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Where did you leave your worth?

Who are you turning to for validation? We all have little people-pleaser tendencies that linger within even the strongest of people, but where does this come from? Who do we think we are to need the validation of someone else to matter?  Say that out loud for a moment - Whisper it if you're shy.  Who… Continue reading Where did you leave your worth?

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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

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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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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.

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10 Changes for a Thomas Shelby 2019

After binging on Peaky Blinders for the first time, I went into 2019 with Thomas Shelby confidence in what my year will be. I am now modelling my life around what I now call Thomas Shelby energy. That's the "Big Dick" energy of 2018, only bigger and badder (but, with less illegal gambling).   We all… Continue reading 10 Changes for a Thomas Shelby 2019

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The big wardrobe cleanse

I cleaned out my wardrobe this evening. It made me emotional to go through my smaller clothes knowing that just a year ago I still wore them. It kind of sucks when you see a size 8 hidden behind your current size 14. I admit, it made me feel really bad and I lashed out… Continue reading The big wardrobe cleanse

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Reviewing Rimmel Provocalips

I've shared this incredible lipstick across my social channels recently and thought it was time for a full review on the blog. It isn't a new brand by any means, but I'm really glad it is on the market. I often speak about the importance of a lipstick that stays put. One of my biggest fears… Continue reading Reviewing Rimmel Provocalips