Wednesday, October 8, 2014

African Styles

Natural looks are trending in Africa. It seems the year of the hair weave is slowly passing. I was a weave fan for quite a while, years to be precise. But there is something so unique about the African continent that I think foreigners appreciate more than Africans themselves. Well, the reason for this may lie deep in history. But I am just glad people are finally identifying with who they are and loving it. (God did not make a mistake when He made me black. Proudly African)

I had fun styling my braids

Crossroads (Chapter 14)

She should have known better not to trust Kenneth. Really, she would have been better off living under a bridge than this. Kenneth’s friend was a shady character, a middle aged Indian man who had kept her locked up in a dark and damp flat down town. Feeding her with left-over breyani and other hot Indian curries that upset her stomach. He had insisted it was for her own safety. All she had was a glimpse of the alley below, strewn with litter and reeking with sewerage water.

Emotions(Dealing with stress)

'We demolish arguments and every high-minded thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive to obey Christ.'Corinthians 10:4,5

To start on this subject of dealing with stress I would like to remind you of what we have learned so far in the previous lessons. You should have learnt by now that all feelings originate in the mind. Your feelings are a result of your thoughts, the ones you are aware of or the ones that you are not aware of(unconscious mind).

Saturday, September 13, 2014


When we talk about art many people think of paintings and drawings. Which is partly true. But there are many other forms of art that people are usually not even aware of. Art is a creative expression, a creative way that an artist uses to pass a message. Art is useful in so many ways, in fact it is all around us. Take the laptop in front of you right now, it was someone's design. When you sit to watch TV you are looking at art and artists performing. The clothes you are wearing, magazines, newspapers, adverts, music are all works of art. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Youth, dreams and finding a purpose in life

Youth is a crossroads. It is a time where young people find themselves doing a lot of soul searching. Pursuing dreams and trying to find meaning and purpose of life. This is where many get lost because of the wrong directions they take. In this pursuit of dreams many end up disappointed and hurt. Deep down many youth are void and unsatisfied. Their greatest battle is trying to fit in with their peers and being cool. To have this and that ie. fashion, the latest gadgets, partying and clubbing, and nowadays it’s the internet, staying connected through facebook etc. Every effort is made to fill the void, to find a sense of contentment and satisfaction. Pleasure becomes a priority as this temporary sense of elation plays a very important role in avoiding the reality of a broken and unhappy soul.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Crossroads (Chapter 13)

 There was a sense of tranquility in the streets of the upper class neighborhood where Kate’s residence was situated, in the suburb of Durban North. Rarely did you hear any sound except for the birds singing in the trees. It would seem there was peace in this place. But the truth was many things happened behind closed doors. 
A cold war was raging in Kate's house. Things had never been the same again since Thando’s relapse. Her growing demand for drugs had forced her to draw near to Kenneth. He had what she wanted. And he didn’t hesitate to give her. It was only a matter of time before she discovered what he wanted from her.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Emotions(Part 3) Stress

Stress is nothing but a build-up of energy and toxins that are released when your fight or flight response is triggered. What your body does is release extra energy into your body to prepare you to face your challenge. In the previous post I briefly explained that your mind doesn’t know how to differentiate between a real threat to your life, something that can harm you eg. A lion, snake and other threats like losing your job or debts that you have to pay. Your body sends just one response to all your threats.