Category: Mindset

Corona Virus and Me

We have all been impacted by the rapid transmission of the Corona virus and the diagnosis of Covid 19 in so many.  Everything has changed. Right now, I am keeping as well as I can and have elected to socially…

In Praise of the Afternoon Nap

I love an afternoon nap!  When I wake up, I feel refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the day and evening. I am not alone.  Winston Churchill also loved to nap.  He believed you get twice as…

I was going through some old photos, and was struck by a few things.  Firstly, that I essentially haven’t changed that much.  I am older for sure, but the ‘me’ that was there at 7 is still there today. My…

  Yes, I am fat.  I have struggled with my weight my whole life.  Knowing what I know now, I wish that I had figured out how happy keeping moving makes me years ago. A few weeks ago someone asked…

Unplugged in Mabalingwe

It is ok to be unplugged!  To leave behind responsibilities and that fine but strong thread that ties us to the online world.  It isn’t easy though. The lure of the African bush When we started planning our trip to…

I took a month off.  A month off blogging and most of social media.  I left my laptop upstairs gathering dust on my desk. The time out from my normal routine led to great perspective and some exciting clarity.  I…

At 48 I went back to work in the corporate world.  It was scary. I truly began to understand the meaning of fake it until you make it when I found myself in hot water for not replying to a…

You know what it’s like when the batteries are running low on the TV remote?  It is awkward – pointing at the TV and pressing buttons in the hope that the channel will change or the volume will increase. We…

It took me many, many years to truly understand how important respect was as a value.  It is a word we bandy about but a couple of years ago all of a sudden I understood. R.E.S.P.E.C.T I was journaling and…

When I compare myself to others, I always seem to come up lacking.  I suspect that this is the same for many of us.  Is comparison the thief of joy? And what role does social media play? Before the advent…

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