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My Dearest Daniella (letters to my younger self)

“My Dearest Daniella, With your face to the sun and dreams bigger than your smile. Five years feels like yesterday and many moons ago at the same time. That independent, smart and brave eighteen year old girl determined to change her generation’s pattern and discover herself. As I reflect and tears roll down my face, I want you to know I am proud of the woman you have become; you earned it. There was no way of knowing where the trajectory of your life would take you but ultimately it… Read more My Dearest Daniella (letters to my younger self)

Words Hurt as Well as Sticks and Stones (Part II)

So many times we say things about ourselves that are so demeaning, and we wonder why things are so unfavourable for us. We put negative energy in the world to multiply and follow us. Even if it’s a joke; the words are still released in the same way. It’s one of the reasons you are to blame for your misfortunes. Be kind to yourself; praise yourself for all the things you have accomplished. You are terrific, and it is time you realise the impact your presence has on the universe.… Read more Words Hurt as Well as Sticks and Stones (Part II)

You Are What You Call Yourself

I have this friend that continually calls me a girl even though I remind them that I don’t identify with that word. They didn’t seem to understand the idea behind it, but I felt the need to explain my stance to prevent any further confusion. So the story goes like this: “I made a conscious effort not to refer to myself as a girl anymore under any circumstances. Most people thought it was weird, but I connected the word girl with childish and finite things, and I didn’t want to… Read more You Are What You Call Yourself

#thursdaythoughts02012020

The first Thursday thought of the new month, the new year, the new decade should be about pushing yourself. Last year was about the realisation of self-worth, now this year is about utilising the potential. What goals are you starting (and continuing) this year? Hope this gives you the push to get it going. Pax et Felicitatem,Nomadic Mind Wanderer

Generational Curses 102: Parenting Styles

This post was inspired by a video I saw on Instagram which talks about “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.” It gives a brief explanation about why parents (descendants of slaves) behave the way they do. I found it quite insightful and helped me understand why I experienced certain things growing up as a child. It’s no secret that how we behave stems from interactions with family, friends etc. What if these people were unaware of the traumas experienced by ancestors and classed their traits and mannerisms as cultural? What if they… Read more Generational Curses 102: Parenting Styles

A FaceBook Reminder

I was scrolling through facebook and I was reminded about something I posted a year ago. It was a poetry project I had completed; I research the meaning of my names and wrote a descriptive paragraph about myself. Looking back at it now, I have to say that I have maintained the level of growth I wanted for myself. I have maintained: consistency self love/esteem/belief/confidence peace/sanity/joy/motivation my diet (what I consume in all aspects of my life) my energy and the steps needed to protect it My Name: Unfolded The… Read more A FaceBook Reminder