WORDS / Monday / September 24th, 2018
The Affordable Pills That Helped My Energy, Focus, Mental Health & Skin
Disclaimer: this post is based on my personal experience, and you should always do your own research and consult with a medical practitioner on your personal condition(s).
I’ve been using Zinplex Vitamin B Complex on and off for a little over a year now, initially primarily as a Zinc supplement for the times when my skin was misbehaving. I didn’t pay much attention to the other effects it may be having on my body, which is probably why I didn’t commit to it fully and consistently. In general, I am admittedly not very good at being consistent with meds. However, as you may/may not know, I’m on also on a constant quest to get better at managing my mental health, and as I’ve become more vocal about it, different people have offered different suggestions or led my research in various directions. (more…) SEE MORE
WORDS / Monday / August 13th, 2018
After I recently spoke out about my personal battles with anxiety, so many of you reached out and sent me your stories. All I could think of when I was reading them was, “it’s so comforting to know I’m not alone” and “I wish everyone could read these messages”. So with the permission of many of you who sent through your struggles, I bring to you this post, aptly titled Anxiety Anonymous, in the hope that you find some of the same strength in solidarity. You are normal, you are strong, you are not being dramatic or oversensitive and your anxiety is valid. (more…) SEE MORE
BEAUTY, WORDS / Tuesday / July 31st, 2018
A Contact Directory of Where I go & Why
To answer some of your frequently asked questions, and to support a good couple of local businesses here in Cape Town, I’ve decided to put together a beauty, fashion, fitness and lifestyle directory of where I go and why. From laser hair removal to booking flights, my favourite cafe to the best home workout guides, these are the places I frequent. Hey, maybe I’ll even see you around sometime! (more…) SEE MORE
WORDS / Thursday / May 10th, 2018
The Art of Being Good at Caring for Yourself
There have been many times where I’ve fallen into a little rut where I was feeling like all my time and my life, in general, was being poured into my work and home life, and like I wasn’t doing nearly enough for myself or taking proper care of myself. It doesn’t help that I work from home and can work from my PJ’s if I want! We all go through these patches of self-neglect no matter what your lifestyle is like. I was frustrated because I thought I need to go to the gym more, I need to get back into reading and meditation, I wish I could stimulate my mind a bit more, and I felt like my hair always looks terrible. It took a little time and discipline but I changed ALL of that around and I feel so much happier and more fulfilled. I honestly and truly feel like I’m living and prioritising myself more. (more…) SEE MORE
outfits, WORDS / Monday / October 23rd, 2017
Becoming The Woman I Wanted to be
At the beginning of this year, I was browsing online and stumbled across Diane von Furstenberg’s book, The Woman I Wanted to Be. Until now, I still haven’t read it, but the title alone had me asking myself, “what kind of woman do I want to be?”, so, I wrote some things down. The woman I want to be is kind, uplifting, creative, innovative, strong, compassionate, patient, unbothered by opinions. She has nothing to prove, no time to waste on things like gossip, she takes care of herself, values her health and gets along with everyone.
I then asked myself, “how do I become her?” (more…) SEE MORE