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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 […]

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 […]

3 months free from alcohol ROCKS – An Update

3 months free from alcohol ROCKS – An Update

I’ve been 3 months free from alcohol. That’s right, 101 days! I find it hard to believe that I managed to last 3 months without alcohol. I say this because I know how deep in the doo-doo I was. I drank daily. But I hear […]

Weight no more

Weight no more

Weight no more? I wish. And I wish my fat away if it’s not obvious already. “Some people have real problems,” I tell myself. Like poverty (more than being broke) or Cancer. Not that Cancer is the worst problem and other invisible illnesses are not […]

My ongoing journey with Psoriasis

My ongoing journey with Psoriasis

Heh, Psoriasis? According to WebMD, Psoriasis is described as the following: “Unpredictable and irritating, psoriasis is one of the most baffling and persistent of skin disorders. It’s characterized by skin cells that multiply up to 10 times faster than normal. As underlying cells reach the […]

I used to be

I used to be

The post below may come as a surprise to some. If you feel the need to judge, rather keep it to yourself. This is a safe space not only for me to express who I am, but for my readers to feel they can share […]


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