Young people and mental health in a changing world

This is a message of the World Health Organization Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, on World Mental Day, 10 October 2018:   “Every year on 10 October, the world observes World Mental Health Day to draw attention to the importance of mental health. The theme this year is “Young people and mental health in…

A Trip To Morocco

This blog post was originally published in Dugwe, the literary journal of the Abuja Writers Forum (AWF).    Part 1 From Casablanca with Love I have always wanted to visit Morocco. Oddly enough, when the opportunity presented itself, I almost didn’t take it because I was upset with how my Christmas plans were going. I…

Outsider

Not fitting in doesn’t mean that you remain in your comfort zone. Very often I step outside the safe box that is myself and do things that absolutely terrify me – walking into a roomful of strangers, saying hello to a beautiful man, trying to say a phrase in a language that isn’t English. Writing…

What Does Success Look Like?

One Sunday morning, I was inspired by Chinie’s blog post on The Four-Burner Stove. As I read, I asked myself, “What does success actually look like?” Accordingto the Four-Burner Stove theory, every person has a metaphorical four-burner stove on which they place: Family, Friends, Work and Health. In order to be successful, we must cut…