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Growing into balance

It’s fascinating this thing called growth, and this journey of ours into exploring the human heart and soul. I’m in a creative process of developing new exciting things for my business, and I feel a strong shift in how I go about things. Previously I’ve been very logical about things, and since I’m a very […]

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Return IV

I bought a new book the other week, it’s called ’Do one thing every day that scares you – a journal’. Every day for 365 days you get a little note, quote and an exercise on how to meet your fears on a daily basis. I fell in love with the book the day I […]

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The point of Putting Yourself Out There

Can I really do this? Will I fail? Am I good enough? What will other people think? Will I add value? Will I really make a difference? What if I’m delusional? Who do I think I am? That was some of the thoughts that ran through my head this Tuesday. I’ve been a lecturer in […]

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Five levels of failing

So the other day I listened to a podcast on success with Peter Voogd who referenced two friends of his, Fenton & Waltz, who have written a little book called ‘Go for No!”. The usual way to look at success is to dodge or eliminate the potential failures. Fenton & Waltz speaks of the opposite, that […]

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One week commitment

When we started The Bead Movement, we instantly dove right into making every day matter, but lately I have had a nagging feeling that I have somehow failed to ’live the best life I possibly can’ EVERY day. Either I get in a spin of anxious thoughts of ’why did I do or say that?’, […]

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In power

I heard Suze Orman say, “You’ll never be powerful in life until you’re powerful over your own money.” This has nothing to do about being wealthy or about having power over others, it has to do about feeling powerful in your own life. And it kinda makes sense. As a freelance writer I don’t have […]

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Johanna’s Week 13

Strong – Health Scare Part 1 (I got the results, 100% healthy) The word ‘Strong’ came up with one of the beads Tuesday morning, and it couldn’t have been more appropriate. I don’t know when, but at least a few months ago, I discovered a lump in my throat. It’s not visible, but obvious when […]

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Johanna’s Week Three

Last week’s sense of nirvana called for action. There was this one thing that kept coming back to me. Over and over again. I couldn’t dodge the bullet. “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” That is number one on Bronnie Ware’s […]

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Johanna’s Week One

The clock was ticking! The starting day was coming closer by the second. I found myself being quite nervous, in fact, actually ANXIOUS. This was as full as my jar would ever get! That’s it. My jar is FULL… …until I take that first bead out. I started to feel like my life was slipping […]