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Recommit to Your Goals and Live Your Most Joyful Life :)

  • Constantly Recommit to your goals.
It isn’t always easy or convenient to pursue your goals. There are always challenges that test your commitment.
"Whatever obstacles appear in your path, put your head down and get past them. Those obstacles aren't real. They're just God's way of testing you. He's asking you, "Do you want to make it or not?"" ~ Russell Simmons
Accept the challenges as lessons, to help you learn and grow :)
  • Be Patient :)
"No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen." ~ Epictetus
Allow yourself as much time as it takes, and don’t become frustrated and try to rush things.
"He who would learn to fly one day must learn to stand & walk & run & climb & dance; one cannot fly into flying." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
If you’re thinking and acting with intent, you are making progress :)
“Do not be impatient with your seemingly slow progress. Do not try to run faster than you presently can. If you are studying, reflecting and trying, you are making progress whether you are aware of it or not. A traveller walking the road in the darkness of night is still going forward. Someday, some way, everything will break open, like the natural unfolding of a rosebud.” ~ Vernon Howard 
  •  Be Courageous
“Courage in the path is what makes the path manifest itself” ~ Paulo Coelho
You are always much braver than you think you are :)
  • Be Persistent:
Don’t be put off by setbacks or failure.
“If the first plan which you adopt does not work successfully, replace it with a new plan; if this new plan fails to work, replace it in turn with still another, and so on, until you find a plan which does work. Right here is the point at which the majority of men meet with failure, because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.” ~ Napoleon Hill
Don’t give up on your dreams and desires, even when they seem out of reach.
That’s when it’s time to recommit to your goals and find new ways to get there :)
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” ~ Confucius
Don’t be afraid to try different things, or to do things differently.
“Life is trying things to see if they work” ~ Ray Bradbury
Explore all possibilities and new ways of looking at things.
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
When your goals are aligned to your authentic self, you’ll be inspired to achieve them, as you follow your heart and live Your Most Joyful Life :)
"When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life."~ Greg Anderson
Constantly recommit to what's important to you, focus on living Your Most Joyful Life and Get Your Glow On :)

With love,

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Get Your Goals On: Believe, Commit, Take Action :)

You know what you want :), you’ve set your goals - now it’s time to Take Action and make it happen.

First up – Write Them Down!
"If you're not getting your goals into a sequenced written plan, there's a good chance you'll end up doing someone else's goals."
~ Robin Sharma
  • Make a list of your short-term and long-term goals.
It’s good to have your list to refer to, and when you put it in a place where you’ll see it all the time, it helps to focus your mind on getting there.

Next up - Power Up your Self-Belief and believe that you CAN!  (Yes! You absolutely CAN)  :)
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” ~ Anatole France
  • Fully commit to your goals.
"Once you make a 100% commitment to something, there are no exceptions. It’s a done deal. Non-negotiable. Case closed! Over and out.” ~ Jack Canfield
You’ll find it far easier to commit to something that you truly want.
The level of your commitment will reflect the intensity of your desire.

Are you commited to doing what it takes to get there?

How much do you really want it? :)
“The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfilment.” ~ Earl Nightingale.
Then get to work and start making your plans to do what needs to be done.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ~ Larry Elder
  • What needs to be done?
  • What can you START doing NOW?
"Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." ~ Napoleon Hill
  • Don’t wait to be perfect. Get Started!
“We must be willing to make an intelligent compromise with perfection lest we wait forever before taking action.” ~ David J. Schwartz
  • Make a daily To-Do list that aligns with your goals.
  • Be diligent and take consistent action.
”It is the Baby Steps you take, the everyday things you do, that eventually lead to the manifestation of your outcome.” ~ David Emerald
Each time you achieve something on your list, it will empower you with confidence and motivation to do more and reach further.
"Dreamers of big dreams have to learn to be doers of small deeds in order to position themselves to make their dreams come true." ~ Tom Morris
  • Celebrate every achievement, no matter how small it may seem.
Congratulate yourself on what you’ve done, and how far you've come.
  • Have fun celebrating your journey :) 
Dream, Imagine, Believe, Commit, Take Action and enJOY your Right Life :)

With love,

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Healing with Mindfulness Meditation

Jess Ainschough, an Australian-based freelance writer and creator of the natural healing blog, The Wellness Warrior offers great Tips for Mindfulness Meditation and how to practise it.

Jess was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer in 2008, and left her job as social reporter and online editor of a teen magazine, to focus on her health.

She credits Mindfulness Meditation as the most useful method of meditation for healing, and an essential part of her healing journey.

Read the article on the MindBodyGreen website.

Jess’s blog The Wellness Warrior is packed with tips, resources, articles and nutritious recipes for natural healing and wellness.

I wish you well.

With love,

Set Goals to Create Your Most Joyful Life :)

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ~ Albert Einstein
The Oxford Dictionary defines the word ‘goal’ as the object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.

Synonyms for ‘goal’ from Roget’s Thesaurus include: intent, objective and aim.

Goals are a useful tool to help you create what you want for your life.

Don’t be daunted by the word ‘goals’. Just think about what you want, and intend to attain :)

Setting goals allows you to be the designer of your own life, creating the outcomes that you want for yourself.
“If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they may have planned for you? Not much.” ~ Jim Rohn
  • How do you want to live your life?
Align your goals with your authentic self  –  your values, dreams and desires.
  • What do you want to be?
Brian Johnson of Philosophers Notes suggests focusing on 'Being' goals i.e. being kind, patient and generous and 'Creating' goals i.e. creating something of value.
  • What do you want to have?
  • What do you want to do?
Think about living your Most Joyful Life and what that means to you, and then set your goals accordingly.

You have to know where you’re going, before you can start making plans to get there :)

Design the life that you want and start setting your goals to create it
Be Inspired and Get Your Glow On :)

With love,

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Products We Love: Yunnan Baiyao - Rapid Pain Relief and Healing Spray

Yunnan Baiyao spray is a must-have for your first-aid kit.
I can honestly tell you from my own (accident-prone) experience, that this is an amazingly effective healing remedy.

A traditional Chinese medicine made from herbs and natural products, Yunnan Baiyao is now available in aerosol form and is incredibly effective for rapid pain relief and wound healing
Use the red can for painful joints, muscular pain, inflammation, arthritis, sprains, strains and bruising.
I used this after falling and hurting my knee really badly. It swelled up like a cricket ball.
After using the spray I could actually see the swelling going down during the day. By the end of the day, the swelling was down to golf-ball size and it healed in a couple of day.
I’ve also used it when I sprained my thumb and the pain relief was fantastic.

The cream can is a maintenance spray and can be used on open wounds to stop bleeding.
The wound healing properties are amazing and wounds heal much faster than they would normally.
It’s also great for stings, cuts, grazes, insect bites, pimples, boils and nappy rash.

Read more on the product benefits here.

Yunnan Baiyao is available in South Africa in pharmacies and health retailers.
If you live outside South Africa and would like to try the product, please email me.
See more on their website www.yunnanbaiyao.co.za

(This promotion is now over)

I have 3 packs of Yunnan Baiyao Spray to Give Away :)
Send me an email with the subject line: Yunnan Baiyao
Include your name and postal address.

Afriversity's Natasha Avidan on Developing African Entrepreneurs, and Following Her Heart

Afriversity is a non-profit organisation founded in Sweden in 2008 with the mission to train, educate, support as well as provide incubation for aspiring African entrepreneurs.
Afriversity’s mission is to create and support a new breed of world class, socially responsible, global entrepreneurs that will help Africa prosper in the new millennium.
Below is a Q & A with Natasha Avidan - Head of Partnerships, Sponsors & Communications - Founding Fellow of Afriversity, who tells us more about this inspiring project, following her heart, and what it means to her:
How did you become involved with Afriversity?
"Simple...I fell in love...I fell in love with the project and I fell in love with South Africa. One of my guiding principles in life has been to follow my heart and my heart was leading me to South Africa.

I was working for an IT company in Sweden when I met the founder of Afriversity
. Running a marketing department for a global IT company was challenging but I felt that I needed another project. Something that was driven by passion, inspiration and was aimed at making a difference in people’s lives. I have been lucky enough to meet a handful of people in my life journey that guided me, helped me grow, made me challenge myself or simply appreciate and embrace myself as a strong and driven woman.

It would be wonderful for everyone to have this opportunity and I will try my hardest to pay forward what I have received.

Many people give up before even trying. We must help others around us to be strong and believe in themselves and their abilities. Every one of us can make a difference.
Take the examples of Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Ghandi..these are individuals who set out to help.
They didn't think about being one person out to change the world but they thought about making the world a better place by influencing others to help change the world.
I believe that everyone can change the world, if each of us performs one random act of kindness at least once a day.

It all starts with YOU and YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!"
How has Afriversity helped develop business in Africa?
"Afriversity is a not-for-profit organisation working to release existing entrepreneurial potential in Africa. The programme offers a practical and individualised entrepreneurial development course that combines hands-on business education, training and incubation, designed to help budding entrepreneurs.

is impact focused. We use action-based learning to empower individuals to act entrepreneurially from the word “go”. Individuals create companies and companies create jobs.
Afripreneurs will lead ventures, creating new and sustainable jobs for their local communities.
As these ventures “pay it forward” they will grow to be sustainable and socially responsible companies participating in the global economy.

Empowering individuals to believe, trust and know that they can do it (start a company, grow a company) and that they have the potential to lift themselves and their communities out of unemployment and into the world market.

We WILL change mindsets and build CONFIDENCE
Tell us about some of the success stories:
"Over 100 entrepreneurs have now graduated from the first step of our programme and the feedback has been overwhelming.
One of our most recent success stories has been JO´M Cosmetics  owned by a married couple, Johannah and Solomon Moriti. They offer a Skin Care range and Hair Care range that are carefully produced with plant extracts combined with 100% Natural Essential Oils.

was suggested to them at a time when they needed to grow their business and they participated in our Business Strategic Planning programme. The combination of mentorship and incubation attracted them to the Afriversity approach and they had already heard of our mentors and their proven track record!

In May of this year, they were selected as finalists to compete on the final round of the Global Entrepreneurship Competition
that took place during the Summit HiT Barcelona 2010, on the 17th of June.  It was a great achievement and we are so proud of their progress."
"Ludwick Marishane is another of the entrepreneurs that Afriversity is currently supporting. Ludwick is working on developing a solution to solve a massive hygiene problem that millions of Africans are facing. His passion is his addiction to learning and mentoring others to help them release their potential...and he is only 19!
These individuals and their dreams are what inspire us and gives us the energy and passion to continue!"
What have you learnt from your involvement with Afriversity, and how have you grown?
"Leaving the rat race and getting involved with a non-profit organisation was a big change for me. It isn’t about padding your resume, it isn’t about doing things so that you can boast about them later. It is about gaining a greater understanding of our humanity and appreciation for the individuals that are sometimes “invisible” in our communities.
During my last trip to South Africa, I visited a rehabilitation centre for young boys. Their backgrounds were all different and each story more devastating than the previous but after talking to each one individually I was humbled by the amount of hope and faith that flowed through them.
One boy of 14 explained to me how he has set up a theater group for the children in the local community so that they had an activity that kept them off the streets and encouraged them to learn and understand the importance of self expression.
When I complimented him on his wonderful contribution, he simply shrugged his shoulders and continued to tell me about all the other ideas he had. His simple shrug expressed so much to me. He did not understand the magnitude of his actions. Most teenage boys that I know would be worrying about which new computer game to buy rather than teaching a community of children.
These are the spirits that inspire me. These are the “invisible” people that must be acknowledged.
Working with Afriversity, puts me out of myself and forces me to see a different part of myself, which is important to me. Self development is crucial and I believe that we grow through change.  This project has pushed me to step outside of my comfort zone and taught me to take more initiative.
When you put yourself in situations that you might not have been in before, it enriches your life. You may have questions going into a project but you come out with more than you expected.
It has also taught me to be myself. When helping people or making a difference, there is no time to be self-conscious. The most important lesson is to listen to your heart.
Unfortunately, we are so programmed and trained in our thoughts and methods of thinking that when our heart does speak to us, we simply do not listen  and then become confused by the conflicting feelings caused by our heart versus our mind.
All we need to do is listen, follow and have a little faith."
How can people get involved and assist?
  • Become a Donor / Sponsor
"We are currently looking for sponsors in order to keep the participation fee down for the entrepreneurs. Contact us if you are interested in supporting the most driven and creative developers and entrepreneurs in Africa!"
  • Mentor an “Afripreneur”
"The Afriversity mentoring programme matches your skills with one or more small businesses in Africa and organises a mentoring placement. This allows you to make a real difference, even in a few weeks".
  • Participate as a Guest Speaker
"You can volunteer to be a Guest Speaker in your area of expertise. Share your ideas, insights and expertise with the entrepreneurs."
  • Adopt a project
"We created a sponsor option through which donors can choose to fund a specific project."
  • Offer Internship
"Can you or someone you know offer a current student the chance to gain vital experience in the workplace? We are always seeking new and exciting placements for our Afripreneurs."
  • Make an Introduction
"If you know people at corporations, foundations and other places that you think might be interested in learning about us, please let us know by emailing me" nna@afriversity.org
  • Volunteer
"Our volunteers are a fundamental part of our success. Thanks to their dedication, passion, and commitment to our mission, we are able to offer opportunities to those in need while keeping our overhead low. We're always looking for new volunteers!"
Email Natasha: nna@afriversity.org
Afriversity Website: http://www.afriversity.org/
Afriversity Blog: http://afriversity.blogspot.com
Afriversity on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc8Fxs3el5k

Rock Your Passion and Get On Purpose

If you often feel like you’re just going through the motions and lacking enthusiasm for life then it’s time to Rock Your Passion and Get on Purpose.
“Passion is a feeling that tells you: This is the right thing to do. Nothing can stand in my way. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says. This feeling is so good that it cannot be ignored. I’m going to follow my bliss and act upon this glorious sensation of joy” ~ Dr Wayne Dyer.
  • What is it that you LOVE to do?
  • What comes to you effortlessly?
  • What makes you feel ALIVE?
Every single one of us is blessed with unique talents and abilities that we’ve been given to use in service to others.
“Everyone has a purpose in life… a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of goals.”  ~ Deepak Chopra
When you do what it is that you love to do, you’ll feel motivated, enthusiastic, empowered and joyful.
"Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life." ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
You can choose to live your happiest life, by following your passion and doing what inspires you and brings you joy.

Many of us spend the majority of our time working at jobs that don’t mean anything to us personally.
You can’t be truly successful at something you’re not passionate about.
You just don’t give your best when your heart’s not in it.

When you are doing what you love to do, you connect to your joyful authentic self and your happiness creates your success.
“Success in its highest and noblest form
calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness
which come only to the man who has found the work
that he likes best.”
~ Napoleon Hill
  • What are your unique talents and abilities?
  • What are you often asked to do for others, that you happily do for free?
"Everything - a horse, a vine - is created for some duty...For what task, then, were you yourself created? A man's true delight is to do the things he was made for. " ~ Marcus Aurelius
Rather than just living a lacklustre hum-drum life, wouldn’t you rather be fulfilling your potential, using your talents and abilities to do what you love?
You can’t serve yourself or be of service to others, when you’re disconnected from your own happiness. You’ll find your greatest happiness when you do what you love to do.
“To be “on purpose” means you’re doing what you love to do, doing what you’re good at and accomplishing what’s important to you. When you truly are on purpose, the people, resources, and opportunities you need naturally gravitate toward you. The world benefits, too, because when you act in alignment with your true life purpose, all of your actions automatically serve others.”
Jack Canfield
When you do what you passionately love to do, and give your talents in service to the world, you’ll find yourself in sync with your life and the world around you.
Work is no longer a chore, but a calling that inspires you to release the potential you were born with and fills you with enthusiasm.
“Find a form of service that calls to you, that suits your abilities, aptitudes, qualities, and interests, that makes time fly, that draws forth your best, that tells you you’ve arrived home and found yourself. ~ Dan Millman
Do what you LOVE, connect to your joy and Get Your Glow On :)

With love,

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Stay True to You and Follow Your Own Path

It's amazing to think that there are billions of people on the planet, and yet each of us is unique.
There is no-one else in this world, who is exactly the same as you or me :)

Each one of us has our own mind, our own looks, our own talents and our own unique path to travel through life.
"You are the best you. You will always be the second best anyone else”. ~ Leo Buscaglia
Let's celebrate our uniqueness :)
Love and accept everything about yourself and respect the wonderful being that is uniquely You.
"I accept my uniqueness. There is no competition and no comparison, for we are all different and meant to be that way. I am special and wonderful. I love myself."
~ Louise L. Hay
When you compare yourself to others, or desire to live someone else’s life, you’re disrespecting yourself.
Why would you want to be like somebody else, when you are your unique Wonderful You? :)
“Envy is ignorance. Imitation is suicide.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don’t concern yourself with ‘trying to fit in’, if it doesn’t feel comfortable to you.
When you remain true to who you are, you’ll attract people and circumstances that are 'the right fit’ for the Real You.
"There are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give." ~ Leo Buscaglia
Choose your direction in life that fits best with your vision of what you want, and follow your dreams and desires.
“Every choice before you represents the universe inviting you to remember who you are and what you want.” ~ Alan Cohen
If you live your life according to what other people want, or think is best for you, you'll compromise your own happiness.
Happiness comes from living your authentic life and being true to yourself.
"One cannot choose wisely for a life unless he dares to listen to himself, his own self, at each moment of his life."
Abraham Maslow
You know in your heart, and you can feel in your body when something is right for you.
When you feel enthusiastic, joyful and empowered by your decisions, then you know that you are on the right track.
"We become intensely powerful and effective once we start believing in the light within us, and allow this inner light to guide us toward the right action."
~ Linda Tucker
You can look to others for inspiration and guidance, but ultimately the choices you make are up to you.
"This is my way; where is yours? – Thus I answered those who asked me 'the way.' For the way – that does not exist."
Friedrich Nietzsche
Choose to write the script of your life in alignment with your own personal values and vision.
With every decision you make for your life, keep asking yourself, "Is this what I truly want?", and do what feels right for you.
"Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals. Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built." ~ James Allen
Be true to yourself, do what feels right for you, follow your own path and Get Your Glow On :)

With Love,

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Know Yourself, Be Yourself and Get Your Glow On :)

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." - Mahatma Gandhi
To live your most joyful and happy life, you must to be true to your authentic self.
This means living your life in alignment with your own values and vision.
"You are in integrity when the life you are living on the outside matches who you are on the inside." ~ Alan Cohen
When you feel anxious, distressed or unhappy, you’ve disconnected from your authentic self.

If life’s not ‘working out’ the way you want it to, then it’s time to re-connect with Authentic You.

We can be so busy playing roles in our lives, that we lose touch with who we really are.

But we are more than just somebody’s daughter, wife, boss, employee, student etc.
Those roles do not define who we are.
"I am a human being, not a human doing. You aren't what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don't...you aren't."
~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
Whatever other people happen to think of us does not define who we are.
"The fact is that who you are has absolutely nothing to do with any thoughts or opinions that exist in anyone else in this world." ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
As we continue to grow and evolve, who we were and where we’ve come from does not define who we are now, or who we can become.
"Our history is not our destiny.” ~ Alan Cohen
If you’ve lost touch with who you really are, then it’s time to get re-acquainted. :)
 “Know thyself and to thine own self be true.” ~ William Shakespeare
Take some time to think about what’s important to you.
  • What are your values?     
  • What do you love? What do you love to do?
  • What makes you feel alive?
  • What did you love to do when you were young? (If you're not doing that anymore, why did you stop?)
  • What are your hopes and dreams?
"By my love and hope I beseech you: do not throw away the hero in your soul! Hold holy your highest hope!" ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
When you abandon your hopes and dreams you disconnect from your authentic self.
  • What is Your Vision of the life you want?
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks within, awakens.”- Carl Jung
When you are true to yourself and living authentically, you’ll find that life is more harmonious.
"As the heart opens, the truth and splendour of who we really are is finally revealed and expressed as inner peace, love, joy and freedom." ~ Leonard Laskow
Embrace and respect who you truly are now, what’s important to you and what you want for your life.

Do what you love, do what inspires you and makes you happy and create the life that you want.
"So often we wait for the climate and conditions in life to be perfect before we feel safe enough to step forward, trust, and be our authentic selves. What we don't realize is that in order to create the ideal climate we are waiting for, we must be authentic first". ~ Sonia Choquette
When we live in integrity, we are empowered and energised as we are connected to our Source.
We live our lives with passion, enthusiasm and love.

Know yourself, be true to yourself and Get Your Glow On :)

With Love,

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People Directory: RHDS - Food Packaging Design

Roy Helmbold Design Studio offers complete brand design and packaging solutions specialising in food packaging design.
Based in Cape Town, with over 25 years of creative experience, RHDS offers a creative and dedicated service, from concept through to repro and print.
Contact Theresa:
tel: 27 21 761 6767 or email: royhelmbold@mweb.co.za
View their website