(Previously published on 12th January 2015)
I smile with all my 32
I smile even if my heart bleeds
I smile with joy and resilience
I smile even if my tear buds rain
I smile with great expectation
I smile even if my jaw bones fail
I smile with strength and hope
I smile even if my teeth is all chocolate looking
I guess what I’m trying to say is…
when all is said and done
I smile cause smiling says ‘I know I’m going to be just fine’
© Dr Vivian O. Ikem, 2014
(Previously published on Facebook in June 2014)
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Vivian (Dr Viv) is as vivacious and full of life as her name ‘Vivian’ suggests. She is a Certified Coach, People Builder, Consultant, Speaker and Trainer with a passion for helping ambitious Leaders and individuals build resilience, rediscover their value and potential and thrive in work and life. She is also a Chemical Engineer by background (with a PhD), multiple award winning researcher, ex-management consultant with a top UK based Consulting firm and Founder, The Reset Squad.
Inspired by her journey as a high achieving professional and recovering perfectionist who overcame major trauma, depression and sudden change, Vivian taps into her invaluable lessons learnt, to empower and help people reset, rediscover and grow through their experiences.
She is the author of Shadows in the Mirror - The Many Faces of Depression and contributing author in Unzenable – A Guide to Stress Less and Be More.
To know more, please check out the 'About Vivian' page. Vivian is also available to speak on or discuss issues you may wish to take further personally, or at events. Please use the 'Contact' page to get in touch. Thank you.