I’m convinced you’ve sometimes felt utterly useless or powerless facing a situation so much bigger than yourself…so much to fix, to remedy, not much you can do. This is exactly how I felt a couple of days ago when I heard about the passing of a family friend in Cameroon, left me heartbroken. It’s not... Continue Reading →
Discernment in friendship
I read this article on the Guardian, a letter from a reader dishing on the strained relationship with her best friend – they both fell pregnant at the same time, but unfortunately, she suffered a miscarriage at 5 months while her friend’s pregnancy carried on as planned, and ultimately, she gave birth to a healthy... Continue Reading →
Problems are great for us People!
Could we actually mentally change the perception we have of the "problem"? Turn the negative connotation tied to it on its head? The very charismatic American singer and actress Eartha Kitt once said – quote unearthed while minding my own business on Insta – “problem is something you make, life is something you live…”. I... Continue Reading →
Human Connection in the Digital Era
I’ve just been at the grocery store where 70% of the manned tills are now obsolete, self-checkouts clearly becoming the main way to pay for items. Visibly frustrated and impatient customers are massed together in long queues in front of both manned tills and self-checkouts. It just made me nostalgically reflect on how direct human... Continue Reading →
Dear Fellow Consumers, we have a superpower.
I’ve never felt so compelled to use my power to choose like now. Consumerism is pulling us left, right and center, but we still have the power to choose. We can choose to resist the pre-Christmas buying spree (folly) or the so-called Christmas sales, at a time when most households are facing damning financial difficulties;... Continue Reading →
LESSONS LEARNED v2
I was blessed a couple of weeks ago with another birthday; now bang in the middle of the almighty 40’s…this decade has for sure been one of profound conscious growth for me, and I’m so grateful for that. It’s interesting to re-read the post-birthday Lessons learned from two years ago; a few similarities with my... Continue Reading →
WHAT MAKES YOU TICK?
Here I am again after a couple of months off writing…not what I had planned believe me! However, rest assured I haven’t been wasting my time. It’s redundant at this point to talk about life being hectic. It just is. I’ve been particularly intentional lately about expressing who I am to the world and myself.... Continue Reading →
SUMMER AND HOME
It's been a while! I blame it on my easter holidays in Cameroon; the preps to go there (shopping, shopping, packing, shopping…), the actual stay (the surreal soaking in), the return to reality (takes some adjustment, like waking up at 4.30am!)...just a lot to handle. But here we are again for another round... That’s what... Continue Reading →
Shielding Our Inner Peace
Covid has now been relegated to the background - at least in the mainstream media - and at the forefront have come new significant issues; inflation, energy prices soaring, the Russia- Ukraine conflict taking centre stage in the news and affecting all of us one way or another, and so on and so forth… What... Continue Reading →
LET’S SET BOUNDARIES!!!
I recently found myself in a situation where I had to put a stop to some interminable nonsense; totally out of the blue, in a very organic way. That’s what we call burn-out these days…I granted myself the freedom to do what is right for me. The feeling of relief afterwards is simply indescribable. Are... Continue Reading →