Tara’s Diary

Do you know that Nigerian obituaries are full of lies?-Tara Martins Aisida

“People are afraid to tell the truth even in obituaries” I recently read an article…

Nigerians share your stories biko, not every time coding -Tara Martins Aisida

It’s easier to identify with someone who has walked in our shoes. It’s easier to listen to someone who has gone through what we are going through than someone who is spouting words of knowledge from a theoretical point of view.

Hey, don’t ever let me hear you say: “It is not my portion” -Tara Martins Aisida

A lot of people say to me: “Tara, you are a strong woman” and I…

Yes, widows are lonely. No, they don’t want to sleep with you! -Tara Martins Aisida

Loneliness is such a sad affair crooned Luther Vandross in his song ‘Superstar’ and he…

Yes, God is the husband of the widow but will He sleep with her? -Tara Martins Aisida

A older friend of mine approached me about a month after Mr Aisi’s death and…

Life is short, so make lasting memories -Tara Martins Aisida

The little things that trigger off emotions in ways only we can understand, because in their ordinariness they show us just how much our lives and daily routines have been disrupted.

Don’t ever do any of this when you visit the bereaved -Tara Martins Aisida

It’s amazing what a ‘how are you doing? I thought of you today and said to call…’ or visit can do.

Hey, have you heard about “Survivor’s guilt”? -Tara Martins-Aisida

My first close encounter with death that took the wind off my sails was that…

Grief is an emotion-Tara Martins Aisida

So my daughter, a student of psychology, went to a grief counseling session and when…

My grief is not yours, so don’t tell me how to do it, biko-Tara Martins Aisida

  “You should wear dark or somber colored clothes; you should not smile or laugh…

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