Frivolous actions - Deeds of self-doubt Churning below - A demon awaits The instant you falter - It ceases its chance Ripping your flesh - Claws like ice With pungent breath - The smell of decay It nears your ear - And proceeds to say "I am your creation Your innermost fear All that leaves… Continue reading The Demon’s Demise
We as parents have responsibilities towards our children. We read about what to feed them, how to discipline them, we do research to make sure they go to great schools, we do everything to ensure we set them up for success. As parents we also know that life can be challenging and that smooth sailing,… Continue reading Laying down a solid foundation.
What is a habit? When I think of the word "habit," I think of an automatic action that does not demand conscious thought. Like getting up in the morning and switching on the kettle to make coffee. Scientists who study the concept define 3 separate stages that make up a habit. And let me tell… Continue reading The 3 Stages of Habits
How we met, I have known my husband now for almost plus minus 11 years. I met him through a really good friend of mine. Nope it's not what you think. They were actually sort of dating at the time. Eyes rolling.... He didn't impress me much and it was not love at first site… Continue reading Was it fate?
Preface A few years ago, I was living in the city, working for a huge corporate company. I spent all my time working from 6AM to 6PM and some days, even from 3AM or 4AM. Each day I'd go to work, come home, eat, sleep, and repeat. I was disillusioned; I had fooled myself into… Continue reading Coincidence?
Illustration by Steve Cutts - go check him out.Steve Cutts Blog You've probably heard before about the unhealthy attachment we've all developed with our mobile phones, but how seriously have you considered the effect it has on daily life? We're continually checking our email, our app notifications (god knows there's so bloody many), and we… Continue reading Social Media Escapism
After many hours of reading and audiobooks, I finally started getting a handle on why I feel so out of control in my mind and life. It's because I genuinely am. It's challenging to keep track of all the information provided in these books, so I started mind-mapping the concepts. Not only did this help… Continue reading You are not in control
My pad is somtyds n kronkel pad met baie op draendes en onverwagse skerp draaie maar dis n pad wat elkeen van ons moet stap. Die pad het my al gelei na donker plekke waar mens alle self respek en moed verloor. In hierdie tye is n aanplak glimlag die naaste wat jy kan kom… Continue reading Om jouself weer te vind, moet jy eers verdwaal!
Over the past few months, I've been wrestling to find the answers to a few very basic questions. Most people probably have all of this figured out for themselves by the time they leave school. Me, however, I can honestly say I have never even remotely known the answers to any of these questions. Ever.… Continue reading Do I know you?