Lifestyle, Mental health, Wellness

What I learned practicing a month of Affirmations

Affirmations: positive statements that can help you challenge and overcome sabotaging and negative thoughts. Repeated often (you believing in them) can be the start of making positive changes. They are also said to help mitigate the effects of stress. I am sure you have seen enough clips of people listening to and repeating self-affirmations. There… Read More What I learned practicing a month of Affirmations

Mental health, Wellness

Coping mechanisms for the Corona Virus

Hello loves. I would be remiss not to write on the Corona virus. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, tired of hearing about it, genuinely panicking or buying the last of hand sanitizers and masks. We just cannot run away from it. So I thought let me write down some of my dos… Read More Coping mechanisms for the Corona Virus

Mental health, Wellness

Why the people pleasing trait needs to go

Molweni, I am not sure if it’s a combination of the fact that I am soon turning thirty or it’s just too exhausting or it doesn’t serve me. In short I have decided that the people pleasing trait needs to be left in my twenties. Perhaps you read today’s post because you think you are… Read More Why the people pleasing trait needs to go

Mental health, Wellness

One thing I did to sleep better

Winter is creeping in slowly but surely, however summer likes to pop in for one last hoorah. As such I have noticed that it’s getting harder and harder to wake up on time. So I had to get real about the fact that I am not sleeping so well and I am sleeping pretty late… Read More One thing I did to sleep better

Mental health, Wellness

Why everyone should keep a journal and the different types of journaling

I am an avid fan of journaling; I go through an average of two or three journals a year. I always encourage friends to keep a journal and I thought why not write a post about it, I mean it is the age of self-care and maintaining our mental health. “I can shake off everything… Read More Why everyone should keep a journal and the different types of journaling

Lifestyle, Mental health, Wellness

Stop being your worst critic… Telling the negative feedback to sit down

Molweni, I am a huge fan of introspection and right now I am going through a process of renewing my mind and getting rid of self –deprecating habits.This began by accepting that not only is my brain going at 200 kilometers per hour but if it were a phone it has tons of apps open… Read More Stop being your worst critic… Telling the negative feedback to sit down

Mental health, Wellness

World Mental Health day- You Matter

  Molweni, today is world mental health day,it is a day aimed at raising awareness and starting constructive conversations about mental health. The theme this year is young people and mental health in a changing world. I was saddened to read that half of mental health begins by age 14 and that suicide is the… Read More World Mental Health day- You Matter

Lifestyle, Mental health, Wellness

The destructive things we say

“Think before you speak. The words you say can only be forgiven not forgotten.”   Hi and welcome to my third and final blog on my series about depression. Today I want to talk to the people we turn to in our time of need, people we open up to and the destructive things they… Read More The destructive things we say

Mental health, Wellness

My journey with depression part 2:Separating the Anxious and the Real mind

I find that anxiety is a cruel beast in that it is a struggle between you and your anxious mind. A struggle that leaves you doubting yourself and your thoughts. A struggle that happens in your mind the entire day whilst you have to be a functioning adult to say that its exhausting doesn’t quite… Read More My journey with depression part 2:Separating the Anxious and the Real mind

Mental health, Wellness

My journey with depression

Forget about likability. If you start out thinking about being likable, you’re not going to tell your story honestly- Chimamande Ngozi Adichie This by far is the hardest post I have had to write, one of the reasons is that I am letting you in and fully in. I do not enjoy being vulnerable but… Read More My journey with depression