Monday, 20 February 2017

MEET THE BOSS, CLARE (ELUKA) ANYIAM-OSIGWE BEM, CEO PREMAE COSMETICS AND RECIPIENT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL (BEM), BY HM THE QUEEN, 2017 FOR SERVICES TO DERMATOLOGY

                             
                            
Allergy issues can be quite challenging to deal with, and doctors often have no solutions to a lot of them. This is especially true in Nigeria, so a Nigerian entrepreneur producing cosmetics specially formulated with allergies in mind, is engaged in truly life-changing work. In this interview with Clare Anyiam-Osigwe, she talks to Omonefe Eruotor about her passion for Africa, the effects of food on the human skin, entrepreneurship, and making a difference.  Read the full article here

Copyright (C) 2017 Omonefe Oisedebamen Eruotor
Published first on ConnectNigeria website 20th February, 2017.


Saturday, 18 February 2017

PICKING UP THE PIECES

A Mile in Her Shoes is a year old. Since the 16th, we started a promo to mark the publication anniversary, by promising to give the first three people who purchase E-copies of my book, paperback copies.

Yesterday on Facebook and Instagram, we talked about hope, of how people need to keep their eyes on their dreams and fix them there, till their whole beings gravitate towards their dreams.

It's day 3, great to be celebrating this milestone. Today we will be discussing 'picking up the pieces'.



Have you ever felt lost? Have you ever felt like someone who has missed his way? It is difficult for some people to get over their mistakes and move on, but it is possible if they can believe it is. I remember a case I discussed a while back about a girl whose family termed useless because she got pregnant and the baby's father did not take responsibility. They felt her future could never be bright and didn't care if he loved her or not, they just wanted him to take her as a wife. How about a guy who has lost his savings in a business deal? Should he stop going into business? Would you tell a lady who had a car accident to stop driving?

You are valuable and special, don’t put yourself down because you made a mistake and the world has turned its back on you or you don’t see a way out at the moment. Life is not about what you get today; but as I have learnt, the good and the bad work together to propel you from here to where you should be eventually.

Learn from your mistakes, feed hope till it becomes your tangible reality, then pick up the pieces and move on. It sounds impossible, especially when you look through the glass of pain and hurt, of unforgiveness and bitterness, of revenge and rage. These ones eat you up from within, while they succeed in deceiving you to believe you are powerful on the outside.

They say the best form of revenge is success, but as far as you hold on to pain as a dear friend, success will remain a mirage and your anger will increase, because you will always reach out but never seem to achieve your dreams.

Let it go, not because you are not wise, but because you know exactly where you are going and will not permit distractions on the way. Pick up the pieces, put them together again and succeed.

Copyright (C) 2017 Omonefe Oisedebamen Eruotor
Photo courtesy of pinterest.com

You can still get a copy of theA Mile in Her Shoes from Okadabooks or amazon.com. Cheers!