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15 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci At some point in life, one starts to crave a simple life free of drama but filled with passion, love and achievements; I must say that i’ve most definitely come to this point in my life. I don’t have the energy for things that I consider to be unnecessary and I go out of my way to constantly create a life that reflects my wishes and desires.…

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HOW TO TAKE ACTION

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I heard a man say recently that “there are so many talented people that will never be successful simply because they lack the ability to put action behind their words and dreams” and this caused me to stop and reflect some and i realised that dreaming up an idea is not the hard part, as they say…

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DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE MAGIC?

Dear Person Reading This, I’m writing to tell you that i think that you are magic. It’s easy to forget just what you’re capable of so i’ve made it my duty to remind you on the days you forget. You are phenomenal and capable of being all that you want to be. You are worthy of all the things that your heart desires but more than anything, you need to believe this. The economic world…

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STOP PRETENDING AND START ACTUALLY LIVING

“If you want to be happy, don’t do something you don’t like. Don’t say something you don’t mean. Pretending and lying to yourself will only breed unhappiness.” ~Michael Lee Most people go through life pretending to be doing better than they’re actually doing and if you asked them why, i’m not sure they have a very logical reason for doing so. If you search deep down yourself, you may find that you’ve once or twice…

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13 REASONS WHY SUICIDE IS NOT THE ANSWER

“What has become of the human spirit that we no longer believe in overcoming obstacles when the going gets tough?” – Charlene Wee I kept hearing the title repeated over and over again on social media. 13 reasons why. I ignored it until curiosity got the best of me and i looked it up, found out it was a Netflix Original TV series so i decided to watch it. It’s about a teenager that records her…

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AN OPEN LETTER TO EVERYONE DEALING WITH ANXIETY

“P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it.” – Daneille LaPorte Yet another early morning is here and I can’t seem to sleep past 4am. I’m up…

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ONTLAMETSE PHALASTE

I read about the life and death of the South African teenager Ontlametse Phalatse at 18; a child that was born with Progeria, a rare genetic premature aging disorder. This struck a lot of nerves for me. It wasn’t so much that she died, it was how she lived her life while she was here on earth. The estimated life span for a child born with progeria is between late teens and early twenty’s. You…

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WITH LOVE FROM ZANZIBAR

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will no withdraw from us.” — Maya Angelou I’ve spent the last week in awe and perfect bliss with so many moments that quite simply took my breath away. I’m currently in Zanzibar, Tanzania and I’ve spent my most recent days snorkelling with underwater creatures, having a private lunch…

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DON’T BE A SLAVE TO MODERN TECHNOLOGY

“The difference between technology and slavery is that slaves are fully aware that they are not free’ – Nassim Nicholas Taleb How many of us can honestly say that we can spend 24hours without our cell phones, iPad or laptops? What is the first thing you reach out for when you wake up in the morning? What’s the last thing you drop before falling asleep at night? What do you check on when you wake…

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THE IMPOSTOR SYNDROME AND HOW TO MANAGE IT

Definitions: Impostor describes one who makes false claims of identity or expertise. Impostor syndrome describes a situation where someone feels like an impostor or fraud because they think that they have duped the people around them, into believing that their accomplishments are of a high calibre, but in fact believe that their accomplishments are nowhere near as good as the praise or promotions they are accorded based on those accomplishments. Simply put, an impostor syndrome is feeling…

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