Sisters 💕💕💕

Adetoun, Deke & Lola – Muyiwa & Ajuah’s Angels. We haven’t always gotten along but we are best of friends. Distance has come between us, but we have chosen to remain connected. Our bond is even stronger than it used to be, we have grown to love and accept each other. Adetoun and Deke, my…

Spending time with the ladies

In 2018, one of my goals was to spend more time with my friends. Our relationships had become more Whatsapp based, maybe the occasional phone call to some and that was it. I decided to change that and introduced the ‘Ladies Hangout’ – quarterly meetups where we were just us. No roles or responsibilities, just…

Don’t forget to be a child

As adults, it’s so easy to get carried away with ‘adulting’ that we forget to have fun. Last weekend, my sisters and I decided to take to be children again. We took the children to the playground and decided to join in the fun – two-legged race, egg and spoon race, sack race. It felt…

I am Woman

I am unable do everything I am unable to fix everything I am unable to be everywhere at the same time I am not God Every now and again, I need help I don’t assume those around me know I need help, I ask for help I need other people on my team to make…

How much do you love yourself?

How much do you love yourself? Do you know what it really and truly means to love yourself? Do you have what it takes to love yourself? Can you take on self love? Are you ready to love yourself? We are all able to love ourselves. Restrictions have however been placed on us by our…

Hug someone today

I am not a hugger. I observe people first and then when we get to know each other better, then I can start hugging you. This is as a result of how I was raised, my parents are not huggers. Does this mean they love us less than those whose parents always hugged and told…

Mindful Cooking, Mindful Eating

Mindfulness is defined as the state of being conscious or aware of something (Oxford Dictionary). When I cook, I think of all the ingredients/condiments going into the dish being prepared – are they healthy, fresh, do I know what they are made of? I think about the outcome/long-term effect of what I am cooking – will…

The journey to a fitter, better me

We have all heard the phrase ‘health is wealth’ thrown around. I however often wonder if we really understand what it means. Health simply refers to fitness of the mind, soul and body. If the mind is unwell, then one is unhealthy. Last year, I joined a fitfam fellowship group (YES, fitfam fellowship). Not because I was obese,…

Freedom

This is my third trip to Dakar and my first trip to Goree Island. Seeing the caves (I refuse to call them prisons) that slaves were put in all those years back, the chains and all the other memories of slavery, I really and truly appreciated freedom. I said a prayer of thanks for not…

Purpose

I am currently reading the book of Proverbs which is all about wisdom. The thing that calls out to me as I read this book is purpose. One who lacks wisdom cannot have purpose and without purpose, what is the point of one’s life? Proverbs 10: 4-5 reminded me of what I had been tasked…

Do Me, Be Me, Be Happy

Every new year, tons of people come up with resolutions for the year. I have never been one to write a to-do list for the year, I just make mental notes of things…. This year, instead of a resolution, I am holding on to a slogan – Do Me, Be Me, Be Happy. This sums…