The Culture difference

I have travelled on and off since I was young both within South Africa and the world and through out my travels I have never stayed in a place longer than 3 years. Till now. For the first time in my life I am living in a foreign country going on now a total of 8 years, the longest time in one place and let … Continue reading The Culture difference

Pushing the boundaries of comfort zones

The beauty of long layovers and being stuck in an airport you get the time to think and ponder on life, where you have been and how far you’ve come.  Watching my fellow travelers pass me by I got to thinking about Comfort Zones… So often we live as we are taught, we follow what we are told about how we look, how to dress, … Continue reading Pushing the boundaries of comfort zones

What is sunshine without a storm?

Have you ever wondered what makes rainbows so magical or why it feels so good to come out of the house on a cold winters day and to feel the sunshine touch your face? Would we truly appreciate that feeling of the sun on our faces if it weren’t so bitterly cold? If we didn’t experience the cold would we still appreciate the sun? I … Continue reading What is sunshine without a storm?

Is forgiveness really possible?

Forgiveness is one of the world’s greatest mysteries, one that seems to always come with a short answer “just accept and move on”. Hah! Yeah right… seriously? Just accept it and move on? You have to be kidding people! After hearing that one liner so many times I stopped asking others how they came to forgive another. I started to realize that each of us … Continue reading Is forgiveness really possible?

Scars on the Soul and acts of Kindness

At birth we are full of wonder, new sights, sounds and smells envelope our senses.  We are more open to people, learning and life. Something happens along the way and each year as we grow older we start learning that not all in the world is good, kind or nice.  We harden and start blocking our senses in order to protect what we hold dear. … Continue reading Scars on the Soul and acts of Kindness

Give, Hope, Love, Live

So many times in life we shy away from things because we have been hurt before, we shy away from the very things that we want most of all. The fear of disappointment can sometimes take over our need or want, hiding it into the oblivion and warping our perceptions. Those perceptions can often get thrown “helter skelter” and as we go on they get … Continue reading Give, Hope, Love, Live

Self Defence and the cool habit gang

I am linking to these two posts again, if you have not read them yet then I  suggest that you do, politely of course.  Hayden’s Women Need Protecting and Joy’s post Safety tips for children.  Those posts really have me thinking and before they think I am “link stalking” let me explain. There are some things we take for granted, personal safety and protection is … Continue reading Self Defence and the cool habit gang

Ubuntu in a Can

No I am not talking about the operating system, I am talking about an African saying that has been blown out by the Western world. What is the real Ubuntu? Pronounced as uu-Boon-too or uu-Bun-too. Ubuntu, also known as Unhu in other parts of Africa, is an ethical philosophy held by many Africans and now Westerners (First World) that focuses on how we treat one … Continue reading Ubuntu in a Can