Why You Need to Stop Hustling So Hard

Glorifying the ‘hustle’ is an interesting trend among millennials. Admittedly, life has changed a whole lot since our parents and grandparents went out and got jobs, bought cars, got married, had kids AND bought houses all before they turned 30. Some of them even managed to live comfortably in single-income households. These days though, most…

A little retail therapy goes a long way. So how far can you get with… none?

In spite of being an anti-capitalist hippy in my soul, I don’t believe that the term ‘retail therapy’ was invented by evil men in suits to make us buy more. I am one of those 68% of millennials who has used shopping as a mood elevator (side note – who are the 32%? Who ARE YOU?). But I’m also one of those millennials who is cash poor, precariously self-employed and worried about the effect our mass consumerism is having on the planet. A splurge comes with a significant hangover…

Productivity Lessons We Can Learn From Mothers

Almost every mother I’ve ever spoken to has told me that although life feels much more chaotic with children, motherhood has actually made them much more organised than ever before. When you do the world’s most important job, you wind up developing coping tools and productivity hacks that can easily be applied into other fields.…

A Black Woman’s Passion

When I was graduating from secondary school, our yearbook committee chose one adjective to describe me; ‘passionate’. I didn’t take it badly… in fact, I was pretty chuffed. Passion is often portrayed as a positive thing, but now, all these years later, I’ve discovered how easily it is mistaken for fear, panic or anger… I…

In Hiding – A Book Review

As you’ve already figured out from my vague and witty title, I’ve been given the opportunity to share my review of the latest novel by H.W. Vivian; In Hiding. Let’s get straight to the meat of the matter; I read a lot. I always have. It is rare for a plot to surprise me, but…

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