THE ART OF ALLOWING

The world is filled with self-help teachers. Go into any bookstore and you will find shelves filled with books telling you how to live abundantly, find the perfect relationship, shift your baggage, release your fears……the message is generally always the same, just written in different ways. The Magic, The Secret, The Breakthrough Process, The Success […]

SMALL STEPS

In the feedback session at the conclusion of a recent “The Practice of Happiness” retreat that I was co-facilitating, one of the participants stated “From now on I am creating “Me” time every day. One hour a day is “Me” time. I immediately held up my hand and stopped her. “Please don’t” I said. “As […]

JOY IS IN THE LITTLE THINGS

After experiencing a very sleepless night lately I decided the following night not to go to bed early. It’s been a busy time and I found myself wanting to potter around the house, feeling the need to reconnect with it. Hubby had gone off to bed and I didn’t want to watch TV. I decided […]

THE CHALLENGE OF CREATIVITY

I recently returned from a wonderful Writers Weekend workshop at Old Joe’s Kaia in the lush Schoemanskloof Valley. Writing can be quite a lonely experience. I have been working through Allaboutwriting’s Creative Writing course for the last couple of years (way longer than you are supposed to take to finish it!) They have been incredibly […]

FLOW

Being flat on my back with flu for 5 days, I have realized what a luxury it actually is to be able to do that. Go to bed for 5 days and the world continues to turn without me. I am blessed to have a husband who is not only an excellent nurse, but also […]

ATTITUDE GRATITUDE & INSIGHTS

I think it is safe to say that many people are going through extremely challenging times. For me, it feels like a collective “dark night of the soul”. All around me I am hearing tales of woe. Finances stretched to the limit, health problems, emotional issues, sadness, grief. It is taking every ounce of inner […]

GIFT OF BEING

I recently returned from 10 days in Prince Albert, a small hamlet off the N1 in the Karoo. This was a “proper” holiday. Not visiting family (as much as I adore them, it’s not always a relaxing experience as you try and see as much as possible of each other, it can get very rushed). […]

PUT DOWN YOUR WEAPONS

So, doll, I am fascinated by the synchronicity in life. How, when there is something you are meant to get, or understand, the message will be given to you in a myriad of different ways. Lately it has been about letting go. Surrendering. Now I know that many people will see this as a weakness. […]

CONNECTEDNESS

A new series started on TV recently called “Touch” starring Kiefer Sutherland as the father of an autistic child, Jake. Although it appeared to be a bit of an odd story at first, as the episodes unfold, it’s  about the connectedness of all things. I am in love with this TV series. Jake sees the […]

MY LIFE WITH ROBIN SHARMA

  Well doll, strange to think that this time last week (15th July) it was all over and my life with Robin Sharma had come to an end. For the previous six weeks the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari had occupied most of my waking hours. I would regularly pinch myself when I looked at […]