Category: TishaTalks

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Staying Woke is Overwhelming

I’ll let you know right now that I won’t be ending this post with any tips or advice. I write this because I believe that it is important to stay woke, but I also place a high importance on self-care and I’m struggling to find a balance between the two. Woke: A state of perceived intellectual superiority one gains by… Read more →

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Do You Inspire Yourself?

TimeHop is by far my favourite app! I sometimes get so caught up in trying to be a better me that I forget that I already am! It can be cringe at times (in fact most of the time) but there are often moments that I am in awe of myself. Inspiration I often pride myself on being self-motivated, but… Read more →

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“I’m Not Ready Yet”

Okay, but when will you be ready? The thing about fear is that it presents itself in so many forms that sometimes we fail to recognise it. I’m sure you’ve said these words before, I definitely have. Two years into what you thought was progressing relationship, he tells you he isn’t ready to commit. Five years into your career and… Read more →

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Education does not Equal Success

You already know this: education is not equal to success. It can even be argued that educational success itself is not success, or at least not the epitome of it. What is Success? According to my favourite source,, success is: The favourable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavours; the accomplishment of one’s goals. The attainment of wealth, position,… Read more →

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We Can All Win!

My self-development journey has led me to put a lot of focus on my flaws. But every so often I have to toot my own horn and acknowledge my positive traits. One of these being my strong belief that we can all win! But experience has shown me that not everybody thinks this way. I went to a selective sixth… Read more →

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What Keeps You Going?

This is a question I often get asked. In such a crowded market, my consistency and enthusiasm for Behind the Schmile..:) often leads people around me to think my blog is more ‘popping’ than it is. My blog hasn’t grown at the rate I thought it would. I’ll be honest and say that it’s somewhat disappointing, but not to the… Read more →

Apparently… You Believe in Me

Suffering from low self-esteem is not uncommon in today’s society. There are many reasons for this, the most common in my opinion are: feelings of not belonging feelings of incompetence- self doubt pressure to do well This is especially prevalent in a university setting. There’s always the pressure to achieve a certain grade but the self-doubt you harbour can lead… Read more →

Growing Pains: Overcoming Childhood Issues

Before I begin, yes this is another long disclaimer. I thought you should know how much I struggled in uploading this, and many other posts for that matter. I wrote this back in February and I have been hesitant to publish. When it was originally drafted, I wrote with a certain group of people in mind. But that same month… Read more →