The journey to the self

An unseasonably wet week led to a reflection that nothing nature does is personal. While the journey to the self can be rocky, coming back to the intelligence of our bodies can keep us in the flow.

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Listen to Hear

Listening is an act of creation. We are reminded by watching a movie we did not want to see that when we move away from our egos and positions, when we open our hearts and hear, magic happens.

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Out damned spot

An unwelcome spot on the wall heralded a protracted and expensive process to correct what was not done right the first time. This lead to thoughts on what it takes to do it right and well from the beginning.

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Enabling the how

The start of Mental Health Awareness Month in South Africa, a book about the link between stress, trauma and illness and a solution to the problem of mental and emotional health occupies the focus of a week just past and a future beginning every day.

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Move it before you lose it

Sometimes things go wrong and all the little irritations leave you feeling low. Waking up feeling a little fed up Matthew and Chantal went for a walk and it made all the difference to their mood and state of mind.

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What is stage 6?

What is stage 6? Welcome to South Africa’s crazy days, and dark nights, of on again, off again, electrical dance. Not many were having much fun with it, however, but learning to accept and let the rage go is one way of reaching emotional equilibrium.

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The novel and the unusual

A week of wonder and sun, as we engaged in some novel activities. A trip to the beach, some spring cleaning and not only for humans, and a good laugh with three larger than life ladies. A different couple of days made for an interesting and energising time.

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Hope is the thing

This week was all about that little glimmer or spark that can ignite even the darkest of times. Hope. With World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, this difficult topic is faced with the offer of hope as a means to build resilience and grit. Matthew shares his own personal story.

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