Our Deepest Fear…

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

-Nelson Mandela, written by Marianne Williamson

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J.Cole – Losing my Balance

I’ve been thinking and talking about balance a lot recently.

I think it’s so important to live a balanced life.

Saying that I find I’m always struggling to find my own equilibrium.

I live such a multi-faceted life and I’m just one girl.

Don’t lose your balance.

Start With Why – Simon Sinek

You know when you watch a knowledgeable, extremely articulate person explain a theory that you’ve believed in and been banging on about for T I M E and you can only dream of being able to explain it half as eloquently? No? Just me?!

Well yes, this is Simon Sinek who is a real OG. He wrote the Golden Circle, a coveted book based on a model he created that identifies what sets apart the most successful and influential individuals and organisations.

It’s all about the WHY. What is your why??

“He gave the ‘I have a dream’ speech, not the ‘I have a plan’ speech” – Simon Sinek

Thanks to Julie Hall of Women Unlimited who organised TedXKingsX last week where this TED talk was shown! Also thanks to the wonderful Servane of Ogunte for the ticket!

The Journey

I am 25 action-packed years young today!!

Dear blog readers,

Firstly, thank you for being a part of my journey, yes you. Thank You. I know lots of you check in here and don’t comment, but you tell me in other ways you read this online scrapbook of mine, so thanks.

I want to say that my life so far has been absolutely mental and totally action-packed, and I am very grateful for all of my life experiences, both good and bad, because they have made me the woman I am today. I think 25 is a bit of a milestone, and so think it is a good idea to spend some time reflecting on where I’ve come from and where I’m heading.

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Community Voices

Came across this great initiative via it’s blog. Already love The Media Trust. Love this thread of their work:

Community Voices supports disadvantaged and isolated communities to find their voice and be heard with the help of digital media. Join us & help inspire others!”

Check out a winning entry to their Inspiring Voices digital media competition; where a group of young people from Doncaster wanted to tell the powers that be what they think about their area. They worked with a local organisation called Real to Reel to make this awesome film:

Make sure you follow Community Voices on Twitter to keep updated with their news and future funding opportunities.

Power to communities!

You Could Be Happy and I Won’t Know.

Is it too late to remind you how we were?

You could be happy, and I won’t know. You could be happy, I hope you are.

You made me happier than I’ve been by far. x

RIP Guru

Dear Guru,

Thank you for Jazzmatazz. Thank you for music.

Rest in Peace.

A saddened fan x

(Wanted to put ‘Feel the Music’ up but couldn’t find a decent online version. This track, tho only audio, is one of my fav of Guru’s many fantastic collabos)

Blackberry Molasses

Perfect soundtrack to today’s Sunshine.
THROWBACK!

Lost One

Feeling like I’ve lost a good one right now.

“But time don’t go back it goes 4WD

Relevance…

“We ain’t we, it’s me and her, cos what she prefers over me is work, and that’s where we defer, so I have to give her free time even if it hurts. So breath mami it’s┬ádeserved, you’ve been put on this earth to be all you can be like the reserves, and me my timing is on me, …the time’s now for her... and maybe we can be we again like we were. Finally my time’s too short to share, and to ask her now it ain’t fair”