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.
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
A piece that highlights the possibility of starting over whenever we feel the need to. It explains why we should not allow ourselves live unhappy lives or limit the prospect of beginning again to a time frame like new years for example.
It was on a Friday news of the virus hit me for the first time. I was with friends when I started to get reports, calls and messages from family and friends in other locations. Reality didn’t hit until three days later when schools and all other public places began to shut down. Then it … Continue reading AN ODE TO 2020: Life During COVID
In times such as we find ourselves, we have borne witness to a cancer plant itself in within our consciousness and fester and thrive and now it has spread beyond control. Now, I realize it is easy for one to get carried away in the euphoria; basking in the ambience of one’s achievements, the deafening … Continue reading The Suit and The Tie
It is common knowledge that home ownership is a significant factor and catalyst of wealth creation. Not only do homes serve as ‘safe’ long term investments, they also open doors (no pun intended) to home-owners to acquire loans which can later be used to pay off debts or children's education-- (however, this is generally advised as risky!). Unfortunately,black and ethnic minority communities in … Continue reading If Coloured, Mark RED! | Being Black S2 E4
Article by Glory Ayara I've laboured long and hard for the bread, for honour, and for riches, But on my corn too long you've tread, You fine-haired sons of bitches. These are the words uttered by the famous western outlaw Black Bart, although slightly out of context, his words resonate with me as I observe the situation of things in my country Nigeria. I … Continue reading ARGH! | #SARSMUSTEND