Tuesday, December 25, 2012

May all your dreams come true

Merry Christmas to you! 

May this time be special to you, wether you celebrate alone or with your friends or family, know that you are loved.

Sunday, December 9, 2012


"Every journey ends, but we go on. The world turns and we turn with it. Plans disappear. Dreams take over. But wherever I go, there you are — my luck, my fate, my fortune. 
-- BradPitt in the Chanel No. 5 Ad

If someone loves you, love them back, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love, helping you open your heart and eyes, to things you would never have seen or learnt about yourself or felt, without them... make every day count.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Unlocking your joy

The things that we call "going wrong" in life is actually the distance between the things that are so right and your current perspective about it.

All that is required to move forward is to look in the direction of what you want, and no longer focus on what you don't want.  Give your attention to the positive aspects that are around you, look for things to feel good about, even though there are things to feel bad about, with the determination to train yourself into the best feeling.

Focus on the best of the positive aspects that surround you. Stand where you are right now, and look for things to appreciate even there aren't that many.  Make this your dominant intention, and you will move forward positively in life, when you start feeling hopeful.

When you lean in the direction of what feels best and believe and expect good things to come your way, you will see evidence of this every day.

[inspired by Esther Hicks]

Monday, December 3, 2012

9 Things I learnt this weekend

1. You will never leave where you are, until you decide where you want to be
2. Do whatever makes you happy, but do it now
3. Don't forget to love yourself. You are worth it and deserve the best.
4. Breathe, everything will be ok. Have unfading courage in your heart wherever you go.
5. Stand for what you believe in, even if you stand alone
6. Spend time with people who bring out the best in you and who make you smile for days after you've been together
7. Live life for the moment because everything else is uncertain, take advantage of what is right in front of you.
8. Don't limit yourself based on the 'the right thing to do'. Take risks, and do things that make you feel good with people who enjoy being with you
9. Never regret the things that ended. Let them go. There is so much more waiting for you!


Wherever you go, wherever you travel in the world to find all things beautiful, you must carry it with you or you'll never find it! The best thing about life is not only the wonderful things you see, but also the wonderful people you meet along the way and the unforgettable memories that are made!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday moment

“There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.” 
Terry Pratchett

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My upcoming art exhibition

My art studio has an exhibition this weekend - if you're in Parkhurst, Joburg!

I have four works I'm displaying, (the eye on the bottom right is my piece), so if you're feeling creative come say hi - there'll be wine around 12 on Saturday :)

Saturday, November 10, 2012


What we place our attention on expands in our lives.

There are a lot of obstacles along your path. 
Don't be one of them. 
Love yourself. 
Gilles Chamboraire

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

1 Thing I learnt this week

Change will occur in almost every aspect of our lives, but we can learn to embrace it while releasing the past with grace and move forward to all that awaits us. Often we are hard on ourselves for the choices we make, and we feel like we are taking a step back, rather than moving forward in life. When we find ourselves going through any kind of change our natural response may be to tense up on the physical, mental, or emotional level and close ourselves to new opportunities.

We may not even notice that we have braced ourselves against a shift until we recognize the anxiety, mood swings, or general worried feeling toward the unknown that usually results. Every experience you go through has meaning. If you're not happy with the path you're on, make some changes.

 Every day you're given a new hour, a new moment, a new opportunity to make new choices, so that you can move in a direction that will bring you joy. Forget the expectations that others have on you. Put yourself first, consider what YOU need, and make decisions that will move you closer to what you truly desire for yourself.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

3 Life lessons

1. Freedom from the past, or anything else for that matter, always comes in the very instant you stop thinking about it.
2. Having what you want is a function of letting go of what you have.
3. Imagine that your dreams have already come true.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday Moment

The very best moment in any long journey that makes your dreams come true, comes not on the day you realize they have, but on the day you realize how little they matter compared to loving the adventure they've inspired. - unknown

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Life lesson

There is freedom that comes with awareness, because with it comes the opportunity to make a choice.  Take a risk, you may be surprised ... 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

I told you so

Each day, be more of the kind of person you want to fall in love with.  

Our best friends are a warm refuge in which we feel free to be fully ourselves.  Often we have to learn to treat OURSELVES in the kind and loving, and unconditional and forgiving way we treat those around us.  It is only when we come back to ourselves, and seek the answers from within and stop searching for answers outsides of yourself will you be truly happy.

We give so much of ourselves in making others happy, trying to make others feel better and without any effort, we keep giving.  You are only responsible for you.  No one else.  Remember to put yourself first and to be your own best friend.  This will bring you back onto you path.  You can only truly love others when you love yourself in the same way.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Lessons in Life

Sometimes sudden disruptive change is inevitable, and as painful as it may seem, we come through it a stronger and better person. No matter how disruptive things are at the moment, or if you feel life is really against you, re-evaluate and move on - often a new direction can bring new opportunities you never dreamed of. 

Spaces: Small and Cozy

I love these small spaces and ideas for bedrooms that still have a cozy and warm feel without looking cluttered.  The wallpaper and artwork is also very creative.  
I found these great pics here

Which do you like? Do you have some ideas or tips of your own to share?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

4 Things that make me smile

1. Life: I am so blessed to have amazing people in my life that make me smile
2. Picnics:  I love picnics and summer is perfect for friends and a garden picnic
3. Paeonies: My favourite flowers ever
4.  Happiness: I have so much to be grateful for 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

You are enough

When you realize that you always have the answers within yourself, 
you can stop searching outside of yourself.

Monday, October 15, 2012

1 Thing I learnt this weekend

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. 
Don't go back to sleep. 
You must ask for what you really want. 
Don't go back to sleep. 

People are going back and forth 
across the doorsill 
where the two worlds touch. 
The door is round and open. 
Don't go back to sleep.
- Rumi

Monday Moment

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. 
- Ferris, from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Saturday, October 13, 2012


“No, life cannot be understood flat on a page. 
It has to be lived; a person has to get out of his head, 
has to fall in love, has to memorize poems, has to jump off bridges into rivers, 
has to stand in an empty desert and whisper sonnets under his breath... 
We get one story, you and I, and one story alone.” 

-  Donald Miller

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I wish I could show you ...
when you are lonely or in darkness.. 
the astonishing Light of Your Own Being
~ Hafiz Shirazi ~

Monday, October 8, 2012


That moment when you realise that you are changing... that life will never be the same.  That you are growing up and that nothing can stop or slow down the momentum of this inevitable change.  You ride the wave.  There is no waiting for something to happen.  You are the happening.  I've been going through the transition for a while and now it's acceleration to something more is evident in all that's happening.  All the pieces are coming together and everything is slowly making sense...

What have I learnt?  I have learnt that no matter what you do or don't do, that life happens.  It unfolds and it comes together so quickly.  You take responsibility for your life and in making or not making decisions you are responsible for your destiny.  You are the only person who can change your life.  You are on a path.  Yes.  But you have chosen that.  And if you don't like it, change it again.  As time passes, life unfolds according to the choices made.

There is no limit to how much we can create in our lives, when we are feeling inspired and passionate.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

1 thing I learnt this month

Jealousy kills love, possessiveness kills love. Be nonjealous if you want great love to happen; if you want your life to grow multidimensionally it needs freedom. 

You need freedom and the person you love needs freedom. In freedom only there. If you really love a person you will allow all the space possible to the person; you will never encroach on his or her freedom. That is the only indication of your love, not those stupid love letters that you write! Any fool can do that -- a computer can do far better than you do! 

A computer can write love letters, there is no problem in it. Your love can be proved only by one thing: how much freedom you are giving to the other -- even the freedom to love others; that is the only indication of your love. 

 And the miracle is, the more we allow each other to love as many people as possible, you will find the person infinitely loving towards you, because love is not money, love is not a commodity. It is an inner energy which grows by sharing, which dies by not sharing. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Lucky One

"You know, the smallest thing can change a life. In the blink of an eye, something happens by chance - and when you least expect it - since we're on a course that you could have never planned, into a future you never imagined. Where will it take you? That's the journey of our lives: our search for the light. But sometimes, finding the light means you must past through the deepest darkness. At least, that's how it was for me."

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Sometimes, all it takes is perspective, to step back and look a the big picture, to realise that wherever you are, is exactly where you should be.  It is easy to get get caught up in the day to day and forget what really matters.  What matters? That you're happy... that you do things that make you feel alive, with people that make you smile, and make you feel that you like who you are, because they are around ... that's what makes everything worthwhile.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Lessons to live by

"It's what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future"

"I am here, I am the result of everything that happened and will happened, but I'm here.  If I did something wrong, I can put it right or at least ask forgiveness.  If I did something right, that leaves me happier and more connected with the now.  You've got to leave in order to return to the present"

"We simply have to trust hand follow the signs and live our Personal Legend; sooner or later we will realize that we are all part of something, even if we can't understand rationally what that something is. They say that the second before our death, each of us understands the reason for our existence, and out of that moment Heaven or Hell is born. 

Hell is when we look back during that fraction of a second and know that we wasted an opportunity to dignify the meaning of life. Paradise is being able to say at that moment: "I made some mistakes, but I wasn't a coward. I lived my life and did what I had to do."

- Teacher [Aleph]

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

4 things I learnt this week

1. Sometimes we have to have the strength to let go to attract new positive possibilities in our life.

2. Fear holds us back and so often leads to missed opportunities. Do not give up or change direction  just because you have experienced delays - stick with it, have faith and trust the universe.

3. If you are in a relationship that empowers you, stay, if not it is time to move on so that new love can find it's way to you.  Follow your heart, take the risk, greater happiness is ahead of you.

4. As life flows and brings change and new-ness into your life, embrace it.  You deserve happiness.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The art of living

The art of living alone does not mean renouncing the world.
The art of being Alone simply means that you are not dependent on anybody else.
You enjoy people, you love people, you share everything with people,
but you are capable of being alone, and yet blissful.
That is the path of meditation....
Osho Aakash Krishna

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2 things you should always remember

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