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Passion is a Feeling

Passion is a Feeling

“Passion is not a plan, it’s a feeling, and feelings change” - Terri Trespicio This quote out of one of Terri’s TED Talks has been simmering for weeks. It reminded me of how I’ve always been a little bit jealous of people who have an absolute crystal-clear knowledge...

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Switch your mindset or Drown

Switch your mindset or Drown

Over the last couple of months, I’ve often found myself saying more and more that the world will never be the same again. This past week I learnt in various ways just how much things have already changed. Chatting to some young people whose jobs have been severely...

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From the Stoep – Don’t waste a good Pandemic

From the Stoep – Don’t waste a good Pandemic

It’s an eye opener to realise that today in 4 months it will be Christmas Day. Totally bizarre to think that this year has disappeared… sped past while we didn’t really go anywhere. How we lost everything and gained so much in a few months. How many things changed and...

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About Me

About Me

Hi I’m Marilda...   Let's Talk Tourism - You are not your business.   Tourism Folk are unique. It takes a special kind of person to operate within the relatively informal Industry that is a small Tourism business.  We are stubborn, independent and often don’t...

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It starts with a flower

It starts with a flower

Here in the Lowveld in South Africa, October is known as the “dustbowl” of the year. 1 September is officially our Spring day, but we normally have very little rain then.  In October the temperatures are climbing into the high 30’ Degrees Celsius and often into the...

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Opportunity lost … but Lessons learnt

Opportunity lost … but Lessons learnt

I thought long and hard before I decided to share this experience. Ironically, I’ve recently uncovered that Integrity, Insight and Fairness are some of my most important values, the exact things that was brought into question during this incident.  I’m therefore...

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Gathering your Tribe

Gathering your Tribe

How is it possible to feel alone in a group of people? How can you feel alone when you are constantly engaging with people? How can you feel alone when the world is united in a way that it has never been before? How is it that nobody is hearing your silent cries? Over...

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