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…

An Evening Under The Big Tent

Let’s talk about Friday night… It had been months since I had spent leisurely time with other grown-ups, save one fun and relaxing evening drinking beers in Kaduna. With no offence to the cute munchkins in my life, I was more than happy to accept two invitations to hang out on the same evening! I…

Meaning

40 A life without love is of no account. Don’t ask yourself what kind of love you should seek, spiritual or material, divine or mundane, Eastern or Western. Divisions only lead to more divisions. Love has no labels, no definitions. It is what it is, pure and simple. Love is the water of life. And…

Same

39 While the parts change, the whole always remains the same. For every thief who departs this world, a new one is born. And every decent person who passes away is replaced by a new one. In this way not only does nothing remain the same but also nothing ever really changes. For every Sufi…