Real Talk

Hello August!

I'm recovering from torn ligaments in my left ankle and have just quit my dream job. Hello, August!

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Self-Love Reality Check

It's Women's Day in South Africa while I'm typing this out. This morning we slept in a little, I've been lazily scrolling through Instagram, speaking to my cat and belittling myself. You know, the usual. While I was speaking to Olivia this morning - giving her love and snuggles - I realised something profound about… Continue reading Self-Love Reality Check

Product Reviews

Plasma Skin Tightening Review with BLOOMaesthetics

My husband hogged all the blankets last night, Olivia (my kitty) was snore/purring in her sleep and I had the worst pain in my ankle imaginable. If these are the conditions I deal with on a regular ol' Sunday night, you can see why I need the good folk at BLOOMAesthetics to keep my 33-year… Continue reading Plasma Skin Tightening Review with BLOOMaesthetics

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Panic Attacks on a Treadmill

I had my first massive mental breakdown in October of 2017. I was a few weeks away from my 31st birthday, lying on my bedroom floor and sobbing uncontrollably. As I near my 2nd anniversary of this breakdown, I'm worse off than ever. I'm typing this from day 5 of my doctor ordered bed rest.… Continue reading Panic Attacks on a Treadmill

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My 5 Fave Girl Power Podcasts

There is a new wave of podcasts taking over... well, our airwaves. Whether you are on your commute to work or just getting ready for the day, chances are that you are listening to a podcast.  Podcasts have become the bite-size, audiobooks we need for a traffic jam. They are the words of wisdom that… Continue reading My 5 Fave Girl Power Podcasts

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The worst relationship advice I’ve ever received… that I took

Oh, the neverending battle that is the well-intended advice that the women in our lives give. It's usually unsolicited and almost always awfully outdated - but we often take it in our media-driven need to snag a man and believe it or not, I was guilty of this too. Picture this if you can... a… Continue reading The worst relationship advice I’ve ever received… that I took

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Showing Up for Self-Love

We are in the second month of 2019 and it is all systems go for a lot of us. At this point, we’ve either smashed this goal setting business for the New Year or have failed at our resolutions. If you’re the latter, this post is for you. It’s likely that you set yourself some… Continue reading Showing Up for Self-Love

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How switching off WhatsApp notifications changed my life.

In late 2018, I switched off WhatsApp notifications on my phone. I wanted to start living less in my workaholic mode and more in the present. I’ve never been a fan of notifications, I don’t want my time dictated to me by a beep or a red icon on my cellphone. I don’t want to… Continue reading How switching off WhatsApp notifications changed my life.