In last year I added a little something to my year-end review. It's a simple analysis of the different areas of my life as it is at the moment. The aim is to identify what I want to ditch, what I want to keep and what I would like to try, in the different areas of my life. The word 'ditch' may have a bit of a negative connotation to. But if we're honest - we really need to get rid of or give up a few things in life. Urban Dictionary says it ... Read More about What do You want to Ditch this Year?
I've done something this year, that I have never done before - a commissioned artwork! Now for me that is definitely one way to get out of your comfort zone. There was no commission or monetary insentive involved - because let's be honest, you need to have some confidence in your skill/talent if you are going to charge for it! It was, however, one monumental leap in terms of doing something that leaves me feeling vulnerable and enthrilled! The Brief The ... Read More about Get out of your comfort zone!
In celebration of Thanksgiving and in the spirit of sharing and caring, I'm sharing five gratitude quotes that speaks to me as a person. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in South Africa, not the way it is done in the US at least. We've caught on to the whole Black Friday and Cyber Monday tradition. Which, if we're being honest, is pretty sad because it does not go hand in hand with thanksgiving! Even though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving as a holiday, our local church has a ... Read More about Gratitude Quotes to leave you feeling inspired
We all need words of encouragement every now and then. These words remind us that we are valued and help us to persevere a just a little bit longer. Now if we need words of encouragement, can you imagine how much more our kids need to hear these words from our mouths! In February this year, I wrote a blog post about the 5 love language we use to communicate and receive love. Even while writing these words, I knew, I am slow to give words of affirmation ... Read More about How to Motivate your Child with Words of Encouragement
I have been blogging for over 10 years. Now by no means am I an expert on how to have a successful blog, but I know a couple of tips and tricks to make blogging for beginners, a little easier. Blogging for Beginners When I started blogging over a decade ago, the tips to improve traffic to your blog included: Writing a blog post daily, reading thousands of blog posts and commenting on at least half of these posts. It was a must, a truly tried and tested recipe to gain ... Read More about Blogging for Beginners | 3 Simple Things To Improve Your SEO