• Body,  Life,  Self

    What I Don’t Want For Our Young Girls

    I often wonder how the younger generation of girls is doing, how are they feeling about their bodies, how are their self-esteem levels, are they okay? And then I think back to when I was a girl and I immediately doubt that they’re okay. I really struggled and that was without any social media influence. My body and weight issues started from a young age and while I didn’t technically start dieting until I was about 17, I did hate my body towards the end of primary school and right through high school and it never stopped, until now, sort of. Let me paint the picture for you. I would…

  • Body,  Self

    You Are What You Say You Are

    I used to have this terrible habit where I would feel the need to repeat that I was fat in company just to ensure that everyone around me knew that I knew I was fat and didn’t need to comment or say it themselves. It was a defense mechanism I used for years and I always tried to put a humerous/fake confidence spin on it so that they wouldn’t feel the need to shame me in any way. My identity was basically the fat girl who knew she was fat. I let one thing define me, which was my weight, and it held me back from living a life that…

  • Mind,  Self

    Taking time out

    When was the last time you took some time out? Besides December because that doesn’t really qualify as the most relaxing holiday does it? I am collaborating with Travelstart to help you make the most of the SA public holidays in 2018 and if you use the holiday cheat sheet I am sharing with you, you will have more than enough time to make it a proper holiday and book a flight to Cape Town, or wherever it is that you have been wanting to go. The last time I went on holiday for pleasure was almost three years ago, it was for my honeymoon and it was amazing. But…

  • Self

    What Self Care means to me

    The term self care/love isn’t always a popular word on the interwebs (it’s right up there with Bitcoin), I saw so many people saying they wish it would be left behind in 2017. I, on the other hand will hashtag the shit out of it and promote it at every chance I get. The term gets thrown around too often, I agree, especially in marketing campaigns where a face mask, bubble bath or scented candle will “allow you to enjoy all the self care you need” . Yes, time to pamper yourself is a form of self care but that’s not where it stops. It goes much deeper than that and…

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