Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fall weather music.

Carli Jean

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

Muse therapy with Organized Creatives.

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

Why do you do the things you do?

Wellington Sanipe

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 of
          course, 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


Tanvi Malik

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

Being seen.

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 may change your perspective for the better.


Monday, October 27, 2014

The F word

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.
Its exhausting.


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.

Love Y'all.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tweets of the week.

I love twitter.The randomness, the fun, the serous discussions, the ever growing discovery
My favourite tweets of the week have been..


The jacarandas in Harare remind me of the jacarandas in Lusaka, so beautiful.

A little bit of wisdom thrown in.

Questions that need answers.

Discovered Lauren Diagle this week. Love her voice! 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Spunky Glitter Bomb

(Source :Pinterest)

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 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

Petal tickled feet.

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 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'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 10 days......
( yes  I did get to do a lot on my holiday and not just read!)

Think of a number...I totally did not know what was going to happen in this book, every step of the way..

This was the first one I read..lets say it was downhill from 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


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Enthusiasm is for nerds.

  1. 1.
    intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.

In which area of your life have you lost enthusiasm.
Are sarcasm and nonchalance the lenses through which you see the world?

Think of all the times you roll your eyes at someone that is actually excited about something..because you are just too cool ... being enthusiastic is for nerds, and middle schoolers.

Maybe thats why the world around you is so mundane and ...grey.

Get enthusiastic about something! About your hobby, your miniture toy train collection, your guitar, your writing, your sewing, your baking, your partner, your job( eeek, yes its possible!)
 Shake it up, shake it off, lets get a little brighter!

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Hello September!

reblogged from Ana-Rosa tumblr

September is here!
I am so grateful that it has began with the discovery of this blog post written by Allen Arnold.

Whose idea did you think it was for you to write anyway?
The Creator of this world gave you the desire to create with words.
Have you ever thought about why?
It’s not because the world needs more stories.
Or just a skill for you to pay the bills.
The reason is far more intimate.
And something most miss.
He gave you the gift of story because he enjoys spending time with you.

Just to spend time with me.Just to hang out. Just to laugh with me about all the crazy ideas running amok in my head. Just because.

I also listened to the podcast about this blog post and he says so many things that just.....

I'm embarking on  photo challenge this September. (Found it on pinterest :) )

Shall we do it together? Lets!
Are you on instagram? I am.  use the hashtags #SoulfulSeptember and #bookwormgiraffe

p.s Melody Gardot is divine.Listen.