APPRECIATING THE LITTLE THINGS.

The number of college and university dropout has been rising since the establishment of educational institutions. Everyone has their own reason for dropping out of college or university. Some drop out due to financial challenges which is understandable; some due to entrepreneurship success which is good to some point; some dropout for family reasons and some dropout because they just can’t keep up or because they don’t think the need the certificate, experience or connection people make in these institutions – well, let me give you few reasons why some people can’t dropout even if they wanted to.

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Sustainability, is it possible?

In the first few days of the Month of August, I got the opportunity to watch the remake of the lion king. Surprisingly, I didn’t see a lot of kids when I watched the movie. Well, it could be one of two things. Either, young adults like me were reliving their childhood even thou we know the story or I didn’t go there on the day most kids would have been watching the movie. Either way it was a lovely experience and reiterated the need for balance and sustainability without compromising the future of generations yet on born.

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Thinking Out Loud: A race for quick success.

Just thinking.

In this world, everyone is looking for a way to succeed without stopping for a second to breathe and look at where the path is leading to. Yah, sometimes it feels like any minute we waste doing nothing is a minute we could have achieved that goal we were chasing or trying to find. One thing we don’t look at or think of is at what cost, our health or mental wellbeing.

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Observing through the pain – A Short Story

Always planning – a key strategy when you’ve chronic illness.

Sickle cell crises is the most terrifying, stressful and painful period of individuals with the disease. During this period, person is unable to think, act and observe any situation properly, only few people try their best not to break into tears during this period, even adults. Today we’re looking at the benefits of focusing and observing the situation (pain) at the time of crises.

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Who am I | Identity

on a sunny breezy easy day this summer, a walk in the park is totally ideal and not uncommon for me. Little did I know I was going to be questioning some of my decisions over the past 25 years. While pondering, a lot of the questions surrounded my thoughts, mostly around Identity. This led me to really questioning who I was, however, this is not new to so many people like me. Because, its something we have to answer all the time.

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The power of Community

Community a word that describes people with similar beliefs values or shared goals. An African proverb says ” it takes a community to train a child”. Although we continue to learn, during the early formative years of a child we pick up habits based on what influences us. This include our parents, siblings, peers, teachers, music , food and arts. As we grow older we have the freedom of choice, feel the need to be responsible and may choose to drop or pick up new behaviours. Alex Bandura refers to the former form of learning as the social cognitive theory which basically tries to explain how a child learns new behaviours.

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