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    I’M WOMAN ENOUGH

    I’m not a poet but I wrote a poem for IWD2019. I hope it speaks to you as a man or woman. I’d love to know what you think about this in the comment section. Enjoy the read and stay committed to #BalanceForBetter.   I’m Woman Enough! I don’t need to be tough, I don’t need to be strong, I don’t need to do a million things to prove my worth, I don’t need to reinvent to meet your cut, Come closer, step up, I’m woman enough   I don’t need your like but I’ll enjoy the ride, If you tell me I’m fine, I’ll respond with a smile, And…

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    YOUR RESOURCES ARE LIMITED

    Dear Sista, How have you been? I sincerely apologize for standing you up for two weeks now. Though I longed to write, I just couldn’t come through with the letas. Perhaps if I had given myself a little more push, I would have kept the commitment. I am so sorry. It won’t happen again and I will try to make it up to you. Today, I’m sharing with you the wisdom of effective resource management and efficient delegation. The truth is that even if you can do everything, you cannot do everything. Your ambition to be “Jane of all trades and master of all” will eventually be halted by the…

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    STOP UNDERESTIMATING YOURSELF

      Dear Sista, What a week! I’m so excited we are in the 4th quarter of the year. Can you believe it?! We started 2016 just yesterday! How is your week coming? In today’s piece, I simply want to encourage you to always celebrate and never take for granted who you are today because within you lies the potential that will initiate and give expression to who you will become. One important lesson we all must internalize in relations to our current status and the future locked within us is that “face value is usually false value”. In other words, you’ll always end up with an incorrect assessment of yourself…

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    PALACE PILLARS

    Dear Sista, How are you doing? The first of this letter series will be over in a bit and I have mixed feelings. But I know that you’ve been challenged, inspired and encouraged as I have been and I really cannot wait to hear about your growth experience through this journey. Today, I write to you about you- the palace pillar- a fusion of strength and beauty. Sis, with the growing celebration of superficiality and the increasing emphasis on packaging at the expense of content, it is easy to be conflicted on who the 21st century woman truly is. Is she the boss lady who torments in the corporate world…

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    Your baby is YOUR baby

    Dear Sista, How are you? I’m so sorry I delayed this letter till now. Too many things are fighting for my attention but I’m glad I finally get to write you this one. In this we’ll talk about trusting the magic of your individuality. If you need to write this somewhere and remind yourself every morning, please do. “Even if everyone does the things you do, nobody can do them the way of you. There is a flavor to you that cannot be duplicated” Sis, have you ever felt and entertained the restraint of embarking  on certain projects just because someone else is already doing something like it? Truthfully, we…

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    WE MAKE

    Dear Sista, I’m exhausted but it always feels good to write you! Tomorrow morning, one of my soul Sistas will be saying her “I do” before the law in the first of a series of wedding ceremonies that will culminate in a thanksgiving service on Sunday. So, right now, I’m in Lagos- that concrete jungle where hopes and realities fuse into an overpowering signature fragrance- to wait on her as she queens through her line up of events this weekend. Like  the many choices and decisions we make everyday, in the many facets of our lives, walking down the marital aisle is one with the potential of bringing us to…

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    POUR

    Dear Sista, What a wonderful ride we’ve been on! It is always such a joy to write to you and I hope you’ve been experiencing tremendous growth in all areas of your life as I have. Today we’re discussing the need to be value adders not just for the good of the beneficiaries of our benevolence but importantly, for our own better. Too many times we miss out on the numerous opportunities around us for personal enhancement and growth because they are often disguised and hidden in the venture of actively investing in and improving other people. It really is not our fault that we are self-absorbed and usually always…

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    WOMB OR TOMB?

    Dear Sista, How was your Easter break? Worth the preceding excitement? Well, I trust you made good use of the timeout. I am fine as always and today I write to you on a subject that has refused to leave me. Some weeks back, I attended a spiritual retreat above my “age grade”. But, though the purpose of my attendance was to serve, I was privileged to learn lessons relevant for both the future and now. One of the many revelations I caught’s the lesson on the womb and the tomb. I must confess that as the teaching leaped out of the convener’s mouth it reached for my spirit and though…

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    WOMEN AND THE STRUGGLE FOR GENDER PARITY (2)

    NOW, the debate over the years is that because the man is different from the woman then one has to be greater/ better or of more relevance than the other. But in the real sense, different and unequal are not interchangeable concepts or words. The age long fight has really not been about equality because God already made the man and woman equal. The movement, however, is to ensure that everyone everywhere recognise and embrace this unchangeable equality. It’s simple; though we are different, we are equal.   But are we equal enough to have a fair shot at leadership and excel at it? Absolutely. Every society needs true inclusion of…

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    WHAT ARE YOU READING?

    Dear Sista, Hello and welcome to the last days of the holy week. As we cast our minds back to the sacrifice of Christ that made us acceptable, I hope you’ll create time to share your faith and testimony with someone. Today I write you on the subject of reading. As ladies we all have things that make us tick. For some it’s shoes, for others its makeup or jewelry. Well, whatever it is that gets your blood flowing, you may need to reevaluate and embrace a new ideal. Let me ask; when was the last time you spent money on purchasing a book? When was the last time you…