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If we’re not happy with who we are, we won’t be able to love ourselves. And, if we don’t love ourselves, we won’t be able to receive love from others. That means that it’s very important that we introduce daily exercises that will contribute to building a positive self-image. We need to put in the effort and work on our mental health, and self-esteem. And, one of the best ways to do so is to start writing a self-esteem journal. If you like what you hear but aren’t sure how to do it, we’re here to help you. Below, you’ll find all the information you need to start writing a self-esteem journal and do it right. Let’s take a closer look. What is a Self-Esteem Journal? Let’s begin by explaining what exactly is a self-esteem journal and how it works. A self-esteem journal is your personal journal that comprises of:…

Another Look at the Othello Syndrome

Since the coronavirus lockdown, my High School Alumni WhatsApp group has been one of my favourite pastimes. Over the last four weeks, I have spent some time catching up on chats with my homegirls, and it has been an amazing experience.

About a week ago, I read a personal experience posted by one of the girls on the group, Chinelo. It was a story about her relationship with an abusive partner, and it opened up a whole new dimension to a very much ignored aspect of spousal abuse or Intimate Partner Violence. The overwhelming response to the story from other members of the group recounting their similar experiences got me wondering; how many ladies have been through this, and how many ever got the chance to speak about it? I was also very concerned because I could Identify with Chinelo’s story, it sounded very much like my account but for a few twists.

This made her careless around him to the point that she tested positive to the virus a few weeks later. In her words, “she has no regrets’’. This brought a hot debate on the comments section of the post with some arguing that it was unethical and stupid to fall in love with a patient, while others opined that love was not something that is often planned and can catch one anywhere and happen with anyone. So, what exactly is the ‘’Florence Nightingale Effect’’? and what are the principles surrounding such relationships? What Is the Florence Nightingale Effect? The Florence Nightingale Effect (also referred to as Nightingale Syndrome) is a pop-culture reference to the real nurse, Florence Nightingale, who treated her patients with care and compassion. The term originally connoted the care and compassion that nurses were to show their patients, a kindhearted and empathetic relationship, not a romantic one.…

Women have unique oral health concerns. Changing hormone levels during your menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause can raise your risk of problems in your mouth, teeth, or gums. Health issues such as diabetes can also affect your oral health. Regular brushing, flossing, and dentist visits can help prevent disease in your mouth and the rest of your body. Oral health is the health of your mouth, including your teeth, gums, throat, and the bones around the mouth. Oral health problems, such as gum disease, might be a sign that you have other health problems. Gum diseases are infections caused by plaque, which is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth. If left untreated, the bacteria in plaque can destroy the tissue and bone around your teeth, leading to tooth loss. The bacteria can travel throughout your body and make you sick. Infections in your mouth can also…