Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Thank you, for reading, for sharing, for hanging in there, for coming by time after time.
Its been a busy 2014,  writing for other blogs, doing my own podcast and also a radio show ( next to my full time job. Who run the world? Girls! )

I will not be doing the December gifts this year. I am going to take some time off to get into the Christmas spirit for real. ( You should too!)

I wish you all a lovely holiday season, hug the ones you love tightly!

A very big thankyou from the bottom of my heart.

Be back next year! 


TheBookwormGiraffe :)
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Kickass !

Lee Scott

Never have I seen so many young, privileged, people trying so hard to be happy. There are countless articles written about it, blogs named for it, workshops attending to it. Who ever said we’re supposed to be happy all the time, anyway? We’re not. And the pressure to do so might be what’s making us unhappy to begin with. It’s OK if you’re not completely content with your life twenty-four hours a day. Can you imagine what a boring person you’d be if you were? Going through shit storms, feeling uninspired, hating the way you look and having guilt over not accomplishing enough are just some of the things that make you interesting, relatable and human. Not to mention, if you’re reading this, then you have internet access and if you have internet access, it stands to reason that you have a computer, which makes me think you probably have a place to live, with electricity and plenty of food to eat and clean clothes to wear, which are all things that an enormous amount of people living on the planet today do not have. This is not to say that people shouldn’t strive to better their positions in life, however it seems like so many of us are no longer content with a regular amount of happy, yet dead-set on being maniacally jubilant, all of the time.
                         Kelly Rheel

Friday, November 28, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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! 

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