EVERYONE NEEDS A RESPITE- VISIT WWW.RESPITETEA.COM TODAY

EVERYONE NEEDS A RESPITE…

We can all relate with trying to juggle everything – relationships, work and of course, paying the bills! With such busy lives, modern life can feel like a constant race to do as much as possible. However, taking time to relax is important to lowering your stress levels.

Everyone needs a respite and Respite Tea Dreams is the perfect brew to destress and simply relax.

Made with a blend of bitter leaves with hibiscus, ginger and orange, this super brew is packed with antioxidants to revive and revitalise. The rich cranberry-like flavour is refreshing. Enjoy daily for a wholesome rejuvenation.

Four reasons why you must get Respite Dreams:

And 4, Bitter leaf which is known to help cleanse such vital organs of the body like the liver and the kidney.

These super healthy ingredients combined with create turbo charged brew for the best way to supercharge your system.

With Respite Tea Dreams, you get the multitude of benefits for regeneration and renewal of your skin as you sleep.

Even the process of pouring the water over the tea bag and breathing in the relaxing aroma will be a pause for thought before you drink the tea on the go and get back to working hard!

Find out more at www.respitetea.com

Enjoy the weekend guys,

TTF.

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, ZULAYHAT GOBIR – HEAD OF STATION, LIBERTY RADIO 91.7FM KADUNA

Zulayhat Bello Gobir, popularly known as ‘Zeaty’ is a Radio Broadcaster and currently Head of Station Liberty Radio 91.7Fm Kaduna.

She is an Award Winning On Air Personality with 12 years work experience where she worked at Ray Power 106.5Fm Kaduna as an OAP from 2008 to 2010.

However, she currently works at Liberty TV/Radio 91.7Fm Kaduna as Head of Station where she manages the affairs/programmes and human Resources of the radio station. She is also a Producer, Voice Over Artist, OAP, News Caster, TV Presenter and Event Host.

Zeaty is also a Presenter of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria under Newage Network as a recorded Programme shown on Nigeria Television Authority International (NTAi) and Channels TV.   

Zeaty enjoys Dancing, Cooking and Meeting People.

Her social media handle is @iamzeaty (Instagram and Twitter) and can also be reached via Email groovyzeaty@gmail.com.

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INNOVATION MEETS TRADITION – BITTERLEAF TEA FOR YOU

Innovation meets tradition – Bitterleaf teas for you

“Biterleaf boosts T cells’ ability to react against bacterial and viral infections,” says Dr. John Ezeigwe, a consultant gynaecologist in Lagos. This action helps your body fight against antioxidants and relieves abdominal inflammation.

The benefits of bitter leaves have long been established in West Africa. Known for its medicinal properties, bitter leaves have been most commonly used to treat malaria, period pains, diabetes and arthritis.

The team at Respite Tea have taken it a step further, to blend the powerful bitter leaves with other super ingredients and created five unique variations- each one giving you a metabolic boost.

Each variant is blended with a personal touch to ensure you get the maximum benefit;

1. COOL- bitter leaves with lemon balm and white tea provides a brew with a delicious aroma that aids stress reduction. Enjoy daily knowing that you are helping your body relax.

2. DREAMS- bitter-leaves with hibiscus, ginger and orange, this super brew is packed with antioxidants to revive and revitalise. The rich cranberry-like flavour is refreshing. Enjoy daily for a rejuvenating good night’s sleep

3. PURE – made with 100% bitter-leaves, PURE provides a brew that is infinitely efficacious based on centuries of use as a traditional remedy for inflammatory ailments.

4. Smooth– bitter-leaves with apple and cinnamon provides a brew that satisfies your sweet cravings while offering thermogenic benefits and aids a healthy diet.

5. Warm made from bitter-leaves, mediterranean chili and mint, provides a divine brew that excites the senses while providing thermogenic benefits.

Enjoy a full-bodied taste experience

In a 2014 study, Dr. Adeolu Adedapo of the Department of Pharmacology, University of Ibadan, concluded that ‘bitter- leaves are invaluable for the antioxidant, anti -inflammatory and analgesic properties.

You can now enjoy the truly remarkable benefits of bitter leaves. Try it a http://www.respitetea.com. Don’t just take OUR word for it, see our testimonials on https://www.facebook.com/RespiteTea/ AND https://www.instagram.com/respitetea/

Cheers    Tony

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BLACK BUSINESS FOR BLACK YOUTH – CALLING ALL BLACK YOUTH AGED BETWEEN 13 – 26

S/O to #SaveOurBoys #KES #ImaniHousingTrust #YES & many others for working in partnership with us (@thesalamproject) on this #solutionbasedproject BUT we need of more business owners to give remote work experience for young people in communities #workexperience #vocationalmentoring #entreprenuerialmentoring If you are a business owner (who will go through due diligence checks) who can give work experience Please inbox Ismael Lee South

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5 PRACTICAL WAYS YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM THE LOCK DOWN – BY TONY TOKUNBO ETEKA FERNANDEZ

5 PRACTICAL WAYS YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM THE LOCK DOWN

There is no doubt whatsoever that the current convid pandemic has had a huge impact on many homes around the world.

Life does not seem to be the same anymore and this NEW CHANGE has influenced people in different ways.

Statistics show that there is a profound level of tension in many homes and as each month unfolds, the fear of the unknown has haunted many LIVES  with uncertainty, fear and sometimes boredom.

However, with every situation we embrace in Life, there is not only a silver lining that adds new energy to our journey, but sometimes we need to think deeply to realise that things are not always BAD as they seem after all.

Below I have listed 5 Practical Ways you can benefit from the Lock down, these practical ways are not only things I have put into practice , but I am hoping that they can be of benefit to you , your loved ones and family .

HAPPY READING

  1.  A GOOD TIME TO SAVE AND MAXIMISE YOUR INCOME

This is probably one of the best periods in our Journey that we can make improvements not just on our savings but also maximising our income. (No matter how little we earn)

With restrictions on travel, places to go for leisure, nightlife and many hospitality outlets, have you asked yourself, what are you doing with that extra money you would normally spend on, if there was no lock down?

Saving is not just about putting money aside for a rainy day, its also about cutting our coat according to our cloth and making the most of what we earn.

Despite the fact that today, we live in a world that is deeply influenced by a “buying culture”, its perhaps a perfect time to take advantage of the restrictions and save money aside.

In the process, it is always important to focus on WHAT WE REALLY NEED as OPPOSED TO WHAT WE WANT.

In addition, we now live in a world that the future is becoming more uncertain, – MORE REASON TO MAXIMISE OUR INCOME AND SAVE MORE

2  A TIME FOR REFLECTION AND DECISION MAKING

These days when I speak to most of my friends, I am quite energized when I listen to their stories and they tell me of how they have benefitted from the CONVID LOCKDOWN PERIOD.

Most of the time, they emphasize on reflection and how the lockdown period has helped them to think very deep about their life and all the things they have always wanted to do.   Many of them have made lifetime decisions in terms of career paths, relationships, future aspirations, new hobbies.

The truth is that reflection brings out different reactions and decisions from person to person. This could be you and this is something you could take advantage of as a blessing in disguise. 

I have always believed that the process of thinking outside of the box, involves physically coming outside of the box, only then are we able to see the contents of a picture more clearly.

Have you been doing lots of reflecting during this lock down period?

  What positive impact has it had on you?

 Have you made any life changing decisions?

3. THERE ARE LOTS OF FREE FUNDED COURSES AT THE MOMENT-, WHY DON’T YOU TAKE ONE?

Did you know that there are loads of free funded courses on the Internet at the moment?

Perhaps this is the time not only to get some more qualifications and online training, but to learn new skills, hobbies and interests.

You only live once and there is nothing as refreshing as making the most of each day and making the best of your journey

What are you waiting for?

4 EXERCISE YOUR BODY AND EXERCISE YOUR MIND

Although many gyms and exercise outlets are temporarily closed at the moment, it makes good sense to exercise your body and your mind in a way that works for you and to develop a

routine in the process until it becomes second nature.   This could be through walking, brisk walking, cycling, jogging or even doing work outs in the comfort of your home with an online virtual Instructor . Its truly a case of using your imagination and deciding on something that suits your lifestyle.   

As we all know, the process of exercising our body and our mind makes us more productive, alive and energised.

5. DEVELOP A DAILY ROUTINE AND WRITE DOWN THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO DO

  Its always important to develop a daily routine and write down the things we need to do on a daily basis.

This helps to give us more sense of purpose and clarity. It keeps us on track on our daily targets. It also makes us to become more fulfilled as human beings and less bored.

Develop the habit of creating a to do list each day.

Time is your best friend so make the most of it.

WRITTEN BY TONY TOKUNBO ETEKA FERNANDEZ

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5 PRACITICAL WAYS YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM THE LOCKDOWN – BY TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ

5 PRACTICAL WAYS YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM THE LOCK DOWN

There is no doubt whatsoever that the current Convid pandemic has had a huge impact on many homes around the world.

Life does not seem to be the same anymore and this NEW CHANGE has influenced people in different ways.

Statistics show that there is a profound level of tension in many homes and as each month unfolds, the fear of the unknown has haunted many LIVES  with uncertainty, fear and sometimes boredom.

However, with every situation we embrace in Life, there is not only a silver lining that adds new energy to our journey, but sometimes we need to think deeply to realise that things are not always BAD as they seem after all.

Below I have listed 5 Practical Ways you can benefit from the Lock down, these practical ways are not only things I have put into practice , but I am hoping that they can be of benefit to you , your loved ones and family .

HAPPY READING

  1.  A GOOD TIME TO SAVE AND MAXIMISE YOUR INCOME

This is probably one of the best periods in our Journey that we can make improvements not just on our savings but also maximising our income. (No matter how little we earn)

With restrictions on travel, places to go for leisure, Nightlife and many hospitality outlets, have you asked yourself, what are you doing with that extra money you would normally spend on, if there was no lockdown?

Saving is not just about putting money aside for a rainy day, its also about cutting our coat according to our cloth and making the most of what we earn.

Despite the fact that today, we live in a world that is deeply influenced by a “buying culture”, its perhaps a perfect time to take advantage of the restrictions and save money aside.

In the process, it is always important to focus on WHAT WE REALLY NEED as OPPOSED TO WHAT WE WANT.

In addition, we now live in a world that the future is becoming more uncertain, – MORE REASON TO MAXIMISE OUR INCOME AND SAVE MORE

2  A TIME FOR REFLECTION AND DECISION MAKING

These days when I speak to most of my friends, I am quite energized when I listen to their stories and they tell me of how they have benefitted from the CONVID LOCKDOWN PERIOD.

Most of the time, they emphasize on reflection and how the lockdown period has helped them to think very deep about their life and all the things they have always wanted to do.   Many of them have made lifetime decisions in terms of career paths, relationships, future aspirations, new hobbies.

The truth is that reflection brings out different reactions and decisions from person to person. This could be you and this is something you could take advantage of as a blessing in disguise. 

Have you been doing lots of reflecting during this lock down period?

  What positive impact has it had on you?

 Have you made any life changing decisions?

3. THERE ARE LOTS OF FREE FUNDED COURSES AT THE MOMENT-, WHY DON’T YOU TAKE ONE?

Did you know that there are loads of free funded courses on the Internet at the moment?

Perhaps this is the time not only to get some more qualifications and online training, but to learn new skills, hobbies and interests.

You only live once and there is nothing as refreshing as making the most of each day and making the best of your journey

What are you waiting for?

4 EXERCISE YOUR BODY AND EXERCISE YOUR MIND

Although many gyms and exercise outlets are temporarily closed at the moment, it makes good sense to exercise your body and your mind in a way that works for you and to develop a

routine in the process until it becomes second nature.   This could be through walking, brisk walking, cycling, jogging or even doing work outs in the comfort of your home with an online virtual Instructor . Its truly a case of using your imagination and deciding on something that suits your lifestyle.   

As we all know, the process of exercising our body and our mind makes us more productive, alive and energised.

5. DEVELOP A DAILY ROUTINE AND WRITE DOWN THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO DO

  Its always important to develop a daily routine and write down the things we need to do on a daily basis.

This helps to give us more sense of purpose and clarity. It keeps us on track on our daily targets. It also makes us to become more fulfilled as human beings and less bored.

Time is your best friend so make the most of it.

WRITTEN BY TONY TOKUNBO ETEKA FERNANDEZ

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POETRY CORNER “WE MUST TALK” BY CLARA MEIERDIERKS (WRITTEN IN ENGLISH AND GERMAN)

WE MUST TALK „

We can’t keep on trading in the dark,
Believing all told and untold,
Lies to sacrifice up minors, weak,old and poor,

We shall crave to recoil,
This common enemy,
Whose sole intent is to destroy,
And discriminate mankind,

We must talk,
And not keep quiet,
About a crime going on everywhere
Stand up today,
And dissuade this myth,
Treacherous and damaging,

We share a common content,
Our DNA,
With its powerful connections,
To undo the sin of mythology,illusions,
stigma ,

For goodness sake,
We must honestly talk,
Though we have lost our brows to grace
The reality,
But the reality, truth of mankind
Must be told,

„We must talk „

„WIR MÜSSEN REDEN “

Wir können nicht im Dunkeln weiter handeln.
Alles gesagt und nicht erzählt,
Lügen, um Minderheit,Schwache, Alte und Arme zu opfern,

Wir werden uns danach sehnen, uns zurückzuziehen.
Dieser gemeinsame Feind,
Wessen einzige Absicht ist uns zu zerstören,
Und die Menschheit diskriminieren zu verbreiten,

Wir müssen reden,
Und nicht schweigen,
Über ein Verbrechen, das überall vor sich geht
Steh heute auf,
Und raten Sie von diesem Mythos ab,
Verräterisch und schädlich,

Wir teilen einen gemeinsamen Inhalt,
Unsere DNA,
Mit seinen starken Verbindungen,
Um die Sünde der Mythologie, Illusionen,
Zu erlöschen,

Im Himmels willen,
Wir müssen ehrlich reden,
Obwohl wir unsere Realität und Gnade verloren haben
Die Realität,
Aber die Realität, die Wahrheit der Menschheit
Muss gesagt werden,

“Wir müssen reden “

Written by Clara Meierdierks

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK – COUNCILLOR ABIGAIL MARSHALL KATUNG, BASED IN LEEDS

Abigail is an elected member of the Leeds City Council and the first African to be elected onto the Council in May 2019. Abigail represents Little London, Woodhouse & the City Centre. Abigail is the Lead member for BAME in the council. She also Chairs the board of 16-25yrs FE/Strategic partnership in the city.

Abigail Marshall is the founder and Managing Director of 1st Resource Ltd, a multi faceted Recruitment Agency specialising in Medical and International Education recruitment in Leeds.

Abigail is a Masters degree graduate from the University of Leeds.

Abigail is an England Athletics coach and coaches U15 Boys and Girls. She specialises in sprinting at the Leeds City Athletics club. She is currently the U15 Girls team manager for the Northern Youth Development League. She enjoys running and raising funds for the Twins and Multiple Birth Association a Charity very close to her heart.

Abigail is a Mentor for HRH Princes Trust Mosaic. Mentoring young people in entrepreneurship. Giving talks in schools on behalf of Mosaic.

Abigail achieved the Inspirational Success Award in 2007 by the European Trust Fund & LSC. Abigail was amongst the three shortlisted nominees for the best female entrepreneur at the first Yorkshire Black & Ethnic Convention (YBEC) in 2007

Abigail’s journey to starting her own business came with the birth of her twin boys. They continue to remain a strong drive to her success

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MY LIFE AT 55 “THE STONE THAT THE BUILDERS REJECTED” BY DR DAYO OLOMU

My Life @ 55…The Stones that the builders rejected…

Who could believe that a young man whose father died when he was eight years old, who celebrated his 10th birthday at a bus garage in Lagos (Iyana Ipaja to be precise) selling iced water to support his mother, whose identity was stolen when he relocated to UK and who was ridiculed when he started out as a speaker is now a multiple award winner with 160 awards, an iconic global brand, a renowned international motivational speaker, human capital development expert, business transformation strategist, leadership trainer, business mentor, executive coach, award winning event host, bestselling author, a key person of influence, board member, HR leader, community champion, philanthropist and most importantly a devoted Christian, husband of a beautiful wife and father of awesome children. The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This is the Lord’s doing; It is marvellous in my eyes. I return all the glory to God.

I am grateful for the Lord’s grace upon my life because I am a product of grace. I am grateful for who I have become. I am happy the way my life has turned out. Most people did not believe that I would turned out like this. I know my mother would be very proud of me that her toil in me did not end up in vain.

I feel great and fulfilled seeing the results in people and organisations that I have helped transform right in front of my eyes as they have choices and new strategies to help them live a more fulfilling and empowered life and become who they had always wanted to be.

I am happy that I have been able to restore belief and confidence to many who have lost it, vision to those who can no longer see and cure many people of possibility blindness. I am enjoying the products of my dream and vision.

Every day I think of the many people that I meet through my writing, speaking engagement, workshops and social medium forums and their stories of how I have impacted their leaves positively. I am very thankful for the many opportunities that I have to make a difference in people’s lives.

I am also thankful for the grace the Lord has given me to create awareness and raise funds for many charities since 2006 through running many marathons, skydiving, walking 100km from London to Brighton and feeding the homeless through Dayo Olomu Foundation.

The greatest lesson/s that life has taught me is that to be successful you must have trust God, have strong faith, have your own vision and define your goals. You must be hungry to achieve your dreams and a strong desire to succeed and back that desire with action. You must have absolute belief in yourself that you have what it takes to be successful and when setbacks or tragedies occur, do not give up; instead see them as opportunities for growth because success thrives on adversity. As the saying goes, “A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor.” Nothing worth gaining is gained without difficulty”. I must also add that you keep the right company and continue to build, expand and sustain a network of people who can support you to reach your goal. You must run your own race. It doesn’t matter what other people say about you. What is important is what you say to yourself. Be comfortable in your own skin. Be true to you. That’s a key source of happiness. I am not in completion with anyone but myself. My goal is to improve myself continuously.

You must think big, start small and act now. The person determined to achieve maximum success learns the principle that progress is made one step at a time. A house is built a brick at a time. Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. However, completing a journey of a thousand miles requires only that you keep walking in the right direction!”

My story isn’t unique – many others have realised their dreams just as I have. But it does go to show that you can achieve whatever you want to if you have a strong desire to succeed and backed that desire with action and self-belief. My story is all about turning dreams into reality. A speaker once said, “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

When I get to the end of my life, I want to know that my life counted for something, that long after I have left this world, somehow my impact lives on. I want to know that I have done all that I could to make this world a better place, by positively enhancing the lives of those around me and helping thousands, if not millions, to become who they desire to be and achieve what they thought was impossible. I want to know that I gave everything my best shot. I want it to be on record that I maximised my potential and stretched myself to the limit. Most importantly I want to know that I serve God and that I am a good husband and father who made a positive difference in the world.

Finally, I think it will be nice if we can all do our little bit to make a difference and to use the catchphrase of Steve Jobs, “put a dent in the universe”. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” (Desmond Tutu). Hence I dedicated my 55th birthday by running the marathon in one week to raise funds and create awareness for Prostate Cancer. I want to thank for the supported me by donating generously. You can still support me by donating at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dayoolomuat55

I am thankful to God for making it possible for me to witness this day. And the Lord who has started a great thing in me will see it to completion. He will never leave me nor forsake me as I move from success to significance.

#DDOFromSuccessToSignificance
#DayoOlomuFromSuccessToSignificance

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“THE PRICE OF BLACKNESS” ZOOM MEETING ON MONDAY THE 29TH OF JUNE AT 7PM- DO NOT MISS IT

Jackline Waziri is A Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Community advocate and The AFRICA4U YOUTH AMBASSADOR FOR THE UK. Visit her site today at http://www.jacklinewaziri.com

She will be a Speaker on A zoom session titled “THE PRICE OF BLACKNESS” this Monday the 29th of June at 7pm- DO NOT MISS THIS ZOOM SESSION WITH SOME AMAZING SPEAKERS.

ABOUT JACKLINE WAZIRI 

Jackline Waziri was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1993, she was the daughter of Fauzia Waziri Juma.

Her mother Mwanjaa Shabaan Robert, Jackline is the great granddaughter of the legendary Swahili language writer and poet Late Shaaban Robert.

When Waziri moved to the United Kingdom, she developed a keen interest in Literature, Creative writing and Poetry.

Today, she is an upcoming Poet with profound thirst for life on a mission to make a difference to her generation and African communities worldwide.

Her poems are rich in imagery, a wide range of stylistic devices and content inspired by a deep world of experiences, transitions ,journeys and the unapologetic vision to embrace “All things African

Waziri illustrates her truth and paints an art of her journey here in the UK, but her writing also embraces a world that still lives in Tanzania, this is also reflected through her writing.

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