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Imperative Scarifices (Launching Mental Health Awareness Month)

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Never been a coming without a going

A taking without a given

I may be losing touch

Seeing too much reality


More of as I see

You have to sacrifice 

Even manna was prayed for

No good ain’t easy


You got to watch a lot

Watch what you eat

Watch what you drink

Watch what you smoke

Watch what you do


And then the people

You got to sacrifice some

Who you know

Who you don’t

Who you look up to

Who you look not to


If inspite you still crazy go

You got to try

Try to take dem meds

Try to do some sports

Try to sleep a sound

Try to try therapy

Try to eat right

Try to not give up


Cause in life as I see

Much depends on us 

Us before them

It may seem impossible

But with sacrifice

The ill can be buried

Imperative sacrifice

Mental health is Mental Wealth, lend a helping hand or listening ear: Stop the Stigma


Marie Abanga aka MAG likes to describe herself as a “Jacqueline of several trades”. She is an everyday woman and mother with a zigzag profile. Let’s give it a try! She is an Activist, an Author, a Coach, a Consultant, a Feminist, a Lawyer, a Lecturer, a Prince 2 Project Manager, a Psychotherapist, a Philanthropist, a minister of the Word of God and...! She just loves to sum it up by saying she is a person of passions and a tale of talents. Her life’s journey has filled over 6 books already and her three musketeers keep her busy at home. MAG is also the founder and CEO of the association Hope for the Abused and Battered, and the Country Director of the Gabriel Bebonbechem Foundation for Epilepsy & Mental wellbeing. The plethora of life's experiences and shenanigans she has lived through and learned from in near 4 decades of existence, have equipped her with such an arsenal to coach, train and motivate just any and everyone. She is so charismatic, dynamic and full of life, going by her designed mantra of 3Ds: Determination; Discipline and Dedication. These sum her+her quest to be the best version of herself and impact others perfectly. She attributes all her wealth of knowledge to her conscientious attendance of both informal and formal school.

2 thoughts on “Imperative Scarifices (Launching Mental Health Awareness Month)

    1. Sheri, your comment makes my week. With all on your plate you find it to leave a comment on my blog? Oh, thank you and wishing you all the best – for people like you I advocate firmly on


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