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Living with anxiety
4 days ago
Many of us have felt anxious at one point in our lives. Whether you’ve felt uneasy about an upcoming exam or were stressed about familial disputes – those of us who have experienced angst know how all-consuming and suffocating the feeling can be. Anxiety can be defined as a feeling of extreme apprehension or stress…
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#Date my family
2 weeks ago
Dating can be fun and adventurous but once it transpires into a committed relationship it starts to involve a lot of people. When we get into a relationship with someone we also get into a relationship with their friends and family. It is a package deal; you cannot get one without the other. Unfortunately there…
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Attending to my emotional wounds
3 weeks ago
Even though black people are starting to understand that depression is real, the stigma around it is still rife. It is not uncommon to hear comments such as, moody or lazy. Because of this, we often reproach ourselves for wanting to reach out, we think ourselves too self-indulgent. Suffocating but still feeling you can’t reach…
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Miss Independent
4 weeks ago
The oddest of experiences will most likely unfold in a taxi. Mine began with a driver who continuously cast glances at me through the review mirror until curiosity pushed him to ask, “Where is your man?” I was tempted to question what he meant but he went onto say, “He shouldn’t be letting you travel…
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Are you being ‘breadcrumbed’?
a month ago
Having a crush on someone can be one of the most thrilling feelings in the world. From the butterflies you’re likely to have in your tummy, to the thumping loud beating of your heart when the object of your affection randomly texts you – being in love is so amazing! Even when your crush doesn’t…
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A woman's worth
a month ago
My parents got divorced when I was four and my mom had full custody of my three sisters and me, so I grew up in an essentially all female household. My mom was the law. She clothed, fed and sheltered us. I have never known of any economic contribution from my dad from the time…
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The strength of a woman
2 months ago
Despite attending a number a funerals over the years, there is one that still haunts me. That day, people readily took to the podium to deliver their final messages. They described the deceased as an honest, humble man who devoted himself to his family. A man’s life stolen by an illness, leaving a loving wife…
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Dating your best friend
2 months ago
Having a best friend is great. Whether you see each other on a regular basis or not, it’s always good to know that there’s someone in the world with whom you can share your deepest feelings and who knows how to get you to have a good belly laugh when really you need it. Best…