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    Personal

    A New Heart

    It has been quite some time since I last wrote on here! So much has changed, I’ve been stretched in so many ways and although uncomfortable I am grateful for the growing pains, even more so for a new heart. If I could describe 2020 in one word, it would undoubtedly be, ‘grace’. Or at least, the year that the realisation dawned upon me about how much grace I’ve been given from my Father. As it is written in Acts 15:11, “We believe that we are all saved the same way, by the undeserved grace of the Lord Jesus.”  I am so undeserving of His grace because I am a sinner…

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    Opinion

    The Untethered Soul Book Review

    I had to write a book review for The Untethered Soul! I came across this book written by Michael Singer on Pinterest (yes, Pinterest might just be the next best place for book suggestions). The excerpt sold me because I resonated with it so deeply. People say things like, “You know we don’t talk about that subject around your father.” There are all these rules about things that are not supposed to happen outside because they could cause disturbance inside. Living like this allows for very little spontaneous joy, enthusiasm, and excitement for life. Most people just go from day to day protecting themselves and making sure nothing goes too…

  • Personal

    Am I Woman Enough For You?

    So, this post came quite abruptly. I was planning on writing a post about something completely different. What sparked this post? Sza’s Drew Barrymore: “Am I woman enough for you?” I never thought that I would ever experience the feeling of being on the other side of my partner staring at another woman when I’m next to him. I’ve witnessed a lot of other men who would openly stare at other women while walking with their ‘woman” and I’d feel uncomfortable because dude, you’re walking with such a beautiful woman, why are you staring at someone else? And immediately after that thought its: Are you not in love with her?…

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    Lifestyle

    YouTube Channels You Need to Watch

    One of my favourite pastimes is watching YouTube videos! With so much content, it’s near impossible to not catch yourself spending your whole day fixated on your screen. The range is large! If you haven’t jumped on this train yet, here’s a few you need to watch! Maria Bethany I discovered Maria’s channel 2 years ago after seeing her on Koleen’s channel. I visit her channel for everything beauty and fashion. Her boyfriend and herself recently created a channel together to dive in deeper into her lifestyle. Jamie and Nikki Jamie and Nikki’s channel is probably the first channel both my boyfriend and I fell in love with. What’s amazing…

  • Opinion

    Are Creatives Really Creative?

    creativity/ˌkriːeɪˈtɪvɪti The use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness. Most creative make creating content look easy. Creating content is difficult. Working in a creative environment has illuminated so many light bulbs. There are so many things that have come to light and one that sparkles with so much light is: your creativity is suppressed. How do you put a creative person in a box? How do you place restrictions in creativity? How do you stop me from using blue and rather, only stick to orange and green? A conversation that my co-workers and I were having about children really brought light to this topic, children are not…

  • Lifestyle,  Opinion

    Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

    There’s something about the freedom of listening to what you want to at the time that suits you. Podcasts are treated as the new kid on the block when in fact, they’ve been around for some time. It’s amazing that we can hold conversations about a wide array of topics that would oftentimes be deemed too taboo to touch on on national radio. Podcasts give you the power to be unashamedly you and bring out content that is not filtered for your audience. Get on board! Ride the beautiful wave that we’re on with some of my favourite shows: MASHSTARTUP PODCAST Follow Mashudu: Instagram Twitter Website THE DARING ROMANTICS Follow…

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    Lifestyle

    BOOKS READ IN 2018

    Between looking for a new job, moving from home and entering a completely different space, 2018 was a year where I fell a bit short on my reading. I am, however, super glad that I managed to squeeze in some awesome gems! Have a look at some of my favourite quotes from these books you should read in 2018: 1. What I Know For Sure – Oprah Winfrey I know for sure that you cannot give to everybody else and not give back to yourself. You will end up empty, or at best, less than what you can be for yourself and your family and your work. Replenish the well…

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    Lifestyle,  Opinion

    WE’RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE – GABRIELLE UNION

    The first time I was introduced to Gabrielle Union was when I was a teenager and renting movies was still the in thing. I remember watching Bring it On and being fascinated by this Isis character. Wow, I thought. She’s so fearless! Continue reading for the book review.  I’m not sure what compelled me to read her memoir, We’re Going to Need More Wine. I found myself digging into the book, unable to stop reading and boy am I glad that I couldn’t stop! This book is raw. It’s Union showing us her life so vividly it’s easy to envision what you’re reading. Things that you would think too personal…

  • Opinion

    THERE’S THAT WORD AGAIN – SUBSERVIENCE

    There’s something about power, isn’t there? I’m not quite sure where to begin. There’s power surrounding me all of the time except, perhaps when I am back at home. To go outside is to face “order” from a bunch of people who possibly wouldn’t even care once I am laid to rest.   See, I have a problem with power – with putting people on pedestals. It’s also rather funny because I only recognised this in my last year of high school. I was like, f**k it, why am I even here listening to all of this and obeying all of these rules? I should be at home on the…

  • Personal

    SELF-LOVE, WHAT’S THAT

    Self-love is tricky – or at least that’s what it feels like for me. I think I’m slowly starting to accept that I fall under the “impatient” category. A long journey does not seem appealing – does it ever? And self-love is one journey that I feel I’ll be on for a long time.   I’ve been stuck in a lonely dark hole. It’s mind-boggling how something that you cannot begin to explain to another person can come forward in front of you and block the “real” you. You know, the you that has a voice and an opinion like everyone else. Instead, this entity overrides you and you cower…