• Ezekiel Wariboko on Love Hurts

    The Heartbreaking Reality Of Breaking Up With Someone Who Has A Mental Illness

    The Heartbreaking Reality Of Breaking Up With Someone Who Has A Mental Illness

    I never thought I could find someone who could handle me. So many have left me, some scrutinized me, and then there are those who sit back and watch. This changed when I met my girlfriend. She is a solider, a warrior, and a conqueror of demons. She has been by my side through unimaginable […]
  • Ezekiel Wariboko on Like An Adult

    I Started Going On Dates With Myself, And My Whole Life Changed

    I Started Going On Dates With Myself, And My Whole Life Changed

    Dating has always come easy for me. It's not because I'm a attractive man, but because I give off good energy and exude confidence. And before I got with my now-girlfriend, I would go on self-dates. I still do to this day. From a young and a conformed mindset, this would weird to some and […]
  • Ezekiel Wariboko on Mental Health

    How To Stay Strong During The Bad Times So You Can Be Present In The Good

    How To Stay Strong During The Bad Times So You Can Be Present In The Good

    For the past three years, I have not been myself. I've dealt with undiagnosed mental illnesses, massive weight gain, nonexistent self-confidence, insecurities secreting from my pores and a relapse into the hole that I had just gotten out of. To the naked eye, however, you would have never known exactly what I was battling or […]
  • Ezekiel Wariboko on Mental Health

    How To Approach Your Battle With Mental Illness When First Seeking Treatment

    How To Approach Your Battle With Mental Illness When First Seeking Treatment

    Mental illness does not discriminate based on age, race, gender, social class or intellect. It attacks anyone it pleases and can completely take over someone's life. To fully understand the magnitude and severity of living with mental illness, you have to go through it yourself. For most of us, our first thoughts after waking up […]
  • Ezekiel Wariboko on Healthy Habits

    The Diet Rules I Needed To Break To Achieve My Healthiest Lifestyle Yet

    The Diet Rules I Needed To Break To Achieve My Healthiest Lifestyle Yet

    When I began my wellness journey, I was eating six small meals a day, I wasn't consuming carbs after 6 pm and I was sticking to a restricted diet plan. But after I let go of those “rules,” I achieved my healthiest lifestyle yet. When I was following my unrealistic diet structure, I was miserable. […]
  • Ezekiel Wariboko on Police Brutality

    This Is What It Feels Like To Join The Black Lives Matter Movement In Tulsa

    This Is What It Feels Like To Join The Black Lives Matter Movement In Tulsa

    I find myself between the states of anger and disbelief. I shift around the numbness of accepting that another unarmed black man has been gunned down, to the anger of the support the murderer is getting, to the disbelief that something like this could have happened a mere 90 miles from my home. I grew up […]
  • Ezekiel Wariboko in Wellness

    I Unfollowed Every ‘Fitspo' Account On Social Media And Lost 40 Pounds

    I Unfollowed Every ‘Fitspo' Account On Social Media And Lost 40 Pounds

    The dream is there: chiseled calves, ripped abs that look like you can grind cheese on them, arms that resemble a Greek statue and a chest that would make Hercules and Zeus question if they can “even lift, bro.” It is a dream, a marvelous dream. Closing your eyes, it is easily visible. Both men […]
  • Ezekiel Wariboko on Healthy Habits

    Why Sharing Your Personal Story Is A Habit You Need To Get Into

    Why Sharing Your Personal Story Is A Habit You Need To Get Into

    History has a very peculiar way of repeating itself, in both good ways and bad. In my case, it has been more bad than good. One thing I realized today in my fourth year of sobriety is, it is almost unbearably hard not to repeat the cycle. It takes true heart and determination not to fall victim. […]
  • Ezekiel Wariboko on Change Our World

    Why Being Judged For Your Past Is The Hardest Part About Getting Clean

    Why Being Judged For Your Past Is The Hardest Part About Getting Clean

    I have hurt, lied, manipulated, stole and used people just to get my high. I lie awake at night with my pillow over my head, trying to drown out the voices that are yelling at me. My head feels like it will explode. I grind my teeth back and forth like a freight train trying to […]
  • Ezekiel Wariboko in Sports

    The Top 25 College Football Teams For The 2016-17 Season

    The Top 25 College Football Teams For The 2016-17 Season

    College football has gotten better and better since the playoff has been made, and the 2015 season was better than the last. Close games, blow outs, phenomenal single player performances and upsets made everyone put their hands on their heads and their eyes as big as dinner plates. In my mind, as well as other […]
  • Ezekiel Wariboko in Wellness

    4 Ways To Ensure Your Christmas Isn't The Loneliest Time Of The Year

    4 Ways To Ensure Your Christmas Isn't The Loneliest Time Of The Year

    Loneliness is a monster. It will trap you, corner you, feed off of all your fears and anxieties and make you feel helpless. Loneliness is a lie. It will make you feel worthless and like you have no significance. Loneliness will strip you of all you have grown to love about yourself and leave you […]
  • Ezekiel Wariboko in Life

    How The Lure Of Heroin Led To My Most Destructive Relationship

    How The Lure Of Heroin Led To My Most Destructive Relationship

    When I first met heroin, it started off as a casual thing. “Only on the weekends,” I told her. I made it very clear. My mind was made up, especially since I had so much to do during the week. She understood her place at that point in time. Then, I realized she made me […]