#Health: Managing acute and chronic stress

Hello All & seasons greetings! I’m back again, and with a big topic – Stress! A very relevant subject at this time of year, where all the merriness also brings along a lot of stress. “Stress is the health epidemic of the 21st century” World Health Organisation. The information in this article comes from personal […]

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#SelfDevelopment – Mastering the mid-life career switch

Hello, My Bonono’s! It has been a while! I must start with a confession. I took an unintentional extended break from my blog because life got a little busy. Unfortunately, during this break, I’ve let a lot of my good habits slip, and now I find myself back in an unhealthy space. I was agitated […]

#SelfDevelopment – How to rediscover who you are after a life change

It’s safe to say I have been through my fair share of life-changing events. In just the last five years I have… Moved country (twice!) Been made redundant Had an unplanned pregnancy …and so became an unprepared mother (and wife) Became a working mum (the guilt!) Lost my hair from an autoimmune disorder  I know […]

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#SelfDevelopment: Four questions to ask yourself

I have been pretty open on this blog, as well as with my nearest and dearest, about my struggle with self-identity since becoming a mother and being hit with alopecia. One day a cherished friend and colleague introduced me to the idea of self-reflection byways of getting in touch with my values, priorities, goals, and […]

#SelfDevelopment: 3 steps to creating a routine

I’ve just got back from a 2 week trip to Toronto to visit Mr Bonono’s family and get away from the heat of Dubai’s summer (those of you who don’t live here, just imagine the sun, and now place yourself in the centre of it. That’s Dubai right now!) Besides having a wonderful time breathing […]


#Alopecia: My Journey 2 (a different person in & out)

It has been a LOOOOONG while since my last alopecia update, and a lot has changed. So for those of you who are going through a similar journey, want to know more about me, or even readers who want so tips on getting in touch with themselves, here’s my roundup. I hope you find it inspiring. […]

#Personal: “What did we say?” (My emotional story)

I started a course to help me develop my writing skills and this week I was set the task to write a true story with emotion. I decided instead of taking the easy route (a tale of sorrow about me losing my feminine identity), I decided to share a story that is wholesome and heartwarming. […]

#ChapterOne: The buried truth of Micky & Minnie Mouse

What’s the story of this anonymous mouse?   Do you know this mouse? His face is so recognisable, right? But wait. Take a closer look. Is he the same mouse you were thinking of? I didn’t think so. This mouse is anonymous now, but not for long. Let me introduce Kevin. My wife started writing […]

#ChapterOne: Ryder & Nora

This image is the culmination of a swash-buckling narrative filled with adventure, love, and loss. What tale would you tell?? Read my tale below. Nora was so in tune with Ryder that she could feel his emotion without him needing to speak or even look at her. And today was no different. After being called […]