undisciplined beings

What a year…and its only July. I have drunk my liver into paralysis and been rather frivolous on the junk food. I lack self-discipline. Growing up, discipline was something that was forced into you using any means necessary. We wore the same uniforms at school, knee length skirt and no shorter, bleached white socks (though…

my battle with delayed gratification

Delayed gratification – what does this actually mean? There is a famous ‘marshmallow experiment’ conducted by Stanford University in the late 1960s and 70s. In summary, children were offered one marshmallow and told that if they waited (and didn’t eat it within a period of 15mins) then they would be given a second marshmallow. The…

the silly excuses african women make

This morning I went for my usual 5K run. It started off badly, I tripped several times, my eyes were puffy, I hadn’t slept well and my breathing was off. I cursed the pavement, I cursed the sky, I cursed everything I could see. I felt like crap! But, I persevered and 10mins later, I…

7 easy ways to boost your mood

According to the Mental Health Bulletin, nearly 5,000 black people in the UK, per 100,000 accessed mental health services in 2014-15. These figures are continuously rising as a recent BBC documentary by Keith Dube (shout out to a fellow Zimbo!), confirmed. In his documentary “Being Black, Going Crazy?”, Keith questions the mental health statistics in…

After 20+ years of facing debilitating stigmas, such as taboo discussions on abuse, emotional distress and mental health, I decided to take a leap into unchartered territory by creating a safe space where myself and select guest bloggers can share their experiences.