ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

Gugu / 6 March, 2019

Sometimes we can be so whiny. Ok, I can be so whiny, and I will admit to and own this. I am pretty sure that I get on the nerves of my closest and dearest with the level of venting and whining I do. I am of course grateful for the opportunity to even whine; it means I am loved and surrounded by friendship and sisterhood. It isn’t something I have always done though, opening up and sharing about the true state of my inner life. As a Capricorn and someone that’s deeply private and protective of self, I was…

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IT’S TOO MUCH!

Gugu / 20 February, 2019

How many of us are feeling like the year has already gotten ahead of us? Listen, as I type this, it is 17 February and I already feel like I have lost all the hope and confidence I had at the beginning of the year for the great and wonderful things that were going to be for me. Yes, I am zapped, emotionally and spiritually. And if you feel like this is going to depress you, I give you permission to tap out at this point. Ok, toodles.  And if you’re still with me, then OK – let me break…

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HOW TO FORGIVE…

Gugu / 6 February, 2019

So…I have a confession to make. I have unforgiveness in my heart. Eeeeeeek! OK, pause: I really don’t know how I feel about how much one bares their soul with each of one’s pieces. Because I mean, hey…unforgiveness is a pretty big thing. It’s a big thing soul-wise to have so much yuck stuck (see what I did there, hahaha) in your heart. But, OK. It is what it is, LOL. Don’t judge me. So back to that unforgiveness. Unforgiveness is one of the heaviest weights we can carry. It stings. Often, it also stinks. It poisons us and it…

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LIVING MY BEST LIFE (SMILE B*TCH)

Gugu / 23 January, 2019

Aaaaaand we’re back!!!!! A happy, prosperous and fulfilling 2019 to you all! May peace and joy abound in your lives and may the Lord keep and provide for you in all areas. How were the holidays? I trust that there was a lot of joy, laughter, peace and togetherness for all. Holidays are synonymous with family and I do hope that all our readers were able to spend GOOD TIMES with either blood or chosen family. Thankfully, I got to do both! But more on that later. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed my December 2018, shem! And I…

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THINGS THAT MADE ME HAPPY IN 2018

Gugu / 19 December, 2018

You know it’s been a long year when you have absolutely no idea what to write about for Logosophical anymore. I mean, the fatigue and lack of ideas set in around September tbh. Lulu and I started mentioning to each other how we were both ‘written-out’, and I’d desperately text her asking for ideas, to which she’d respond about her own blankness and seeming empty ‘tank’. Despite that, I must say that personally, I am proud of the posts I’ve written even in that time. They’ve been reflective of the marked journey of growth I have been on in 2018.…

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SURRENDERING DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN DEFEAT

Gugu / 5 December, 2018

I recently watched a Red Table Talk (RTT) episode featuring Toni The Living Legend Braxton (shout-out to her sis Tamar Braxton for that moniker) where she spoke about her divorce; the process and the lessons learnt. I’ve heard Toni speak about her divorce before and she’s always said that she hated being divorced. As a lover of love, she hated the fact that her marriage hadn’t worked. Her parents are divorced and had what one would call an acrimonious split (You’d have to not only listen to or read Toni relay the events of their divorce but also catch up…

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WHAT I’VE LEARNT IN 2018…

Gugu / 21 November, 2018

LESSON 1 In the main, in 2018, I have been on a course that has been designed to teach me patience. In the process, I have seen God actively and directly move in my circumstances. I have prayed for/about “small” things and asked God to intervene and He has done so, proving that He is with me and that I am on the right path, even though I’m yet to receive the things I consider to be the ‘prize’. Sometimes it’s hard to hold on in a seeming vacuum or place of darkness and unknowing and so these small answered…

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LOVING ME

Gugu / 7 November, 2018

I never imagined that loving myself would be such a difficult task. I thought that once I had achieved a certain level of self-appreciation and self-regard, it would be easy to practise that. Well…no. I lie. Somehow, I always suspected that a particular level of self-love required or went hand in hand with a particular degree of self-denial. How? I had always listened keenly to stories of women that had left no-good or just simply not-good-enough boyfriends/lovers because it fascinated me that someone could leave or walk away from someone that they were VERY MUCH/CLEARLY in love with JUST BECAUSE…

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IN HONOUR…

Gugu / 26 September, 2018

Today, 26 September, would have been Mam’ Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s 82nd birthday. And so, after recently reading her memoir, 491 Days: Prisoner Number 1323/69, Lungile and I agreed that it would be apt to post my “review” of the book today. It is a memoir consisting of letters exchanged between herself and her then also incarcerated husband, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, her family and friends, and legal advisors. She also kept a detailed diary of the manner in which she was treated while in prison, depicting the cruelty and downwright callousness of the collective security services of the National Party apartheid regime. …

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A.C.C.E.P.T.A.N.C.E.

Gugu / 19 September, 2018

By LUNGELO* *NOT HER REAL NAME At some point in my very recent past this word scared the living daylights out of me. I was in fight mode, battling the difficult and frightening circumstances that had appeared in my life without warning or invitation – and I was fighting hard. I was desperately trying to control (as much as I could) the circumstances, the responses of my loved ones and the future outcomes of these storms. I couldn’t even begin to contemplate what role (if any) acceptance would have in my life. Accept what? For the why? For the who?…

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