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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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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

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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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Goal setting and the 8%

Statistically speaking, you would have ditched your January resolutions by now and probably already slipped back into old patterns. Amirite? That's okay, you are not alone and if you are reading this, you can start again.  My January aspirations of bone broth and yoga lasted all of a few sips (and way too many savasana… Continue reading Goal setting and the 8%

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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

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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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Life lessons in a bath towel

To say that this week has been the worst yet is an understatement. Over the weekend, we suffered the loss of the pillar of my family and it has devastated us all. I'm not ready to talk about it yet, but I do want to share what it woke up in me.Losing a loved one is… Continue reading Life lessons in a bath towel

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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