Fatima Mohammed Yours might be sandyand mine might be muddy.Hers might be filled with cacti and thorns,while his might be through a rainforest. It's because you can navigate desertsand I know how to skillfully move through the mud.She turns the thorns into tools,while he knows the workings of rainforests. Every path is different.Comparing yours … Continue reading We’re Treading Different Paths.
By Anjola The first time I properly understood the true meaning of this word, I was listening to a song, ‘Placebo’ by a Korean rap group, ‘3RACHA’. Only as time progressed, resulting in an epiphany of listening to their lyrics on this song, I came to realise they weren’t merely musicians, but analysts and researchers. Why? The degree of … Continue reading PLACEBO
By Anjola Labels. It’s what we put on everyone, it’s what we define others and ourselves by. Labels. It’s how our society works. The principle it’s unconsciously guided by, because people need a name, category or class to understand things. My skirt is too short. I’m a slut. My skirt is too long. I’m a prude My blouse is too cut low and … Continue reading IDENTIFY
It is unfortunate to see the complete disdain and ‘otherness’ used in referring to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in Nigeria. With Nigeria being party to the UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), it is important that we join other parts of the world in their efforts towards equality and inclusion of PWDs. This issue bears … Continue reading The Forgottens: A Short Expose on the Fate of Person’s with Disabilities in Nigeria.
As you work from home, you may find it difficult to concentrate on work amidst the distractions. Unfortunately, leaving home to work in a public space is no option because you want to avoid contracting the virus. Let's face it: the pandemic is still very much around, so we have to learn to cope with … Continue reading Concentration Tips You Should Consider Using in 2021
Why didn't my age take a break when the world was on a break? I need an apology because where exactly is it running to?