Falling in Like with Your own Life

Slow down Or, in the wise words of Dallas Willard: “Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.”   There is no quick fix to falling in like with your own life. If you don’t like your life that much at the moment it’s probably because you are already too busy, too overwhelmed and desperately in need […]

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The Art of Gratitude

We tend to get stuck in the middle of our situations, our problems, shortcomings and frustrations.. <> When we’re angry, feel confused, our hearts broken, our bodies bruised. <> It’s often hard to see, even one reason to be: Grateful instead of hateful. <> To feel grateful instead of stressed, lonely, discouraged or depressed. <> […]

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The Story of Racism

“Where do you come from?” “South Africa” “South Africa!?!” (pointing to my skin or making a rubbing gesture on their own) “Why aren’t you black?” If my language skills were good enough, I would probably have answered in all honesty: “God only knows.” After all, I could very well have been born to a family […]

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Traveling Light Through Life

I love “people watching”; especially at airports. To sit back and enjoy my observation of the diversity of cultures, skin and hair colors, facial shapes and features, physical statures, tattoos, and attire – from businessmen all dressed up in suits to the obvious tourists and families with little ones carrying their own backpacks – all […]

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