Transitions: Experiencing Africa as Africa

South Africa: 18th January 2019 Siri fees Lucy the horse and she uses her left hoof to tip the plastic bowl over. She prefers to eat her feed of the dusty ground rather than out the bowl. She has been whinnying in grief most of the night. Yesterday, her companion, Gypsy drifted off to horse … Continue reading Transitions: Experiencing Africa as Africa

Nurturing a meditation​ practice with Insight Timer

One of the practices I wanted to take on board last year was meditating. My learning took me down the path of wanting to do short meditations to help me sleep and de-stress and the sleep sounds on the Relax Melodies app were not working. I looked at apps like Headspace; Calm; Stop Breathe Think … Continue reading Nurturing a meditation​ practice with Insight Timer

Getting a Life [2]

So here we are at Part Two of my story of 2018 and "getting a life". Let's continue to explore the Year 7 aspects. If you haven't read the first post, you can do so here. Analysis and reflection I have delved into my life stories. The stories I’ve been telling forever. The blame stories. … Continue reading Getting a Life [2]

Getting a life [1]

Unbelievably, the end of the year approaches. A time when most of us come up with New Year resolutions for the year to come. A time to reflect on how 2018 has been. Whew. 2018 has been massive for me. It's hard to know where to start. I've been trying to get a life. That … Continue reading Getting a life [1]

Living joyfully: Load shedding delights…

Eish! Load shedding! Can there be anything joyful about it? South Africa has enormous issues with electricity. We have scheduled daily blackouts called load shedding. Here's an explanation and a graphic to help you get your head around this strange phenomenon! Load shedding is a measure of last resort to prevent the collapse of the … Continue reading Living joyfully: Load shedding delights…