I reject the hustle lifestyle

2021-07-20T16:46:13+00:00September 14th, 2021|• Featured, • Reshare, C'est Ma Vie!|

If you know me, then you know that I’m mostly laid back, very organised and anal about time. But I’m not one of those rush-rush anal about time people, I’m more the laid back perfectionist type, the one who likes to make sure that I’ve overbooked a little extra so that I can enjoy the process, not just rush through

How to drink eight cups of coffee a day and not die 🤓

2021-07-20T16:47:24+00:00June 8th, 2021|• Reshare, C'est Ma Vie!|

I drink a lot of bean juice. There is no such thing as too much coffee for me. A typical day for me would be in the six 8oz/half pint/235ml cup range, with a light day being four cups and a heavier day being eight. Let’s do some simple comparisons for those of us who use different measurement systems:  Light

That time I was denied help: I was suicidal and sexually abused at home 

2021-06-15T05:08:11+00:00March 12th, 2021|• Featured, C'est Ma Vie!|

This week, the entire world has been talking about one thing: the Harry and Meghan interview. It was an interview that rocked the world and is one of the most telling interviews since Princess Diana’s landmark Panorama interview. I’ve seen the interview twice: once when it aired, and again this morning, but what is really interesting to me is the

Focusing when your own mind is a distraction 

2021-07-20T16:32:11+00:00March 4th, 2021|• Featured, • Reshare, C'est Ma Vie!|

Distraction is my biggest life foe. My curious nature allows my distraction to derail every attempt at being productive, and it thrives on my inability to complete tasks… This becomes one of those vicious cycles where I’m distracting myself with feelings of dissatisfaction for not being productive, which leads to further distraction and down the rabbit hole of self-destructive inner

An eye for an eye leaves the world blind 

2021-07-20T16:29:27+00:00January 7th, 2021|• Reshare, Deep Thoughts|

Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy is one of peace and forgiveness, something that is massively lacking in the tumultuous world around us. A quick scroll through social media shows how massively broken this world is. So much hate, violence and greed. So many people are suffering, emotionally, mentally and physically on a daily basis and instead of healing, they are subjected to

A time of transition

2021-06-15T05:07:52+00:00September 26th, 2020|• Featured, • Reshare, C'est Ma Vie!|

I never would have thought that I would actually be a career writer. I never had that dream as a young girl, reading all those books and dreaming of spending my days clacking away at fiction. In fact, I thought I was good, but average at best. To be completely honest, I still don’t feel like my writing is anything

Don’t take life for granted

2021-07-20T16:27:20+00:00January 25th, 2020|• Reshare, Deep Thoughts|

I was following my normal humdrum “wake up” routine today and scrolled though my social media timelines when a video of our safe comfortable lives in the West was juxtaposed with the war and poverty in the East and across the African continent. This struck a cord with me, as my subconscious was already saturated with images of climate crisis,

I’m officially a writer!

2021-02-23T16:03:12+00:00December 23rd, 2019|C'est Ma Vie!|

So just a short, swift update to address the on/off silence on this blog: I’m officially a paid, FULL TIME writer now!  It’s been about ten years in the making and now a new client has graciously given me this opportunity. The imposter syndrome and writers’ block is real. Man, I wish sometimes I could just switch it all off,

Invisible.

2021-07-20T16:41:02+00:00August 14th, 2019|C'est Ma Vie!|

Every day of my life, I grapple with feeling like I’m invisible, or at the very least, semi-transparent. It’s like living life, but never really being a part of things, but just a spectator. Often, when people walk into a room, they don’t notice me until I speak up, as though I blend into the walls, partly in this dimension

Labels

2021-07-20T16:39:11+00:00August 7th, 2019|Deep Thoughts|

Today feels like everything has labels attached. If you’ve got a couple quirks, you’re either ADHD, OCD, bi-polar or on the autism spectrum. As a kid, autism was something rare, and it was severe. Now, everyone is labelled as something. Why? What is this obsession with being named something? Is it a sense of belonging we seek so badly that

Forever at War with Myself

2021-07-20T16:27:01+00:00July 31st, 2019|• Featured, • Reshare, Deep Thoughts|

Every single day, without fail, two sides of me are at war. I’m programmed, be it by society or my own high standards, to want to build a successful business and that is supposed to make me happy. Just that singular thing. But there is a whole side of me that just wants to breathe and relax and enjoy life,

So… I dislocated my kneecap… 

2021-02-23T16:47:59+00:00June 9th, 2018|C'est Ma Vie!|

Nine weeks ago, I dislocated my kneecap. Before you jump to conclusions, this did not happen on the pole. This happened doing a lunge. Yes, you read that right, a LUNGE on the floor. It was severe enough for the studio to call an ambulance, and for me to be in crutches for supposedly six weeks. Six weeks of no

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