Smiling…in the midst…..of L.

Following the recent shocking news of yet another mass shooting in the USA, a completely unrelated post on a friend’s Facebook page today regarding the wearing of masks and my foray into work as a tour guide over the past year, I felt compelled to write this blog. Once again varying media reports following up […]

Where is the “RIGHT” place?

Where is the right place?………. Is there a right place? This is a question I often have about any number of every day aspects of our lives.  Where is the right place to…………… Pray Eat Dance and sing Write kiss Enjoy family Laugh Dream We live in a world with tremendous variation of culture, creed […]

Perspective on an Icon 1

Its been 6 weeks since my last blog…….it’s felt like just yesterday yet it also feels like forever! A young writer I follow Jeff Goins, once penned; “You should be writing because you need to write, not because others need to read what you write :-)” I really wasn’t sure I agreed with this, but having had a […]

Beating the Blues 6 – Helping loved ones through

How can I help a loved one who is depressed? To begin, there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” solution to helping someone out of depression, Each one responds differently, but certainly the ideas below will go a long way to helping. If you know someone who is depressed, you no doubt realise, it affects you too. The most […]

Q&A with Ray – Part one

Beautiful Africa staff recently interviwed Ray about his book. Here is part 1 of the interview BA;When did you begin writing your book “An Arrested Heart”? What made you start? Ray: I began writing the book in December 2008. I had been diagnosed with a condition called “Frozen shoulder” which meant I could hardly move […]