Why it’s important for you to be present in the moments

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” -Amit Ray   There’s a reason why today is called the present. Like most words, it isn’t a mistake. Words are one of the most intentional things I’ve come to realize about the universe. This includes every words […]

Why it’s important to love yourself

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball   Some people do feel guilty about learning to love themselves. They fear they may be tending towards a lifestyle of selfishness. When you have known mostly self-sabotage almost all […]

Becoming Kind to Yourself

“You’ll never speak to anyone more than you speak to yourself in your head. Be kind to yourself.” –Amanda Couch   Kindness is one thing we are often told to show to people, especially to strangers, so that they can be more comfortable in the unfamiliar environment. Which is fantastic. But whoever reminds us to also […]

WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN?

why do bad things happen

“My younger brother and I were raised by our grandma. I never really knew my grandpa because grandma said he had died when I was just six years old. My mom died while giving birth to my younger brother, three years after having me.  I’ve only faint memories about her. Even those were the ones […]

BEFORE YOU BECOME DEPRESSED BE GRATEFUL

gratefulness and depression

“Prevention is better than cure.” These words are even truer in mental health cases like depression. Mental health issues like depression usually do not just happen. Even though it always seem so. The effects are mostly from events that would take time to grow until it eventually erupt suddenly like a volcano. Our goal therefore […]

“I GOT TO KNOW LATER THAT I HAD POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION”

Postpartum depression

“I had my first son 4 years before this my last pregnancy. The experience was great, and without much stress. Being my first time then, I had expected the worst. Alas, it turned out well! Three months after his birth I was back to work and running. We had my mom come over to the […]

HOW I BECAME DEPRESSED…

Depression in Nigeria

In last post on the depression series I shared basic symptoms of depression. Please find it here “I lost my well-paying job in 2000. It was a real shocker for me then. I had no prior warning. No plans for my life after work. But I had 3 children and a wife. The eldest of […]

Why play therapies are important for Nigerian schools

Children are naturally open minded, unless they are raised not to “talk too much” and to “shut up!” Or if they feel ignored by their guardians. When a child observes that his voice doesn’t matter, he soon learns to keep those thoughts to himself. But it can be an issue. He’s a child. He longs […]

AM I DEPRESSED OR JUST SAD?

AM I SAD OR I'M DEPRESSED?

There are many misconceptions about depression now due to its increasing awareness. We often see some of these play out when someone would be feeling sad and the next thing you hear is another describing this person as being depressed. This makes it almost difficult to differentiate between someone who’s just unhappy at the moment from […]