Melanie Britz


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January 2018

Dancing with water

By |2018-04-02T10:02:36+02:00January 25th, 2018|Random musings|

25 January 2018   There was a dead seal on the beach today. A sad husk, dark and sombre against the light sand. It was almost as if the waters wanted to deliver to me a message of death and decay. In the midst of an unprecedented drought here in the Western Cape where I live, it is no [...]

The Power of Consistency

By |2018-04-02T10:03:15+02:00January 24th, 2018|Random musings|

This weekend, I gave a talk to a lovely group of Annique consultants who wanted to kick off their 2018 in high gear. I told them my story, how I came to write a book and how hard and rewarding that was. The journey of putting your head down and keeping on keeping on, despite all of your doubts [...]

December 2017

November 2017

June 2017

Chaos theory

By |2018-04-02T10:15:56+02:00June 23rd, 2017|Random musings|

There is a mathematical theory which states, in its simplest form, that small events can lead to many unforeseen big events, and because of that compounded effect of a very small initial change or event, you cannot predict anything when you are dealing with complex systems. It is known as the Chaos theory, or also in popular culture as [...]

December 2016

Changing our outdated thinking

By |2018-04-02T10:19:18+02:00December 20th, 2016|Random musings|

I had a weird dream this morning. Mind you, now that I’m paying attention and writing them down immediately upon waking I have realised that I have weird dreams most mornings, but this one was especially weird and somewhat funny. I was in a parking garage being chased by a little, neon-green, poisonous, Dinosaur; and this creature was named [...]

November 2016

Put on your eyepatches, awesome pirates – adventure awaits!

By |2018-04-02T10:24:57+02:00November 19th, 2016|Random musings|

I heard a story once about why olden-day pirates wore an eyepatch. I’d always assumed that it was because they lost an eye during the regular swordfights they probably had, but apparently, it’s not. They wore the eyepatch so that the eye that is hidden behind the patch is accustomed to the dark, giving them a faster reaction time [...]

Did your emotional trip-switch also just trip out on you?

By |2018-04-02T10:26:25+02:00November 16th, 2016|Random musings|

Dear friends, I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling pretty “disconnected” lately. I can barely manage to drag myself to a place where I can meditate and I’ve been feeling quite alone. Even connecting to my feelings about this “disconnection” is hard – it’s all sort of blah. Meh. I don’t feel that upset about it, or [...]

October 2016

Why Superman needs a nice dark closet

By |2018-04-02T10:31:19+02:00October 4th, 2016|Random musings|

There should be a bold, red warning right there on the packet: Caution! Embarking on a journey to follow your dreams and live your greatest life possible may cause extreme swings of emotion and moments of utter fear. It’s true. Sometimes following your own yellow brick road you will have moments when you feel like Superman, able to leap [...]

September 2016

2016: The year of Old Cows

By |2018-04-02T10:28:06+02:00September 25th, 2016|Random musings|

There is an old saying in Afrikaans: “Moenie ou koeie uit die sloot uitgrawe nie”, which (literally  translated) says “Don’t dig up old cows from the ditch”. It means letting the past be the past. For many people, including me, 2016 was a pretty tough year with a lot of challenges. One of the reasons for this is these [...]

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