Category: Musings

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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As the months’ spool by, most of us are reconciled to the fact that we are going to continue to spend lots of time away from the world. This vacuum has opened up hours, where the only thing filling our minds …

Stop Thinking Away Your Happiness. Read More »

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