Heart, Soul and Mind

Moms who Care – #PayItForward

June 3, 2016

I am blessed to belong to a wonderful group of Women in the South Peninsula, Cape Town (in the valley). Some of us are connected on a group on Facebook called “South Peninsula Moms” which was started by Nicole Downes. A wonderful thing happened this week. Nadine van der Westhuizen‎ wanted to “bless a deserving mom” and […]

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From Fear to Hope

January 9, 2016

I wasn’t going to say anything, I am still not sure I will even post this… Over the last few weeks we have been bombarded with reports of online hate and racism. Thankfully there have also been counter posts of love and positivity. I don’t think people like Penny Sparrow are necessarily full of hate. […]

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Dear God…

June 27, 2015

Dear God I don’t normally write my prayers out, nor do I publish them online but today I feel impressed to do this. I am not sure why. Maybe, it will help someone. Maybe, it will lift them to look at another day with hope. Maybe, it won’t. You see, today, I have reached the […]

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2014 Thoughts

December 10, 2014

Hello Family Treasures Family. We have been rather quiet recently. We have experienced more loss and heartache, we have lost another friend (just after the birth of her baby), we have had friends and family going through very hard times and it is at times like this that family becomes even more important (and of […]

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Planting Seeds

September 16, 2014

We have all heard the saying “You reap what you sow” but I have been given the opportunity to look at it from a different angle recently when we harvested our first potatoes from our garden. Gardening is hard and you are not always guaranteed results but here is the clincher: You can’t reap what […]

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Pausing: Taking back your Power

September 3, 2014

Today, I have been deeply impressed to “pause”. Now, in previous articles, I have spoken about being still, meditating and taking a moment for yourself. These may all seem like the same thing, however, “pausing” is different. Ok, let me explain it like this. We all know South African taxi drivers, or at least we […]

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A letter to YOU!

July 30, 2014

Before we got married, my husband and I agreed that (if possible) when we have children, I would be at home with them. Though I work from home now, I am still available when my child needs me. Now, this choice may not be for everyone or even be possible for everyone and what is […]

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We’re a Family…

June 11, 2014

Here at the Family Treasures Head Quarters we are infinitely aware of those whose families are incomplete, those who have difficult family relationships and those who don’t have family at all. We want you to know that you are as important as any other family member that comes to this site. We all part of a […]

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Gratitude

June 4, 2014

Gratitude and the act of being grateful has been on mind a lot lately. An attitude of gratitude is a mind shift, an active effort has to be made to change and let’s be honest, its not easy. Here are 4 ideas that may help you be more grateful: Keep a Gratitude Journal. Write in your journal […]

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