Tag: friendship

June 24, 2015 | life

Friendship Culling

Let me kick this off with a quote from modern day sing/rap poet laureate, Aubrey ‘Drake’ Graham: ‘Please do not speak to me like I’m that Drake from four years ago, I’m in a higher place.’ I hear you Aubrey, I hear you. And I do indeed relate, as I’m sure many of us do....

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February 5, 2015 | life

Dealing with Overwhelm

I’ve realised recently that there’s a perception among my friends, associates, social media followers that I have my shit together. People seem to think I’m an endless stream of positive light who’s all rainbows and unicorns. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a lover of life and my tent is pitched very firmly in the ‘glass...

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January 19, 2015 | life

The Power of Sisterhood

I’m not one of those chicks who has been best friends with the girl down the street since the age of 3. I don’t have the arsenal of stories of how close we were and how we finished each other’s sentences and practically lived at each other’s houses. I’ve moved countries a few times, I’ve...

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June 30, 2014 | life

How to Allow Friends Room to Grow

Watching those around you grow, learn, explore and win at life can be awesome or hard, depending on your mental state at the time. I guess everyone has their own rules or boundaries when it comes to inviting people into their life. One that has become increasingly important to me as the years go on...

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February 13, 2014 | life

Find Your Cheerleaders

Whatever your goal is in life, whatever it is you’re aiming for, you will more than likely need someone to help you get there. I’m not talking about people who literally contribute to that goal, be it investors or bosses, I’m talking about simply having some good people around you – your cheerleaders, if you...

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October 8, 2012 | life, relationships

Building Self Confidence

Our internal dialogue is a funny ol’ thing. It takes us on a journey each and every day – bigging us up during our triumphs, sending us into wallowing states of despair at other times, that pesky little voice dictates how we feel about ourselves for better or worse. Many let the words of others...

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June 13, 2012 | relationships

The Mother Vs Non-Mother Divide

Ahh ladies, we’re a complicated breed. We really are. I don’t know what it is or why we do it, but it seems we often have wars going on with each other. As if the every day trials and tribulations of this roller coaster estrogen-fest we’re on isn’t hard enough, apparently, we feel the need...

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October 25, 2010 | life

The Bitch Please Advice Column

Dearest Bangs, I have a friend (not a good friend, more of a regular acquaintance) who absolutely honks. Now, I’m not talking foul odour once in a while (we all have smelly moments), I’m talking the most rancid smell you can imagine, pretty much on a daily basis, to the point that sitting next to...

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December 7, 2009 | relationships

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

We’ve all met them at some point in our lives. Women who proudly declare they don’t get on with other women. This seems to be their conversation opener when speaking to other ladies. It’s almost as if they’re letting you know upfront that no friendship will blossom here, on account of your lack of a...

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September 2, 2009 | life

Friends & Foes

The complexities of female friendships is one of life’s great mysteries. Sometimes our male counterparts will ask us ‘why the hell are you friends with that bitch?’ The older you get, the more you whittle down this list. But at some point in your life, you’ve had all these characters as your friend. The Ride...

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