The Bad Side of Good

My brother was the rebel. From failing school, to smoking dope in his bedroom ("They're Camel mom, that's why they smell funny") to having a secret weekend flat in Hillbrow [...]

By | February 14th, 2019|

Here’s to cheering you on!

Think of this as your permission slip. If you’ve been waffling, faffing or generally procrastinating, now’s the time to hop off the fence. If your truth has been on pause [...]

By | December 13th, 2018|

Don’t be kak. Be lekker.

So last night - as I was sad-movie-sobbing into my smoked strawberry salad, watching as the tears plopped into the arugula and wondering (as if in the mind of a [...]

By | November 15th, 2018|

On being your own good self (in under 100 words)

It’s much easier to be like everyone else. Deep down we believe Other people’s lives are better than ours (so we copy them) We are inadequate (compared to who we [...]

By | October 19th, 2018|

Don’t hate on my haiku

Is your life is boring, friend? Every day the same as the next? Same routine? Same packed lunch? Same profile picture? Same series on Netflix? When I was in Uruguay [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|

Scared Silly

I have two big fears in life. Fear 1: Not getting to the buffet table in time Yes it’s a privileged fear. It’s also irrational, because there’s usually plenty of [...]

By | May 11th, 2018|

No Excuses

No Excuses. That’s the line on my running partner’s What’s App profile. Which makes thinking of a reason to pull out of a 5am morning run impossible. Or at best, [...]

By | February 8th, 2018|

For All Intensive Purposes

Growing up in peri-urban suburbia, the neighbour behind us was a man called Vasco. My father, trying to tame the patch of veld we called a garden, was often outside, [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|

Do You Self-Care?

The first time I considered self-care as an option was in a workshop about hormones. Hot flushes, uncontrollable peevishness and a refusal to pop a pill to fix it, saw [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

What To Do When Life Derails You

1.     Take responsibility 2.     Dig deeper 3.     Pick just one thing (to do) today 4.     Get into nature 5.     Seek the truth 6.     Tell the truth 7.     Phone a friend [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|
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