Marilda's Blog

"read my lessons from everyday moments"
Boundaries? Ugh, I’m in hospitality, HOW?!

Boundaries? Ugh, I’m in hospitality, HOW?!

Working in hospitality makes setting boundaries seem impossible. The first thing they tell you is to set clear working hours. HA! Guests go out at 05:00 on morning drives, check in at 23:00 at night and have questions about their safaris at all hours, not only because...

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Got a Tribe?

Got a Tribe?

When COVID hit, my Mom said: “Now, you are going to really see the people around you” At first, I didn’t get it. But during those crazy months that followed, her words rang true. Some folks who should have stepped up, went quiet. Others we thought were rock-solid fell...

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Honestly, why are you applying for this job?

Honestly, why are you applying for this job?

My Career Coaching clients are not only young people trying to figure out what they should be doing with the rest of their lives. In fact, almost all my clients are older than 30 and, for various reasons, at crossroads. In this blog, we unpack an issue that has been...

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Building your business: Planning of Instinct?

Building your business: Planning of Instinct?

Building your business: Planning of Instinct? 11 November I was watching a spider fixing its web the other day from our stoep. I wondered how it knew which strand was the next it needed to build. At first it appeared that the spider was moving about randomly without a...

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Blog Moments

Blog Moments

Blog:  Blog Moments This morning I had another blog moment. For years I’ve been getting moments where something happens, and I think… this is something… I should write about it.  I never did. During Covid I finally had no excuse. I had the space to let it happen and,...

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Are we trapped birds?

Are we trapped birds?

Are we Trapped birds? Marilda Wiegand  The other day I noticed a tiny little Long Billed Crombec bird that was sitting in the top of the rafters of the thatch of the roof. The room is large and open with doors on 2 sides that slide open completely. And yet this little...

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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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