Thursday, October 31, 2019

MY 10 DOS & DONTS FOR DATING SUCCESSFULLY TODAY/ TOPE AKWADA/ 31 OCTOBER


How can I be successful at dating today?What dos and donts do I need to employ for my relationship to thrive? and if I follow these to the letter, is that a guarantee for a lasting and loving relationship?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

THE 4 TYPES OF SICKLE CELL CRISES/ TOPE AKWADA/ 29 OCTOBER


We already know that sickle cell patients suffer from painful crisis from time to time but did you know that they actually suffer through different kinds of crises?

Saturday, October 26, 2019

ASIAN BUFFETS IN DALLAS/ TOPE AKWADA/ 26 OCTOBER


Hi Guys! So it's another Saturday and therefore it's time for another review. This time, I'm highlighting one of my new favorite things to do - eat at Asian buffets around town!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

THE SUBTLE ART OF LOSING YOUR CONTROL/ TOPE AKWADA/ 24 OCTOBER


I'm dating someone new and he's already noticed that I have a tendency to want to control everything. He's right! I'm exactly like that. Sometimes I do it unintentionally, other times I'm keenly aware that its happening.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

5 FACTS I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT SICKLE CELL DISEASE/ TOPE AKWADA/ 22 OCTOBER


SCD is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States and Africa particularly among the 'black or African American' race even though it affects people from Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean backgrounds.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

MY AMAZING 3 WEEKEND STAY AT NYLO HOTEL (MINI REVIEW)/ TOPE AKWADA/ 19 OCTOBER


DISCLAIMER: This will be my very first time writing a review ever so if I don't do a good job here, hopefully my next one will be better. I have more coming!!

Over the summer, the bae and I were gifted a 3 weekend stay at Nylo Dallas Plano Hotel that turned into a rather lovely baecation. Each weekend we were there felt luxurious and kept us itching to come back the next time around.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

3 GUARANTEED WAYS TO MAKE DATING EASIER AGAIN/ TOPE AKWADA/ 17 OCTOBER


Almost 3 years ago now I came to this country feeling sad, defeated and depressed about first and foremost losing my brother and then about my marriage ending. I had all the usual emotions of bitterness, resentment and unforgiveness with the thought of 'never again' on my lips and in my heart.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT WHEN YOU FIND OUT YOUR CHILD HAS SICKLE CELL ANEMIA/ TOPE AKWADA/ 15 OCTOBER


Are you the kind of parent who finds themselves always worrying about their child? Do you find that you baby your children even when they're old enough to take care of themselves? If you answered yes, then you can expect to worry and baby your child when you find out he/she has sickle cell anemia 100 times more than usual.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

MY SUMMER SHOPPING FINDS PT 1/ TOPE AKWADA/ 12 OCTOBER


I shopped so much and so often this past summer that I'm not sure just how many items in total I got. So I've decided that I can only feature a few finds at one time per post which means I hope you are ready for a mild case of picture overload.


Thursday, October 10, 2019

HOW TO BOOST YOUR MENTAL WELLNESS WITH A MINI MENTAL VACAY/ TOPE AKWADA/ 10 OCTOBER

The broad definition of mental wellness by W.H.O is ' a state of well being which an individual is able to cope with life's stresses, work productively and can make his/her own contributions to their community'.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

NO NONSENSE WAYS TO BATTLE SICKLE CELL/ TOPE AKWADA/ 8 OCTOBER


Sickle Cell can be terminal. Complications and crises can be so intense and severe that if not managed effectively can lead to death. Unfortunately, I know this firsthand because my brother passed away from being mismanaged by his doctor.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

2 INDEPENDENCE DAY LOOKS TO ROCK DAY & NIGHT (COLLAB WITH TOYOSI ONABAMIRO)/ TOPE AKWADA/ 5 OCTOBER


Usually, I bring you fashion finds on the first Saturday of the month and that has not changed but my girl, Toyosi reached out to me to do an Independence Day makeup collaboration with  her to celebrate our country Nigeria turning 59 on the 1st of October.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

STOP FEELING GUILTY. START DOING THIS TODAY!/ TOPE AKWADA/ 3 OCTOBER


Guilt is a feeling I'm sure we are all familiar with and have experienced before. It could be guilt from feeling bad about eating that last piece of strawberry cheesecake to wishing you had made time to talk to that friend only to learn that she passed away from breast cancer a few short months later.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

5 DRUGS FOR SC TREATMENT TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT/ TOPE AKWADA/ 1 OCTOBER


It's no longer news that bone marrow transplants aka stem cell transplant offers the only potential cure for sickle cell anemia. Treatment is therefore only aimed at managing/avoiding crisis as much as possible, preventing complications and making living with the disease more bearable.