Empathy & white fragility

Empathy & white fragility

The news about George Floyd, who was murdered by police in the US, has been heart-wrenching. It’s highlighted once again how pervasive racism is and with it white fragility.

Abundance

Abundance

There’s an abundance of space and opportunities. Are you taking up al the space you can?

Be the Trickster

Be the Trickster

In her brilliant book Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert explains why we should aim to be the trickster, the court jester or the fool. See why.

Keeping good company

Keeping good company

You are the sum of the five people you spend the most time with. Who does that make you? Here’s a secret I’ve learned about finding and keeping good company.

Revelations from the road

Revelations from the road

While cycling almost 360km accross Europe with my sister I had a few revelations that I rediscovered and would love to share.

Authenticity is a claptrap

Authenticity is a claptrap

By trying to be authentic we’re not being authentic. Here’s a better alternative recommended by an expert.

What is time, even?

What is time, even?

All the days seem to be blurring into one. What day it it? What time? I’ve found an antidote for this dilemma that might help.

On wearing masks

On wearing masks

We’re being asked to wear masks and for many of us, this is something unfamiliar and constrictive. We still have a choice. What do you choose?

The stories we tell ourselves

The stories we tell ourselves

What is the story we’re telling ourselves about the situation we’re currently in? Is it helping or hindering?

How to take better self-portraits in isolation

How to take better self-portraits in isolation

Tips and tricks on how to take badass self-portraits when you’re the only model around. Staying creative in isolation means staying sane in isolation.

Cold showers

Cold showers

Cold showers can be a great wakeup call. A call to be present and in the moment.

Old habits die hard

Old habits die hard

I used to think going out was my problem. Until I couldn’t go out anymore. Then I realised I’m my own problem. Here’s what’s next.

Facing collective and individual loss

Facing collective and individual loss

For many of us, this is the first time we’re experiencing collective loss on this scale. Can we be there for others and for ourselves too?

Social media killed the magazine star

Social media killed the magazine star

It has been a tough week for the SA magazine industry. What’s next?

Asking for help

Asking for help

Help will always be given to those who ask.

The seduction of black and white thinking

The seduction of black and white thinking

Black and white thinking can be super seductive. Can you tolerate not knowing? Can you practive being comfortable with uncertainty?

Do you know what you need?

Do you know what you need?

When you need food you get hungry. What’s the word for needing a hug? Or creative stimulation and how do you know which you need?

Combatting helplessness

Combatting helplessness

When we feel like we have no control over what happens to us, we start to think, act and feel as if we are helpless. Here’s what can help.

Lockdown resolutions

Lockdown resolutions

Things are never going to be normal again. We’re embracing a ‘new normal’ and luckily we get to decide what that looks like.

Isolation and loneliness

Isolation and loneliness

We were already facing a loneliness epidemic before the actual pandemic struck. How do we thrive in isolation and stay connected while social distancing?