Parental Anxiety: A Short Story

Emma and her son lived in the small village of Parentville. Afraid to make mistakes in parenting her son, she took to reading every parenting book, attended every parenting workshop, and even consulted with a parenting guru who claimed to have the secret to raising perfect children. One day, Emma’s son, Max, came home from […]


THE UNIVERSE IS NOT SHORT OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE DREAMS AND AMBITIONS. Every waking day, we experience spurts of creativity and moments of groundbreaking ideas. Research has shown that each one of us has at least five ideas that if followed with implementation, would shift the trajectory of our lives, and those of[…..]

Keeping Your Poise Under Pressure

You may be familiar with the term poised under pressure. PRESSURE. Imagine a student who misreads the timetable and misses a crucial exam, or the investor who places all they have on a business idea which tanks before it can take-off. At the work-place, it could be deadlines, confrontations, unmet targets that could cost a[…..]

Not So Funny …time for a breather?

Let’s call her Leila Amenambo a.k.a Madam Amena. A high-ranking human resource officer for an auditing firm. Medals. Awards. Accolades. All making her want more. Every day, she drops and picks her two kids at the junior section of Amana Group of Schools, an exercise she enjoys as a mother. Did I mention she is[…..]

Stop SHOULDING yourself

Imagine this scenario for a moment… You are walking quietly down Kanyamgwala Street to pick a bus to Kathonzweni, then from the blues this son of soil shows up and yells at you that you should lose some weight, or you should be a better mother, you should be this, you should be that. Right[…..]

…is IQ Overrated?

When Professor Richard Muller, the Author of ‘NOW, the Physics of Time’ was asked to comment on the whole hullabaloo about IQ, he had this to say; “‘Intelligence,’ as measured by IQ is a ridiculously over-rated parameter. I’m constantly meeting people who are clearly more intelligent than I am (in the IQ sense) who have[…..]

Nursing your HEADSPACE!

Outside their homestead, three girls Aurelia, Alisa and Amber sang their favourite skipping rope rhyme, “babligan babligan number 28 I went for a walk but know I stop underbreak,” their best shot at the song “Public van, public van number 28. I went for a ride but now I stepped on the break.” The children[…..]

FUTILE THOUGHTS: silencing the psychological drama

Don’t let scary psychological drama in the theatre of your mind threaten the beautiful realities at the centre of your life! Thoughts are things. And whereas they cannot be weighed in ounces, the very things they produce can be weighty. By  their thinking one may become limited, through the same, another may break through their limitations. […..]

Who Runs the World? GIRLS? A Case for Emotional Intelligence       

The waves of feminism have shed light to anyone who doubts, that women are equal to the task of taking charge of their own destinies, that of organizations, companies, industries and even countries. And, when such opportunities are not given to them, these powerhouses have also demonstrated beyond any doubt that they can put up[…..]