Gretha

My thoughts on life

Weaving with the Wild Woman

To weave with the Wild Woman you have to reclaim your wild nature. You must remember yourself back to your wild soul.  Your true home. The place where you return to your deepest knowing. Where you stand equally and free with all beings under the law of nature. It is...

The power of the mind, body and soul connection

I highly recommend the book Cured by Dr Jeff Rediger to anyone interested in mastering their mind and improving their health. Grounded in sciences it offers practical ways to understand the depth and mystery of the mind-body connection. Based on his research on...

War, purpose, the protea and sugarbird

What do you deeply care about? That was the question that I reflected on during a Power of Presence (hosted by Coaches Rising) study group that I’m currently involved in. The instruction was to speak from the space of presence-centred awareness as others listen from a...

What is love?

Is the question I’ve been living with and sitting within meditation from the beginning of this year. It is one of those questions that doesn’t have a specific answer as the question is one to live into. Like Rainer Maria Rilke wrote in Letters to a young poet “What...

Picking up the tennis racket

I did it for the first time in 24 years. I picked up the tennis racket and showed up to my fear. The memory that haunted me since I was 16. The day I realised that I was being observed and that the people in the stadium would notice if I made a mistake. From that...

Toxic positivity

My grandmother used to say, “too much of a good thing is not good”. I’m always reminded of these wise words of her when I talk about toxic positivity. Toxic positivity is when a person overemphasises a happy, positive and optimistic state by minimising or dismissing a...

Embody your purpose meaningfully

https://youtu.be/lJwypeZb96w In this video we reflect on questions such as - What is my purpose? Where do I find meaning in life? What is embodiment? - from an Integral coaching perspective.

Five ways to flow with uncertainty

I would like to share with you five ways that supported me to flow with the waves of uncertainty in the midst of the darkness of the pandemic. When there were no more external factors to hold onto (all of the conditional ways such as job-security, partner, etc.) I was...

When words fade away the body starts to whisper

With the start of the new year, I find myself at a loss of words. In the past month I lost people close to me as well as many of my coaching clients and friends had lost loved ones. “Words… could they be words of consolation?” Rilke asks. In these times I found that...

I belong

Earlier in the year I read through my personal journals of the past 20 years. The yearning to belong was a theme that ran like a deep current under the waves of life that I tried to surf. On reflection I realised that the times when the waves felt like it was crushing...
Five ways to flow with uncertainty

Five ways to flow with uncertainty

I would like to share with you five ways that supported me to flow with the waves of uncertainty in the midst of the darkness of the pandemic. When there were no more external factors to hold onto (all of the conditional ways such as job-security, partner, etc.) I was...

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When words fade away the body starts to whisper

When words fade away the body starts to whisper

With the start of the new year, I find myself at a loss of words. In the past month I lost people close to me as well as many of my coaching clients and friends had lost loved ones. “Words… could they be words of consolation?” Rilke asks. In these times I found that...

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I belong

I belong

Earlier in the year I read through my personal journals of the past 20 years. The yearning to belong was a theme that ran like a deep current under the waves of life that I tried to surf. On reflection I realised that the times when the waves felt like it was crushing...

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Resistance

Resistance

Have you ever experienced resistance towards something you know will be good for you? It may be a goal that you want to achieve, a project or exercise routine you want to start or an unhealthy habit you want to change. Yet, you just can’t seem to get yourself to do...

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Breathe through your fears

Breathe through your fears

Early this morning I swam in the icy cold Camps Bay waters again for the first time since lockdown 5. I still remember the last time I was at that Tidal pool. I wanted to go and swim for “old time sake” before we were prohibited to go onto the beaches again. But that...

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