What’s moderation to you?

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The point of drinking in moderation is that sometimes you don’t drink in moderation.” Artie Lange

All I wanted was a sip. But shortly it began to feel like I was sitting with a close friend who would listen to my ramblings without passing judgment. I took another and then the flame of stress, and anxiety began to dissipate.

I then say to myself, if a sip can work such wonder, imagine what it’d be like to have some more. I poured more into the shiny glass and lifted it enthusiastically for another gulp. There and then everything began to…

Is it possible to have more peace and less chaos at this intersection?

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The pandemic came unannounced. It rattled our lives like roaring thunder, and brought almost every activity to a halt. Some were lucky to stay safe in their homes, while the hospitals were the destination of many that would never return to their homes again.

I remember normal and what it was like, but I can’t recall what my predominant thought was because we were all busy with our normal lives. Work, rest, and continue. We continued pushing forward until when the dark cloud stretched to the West, poured down heavily, and splashing everywhere.

Our grip on normal was tight. We…

Laughter is a renowned stress reliever.

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“Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.” — Norman Cousin

The immense benefits of laughter to our mental health and general wellbeing came to the limelight after Norman Cousin published his book, Anatomy of an Illness: As Perceived by the Patient. The book explained how the author used laughter and humor to transform his life and overcome an illness that would’ve consumed him.

Ever since different studies have affirmed the serious physiological benefits of laughter especially on individuals that experience it on regular basis.

We enjoy laughter so much that we easily get…

Having an end in view helps to keep you in the right direction.

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“Let all your efforts be directed to something, let it keep that end in view. It’s not activity that disturbs people, but false conceptions of things that drive them mad.”— Seneca

A Picture of what you want to achieve in life offers many things. It displays the path to take. And helps you to appraise your achievements to determine whether you’re getting the result that aligns with your values and true desires.

The right picture shows you where the ladder that’s going to take you to the top is positioned so you can put your foot on it and…

They’re the grist to the mill.

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“Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.” — Neil Gaiman

Writers react differently to every negative outcome they experience in their writing careers. Many would feel momentarily demotivated. While others would allow disinterest to set in and separate them from the craft.

When the editors reject your piece, they’d only leave a note denoting that your piece was deemed unfit for publication. You’re going to be the one to figure out while your post was rejected…

Rejections can be enervating and discouraging especially after investing time and…

Your lifestyle can make or mar your writing career.

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We all know how difficult writing can be and how rewarding a good writing day is. Writing can be likened to a slippery hill that you can only climb when it allows you to. And to a playful child that isn’t always going to be in a playful mood with you.

The things that can make writing easier for you are the same things that can make it difficult for anyone. This is so because nothing stands alone, everything in life depends on other things to survive, function well, and thrive.

Any time it becomes difficult for me to write…

It’s how most successful writers laid the foundation of their writing careers.

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Every writer can affirm that the many unsalaried pieces they wrote before writing for the money have an enormous influence on their writing career. They were simply enjoying the process not knowing that writing will someday become their main source of income.

An acquaintance of mine in my former church wrote a lot for our Reverend back then. All he wanted to do was to write unsalaried pieces for the priest and to do it very well.

Unbeknownst to the writer, the more he completes a task for the Reverend, the more he instills the right habit that’s going to…

What you’d find behind the fragile wall of your vulnerabilities.

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“If we’re wrapping ourselves up to conceal any vulnerability, whatever happens to us has to go through all those extra layers. Sometimes love doesn’t even reach where we truly live.” — Alexandra Katehakis

Why have you wasted so much time trying to hide the real you? Instead of being authentic, you learn to mold yourself into different shapes that would allow you to fit in so as not to be seen as imperfect. You wear a cover to appear like those you wish to be like.

  • Are you supposed to be impeccable at all times?
  • Why is it so difficult…

What’re the simple methods you’re using to achieve great results?

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“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” — Abraham Lincoln

When Jim Rohn got tired of living in penury, he went searching for someone to impact him with some insights so that he can transform his financial life. Fortunately for him, an erstwhile colleague introduced him to a rich man who would later become his mentor.

His mentor enlightened him and exposed him to a wealth of knowledge and understanding. …

Without change, there would be no way of getting all the things you hope to get in life.

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I remember wasting my time trying to fix a relationship that has fulfilled its purpose because I was unprepared to willingly accept change and move on with my life. Frustrations and undue stress have always been the outcome each time I resisted change and tried to create an imagined preferable reality for myself.

Resisting change works contrary to your purpose because change no matter how uncomfortable it makes you feel is vitally important in life. Resisting change can birth mediocrity, hardship, and a life of little or no excitement. …

Madoc Maduka


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