Chalk Pastel drawing of Calla lilies, by Morag Noffke. This is an edited post from 2018 which I wrote to myself as a reminder of how I want to live. Reading it today, I feel that it is still very true for myself now. It is easy to get caught up in life's business and … Continue reading Know yourself
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
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.
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.
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.
A sobering thought, what do you think? Today is World Cancer Day. This day has been... “organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and celebrated each year on 4 February, is an opportunity to rally the international community to end the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer.”UICC Having faced cancer myself I want … Continue reading 4 February, World Cancer Day
…little servings of thoughts coming to you… Dear friend, Figure means “Number,” like "what do you weigh?" Figure can mean "what shape is your body or figure?" And thirdly, figure can also mean “what do you figure it to mean?” In other words: analyzing and working it out in your head. There's figures and then … Continue reading Weight matters: what’s your figure like?
…little servings of thoughts coming to you… Dear friend, Have you ever explored your hunger? Journaling can be an effective way to get to the heart of the issue as it helps one become aware of your hunger (hungers): you can ask questions like: when do I get hungry, why, what does it feel like, … Continue reading Weight matters: journal thoughts about hunger.
Do you cook? Cooking can be creative, for sure. As an artist, this creativity drives and infuses my cooking and helps me keep on going with my weight loss journey. There is nothing worse than eating the same boring food over and over and this is where the creativity of different spices and herbs comes … Continue reading When Weight Matters meets the Artist’s Journey.