Author Archives: amindfullife

About amindfullife

Passionate about living every moment as best I can. This is a work in progress

What I learnt at 50

This past week marked the end of my fiftieth year on this earth.  A journey that has taken me from a small village in Germany to South Africa, Namibia, South Korea, Indonesia, the US, South Africa again, Australia and back … Continue reading

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You do not have to be good

You do not have to be good! Today I was reminded vividly and physically about the value of deeply believing the sentiments of Mary Oliver’s poem Wild Geese. One I have shared many times in teaching and training programs, one … Continue reading

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Why are you not a feminist?

“Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety in the … Continue reading

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2014 The Engaging with a Wholeheart Project: December

The longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere has come and gone and even though winter still deepens into the end of the year, the light is slowly creeping in.  For this wholeheart writing project- engaging life with … Continue reading

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2014 The Engaging with a Wholeheart Project: November

Cultivating Laughter, Song, and Dance: Letting go of ‘being cool’ and ‘always in control’. Eleven months ago I launched into this Wholeheart writing project having been deeply touched by watching the TED talks on vulnerability given by Brené Brown.  Her … Continue reading

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2014 The Engaging with a Whole Heart Project: October

Cultivating Meaningful Work: Letting go of Self-Doubt and “Supposed To”. So you may not have noticed, but this past month of October went past without my Engaging the Whole Heart Project post materialising.  For some reason it has been difficult … Continue reading

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2014 The Engaging with a Whole heart Project: September

Cultivating Calm and Stillness – Letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle In 1962 my mother embarked on a one thousand kilometer journey on her own in a little VW beetle with a ten month old child through the heart … Continue reading

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