Tag: relationships

Feedback is your friend

“You feel different”. It’s a comment I receive so regularly now. I’m not really surprised, I am grateful though, when it comes from the people who have been at ground level of my development work because they have seen me warts and all. When it comes from my friends who have been in my life

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2020 taught me this

Do you ever think about how amazing those moments where time doesn’t exist are? Where you are just so in the moment that there is no concept of what the time is or how long it’s been? Do you know how to bring this into your every day living? I get so excited when I

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A witness to love

Have you ever witnessed so much love being poured into a person that the energy is palpable and everyone’s bodies are moving with this energy and emotion is abundant? This energy injects the space with something that cannot be put into words and is an honour to experience and witness. I’ve experienced love in so

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Sovereignty

If you had asked me 10 years ago what I think people might remember me for I never in a million years would have thought someone would think of the word Sovereignty when it came to me. For years I gave away the power over myself to everyone else. You want to have sex with

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Marriage, upgrades and growth

My marriage has recently been going through another upgrade and it hasn’t been fun. Or easy. But then it never is, is it? Both my hubby and I have had tremendous growth over the last couple of years and we finally reached a stalemate again. Neither of us had been willing to budge. If you

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Revisiting my old self

The other night I thought to myself, after hearing numerous times about all the stuff I used to do, that I would give old Shannii a rerun. The Shannii who didn’t speak up and just people pleased because it was just easier. Except this time it wasn’t. And I realized how often I used to

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Don’t like me?

You may not like the way I operate. And that’s cool. I don’t do it so people will like me. I do it so I will like me. In fact – I love me. I speak my truth because I know how much value my life has been given from witnessing others speak their truth.

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Fear and Love and Privilege

While some are seeing an outpouring of fear there are those who are seeing, sharing and feeling an outpouring of love. I realise in these times it may look like and even feel like a whole lot of fear and hatred and mistrust and, yes, that is present. But to me, I see and feel

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