My heritage and my past make me an animal

Give me your attention for a short while. Indulge. Feast your eyes on exhibit Themba Jay, if you will. If I may just brag a little. Okay. Anyway . . . Lest I digress. I feel proud. Of being myself. A global citizen (it feels good when you believe the world is small and needs …

My sister’s keeper

I thought I should write down some things you need to look out for on your dating path sis'. More importantly, on your way from being a beautiful girl to an elegant and sophisticated woman. The road ahead is blissful and filled with happiness. Again, emotionally challenging. Even a GPS wouldn't help much in navigating …

The strategy I used to rethink and remake myself

Look. Like we all do, I slipped up at some point in my life and forgot who I really am and the standards I once upheld. (A grave mistake. Letting the world dictate how to live.) And I’ll be honest with ya: it is awfully difficult to live freely from society’s limitations, beliefs and (negative) …

It gets better with time

The fascinating part of it all is that the pithy yet gentle statement above holds true for both the good and positive things that happen in life, as well as in catastrophe. When I was hard at work, some years ago, practicing writing, speaking and the techniques of delivering words eloquently, the effort applied was …

I Learnt to see Beyond the Curve (and it works like a charm)

It is the best thing to happen to me in a long time. Possibly forever. So, at the beginning of 2019, I gave myself time to settle down and then began the process of paying attention to life — I gawked at and inspected my life and then went a little further. I dug into …