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
As a river we flow from the Source to the End reflecting the terrain we are embedded in. We experience "the before", live in "the now" and ponder on "the after" or more commonly known as the past, present and future... Flowing ever forward We move from old routines to new practices: The Now is … Continue reading Reflection on Past, Present and Future.
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.
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.
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.
Grateful for health. Over the last month I have had all my scans and blood tests to make sure that I am in full health with regards to my breast cancer which I faced 9 years ago. Having had cancer keeps me humble as I know that it is something that one has to be … Continue reading A Grateful Heart