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The Talk

After much deliberation, hesitation and gut wrenching fear, I decided that the time had come to give my 10 year old THE TALK. I put on my game face and prepared myself. I was ready for this. I am an evolved, liberated mother right? So really how stressful could this be? My objective is to educate my child and to…

Even Heroes Need A Hero Sometimes

This last week saw me hovering on the borders of “DEPRESSION”. I found myself listless, wearing pyjamas all day, sobbing my heart out when the Idols winner was announced, not sleeping for four days, no appetite and a constant back ache… yes it was bad. And I wasn’t premenstrual either. Here I was in the throes of such anguish that…

When Letting Go Is The ONLY Choice You Have

I hate needles, but I have three tattoos. Strange? Maybe not. Physical pain is a relative, subjective thing. Like childbirth. Any mother who has had a baby born naturally would agree that labour pain is the most awful thing to endure – yet we still continue to create life! That is relativity. Emotional pain is different. Heart break, loss, rejection,…

My 30 Day Challenge – Day One

I woke up feeling lacklustre. The reality of the doom and gloom that starts today hit me like a ton of bricks. For the women out there that don’t have an issue with weight, this dramatic feeling will be lost on you, but for the rest of us, trying to part ways with all things delicious feels like I have been given…

Death Be Not Proud

20 March 2002, 16h20pm – I walk into my parents’ bedroom and notice that my father is distressed. For some reason he is trying to move over from his side of the bed to my mother’s. I thought that was very strange and felt the need to sit by him. He couldn’t communicate. Lung cancer had filled his body with pain…

My 30 Day Challenge

You want to evoke the fear of God into (most) women? Plant a scale in the middle of a busy corporate department and have a public weigh in. I worked for a corporate company that did such a thing. Women got together to humiliate themselves publically, resulting in a miraculous and drastic change of their eating habits for fear of…

The Miracle of Life

Every (good) mother will tell you, that having children is a defining moment in life, the feeling cannot be explained and you literally wear your heart on your sleeve. I am such a mother. And there is no greater title that I would rather wear as proudly as being called a mum. I started early, at the age of 20,…