My journal helped me trace the root cause of alcohol dependency.

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Alcohol was where I ran to when I needed to run to nowhere.

Each time I ran to the bottle, I’d find its lengthy arms wild open to embrace and reassure me that I had come to the right place. And for each gulp, there’d be a quick rush of energy through my body that induces an odd kind of strength cum support that would fleetingly expunge some disturbing memories. It was my go-to for a temporary soothing that would last long enough to keep my mind still.

I needed where to…


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

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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…


Take it back from where you tossed it.

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Each person you meet

is an aspect of yourself,

clamoring for love.”

— Eric Micha’el Leventhal

It’s been two years since a virus that would later take the name Covid-19 popped up from nowhere and ravaged many lives and businesses. It exposed our vulnerabilities, halted almost every human movement, and forced us into our homes for months.

Before now, we focused only on ourselves. We followed a trend that engendered us to live a life that leaves gaps all around us. …


Folks that told stories about UFOs mightn’t be crazy after all.

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My friend, a UFO enthusiast reached out to everyone that doubted and labeled him a looney for telling many UFO stories after the US Government grants authorization to release unclassified videos of unidentified flying objects….He was elated because he believed his doubters are about to see that he hasn’t been telling baseless stories to entertain or attract attention to himself.

Stories about the flying saucers abound, but these stories have one thing in common, they’re all about the sightings of these objects. …


It helps to focus on things that matter.

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A few years ago I asked my mentor what I should be doing to improve my grades? I thought he’d give a lengthy response since he enjoys talking to students and helping them to make the right choices, but he simply told me to make every day count.

It was a snappy response that made a lot more sense to me now than back then. At that time I only interpreted his advice as getting more academic tasks done each day and devoting more time to difficult subjects. …


A sad story

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Every rainy night, my neighbor would pummel and throw his wife around like a worthless object.

Her voice will screech to the roof. Her tears will flood the floor of their living room. And the vapors from her pains will permeate the neighborhood, but the innocent rain will drown it all into silence. She would squeal and plead for help, but no one would hear. And no one would come to rescue her from a bully of a husband.

And when morning comes, her broken face would tell a fresh tale of her heart-wrenching life. And her bloodshot eyes will…


The subconscious mind is the immutable game-changer that operates from the background.

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The human brain is massive and very complex. It has a limitless virtual memory capacity to store life experiences including thoughts, feelings, pictures, and information of all kinds. Being able to control your mind and having control over your life is always challenging because of the great size and functionality of the human brain. Though its capabilities and complexity defeat human comprehension, we still can exact some level of control over our minds.

The subconscious is defined as the mental activities just below the threshold of consciousness. This is the phase of the human mind that receives and keeps various…


Because an amicable end of a relationship isn’t the most important thing.

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It has become what I call a great achievement to end a relationship amicably.

When a once wonderful relationship begins to quake, the creators would start having different ideas and plans. One person might be thinking of how to ameliorate the crisis, save the relationship, or at least end it amicably. While the other would be determined to walk away at all cost.

It depends on what the relationship has turned them into and the outside forces that are shaping the next phase of their lives.

A friend of mine spent months trying to create a perfect end for her…


What’s moderation to you?

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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…

Madoc Maduka

* Writer | Entrepreneur | Humanitarian |

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