Achtung, Baby Part 2 (or, How Ophelia Flew the Cuckoo’s Nest)

Goeie môre, Suid Afrika! So… True. Story. Truth be told. Sure, I may have a wild imagination… But I literally can’t make this shit up. Inbox pings. Whatsapp on my ‘new’ old phone version 2.0. (Side note: I adore minimal effort in a whatsapp. And such usually denotes the sex as “Male.” Close quotation marks.) […]

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Embracing change… And into the calm

Whether it is a break-up, a new job, a move to a new apartment, or even, a move to a new city or country, times of change can be stressful to say the least. So this year, learn to embrace change, for change is growth, and with each challenge, each change, we only become stronger, […]

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The Gift of a Good Book: Restorative Reads That’ll Keep On Giving This New Year

Some might say that happiness begins in the mind. And perhaps they’ve learnt a thing or two about it. Every thought we allow into our lives has the power to do harm or to do good, so They say, yet again… Seems logical enough. Who knows? Maybe it’s time we got a little selective with […]

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Why We Should All Love Picture Books… Listen Carefully Now…It’s Storytime… Chapter 1!

The year-end holidays have inspired in me nothing if not an appreciation of the finer, simpler things in life… Picture books lovingly crafted being among the finest of them all!  Here are just a few of my personal picture book keepsakes… Little Beauty by Anthony Browne Walker Books are renowned for their beautiful and timeless children’s classics, and Little […]

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How to Care: A Gentle Call for Compassion in the Face of Depression

I sometimes wonder, have we lost the ability or the inclination to care? I guess the optimist in me would like to think the reality is not quite as bleak as that… Not yet, I hope. No. I would like to imagine instead a world where we simply don’t know how to care in the […]

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