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 3 – The triangle of anxiety & Cognitive Distortions

So I mentioned rumination in the last article. How does this work? Rumination is your monster’s strongest tool in its box and it manifests as a worrying thought. “I’m going to fail the test tomorrow.” “No one likes me.” These thoughts are pushed into your mind by the monster and play on loop over and [...]

Anxiety, the invisible monster Part 3 – The triangle of anxiety & Cognitive Distortions

So I mentioned rumination in the last article. How does this work? Rumination is your monster’s strongest tool in its box and it manifests as a worrying thought. “I’m going to fail the test tomorrow.” “No one likes me.” These thoughts are pushed into your mind by the monster and play on loop over and [...]

The future of education, innovation and technology in South Africa, Should we be worried?

I am an engineer and generally introverted. But I was asked to talk about the future of education, innovation and technology in South Africa, and make it sound interesting… I don’t even know how to make things interesting, but I’ll try. I’ll be touching on the fourth industrial revolution and whether we should be scared [...]

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 [...]

Do You, Boo

Driving back to the office from the police station on a Saturday morning (I’m a lawyer, didn’t just get released from detention), when I stop at a traffic light, on the corner of Grayston and Rivonia roads. Nothing new – there’s a gentleman approaching as many motorists as he can in the few seconds that [...]

3 Steps to Success &Prosperity

"Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life." -- George Arliss We are living in turbulent times for what will be known as South African history. We are caught up in whirlwinds of corruption and deception. Amongst the rising tension and unease we feel, [...]

3 Steps to Success &Prosperity

"Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life." -- George Arliss We are living in turbulent times for what will be known as South African history. We are caught up in whirlwinds of corruption and deception. Amongst the rising tension and unease we feel, [...]