STRESS COPING MECHANISMS

26/07/2019. I was given the opportunity to create awareness on stress and the need to deploy measures to optimize their stress levels- by visiting Shalom Baptist Church. A church filled with energetic and committed young individuals, I found myself leading a song and clapping to the tune of good praise songs, when I had made…

VOICE OF POWER

Lately, Friends have expressed their displeasure in the sudden change of my personality. I think I have become more quiet, reserved and distant, furthering my reach from friends and family who actually care, and keeping to myself most at times. This personality makes it difficult for people to lunge at me, with full extension and…

DEPRESSION

“I feel stressed!! I’ve got to find a way to deal with this stress!” I popped off these words several times before I ended the call with a close friend. I specifically chose a rotation I felt I could deal with stress with ease. Why do I feel so burned out? Just like a prequel…

GIVING

It’s been a while I put down something. I trust we are all doing fine? Today’s topic dares to be interesting. It is a post of giving ; The Christian Way. It was the 8th of September 2018, time check 3:00pm. I found myself escorting my favorite cousin; Maame Dufie to get her provisions in…

DEPENDENCE

27th June 2018, 08:00am. Amidst the heavy traffic, I managed to get to work early today to start reviews. My current rotation has granted me the opportunity to work with critical preterm babies. A preterm, unfortunately, is born more than three weeks before its estimated due date. It is important to keep such babies in…

INVESTMENTS

I remember when that first paycheck hit my bank account. It was a dream come true! The things I had wished for suddenly tripled in amount. I needed a new phone. I needed a girlfriend. I needed a car and lastly, I needed a new me. Then I recalled to mind the words of my…

NARROW ESCAPE

12th May 2018. Time check: 3:30am. Another night duty! I pitched my eyes across the expanse of the room with very sleepy eyes, after penning down IV Vitamin K 1mg stat, on the drug sheet of the fresh baby I had examined. “Give 192 mls of 10% plain dextrose in a fifth of Normal Saline…

CARDIO

It was one very hot afternoon… Never mind.. Not a story day. I started my cardio workouts today. I feel it would be a great time to catch some air from the pollution caused by the stress of work. I know it won’t be easy compounding the long hours spent at work, with the albatross…

A TALE OF THE NIGHT

It was a cold, windy, starry night. Forget about the stars, but the wind was cold. A night you would not want to spend in a cramped place like this, but in the coziness of your duvets. Time check- 9:25pm. All I could do was marvel at the manual dexterity my boss displayed after a…

PSALMS FROM A JADED HEART

There are times I want to detach the strings of my heart from yours – but you never let go. I have despised you, denied your presence, mocked your essence and even denounced You, but you held me tight. Things slipped away and did not go my way, but you still waved when i faltered….