February 2020



What does it take to be successful?  There is no right or wrong about people’s objectives and what someone else thinks about you or your work.  What matters is about you having confidence in yourself and the work that you do.  There will always be criticism and so standing your ground and believing in yourself is most important.  A man becomes what he wants to be.  Creativity brings happiness and joy to life.  We are happy when we create something good for the universe, and people will love it.  People like the creativity of anything that helps the mind and the body, workload and shared happiness.  In today’s world creativity has led to the high performance of the technology and needs for humanity.

Your work will always speak for you and if you like your work undoubtedly many people will like it too and does not mean everybody will like it, because, it is human nature to like and dislike.  Put commitment and focus into your work, work hard and find those who share the same interest in your work and network with them.


If you have confidence in your work, painting, fashion photographer, product photographer, portrait, sports journalism, landscape, architectural, wild animal photographer, the sky will be the limit.  It also includes music, acting, dancing, carpentry, joinery, plumbing, chef, artwork, tailoring, and so long you feel that you are good at your work, then, success is at the doorstep.  Your skill and characteristics will speak for you wherever you find yourself.  Passion goes a long way and brings in inspiration, fulfilment, satisfaction and excitement at what you do best.  Break free from all circumstances, find a way out of every obstacle and achieve your potential in life.  Success is not just about making money but the beauty of crafted skills delivered to humanity, and in the end, it will bring substantial income that is just enough.  Go for it!


Anything is achievable so long you have confidence and faith in yourself.  Have patience too, because it will turn out good for nothing good happens so quickly, it takes time.  Try not to rush into your goals.  Take a step back and plan well, when rushed into anything, then we make a wrong decision and wrong judgement. 

Guess what we are saying is that you can do this.  A step forward is a minus from one thousand steps to glory, keep going, and you will reach your one thousand levels and have a laugh, in the end, life is a journey.  However, nobody says it will be easy, but it is possible to be comfortable with dedication and determination.
Meanwhile, look after yourself, have good thinking, rest, go for exercises and eat good food.  The brain needs sufficient nutrients and oxygen, and the entire organ needs a balanced diet.  A healthy lifestyle will also see anyone through a successful career in life.  We will surely make it if only we can put in our very best and seek help.  May Them Up There find the support that we need for us.




Necessity is the mother of invention as the saying goes, but what does this mean in a simple language.  Well, it is right to say that it means putting your mind, body, love and soul into your passion and achieving extraordinary positive results.  A necessity in demand to break free of a situation at hand.

Today, it is clear that if we want something different in our lives, we will have to do something different too.  Change our styles of thinking to experiment that fundamental skills. Everyone has a skill beneath called passion.  We all have a passion, such as hobbies and what else that we love doing outside our normal duty of responsibility.  Many people excel in life with their passionate hobbies instead of what they studied in school, vocational training or trade.

Everyone has possession of one or more passionate skills.  These skills come as a gift or developed knowledge of creativity. It is what we love doing, singing, sports, dancing, drawing, pottering, writing and acting. Others include communicators, caregivers, engineering, mathematicians, poetry, comedian, to mention a few.  A must skill to break through a circumstance.


Utilise your potential to connect with the force that drives your determination, ambition,  vision, energy and ability to identify that inner confidence, an unshakable belief in yourself, to fulfil that potential.

Life is a journey. There are occasions when things become too hard, too much, or even too big to apprehend, and then we want to give up.  Don’t give up instead show empowerment over the situation and aim to achieve your goal, come what may.

Here at Saint Alexandra, many at times we wanted to give up.  But, when it comes to potential and passion, we realise everything is possible if we want it, and if we put in the hard work, and unleash the passion and power to achieve our goals, we may make it.  We also recognise the fact that we must take an acknowledgement.  The success of taking the first step, here we find the energy to carry on.  We know success will come at some point but to keep trying.


Success does not come in one day, it takes time and planning.  Overall, the starting point is self willingness to go the extra mile, confidence, determination, focus and commitment.  You can always say to yourself, yes, l can do this by taking a chance.  Listen to the inspiration of your inner mind, seek Wisdom and share opinion.  Sharing of opinion, many will say don’t sell out your ideas, but how will the idea be put into the test to ascertain if the public will accept your idea or not.  It also encourages verbal research among people when we share ideas, you only need to find those who share the same interest as yours, and it is cost-effective compared to actual ideological research.

Necessity is the mother of invention.  However, it is hard work, but with determination, the sky will be the limit no matter how long it takes.  A little prayer also helps to find Wisdom, inspiration and goals: the strength, motivational tools, and all people to help where necessary.  When there is no godfather or godmother, no pillar to lean on, then you must find your pillar by yourself.  Networking is a good source of a pillar, practice your skills most often and find a mentor. Success does not mean it has to be a one-day breakthrough.  It takes steps, and each step is an accomplishment leading to the next level.  Patience is also a virtue between self passion and success.

Ensure to find your necessity and fulfil your dreams.  Take courage and attempt.  It is positive to try and fail instead of not trying at all. When we try and fail, we learn, we look back and find realisation, then make an amendment, and try again, surely we will make it.  You can be whatever that you wish to be, for the future is in your own hands.   May we find the course to rejoice and enjoy life with the fruits of our labour.















Hand washing is not a new word it has existed for many years right from creation. Guess we first learn how to wash our hands at home and then school.  In health, Nurses talk about handwashing and even attend courses on this subject “The handwashing technique”, but, little said about educating the public under health promotion.


Male doctor examining intensive care patient

The hands touch all parts of our body and material things, the hair when scratching and the entire body. We sneeze, toileting, touching clothes, both clean and dirty. One fascinating observation is the railway station’s stair rails, escalators, we all hold these rails and how many of us ever think to wash our hands afterwards, even before eating or touching other things that are already clean.  We spread the dirtiness from our hands, to clean environments.  We must wash our hands always.


Handwashing is critical because through the hands we get food poisoning, allergic reactions, flu and infections, among others.  Our nails should be kept clean, short and presentable.  There are many nail file package in the market that need not break the purse, and there is no need to visit the nail technician every week but at least once a month or as recommended by your technician, moreover, as finance allow us to do so.  However, remember to check if you have high blood sugar (Diabetes).  And if yes, there are many measures to prevent skin cut as healing does take time with diabetic clients.

Handwashing is part of the activities of daily living.  We must wash our hands, but the fact remains that how many washing facilities are available.  Take for instance, at the train station you only see washing sink in the ladies and gents facilities and nowhere else.  The restaurants have no sinks for customers, and shops have no implementation of washing hands or cleansers before touching selling clothes and shoes.  Food supermarkets equally share the same attitude, etc.

However, we need to improve this area of health care for all.  Bus stations the same thing, no facilities.  At the hospitals, almost the same except that few Wards have hallway sinks for everyone to wash their hands, but generally, the answer is no.  Moreover, l have seen a few healthcare professionals not washing clients hands and serving them food, and not given them hand towels to clean their hands after using the commode, they argue, but we the Nurses have done the cleaning.  Well, this group of clients are used to washing hands at home after using facilities, and such a habit should continue irrespective.

Intensive care unit, and trauma care unit

Similarly, in Intensive Care Units, there are sinks availabilities but not at the door entrance or hallways.  Hospitals should show good examples by providing handwashing sinks right at the primary access to the hospitals because staff and visitors have just come off their cars, trains, buses and touched objects, hands need washing but no accessibilities.


We should teach the young generation the importance of handwashing before and after activities, and it is paramount in health promotion.  Hand washing is part of preventive measures from becoming ill.  Everyone irrespective of age or health condition.  Both sick and sound minds should endeavour to wash their hands or carry good hand cleansers in their work bags, school bags and business bags.  A healthy lifestyle includes regular hand washing, do this most often and enjoy a good quality of life.