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Monday, 30 November 2015

Wildly Grateful

Be wildly, precisely, obsessively grateful.   When you treasure how much you have – from your good health, free evenings, expertise, a loving soul, a bit of cash – you KNOW you have so much to give Danielle LaPorte

London town was fabulous, freezing but fabulous! The bookstore staff was so friendly, and interesting, an international group who are concerned with giving back and changing the world! Lot's of synergies. I feel so grateful for all the good vibes and blessings that pour forth on my path!
I am not back in Trinidad for one week, feels great to be in the sunshine and back home. My friends told me that I have gained weight! Oh well! Life goes on, I did eat so much good food and drank so much lovely coffee in Kenya.

So thank you for accompanying me on the journey!

Saturday, 28 November 2015

London Town

Write down what you want. 
Watch it happen. 
Spelling is a spell.


Hey beautiful people sharing with me on the journey. I have been travelling over the last day and have been in London town for the past day and a half for my forst book signing event here. London being a significant part of my journey. I am excited yet nervous, grateful and happy. I want to rant a bit here though. The other side of the story showed its face to me over the past few days. I came from Kenya, Wifi access there was free available and almost a given, a so called third world country, come to London, where I have a "history" meaning I have a bank account, a phone line and even an address and to get on line has been a nightmare to put it mildly! My patience was surely tested especially today on the phone with my mobile provider, I even told them that they ought to be embarrassed that Kenya is way ahead of them and I must be on the phone for almost two hours before my phone works or my Wifi! They did not appreciate it, I even said it nicely without raising my voice as well!
So in the end I realise that I am addicted to my phone, my gadgets and the Internet!
As we speak I am in a Library, the only place Wifi worked since I have been here!
Anyways, looking forward to tonight and sharing more lessons on the Journey, after which I am back on a place again
Will holla on the other side and thank you for listening to my rant!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Self Love Safari

A safari I have deduced is a type of journey, where the aim is to see, spot, take in the animals and the spoils of nature.  A self love safari for me, is a type of journey to see, spot, and take in the experiences which lead me to live my best life. I am getting ready to leave Kenya, next stop London UK for a book signing event and to catch up with some great friends and of course watch some football!
This self love safari has been one where I have met some awesome people and grown in so many ways, I am so grateful to all of them who made me fall in love with Kenya
My top lessons on this month's trip

1. Nature does not hoard, it teaches, it provides and guides me. The rising of the sun is silent yet one of the most powerful and beautiful things I have witnessed. We are so powerful when grounded in silence and respect nature

2. We are all connected - The ladies that I met, spent time with this month and have gotten to know, it seemed as if we knew each other forever, we share so much of the same stories

3. I absolutely must do something bigger than me, bigger than looking for a job, finding the right house and car and handbag. Those things will come, the world needs our gifts and talents.

4. I love what I do, it brings me so much joy.

5. Abundance comes in so so so many different, surprising and unexpected ways.

6. Share my lessons dripping with gratitude and humility and that is enough.


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Climate Innovation Center Kenya - Breakfast Session

Rise high enough above a thing to see it from a new perspective.

Until you get to the core of a thing or see it from a new place, you will not be able to determine how or if the experiences of your life serve your highest and greatest good. Iyanla Vanzant

This morning the Climate Innovation Centre (CIC) at the Strathmore Business School, Nairobi Kenya hosts a Breakfast meeting at which I will be the feature speaker.This is not my first at this building and each time I visit I am even more inspired by it. Walking the talk, the building is completely green, run by solar and natural light permeates all through. I walk in and I feel light, I feel inspired I feel connected to something bigger than I am, a place of learning in Africa with such a big vision that has indeed been realized, minus the fan fare and the ego tripping "look at me" type of vibe!
Something that I strive to do for my own self, to just get on with it, walk the talk and demonstrate that life is about doing exactly that, walking the talk!
So here I go.....
Inspired and rearing to go

Monday, 23 November 2015

And return full

I go with all nothings. All the flawings. And return full - Nayyira Waheed

I always think about "the other side of the story" As the Course in Miracles says, the illusions and perceptions. We take them and make them our reality and turn it into our world and go on to live by these illusions and perceptions. Illusions are not real. Travelling has helped me to see not just the world but my life in a whole new way, it has made me tolerant, patient and loving.
This weekend in Nairobi, I was open to seeing the other side of the story. No judgments,
I saw lions, cheetahs, zebras, tall buildings, art, dancing, technology at it's best and now know for sure that I am responsible for shaping my own mind, not just the television and other people's opinion
I am truly grateful for the opportunity and vow to remember that every thing before I came, every struggle, every action, is responsible for the ground upon which I now stand.


Saturday, 21 November 2015


Abundance is feeling good about who you are,where you are and what you have because you realize you don't have to stay there. To understand abundance is to create what you want without fear. Iyanla Vanzant (the absolute boss!)

Do you only feel abundant when there are notes in your wallet or purse or when you view your bank balance/investments online? When exactly do you feel abundant? Or do you ever feel abundant at all?

That thought crossed my mind this week, what makes me feel abundant and just like clockwork, I am reading in my daily ritual of reading something positive to start the day and boom! Iyanla's comment just came and smack me in the face. To understand abundance is to create without fear, to use the ideas that come into my mind to create, to see the love around me in the little things, to recognize the number of awesome friends and colleagues around me, supporting me and checking up on me. I truly feel abundant!!

So Nairobi, I love the place! Did the National Museum yesterday and was fascinated by the history and culture. Bumped into a Somalian celebration and they asked me where I was from - they don't have a clue but was intrigued that I was so far from home and we chatted, I ate their food (minus all the meat of course) drank the best tasting coffee and communicated minus words.

Confirmation to me that we are all connected

Have an abundant day
I'm off to the Masai Market

Friday, 20 November 2015

If you just let it

What you want might make you cry
What you need might pass you by
If you don't catch it
And what you need ironically
Will turn out what you want to be
If you just let it

Lauren Hill

Stop searching, start finding. 
What is it that you believe is "out there" that you must have, must find, must do, must eat, must drink, must wear, must must must to arrive, to do the right thing?
Believe it or not that was my self talk yesterday. Then I had to stop and ask myself" How are you feeling? (twice) Give thanks and breathe it in because you are blessed was the eventual response.
In Nairobi and was tripping out because I could not access the cash from my bank account.  I stood at the machine and looked at it with my sad eyes, as if the damm thing could have seen me! Then I decided to go into "fix it" mode, spent the entire day doing that, calling home to chat with the bank, sending whatsapp to one of my friends, going online to transfer the cash - nothing materialized and by 11pm I realised that I have been focused on that all day, an entire day passed that I was supposed to be doing something to make the most of my time in the country and I was stressing on this. I own it, I assumed that this was the best way to access my funds, I did not ask the bank, this was my first time using this system and also the biggest thing is my feelings associated with asking, with admitting my way is not "THE WAY" and releasing of the ego which looks and searches for perfection and attempt to make illusions real.
According to Sabrine Reur,the human ego loves degeneration. It helps us make choices that are not for our highest and best good. It keeps us in chaos, duality, victim consciousness, addictions, attachments and illusions. The ego is filled with fear, and it is especially fearful of the light from our higher selves.
I slipped into that ego based thinking and it was quick
Today is a new day, new thoughts, new vibes
I'm in Kenya!!! A dream turned to the real! Make it count, stop the searching, start the finding!
It's all good.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

You are the common thread

 Your relationships and experiences are merely a reflection of you.
Your worth cannot be measured monetarily. It cannot be quantified by other people. The only accurate calculation of your own value, comes from you.
It is always about you. You are the common thread that runs through every interaction and exchange. You are your own connection to the world, tethering every piece together.
What you see and experience outside of yourself is mirror of what you feel inside. If you want to change your outer world, you must begin within. Stacy Hereera

The ability to have difficult or awkward conversations is an essential element in being authentic. It aids in avoiding people pleasing which many times leads to resentment. Failure and the lessons from it is what I would consider an awkward conversation and kudos to Nailab for taking the initiative in having these conversations on a monthly basis in a way which promotes authenticity and sharing.

The conversation we had yesterday was a real one, at the end, the Q&A session was useful and I was able to learn quite a bit from the participants

So, what are my top four lessons from Failure

1. Failure is feedback - information to make a decision, usually another decision, one that would lead to a result that produces an outcome that is favourable in body and soul

2. Pay attention to the signs - pay attention, be aware, listen and look around to see what is happening and how you are feeling about what is happening around you

3. Own it- take responsibility, you cannot outsource your happiness, your decisions, your choices, your life. It is your responsibility and yours alone.

4. Keep moving - create opportunities, you cannot wait for things to fall into your lap and when they don't you get upset. Keep learning, keep growing, keep positive

Thank you Nailab and Nairobi for the opportunity to share lessons on the Journey

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

After, this, Pardee time

"True failure expresses itself constantly as an excuse, a reason to stop, an obstacle you have never seen, a barrier bigger than ever existed. Failure is constantly there, presenting itself as a comfortable option, an excuse, a good excuse, the best excuse you could state: “I have never done that before.” Even better than that: “no one has done that before.”

I spent all day yesterday at a coffee shop preparing for the FailUp talk today hosted by Nailab and TechSahara, who are an innervation hub doing some awesome things out here in Nairobi..
I am pulling out out the lessons on positive self talk, being authentic, showing up as myself and doing my absolute best in the moment.

Somehow the nerves still get me especially when today when the talk is about me being not just the first Non Kenyan speaker but also the first woman to be featured!

Exciting times
I am ready
I am rearing to go
I am humbled, grateful and excited

After this, pardee time!