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Stop looking! You are where you need to be: right here, right now!

Stop looking! You are where you need to be: right here, right now!

April 28, 2015

“Ignition – in a nuclear context occurs as a reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei collide at a high-speed and join to form a new type of atomic nucleus resulting in the release of huge amounts of energy” A little while ago I had that moment where I stopped dead in my tracks. “Hang on! […]

I am sorry for spamming you

April 27, 2015

In setting up my new blog site I didn’t stop notifications! #ImReallySorryForSpammingYourInbox!

A prayer for my daughter

A prayer for my daughter

April 27, 2015

“Poets are people who can still see the world through the eyes of children” Alphonse Daudet My darling daughter, When you grow up and inherit this world, I wish you a future unburdened by hatred. As I watch you now, waving and greeting everyone you see, there is no judgement behind your actions. Your innocence […]

The Abnormal Manifesto

The Abnormal Manifesto

April 26, 2015

You can take ‘normal’ and shove it! Have you ever been told,” Darling, you’re such a normal lover.”? Or “your daughter (or son) is so normal in class, she doesn’t do anything out of the ordinary at all.”? What is normal anyway? From Googling “What does normal mean” you get: So, it’s vanilla, boring, safe, […]

Coming back – full circle

Coming back – full circle

April 26, 2015

It has been a long time since I wrote anything. It has also been a long time since I have felt like I have had anything to say. Those who know me well and have known me for a long time will tell you that it is unlike me not to have much to say. […]

Gratitude – key to connecting with meaning

Gratitude – key to connecting with meaning

January 26, 2014

I think we all know the saying to “stop and smell the roses” and few will be able to argue with the validity of the saying. I also think that few of us actually take the time to do just that. In today’s world of Facebook notifications, Twitter’s tweets, push email and 24/7 television we […]

5 Things Nelson Mandela Taught Me

5 Things Nelson Mandela Taught Me

December 6, 2013

On this sad day I rejoice in thanks to the greatest son of Africa and the father of our nation. As I do so, I give thanks to these 5 things that Tata Madiba has taught Me To be proud to be South African: I am (still) learning to be a proud South African and […]

Overcoming fear, conquering the world

Overcoming fear, conquering the world

April 4, 2013

So, I have a fear that I need to overcome… Whenever I think about the upcoming Scuba course I am doing, I realise I have to go through the practice of letting water into my mask and demonstrating I can purge the water. My fear of water coming up my nose however completely panics me. […]

Steve Jobs biography – what’s my takeaway?

Steve Jobs biography – what’s my takeaway?

December 10, 2012

Having just finished the fabulously well written biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson I have found myself contemplating what type of man Steve was. Would I like to work with or for him or would I naturally hate him? I wrote a short tribute post on the day Steve passed away. There I was already aware (how could one […]

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