How much do you love yourself?

How much do you love yourself? Do you know what it really and truly means to love yourself? Do you have what it takes to love yourself? Can you take on self love? Are you ready to love yourself? We are all able to love ourselves. Restrictions have however been placed on us by our…

Don’t overthink it, just do it

A group of us arrived at bootcamp on Monday and our coach was unavailable. We decided we wouldn’t let the this opportunity go amiss, we would still  exercise. Someone asked who would lead us and my name was put forward. I was a bit scared, unsure I would be able to lead the session but…

Expectations! Expectations!

We all have expectations and we somehow expect others to know what we expect of them (and expect them to act accordingly). So you want something done a certain way and you have explained this to your spouse, colleague, subordinate, friend… but somehow you do not get the result you were expecting. You get frustrated…

Mindful Cooking, Mindful Eating

Mindfulness is defined as the state of being conscious or aware of something (Oxford Dictionary). When I cook, I think of all the ingredients/condiments going into the dish being prepared – are they healthy, fresh, do I know what they are made of? I think about the outcome/long-term effect of what I am cooking – will…

Food Love

I was raised by foodies who not only love the taste of food, but also love cooking.

The journey to a fitter, better me

We have all heard the phrase ‘health is wealth’ thrown around. I however often wonder if we really understand what it means. Health simply refers to fitness of the mind, soul and body. If the mind is unwell, then one is unhealthy. Last year, I joined a fitfam fellowship group (YES, fitfam fellowship). Not because I was obese,…

Freedom

This is my third trip to Dakar and my first trip to Goree Island. Seeing the caves (I refuse to call them prisons) that slaves were put in all those years back, the chains and all the other memories of slavery, I really and truly appreciated freedom. I said a prayer of thanks for not…

Purpose

I am currently reading the book of Proverbs which is all about wisdom. The thing that calls out to me as I read this book is purpose. One who lacks wisdom cannot have purpose and without purpose, what is the point of one’s life? Proverbs 10: 4-5 reminded me of what I had been tasked…

Be Your Sister’s Keeper

Does this happen to you? Your phone rings, it’s someone close to you, you pick up and the caller starts the conversation by saying “so if I don’t call you, you won’t call me?”. Can you identify with this? What are your thoughts? Mine – did this person call to have an argument? How do…

Do Me, Be Me, Be Happy

Every new year, tons of people come up with resolutions for the year. I have never been one to write a to-do list for the year, I just make mental notes of things…. This year, instead of a resolution, I am holding on to a slogan – Do Me, Be Me, Be Happy. This sums…