• My country my pride : South Africa

    When I was invited to collaborate on this, I was so excited! The idea of this series is to shed some light on the misconceptions people tend to have about a certain country – this, of course, makes South Africa the perfect country to be featured. As a third-world country, South Africa is really not all that bad. Although referred to as a “shithole-country” by Mr. Donald Trump, South Africa has some amazing qualities and I intend on elaborating more on them in this article. But first, let’s nip the biggest misconception in the bud: South Africa has much more to it than just wildlife! Therefore, I will not even…

  • What men don’t talk about by Stephen Howard

    Abuse. It’s something very few people are willing to talk about, but men most of all. Doubly so if they have been the ones abused. It’s not really any surprise considering the level of shame that comes with it, and when you have family member stuffing it down, pretending it doesn’t exist. Worse yet, they are in it. What does this create? A lot of broken men who are told that their feelings don’t matter and that they need to suck it up and deal with it. After all, men don’t cry, right? Breaking the Stigma Contrary to popular opinion, men actually feel things very deeply. Our emotions are like…

  • Why you can’t “just quit” your drug addiction!!

    Thanks to Nikki over at http://www.lovemetreatme.net for giving me the idea for this blog post, please feel free to check out her blog as well. Addiction An addiction has been described as a brain disease or as a psychological disorder or even a compulsive behavior where one cannot do or live without a particular drug(s) or alcohol or any other substance even when it’s causing harm to them. They are basically out of control and cannot seem to get their urge in check. We’re all addicted to one thing or the other whether we want to admit it or not, you could be addicted to coffee or even a particular…

  • Book review : Becoming a man in the shadowlands by Dennis Randall

    General overview: Pages – 99 pages as an ebook / 138 pages on kindle. Author – Dennis Randall Trigger warning – For anyone who’s triggered by memories of rape, bullying or emotional abuse this might be a hard read for you, but trust me at the end it’s worth it. This books proves that you’re indeed a SURVIVOR. This book is more than just an autobiography or a sad tale of abandonment but rather it’s one that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions, get ready to dab tears off your eyes at some points and then lose yourself in a fit of laughter at another point. The author…