Gratitude Series: I’ve Been on the Edge

“If we hadn’t performed the surgery so quickly, you would have probably died” - the doctor said to me as I laid numb in the intensive care unit of a hospital I couldn’t remember visiting. I had arrived in an ambulance, completely unconscious. “Please call my husband and tell him I’m okay” - I…


7 Lessons From 2021

2021 was a fantastic year for me, and that's a bit of an underestimation.From building relationships to forming habits, this year taught me a lot and I’d like to share some of it with you so here you go: Everybody needs somebody - or many people not just one. The importance of great friendships…


It’s my birthday: Turning 25

I turned 25 today. For the first time in a long time, I was able to have an actual “birthday reflection”. My last two birthdays were right before one university exam or the other so I didn’t get the chance to think about anything else. But this time, I’m relatively free. There are a…


How About the Whys?

I was recently in a clubhouse room where people were talking about posting achievements on social media. I had quit social media (especially Instagram) several times in the past because of how extremely unreal people are on these Apps so I made up my mind to avoid posting my own achievements as well so…


What About Changes?

There comes a time (or many times) in one’s life where one has to take a stand for something because if you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything. That statement is true in every sense of the word. One’s inability to take a firm standpoint in a situation makes persuasion a lot easier.…


A Time for Everything & Everything in its Time

I spent my first high school year at Lagoon secondary school; an all-girls, catholic high school in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria. At that time, we had a 'virtue of the week' each week and for my very first week, the virtue was 'orderliness'. Beyond just stating a virtue, a clear theme was often defined. The…


A Time to Relax

It’s no longer news that the media has been stuffed with more of the downsides of this pandemic than anything else. Even our favorite motivational speakers have managed to convince us that the best time to stress our mental capacity even further is now. Develop a new skill, take several online courses, learn a…


Your Best Shot

It’s easy to focus on the goal and tell yourself it’s all or nothing but what the heck does that even mean? What happens when you don’t get it ‘all’ or when you don’t get it at all? Oftentimes, we keep our eyes fixed so hard on the finish line that we miss out…


Cut Them Some Slack!

I am becoming particularly amazed by how my mind works. I wish I could say the same about your mind too but I cannot make any judgment with the limited information I have. What amazes me the most is my apparent ability to quickly discern evil from good and choose to pay more attention…


Sit at the Table!

The best time to read ‘lean in’ by Sheryl Sandberg was in March 2013; immediately the book was first published. The second-best time is NOW. However, you may be way too busy to add an under-200 paged book to your overflowing to-do list at moment; I totally get that so I created this excerpted article for you.