LinkedIn and spending a night in jail

I am not sure if I was ever meant to fit in a square but if you think about it a cellphone is a rectangle and so is your final box. Now the question is how are you going to stand out the rest of the time…In real relationships and keep yourself out of trouble? […]

The Procrastinator: Born for a Monday

I recently made a study on what effect it would have on a child to sit next to all the suitcases in the boot of the car when going on a holiday(no sitting-room at the front). The fourth child. Never-mind being born 16 weeks early and spending my first days/weeks/months in an incubator. I found […]

I heard about your problem

It’s a pain…Here is my version of how the World worksYou try to impress the world with your best : I named that being in ‘peacock-feather strutting mode’ or in short the peacockfeather-stratosphere: the orbit you live your world in(pouveerstratosfeer) But this creates problems because you are to far from your base and being authentic […]

Burnout and shedding the ashes

I think it was about 2 and a half years ago when I realized I was burned out. It’s when you climb a hill/the stairs and you have to rest ever couple of steps. Your mind is driven and you are already days ahead into the future but your body wants to stay and rest […]

A Spoon full of Sugar

You may be born with the golden spoon in your mouth. You can go without a knife and a fork but a spoon is different. You can also get out your pocket knife… I recently became aware of a hobby I have never heard of before. I was attending my monthly Zoom meeting at Toastmasters. […]

All you have to do is ring the bell

This passed on message made me think: would you live life differently after you ring the bell? OR does somebody you know have to ring the bell for you because you were missing out on something you did not know you still have: #Life “Interesting history: in England the local folks started running out of […]

Ascending the mountain again

Because you forgot to look up- to spot the waterfall.Later walking up to see it close up. It is actually easy climbing a mountain- if you do it one step at a time- the big rocks help. Recently I thought how can sitting in a lockdown be progress? Then I remembered Canada and all the […]

When a pig rules your life

You will soon be in a lot of truffles… Ask Plaasjapie the Pig who wanted to see the World: nothing more, nothing less… The stories are all the White Envelopes I have created over the years and now found a home for! Anchor.fm Super excited… Click around for the Afrikaans and English stories… Link below […]

What the cat didn’t know

Is a dog came to visit. A black one. It ate all the energy out of the pantry and emptied the bowl of light. It took a while but I shooed it out the door.Sometimes you don’t realize you have a visitor until you are running on empty. That is why you have to raise […]

#StoriesOfHope #MondaysWithMarthie

When the dust settles on everything- you have choices to make. I mostly want to ignore it but comes Thursday it’s clear black pianos and dust don’t mix well… But this week I put the dust on hold a but longer to make way for something I have been dreaming of: a podcast series to […]