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Friday, November 28, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
This fall weather has me listening more and more to softer music, more guitar , more jazz...more indie
This song by Thomas Cook has been on repeat. Sigh.... also the graphics in the video are absolutely fantastic. So creative.
Thomas Cook (토마스 쿡) - 아무 것도 아닌 나 [MV HD] from oroshi on Vimeo.
John Mayer.. always so fantastic and snuggly with his guitar
Back to Manhattan by Norah Jones...has me feeling so nostalgic for the US. I miss the East Coast!
Best to listen to on lazy Sundays as you potter about the house...with your soup bubbling away....
Friday, November 21, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
I really really love the guys at Organized Creatives , they are speaking my creative language right now. ..and helping to revive my burnt out Muse. (Thanks guys!)
If you are a creative and are struggling a little (or a lot!) I would suggest subscribing on every social media platform they are on.
I love how they are not bombarding us with info..drawing out the sometimes elusive Muse...who is probably just hiding under all those other things you are 'busy' doing.
Here is one of their podcasts that I have on repeat!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Sometimes amazing things happen and you get questions answered that you have been asking yourself for a long time.
Happened to me this past week.
I had the pleasure of sitting in the audience and hearing Ridgely Goldsborough speak.....and also being his guinea pig during the session!
He speaks about The Power of your Why.
WHY do you think the way you think, talk the
way you talk, act the way you act? And ofcourse, WHY did you choose your spouse?
(hopefully you don’t ask yourself that too
Let me tell you. I am glad I was the guninea pig for that session, because I finally got the answer to why I do some of the things I do, react the way I do, and how I can live my life better.
Heres the short of it. TRUST.
For me TRUST is the biggest thing.
I will go overboard with doing things for people because I want to show people that I am trustworthy.
Also it is very very important to me that people do what they say they will do.If they don't I feel betrayed.
There is so much more that I could tell you but I will let you discover for yourself the power of your why.
If he is ever in your city I would say drop whatever you are doing and go and find out!
Ridgely can also blogs so you can read some of his really eye opening blog posts.
Here is a short video to hear some of what he does. Enjoy!!
Ridgely Goldsborough - Public Speaking Video from Rick Walker on Vimeo.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
You met someone, you liked them, you got along with them.
You met someone else, you liked them you got along with them, but they started to whisper in your ear poisonous things about the first person you met.
You change your tune, you believe what you hear. You tailor your behaviour to what the person said, and not according to YOUR experience.
A lot of what we hear about people influences how we treat them.
Whispers in the school hall, whispers in the office hallways.
You put on the glasses tinted with whatever you have been told about a person and only wear them when they are around.
You have narrowed your view, and narrowed them down to what you heard.
Most of the time what people say about people has to do with their own insecurities, their own experiences.
Give people a chance.Get to know them no matter what anyone says.
If there is anyone that you have mistreated due to hearsay ... Apologise.
I just did this morning. It felt good.
I am hoping I have cleared some room in my heart for more goodness and light to come in.
Monday, November 17, 2014
|Jonas Nilsson Lee|
Everybody wants to be seen, everybody wants to be heard.
People use different ways to get it noticed.
Manipulation, hate, sadness, pride, hurtful words, hurtful actions.
People use different ways to get you to stop and see why they really are.
Sometimes when you realise that people are not out to get you with their harmful actions but are wanting to be heard just like you are...it may change your perspective for the better.
Monday, October 27, 2014
There is so much good content online, and of you are looking for help it is always there...and sometimes you come across it when you need it most!
You know I love to share great stuff I find online, if not in December :) when you get a gift from me everyday....I'll post it immediately, because..there is somewhere out there that needs it!
The F word. The scary one. The one that I run away from at top speed! The one that I hate with a passion.The one that I sometimes cannot even say out loud.
Failure (shuddered as I typed that!)
I've experienced failure as a student.....but as a creative? I mean I am creating my own stuff and I love it so who cares whether you love it or not?
What is Failure for?
My muse needs therapy...and these guys are here to help me out.
Let me know what you think!
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Are you doubting that you can do that which you have been asked to do...what you would like to do....what you need to do?
Doubt is crippling.Been tackling it this past week.
It takes as much energy to believe that you can do it as much as it takes to doubt that you can.
That my friends is the truth.
Its Sunday, day to relax, empty all the fears of the last week...and fill up on more of the good stuff..the faith that ..yeah....I can....and I will.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
I love twitter.The randomness, the fun, the serous discussions, the ever growing discovery
My favourite tweets of the week have been..
My coworkers and I determined that instead of blood, I have glitter in my veins. So yea, Friday's been weird.
— Brianna DeWitt (@bwitt722) October 17, 2014
The jacarandas in Harare remind me of the jacarandas in Lusaka, so beautiful.
Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa is still one of the most beautiful & peaceful cities in the world especially in full bloom. pic.twitter.com/HAy5tgoLRe
— Nigel MK Chanakira (@nigelchanakira) October 18, 2014
Set your own pace. You can't walk a mile in the shoes of somebody who was running.
— Kachepa Mtumbi (@KachepaMtumbi) October 12, 2014
Questions that need answers.
Street Harassment - unwelcome heckling, groping and touching women. Why does this behaviour persist? Who finds it acceptable? #263Insaka
— Insaka Chat (@InsakaChat) October 12, 2014
Discovered Lauren Diagle this week. Love her voice!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
You know them....they are so well put together, everything that comes out of their mouths is so witty and funny and CLEVER you could gag.
Everybody seems to like them, migrates to them like a gnat shut in a dark room, drawn to the lonely lit lamp in the corner.
You barely get thirty seconds of eye contact, nothing but fake smiles your way.... or you open your mouth and oh no!They have to go / dash/ teleport.
You feel like crap.Nobody likes you. #POUT
You are comparing and CONSTANTLY coming up short.
As hard and bland as this advice sounds..stop.Do you.
If that involves you not speaking so much, well then..do you. Your humour, your writing, your singing, your job, your way of loving, your comb over,
your style, your books,
There is only one you.Original.One of a kind.A different kind.But still only one
('OONNEEEEE' - Bono voice!)
Go out there and DAZZLE you spunky glitter bomb you!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
What beautiful words.
'Tickle my ears with your beautiful words.
For words on their own mean one thing, but put together beautifully...they create a beautiful thing.'
- Twaambo Kapilikisha
Saturday, October 11, 2014
You know how some books are #UnPutDownable (unable to put down - you keep reading becasue it is so good!) ?
You simply cannot stop reading it! Heart racing, pulse quickening...you almost rip the page as you turn it....!
Every page you turn simply brings a new twist and before you know it, its three in the morning and...you've just read the last line....
Why didn't I know about John Verdon all this time? Why have you been hiding all this information from me!
I read two of his books..on holiday....in 10 days......
( yes I did get to do a lot on my holiday and not just read!)
This was the first one I read..lets say it was downhill from there..in the sense that it was so good I couldn't stop!
Has me questioning all kinds of things. A lot of things I ever believed to be true....may indeed not be. Its teaching me how to question everything..
'No matter how much you have invested, only your assessment of the future costs and benefits count'
Stuck in a job or with an investment (a course you are studying, a relationship you are staying in because..well you invested 5 years....) forget about what you have invested in, what will cost to have the future you want?
What are you reading? Got any recommendations?
Please write it in the comments below..or tweet me @bookwormgiraffe