Author: mpumz

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Purpose. What is it? Do I need it? Why don’t I understand what that means for me? Some people are born with a natural talent, a skill that they can harness into adulthood that makes their lives meaningful – ministry that drives everything they do. Others grow into – stumbling upon it as life’s challenges…

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Limited leave days, fully booked holiday destinations, and just wanting some quiet time? How about a stay-cation? So, the past holiday season was a different one for me. For a lot of various reasons, leaving Joziwood to join friends and family for the “all-you-can eat Christmas lunch” and overcrowded beach days was just not possible….

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I had this book for a good two months before picking it up. The title alone struck me. Firstly, I also have dark circles around my eyes (a family trademark that no eye cream can fix) which I am very self-conscious about, so that alone made me feel like “argh, this book is going to…

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In the past few months, this topic has become more and more intriguing to me. With October being mental health awareness month in South Africa (bet you didn’t know that), I thought perhaps this would be an opportune time to address this taboo. Why is it that historically, and currently black African society refuses to…

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How does one know when you’ve reached the end of a particular road, to turn the page & discover a new chapter, or to simply walk away and start afresh? Change is oftentimes circumstantial and determined by the natural passage of time, like moving from pre-school to “big school”, high school to varsity, etc. If…

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After years struggling with dry, damaged relaxed breaking hair, I finally decided to start over. Boxing day 2010 I took to the scissors and cut it all off. Great. A fresh start. Mmm… Not quite. Thing is, I had no idea how to care for my own natural, kinky hair. So it was weekly salon…

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Modern day life is very expensive and one can easily find themselves in way over their head, and I mean waaaay over. A small overdraft here, emergency credit card there, clothing account, cell phone contract – the list is endless. All of these things accumulate and, before you know it, your income is lower than…

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I don’t know about you, but I grew up with the constant notion that one had to “work hard in school to get a good job” in order to be successful . This was compounded by the fact that most of my family members were either teachers, lawyers, or some other product of a tertiary education….

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One of the trickiest parts of being a young adult (emphasis on the YOUNG), is figuring out how to make your (often-times little) money you have work for you. I’m now 6 years into a professional career and let me tell you, it makes NO sense to me why one only gets paid 12 times…

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I sincerely hoped that my debut into the “blog-o-sphere” would be on a more lighthearted, upbeat, kick-ass note. But the weight of the last week has me wanting to reach out to someone who may understand the waves of grief and mourning that tackle you in the midst of navigating your way through life –…