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Waiting for a sunrise

Waiting for a sunrise

I woke up before sunrise this morning. At first, I was irritated to be awake as I was still tired. Alas… I wasn’t going back to sleep as my head started running away with me as soon as my eyes popped open. I already decided I’m going offline this weekend, so maybe...

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Turn the key.

Turn the key.

“I’m not sure if you realise, but every time you open your mouth a key comes out” While sitting in her mother’s kitchen after a very successful food demonstration and Heritage Day celebration, Claudia Thage and her sister Cindy from @Sistaskitchenrescue and I were...

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Ready for the rain comes.

Ready for the rain comes.

Yesterday I met with the Ngunghunyani Dancers from Lulekani a village near Phalaborwa in South Africa.  I was asked to come as they needed some things very badly and didn’t know how to get them. As we sat outside in the shade of Jeffrey’s house, we needed a translator...

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Using your tools.

Using your tools.

During the 2021 Christmas break, I was watching Marius Swart use a grinder. This is a piece of machinery that clearly needs some level of skill to cut through metal, cement, and other surfaces. I asked him who taught him to operate a grinder and he replied that he...

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Taking the time to watch the storm.

Taking the time to watch the storm.

This morning I had a virtual coaching session scheduled with a client.  When we started, he warned me that they were experiencing a hectic thunderstorm and that he might have a power out. We decided to push ahead and continue the session with the thunder rumbling in...

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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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