Real Talk

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?

Real Talk

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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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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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

Real Talk

Learning to Value Yourself

Learning to value yourself is more difficult to master than you might realise and I am constantly reminded of this fact whenever I have a moment alone with my thoughts. I'm determined to make 2018 the year that I love myself more, and here is the latest way I'm doing that. I've been particularly hard… Continue reading Learning to Value Yourself

Parenting, Uncategorized

A Busy Mom’s Guide to Self-Care

A lot of us think that self-care has to be a day at the spa, a 3 hour facial, or girls night out but that is actually not the case. If I were a doctor, I'd recommend a daily dose of self-care with a side of "me time". As a mom, a wife and career… Continue reading A Busy Mom’s Guide to Self-Care

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Setting goals and sticking to ’em

At the moment, I have a lumo pink yoga mat gathering dust in a corner of my room, a Daily Yoga app payment on my Telkom bill and I can't tell you when last I hit the mat. It's not that I've lost interest in living better, I've just fallen short of forming habits. I… Continue reading Setting goals and sticking to ’em

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Weight loss has nothing to do with the scale…

You might think that the picture shows my weight loss transformation, but it's the total opposite - I've gained all the weight back. This post isn't to shame myself or get sympathy, rather, I feel compelled to warn new weight loss journeyers against the desperation of going about it the wrong way. Once upon a… Continue reading Weight loss has nothing to do with the scale…

Dear Diary

Help! I’m an Ego Maniac

I'm currently eating my feelings after an argument with my husband. They're Smart Bite biscuits and I have tracked them on MyFitnessPal, but I'm still using my victim brain to justify my behaviour and I'm willing to bet that you do this too. Every now and then I reminisce about all the obstacles that I've… Continue reading Help! I’m an Ego Maniac