Category Archives: Life Mastery

Will he ever learn? Will you?

Visiting a tiny village in the deep countryside of Mpumulanga is a little bit like being on a reality TV show – strange characters, shenanigans and whispers all make for deluxe entertainment. One of the characters pointed out to us, … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favourite things

If you know where that line came from then you’re probably as old as me! A stunning young man called Zee asked me if I would share a few of my favourite reads with him. I thought I may as … Continue reading

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Remember what happened last December?

A reminder popped up on my phone this morning. (Wonderful things reminders!) It said I should go and read my blog post from January. I wonder why? Curiosity got the better of me and so I did. Read it here. … Continue reading

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The importance of oiling the garden bench

My garden bench was almost white from sun and water damage. “Lets oil the wood.” I decided and 10 minutes later …. “Ah that looks better.” 5 minutes later I looked out and it was white again,  as if I … Continue reading

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How to shift from destructive fear to constructive vulnerability

Thank goodness for our reptilian brain! It keeps us alive. When we are in danger the reptilian part of our brain is activated and we respond (without logic) by fleeing, freezing of fighting. I certainly appreciated this aspect of my … Continue reading

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The darker side of “Just in Case”

When I was young our family was devastated by the death of my sister. Watching the pain my parents went through was almost unbearable. One of the strange decisions I came to eventually was this: I would have lots of … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Build Resiliance

There are people in your life who survive hardship after hardship and come up smiling every time. You probably also know some people who seem unable to move on from difficult times. A family who are dear to my heart … Continue reading

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Just in case

Last week I got stuck into my pantry. The messiness had been driving me crazy. I decided – today was the day. I emptied all the shelves, then surveyed the kitchen counter. It was covered in hundreds of jars, bottles … Continue reading

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Emotional Nudity – do you need it?

  When you refuse to hide the real you behind a falsely created persona, you are practicing emotional nudity. Emotional nudity is being honest about who you are and what you are feeling – to yourself and to your partner … Continue reading

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Evidence is all you need

What is the one determinant that affects how successful you are in life? Or not? You might think its circumstances, like poverty or an unhappy home. However, there are enough examples of people who have risen successfully above their circumstances. … Continue reading

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