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Zoleka Mandela on Carte Blanche

Zoleka Mandela (Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter): ‘If I have to be honest with myself I think I was in denial.’ Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, Zoleka Mandela discovered a lump in her left breast little more than a year ago.Zoleka: ‘When I had told my aunt initially, she had told me, ‘You have …

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Characteristics of Sobriety: Having Fun

When people think about getting sober, one of their biggest fears is: Can I ever have fun again? Most people think sobriety is boring. Well, the newly-sober person needs to adjust his or her perspective. Yes, being sober won’t involve death-defying police chases or risky actions that can really hurt …

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6 ways sobriety has changed my life

Yesterday I celebrated my 6th year of sobriety by doing something I was incapable of doing when I used to drink: spending quality time with my family. My oldest son was 4 and my youngest was 2 when I finally dumped my wine bottles down the drain for the very …

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Masked Pain …

Written and composed by Zoleka Mandela Her head is surrendered and wedged from years of apprehensiveness; disgrace and emotional ill-treatment. Her wrinkles on her face are significant of her personal combat; travelling violently across her unrecognizable features. Her words escaping from her mouth; are severe, unheard and exceedingly unmentionable. Her back …

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Written and composed by Zoleka Mandela Woman … You carry life’s tribulations and false impressions On your shoulders, heavy with dissatisfaction. Back arched, your limp leaves a sequence of bad choices and foolishness. You are so quick to charge. That which you do not desire in relation to yourself, Continues to …