• Lifestyle

    Be your own bestfriend

    Mantra You cant pour from an empty cup… Love yourself first One of my favorite quotes that i use daily to affirm myself into a positive outlook. We worry ourselves a lot about what other people think of us, that we forget what is really significant is what you think of yourself. Take a moment and look into the mirror, ask yourself – if you were your best friend, what advice would you give to yourself about your greatest fear? i tried this one morning, and i realized that my biggest fear at that moment was failure. That has resulted in me doubting my abilities that i hid my ‘talents’…

  • Lifestyle

    A feminist society : Hear the women’s cry!

    The recent outbreaks in the news and social media about women missing, women being murdered and or women being raped have been appalling. Although this is no new news, it has definitely sparked a lot of attention on activism and women led movements (feminism). I write in tears, my heart booming like a bomb. It is scary being a women in this current time. We need change in society. A change in the views of society. We need men to start respecting us for who we are. The time for objectifying women should come to an end. We need a society that understands that being a feminist needs not mean…

  • Lifestyle,  Motivation

    The guide to productivity

    Its a new month and a new week. The perfect time to revitalize your strategies in making productive plans. In everything you do, being productive and staying productive is important. Sometimes we work ourselves to the last bit of energy and yet we may still feel we’ve got nothing done or haven’t done enough. Only to find that it’s just not a productive session. So how do you stay productive or rather improve your productivity? I have coupled down a few tips that might help you. 1. Plan ahead I’m sure you’ve heard or seen this somewhere over a hundred times. Trust me, nothing beats planning. In what you need…

  • Lifestyle

    Letter to my younger self

    “I used to think people were like lighthouses. That they were there to protect you. But they’re not. People are like whirlpools. They pull you in; they drag you under. You have to work so hard just to keep your head above water.” • Lang Leav, Sad Girls Looking back at how things used to be, at how you used to do things… looking back at how you used to see yourself and at how you used to take in what is given to you by the world… Many have so many regrets about their past lives and wish they could have done things differently. Of course, there’s nothing wrong…

  • Lifestyle,  Motivation

    Peer pressure – Is it still prevalent in current times?

    The concept ‘peer pressure’ has been making waves back then when I was in high school. Unsurprisingly it still is in the current curriculum. Why are we still learning about it? The word peer pressure comes from or rather refers to the influences that our peers have on us that initially we didn’t desire. Having to engage into something merely because your friends are doing so and for the fact that you believe they will reject you or think you aren’t as cool if you don’t… that should be a red flag. Some even go to extreme lengths of ‘removing’ others from the squad because of their ability not to…

  • Lifestyle

    Powerwomen SA, be inspired

    As a young woman in South Africa, I feel we need more power women. Women who will inspire just by living out their passion. I tried to narrow down to my personal top 5. In no particular order, here is a list of influential young women making a change in other young people’s lives. Narrowing down wasn’t easy, however I tried to diversify the top 5 and not be repetitive of the influences these young woman bring. But what is a power women? Power is the ability to influence the behavior of others, but these women do it so effortlessly in the most instrumental way. There is definitely no doubt…

  • Lifestyle,  Motivation

    Re-Define yourself

    RE-DEFINE define again or differently Your life and your purpose should be owned by you. If you’ve been living your life solely on other people’s terms, today it’s time to redefine your life and yourself. To define means to establish the essence of something. In this case your identity. Redefining allows room for corrections of past mistakes. This simply means that you admit to having done mistakes but never letting mistakes define who you are now. Because you are taking the stand to define again what was once the best of you. The importance of redefining yourself. Regardless of what people have made you believe of yourself in the past.…

  • Lifestyle,  Motivation

    CTRL, ALT, DEL!

    One of the hardest things in life is to let go. I can never fathom how some people do it. But I must say, it’s a need. At times we hold onto things that no longer serve us any good purpose to an extent that it becomes a burden we carry daily. If you resonate with this I have some news for you. Both good and bad. This time I’ll start with the good news. Here it goes: you are a great person and God will continue blessing you abundantly. But I’m gonna burst that bubble before you enjoy it. Holding on to things or people rather that don’t bring…

  • Lifestyle,  Motivation

    Are you reading enough books?

    One of my 2019 resolutions was to read books like never before. I kept it at a book a month. I must say, if reading isn’t for you, this commitment is a little bit extreme if you’re studying or working, or doing both like I am. However, for myself I’m enjoying it so far. Reading books is essential especially if you want to grow in certain aspects of life. It could be a personal thing or a professional growth strategy. I’m sure you can tell the difference between a person who reads and one who doesn’t. If you haven’t read any book in the last three months, hmm. Maybe try…

  • Lifestyle,  Motivation

    Know your worth

    As young women in this new Era, it is very easy to get caught up into what society deems we need to be like. Only forgetting that after all we are our own persons. Many young people are prone to falling into depression, anxiety and or committing suicide than ever before. Have you ever asked yourself why? The answer is simple, we set standards that we ourselves can’t follow. Then expect everyone else to. When they don’t, we start labeling them into failures or rather not enough for us. For numerous years pear pressure has led to many young people doing things they are not so comfortable in doing all…