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SELF DISCIPLINE

“The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.” – Bum Philips  “With self-discipline, almost anything is possible.” – Theodore Roosevelt Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do things even if you don’t want to do them. It is one of the most important values in life, especially in a year where we are all compelled to wear masks, stand feet apart from one another, wash hands so very often, go without hugs and hearty greetings, stay off cinemas, gyms, pubs, and…

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The Financial Guilt trap

Yesterday I had a long conversation with a childhood friend Sisi A who wanted a shoulder to cry on and a listening ear to vent. It was obvious that she was overwhelmed by the financial obligations she is responsible for monthly and could not see an end to it. Frustration has set in and in her words, “it feels like I toil for 30days and empty all into a basket”. Life held no appeal for her and the hopelessness in…

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CHANGE THE NARRATIVE

                                                      Recently, I boarded a tricycle (Keke) and had an interesting conversation with the rider. Before the trip began, the rider, an amputee successful convinced me to be his only passenger so he could drop me close to my destination, I obliged and we negotiated on the best fare for the distance. We got stuck at a price and he tried unsuccessfully to convince me to accept his proposed fare. So he decided to employ what I…

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ARE YOU WITHOUT A FRIEND?

Deep question huh? Pause and think! The heading above is one I have pondered upon frequently in the last one month.  This thought gnaws at my heart every time I face a challenge (in a fix) and desperately need someone to listen without judging, the ‘someone’ that isn’t my hubby because I assume he needs a break from my talks Lol! And so my recent search through my phone contact for that ‘saving’ number cum non-judgmental listening ear came out blank and I was appalled!  *shaking my head.…

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TOTAL RELIANCE VS PHYSICAL STRENGTH

  The sight of my 20 months old trying unsuccessfully to wiggle out of the tight embrace of his 6 years old sister always gets me cracking with laughter. I can perceive the unsaid words of my daughter by her determined stance of “I must grab you by all means” and the struggling toddler screaming loudly through his unclear words “let go of me”. This struggle is usually a sight to behold and the bond between these two is  beyond my…

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