Awareness is everything

December 11, 2017

Without awareness, we stumble. (True, with awareness, we do too, but then it’s for a different reason.) 

For me, awareness is the start of any journey, whether physical or spiritual. Without it, you will not know that you want to go on a journey. Nor that you are on one, even before you board the plane. 

For that reason, journalling, contemplation, meditation, play, unfocused attention, reflection, quiet time are all vital practices that can help us get into the moment. Because that is where we find awareness. 

Do all you can to get there. That’s where it all starts. And even if you go no further than that, you will see a change. A difference. A healing. 



Be singular in your purpose. This is what you are here for. This journey of yours. Let no-one keep you. 

Let no one keep you from your journey,
no rabbi or priest, no mother
who wants you to dig for treasures
she misplaced, no father
who won’t let one life be enough,
no lover who measures their worth
by what you might give up,
no voice that tells you in the night
it can’t be done.

Let nothing dissuade you
from seeing what you see
or feeling the winds that make you
want to dance alone
or go where no one
has yet to go.

You are the only explorer.
Your heart, the unreadable compass.
Your soul, the shore of a promise
too great to be ignored.

– Mark Nepo



Wild & Wise!

May 9, 2017

How to be wise and wild. That can seem like a puzzle.   How can you be wise in the eyes of the world, and yet be wild? Shouldn’t you be well-prepared, careful, frugal, organized, steady, putting yourself last if you are wise?   No! You can be wildly curious, and brave and discover new […]

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Your Highest Value Holds the Key

May 4, 2017

What non-physical thing can you not do without?   Freedom. Grace. Unconditional love. Joy. Excitement. Boundaries. Respect. Softness. Belief. Compassion.   The answers are as varied as humankind. And there are no wrong ones. Each answer is beautiful.   Becoming aware of what it is that you will not compromise on, what is so important […]

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Uncover your own Wisdom with Horses

April 5, 2017

Often people are not sure what it is that I do: life coaching, yes, but WITH HORSES? What do you mean? I love explaining, but really the best way is to see it for yourself. So, I have organised a tiny event to that purpose. See if you want to attend. This is what I […]

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When challenged, do this

April 4, 2017

Oh, people, this is what we are meant to do when we hit a hurdle. Go through all the horror, kicking & screaming if you prefer. Then: make it easier for someone else to do the same.      

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How Donald Trump is helping you

January 30, 2017

This past weekend I was struck by the spontaneous and immediate reaction of people in the  USA in the aftermath of their new president’s order on Friday.   This order, banning even long-time residents of the USA, took immediate effect, and severely impacted  those already in the air at the time of signing the order. […]

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Living in Awareness

January 11, 2017

I recently posted a series of questions for reflection on facebook. #livinginawareness2017   Here are all of the questions in a bundle:   1. What centres you? [Definition of being centred: Feeling grounded, safe, sure. Able to act from your core being, rather than react to the outside world.]   2. What gives you a little […]

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The Secret of the Wild Women is Out!

May 18, 2016

Wild Women Retreat – get all the info here!   Wild Women Retreat Photo Gallery (Showing the venue in Kaapsehoop and some previous retreat experiences)

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Come Away with The Faeries!

January 4, 2016

    Meet the collaborators: Anna Kerckhoff de Sachi  Daggi Bayer   Susan Baghdadi    Susan Viljoen      You   A video taken  6 January 2016 at Kaapse Hoop Trails – the venue for our retreat. (Video credit: Leon Smith)  

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