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“To keep the body in good health is a duty otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear.” — Buddha

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I had written a story about losing weight unintentionally here:

Friends, family, and I were concerned. Fellow Medium writers like Josephine Crispin Alexandru Gavrilovici Graceygee Jan Mozer Mary Mahoney had shown concern too. Thank you. This is roughly 6 weeks after. I have gained a couple of pounds. Yay! Now, it’s hard to say one thing’s been responsible, as there have been many variables at play. Mayo Clinic has a long list of causes of unexplained weight loss here:

I have reviewed this list before. I remember reading the opening paragraph more than once, which stated:

Unexplained weight loss has…


The story of Airbnb is really the underdog story in many ways - Joe Gebbia

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So I went on a mini-vacation with hubby. Airbnbs have become a favorite over hotels for the budget-conscious. Please ask Samantha Scott. My host had opted to pick me up from the airport at a relatively low price. As he drove me ‘home’, we chatted about the Airbnb concept. I tried comparing and contrasting my international and home experiences.

I had spent the last quarter of 2020 in Airbnbs in Greater Toronto Area[GTA] and garnered some experience. For the umpteenth time, I considered running one. This thought influenced some questions I asked my host about running his. I was trying…


The Cannabis Plant Doesn’t Stop Amazing Me

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I was playing around in my inbox and stumbled upon the term CBD shampoo. I clicked on the email for more info. [The many things we subscribe to!].
This is what it stated:

CBD shampoo contains cannabidiol, the main non-psychoactive element of the cannabis plant.

The primary claimed benefit is reduced scalp inflammation. But CBD shampoo has also been tentatively linked to slowing or reversing hair loss.

[_________]is a brand dedicated to CBD haircare, including both shampoos and conditioners. An 8 fluid ounce bottle of shampoo contains 50mg of CBD.

[ ________], the parent company of [__________], brings in annual…


With some focus on children…

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With the debates about; to wear or not to wear masks, we probably should remind ourselves why wearing them is so essential.

First, what are the masks we commonly have? We have the cloth, medical, N95.

Cloth Masks

According to the Mayo Clinic, cloth masks should trap respiratory droplets that are freed when the wearer discusses, coughs, or sneezes. It also acts as a blockade to protect the wearer from breathing in droplets released by others.

They make the most effective cloth masks with multiple layers of tightly-woven fabric, like cotton. …


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Every journey begins with the first step of articulating the intention and then becoming the intention.― Bryant McGill

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A couple of years ago, I had an epiphany. What was it? I realized it was imperative to question one’s intention before embarking on any endeavor. It might seem like common sense, but common sense isn’t always common. I’ll explain below.

Boy meets girl and asks her out. Girl accepts not just this once but many other dates. At some point, their feelings get in the way, then confusion sets in. Then you hear questions like: “What am I doing with this person?”; “Can we define this please?”

If these questions are coming in much later in the friendship/relationship, it…


The world needs people who retreat from the world in order to see it more clearly.― Patrick Shen

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Two months ago, I wrote an article titled Why I Take A Mindful Break From The World: A Simple Guide. The article had resonated with several people. Unlike many of my articles, I did not write it from pure inspiration. I had seen a writing prompt which I could relate to. I altered it and viola! Here is the full article.

Today, I am watching a video on YouTube and my mind flashes back to the same article. The content creator is talking about the essence of time-outs and how they generate fresh ideas. …


“History in its broadest aspect is a record of man’s migrations from one environment to another,” Ellsworth Huntington

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I am heading back to North America in a couple of weeks. I have mixed feelings about my trip. Pros: I miss certain elements of my life in North America like shopping. I also miss the friends I left behind. Cons: Travelling now is not like before. There’s so much to do besides buying your plane ticket. Things can’t be the way I left them. Change is constant and some things might have just changed in my absence. For starters, the pandemic dynamics in both cities are not the same.

While in North America, I lived in Toronto and some…


Change is the end result of all true learning. — Leo Buscaglia

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When I did my obstetric posting in medical school, there was a lot of emphasis on maternal education and the positive impact this had on maternal and child health outcomes. I would like to draw an analogy here.

No one can take your knowledge, skill set, and experience from you. In whatever situation you find yourself in, you draw on this resource. The United Nations released a chronicle titled:

Improving Maternal Health Through Education: Safe Motherhood Is a Necessity. An excerpt from this article is as stated below:

Schooling in itself has been a powerful tool to influence health, and…

Aguocha Nkeonye Judith

A physician, lifelong writer, currently in d mental health space, ESFJ. https://kokoizuka.medium.com/membership &https://twitter.com/kokoizuka

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