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Life Plus Africa is here to add TASTE to life. We are an African initiative to solve the root cause of unhappiness. Many Positive Psychologists and Life Coaches helping people battling with unhappiness are versed in the ‘how’ of unhappiness and they proffer solutions along that line. However, the best way to help people attain unending happiness is to proffer solutions based on the ‘why’ of unhappiness. At Life Plus Africa, we will be using the basic tools and methods of ancient wisdom which is not alien to Africa. Life Plus Africa is the brainwork of Dr. Adeolu Olusodo (ADEOLUSODO), a medical doctor blessed with the ancient wisdom and Miss Folake Abike Odidi (ABIKEREDEFINED) the enigmatic inspirational writer and entrepreneur. We are here to add TASTE to your life.

ACCEPT WHATEVER HAPPENS TO YOU

Happy morning to you,

In life, you face different types of situation on a daily basis. Some of these situations are not what we desire.

However, you know that logical and rational thinking shows it is impossible for you to save yourself from the situations you face.

Therefore, it is sensible for you to accept those situations with a positive attitude. This way, you live a happy life.

If things do not go the way you wish them to be, you should wish them to be the way they are in reality.

Stay Happy!

NEWSLETTER
Our 2nd weekly newsletter for 2018 was released on Friday. You can read it here:
https://us17.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=fd49f469aad31f3ef30ab3bf8&id=fb7baca0a6

In this edition, you will read,
1. Our in-house article, What if I am not performing well .
2. The healing power of laughter , from our MD (Folake Odidi)
3. 20-Point Plan for Happiness left by a dying mother for her family
4. Get the link to our Introductory Video on Youtbe

Subscribe to our mailing list and get our newsletter and daily write-ups as they are released or send your e-mail address to 08080445336 or lifeplusafrica2017@gmail.com

Life Plus Africa
…adding TASTE to life

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Happy people are healthy people

Happy morning to you,

Happy people are healthier and more successful. Research has found out that happy people stay healthier due to their choosing healthier habits because they place more value on their lives and their positive consciousness help boost their immunity.

Today, choose to be happy all through and enjoy better health.

Stay Happy!

NEWSLETTER
Our 2nd weekly newsletter for 2018 was released on Friday. You can read it here:
https://us17.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=fd49f469aad31f3ef30ab3bf8&id=fb7baca0a6

In this edition, you will read,
1. Our in-house article, What if I am not performing well.
2. The healing power of laughter, from our MD (Folake Odidi)
3. 20-Point Plan for Happiness left by a dying mother for her family
4. Get the link to our Introductory Video on Youtbe

Subscribe to our mailing list and get our newsletter and daily write-ups as they are released or send your e-mail address to 08080445336 or lifeplusafrica2017@gmail.com

Life Plus Africa
…adding TASTE to life

Telephone: 08080445336, 08148425786
E-mail: lifeplusafrica2017@gmail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lifeplusafrica
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lifeplusafrica
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQqC_9kRS08C44dw_Erl9JA
Website: http://www.lifeplusafrica.wordpress.com

WHAT IF I AM NOT PERFORMING WELL!

The beginning of any thing is always filled with goals and targets to be fulfilled. Sometimes, it could be a desire to leave or inculcate certain habits in our lives.

As the new roman year 2018 set in, a lot of people set targets and resolutions for themselves.

As we all know, many people will fail to meet their targets or fulfill their resolutions. While many will not bother at all, some will become sad or miserable with their failure. Too bad!

What are the things you need to do if you are not performing well in order not to lose your happiness?

It is very possible that you may not meet your targets or achieve your resolution. When that happens,

1. Recognize what is in your control to change and what isn’t.
There are things that are beyond your control to change. You should allow such things to be without blaming ourselves or others. What we can’t change, we must accept.

2. Sincerely ask for advice and feedback.
When you are not performing well in meeting your target, feel free to ask for help from people who are competent in that field.

3. Include others in your improvement efforts so they can see and appreciate your progress.
When your underperformance is known to others, you can bring people into the efforts to meet your targets. When you do this, we get positive feedbacks that will ginger us to perform better with time.

You must also be mindful that you should not be defensive about your underperformance and try to blame it on outside events or other people. Blaming people leave negative thoughts in your hearts that drains your energy for happiness.

When it seems that the target is unrealizable, easily let go of the target without any sense of regret. Know that you cannot achieve all as you are not privy to all information when you were picking your target or resolution.

Finally, learn to change things you can and build the courage to accept what you cannot change.

10th January 2018 Update

Happy day to you friend,

The year is already rolling away. We are finishing the first one third of the first month. With the twinkling of an eye, the end of January will be here.

Almost every one of us have targets for this year and many have resolutions as well. How far have you gone with them? As they say, time waits for no one. My friend, do something about your target and resolution today.

At Life Plus Africa, we are not taking chances and we are working hard to make 2018 a happy one for every one.

We released our first newsletter last Friday. In case you havent seen it, read it here:
http://mailchi.mp/02dccd066a38/newsletter-week-1-2018?e=b71b7d4ed4

We have set up our Youtube Channel and uploaded our Introductory Video. Watch it her:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQqC_9kRS08C44dw_Erl9JA?view_as=subscriber

We will also be releasing daily Happiness Tonic audio on our Whatsapp Group. Todays tonic is already there. Dont miss the tonics, join the group via this link:
https://chat.whatsapp.com/JnXe29ItnmVL4F72ug1NTk

Watch out for our coming *HAPPINESS RALLY ON WHATSAPP* on Saturday 20th of January 2018, 7pm to 10pm. We will be bringing speakers to add taste to your life. It will be a mind changing encounter.

We have loads of happiness related materials for you this year. Dont miss any one of them. Sign up for our mailing list by sending your e-mail address to us on 08080445336 or lifeplusafrica2017@gmail.com.

In everything, we urge you to stay happy. Stay glued to us as we help you remove the root cause of unhappiness in your life.

*Life Plus Africa* **
adding _TASTE_ to life

Telephone: 08080445336, 08148425786
E-mail: lifeplusafrica2017@gmail.com
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Website: http://www.lifeplusafrica.wordpress.com

Inspiring Story Of A Young Couple – The Signs Of Happiness

There was a young couple who led a happy life together. The only thing that they were worried about was, whether their happiness would last forever.

One day, they heard that a wise old man had come to town who could solve all kinds of problems and guide people. So the couple decided to visit the wise old man and tell him their source of worry.

Upon visiting, the wise man told them, “Travel around the world and seek a man and a woman who are perfectly happy as a couple. When you find such a couple, ask them for a piece of cloth from the man’s shirt and then keep that piece of cloth with you, and you shall always remain happy.”

The young couple began their journey to find the happiest couple in the world. In one place they heard that the governor and his wife were the happiest couple and so they went to their palace and asked them, “Are you the happiest couple?”

The governor and his wife replied, “Yes, we are happy in every way except for one thing – we do not have any children.

Well that didn’t make the governor and his wife the happiest couple. So they continued their journey. They arrived in one city where they had heard that the happiest couple lived.

They went to their house and asked them, “Are you the happiest couple?

The couple replied, “Yes, we are really happy in every way except that we have too many children which make our life a bit uncomfortable.”

No, this couple did not sound to be the happiest. And, so they continued their journey. They visited many countries, cities, towns and villages asking the same question but they did not find what they were looking for.

One Day the young couple came across a shepherd in the desert. The shepherd was grazing his sheep when his wife and child came along. The shepherd greeted his wife and gently patted the child she was carrying. She laid the mat and started to eat contentedly. The young couple came to them and asked them, “Are you the happiest couple?”

The shepherd and his wife replied, “Nobody is unhappier than the king.” The young couple immediately realized that they were the happiest couple and asked them for a piece of the shepherd’s shirt, so that their happiness too would last throughout. The shepherd said, “If I give you a piece of cloth from my shirt then I will be left without any clothes since I own just one shirt.

The young couple at once understood that it is very difficult to find perfect happiness anywhere in the world. The couple decided to return to their own country.

They went to the wise old man and related all that had taken place. They also complained that his guidance was difficult to abide by. The wise old man laughed and said, “Was your journey useless or did you learn something from it?” The young man replied, “Yes, after this trip I have learnt that in this world, nobody is perfectly happy, only that person is happy who does everything to please God.”

The wife said, “I have learnt that in order to be happy it is important to remember two things: Firstly, all human beings should be thankful and contented with whatever they have. And secondly, for ultimate happiness one must always practice patience.

After that, the young couple thanked the wise old man for his guidance and returned home. The wise man prayed for them and said, “Indeed the sign of happiness is in their heart and they have good manners and if the lifetime is spent in pleasure of God there would be no differences in the existence of mankind.”

CAN MAN ATTAIN UNENDING HAPPINESS?

That man is eagerly and many times desperately searching for happiness is well known. These search is not limited to any particular group of people but is a universal one. It is generally believed that there is no man who can always be happy without a time of sadness. But, has man ever being in a state of unending happiness before?

The answer is definitely YES. Why will anyone say YES to the question when he cannot present an evidence by mentioning the name of that person? The fact that man keeps pursuing happiness and the state of unending happiness is a proof that man had, at one time, experienced it. To keep searching for something and knowing that you have not attained it is a proof that one had experienced it before. Man only lost the state of unending happiness at a particular time in history.

Religious people say that it happened when men fell in the Garden of Eden when he ate the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. In the Jewish Scripture, it was stated that the Creator sent the man out of the Garden so that he will not eat from the Tree of Life. The return to the Garden and eating from the Tree of Life is what nearly all religion tell their followers they will help them achieve.

From the religious point of view, attainment of unending happiness can only be achieved when one have access to the Tree of Life in the Garden.

Outside the religious teaching of physically going back to the Garden, is it possible to have unending happiness? YES! YES!! YES!!!

The root of unhappiness in man is basically as a result of determining by his own standard, what is good or evil for him. Man forgot that all that was created was good and were all designed to give him only one thing – PLEASURE. When man decided to assess all things on his own terms, to know whether it is good or bad: he lost the consciousness of the thought of the Creator.

To man, everything is to be assessed based on how it is to satisfy his lustful desires and not the desires of the Creator. So, man began to see certain things as hurtful and irritating. With this new feeling, man began to go deep down into unhappiness.

Therefore for man, to attain unending happiness, he must do away with seeing things as either good or bad based on how well it is pleasing to him alone; but do all he can to understand the thought of the Creator in all circumstances. As long as man carry the consciousness of the thought of the Creator, he will only experience PLEASURE and will remain happy all the time.

LIFE PLUS AFRICA

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BENEFITS OF ANGER

Written by Jay Ikem Adichie

Do you know anger is as beneficial as joy? Do you know anger can be turned to a certain direction in such a way it ends up bringing joy? I’ll show you how.
In Physics, there’s a law called “The Law of Conservation of Energy” also known as the “First Law of Thermodynamics”. This Law states that “energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but can only be converted from one form to another”.
Anger is a form of energy
How do you feel when you are angry? Some people feel like punching the table, others feel like punching a human, especially the one who brought the anger. You feel like you can throw someone down from a penthouse in your rage, or like we say in Nigeria, “you think your anger is so hot it can boil a pot of yam”. These are expressions which point to the fact anger is a form of energy.
I’ve heard people pray to stop getting angry or ask the Almighty to help them subdue their anger. That’s a wrong prayer to pray. According to the law of conservation of energy, you can’t destroy anger, You can only convert it from one form to another. In answer to your prayer, He might teach you to PROCESS your anger, rather than SUPPRESS it. He equipped you with that energy for a reason.
How do you turn your anger to something positive? I’ll give a few examples:
– For anger caused by a person, step back, process your feelings of rage and find better ways to express your anger. Let the anger lead you to a dialogue with the person on what you didn’t like about his/her behaviour, express how you feel, rather than pretending the anger is not there. Pretending the anger is not there will affect you negatively and or harm the friendship/association in the long run, as it might show up somewhere in the future.
– You hate oppression and you get angry when you see people being denied justice. The anger can and should lead you towards thinking up a solution. If you start thinking up what to do to help these people in the midst of that anger, you are MORE LIKELY to get solutions at that time, because you are operating at a very high energy level. That anger should lead you into helping them get justice, in your own little way. Becoming a human right activist should be your long term goal, while at the interim, you might want to team up with/sponsor organizations or leagues which offer such services voluntarily.
-You work in a place. They rarely pay your salaries on time. You are being owed 4 months salary for instance. You are frustrated over it. Now instead of pouring your frustrations on family members who call to demand for money, channel that anger to thinking up a profitable idea that will make you self-employed. In that anger when your energy is at the peak, your thoughts should be focused more on the way forward or way out, than on the trials and tribulations you face at the office. Let your anger force you to stretch and expand your earning capacity.
– This one is specifically for musicians and poets. You can profit from your anger and frustrations by composing a song based on that experience. You end up releasing the song. People feel the pain you felt that day when they listen to you. They’ve been through similar situations. They can identify with the song. The song becomes a hit as a result. Michael Jackson particularly was an expert at this. His songs were chiefly based on his negative experiences, and passionately accompanied by the moods. He ended up becoming one of the greatest musicians who ever lived, simply by channeling his emotions to his music.
As an artist/painter, you could also allow your anger inspire a work of art.
So, stop wasting your anger. It can make you rich and famous. Hahaha…
Anger is neither good nor bad. It has amazing fruits when channeled properly, as it has disastrous consequences when allowed to run wild.
Like fire, it is “a good servant, but a bad master”.
Tame it and let it serve

you.