February 

The year is under way and we hit the month of relationships. I used to dread February because it had THAT day in the middle with all the hype and red roses.  At school I had no idea about this relationship thing. In fact I only had a real relationship until well after I finishedContinue reading “February “

Broken

I remember it well. I was told I was no longer required. That she did not love me anymore. After many years. Years of being one. Now we were broken.The news hit hard. I was angry. Just like that, after years together I was cast out. I packed my bags and walked out. I sworeContinue reading “Broken”

In a garden as in life

I walked in my garden yesterday. I noticed some early spring buds pushing through. A tree grows a millimetre at a time. A leaf unfolds little by little. A great gardener trims a little here, a little there. All relative to what is in front of him. He deals with reality. Takes an action thenContinue reading “In a garden as in life”

Thoughts on the dead and the living

I: “I made endless cups of tea.  for visitors for me faces familiar names forgotten should have remembered they were not there for me but for him, for themselves? a moment alone I promised to myself to look after his youngest not sure if he heard it’s not about me.    I made endless cupsContinue reading “Thoughts on the dead and the living”

Swimming – A case for Life Coaching

Six years ago I could not swim. Well actually I thought I could swim. To my best knowledge I could do it. ‘I certainly was not as good as those pros but I can swim’ I kept telling myself.  I had learnt from my dad who had learnt in the Namibian desert. Go figure. HeContinue reading “Swimming – A case for Life Coaching”

But actually life demands more!

I came across this quote by Regina Brett over the weekend “No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.” The tendency with holidays (or weekends for that matter) is that we veg. We drink just enough coffee to make it to the couch and then surf – channels. We are aContinue reading “But actually life demands more!”

Gradient: the secret to learning

We were made to walk up stairs the other day. First one step at a time then back down. Then two steps at a time, back down. All in a long snake we walked, round and round. Some of us managed four, some had to grab onto the hand rail to manage, others gave up…Continue reading “Gradient: the secret to learning”