Karabo Jhamba

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5 ways to fall in love with Monday

I used to dread Mondays. Like break down in a sweat have a tummy ache kinda dread. I didn’t know what to do. My weekend consisted of only one productive day as I spent the Sunday in bed or walking aimlessly around the house. I tried a lot of things. Exercise which helped a lot, reading, affirmations, cooking and baking. And they all worked…. when I was busy. The minute my head hit the pillow the restlessness and anxiety of the ...
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Be powerful and Brave

Be unapologetically powerful and brave!   I saw this on Sarah Jakes Robert’s Instagram page the other day and was moved! The power of that statement hit me like a brick! It spoke to me. Like it was there just for me! Why? Because I am afraid of my own power!   Over the years I have been downing my power. I told myself it was so as to not make other people uncomfortable. But deep down I knew it was fear. It was easier and ...
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Fear: Don’t let it run your life

I will admit, I used to be pretty afraid….of just about anything and everything. I have always had big dreams, (I still do), but I have only made a few of those big dreams happen.   Why you ask?   I shared a dream with a friend who was so skeptical and unenthusiastic she might as well have yawned at me. I was shattered, but I figured she was jealous. Just in case she wasn’t, I sat on my dreams a few more years and ...
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Running your race – What to do when the road gets lonely?

If you have been following my blog then you know that this year I am advocating for self care and taking care you first before you take care of anyone else.  I mean, if you are tired, worn out and not recharged how are you going to be able to help anyone else? Like the instructions on the plane, in case of emergencies you get put your mask on first before helping anyone else.   Well, sometimes the road does get very lonely.   I ...
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Thankful May

The book of Ecclesiastes talks about seasons. In Chapter 3. There is a season for everything. Not only did it ring true then, it rings true even now. There is a season for everything. A time to be sad and a time to be happy. A time to fail and a time to succeed.   We are almost halfway through 2018 and so much has happened and been achieved (and not achieved) that I thought I would take time to be thankful for the 2018 that has already ...
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You are more than Enough

One of my favorite parts in the bible is after Adam and Eve have sinned and they try to hide from God when He comes to commune with them as was the norm. They then proceed to tell God that they are hiding from him because they are naked. Guess what God’s reply is? ‘Who told you?’! How powerful is that?   ‘Who told you that you were naked?’ ‘Who told you that you are not beautiful?’ ‘Who told you that you were not worthy?’ ‘Who told you ...
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Tomorrow – Now or Never

James 4:14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.   We all know that elusive beast called tomorrow very well. At the getsmart Women in leadership programme I attended, the panelist were asked to share one thing they live by or that gets them motivated. One of them, said ‘If not now, then when!’. I absolutely loved it! She went on to ...
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How to get up when you feel sad and down!

  Humans are generally groupies. I think that is how we are wired. To be with other humans, working together towards sometimes similar and often times not so similar goals. Why else would there be a saying like ‘No man is an island’? 😊 No, it is true, no man is an island, we all need someone or some people to help us, cheer us along. We also need to help others, cheer them along, pull them up. But what happens when everyone ...
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Letting go and Letting God take control

My friend is moving to another province in a few months and we were chatting about how much we would visit each other. This is not her first move, so she is feeling a bit sad, scared, wondering where to start, what to start with, children’s school, where they will stay, friends and clients being left behind. It is not easy. As we were chatting, she sent me the following and I thought it was too good not to share so I got her permission to ...
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8 ways to give yourself love on care on Valentines Day

  February is the month of love. Cliché as it might be, I think we need a month of love. People are generally in a better mood in February. Chocolates, flowers, gifts all around! Who wouldn’t be in a good mood. My husband and I have never celebrated valentines day, but it has given us a lot of perspective regarding our love life. It serves as a reminder that we need to love each other more and more each and every day, not just in ...