May you find love and give it away

I’m not going to say much.
Love has a way of igniting more love when you pass it on. It is a frequency we can all have more of.
So I hope you find it and give it away this year.
Is it a holiday?
Is it a covid wearing a mask?
Is it something you want your future to look like?
I don’t know.
What I do know is you have to make time to pay attention to people around you. We make each other whole. And that indeed is the ultimate currency: love handed out in capsules of time.
Enjoy! I love you- you rock my world in so many ways. Thank you for journeying with me! And rock your mask, hand sanitizer with social distancing- it does save lives…
Xxx
Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
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>>>There is no song just an album of old and new favorites I hope you will enjoy whether you are having a Summer or Winter this December holidays!

Anthem of Hope: Bridge Builder Generation

Now is the time. To Start. I listen to people’s perspectives on how COVID changed the flow of life as we used to know it.
We are all caged in by our own limiting beliefs and set free when we challenge the normal we got used to as the norm.
It is not in the walk but in the fall and get up again we are defined.
Recently I took a look at farm murders, studied Lesotho and came to the conclusion people need houses with roofs that don’t leak. This will make it possible to start a home based business. Everybody knows Covid wiped existing jobs and are leaving people to be creative about creating an income.
So I phoned #TheShackbuilder Quinten Adams and we are working on a musical but in the meantime a poem he wrote inspired a new song. It is an anthem of hope. We are in this together: the get up and go is faster when we lean on each others strengths.

The biggest strength in this time to me is the believers(vs naysayers), the optimists, the ones that smile although you know the road has been especially hard for them.

I hope you find the essence of Christmas this year, buy your year planner and start dreaming again: that is how your get-up goes.

Xxx

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
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>If you want to connect with #TheShackbuilder you can start here (or inbox me) www.facebook.com/The-Shackbuilder-1980918182177394/
>I found this definition of Poverty profound(I was trying to reframe poverty) If you have an abundance of it around you you can just as well put your glasses on and look at it. The glass is half, right? youtu.be/U5qig9HIJ7k
>Here is the song. When I wrote and shared it it came back(in less than ten minutes) from Denmark, America, Belgium with videos, tracks(and quantized piano) and the list goes on… Thank you for a great production David Zipse: cheers to many more hope-projects!
Anthem of Hope: The Bridge Builder Generation

Now is the time- to stop building walls and start Building bridges.
Now is the time to demonstrate to society- unite and build more bridges .
Now is the time -To teach our kids statements and talks at home of-how to build bridges.

Let us take time -to have enough courage
Let us take time- to take people with us – When we cross the bridge….
Let us take time- I can show you how- To get to the other side.

Chorus: Let us be The Bridge Builder Generation
Let them call us the ones who made them proud
Let the generations to come
Say we did it all with love
Let’s break free from the shacks and the shackles
We rise above it all
finding a bright new future
With love from me to you

We build too many walls
and not enough bridges.
Ooh there’s Too many walls
Let’s build more bridges

Where the Night meets the Day

Is there a Culture of complaining? Is it a way to start a conversation. But the walls have ears. Little feet, immature problem solvers and inexperienced hope finders.

Recently two girls committed suicide at the same school. In my mind the idea pops up of in how much the negativity that exists in communities, families and friendships can be contributing to making and end to a young life.
I am not saying don’t bring up the problems- more don’t only bring up the problems. Becoming fit for life means exercising your muscles until you’ve done your pushups to make you stronger to withstands bigger storms than the one you are facing right now, learning and looking ahead with a knowing that this too shall pass: what should I be learning from this experience. And how can I become a beacon showing others the light to the road ahead.
And most of all remember the ears and little feet who are paying attention to your life and how you find the darkness is being met by the light. Let there be a balance and an opportunity to journey together.

Xxx
Marthie
Ps I recently cowrote this song with Bill White and I asked him about the story behind it. In his own words…
“the idea came from my four year old daughter who, in suffering holiday deprivation during the covid 19 lockdown, announded after a diisappointing halloween, that she didnt want to wait two months for christmas. she wanted to celebrate it now. i told her it wasnt chrismas yet, that she would have to wait…and she said then let’s pretend its christmas…and so we did. and i thought that no matter how bad things might be, there is nothing stopping us from treating every day like christmas….especially if it will make the children happy.

i was thinking how the song have yourself a merry little christmas expressed the difficulty of triumphing over holiday gloom during world war 2..and wanted to write something similar to express hope during the pandemic of 2020.

i did my best but wish i could have written a line a memorable as these……. Someday soon we all will be together If the fates allow
Until then, we’ll have to muddle through somehow.”
🎵Let’s pretend it is Christmas
(Click the link below to listen to the song)

Verse 1 We didn’t have much of a summer
No Saturdays in the park
No Sundays in the sand
The waves are still breaking
But there is nothing for the taking
And the plague is still blowing
Across the land
Across the land

Chorus 1: But take out the tinsel and trim the tree
Sing all the songs of holiday glee
Mama and papa and baby makes three
Let’s not be listless
Let’s pretend it is Christmas

Verse 2: As the crisp air of autumn arrives
There are no children singing
With playmates in the street
But with our families
Love and hope cascades through salty breeze
To remind us once again
That life is sweet
That life is sweet

Chorus 2: So take out the tinsel and trim the tree
Sing all the songs of holiday glee
Mama and papa and baby makes three
Let’s not be listless
Let’s pretend it is Christmas

Verse 3: Hang a star on the top of the tree
Let’s fill the air with a song
Thankful for those we love
Let’s raise up the brave mistletoe
And we’ll kiss in the silence below
And listen for
sleigh bells above
sleigh bells above

Chorus 3: colored lights shine in the trim of the tree
As we sing songs of holiday glee
Mama and papa and baby makes three
Let’s not be listless
Let’s pretend it is Christmas

Goodbye Feet

I’ve written many foot-songs that went on all kinds of journeys over the years.
There is one beauty I find in feet: you have to balance yourself on top of them. You can only occupy one space at a time. Not even zoom can change that!
Some people’s feet are made for resting others for seeing the world and even for staying restless. This is what makes us unique.
Don’t die with the music still inside you OR the journey still left to be walked with your feet. Oh the places you’ll see and the people you will meet.
You can not always pick who you journey with but you yourself can choose to be the best companion to journey with.
To me? I love seeing new places but what I love more is coming home.

I am working on a new release that is not quite ready yet: COVID is extending timelines a bit but in the meantime I will share my ‘Stinky feet’ song.

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
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>The Picture is feet I often come across.
>Pop in on Mondays! I’m busy with a series on LinkedIn on #MondaysWithMarthie goo.gl/9vbmfc. I would appreciate if you subscribe(Thank you- many have helped me get over the 2 000 subscription mark!🎉🎉🎉)
>FootCare as usual(COVID has made them grow longer and stronger #DaNails)
>If you want to know how a marthie pronounces ‘halo’ in English you can listen to Coolparadiso’s podcast with my collab with Saltyjohn from Uk in it ‘Too soon an angel’ here: apple.co/2Io0sYY To me it’s interesting when he interviews songwriters about ‘the method in their madness’ of creating music and listening to new music!
>And here is a link to just the song and lyrics…#5090(50 songs in 90 days endeavor)

Too soon an angel-Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch-Woman On Fire youtu.be/sxamNsIOdrU

Too Soon an Angel
lyrics @SaltyJohn

Verse 1
You didn’t get to go on safari
Or gallop a horse on the beach
You didn’t sit and sip a Campari
Hopping round the islands of Greece.

Verse 2
You didn’t see the Pyramids at Giza
Or sail on a boat down the Nile
Marvel at the tomb of Tutankhamun
And the Sphynx’s inscrutable smile

Chorus
‘Cos, you were too soon an angel and angels don’t do those things
You were too, too soon an angel, golden halo and beautiful wings

Verse 3
You never saw a sunset in motion
The night time enfolding the day
As the sun melts into the ocean
And all the stars come out to play

Bridge:
I long to have shown you my world
Before you slipped away into yours

Chorus
But, you were too soon an angel, and angels don’t do those things
You were too, too soon an angel, golden halo and beautiful wings

Outro
I’ll do all these things without you
And pretend you’re there by my side
And I’ll turn to you and I’ll tell you
I’m glad you’re along for the ride

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Wired for success

Plug it in. I thought the ideal would be to go ‘wireless’ but then I discovered thick walls and batteries running flat faster than I can keep on charging devices. Moving office furniture around to make sure I am positioned well to catch what is out there: waves and megabytes.
Not quite the freedom you think technology would add to your life, eh? Doing things sooner and faster brings in more clutter and then it makes one wonder about the old art of arriving and knocking on somebody’s door…
Even if you are wired -to a charger
Or wireless- to wifi
Being connected to a room is never as wonderful as being connected to humans.
You-Mans.
Success can be forever evolving in they price your willing to pay for it, give up for it, value it and what it is you value… as success. It changes and evolves over time and fluctuates in the company you are in: boardrooms and ‘bored’rooms.
COVID has brought a lot of new vision on old things. I watch the traffic jams grow back to ‘normal lengths’ on my way home and wonder how people have changed? What I see is happier people being more thankful for the opportunity to connect over and elbow handshake and doing their best for that movement.

People don’t run out of batteries but they do run out of love, hugs and conversation. Lucky that is an easy one to fix: pick up the phone, listen and just be there. Lonely unheard people are hurting people and that is when they need to wire up for success so nobody will notice the disconnect.

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
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>In the picture is me uploading with Monday’s With Marthie again (focus on LinkedIn)
>Foot Care as Usual: weekdays, school hours.
>#SaveTheDate Doing a show with Hilton Mandela Andries at the Drostdy Theatre 7 Nov in Stellenbosch. Surreal I know: many doors later(the show would have happened end of March 2020!) Tickets available at Computicket.com or inbox me.
>song of the week is a cowrite with John Nicholson (coolparadiso from Australia) It was out first collab: no wires, but a big hug from Africa to Australia!

The Secret of my success -Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch-Woman On Fire youtu.be/cqnfzPuG8Xc

The Secret of my Success
lyrics @coolparadiso

V I might not be the best there is
Nor every skill possess
But I’m sure don’t lack the confidence
Thats the secret of my success

V They tell me what i cant do
I leave them all to guess
Ill do it my way anyway
Thats the secret of my success

C I wont ever let them get me down
I’ll continue to progress
Im bold and strong and confident
Thats the secret of my success

V if i believed all that i read
Or even acquiesce
But i believe in my own strength
Thats the secret of my success

Instrumental

V Im self contained and confident
All issues i’ll address
I take all problems head on
Thats the secret of my success

C I wont ever let them get me down
I’ll continue to progress
Im bold and strong and confident
Thats the secret of my success

V I don’t keep things inside of me
My feeling i Express
I tell people how i feel
Thats the secret of my success

V Im happy being who i am
I better not digress
Im i want to fight the good fight
Thats the secret of my success

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There will come a storm

I studied birth order, I studied sibling rivalry: the natural next would be relationships: Adam & Eve stuff. I dunno maybe I should have started there…How to make marriage work.

Well I came across Dr. John Gottman and what he says(and studied) makes sense. It is really very simple: be friends first and continuously… 69% of issues are existing and unresolvable in every relationship: it’s the friendship and positivity(5:1) that makes or breaks the relationship.

And then there are the four apocalypse horsemen…indicators you should fix something fast or you are heading for disaster in your marriage.

I would recommend this talk of his you can watch on youtube ‘Making Marriage Work’ youtu.be/AKTyPgwfPgg

Oh and he has a cool app you can download ‘Card Decks’ to help you start some conversations(instead of dwelling on old ‘issues’) People don’t ask enough questions these days. Who knew?

You can join me on Mondays before eight am for Mondays With Marthie- I am busy sharing my insights on LinkedIn. And I’ll tell you a secret: it’s all about friendships. #BigSecret.
Don’t be stingy with your love: it is THE currency that will change your/the world!

Sincerely

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
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>The photo is me in front of a piano- where else? Jerry Pettit picked it as a thumbnail for our song on Youtube.
>The QR code: snap it to join me on LinkedIn. My goal is to reach 1500 connections(that is ‘next level’-first level is 500)
>footcare as usual
>I signed up for a music sync licensing course. Fingers crossed it will be worth the hard work I’m going to be whispering(Nell is writing her AS levels Cambridge exams and nobody-especially me- is allowed to make a noise…)
>You can listen to my new songs here for 5090 bit.ly/3gUfxNH Expect ✔️ghosts and ✔️Tao Te Ching
>The song I picked is a friend of mine who has been so kind listening and commenting on so many of my 5090 songs(fifty songs in ninety days: mostly the ghost songs!) I decided to cover his song about mature love that outlasts the storm.
THERE WILL COME A STORM

Words & Music By Jerry Pettit

Is there anything more lovely
Than love at first sight?
With that first infatuation,
Doesn’t everything seem right?
And you hope it lasts forever,
But it never really does.
Every time there comes a challenge,
Completely changes how it was.

CHORUS:
THERE WILL COME A STORM.
You will have no warning,
But the clouds will form,
Block the sun next morning.
Can you both conform?
Keep each other warm?
Because I promise you someday,
THERE WILL COME A STORM.

It’s how we learn what is worth keeping,
To separate the wheat from chaff.
Assess the missteps in life’s journey,
Learn when to cry and when to laugh.
Sometimes life is one big party,
Sometimes life’s a vale of tears.
Important not to be complacent.
The challenge comes every few years.

CHORUS:
THERE WILL COME A STORM.
You will have no warning,
But the clouds will form,
Block the sun next morning.
Can you both conform?
Keep each other warm?
Because I promise you someday,
THERE WILL COME A STORM.

GUITAR SOLO

There’s a reason they’re called “Golden”,
Those years when all the storms subside.
When you have gained some hard-earned wisdom.
You handle little storms in stride.
It’s time to reach out to your partner,
And take her hand inside your own.
For soon enough, you must release her.
That final storm you’ll face alone.

CHORUS:
THERE WILL COME A STORM.
You will have no warning,
But the clouds will form,
Block the sun next morning.
Can you both conform?
Keep each other warm?
Because I promise you someday,
THERE WILL COME A STORM.

© 2020, Jerry Pettit

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?

Sunday I spend the night in jail.. LinkeInjail. I overdid it: after COVID(or should I say the tail-end of COVID and getting to used to sitting around) I am keen to show how I fit in square living again. Gone are everyday’s mountain walks, back to the reality of traffic jams (gotto love those!) and grocery store queues…. SO I thought I would give LinkedIn a try(after a recommendation I got from my cousin who has just arrived in Yale, USA to study engineering).

I watched a couple of videos and I was on my way connecting with people in my industries: from nursing(Friday), singing(Saturday), Songwriting(Sunday) and then BAM! just like that the door slammed closed behind me #JailTime(I was carrying on too industriously)

One thing that jail time does to you: it teaches you to actively watch the door in anticipation. Luckily I was locked out in North American time and was set free during the night sleeping in Africa! Now I am back at playing Linked-LinkedIn again. If your work is not playing you are in the wrong profession, I think…

Now I am back: Monday’s job was updating my profile with the 18 tips Nathaniel set out (www.bibbyconsultinggroup.com.au/wp-content/uploads/ if you want to do the same) Hey you can jump in and join me: let me know what skill I can recommend you for: everybody needs a helping hand in these uncertain times.(You can use the QR code above or use this link to see my interpretation of the 18 pointers… www.linkedin.com/in/woman-on-fire-marthie-nel-hauptfleisch)
Xxx

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
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>News: I started up my ‘Mondays with Marthie’ You Tube series again with a Purple Cow… youtu.be/5O_zBVjlbA0
>And I released a new Story of Hope about George The School-Re-Builder…(as in picture) anchor.fm/marthie-womanonfire/episodes/George-Rebuilding-the-future-one-school-at-a-time-eji7bf
>This is the song we wrote for George and his community to help them with their efforts… The link is at the bottom if you are interested in hearing it. I believe music must work hard.
Rise Up and Praise youtu.be/GkIZCcUCWtY

©️ 2020 Cindy Prince

1. To the least of us
To the best of us
To the largest ones
To the smallest ones

Pre-chorus: God sees everything
In gratitude we sing

Chorus
Rise up, Rise up and praise
I lift- my heart in song
All day and all night long
Praise God in every way!

Bridge
God knows my heart,
He knows my soul
takes care of me
and my trouble
God is always there
God will always care

2. To the newborn child
To the old aged mind
To the needy ones
To the giving ones

Pre-chorus: God sees everything
In gratitude we sing

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 some interesting stuff I thought might interest you about birth order…

Child #1 is the CEO(does not like conflict, earns more money, earns more than the rest and has a higher IQ- more attention from mom and dad…)
Child #2 is the Rebel(is opposite and opposes everything #1 does and raising children in their house is like raising little Frankensteins questioning everything especially authority)
Child #3 is the Humanitarian(he wants things to be fair for everybody and has a big circle of friends outside the house, wants to be liked by their own children)
Child #4 is the Clown.(great entertainer, overachiever, likes to be taken care of/delegate, can sell you a soap and are much liked by their children and sees it as another opportunity to play)
#Only Child is Independent and can either be the jewel child(special because it was the only child possible: spoilt with good manners) or planned(only child planned: in this case the child is raised as a mini-adult from the start.

Now I am checking in with everybody to see where they ‘fit in’. (Note: the child-set must be in a 5-7 timeframe: if there are bigger gaps in-between children there might be more then one ‘sets’ of children changing the numbering)
To me this significant in understanding myself better and exploring new wats to engage with people to work better together: e.g. I might be able to sell a soap as #4 but I need a #1 to get somebody to sign on the dotted line and hand over the money!
The most entertaining video I found on this was this one(an hour well spent…) bit.ly/33fS5p9

Let me know what your sibling position number is- who knows maybe you need a soap-seller for your Monday products I can help you with.

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
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>I have been uploading my albums to bandcamp to make it easy to find all my music in one place(and stories) New Grandma’s have been asking about children’s music and I can recommend: ✔️Sing Afrikaans 1-7, ✔️Ek is Spesiaal, ✔️Boelie, ✔️Afrikaans Sonder Grense and yes ✔️Plaasjapie(stories). Link below will take you there…
>Foot Care as usual: weekdays, home visits.
>Song of the week is a Tao Te Ching Verse #12. It is from the book of wisdom by Lao Tzu. I wanted to listen to it often while walking but kept falling asleep so decided to put it to music with better results…

Tao Te Ching Verse 12 bit.ly/357VQiJ

The five colors blind the eye
The five tones deafen the ear
The five flavors dull the palate
Racing, hunting, and galloping about
Only to disturb the mind
Wasting energy to obtain rare objects
Only impedes one’s growth

So the Sage is led by his inner truth
And not his outer eye
He holds to what is deep
And not what lies on the surface

I heard about your problem

It’s a pain…
Here is my version of how the World works
You 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 to uour true self attaching to anyone and everything because… pigs like us are not meant to be flying like that…

Best is to be a pig: a fat enough one that when it’s belly drags along on earth it hurts and you can stop to pay attention and investigate. The people around you are sniffing distance and hopefully can provide a tasty meal. (Only skinny pigs can fly.)

Shrek’s Fiona comes to mind: you know the heroine who turns into an ogre at night and during the day is a beautiful princess. Well I have come to the conclusion that ‘being me’ is not that bad after all and I am having fun in all the mudholes.
Question is: where are you hurting or should I say where is your belly dragging on the tar-road? Once you start paying attention you don’t have to run after the addiction of your choice: religion, work, busy being busy, dependent relationships(cling-on), alcohol, drugs and just being plain nasty because you never got a chance to be yourself.
Problems and pains should be sniffed out timeously and snuffed before they become ulcers, cancers, addictions of sorts.

Dr.Gabe Maté says he reads obituaries to find out what killed them: being too nice and not saying no comes up frequently. (he specializes in end of life care and addictions) Here is one interview I liked youtu.be/H9B5mYfBPlY

Have a very belly nice day!(Mag jou maag so op die grond sleep dat jy dit agterkom/ may your belly drag on the ground in a way you take notice)

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
083 767 2701
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>The photo of the pig was taken at Boschendal Wine Estate.
>Foot Care available on request.
>BTW I finished my Toastmasters Pathway Leadership Development! Whoop! Whoop!
>Song of the day is the one that will be featured in Coolparadiso’s podcast next week. He lives in Australia. He liked my collaboration with Elizabeth Petty enough-Thank you. You can losten to his podcast here apple.co/342vqyn
For the song bit.ly/3iDNK4R
When I miss you-kahlo2013

V1. when the snow flies
when the cold grows
when the wind stings
that is when
when I miss you
miss you most

C1. the grace of your thoughts
the warmth of your heart
the time you gave
all of this
I miss

B. I miss you more than you can know
more than I can show
I am sorry I needed to go
I am sorry I left you so

C2. the song of your soul
the depth of your touch
the love you shared
and your kiss
I miss

V2. when the storms come
when the rain falls
when the dark reigns
that is when
when I miss this
miss this all

C1. the grace of your thoughts
the warmth of your heart
the time you gave
all of this
I miss

B. I miss you more than you can know
more than I can show
I am sorry I needed to go
I am sorry I left you so

C2. the song of your soul
the depth of your touch
the love you shared
and your kiss… I miss

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 for a while on the next step right here in front of you.
So then you take that step and the next one. And you wait. It takes up to 18 months for your body to recover and restock on the depleted hormones: a made a study of it at one stage, forgotten most of it but I’ll tell you the bottomline:
There is an other side of burnout: one where you travel light, decide what you want to pick up to carry with you on your journey and what makes your light shine the brightest.
(and then COVID helps you strip the rest away) That burn and urgency you feel, not to die with the music still in you. Your music. That doodle that makes you peculiarly you and special because nobody else has got your brand of crazy written all over their life like you!
When you give yourself permission to be your own kind of crazy(and change the World for the better with it because that was the masterplan in the first place!) you also give the next person permission to be their own kind of crazy. And do we shine!

I’m on the other side of burnout. I’m here: me, my mind and my body: on this one spot aiming for the next step and eyeballing the future ahead. I am hearing voices of people who wants me to tell their stories and wrap it up in 3 minute music mp3’s, children’s stories, radio dramas, plays, books: it’s like living with a village of ideas: some uglier/prettier/weirder than others but I hear them and I don’t need pills for them- just a pen or a computer keyboard!

I’ll introduce you to some below…

I would love to hear what YOUR crazy village looks like #FunnyBunch!

Sr. Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
Marthie@MarthieNel.com
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>in the picture is the design of my new released album on bandcamp(link below) Jerry Pettit from February Album Writing Month-community nagged me: he wants to buy my Cindy Prince collaborations. So I sat down and the 35 lIst of songs are growing. We have done it all Waltzes, kids songs(yes also about lice!🤣), alzheimers, flowers- lots of flowers!, space, save the globe-type stuff and now my favorite … Ghost stories! She really writes them magnificently -so you better check under the bed to see if there’s space for both of us…!
>Footcare ambulance: yes on request. I am able to go in some places. I see one client or so one location per day & send you a picture(I know many can’t see their parents during COVID lockdown)
>Plaasjapie (The Afrikaans children’s story- series about the pig who wanted to see the World and ended up in Paris)is also on Bandcamp now if you prefer that format bit.ly/30e9Fcu
>Speak Afrikaans Easily: the community is growing- I have put a 150 ppl cap on it now. Many people need penpals/chatpals- if that is your thing- please let me know.
>Song of the week is a collab with Cindy. Please SUBSCRIBE to my Channel – I am reaching for my 2 000 subscriber goal!
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Enlightened and Restored
© 2020 Cindy Prince

I’m restored with my bare feet in the grass
I’m restored seeing a selfless act
I’m restored when I know all the facts
I’m restored

I’m enlightened in a meditative state
I’m enlightened knowing no hate
I’m enlightened standing at heaven’s gate
I’m enlightened

Chorus
I’m enlightened and restored
When hearts are open wide
I’m healing and renewed
When all my tears have dried
I’m enlightened and restored
When I’m in the wild outside
Enlightened and restored
Once more

I’m healing when I have a restful sleep
I’m healing when I have treasure to keep
I’m healing when I know my love is so deep
I’m healing

I’m renewed with the touch of a child
I’m renewed when I let myself be wild
I’m renewed and often beguiled
I’m renewed

Repeat chorus