Coming out of the mist.

by byanika February 20, 2012 By Anika

Hi Sweethearts! How do you know if you are on the right track in your life? My compass is my feelings, my intution. I feel like I am moving towards something. I am close to a break through. I can feel it. Taste it. But not yet see it. It is something where all of [...]

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A little help from my friends: Bloom Where Ye Planted by Bella of The Citizen Rosebud

by byanika January 29, 2012 A little help from my friends

Photo Credit: Bella Q  Hello Sweethearts!  My name is Bella Q, I’m delighted to be doing a guest post over here on Anika’s blog. Anika is a kindred spirit, an inspiration AND a dear friend, even before I ever met her. Some people are like that- they pack a big impact on your life, and [...]

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All grown up.

by byanika January 18, 2012 By Anika

 Hi Sweethearts! No apologies. No pretence. No trying to airbrush my life. No trying to hide the lines on my face. I am all grown up. You know how they say that life never turns out the way you plan? You know how you think that applies to everyone but you, because you are different? [...]

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I don`t need her anymore.

by byanika January 14, 2012 By Anika

Hi Sweethearts! When was the last time you criticized your self? Took a hard look at your self and deemed your self under par? Allowed a negative inner monolouge about your self? You know when the last time I critiziced my self was? So long ago that I can`t remember.  I have let go of [...]

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Lost and found.

by byanika January 7, 2012 By Anika

Hi Sweethearts! The act of checking back into my self. The act of infusing a moment with significance, with meaning, with drive. The act of making a choice, not simply drifting into a place where the choice is made for me.  I am talking about actively seizing that moment. Reckognizing it. Feeling it. Grabbing a [...]

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Femme Fatale.

by byanika December 5, 2011 By Anika

Hi Sweethearts! I call you sweethearts. My name means sweet face. We are sweet creatures. Nurturing. Loving. Delicate. Lovely. We know what is expected of us. We take on so many roles, some glady, others not so much. Always giving. Always happy to be generous, from the heart. Mostly. Then there is this. The  what [...]

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The lesson in chubby knees

by byanika November 27, 2011 body issues

Hi Sweethearts! If you met me as a teenager you would see me wearing skirts so long that they were dragging on the ground. I always felt uncomfortable with my legs. Later I would go all out and wear skirts that cover the knees. I know. But I felt naked doing it, exposed, you know? [...]

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A little help from my friends: Casee Marie

by byanika November 17, 2011 A little help from my friends

Hi, sweethearts! I’m Casee Marie, the editor behind The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower, and I’m adopting Anika’s ever-memorable two-word introduction here in my guest post for a few reasons: because it encompasses the warmth we all anticipate with a ByAnika blog post, it’s familiar, but also because it reminds me of the positive [...]

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I am no minimalist.

by byanika November 13, 2011 By Anika

Hi Sweethearts! As you know I am working my way back to my happy self, one day at a time, and one room in my new flat at a time. I am recharging, redefining, expressing my self, grounding my self within my self and in my new home. going at it determinedly. I finished my [...]

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On letting go of my locks – a year later

by byanika November 6, 2011 By Anika

   Hi Sweethearts! At the heart of identifying as a self worth activist is the quest for freedom. The act of freeing our selves and defining our selves holds such power – it increases our dignity. It is all about living with a high degree of dignity, as defined by each and every one of [...]

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