‘Tis the season of peace on earth and goodwill to all

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Christmas. The holiday season. A season of “peace on earth and goodwill to all men.” A time when we send cards and messages to friends, family and loved ones to wish them love, happiness, peace, blessings, joy and prosperity. Like many people these days, I don’t send so many cards anymore. It is a dying tradition, what with electronic cards, emails, Facebook and so many other social media platforms. I have my core list though to whom I send regularly, […] Continue reading»

A Glorious Summer of hazy, lazy, crazy days

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Summer, glorious summer! I can go into raptures about summer. Hints of summer stir in me when I sense its approach in the tell-tale quality of light on a crisp, bright February day. The child in me delights when the cherry blossoms bloom in abandon. It reminds me of spring in South Africa. Orchard upon orchard of peach treas in bloom and the promise of luscious, juicy, mouth-watering yellow cling peaches; ready for picking and eating straight off the tree. […] Continue reading»

Krishna & Arjun: A modern day conversation

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Don’t have free time? Life has become complicated? Constantly unhappy? Listen in on a modern conversation* between Krishna & Today’s Arjun. It is recommended that you read it out loud. Read it out loud to your family too. Arjun : I can’t find free time. Life has become hectic. Krishna : Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you free. Arjun : Why has life become complicated now? Krishna : Stop analyzing life… It makes it complicated. Just live it. Arjun […] Continue reading»

Who do you love to work with?

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On my recent trip to South Africa, I met a young man I would dearly love to work with. If you’re in business and you know your ideal client, you’ll know exactly what I am talking about. You meet them and you just know ‘You’re the one!’ This particular young man has taken it upon himself to start up the Cape Town branch of a business that is highly successful in Johannesburg. What I LOVE about him is: His enthusiasm […] Continue reading»

Autumn Riches in the Western Cape South Africa

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Autumn in the Western Cape of South Africa is rich in colour and texture and drenched in balmy sunshine. This is what we were looking forward to when we planned our April trip to the wine lands of this region. What we found is a country in a grip of drought. It is warmer than usual for this time of year and evidence of wildfires are everywhere. In many places the vineyards are still green. In others it seems that […] Continue reading»

What a horse taught me about perseverance

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Many years ago, I signed up for horse-riding lessons. My children, 5 and 9 at the time, wanted to learn. Instead of sitting on the sidelines watching, I decided I might as well join them. Next thing I knew, I was the butt of jokes and laughter around the arena and beyond. My clumsiness, my ‘sack-o-potato’ riding style, my inability to control the horse, my scaredy-cat facial contortions and habit of veering away from the smallest of obstacles, trotting poles […] Continue reading»