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The Voice Inside My Head

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By Sherri-Lee Kriedemann, Founder and Owner of Semicolon Consulting. www.semicolonconsulting.co.za | sherrilee@semicolonconsulting.co.za | 074 960 9906 I was 12 years old, had blonde hair, tanned skin, just started high school with complete innocence. That was the first time that I heard the voice inside my head, “Sherri-Lee, are you okay? I didn’t know where this voice came from I didn’t …

Overcoming Fallout

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In our work as coaches, Charissa Balman and Trudy Blake create a safe space for people to open up, connect with and release their stories. Many stories are told one paragraph at a time as our clients take small steps to process their pain and find the courage to open up to their truths. We always witness an incredible transformation …

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Overcoming Fallout

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Our storytellers are ready to share their experiences with overcoming mental fallout. Join us on the 30th of October at 09h30 for an enlightening morning that will inspire and uplift you. STORY LAB storytelling impacts lives Book now on Quicket.  https:qkt.io/3Cs1bf//qkt.io/3Cs1bf         In our work as StoryLab coaches, Charissa Balman and I create a safe space for people …

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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 …