A Few Things to Do During Lockdown

We’ve all wished for more time… Then lockdown happened. Suddenly, we can hear birds singing and it feels like the clock’s ticking is mocking us. So, I quickly turned to the internet to find an anecdote for my boredom.   Here’s what I’ve been doing to kill the time.   COLOUR IN DAVID GRIESSEL’S ART…

A Letter To (Social Media) South Africa

Where do I begin? Do I give statistics? Do I tell you everything will be okay? Because I don’t really know.   What I can say is: my heart aches for our country; for the world. In two days’ time, our country will go into lockdown to try and stay strong against a virus that…

What A Year

It feels like every time I write a post reflecting on what I’ve learned the past year, I love using the words: life had another plan. Maybe it will be my famous last words? My word for 2019 was ‘shine’ and to work on how I treat myself. And like I just hinted, my life…

A shiny 2019

I’m not a fan of new year’s resolutions because I truly believe that change doesn’t have to happen on a yearly basis. Every day is an opportunity to change and try again. But for the last few years, choosing a word for the year has been a great learning school.   In 2017, I chose the word…

Inspired to Inspire

Being a writer, I write to share my ideas and knowledge. I share advice on how to stay positive, or why choosing your battles is important. But this – of course – doesn’t mean I have life figured out. It means I’m figuring it out as I go on and then I share my journey…

Moving Forward

“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley   When confronted with problems, we tend to obsessively analyse the problem. Especially if you suffer from anxiety. You keep thinking of something that went wrong and you forget…

Some Food for Thought

The key to living a focused life is direction. When you know what you want; a clear goal, you can steer all your energy in that direction. But when you don’t know what you want, you will mindlessly wander around. Don’t get me wrong, focusing your energy in one direction doesn’t mean you should work…

A focused 2018

Last year taught me about the wonder of giving. I was reminded that if you want to change the world for the better, you have to change yourself first; to be the change. But what about the things I can’t change?   Being the controlling person that I am, it has always been difficult to…

Reflecting on 2017

With a new year comes new goals. And what would we humans be without new year’s resolutions? It’s what gets us going in the beginning of a new year.   For me, 2017 was about giving. I didn’t know how I was going to give, as the green stuff was quite scarce. And I know…

2018

  “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” – Neil Gaiman