Thanks for dropping by where my words live on the internet.
I write and think about many things, but the thread that runs through it all is the question of what it means to be human. And that’s stuff you’re interested in, then welcome, because this is a place for thinking about that publicly and in a way that others can not only learn from, but contribute to.
Basically, I offer insights and tools to help you be better at being you, and share what you learn with those you love.
First, though, I suppose you want to know a bit more about me.
15 SECOND BIO
Actually a medical doctor and actual specialty in psychiatry.
No, not a psychologist (see difference here).
Practising Christian, against all odds.
Weekly newsletter called “Being Human.” Subscribe here.
Most popular article: a list of public psychiatric hospitals and services in Nigeria.
A bit of a geek. (Just a bit.)
Oh, and I’m a huge fan of the company Steve Jobs built.
Most loved kind of writing: fantasy.
Writing that’s most shaped me: CS Lewis.
Life soundtrack: music by Switchfoot.
Niche pleasure: Parahumans by Wildbow
Featured on national media, including Silverbird TV, TVC, Rhythm FM, Nigeria Info and Bella Naija.
Spoken at several events, including a TEDx.
What I look like — see below. :)
WHAT TO EXPECT
I’m all about being better at being you.
If you read that and are thinking, “Oh, motivational stuff?” Um, no. I mean, no offence to motivational speakers, many of whom I admire very much. It’s just not my thing.
No, I don’t have all the answers. (Would you even believe me if I said I did?) Heck, with any luck, I’m hoping to raise even more questions.
"The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions." Claude Levi-Strauss
I don’t know about the wisdom part, but I’m a big believer in sharing what you’re being the best way to learn more.
WHY I DO WHAT I DO
Because I believe it matters.
Yes, my qualifications help me do it better, and my experience helps me do it more richly. Working in medicine, and especially mental health, means being on the frontlines of human pain and suffering, where there are often no easy answers, and sometimes none at all. Volunteering to mentor young people, many of whom are asking big life questions for the first time, has helped too, in me being comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty, and being honest about what don't know. But that it matters is what it comes down to.
Okay, your turn: shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about yourself. I read every email and you bet I’ll reply. And while you’re here, don’t forget to sign up for my free email newsletter, where I get even more persona and share even more deeply.
LET’S STAY IN TOUCH!
Email me at email@example.com or find me online on your favourite social media.
One more thing…
Since this website includes posts on healthcare, I should make this clear: everything I post on this website is strictly informational. Although I'm a practicing physician, this is a website, not a clinic. That means you should not interpret anything you read here as a substitute for personal medical advice from a proper consultation in an appropriate setting.