Dear foodies,  Anxiety, control, and procrastination aren’t good things.  The concept of “letting go,” even though it’s exactly what we need to do to be happy and successful in our lives, can feel scary to many people, including myself, who have experienced trauma. These go-to protections limit our growth and development, like many things we […]

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Dear foodies, If you’re worried about whether you’re eating enough, how often you’re eating when you’re not hungry, or if you are concerned that food has become your primary tool for coping with emotions, contact Eating Disorders South Africa or RecoverySpace.org. One minute you’re in bed, the next you’re in the kitchen looking for a snack when you […]

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Dear foodies, We have developed a skewed notion of healthy exercise and eating. We either don’t do it at all, or we do it far too much.  The sooner someone can identify their disordered eating and get help, the better their chances of making a full recovery, both physically and mentally. Raise your hand if you’ve […]

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Is being strong always a strength?

  • Lerato Mokonyane
  • 3 min read

Dear foodies, I came across this tweet earlier and I strongly related to it. It also got me thinking: “Is being strong always a strength?” I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to push through difficult life situations while bracing myself for pain and agony. I had mastered the art of appearing “strong,” whether it […]

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