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STOP AND BREATHE

“It is only in solitude that I ever find my own core.” ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh Everyday I wake up reasonably early, I spend the entire day doing various things that are taking me closer to my dreams. I pray, meditate, workout, write my daily goals, check how far I’ve gone with my weekly goals, start work, research on how to grow my brands, visualize who I’m becoming, plan strategies to take me further and so…

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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BROKEN HEARTED

Dear Broken Hearted, You’ve lost yet another love, the one you thought would end up being the one and you’re miserable. Maybe you did your best, maybe you did not but it doesn’t really matter now, all that matters is that you feel empty and broken in your insides and you can’t stand to be in your skin a moment longer. You don’t recognize this new weak version of yourself; the part of you that…

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STOP WAITING

It’s the first day of the 8th month of the year. I hope the year has gone the way you have all planned for it to go. Have you achieved the goals you passionately wrote down as your new year resolutions? Did you keep as fit as you had hoped? Did you start that business that kept you up all those nights? Did you tell that person you might possibly very well be in love…

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THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

I spent the last few years of my life chasing a different vision from the one i’m chasing now. When i moved back to Nigeria a few months ago, i had to sit, take stock of my life and figure out what next; i had a hard time for at the beginning because i was worried about ‘Perception’. Perception – “An interpretation or impression; an opinion or belief” I was worried about people’s ‘interpretation’ of…

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It’s Not Ok To Kill Yourself

“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away…” – Terry Pratchett Dearest Darling, It can feel suffocating to be different and even more stifling to constantly hide that difference from the world, always pretending to be anything but who you are. I can imagine how utterly lonely depression must feel for you darling. I know you must feel like maybe you’re wasting space and once you leave, the…

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Another day, Another tragic HashTag

#NICEFRANCE There’s so much pain in the world; it’s impossible to distance ourselves from it anymore. We can’t say oh it doesn’t really affect us; it’s happening in Nice, Orlando, Dallas, Minnesota, Louisiana, Lagos, Chibok, Kano, Niger-Delta and the list goes on and fucking on. When will we wake up and smell the coffee? It’s not happening around us yet doesn’t mean it won’t happen one day. Why must we live in fear of not…

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Care Free West African Girl

There are people in my life that call me free spirit simply because I go after the things I want when I want them. There are people in my life that call me irresponsible because I go out of my way to get the things that I want without considering the consequences. There are people in my life that call me lucky because even when the weight of the world is on my shoulder; I…

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The Art That is Love

…A SOURCE OF CALM IN A CHAOTIC WORLD “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter, an art which could be for every mental worker, for the businessman as well as the man of letters, for example, a soothing, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.” – Henri Matisse (1869–1954), French artist, Notes of…

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Is Your Life As Perfect As It Is On Instagram?

“The wise do not buy into other people’s perceptions of who they are and what they are capable of. Instead, they bypass a person’s public persona and see who they are in their highest expression. When you see actions taken with integrity, instead of words only, you will then know a soul’s worth.” ― Shannon L. Alder I’ll be the first to admit that I mostly post my most exciting days on social media. I’m…

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100 Things I’m Grateful For

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson I began to actively practice gratitude after a few things happened in my life and i struggled to see the good in life; i realized at the time that there were also reasons in my…

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