These past few weeks of social distancing have involved heart-warming video calls with friends discussing our sentiments about this period. One theme which stood out for me from the chats is the importance of being real and authentic about how we are feeling. We consume information online on how to best spend this time: from … More 7 Ways to Thrive in Times of Uncertainty
I woke up this morning feeling deep gratitude in my heart. Believe it or not, these past few days have been difficult and tear-filled. The chest pains I experienced recently had me wondering if I’d ever be happy again. Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings Last October, about a week after Dad’s funeral, I … More Gratitude is a MUST!!!
After publishing the last post on 2020 TOP travel destinations, some readers challenged me to share more hidden gems within South Africa. So I’ve listed 10 South African treasures for you that are ‘MUST-visits’ in 2020! 1. Maloti-Drakensberg Park If you’re keen to enjoy natural beauty – from rock pools to caves – this UNESCO … More Top 10 ‘Weekend Away’ Spots for 2020
It’s so-called ‘Janu(worry)’, and most of you are back at work! Chances are the last thing on your mind (and bank account balance) right now is where to travel this year. With this reality in mind, instead of just ticking off some random checklist, it’s wise to plan a trip by considering first what you … More 20 Top Locations to Travel in 2020
To be honest, my sentiments towards this festive season have been rather grim. Since the passing of Dad last October, the hole in my heart feels even bigger, and the grief more painful this festive season. My father, who’s birthday falls on the 25th of December, won’t be with us this Christmas… The highlight of … More Celebrating That First Christmas After The Loss of A LOVED ONE
I hope you found my last post on 13 ways to snap out of the end of year slump valuable. Since we are what we eat, I’ve jotted down some food items that can help keep your energy up and focus sharp. Sorghum (also know as Mabele): Sorghum is gluten-free, low-GI (which means it’s good … More 17 Foods to Fight ‘End of Year’ Fatigue
Can you believe it’s November already? I’m certain you would agree when I say most of us are exhausted – emotionally, mentally and physically. As the countdown to the festive season nears, office productivity is dwindling; people are more relaxed with their routines – actually some of us are just over it! The year has … More 13 Ways to Snap Out of That ‘End of Year’ Slump
Back in 2017, I came across the term ‘Motherhood Penalty’ while conducting research on the gender wage gap. I was curious about why women tend to earn less than men on average – even if they hold the exact same position with the exact same level of skills and experience… The South African labour market … More Does the Workplace Penalise Women for Being Mothers?
Last week, a dear friend and I paid a visit to Liliesleaf heritage site here in Johannesburg, South Africa. We participated in a guided tour. I felt compelled to share some parts of the amazing experience, so here goes. On 7 April 1960, all groups campaigning for the end of Apartheid were banned. The Pan Africanist … More Liliesleaf: On Operation Mayibuye
Happy Monday Everybody! This post is special because I’m not the author. Instead, it has been written by a young economist with a passion for making economics simple and relatable. Considering South Africa’s current poor economic performance – high unemployment rates, rising inequality and poverty – this article provides valuable insight and perspective. Do enjoy! … More The State of A Nation Depends on Its Currency