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Sober and Awake – in recovery from addiction – the journey continues

Sober and Awake – in recovery from addiction – the journey continues

I’m awake. I’m awake and living officially in recovery from addiction. Who knew in recovery from addiction would feel like being very awake Suddenly I’m alive and well. “But who are these people in my life and how did I get here?” “And who the hell am […]

GIVEAWAY – launch of limited edition affirmation journal range!

GIVEAWAY – launch of limited edition affirmation journal range!

It’s here! It’s my range of limited edition affirmation journals! I’m excited to share my new range with you! This very special project where I got to collaborate with Londonderry and Brook, ‘a Specialist Branding and Print Production Agency’ based in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.  I connected with Lin […]

Women and suicide – Kate Spade leaves us and I am not surprised

Women and suicide – Kate Spade leaves us and I am not surprised

Mental health is not a new topic for me I started blogging in 2011 with Yve’s Corner. I only started writing about mental health, specifically women and suicide, with my own experiences as the focus in 2012. In that same year, I started Our Lived Experiences, […]

Maintaining a positive attitude in life sober and off psychiatric medication

Maintaining a positive attitude in life sober and off psychiatric medication

You’d think that having a general ‘positive attitude in life’ would be easy. Especially now that you’re sober, right? Well, not entirely. Why life, why? My first solo exhibition at the AVA Gallery is done and dusted. The official review was very well-received by my peers. I sold several […]

Review of Yvette Hess AVA Western Cape ArtReach Solo Exhibition – Yvette Hess

Review of Yvette Hess AVA Western Cape ArtReach Solo Exhibition – Yvette Hess

For me, as an emerging female visual artist, there’s so much more to just creating art. The process of creation itself is multifaceted and the complexity of being everything to everyone adds to it. If we include living with mental health issues and all that […]

Featuring Jo Petzer from Cosmic Creations – Local Creatives in South Africa

Featuring Jo Petzer from Cosmic Creations – Local Creatives in South Africa

Graphic design in South Africa When I think “graphic design”, I used to think “Photoshop”, “ag, come on, this is easy” and “Can’t I just do it myself?”. Now, graphic design in South Africa holds new meaning and understanding. This, especially since I move heavily […]

280 days sober – And all I want is a cold beer – Still learning to control alcohol cravings

280 days sober – And all I want is a cold beer – Still learning to control alcohol cravings

 Can you control alcohol cravings? I’m not shy to say it. I’m still learning to control alcohol cravings. And I’d bet a few hundred Rands (not dollars guys!) that even recovering addicts would definitely feel the same. Triggers don’t go away, so it makes sense […]

Yvette Hess -My contemporary art journey at the AVA gallery in Cape Town 2018

Yvette Hess -My contemporary art journey at the AVA gallery in Cape Town 2018

I want to tell you a bit of my journey this past week (which focuses on me exploring contemporary art in South Africa). But, let me provide you with a short, uncomplicated definition of what “contemporary art” is according to Wiki: Contemporary art is the art of today, […]

What it feels like to be alcohol free – Sober for 227 days

What it feels like to be alcohol free – Sober for 227 days

When “they” ask “what it feels like to be alcohol free” When people ask  “what it feels like to be alcohol free”. I can immediately answer and say, “You already know. The last word you said says it all.” FREE. I am free of the […]

Find out who is my survey competition winner here!

Find out who is my survey competition winner here!

It’s time to announce the survey competition winner! OH YES! The backstory behind the survey Surveys are designed to assist the creator to collect some important information. It’s more than about giving away awesome prizes, even though that is fun too! I wanted to know […]


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