Depression is not…

I saw an illustration this morning that showed a man walking with a heavy shadow weighing him down. From one tile to the next the shadow grew bigger and more daunting until eventually it got inside him turning the inside of his body into a dark cave, with a little figure of him sitting helplessly…

Reflections on the 20 Day Mental Wealth Challenge

It feels weird not having a specific topic to post about. The challenge definitely made me more consistent in my efforts to pick up my game in the writing space, but there appears to be more that I’m noticing that has changed. One thing that I’ve been keen to do at the end of this…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 20

Are you still putting off doing the one thing you’ve been putting off for so long? Or did you rise to yesterday’s challenge and finally tick that thing off of your list? I finally took steps towards consolidating my blog site with my official author website. It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 19

That wholesome breakfast challenge from yesterday turned out to be quite a treat. I was also pleasantly surprised that my experimentation in the kitchen is yielding some delicious results as well. My daughter was amazed that I was capable of such a meal and I’m still not sure if I should take that as a compliment…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 18

Instead of sending myself flowers yesterday, I decided to resurrect some dying flowers in the garden. This summer heat in South Africa doesn’t help that cause, but I did manage to recover a jasmine bush, harvested some green chilli from my little tree, and I used some of the curry leaves from my curry leave…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 17

We’re in the finishing straight now. Just a few more days to go. Going the entire day without complaining yesterday was not too difficult, although I know someone else that struggled. Eventually by lunchtime they simply forgot that the challenge was still on, but not before finding ways to redefine a complaint as a statement,…