I catch myself doing it every night. I cannot walk upstairs to bed until I’ve done it.  I walk around our lounge, front room, dining room, and kitchen, and I tidy up, straighten up and generally sort out everything in …

Are You Becoming Your Parents? Read More »

Tagged with: , , ,

Friendships are those magical relationships we choose to have simply because we enjoy someone’s company. In a way, I envy my children’s friendships.   My daughter had just turned seven years old when we moved to the USA, and my son …

Do You Remember Who Was Your First True Friend? Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , ,

I study my hands like a mother studying her baby’s breathing after their first full night of sleep. I look at the endless freckles that cover the backs of my hands and imagine the burning African sun drilling its heat …

How Do You Define Yourself? Read More »

Tagged with: , , , ,

Maybe it is just me, but I was shocked to find out September started this Tuesday! I had been checking my town’s recycling reschedule and thought I’d flipped two pages together. September—how on earth could it possibly be the ninth …

Why Does Time Fly and How Do We Slow It Down? Read More »

Tagged with: , , , ,

Six months into this pandemic and many things now feel ordinary. Before leaving the house, we do the keys-cell-sunglasses and mask check. We automatically body-swerve around others to maintain that 6-foot gap, and we are no longer startled when we glimpse our au-naturel nails …

Don’t Let Uncertainty Leave You Paralyzed. Read More »

Tagged with: , ,

I can’t recall her name, but I’ll always remember the teacher who started our first day of the new school year by banning two words. With a bright white piece of chalk, she wrote the two words on the board. …

Kindness Is Love Made Visible. Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , ,

This week a friend posted a question in her social media feed that started me thinking. She asked: do you wait until the start of a week or the start of a month to begin a new habit? My response …

Is 2020 the Year to Kick the Procrastination Habit? Read More »

Tagged with: , , ,

Just when you think you’ve got the hang of this pandemic, your little world turns around and gives you a kick in the pants. As I write this week’s blog, I am lulled by the soothing and melodious sounds of a …

Let It Go: A Lesson Blown in on a Hurricane. Read More »

Tagged with: , , , ,

By the time I was 16, I was certain I had picked up life’s essential lessons—the stunning innocence of youth. I had amazing parents, I was a Girl Guide for years, and I survived the strict South African school system, …

Things I Wish I Had Known Sooner. Read More »

Tagged with: , , , , ,

We have all seen the studies that show women undervalue their skills. I want to add something to this fact. Mothers, as well as women with a lifetime of experience, continue to believe that what they bring to the world …

No Guts, No Glory. Stop Playing It Safe with Your Dreams. Read More »

Tagged with: , , , ,
X