• lifestyle

    Taking a break is necessary

    I swear I am writing this post for the second time. I think I have written a similar blog post before or maybe I had a dream writing it? You know that feeling where everything is just overwhelming and you don’t know what to do or even worse you don’t know what is going on? Yeah, that’s a sign that you need to take things easy, relax, take some time out. Sometimes taking a break is all we need to do in order for us to have a different perspective on our everyday life. Every time you feel like you are about to crash and burn is exactly when you…

  • self care

    Mental Health Awareness Month

    The month of May is globally known as Mental Health Awareness Month. We had the pleasure of opening our platform to the beautiful ladies Atishca Makan and Laaiqka Sukaih who shared their mental health journey with us. The first post of the Mental Health Awareness Month Series I touched a bit on my life with depression. The ups the downs and everything in between. A few years back I was involved in a horrifying car accident where I lost my friends at the scene of the accident. I remember the first 3 years after the accident I would tell every second person I meet about the scene. That was the…

  • self care

    Mental Health Awareness Month: Anxiety

    Anxiety is.  A mental health disorder characterised by feelings of worry, anxiety or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities. Examples of anxiety disorders include panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Common types of anxiety: Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) A person feels anxious on most days, worrying about lots of different things, for a period of six months or more Social anxiety Specific phobias Panic disorder Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) There’s no cure for anxiety, but treatment, which often includes a combination of therapy and medication, is often very helpful at reducing symptoms. Anxiety disorders. Laaiqka Sukaih shares her story with us, It has always been hard for me to…

  • self care

    Mental Health Awareness Month: Grief – A Necessary Discomfort

    Grief by Atishca Makan I took hold of moms shaky hand, and we walked into my dad’s room together. From the moment I laid eyes on him in his bed, I knew he was gone. I felt it. I wanted nothing more than to collapse and retreat into myself at that moment. But I couldn’t. My mom needed a pillar of strength more than ever. So, I went onto autopilot. I took care of some of the funeral arrangements, bank paperwork, and all the legalities. I threw myself into it so quickly that I didn’t allow myself time to process my emotions. That was how the first year without Dad…

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    Mental Health Awareness Month: My Journey With Depression

    I know I am not the only one whose depression peaked at the beginning of the lockdown. I hardly slept the the first month of the outbreak of COVID-19 in South Africa . Why? I think I was panicked at the news of the global pandemic. You would turn on to the news channel and every headline was about coronavirus. Stressful. It is only right to talk about the panic the global pandemic has raised since it is Mental Health Month. 💚 Mental Health is a real thing unfortunately we take it lightly because we are not informed adequately about it. It influences how we think, feel, and act. It…

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