Own it

Own it

By Angela Umoru “It is not you, it’s me,” the irrefutable break-up lines.When someone says that to you, there really isn’t anything else to say even if you feel like the relationship is worth fighting for. The person has taken responsibility; chosen to be the bigger...
Once a Recipient, Now a Donor

Once a Recipient, Now a Donor

By Precious Onyeka Awanye (Preshonyi) The journey to becoming a regular blood donor wasn’t exactly a smooth path.  Growing up, I was a vibrant, chubby young boy, but a strange illness struck when I was in primary school. Unknown to my parents, I was a child who...
MENTAL HEALTH 101

MENTAL HEALTH 101

By Nazeerah Abdullahi In every African home, the first born of the family is more like the second set of parents to the remaining siblings. I, for instance, learnt how to take responsibility, make compromises and handle certain situations from a young age.  Most...
MENTAL HEALTH 101: Tips for Being Mentally Aware

MENTAL HEALTH 101: Tips for Being Mentally Aware

By Olabisi Amhanyabor Mental Health Awareness is about making time to check in with yourself. Just like with any other part of your health, it’s always good to be mindful of what’s going on mentally and emotionally.  Mental illness is not a weakness, a character flaw,...
Kindness and Your Mental Health

Kindness and Your Mental Health

By Diane Samuel Kindness! The quality of being friendly, selfless, generous, considerate, loving, courteous, benevolent, gentle… and even more.Kindness is magic!Kindness is one of those happiness paradoxes, whereby we become happier by making other people...