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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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Hard Lessons on Being Kinder

I spent my weekend in Durban for work, where I really went out of my way to be as horrible to myself as possible. No, that isn't a typo - I was horrible to myself. I had kind of brushed this off until I was reminded of how I treated myself this weekend. The irony… Continue reading Hard Lessons on Being Kinder

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Lessons in letting go

I had a nervous breakdown last week. Not the dramatic kind that you tell your husband you're having when the kids misbehave, but the legitimate kind that your doctor diagnoses you with. If I think about it, the reason why I'm now sitting in pyjamas with a 5-day old messy bun started in 2011. I'm awful… Continue reading Lessons in letting go

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Spoiler Alert: You don’t have to love your body all the time

I'll be the first to admit that I don't love what my momma gave me all the time, and that's 100% okay! You don't have to love your body all the time either, and here is why. As I type this post up, I'm having a serious love/hate situation going with my body. While I… Continue reading Spoiler Alert: You don’t have to love your body all the time

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Fliping the switch

The other day I was talking to a dear friend of mine who has asked me to help with her weight loss journey. After she sent through her before photos, she launched into a tirade of negative comments about herself and her body and it made me sad. The familiarity of her self-loathing ticks so many… Continue reading Fliping the switch

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Reviewing Tattoo Addict Aftercare

If you're new to my blog, I'm tattooed. If you've been here before, I've got some juicy deets for you. It's basically the coconut oil of the tattoo world and you don't even need tattoos to benefit from it... When I was sent a sample of Tattoo Addict Natural Beeswax Aftercare, I was a little… Continue reading Reviewing Tattoo Addict Aftercare

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It’s not you, it’s the disease

I suffer from depression. I've told you this before though haven't I? I've told you a few times and a few times you have all been really amazing and supportive. My depression has had a negative effect on my weight loss journey and it isn't my fault. I'm willing to bet that someone else has… Continue reading It’s not you, it’s the disease

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5 ways I’m being kinder to myself

So, about that meltdown. It was pretty harsh, I was pretty hard on myself and tore myself to shreds. I’m a dick and I know it, but I’m also learning how not to be. I’m not ashamed of the fact that I suffer from depression, or that it affects me in ways you aren’t even… Continue reading 5 ways I’m being kinder to myself