Young People’s Corner with Amarachi

Finding Peace

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi How can I find peace of mind? It’s a question often asked, but rarely answered in a satisfying way. Some say peace of mind lies in security. Some say it’s about de-cluttering and finding stillness and calm in life. Some say it’s about acceptance and letting go. I say it’s all about what you do. Let me ...

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In Pursuit of Happiness

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi In the midst of this critical time in life, how do you find happiness? Are you filled with depression or anger over how things are going.  This piece  by Katherine Diggory, is a great piece and it’s just so timely to help your angry soul. Why is happiness so hard to define? Happiness is a highly subjective ...

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Finding Purpose

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi Some mornings, you may feel that there’s something deeper you could be a part of. You feel the pull towards something, but you can’t exactly pin it down—it eludes you and frustrates you. You’re not really sure how to find purpose in life. This piece by Kevin Wood is not only exposing you to what purpose is ...

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Overcoming Bitterness

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi Bitterness can feel worse than anger because it involves feeling helpless. Referred to as ’embitterment’ in psychology circles, bitterness happens when you feel there is no action left to take because everything is out of your control. Is overcoming bitterness worth the effort? Bitterness not only causes symptoms of trauma like sleeplessness, fatigue, and lack of libido, ...

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Rebuilding Trust

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi Often times, our human instinct allows us to trust ourselves and also trust others. It gives us a basis to act and  react upon. Most times we call on God because we trust Him and that trust helps us to foster our faith in Him. We turn to our family and friends for help even in difficult ...

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Anger Management

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi Anger is a natural emotion to be felt, but the management of that anger makes us more human than we are. No matter how perfect we tend to live, a time comes when we also mismanage that which is being laid in our hands and consequently we also mismanage our emotions, of which anger is one of ...

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For a Just World, Become an Unlikely Ally

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi Jeff sat before the Provost, hoping that, that day never came. He prayed each second as the Provost reprimanded him that he was never admitted into the school. As the Provost handed his letter of expulsion to him, drops of hot tears kept flowing down his bony cheeks. If crying a river would bring back his studentship ...

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Lies you Shouldn’t live with

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi Believe it or leave it, whatever you hear, see, do or think has a way of affecting your life, positively or negatively. Our actions routinely becomes our character, it also transcends to becoming our  defining trait. It gives a picture of who we are to others even to our own selves. So many dreams have been thwarted ...

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Resolving to Answer Mr/Mrs

By Amarachi Okpunobi I was in the market few days ago to pick some food stuffs. The market was filled to the brim with people. I tried to squeeze my little self in between them to find my way out yet I kept jamming people, men and women one after another. I wouldn’t dare keep a straight face, I wore ...

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Year 2020, We survived!

By Amarachukwu Okpunobi Dear year 2020,   I lift my writing pen to write this letter to you with grateful heart, yet burdened and heavy.  I am not sure if I am going to express myself in a way you will understand my heart but one thing I am sure is that in a couple of days you will be a ...

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