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 An array of written content which covers a wide range of issues that will keep your mind occupied for days. And it gets better! You can look back to and fall back on at any given time for quick reference.

YOU ARE A HUMAN BEING

There's nothing to hide about being human, and there is nothing to be ashamed of when you are in the continuous tense – “being”.  In your lifetime, you've learned to crawl, to walk, to run, [...]

WHY ASK WHY?

Almost everybody you meet knows WHAT they do.  Some know HOW they do it.  Very few know WHY they do what they do. Whereas, it is essential to start with the WHY questions before going [...]

UNSPEAKABLE VIOLENCE

As we speak now, behind a closed honeymoon door, where some wedding gifts are yet to be opened, the air is stiffened and dense with mutual plots to subdue the dominance-prone partner. While teeth are [...]

Toxic Friends

Toxic Friends (Living Your Life With Dr Abdulfattah Adeyemi) Toxic Friends The word toxic is used to describe a person who is tainted by a subconscious malevolence or psychosis [...]

TOWARDS A BALANCED LIFE

To be balanced is akin to dealing justly between people, being fair in business, listening to all sides before making a conclusion, acting in an unbiased manner, taking an appropriate action having considered the prevailing [...]

TONIC FRIENDS

TONIC FRIENDS   A good friend is like a tonic: a medicinal concoction that is brewed to make us feel healthier, livelier and re-energized. A “tonic friendship” therefore, is like a healthy blend of mutual [...]

THE WEIGHT OF WAITING

Waiting is part of life and there are many good things that can come from waiting for something anticipated, like the way a pregnant woman would wait till day of delivery. But, waiting is not [...]

THE STRONG SHALL GROW

How strong is an ant? Some remarkable feats of strength can be observed if ants are watched for a length of time. As tiny as they are, they would march in lines, haul foods, grains [...]

The Rare Fire

The Rare Fire (Living Your Life With Dr Abdulfattah Adeyemi) The Rare Fire   Once upon a time, Moses was travelling with his family in the Sinai desert. [...]

THE MEAN ONES

We meet people who are mean every day! They seem to be everywhere: at work, as neighbours, in the streets, at the airports, even in places of worship. It is worse when this meanness is [...]

THE DANGERS OF ANGER

What type of crime has anger not led people to commit? People have killed and destroyed because they were angry. Husbands have strangled their wives; wives have poisoned their husbands! Parents have killed children; children [...]

THE CHOICE TO RECOVER

Drug addiction reduces a person’s ability to live a normal life. Addicts are generally, unable to finish projects, complete tasks, finish a school, hold a stable job or sustain a healthy relationship. They often have [...]

THE BURDENS OF LIFE

You might not know the Swahili word for “Burden”, you might not know the Latin word for “Load”, and you might not know the Chinese word for what is heavy; but you know what the [...]

THE AMAZING GAZE

The face is analogous to the head as the eyes are akin to the face, but the gaze is the subjective performance of the face and the eyes. As our gazes meet our acquaintances, our [...]

STUBBORN FOR NOTHING

Why are some people stubborn? Some are stubborn possibly because of fear: they could be afraid of a supposed humiliation, or an emotional pain of having their ego bruised. They could be afraid of being [...]

SIMPLE IS AMPLE

Living a simple life can be quite difficult. Yet simplicity is the remedy to many of our personal and collective maladies: perpetually bruised ego, excessive bureaucracy that creates pointless bottleneck, needless protocols that impede meaningful [...]

Perfectly Imperfect

Perfectly Imperfect (Living Your Life With Dr Abdulfattah Adeyemi) Perfectly Imperfect In the world we live in, the people we have to deal with everyday, the colleagues we [...]

PATIENCE OF THE PATIENT

Have you ever wondered why the sick in the hospital are referred to as “patients”? Perhaps it is because they have to “patiently” wait to get well while enduring the inconveniences of swallowing bitter pills, [...]

OPEN FOR OPPORTUNITIES

OPEN FOR OPPORTUNITIES   Everyone has a sort of chance, capacity, aptitude, talent and opportunity. In fact, everything around us, good and bad is an opportunity. Is difficulty not an opportunity? Are trials, challenges, lack, [...]

MORE HUGS, LESS DRUGS

  There are great connections between body and mind: a humanistic link between how we feel, and how we heal, as well as what we experience and what needs fixing. Diseases are real, infections are [...]

MALICE IN “LOVERLAND”

Keeping malice appears to be deeply ingrained in our culture, such that it is acceptable to shut somebody out as a way of punishment. Some parents also seem to adopt the silent treatment as a [...]

MADE OF WATER

MADE OF WATER Water, water, and water. Water is our origin, for all living things arose from it. It is the liquid that “gushes forth” when the male sows his seed in the female. It [...]

LIKE WINDS, LIKE CHILDREN

Like children, the winds have minds of their own. They have purposes, directions and destinies. They can be strong or weak, violent or gentle. In high speed but short bursts, winds can come in gusty [...]

IT IS OKAY

It is okay to look good, feel good and to be happy. We are not demanding too much if we want to be treated with kindness and respect. We are human beings with legitimate feelings [...]

Incautious Nonchalance

Incautious Nonchalance (Living Your Life With Dr Abdulfattah Adeyemi)   Incautious Nonchalance An incautious person does not worry about problems that might come up. He doesn’t plan for [...]

IGNORED IN IGNORANCE

We are sometimes forced to make a choice of what to ignore and what to notice. But we can’t possibly have a peaceful life if we notice everything, and life would be uninteresting if we [...]

EGGED BY EGG

An egg is like the seed from which life sprouts. It is an ovum like an oven for baking beings to life. The egg: a womb for creatures, where transmuting cells and transmogrifying organisms ultimately [...]

CHICKEN OR EGG?

The “chicken-or-egg” debate refers to the paradoxical situations that involve two factors, each of which in turn causes or leads to the other. If the egg came first, then it came from a chicken, if [...]

APPRECIATE YOURSELF

You know, sometimes, you probably try to avoid looking into the mirror, because you feel ashamed of who you see! Your reflections don’t always impress you, especially, if you look beyond the image in the [...]

A LONELY WORLD

Loneliness saps energies, kills dreams, and suppresses enthusiasm. Depression then combines with desperation in a lethal mix of anxiety that gnaws the heart in snacks. The spirit to perform is dampened; the will to excel [...]

A FIGHT WITH THE NIGHT

What do you bring out of the night? The people of greatness stay awake for some part of the night to design the features of their futures. The people of wisdom stay up to crack [...]

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