Karabo Jhamba

Inspirational Content Creator/Change Instigator/Speaker/Author

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My love hate relationship with social media

I am sure I have written about (or at least talked about… a lot) about leaving social media! And I gave compelling reasons too, though now I wonder if all of that was not in my mind! Hmm! Anyway, last year I quit social media (some of it, for a while). Then I came back of course. Curiosity got the better of me. Instagram I will be honest, I got tired of posting stuff. Not that I didn’t have stuff, I had tonnes of stuff to post. ...
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Asking for help when you need help

Asking for help is not seen as a super power or strength. We all want to say ‘I don’t need help, I can do it all on my own’! But, I actually believe that asking for help should be a strength, because we all know that there is absolutely no way anyone can do it all on their own. And sometimes you need to ask for help with the seemingly small and easy tasks! When we first moved to the neighbourhood, there was a nice ...
Blog, Devotion

Finding your passion

Passion! We live during a time when the saying ‘Nothing new under the sun’ rings very true. Finding your passion… Is this still even a thing? Do people still lead with passion? Or is passion overrated? Is it just another buzzword?   How much has already been written about this? A lot right? How many ‘Finding your passion’ tests are out there? A lot right? How many have you taken? How many books do you have that ...
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You are not alone in your depression

I was going to title this post something like ‘You are not alone’, but ended up adding ‘in your depression’ because I feel it is high time we talked about depression loudly and in open spaces. No more talking about it as if it doesn’t exist, as if it is all in someone’s head! No more telling people to grow up or snap out of it! One of my favourite stories in the bible is the story of Elijah and the ...
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Labels: Who are you?

One of my favourite passages in the bible is the one where Jesus asks his disciples ‘Who do people say the son of man is?’. In Matthew 16:13.  Feels like an out of the blue question. His disciples had answers, but it only got real when he asked them “But what about you?” , “Who do you say I am?” I am not going to ask you who you think Jesus is, but I feel that is a question we need to ask ourselves a lot of these days. Everyone has ...
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Work Life Balance

The first time I heard this phrase was while I was working in a high paced role for a company that ‘encouraged’ and ‘promoted’ work-life balance but had a lot of people burning out regularly. Yes, it was encouraged in that there were posters everywhere in the building, but the deadlines did not make sense and no one dared complain for fear of victimization. Yes, you were seen as not being a team player if you ...
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Live your life

My absolute favourite song. That I don’t know what the rest of the song says, or that it may not go with what I have attributed to it or what I get from it is also irrelevant. It’s the first line that I just blows me away. Live your life. Such a simple and yet profound statement. Live your life. The very first time I heard it I asked myself, ‘Who’s life am I living?’ And I was surprised when I unpacked that ...
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Sowing dreams

I honestly did not know what to title this one. I saw someone tweet that ‘Tshimo ga e lengwe ka loleme’ and I was intrigued. Loosely transalted, it says, You do not plant or sow a field with your tongue. Yep, you actually do not. Talking about it will not cause anything to happen. Talking to the field will not make anything happen. So why do you think that talking about your dreams will make things magically happen for you? Without working ...
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A Woman’s worth

August is Women’s Month in South Africa. 9th August is celebrated as women’s day. A whole day to women. Real women, a real woman. That is something I have heard so many times. I think as a child I was so eager to please, so eager to be respectful, to hear the words ‘Ke ngwana wa ga mang?’ Be asked in a positive wow way rather than in a disapproving way. ‘O mosadi tota’! What does that even mean? What makes ...
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Finding Passion @Work

Passion! I have been harping on and on about this for a while now. Because I believe it really is important. I see people going through life daily as if it is a chore, as if the life they are living is it, as if they have been dealt a bad card. And it saddens me greatly. I believe life is a beautiful gift. We have all been gifted with life. A clean slate to do anything you can imagine…. You just have to imagine it. That’s it. The ...