The Stages of Womanhood

Growing up with five sisters has been rewarding. They have all been role models to me for all my childhood and adolescent years. As a child, I would wait eagerly for one of my sisters to come home from school to give me permission to wear her Sketchers sneakers. Ok, neither of us ever needed [...]

Anxiety, the invisible monster Part 2 – Naming and shaming

Today, let’s name our anxiety monster. Mine is Alyssa. It is named after a geeky game warrior who led a rebellion and saved her people - so, a good guy. Try to picture your monster. Maybe it looks like Toby Allen’s representation from the last article. Maybe it looks like a little rainbow unicorn that [...]

Anxiety, the invisible monster – Part 1. The symptoms

Anxiety. It could manifest itself as social anxiety, general anxiety, simple shakes or damaging panic attacks. Most our anxiety may be caused by other people or exam results. It is an invisible monster that we hide from the world and often from ourselves. "P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you [...]

The Economics of settling

Contrary to popular belief, settling down is not the act of marrying someone you’ve always dreamt of. It is not the excitement and the feeling of accomplishment you have after you attain your dream job or house for that matter. Settling is when you give up the good fight and decide that enough is enough [...]

Relationships & Emojis

Relationships are not what they used to be. Gone are the days of sweeping a woman off her feet. We rarely see young people doing something extravagant and breaking out of their comfort-zones to daringly confess their love for their partners. (Not that this has ever been a regular thing, maybe I've also been watching too [...]

Relationships & Emojis

Relationships are not what they used to be. Gone are the days of sweeping a woman off her feet. We rarely see young people doing something extravagant and breaking out of their comfort-zones to daringly confess their love for their partners. (Not that this has ever been a regular thing, maybe I've also been watching too [...]

How to be a better human. Part 1:Love

“To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that's everything”- T. Tolis. I know the title leads you to believe that this piece of writing doesn't actually belong on a motivational website. If you give it a chance, I promise it could help you more than you'd think. [...]