All It Takes To Fix Shattered Emotions


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Experiencing happiness is worth so much, and nobody in their right minds would desire to have sad times for whatever reason. But truth is that ‘low moments’ creep in sometimes from situation beyond control, leaving people with a feeling of devastation.

It becomes very dangerous to the health to merely ‘wish away’ devastation, when actually there should be an activity to help ‘heal’ the pains. In some cases when people decide not to seek help to get out of an emotional challenge, they subconsciously indulge in eating junk foods or take to alcohol consumption that could further cause degeneration to their health.

In trying to get help however, it is important to note that whatever may have caused the emotional challenge, help often come from talking to people who show care and concern. For someone passing through ‘low moments’ due to a relationship break-up, help could be sort from a friend who probably knew both parties together, or  from a friend who had experienced something similar and was able to get out of the situation by interacting with other people. A conscious effort must be made to ‘select’ who among your friends to talk to, because a friend who did not get it right after such problem would certainly not give any better advice.
For those who find themselves facing ‘low moments’ due to the loss of a loved one, it is advisable for them to seek the company of friends who could get them engaged especially in out-door activities, to help put the situation behind fast. For some others, getting help could mean a change of location and engaging with a friend who could brighten your moments together.
From people's experiences, it has shown that nothing much may be done when friends come in and remain with you. But so much healing takes place when a friend takes you out either window-shopping, seeing a movie or relaxing at a public garden or by the beach.

I simply discovered how difficult it could get when faced with a real-life situation that challenges our emotions when a loved one departs this world. When my brother-in-law passed away on February 14, I suddenly felt empty seeing how devastating the loss was to my husband.Though I had given my husband every support to bear the loss, I just noticed that I could not do anything meaningful with my time. I was withdrawn and couldn’t write, couldn’t eat but resorted to recalling how sad that day was. In the course of the week, I slept for very long hours until a friend came to my rescue.

My friend talked to me about a number of interesting art workshops and exhibitions that are coming up, and gave me good reasons to make some new collections of pieces of artworks.  I think I really got excited about the upcoming exhibition of one of my favourite female artists who will be showcasing her latest collection by the second week in March.
I know now, more than ever before, that life is richer with good people around you.

For Loved Ones, Goodbye-Blues Are Better Than Silence!

A picture of Oroh when he was  a little boy

Gone, But Not Forgotten: my loving brother, Oroh Orivri

By Obaro 

For those we love, we always want to be with all the time. But at some point, a natural need arises for us to be away from each other, and people often find it difficult to say a simple ‘goodbye.’

While separation for a short while is hard, the comforting factor is that the person is only going to be away for some time; probably for a year of two in school or work, and better if it’s only a short holiday somewhere, and tougher when it’s a journey forever!

Memories are powerful; they replay in our mind’s eyes, giving us something to keep and feel, and actually better than emptiness.

I remember how challenging the evening of February 14th was.  A call came in that a loved one was down with fever at the hospital and that he wasn’t getting any better. We embarked on a trip that took us round and about, and finally helpless!

 I felt the frustration of talking to a loved one who would not respond even though you sat so close and spoke the best of words. I felt the power of love that wouldn’t let go of a loved one, yet, ‘the sleep’ was sweet; certainly not for the rest of ‘us’, but for him. 

He wouldn’t want to be disturbed at this time. His right hand, carefully placed across his broad chest, was like a guard. I stole several looks and muttered several wishes as the driving continued.
Finally, he was to make a stop-over for some time before the final lap of the journey. I felt a rush from my heart to my eyes. I waved and said goodbye, but he failed to respond because it was late and he was hurrying to go and rest--- for a lifetime!

Eko Photo Open Exhibition Shows It All: History, Elegance And Culture!

When the photography art exhibition held its closing ceremony at the Ember Creek, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi  venue on January 20, 2013, 22 photographers dotted the large space with over a 100 pieces of different photographic works.

How I choose To Love!

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Ehen! The world says it has set aside this ‘one day’ only for people to express love to their loved ones. I ask, if one day (St. Valentine's Day) is set aside for showing love, what happens on the rest of the days in the year?

Some health workers had to die vaccinating children against polio in Kano

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Living up to its responsibility in child healthcare, the Federal Ministry of Health continued a new round of vaccination against polio for children aged 0-5years across Nigeria. Prior to the take-off date, awareness was created to inform parents, especially mothers, about the vaccination programme. It was meant for the better health of the children.

Flee Baby Eagles, Flee When You See A Super Eagle!

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Earlier on Sunday, before the match took place between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire, Emmanuel Eboue boasted of how his team would roast the Nigerian team like chickens, but too bad for him, and very good for Nigeria, the Super Eagles took the shine of the match by pounding the elephants 2 goals to 1!  

Loud women On Rom’s Quiet Spaces!

'Habits and Rituals' by Rom
 From Rom Isichie’s ‘Quite Spaces’, the works that make up the exuberant collection are not quiet after all. They are loud, bold and beautiful in all spheres as they rush before the eyes of admirers.