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Happiness over stress!

Thank you for your interest in my work. I love encouraging people to make the most of their opportunities and achieve their goals in life. Please read about and support the work of Forte, Charity for Inspiration in Africa, which was awarded the African Philanthropy Achievers Award in the youth development category. We celebrated the 15th anniversary of Forte Charity for Inspiration with a lovely dinner party in 2023. 


As someone who has had to overcome many challenges in life, as shared in my first book Fortitude, I am passionate about encouraging people to keep going despite their challenges. My inspirational books are available from this website, Amazon or other book retailers. Feel free to email me your comments using the contact page here or directly to You can also email your writing to be considered for publication on the F.L.O.W. Blog page of this website, for a chance to win a prize from me.

I am a GP (General Practitioner/family doctor) with a special interest in mental health. My book, Life Without Coffee (Choosing Happiness Over Stress) is a self-improvement book for anyone that wants to do better and reduce stress. You can also read more of my writing/articles on my blog here and on my social media pages. Please like my Facebook page -, follow @AAkanet on Twitter and Instagram, to see photos and keep in touch.

My latest book, Money and Mental Wellbeing, is now available in paperback and ebook formats from Amazon and other retailers.














“An essential read for anyone who wants to understand how money plays an integral part in one’s own wellbeing. Follow the sound advice and you will avoid many of the pitfalls that society throws in your direction.” - Mr Glenn Webb (Accountant/Director)


“...Dr Akanet helps us take a step back and consider the relationship between our wellbeing and our needs, our inner motivations and what we give our time to, our goals for life and our most intimate needs. This book is a helpful tool for anyone seeking to gain insight into how our needs, desires, motivations and activities relate to one another…” - Mr Matthew Ling (Church leader)

"I will commend the book in achieving what it sets out to do...a book that is great, that has addressed one of the frequent and difficult problems associated with mental health and has done justice to it.  It will be a great tool for those who want to personally avoid the pitfalls..."

- Dr Claudius Bola Taiwo (Medical doctor/Retired GP)

"Yet another very interesting read from Dr Akanet. This time, her subject is one which is widely talked about these days - mental health and money... Fully recommend this book..." 

- Mrs Margaret Greenway (Reviewer/Administrator)

“If you would like to understand and break the link between financial difficulty and mental health – this book is for you. May you find your AHA!” - Dr Rupinder Kaler (Consultant Psychiatrist)




You may have heard Afiniki presenting Pocket Wisdoms on Premier Praise Radio. Please email with any requests for Afiniki to speak on topics she normally writes about. Advance notice helps in planning and fitting your request/event, if it is something Afiniki can attend. You can also request for copies of her printed books to be made available to delegates after the talk, if needed.

Afiniki has spoken at charity, library and other community events, church programmes, educational institutions, health events and medical programmes. She has also given her 'Choosing Happiness Over Stress' and 'Telescope' talks to organisations such as the multinational Duetsche Bank, Warwickshire Police and Warwick University. You can also find her guest blogs on Afiniki's talks and blogs are designed to inspire, uplift and motivate. The Telescope Hour talks have been designed to help organisations and work teams refocus, following the impact of the Covid19 pandemic. These talks can be arranged by email booking to, and can be delivered in person or via Zoom/Teams.

Check out the Happiness Over Stress Youtube channel to see inspiring content and readings from Life Without Coffee. Thank you!

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BBC Interview with Phil Upton, Jan 2023
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