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Belief

2 July 2011 Inspiration
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BELIEF Imagine being born into a nest at the very top of a tree Coming into your own is capped with learning how to fly Survival allows nothing but absolute belief that you can Imagine the power of your potential similarly set free ©Naomi Estment Inspiring quotes: “I can believe anything provided it is incredible.” […]

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Judgement

7 November 2010 Inspiration
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It’s a steamy summer evening near the Kruger National Park. Anticipation spikes the sunset as we pull up to the ‘vulture restaurant’ at Moholoholo (“The Very Great One”) rehabilitation centre. A simple patch of sand to us, the spot is significant to the birds. Dozens of them. The moment the carcass thuds to earth, they […]

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Peter Sarstedt Sings for Conservation in South Africa

1 September 2010 Bulletin Board
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Isn’t it stunning to come across a celebrity with a big heart? No wonder the words ‘Where do you go to, my lovely’, sung from that heart, touched so many. The Number 1 hit single of Feb 1969, which topped the British charts for 6 weeks, and reached # 1 in 14 more countries, is […]

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Apple iPhone is birdsong to my ears

25 August 2010 Blogging

This blogging world is super cool. What a great way to discover new things and interact with awesome people around the world. Last week, we were horrified to learn about the fatbooth iPhone app, which appallingly adds weight to an ordinary mug shot. This was thanks to an excellent post by Agrigirl: It’s Only Funny […]

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Uniqueness

25 June 2010 Inspiration

Uniqueness contributes colour. Its celebration brightens the world. Quotes to consider: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss “It has bothered me all my life that I do not paint like everybody else.” – Henri Matisse “You’re only given a […]

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Skill

24 June 2010 Inspiration

Skill is learned. It requires patience and perseverance. Quotes to consider: “Learning how to learn is life’s most important skill.” – Unknown “Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity” – Erik Christopher Zeeman “Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is […]

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Personality

21 June 2010 Inspiration
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Personality is provocative. It’s no co-incidence that The Lion King‘s Zazu is one of these! Quotes to consider: “Personality is everything in art and poetry.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.” […]

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Commitment

21 May 2010 Inspiration

Commitment takes courage, returns treasure. What if a bird failed to follow the urge to fly? Quotes to consider: “Leap and the net will appear” – Zen saying “. . . the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. . .” – W.H. Murray (‘The Scottish Himalayan Expedition’) “The relationship between commitment and […]

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Colour

27 July 2009 Inspiration

Colour adds character. Quotes to consider: “Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” – Oscar Wilde “It is not the form that dictates the color, but the color that brings out the form.” – Hans Hofmann “Laundry is the only thing that […]

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