Sunday, November 28, 2010


We don’t have to look far to discover that we are usually doing the exact thing we are judging others for.
- Debbie Ford

Saturday, November 27, 2010

1 thing I learnt this weekend

The choices we make? If you're not happy with the choices you make, it's quite simple. Make new ones!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


"Sometimes to lose balance for love is part of living a balanced life"
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

Be still. Just for a moment.

Make time every day to be still.
Listen to your inner voice.
Follow your intuition.
Trust yourself.
Remember the value of your self worth.
Know that you are enough, as you are.
Be kind to yourself.
Be guided in your silence.
Remember who you are and what you stand for.

From the Tao Te Ching:
It is not wise to dash about.
Shortening the breath causes much stress.
Use too much energy, and
You will soon be exhausted.
That is not the Natural Way.
Whatever works against this Way
Will not last long.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

lessons on love

1. Be gentle with those you love and be courageous in believing in new beginnings...

2. You *need* nothing from anyone. The less you need from someone, the more you can love them.

3. The purpose of a relationship is to decide what part of yourself you’d like to see “show up,” not what part of another you can capture and hold.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

You're amazing

When I see your face, there's not a thing that I would change, coz you're amazing just the way you are... and when I see your smile, the whole world stops and stares for a while ...

if perfect's what you searching for then just stay the same

[Bruno Mars lyrics]

story of a girl...

... let me know one day when you are planning to be in the same place as me, for just a little while, and I will come stand next to you...

A Thousand Kisses Deep

A Thousand Kisses Deep ~ Leonard Cohen

1. You came to me this morning
And you handled me like meat.
You´d have to live alone to know
How good that feels, how sweet.
My mirror twin, my next of kin,
I´d know you in my sleep.
And who but you would take me in
A thousand kisses deep?

2. I loved you when you opened
Like a lily to the heat.
I´m just another snowman
Standing in the rain and sleet,
Who loved you with his frozen love
His second-hand physique -
With all he is, and all he was
A thousand kisses deep.

3. All soaked in sex, and pressed against
The limits of the sea:
I saw there were no oceans left
For scavengers like me.
We made it to the forward deck
I blessed our remnant fleet -
And then consented to be wrecked
A thousand kisses deep.

4. I know you had to lie to me,
I know you had to cheat.
But the Means no longer guarantee
The Virtue in Deceit.
That truth is bent, that beauty spent,
That style is obsolete -
Ever since the Holy Spirit went
A thousand kisses deep.

5. (So what about this Inner Light
That´s boundless and unique?
I´m slouching through another night
A thousand kisses deep.)

6. I´m turning tricks; I´m getting fixed,
I´m back on Boogie Street.
I tried to quit the business -
Hey, I´m lazy and I´m weak.
But sometimes when the night is slow,
The wretched and the meek,
We gather up our hearts and go
A thousand kisses deep.

7. (And fragrant is the thought of you,
The file on you complete -
Except what we forgot to do
A thousand kisses deep.)

8. The ponies run, the girls are young,
The odds are there to beat.
You win a while, and then it´s done -
Your little winning streak.
And summoned now to deal
With your invincible defeat,
You live your life as if it´s real
A thousand kisses deep.

9. (I jammed with Diz and Dante -
I did not have their sweep -
But once or twice, they let me play
A thousand kisses deep.)

10. And I´m still working with the wine,
Still dancing cheek to cheek.
The band is playing "Auld Lang Syne" -
The heart will not retreat.
And maybe I had miles to drive,
And promises to keep -
You ditch it all to stay alive
A thousand kisses deep.

11. And now you are the Angel Death
And now the Paraclete;
And now you are the Savior's Breath
And now the Belsen heap.
No turning from the threat of love,
No transcendental leap -
As witnessed here in time and blood
A thousand kisses deep.

September 21, 1998

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Things I learnt this week

1. Do not escape from you present for a better future that does not yet exist
2. Each time you let go, you become more free
3. It all gets better with time, and you'll know when that time is
4. Everybody wants to be understood
5. Being happy is a choice
6. Face your pain, don't get over it, get through it, and on the other side you'll find your joy
7. Be spontaneous, take risks and love like you've never been hurt
8. Growing your own plants or flowers can reflect your own growth

My favourite Summer things

Summer Days ...

Essie - need I say more?
My favourite colours for summer:
Funny Face, Knockout Pout, Haute as Hello
Demure Vixen, Pretty Edgy, Mint Candy Apple, Lapis of Luxury

Summer Nights...

Dolce & & Gabbana TheOne, Gold earings from Woolworths
Patent red studded Anya Hindmarch purse, Aldo flip flops

Happy Spaces: Je'taime Paris

What matters?

Friday, November 19, 2010

There's nothing better...

... than waking up in someone's arms and feeling like everything in life is good!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


"The thing that is really hard,
and really amazing,
is giving up on being perfect
and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”
Anna Quindlen

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The road to transformation

"We all want things to stay the same...
Settle for living in misery,
Because we're afraid of change,
Of things crumbling to ruins

... ruin is a gift
Its the road to transformation."

from Elizabeth Gilbert - Eat, Pray, Love


Change is hard
because people overestimate the value
of what they have
and underestimate the value
of what they may gain by giving that up.

- James Belasco -

Bon Jovi - It's My Life

7 things to a happier life

1. Live with no regrets, see the lessons
2. Believe in yourself - you are worth it
3. Speak with love, even if you're angry
4. Good things come to those who smile
5. Love yourself unconditionally
6. Watch your thoughts, they become your actions
7. Don't judge yourself so harshly, be kind to you!

More inspiration?

Monday, November 15, 2010

What is love?

It's sweet when someone knows every single detail about you...
Not because you constantly remind them, but because they pay attention.
~ anon

[being present is essential to learning to know not only others, but also knowing yourself]


To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.
Elizabeth Gilbert

If I could be anywhere else today...

I'd be here: Camps Bay Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
Current Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Lying on Camps Bay beach

View of Table Mountain from the side in Camps Bay

View of the 12 Apostles in Camps Bay


Once in a lifetime... you get to feel... and it feels different, and then you know that you are moving closer to what you want, closer to what you deserve and closer to what is waiting for you.


Monday Moment

"I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections,
and the truth of imagination."
~ John Keats

There are times in your life when all the opportunities, options, possibilities are all in your hand, right there! What you do with them, is up to you!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The magic of possibility

Don't be afraid to go where you've never gone and do what you've never done, because both are necessary to have what you've never had and be who you've never been (tut)

Happy Spaces: Perfect Picnic

Saturday, November 13, 2010

2011 Vision Board

1. Learning Salsa dancing
2. Visiting Cape Town and my brother more often
3. Taking french class :: merci beaucoup
4. Going to India for a month and visiting an Ashram

Things I learnt this week

1. There is a difference between happiness and being content
2. Never ever, settle. Ever.
3. Hold onto your dreams
4. Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience - Paulo Coehlo
5. When you let go of the outcome, the possibilites are endless
6. It's when you don't seek, that you find, or get found
7. Signs rarely lead you where you thought you'd go, but always where you belong
8. We can ask for a sign, but we only see what we want to see, when we want to see it.
9. The hardest part of moving on is never looking back
10. You never know who or what opportunities are just around the corner. Life can surprise you any day.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Clarissa Vaughn ~ The Hours

I remember one morning getting up at dawn, there was such a sense of possibility. You know, that feeling? And I remember thinking to myself: So, this is the beginning of happiness. This is where it starts. And of course there will always be more. It never occurred to me it wasn't the beginning. It was happiness. It was the moment. Right then...

The magic of possibility

"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplacable spark. In the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all, do not let the hero in your soul perish and leave only frustration for the life you deserved, but never have been able to reach. The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours"
Ayn Rand