The awakening

Have you ever experienced a heartbreak so devastating that it taught you how to emotionally disconnect from people? A heartbreak so life altering that it forced you into becoming a shell of yourself? A heartbreak so earth shattering that it made you shy away from everyone that loved you? 

Well, I have. I experienced the most devastating heartbreak and loss in September of 2018. I was so different in the weeks and months after that break up that my mind was in a constant state of fuzziness. I was so lost, hurt and confused, but most painfully – I’d …

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Plot the place with Motherland Connect: Polokwane

Polokwane, formely known as Pietersburg, Polokwane – which means “Place of safety” in Northern Sotho. In the 1840’s under Andries Potgieters leadership Zoutpansbergdorpwas established 100km’s to the northwest. This town had to be abandoned as there were several clashes between the tribes. They then founded a new town in 1886, which they named Pietersburg. It is the biggest city north of Pretoria and has a population of over 500 000. During the Anglo Boer War, the British built a concentration camp to house 4 000 boer women and children. The place officially became a city in 1992 and was officially renamed …

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2018: 5 lessons from 5 powerhouses

2018 was a really big year of personal growth for me, a year where a lot of who I was changed in ways that have left my norm altered forever and yet, I can’t help but smile at how much I achieved in the last year and how many incredible women have contributed to reminding me that my greatness is dependent on how much I believe in myself, how true I am to myself …

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A brief summary on #StartedSomethin’

For the latter part of 2017, I’ve gone through so many changes that forced me to focus on my businesses. I struggled for the first half of the year simply because I was reliant on other people o push me into making what I wanted to become a priority and reality to them as well. I quickly realized that one cannot expect people to prioritize the things that are important to …

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Get ready for Combat: A tribute to my big brother, Reggie (#RIPCombatJack)

 

A young woman from South Africa took a journey alone, to a foreign land known as the United States of America, for a vacation. In those three weeks she experienced New Jersey and New York in ways she never in her wildest dreams believed would happen – but there were a few moments where she had to stop and pause to digest what was going on in her life. Those moments where life seemed so surreal because they were not only unexpected, but things that other people could only ever dream about. I will never forget Scott McKenzie for …

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Transitioning from being owned by depression and anxiety, to owning it.

 

For the latter part of 2016, I experienced the most gruesome betrayal, a betrayal that affected my whole being – from the company I keep, to how I move, to where I go and who I allow into my personal space, this year – was a year of relearning who I am and what I was truly capable of.

 

I thought I understood what stress can do to a person’s body when I disappeared last year and became a walking skeleton, because depression had owned my soul on that level, but nothing could have ever prepared me for …

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GUEST POST: I was financially abused for five years

I was financially abused for five years

 

We are constantly bombarded with social media posts by appreciative women sharing what their significant others have bought and done for them. Posts such as “Guys- look at the flowers bae bought me”, “Oh my goodness! This man spoils me rotten! Another bag from Aldo, thank you love. #LuckiestGirlAlive”, “Dinner with bae at this fancy spot tonight” etc.

I would often find myself envying these women and wishing that my then boyfriend could do at least one thoughtful thing for me that I didn’t have to pay for myself. Yes, you read …

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Social media and its legal issues.

It’s a fact that social media has become increasingly popular in recent years and has made its way into almost every era of our lives. The impact that it has cannot be neglected as this online platform is able to influence politics, replace traditional media outlets, contribute to a business success or failure, not to mention the way it has changed our personal lives.‘Think before you speak’ is the new ‘think before you tweet’ as what you do online may have legal implications if you post false statements, for example. There is now more awareness both among the public and …

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