Catherine Umesi

50 written articles
Hi, I'm Catherine. I'm a blogger, content creator, and co-founder of 9javillage.com. My mission is to help readers discover and appreciate themselves, and share the thoughts that wander in my crazy head. I'm an avid reader, and my love for ice-cream knows no bounds.

The Ultimate Guide to Deep Meditation

For over a thousand years, people from different religions have practised meditation as a means of understanding their gods, themselves and their faith better....

How to Love Yourself: The Ultimate Guide

It is possible to love yourself. Loving yourself is a conscious act that involves you discovering yourself and being aware of who you are...

Major Stereotypes about different Nigerian ethnic groups

Nigerian ethnic groups are large, diverse, and unique in their way. Nigeria is such a multi-dimensional country that it’s hard to believe that we...

Cancel Culture: Why this negative trend will be the end of us all

Cancel culture is very interesting and toxic. Social media has fuelled this toxic trend because people don’t understand each other’s differences.  Our world has entered...

Paternity Fraud: Who Is Your Daddy?

Paternity fraud has become a leading and silent menace in our society. Nigeria, which is often on the frontline for many negative things, is...

How to say NO without feeling bad

A lot of people do not know how to say no. Our society has taught us to always lookout for others’ best interests and...

7 Things you should NEVER do at a Dining table

What are the things you should never do at a dining table? A lot of people have no idea. Dinner table manners are so basic...

How to Develop Good Habits That Stick

Good Habits? I am sure you may have heard of that a million times. You’ve watched a thousand motivational videos that talked to you about...

How to Live Intentionally Every Day

“Live intentionally”. These two words carry so much weight and impact, but unfortunately, a lot of people are living their lives in a mess....

Top Reasons Why You Go for Psychotherapy

Were you trained to always bottle up emotions? Do you find it hard to share your feelings with other people? Were you taught to handle...

Pretty Privilege: Are we ready for this conversation?

Pretty Privilege is something a lot of people know exist, but feel uncomfortable talking about it. What does it mean to have a privilege?...

How to make a red velvet cake

A red velvet cake is, in my opinion, one of the most underappreciated wonders of the world. This type of cake has captured the...

How to Make Nigerian Coconut Rice

Coconut rice is often called Jollof Rice, but with a twist. It is appreciated in different households and people of all ages love it....

How to make coconut oil

Coconut oil is very healthy and beneficial to human health. But these days, there are so many adulterated versions in supermarkets and stores that...

The Ultimate Guide to Deep Meditation

For over a thousand years, people from different religions have practised meditation as a means of understanding their gods, themselves and their faith better. Different religious backgrounds practice meditation differently. So, what is meditation?  Meditation is a focused concentration activity aimed...

How to Love Yourself: The Ultimate Guide

It is possible to love yourself. Loving yourself is a conscious act that involves you discovering yourself and being aware of who you are and what you possess. This may look like a daunting task but the good news...

22 Interesting Things to Talk About with A Girl

Finding the words to say to your guy pals is never any challenge but finding things to talk about with a girl can leave you a bit tongue-tied. With the guys, you can always talk about sports, movies, artists,...

100 Reasons Why I Love You

If you’ve ever wanted to tell someone the reasons why you loved them but couldn’t for some reason, here are 100 reasons why I love you. From plays, to sonnets, movies to music, love is everywhere around us. Showing...

What is the 50/30/20 rule in Budgeting?

Budgeting your salary can be a fight to the death with expenses. Add the need to impulse buy once in a while and you have a complete nightmare. For many people, the key struggle has been knowing exactly when...

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