Women

Girl Chat: How to Speak Up for Yourself

In the past, I’ve been a passive person. If someone offends or upsets me, I might not say anything. I let it go. I was that way because I don’t like confrontation. I was that way because it’s easier. Also, I would get caught up in wanting others to have the right impression of me […]

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The Truth about Having & Maintaining Friendships

I value people. Connecting with others, engaging in discussions, sharing thoughts, ideas and laughter means a lot to me. Yet, like most people, I have my flaws. I do not always put enough effort into maintaining the friendships that I’ve been blessed with. I can consume myself with my aspirations, my ambitions or simply ruminating […]

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How to Stop Being Passive & Start Taking Action

A friend once told me that I always do what I say I want to do which is admirable. Until I was told that, I didn’t realize that it was one of those traits in me. But I’m an action-taker. Whenever there is something my mind and heart is yearning for, I feel a drive […]

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Ways to Get Over Bad Moods during the Winter & Holiday Season

Our mental health can be affected in a variety of ways because of different factors. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that’s due to a change in seasons. Your energy levels become low. You lose interest in activities you used to enjoy. You feel sluggish, agitated and hopeless. I experienced this living in […]

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Uncovering the Life You Want From Shattered Pieces

I have flaws. Moving in hurried steps, blinded by ambitions as I push you aside. I keep quiet and smile when I should speak up. I sit in spaces I don’t feel I belong. What helps me to realize this flaw is unfortunate because I begin to break. My body grows weak. My mind is […]

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How to Get Real About Who You Are

Authenticity is my favorite word. It’s what I live for.  Being real is happiness. Being real is peace of mind. Being real is a relief. It matters to live your life in a way that truly reflects all of who you are. However, the process of being real has been shaky for me. It’s been […]

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The Beauty of Female Friendships & Sisterhood

Female friendships and sisterhood is a significant bond. Our female friends and sisters add color and life to our experiences. As a feminist, I believe that women are a strong and unique gender who can do powerful things together. However, I admit from experiences and my personal failures that we women and girls are not […]

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The Ideal Man on the Development of the Boy-Child

Ojobo Agbo is an Engineer by training and experience but by passion, he is a Human Capacity and Business Developer. He’s also a certified Life and Emotional Intelligence Coach and Therapist. He is driven to help others realize and achieve their potential in all aspects of their lives. Due to his determination to help others […]

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10 Insightful Lessons from Oprah’s Book

I read “What I Know for Sure,” by Oprah Winfrey. I loved each chapter and I want to share my favorite lessons with you. Oprah’s words have always fueled my spirit. I first started to admire her from watching her TV Show “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Each episode had a moving message. She consistently brought […]

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My Favorite Parts of Chimamanda’s Talk on Being a Feminist

It’s been a few years since I listened to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TEDx speech on why “We Should All Be Feminists.” As most people know, Chimamanda is a world famous author and feminist. I like her writing and that she is an advocate for feminism. It’s just recently that I purchased the little book based […]

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