Category: WELLNESS

What it means to me that my dad died on Heritage Day

What It Means To Me That My Dad Died On Heritage Day

My dad, Charles Frederick Mijnhardt, passed away in hospital on September the 24th 2014, Heritage Day in South Africa. I had never really realized the significance of this, other than remembering that I was still in bed (it’s a public...

/ September 24, 2017
Writing is my anti-depressant of choice

Why Writing Is Still My Anti-Depressant Of Choice

It’s been a rough couple of weeks, to say the least. I won’t bore you with the minutiae of why things have been a little, shall we say “taxing”, on the emotional front, but I will give you the précis...

/ September 11, 2017
The power of forgiveness

The Beauty and Power of Forgiveness

I’ve lived in South Africa all my life. It is a beautiful country with an ugly past that sometimes seeps into the future. Pain is etched into its often harsh and unforgiving geography – tattoos of suffering that have not...

/ September 9, 2017
Heavy music

How Heavy Music Has Taught Me to Love Myself

Heavy metal music is extremely important to me, and I often refer to it in pieces about my own life experiences. I have literally unfriended people for insulting my taste in music; and not in the superficial Facebook kind of...

/ September 7, 2017
Signs of success

4 Subtle Signs That You’ve Made It

Success is a subtle thing. It does’t announce itself or make some grand, flamboyant entrance. You don’t just wake up one day and “feel” successful, declaring to the world “hey, I’ve made it! Suck on that, world!”. Success is a...

/ September 2, 2017