Sailing is fun. I used to go sailing with Fritz Nebe, when I was a teenager (+/-1978 - 1981). I learnt all about sailing and adventure, thanks to him. We sailed from Simon's Town to Hout Bay; and from Hout Bay to Saldanha Bay. There we spent many weekends sailing and swimming in Langabaan Lagoon. … Continue reading Sailing: Inner Grounding
Letting go. And so as spring returns to the southern hemisphere so does my spring-cleaning continues with renewed fervor. At the same time my mind creatively processes my life from beginning to end. I collected shells and dead insects from when I was in junior school till recently. Oddly insects are also like shells, they … Continue reading Shells
I want to thank all the readers for your comments on Coping in hard times and The ups and downs of life and after reflecting on all the comments I thought I would like to make a new post with your suggestions and comments. These are your suggestions and comments, I start here: “As I retire for … Continue reading Reflecting on Your Comments
During the last while I have been considering the pandemic and how it has influenced all of us (or how it may influence our life going forward into the future). I want to ask you to rewind your life back to the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 to picture yourself before we knew what … Continue reading Tuesday Self-care during hardship.
Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself"Mahatma Gandhi I have to admit, as a creative individual I have experienced ups and downs of emotions, which over time, I have come to learn is quite natural and useful in creativity; yet after suffering depression I found … Continue reading The ups and downs of life.
Coping in hard times and finding a meaningful life through hope and joy. The joy of living, Lake Malawi, 2013, M NoffkeA spider spins her web in the hope of catching her prey, 2014, M Noffke.In Africa: curios - plastic chicken and wire bicycle, 2003 Making meaning through art. Our present world The world is … Continue reading Coping in hard times
I have written about growing older recently, here at My Aging Autumn Years , but that doesn't mean that we feel old or feel sad about getting older. It means that we are preparing for a meaningful retirement when it comes because we love life. We want to embrace life. So in order to live our … Continue reading I Love Life.
Arriving in Jasper signaled the end of our exploration but it was not quite the end of all excitement. We had not booked accommodation and had little idea of where we wanted to stay. Luckily we had Google to help us and we drove around and finally found Bear Hill Lodge, where we stayed for … Continue reading Visiting Alberta Rockies (part 3): Jasper and the wild life.
I imagine that many of you have already experienced the loss of a family member or close friend through covid. It is obviously not an uncommon experience these days. Here are my thoughts in these times. It is the most sobering when one finally experiences it personally. All the theory of practicing gratitude and positive … Continue reading Bereavement During the Pandemic.
In my last post, Visiting Alberta Rockies, I told you about visiting Lake Louise. I received a lovely encouraging comment from Alisendopf saying that we had chosen a good time to visit as nowadays Lake Louise is brimming with tourists. We had the Lake virtually to ourselves which would be rare now. You can see … Continue reading Highway 93 is a north-south highway in Alberta, Canada. (Part Two)