Women you should know: The women soldiers of Dahomey
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Women you should know: The women soldiers of Dahomey

From the 18th to the early 20th century in Benin the armed forces were led by the Mino, a fierce all-female army tasked with guarding the palace, royalty and fighting for the territory of Benin, then known as Dahomey. When European colonialists and missionaries encountered these women, they swiftly gained the nickname ‘the Dahomey Amazons’. … Continue reading

5 RELATIONSHIP HABITS YOU SHOULD LEAVE IN THE PAST
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5 RELATIONSHIP HABITS YOU SHOULD LEAVE IN THE PAST

Old habits die hard. Toxic relationship patterns die even harder. If you think back on some of your previous relationships, do you notice certain patterns? If you have ever been in a toxic relationship, you may find it difficult to establish different patterns in your new relationship. Unfortunately leaving a relationship behind does not always … Continue reading

The Ties that Bind
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The Ties that Bind

Although I enjoy spending a majority of my time alone, I am aware of the dangers of too much alone time.   According to an article by Psychology Today, when our needs for social interaction are not met, one can literally unravel.  Both mentally and physically. Like food, our bodies require certain levels of social interaction … Continue reading