• Life,  Self

    Practicing Self-Care Online

    The idea of self-care has risen in popularity and rightfully so because it is important. We run around like headless chickens most of the time so we need to look after ourselves and our mental health. I think many of us do practice self-care in real life but are we doing it online? The online world has become a large part of our lives and we spend more time on there than we realise because we often associate being online with being glued to social media but being online means reading articles or taking quizzes, doing research or shopping. What you are consuming online can have an effect on you…

  • 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…

  • Body

    Let’s talk body positivity

    First off it is really important that we all understand that the term body positivity isn’t exclusive to one body type. The common misconception is that it’s for the “fat” people but it is inclusive of all bodies, full figured, curvy, thin, flat chested, even disabled. Everybody deserves to feel good in their skin and to love and enjoy their body which leads to enjoying life, because most of us know how much self hatred and a body complex can limit us in our daily lives. My body and my self esteem issues limited me for years. I avoided any costume or bikini situation which meant I didn’t go to…

  • 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…

  • Body

    These disgusting body standards

    I am sure you have all seen this video or a similar one at some point and it may interest you but I find it disturbing and of course I am going to tell you why… WHY has there been an “ideal body shape” for each era? Who decides that now is the time for a curvaceous body or an athletic body type? Why do they fill our heads with this nonsense? Who are they? No wonder our minds are filled with so much confusion and so much hate towards our bodies, because we don’t know any better. Women have been told for years and years that this is how they should look…