Single parenthood…the pros and cons 

Hey there I met a friend in the supermarket the other day and she, like me, came into motherhood a little later in life. The difference is she did with the support of a partner and I did not. Anyway, we were sharing stories of the toll that toddlerhood takes on a mother and, at… Continue reading Single parenthood…the pros and cons 


I write because…

...it feels right. When I write, it feels as though the words flow from me. All the days experiences and encounters tumble onto the page.  My jumbled thoughts begin to find order. I can sift through the good ideas and the bad when I see them all written down. I can arrange and rearrange their… Continue reading I write because…


Never too late 

Hi All, "I wish I had studied that".   "I am too old for that now".   "You can't teach an old dog new tricks".  "If only I had listened to my mother/teacher/my inner voice then".   I have heard this often from friends and peers.  The truth is that IT IS NEVER TOO LATE.  As… Continue reading Never too late 


No man is an island 

Hi there, I don't know about you but I have had a fantastic week this week! The most important part of it being that my gorgeous tattoo guy and I have decided to work on making a great relationship stronger rather than walking away 😁😁😁.  Lots to look forward to! (Squeaks with delight!) The other… Continue reading No man is an island 


3, 2, 1…Pivot

Hi there, “Pivoting is not the end of the disruption process, but the beginning of the next leg of your journey.” ― Jay Samit, Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless InnovationI love this word "pivot"!  I first heard it being used in the business context when listening… Continue reading 3, 2, 1…Pivot

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Older but by no means colder!

Hi There, Welcome back! I was reading an interview with Dame Helen Mirren in the July 2017 issue of Fairlady magazine yesterday.  I love her to bits.  No matter how old she gets she never loses her spunk! Anyway... in it she was saying how things get better as you get older.  She says she… Continue reading Older but by no means colder!


Bumps in the road

I have been working through A year of Miracles.  It's a  book of daily devotions and reflections by Marianne Williamson.   On Day 67  " Today I will be a friend to myself" I came across the line:  "I was waiting for someone else's acceptance to prove to me that I was worth accepting!" It struck… Continue reading Bumps in the road


Secrets and Revelations

It's March 2007 and I am chilling in a hotel room in Cairo overlooking the river Nile. Oprah comes on tv. It's episode 2 of the launch of the book "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne. I am fascinated. Is the law of attraction real? I get back to South Africa and start looking for the… Continue reading Secrets and Revelations


If not now then when?

Hi. Welcome to my blog, Grounded African. I decided to start a blog at the beginning of the year. Unfortunately I have been a chronic procrastinator all my life and have done it for many reasons. The chief reason...fear of failure. "A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It… Continue reading If not now then when?