As I looked on at my pretty daughter looking at herself in the mirror, preparing for school, she turned and said to me, “Mum, I am prettier than you”. I smiled and said, “But of course, you are”.
She left excited at her achievement and I smiled at that realization. Then I called her back and said to her “you are indeed prettier than I am; I hope you know your daughter will be prettier than you!”. She looked at me wondering and asked, “Is that always the case mum”? I answered, “It is the CIRCLE OF LIFE!” Read more
As I lifted up my hand in worship in my private place, I felt good and unburdened.
I felt like laying me down to sleep in the middle of an unusually busy day. Inspiration came to me, strength like I had not experienced in a long time. I sat down, closed my eyes smiling and thinking within me – this is my place of rest. This is where I want to be, I feel myself reaching deeper and deeper into that place of peace, that place of receiving, where I am not running around, where I can just be! Where I feel totally at ease and rejuvenated. Read more
My eyes lit up at the idea of listing some of my fears for today’s edition. What if, instead of fear, we choose to have faith and confidence in ourselves regardless of anything?
If you are my friend either directly or indirectly, I bet one of your fears is on the list – enjoy the ride.
FEAR OF FAILURE
FEAR OF LOSING A LOVED ONE Read more
As I watched my friend try to contain her excitement because of her recent invitation to attend an interview for a Management Level Position in a good company, i felt very happy for her. I knew how hard she had worked and prayed for this day to come.
Suddenly, her phone rang and the call was from her son’s school, telling her to come to the school immediately. There was an emergency and her son needed medical attention. Frantically, she tried to start her car while her mind raced ahead of her to the school. Read more
I am laughing at myself as I remember my excitement at the MC’s announcement. I had romanced with the idea of opening a pleasuring school for a while. What I mean by a pleasuring school is a school where women will be thought the very art of understanding and pleasing their men.
Fast forward to the present, you can now imagine my bubbling excitement at a friend’s Bridal Shower when the MC announced a 30 minute class by a sex therapist, as the next thing on the agenda. Read more
When you try to hold on tight to someone it is most times indicative that you are holding tight because the other is resisting.
As I let go of him, understanding that “letting go “does not mean “let him go”, I drew strength from the knowledge I have, that the woman should not be the one doing the work of pursuing, chasing and convincing. Read more
A number of people submit their curriculum vitae when searching for a job, however, the company selects the few candidates whose qualifications meet the company’s criteria for interview. At the end of the interview session only those candidates who have demonstrated practical skills to match the company’s criteria are then selected for a second level interview or employment as the case may be. Read more
Speak to the Nation in your child. Would you call a Nation foolish or cursed?
Call out the nation in your children. Call it out to respond to the voice of who bore them. Announce to them, what you want to see them become.
Watching Asa prance all over the stage doing her thing while the crowd urged her on by shouting words of love and encouragement to her at Eko Hotel, I could not help but wonder at the pride in her mother’s heart. My heart swelled at the pride I felt, for being first, a woman and a mother. Read more
I remember my mother’s slogan for a woman without a job. Mummy being a Yoruba woman will say “obirin ti ko ba ni ise ni apa, aso re a pon” directly translated as “a woman without a job will not have beautiful clothes to wear”. Not any more ooo is the response on a lot of lips reading this. Read more
Thinking about the conversation from way back, I could not help but smile at my friend’s coined slogan for my circumstance.
My good friend Tee had been asking for a date which I consistently declined, in our discussion he told me he had thought of it all. The role he intends to play and how fortunate he is. Using his exact words -“I mean who goes to the market to buy an item and ends up getting 3 and would not be excited”. Read more