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Category: Self-Improvement

Reflecting on 25 – My Highlights from 2020

Reflecting on 25 – My Highlights from 2020

Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself – what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat Warsan Shire I have only been Twenty-six for three months and Twenty-five is already fading into a blur. So, I wanted to take […]

Going Green – Of Failed New Year Resolutions

Going Green – Of Failed New Year Resolutions

“Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse.“ Desmond Tutu, Former Archbishop of Cape Town One of my new year resolutions was to go green. I remember my partner responding to this […]

Life Update – 2021 Goals and Covid19

Life Update – 2021 Goals and Covid19

Hi my love, Happy new year. I was not planning on writing anything until march because honestly, I feel like I have nothing worth saying. But here I am unravelling before you today because that has changed (hooray?). The first thing on the agenda is […]

Restoring Emotional Balance

Restoring Emotional Balance

Emotional balance has been defined as the ability of the mind and body to maintain equilibrium and flexibility in the face of challenge and change. This is only achieved when we allow ourselves to feel every emotion deeply. Interestingly enough, as human beings we desire […]

On Rejuvenation – Resting is Hard Work

On Rejuvenation – Resting is Hard Work

As December approaches and I start reflecting on the year that has been, I keep thinking about how important intentional resting is. Not just as an act of self care to switch off from the chaos around us, but as a necessary part of being […]

5 Amazing things I have Learnt at 25

5 Amazing things I have Learnt at 25

It’s no secret that 25 has been the best year of my life. I wrote a book and my breasts doubled in size which has resulted in the most delicious boost of confidence I have ever felt in my life. But that aside life has […]

5 Things I have Recently Learnt about Relationships

5 Things I have Recently Learnt about Relationships

Hey girl hey, So I got into a relationship last year and it has not been at all what I am used to. I am learning a few things, unpacking some toxicity and trying to let it go. For instance how am I endlessly tweeting […]

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running

So I recently started running for the first time as an adult. I got tired of sitting around at home all day “working” and making frequent trips to the kitchen. My legs had started cramping often and I knew I needed to exercise, not with […]

How to Stay Sane During the Lockdown

How to Stay Sane During the Lockdown

I am worried. I have been trying to keep the panic at bay by keeping myself busy while working from home, but today I received news that most of my industry friends had lost their jobs. This did not surprise me considering the travel industry […]

Why Having House Plants is Good for Your Mental Health

Why Having House Plants is Good for Your Mental Health

I grew up surrounded by plants. My grandmother’s crawled the walls of her living room, My mother had a garden and I had a succulent in a milk can. And much like nsalu za mipando, I never really thought I would be the kind of […]

On turning 25

On turning 25

I always thought turning 25 would be a catastrophic life altering event I would never recover from. And I had every right to think so given my history of having incapacitating meltdowns on my birthdays. I imagined I would be curled up in bed sobbing […]

10 Things I have Learned at 24

10 Things I have Learned at 24

2019 has been A LOT but come to think about it which year has not been? I have unlearned so much and this has been the year I have come into my own. Today I wanted to take the time to reflect on all of […]

Notes to Xa

Notes to Xa

Share your art when you are ready,no one is waiting for it. The universe is full of infinite possibilities. Take a deep breath you are doing okay. Start the thing, write the constitution. Take the trip, alone. Rise to the occasion. Stop alienating the people […]

On New Friends

On New Friends

The year I learnt small talk. And how to smile at strangers. The year I understood that I am my best when I reach out and ask ‘do you want to be my friend? Warsan Shire Making friends when you are an introvert is hard. […]

Life Currently – Healing My Body

Life Currently – Healing My Body

There are only small steps upward;an easier day,an unexpected laugh,a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore. I am thawing Laurie Halse Anderson (Winter Girls) Malaria sucks,malaria drugs are even worse. But I thought I could power through it because I am a baddie. So when I […]

Why You Should Never be Afraid of Being Alone

Why You Should Never be Afraid of Being Alone

The first time I wrote this last week it came from a bitter place, it was a passive aggressive way for me to get a message across to someone. I am glad I didn’t publish it. Since then I have had enough time and alcohol […]

Why Every Woman Deserves Chanel No. 5

Why Every Woman Deserves Chanel No. 5

I was perfume shopping the other day which literally meant going to the shop and getting Zara Orchid but they didn’t have it. So I had to get something else which was difficult for me considering I love Zara Orchid and I’ve used it with […]

I Took a Dating Detox,This is What Happened

I Took a Dating Detox,This is What Happened

Like all great stories this one begins in the middle of a drunk emotional break down in a parking lot. With Rachael literally steering me towards her car. How did we get here? Well first of all I was going through a break up and […]

10 Things Every Woman Should do Before She Turns 30

10 Things Every Woman Should do Before She Turns 30

Hey miss 20 something,I know 30 feels like a long time away but it really isn’t. In the spirit of having it together and being THAT admirable miss 30 something I started doing the damn things already. I am still trying to build a life […]

Break Blues – A Step by Step Guide

Break Blues – A Step by Step Guide

First of all, the best time to break up with someone is at the beginning of a new year, I think it’s easier to stick to your decision because you are still in the throes of new year new me/direction vibes.Secondly the best time to […]

Boss Babe Habits To Develop Now

Boss Babe Habits To Develop Now

A boss babe to me is a savvy business/career woman who takes on life with fearlessness, but also takes time to feel the sun on her face. That’s the type of woman I strive to be, I want to be smart and sophisticated while still […]

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ADULTING

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ADULTING

“Adulting — being a responsible adult. Used by millennials who are proud of themselves for paying a bill.” “Adulting- Post adolescence when the light in your eyes fades away and dies” Urban dictionary Does it get easier? I highly doubt it, but maybe it shouldn’t […]

A Comprehensive List of Things You Should Do Instead of Texting Him.

A Comprehensive List of Things You Should Do Instead of Texting Him.

“emotionally unavailable people always return when you cut them off because they want control back. It’s not you they want” The Slumflower If you are reading this I am going to go ahead and assume that he has ghosted you again. You really thought he […]

23 Things  I Have Learnt At 23

23 Things I Have Learnt At 23

Everyone that knows me knows I’m an old soul,I am wise beyond my years, no seriously I am. I have lived and I have learnt from my mistakes. I have compiled my witty gems of wisdom and observations and I think they are worth taking […]