Raising Boys As We Fight For Gender Equality

We’re at the tail-end of Women’s Month in South Africa, that one month in the year when government and organisations bring on the women empowerment rhetoric. My mother taught me to ‘practice what you preach’. Sadly, not everyone got that memo. Last night’s webinar, a Women’s Month series hosted by Towela from my ‘mommy network’,……

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Once Covid-19 Is Over

There’s a meme doing the rounds: “’Once Covid-19 is over’ is starting to sound a lot like ‘When I win the lotto’”. After having a fleeting chuckle about it yesterday, sharing with a few and moving on as we always do with the memes that are as common as daylight, it unwittingly planted roots in……

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What Is Your Inspiration?

By now, we’ve all attended at least one webinar. If you haven’t, you will soon. I see them as ‘mini inspiration series’ to give us a sense that we’re all still connected and above all, to keep us inspired. That’s what we’re all looking for. According to Merriam-Webster, inspiration is the “action or power of……

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My Heart Is Full

We’re 100 days in and Covid-19 has proved that not only can we survive, but we can thrive on less. This is not great for an economy built on materialism, pushing mass consumption of things we don’t really need but ‘have to have’. I can’t change that, but I’m encouraged by some of the indicators……

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The Questions We Need To Ask… Part Two

There are a few things that I started questioning, long before any sign of Covid-19, which were always received with some variation of “we can’t do that, it won’t work”. Now, the virus has fertilised the ground for these seeds to take root and grow. One of my first realisations is that our lifestyle needs……

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The Questions We Need To Ask… Part One

Those in the know say that our kids’ education today must be premised on equipping them to ask questions, to probe, to discover and ultimately, be creative and innovate. No rote learning allowed. There are robots for that. How about the same for us? We must actively question the status quo. Especially when the Universe……

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Never Waste A Crisis

That’s a mantra most communicators around the world understand. Those of us holed up with partners and children have been given enough airtime. Let’s take a moment to send virtual hugs to our brothers and sisters who, for whatever reason, are without a significant other in their home environment. You may be feeling lonely and……

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Settling Into Our New Normal

We’re on day 40-something of lockdown. I’ve lost the desire to count. My reference right now is that it’s longer than Lent. How naïve we all were to think that things would suddenly be ok after 30 April. Covid-19 is not our biggest problem, it’s a catastrophic ‘distraction’. We have to contain the spread of……

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When April Was Cancelled

Life can change in a split second. One day my father-in-law was fine, at least he seemed to be. The next, he was gone.  This Universal phenomenon usually happens to us, our families, friends and loved ones at different times and stages in our lives. We are therefore able to distribute our compassion, give comfort……

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