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Rolene’s Blogs

Success leaves clues. Rolene has learnt various life lessons the hard way and has personally discovered pearls of wisdom and success clues from mentors, role models, and random strangers. Rolene is very fond of reading and writing and sees her blogs as a way to share her thoughts and learnings with you.

How D’Niel and I made our 6-year long-distance relationship work

27 September 2022
So, after prayer and a never-ending search, you finally found that special someone. But due to unforeseen circumstances, you end up living far from the person you have fallen in love with. No matter how much you care for each other, a small part of you surely worries about how or if your relationship will […]

5-Day Couples Bonding Challenge

27 June 2022
On the 25th of November 2017, in the heat of the South African summer, I was in complete ecstasy and completely exhausted and relieved that the year was finally over. That day will forever be engraved in my mind. 2017 was probably one of the most challenging years I have ever experienced. D’Niel and I […]

7 Steps to Create an Impactful Speech

15 June 2022
I wish someone had shared these public speaking tips with me long ago! Communication is one of the most valuable life skills we use every day. Whether we speak to 1, 100 or 1000 people, the way we communicate can be extremely powerful, but it can also be detrimental. There was a time when public […]

How to deal with anxiety

10 June 2022
Anxiety is a regular guest in most of our homes. And yes, anxiety can be normal at times – like stressful situations such as public speaking, writing an exam or going on a first date. When anxiety becomes excessive, consuming and interferes with your daily living, it is unhealthy and can indicate an underlying disease. […]

5 Tips on How to Multitask in Real Life

3 June 2022
When I was younger, the term ‘multitasking’ conjured up a vision of a professional woman in a pin-striped suit sitting at a big desk. Her nails are perfect, and she is working on a computer whilst answering a phone, drinking coffee, and signing documents; all of this is done calmly and efficiently. She does not […]

The Most Difficult Word in the World

25 May 2022
Allow me to tell you about the most difficult word in the world. This word possesses power and authority. It can stop most people in their tracks, offend a few individuals, and command respect when used appropriately. It took me 28 years to learn to say it, and I still struggle to say it every […]

How to say no without being ‘negative’

11 May 2022
There are times I have to do something that most mothers loathe to do – to spend the weekend away from my little ones.  As expected, the experience brings up both positive and negative emotions: negative because I miss being with them. On the positive side, I often spend time with my husband and I […]

Self-discipline | What 9-year-old Rolene taught me

9 April 2022
I want to tell you a little story about 9-year-old Rolene… When I was in primary school, I struggled with mathematics. I remember sitting at the kitchen table in front of my mother who explained the concept of division for the 10th time that day. I just couldn’t understand that if you have 3 apples […]

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