“Abandon good, just try”

I was listening to a talk by artist Charlie Mackesy on abandoning “the idea of being good and just try” In his talk, he recalled a story of volunteering to teach a group of elderly people who live with alzheimer’s to draw. In the beginning of the drawing process a number of them were not…

Kindness People: Nalishebo Elliott

I first met Nalishebo at a powerful purpose building facilitator workshop she was leading back in 2013. Nalishebo is one of those people who always exudes humble confidence and compassion. A remarkable person in many ways. Nalishebo is now a mum of 2 adorable boys, a registered Nurse and currently in a role as Head…

Kindness People: Harriet Green

I first heard about Harriet by catching a talk she did in late 2019. There was a humility, clarity and confident kindness about Harriet, which made me follow her encouraging posts.  Her social media posts would often be so encouraging that one felt ready to take on any challenge with grace and confidence. The other day,…

Quote

” life is a matter of choices and every choice you make makes you” John C Maxwell  Sometimes making better choices means being patient when everything is moving slower than usual. Whilst we wait – maybe use this time – to reach out to 1 person everyday with a heartfelt voice message or video saying…

Lamb chop Joy

Growing up in South Africa, my mum would fry up spicy masala lamb chops for the family in the weekends in a generous amount of oil. Back then we would have lamb chop with rice, buttered white bread accompanied by a delicious tomato chutney. I cannot recall seeing many veggies beside the yummy tomato chutney….

Dressing up and nowhere to go

In places like the UK, the COVID 19 lock down restrictions are still in tact. This means people are only supposed to go out for essential reasons like grocery shopping, going to the doctor if very necessary or going out for some exercise no more than once a day. A friend who who also lives…

The Future

Mind: ” The best way to determine the future is to create it” Everyone is trying to predict the future, but who knows what will truely happen in a couple of years time. The best thing to do is cut out procrastinating on “what ifs” – The future may look bleak at times, but I…

Adapting to Change

” May we find the peace to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can and wisdom to know the difference” In these unprecedented times, A flight attendant loses his/her job because, flight after flight has been cancelled.  What to do? Find a job that pays very well, but in…

Lasting Joy…

” Those who have a “why” to live can bear with almost any how” – Victor Frankel. Being optimistic and adaptable in the face of a crisis, is good for a while, but if we do not  have a WHY- a true north or a purpose for this life – then living in current times…

Words of Courage

You have more courage in you than you think. Choose peace over fear… Some ideas in finding more peace: Cut down on watching and reading the news Choose to boldly change the subject or leave a conversation if it becomes too negative. Have a cup of tea and think of 3 things you are grateful…