This book will remind you to take charge of your feelings (mental state and approach) and emotions (reactions) when dealing with hurtful moments in your life. Every individual chooses how they want to live and it is important to constantly learn how to improve on areas that require a different approach. Bear in mind that your life is precious: you should love it and do what you can to stay in a fruitful position.
We should learn to not blame others for anything that happens to us! Instead, empower yourself with knowledge so that you can move from one point in life to the next without spending too much time feeling ashamed.
If you have read the 1st edition, by now you would know that Let’s heal: no more games as a subject covers not only relationships, but fruitfulness and a life linked to purpose.
By: Saba Tekle
The success of 20 Beautiful Women has continued to be amazing. Not only was it featured in The
Huffington Post, HLN’s The Daily Share and Buzzfeed as well as many other media outlets, but it
also inspired the #20beautifulwomenchallenge in which over a million women participated. It is
now a global movement and blog in The Huffington Post.
So, when I was messaged by Lelanie Basson (who lives in Namibia) to pursue an Africa
Edition, of course I said yes. Not only is my family from Africa, but it also goes to show that there
are beautiful women all over the world with a genuine desire to make a real impact with their most
vulnerable stories. Now here we are with the Africa Edition and with so much more to come! But
first, let’s start with how this all began…
Most of my life I lived in pain, and one of my deepest pains was feeling I was alone. When I
would open up about my troubles to friends I would either experience them not caring or them
sharing what I wanted to keep secret.
The Pain Is Gone Now
By: Portia Keletliwe
“I remember going home from school with my face burning at the age of ten. I heard my
grandmother say, “They have done it again! They have sprayed tear gas.” Although I had never
heard of tear gas until that day, I needed no explanation of what it was. I only heard screams as
though my family was debating over whether or not it was best to use water to try and get rid of
the discomfort and pain.
This period of my life made me want to get involved in the secret meetings that were held by
the comrades, although I wasn’t old enough. The comrades were those who were brave enough to
get together and strategize on how to rally against segregation and prejudice in our country. They
united in song, chanting struggle slogans – songs that we all sang to feel as though there was hope
in what seemed to be a hopeless situation. I may not have been called a comrade, but I learned and
sang the struggle songs even though I was not old enough to protest. I felt strengthened and
united through chanting the struggle songs.
That day started an unbending and unapologetic consciousness of right and wrong treatment.”