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Gallery Strong Women: Part 2

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What an incredible afternoon we had to celebrate strong women. 💜 Amazing storytellers who shared so graciously showing courage, vulnerability, and authenticity. Over 60 people from across the globe were inspired, uplifted, and connected. Thank you storylab.org.za for healing so many. Thanks Trudy Shepherd Blake for our incredible partnership. 💜 Thank you Sara-Jayne King, Francesca Annenberg, Deshnee Moodley, Shelley Maneveldt …

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Gallery – Strong Women – Part 1

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Last night we were all blessed by 50 strong, courageous women who shared their stories online. Each story was unique, brave and the common thread that got these women thru was family …. friends…. faith. No one is an island we all need connection. The safe space we created was felt from South Africa – Canada – Finland – UK …

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FORGIVENESS IS THE GREATEST GIFT.

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Forgiveness is a daily practice that involves honesty, courage, self-reflection, and the ability to listen closely. It is a process and starts first and foremost with you. Forgiveness of self involves a change in how we view ourselves. Instead of feeling a lot of guilt, shame, and anger toward ourselves, we begin to replace those feelings with empathy, compassion, and …

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IF YOU HAVE A STORY, IT’S TIME TO TELL IT. 

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I believe that we all have a story within us. Telling your personal story takes courage and allows you to find your voice and be seen. When you share your story, and give a voice to issues and topics that are usually kept silent, you shatter the stigma and stand for all of who you truly are the good, the …

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LESSONS FROM THE MOUNTAIN

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By Stuart Cole www.verticalcoaching.co.za I remember running the Drakensberg Northern Trail on the Free State border in 2018. I had been running only for three months. I reached the top and there was so much mist you could hardly see in front of you. I knew there was a sheer drop off the cliff face to my left of a …

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Gallery: Forgiveness

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Our hearts are full ❤️ our spirits lifted our lives and our hearts are changed with hearing these incredible stories of forgiveness. Yesterday- we connected – ignited and were truly transformed whilst listening to Mama Olga Macingwane, Stefaans Coetzee, Charissa Balman, and Jenny Clayton. Thank you for weaving the threads together and giving us a powerful message. Forgiveness is healing. …

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Gallery – Lockdown

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Lockdown- Locked Up- Locked In – Locked Out. The last year has been nothing like we have ever experienced. From masks 😷 to washing hands 🙌🏽 from homeschooling 🏚to zoom meetings 💻from lockdown 54321 ⌚️ from wine 🍷 to water 💧 from hugs to blowing kisses – it’s been a corona roller. 🦠we are all grieving someone or something and …

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Gallery – Hope

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Feeling so blessed to see a vision transpire and touch so many people’s lives. Yesterday we had a sold-out STORYLAB event in the most beautiful garden. The energy, connection, and stories were filled with honesty and vulnerability and sparked many emotions. Truly love the platform we have created. Trudy Shepherd Blake thank you for our great partnership. To all who …

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Gallery – Overcoming

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Incredible space and morning to tell stories- 💜the inaugural storytelling event was held in a beautiful garden that allowed us to connect, ignite, transform and release our stories. 💙 We learned the power to tell your truth, ask for help, and make one good choice to change your life. ❤️We were safe, real, authentic, and vulnerable- 💛the stories were raw, …

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ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.

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Life is full of promises, we hear them from the words that are carried in everyday life. Words carry a lot of promises, but it is through our actions that we bring them into reality. This is what it means when we say actions speak louder than words. What are we saying and what are we doing, are we making …