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MAKING IT BETTER: Nothing But Love For The Youth

This week is Mental Health Awareness week in the UK and my thoughts are with our youth who are struggling on so many levels to make their way in an increasingly hostile environment; many having no moral compass and there are casualties that appear in different guises. Having spent the majority of the last few […]

MAKING IT BETTER: New Year 2018, Make A Good Start!

Happy New Year readers!! I hope you managed to have a good if not great festive season. I know it was very stressful for many people for various reasons. I can only hope and pray that those stresses are completely removed or at the very least alleviated in the New Year.  We all know of […]

MAKING IT BETTER: My Own Personal Rant (2)… Think About How Your Behaviour Hurts Others

I have had so many wonderful and equally shocking experiences during my short stay in Nigeria to date. I am happy to say that the good far outweigh the bad simply because one good experience which generally involves some interaction with a fellow Nigerian leaves me with enough joy to internalise to cancel out several […]

MAKING IT BETTER: A Mixed Bag

This week I have a number of things running through my mind simultaneously so I figured I would just share them all with you. I start with sharing in the excitement with our dear Auntie, sister and creator of this awesome website, Mrs Adeleye-Fayemi of another accomplishment and feather in her cap. The publishing of […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Nigerian Women and Cosmetic Surgery….Really?

I ran into a good friend a few weeks ago and it was the strangest, almost out of body experience. You know when you know something is not looking right on someone and they try to act in total denial, so you are forced to be in denial with that person? Well, I can do […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Things I detest at Sixty

  Cruelty to humanity Haters Unkindness Small minded people False or insincere people False prophets/Religious frauds Paedophiles Violent men Violent women Complainers Unpleasantness (when not warranted) Tribalists Racists/Bigots Cults/Cultists In my professional and personal journey I am always on the lookout for inspirational words and thoughts that speak to the different places I find myself […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Self Awareness, Insight, Self Knowledge

These words all speak to a hugely important and significant skill we need to constantly strive for in order to be the best we can for ourselves and those around us. One of the sobering experiences of working with clients as a therapist or coach is that you are constantly faced with ongoing reflections of […]

MAKING IT BETTER: The Value And Pain of Family

When I first came up with the title of this article, I thought it could be seen as an oxymoron. By definition family should conjure up images of love, support, strength, and all things warm and fuzzy. Of course we all know this is not always the case. We all know family can bring pain […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Should I or Shouldn’t I; Can I or Can’t I?

There are no certainties about the future, but it doesn’t stop us trying to find them. We can end up becoming so worried about what might happen that we miss opportunities for embracing new, richer more rewarding experiences. Sometimes the most important decisions have to be made on the basis of insufficient evidence. Action is […]

MAKING IT BETTER: 36 Things I Know For Sure At Sixty

  I have lived a great life to date I love life Life is far too short Things can always be better Things can always be worse Family is everything, but you have to invest in it Good friends are invaluable Your happiness is truly your own responsibility Your health is precious and worth protecting […]