Afrikaans Post – Hou jou tank vol

A recent post I did on the Finesse Blog on a talk I did at my daughter’s school’s Ladies morning. Ek het verlede maand die geleentheid gehad om by my dogtertjie se skool te praat by hulle dames tee. Al was ek nogal gespanne het ek geweet die Here wou my gebruik om met die…

3 ideas for self-care

I once read that are you the compass of the home, you can usually see how you are doing, through that state of the space around you. A very practical example I have seen in my own life is that when I feel stressed or overwhelmed, the dishes tend to pile up and my home…

Perspective

When I was younger my sister used to ask very deep questions like: “When you look at an apple, do you see the same red as I see?” I used to brush it off as her being silly, but in hindsight, she was actually asking something really profound. The theme of perspective came up recently…

Level Up!

I once read a very profound quote about change and growth: I am smack-dab in the middle of levelling up so to speak. Recently, out of the blue, I started thinking about my identity and how I have changed over the past ten years. So many things happened from graduating, starting my first job, getting…

Afrikaans Post – Musiek is medisyne

A recent blog post I did for Finesse Voelgoed Tydskrif – I still need to pinch myself every now and then since it is a dream come true to be able to do what I love and write blogs, even if there are only a handful of people who might read it. Toe ek swanger…

Trying to understand the scar – Part 2

I am sure I am not the only one who needed a box of tissues while reading Part 1 of the series. Let’s jump right into Part 2 of Zandi’s guest post. Where there is a loving relationship, both parents suffer the loss and need the support. Mothers should not be the only ones who…

Trying to understand the scar – Part 1

After my miscarriage at the beginning of the year, I felt like no-one understood my grief and feelings of loss. People tried to be there and did what they could, but still, I felt alone. I asked my good friend who unfortunately suffered two miscarriages herself, to put down a few thoughts in regards to…

Afrikaans Post – Hoe meer (paas)haas hoe minder spoed

Originally posted on Finesse Voelgoed’s blog page – I write about slowing down especially over weekends. Ek is oortuig die hoeveelheid sjokolade paaseiers wat ek geëet het oor paasnaweek is direk verband met die afname in my spoed die afgelope twee weke. Ek lees juis n grappie op Facebook dat ons moet verhoed dat ons kinders…