About Makinde

Hi, I’m Makinde, and I’m here to share a bit about who I am and the mission of Resilient Heart at whispersofcomfort.com. This isn’t just my story; it’s a journey that’s likely to resonate with many of you. I’ve faced the depths of despair, and I’ve climbed back with a profound understanding of life’s fragility and strength. Now, I want to help you do the same.

I started this platform because I know how hard it can be to find your footing after a loss. Resilient Heart was born from my struggle, but it thrives to serve a broader purpose—to support those who are grieving, feeling hopeless, or are searching for direction and comfort.

My vision for Resilient Heart is clear: to offer support, warmth, and guidance to anyone grappling with grief and loss. This website is more than a collection of resources; it’s a community where empathy and understanding are abundant, where you can find solace amid turmoil.

Meet Makinde: The Heart Behind Resilient Heart

I’d like you to know the person behind the words you’re reading on whispersofcomfort.com. That’s me, Makinde. A few years ago, I was just like many of you; I loved to move, to challenge my body with workouts, yoga, and the adrenaline rush of cycling. My days were filled with the joys of travel, experiencing new cultures, and engaging in the satisfying clink of snooker pool balls.

In one unexpected moment in July 2016, my life was upended by what I can only describe as a freak accident. During a home workout session, I sustained a severe spinal cord injury. Within a blink, I was transferred from my home gym to a hospital bed, with doctors unsure if I’d ever regain mobility.

My world was reduced to whatever I could see from the confines of my hospital bed. The reality of being a severed spinal cord injury patient in a government hospital somewhere in Europe was stark. It was complete paralysis for me, with the only movement in my body being my eyeballs. It felt like being like a gadget, forcefully unplugged from its source of life.

I won’t sugarcoat it; I despised my newfound helplessness. I felt the grief and hopelessness consuming me, battling with thoughts that my essence, my very self, was eroding. The diagnosis? There is a likelihood that I might never walk again, let alone partake in the activities that once defined my vitality. All this led to a well of frustration and despair—a bitterness that questioned life and its meanings.

Yet, here I am, reaching out to you through a resilient heart. This isn’t just a tale of overcoming adversity; it’s a testament to the human spirit’s indomitable will. This experience reshaped my being and my perspective on life, and it’s the reason why I’m here to extend a hand to others dealing with the weight of grief and loss. I’ve lived the dark days, and I’ve seen the light that comes with steadfast determination and unwavering support.

Transforming Pain into Purpose

If you’re reading this, you’re likely grappling with your own challenges or searching for ways to cope with grief and loss. I’m here to share with you how I turned my most profound pain into a purpose that now drives every page of whispersofcomfort.com.

The journey through grief is a tumultuous one, punctuated by moments of deep sorrow and piercing realizations. As I lay there, completely paralyzed except for my eyes, I began to understand the depths of loss and the different faces it wears. Yet, it’s from the grip of helplessness that my perspectives shifted irrevocably. It was less about the agony I was enduring and more about the resilience brewing within.

Accepting that my spinal injury might confine my physical movements forever, I made a vow not to let it imprison my spirit. Embracing an unyielding mindset, I clung to hope and undertook the arduous journey of recovery. My resolve became steeled by each small victory, and this born-again vigour is the cornerstone of a resilient heart.

I believe that together, we can harness our collective strength to navigate the darkest storms. It’s not just about surviving; it’s about thriving amidst adversities. Resilient Heart is not merely a platform; it’s a community forged from adversity, serving as a bedrock for those who need it most.

So, as we move forward into the next section, remember, that you’re not alone. Whether you’re dealing with illness, emotional stress, or any life upheaval that threatens your peace, Resilient Heart is a place for healing, growth, and rediscovery.

Join the Journey: Engage with Resilient Heart

Now, you’ve got a pretty good picture of who I am and the driving force behind Resilient Heart. I’m here to help you navigate through the murky waters of loss and affliction, not just as a guide but as someone who’s been right where you are. At whispersofcomfort.com, we’re a family, and every story, including yours, adds a thread to the fabric of our community.

My hobbies—working out, meditation, cycling, and embracing new cultures—are more than just ways to pass time; they’re integral to my healing process and something I often encourage within our Resilient Heart family. By incorporating practices that nurture both body and mind, we can find balance even amidst turmoil.

This isn’t just about providing resources or advice; it’s about building connections. Your journey towards healing is unique, and I believe in personalizing support to fit that. Whether it’s through sharing stories, experiences, or coping strategies, you’re going to find out about the varied, practical ways you can regain your sense of self after a loss.

I’d love to have you as part of our circle. Connect, share, and grow stronger with the support of others who understand. We’re all in this together, and at Resilient Heart, you’ll never have to walk alone.

Thanks for being here, and remember, every step forward is a victory.

We rise by lifting others!



Founder of WhispersofComfort.com

2 thoughts on “About Makinde”

  1. This is a family that light into the darkest part of once life, so inspiring and encouraging. I loved being here. Keep up the good work of saving others from hopelessness, sorrow and despair. Thumb up bro

    • Dear Adesoji,

      I appreciate your inputs, contributions and words of encouragement.

      The onus of helping one another in this our vast, yet a small world lies on all of us.

      We must learn to be our brother’s keeper. Afterall, no one can be an island and we all need a shoulder to lean on.

      I thank you once again brother for your comment.

      All the best,



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