Meet “Have No Fear” Pierre the fierce filmmaker from our Klein Dorpie WENtaliteit movement

Film sets in the US set his mind free Meet “ have no fear ” Pierre, a down to earth, loving and kind spirit whose childhood memories piqued his interest in film. Thanks to his dad’s decision to take them on a family trip to USA back in the late 90’s he got a frontContinue reading “Meet “Have No Fear” Pierre the fierce filmmaker from our Klein Dorpie WENtaliteit movement”

Samantha the globetrotting SAFFA

A decade of teaching abroad brings many rewards Samantha Sampson who hails from Parow in Cape Town, South Africa has been abroad for the last ten years teaching English as a foreign language. Like many South Africans who have an adventurous spirit and a passion for travel and exploration, Samatha has had the most amazingContinue reading “Samantha the globetrotting SAFFA”

Blessed 2021, may we all stay alive and well!

Good afternoon everyone, far and wide. I greet you from Cape Town, South Africa, under our second wave lock-down. We moved from level 1 to level 3 that was put in place on 29 December 2020 until 15 January 2021. It’s day 286 for South Africans since the COVID 19 pandemic hit our beautiful peopleContinue reading “Blessed 2021, may we all stay alive and well!”

Meet 143 the heartist from the Klein Dorpie WENtaliteit movement

Disclaimer and warm welcomes; skylarglowsup welcomes Jo – Ann Prinsloo as our first guest interviewer and enthusiastic collaborator on this post. Jo- Ann, we feel honoured and we thank you for your time, input, efforts and insights. *The following post touches on topics about depression, anxiety and the symptoms of mental illness as experienced andContinue reading “Meet 143 the heartist from the Klein Dorpie WENtaliteit movement”

Meet Lin(zi) The Lightworker, a passionate photographer from our Klein Dorpie WENtaliteit © movement AND our WOW for August 2020

  Lights ! Camera ! Passion ! Meet Lin, affectionately known as Linzi, The Lightworker. She is a proud mommy of two beautiful souls and wife to one kind-hearted man. Linzi is an integral element to our Klein Dorpie WENtaliteit © movement. She has already carved out her own path as a professional photographer andContinue reading “Meet Lin(zi) The Lightworker, a passionate photographer from our Klein Dorpie WENtaliteit © movement AND our WOW for August 2020”

Introspection is the best intersection to cultivate lasting friendships and relationships.

  For the love of you and her/him. Please. Take the L. On days where I feel depleted and not wanting to do anything, I now take it as the collective consciousness needing something that I have already learnt. Some test that I have already passed or some mess that I have already cleared andContinue reading “Introspection is the best intersection to cultivate lasting friendships and relationships.”

Meet Sascha – Lee the Soulful Starseed, our First Lady of the Klein Dorpie WENtaliteit © movement

” Your destiny is written in the stars “     When life gives us a worldwide pandemic, Sascha – Lee gives us glamour and rhinestones. Meet Sascha- Lee Lawrence, Our First Lady of our Klein Dorpie WENtaliteit © movement. Who is Sascha – Lee Lawrence? She is a sketch artist, painter, mural artist, make-upContinue reading “Meet Sascha – Lee the Soulful Starseed, our First Lady of the Klein Dorpie WENtaliteit © movement”

Skylar’s uprising: Say sayonara to suicide

*This post was originally written for Youth Day in South Africa June 16 as a means of creating a new uprising for the youth of South Africa and the world. For young people around the world to rise to the occasion. To rise above the distractions and destruction and to rise from within.  I didn’tContinue reading “Skylar’s uprising: Say sayonara to suicide”

Kevin from Kev-Indaba takes on my 90-day self-love challenge: Kevin’s self-love bites. Part 2

 Kind remindHer / remindHim: Start small, but think and do BIG for yourself within yourself. -142 – Disclaimer* At the time of this interview Kevin R. October was not in the best of spaces with regards to his self- esteem and has since been following his own exploratory path with guided meditations, reading books andContinue reading “Kevin from Kev-Indaba takes on my 90-day self-love challenge: Kevin’s self-love bites. Part 2”

90 days of self – love challenge: Estelle is WELL = done and digitized. Part 1

* Updated and posted on 8 June 2020. The process of this challenge was eye-opening and heart-opening. I wanted to share some of my discoveries with all of you in the hopes of helping others to find some clarity amidst the current state of the world. ESTELLE IS WELL update after successful completion of 90Continue reading “90 days of self – love challenge: Estelle is WELL = done and digitized. Part 1”

Sapphire Spa : make beauty and health a lifestyle

Disclaimer, the following post is a paid partnership with skylarglowsup and Sapphire Spa, written for promotional purposes to advertise the spa’s services, treatments, and experience. ALL images were beautifully captured by Palm Photography for Sapphire Spa. All rights reserved. This post will be updated as soon as the beauty industry is allowed to reopen toContinue reading “Sapphire Spa : make beauty and health a lifestyle”

Kind remindHer: Every time you want to give up, please don’t.

Is it just me or do you also feel a bit disheartened today because of lock down? Good afternoon all! It’s around 4 p.m in South Africa. I am happy and grateful to enjoy today, investing time and effort into my blogs and appreciating all the good that has surfaced in my life because ofContinue reading “Kind remindHer: Every time you want to give up, please don’t.”

It’s Good Friday and I am UPSET!

This morning when I woke up the first two thoughts that came to mind was : acceptance and well wishes. I accepted myself. And I wished myself well. Then I sent that message out into the Universe, therefore accepting everything and everyone and wishing everyone and everything well. Then, I  affirmed: I am grateful forContinue reading “It’s Good Friday and I am UPSET!”

How my songwriting course taught me to HUG & KISS

Disclaimer : The following post refers to my personal experience during enrollment at the Cape Town School of Songwriting. This is not a paid partnership and has been written from my perspective as an enrolled student of the school’s 8 week songwriting course ( Jan 2020 – March 2020). I wish to celebrate, acknowledge andContinue reading “How my songwriting course taught me to HUG & KISS”

There’s a time for everything and now is the time to triumph bond.

*Disclaimer, this is another one of my 32 acts of kindness. Act of Kindness number 5: Let’s keep everyone safe and alive both locally and worldwide, to support Enable Medellín in Colombia to help them in raising funds, so that they can continue 3D printing much needed masks and other medical supplies for healthcare workersContinue reading “There’s a time for everything and now is the time to triumph bond.”

Meet Justin the Musical Giant. Our Pioneer for a first of its kind : Klein- dorpie WENtaliteit ©

Disclaimer, the following post is part of an energy exchange between Justin and I. This means that we have exchanged our  talents and skills to collaborate and share  in  each other’s journeys and we were happy to settle on my writing this blog post. Justin will teach me some basics on a djembe drum toContinue reading “Meet Justin the Musical Giant. Our Pioneer for a first of its kind : Klein- dorpie WENtaliteit ©”

I am emotionally bankrupt. Accepting donations of kindness, softness, patience,emotional support, mindfulness,warmth and understanding now and beyond.

I have been back home for about 4 months now and it’s been a very challenging and demanding return. I have done my best to prepare others for the worst, so that they may take the initiative to help me get back to my best, so I can get on with life but it hasContinue reading “I am emotionally bankrupt. Accepting donations of kindness, softness, patience,emotional support, mindfulness,warmth and understanding now and beyond.”

I love Ilse WARRIOR Hendricks. A beautiful inspirational story of sacred sisterhood. Part 1 -144-

Good morning everyone. It’s a beautiful sunny morning in Cape Town. For some reason my alarm went off again this morning at 5:05 a.m and although I still felt a little tired in my body, I got up and went outside to meditate and give thanks for another day. I watched the birds fly upContinue reading “I love Ilse WARRIOR Hendricks. A beautiful inspirational story of sacred sisterhood. Part 1 -144-“

Out of sight. Out of mind. How being left out and excluded hurts on the inside and often shows on the outside- a world view.

Disclaimer: The following post has nothing to do with any one person or any specific event. I use my writing as a vehicle of expression, self- therapy, self – discovery and self- healing. If this does not find you well. Simply let it be. I thank you kindly.   Good morning everyone! It’s 11 a.mContinue reading “Out of sight. Out of mind. How being left out and excluded hurts on the inside and often shows on the outside- a world view.”

Assigning new meaning to love: Happy Valentine’s day to each and every one !

Good evening everyone! I hope this finds you all very well. It’s now 8:25 p.m in South Africa. I am currently in Lansdowne, to be exact and I am in the comfort of  one of my aunt’s homes. I have recently been fortunate enough to reconnect with her as well as one of my cousins,Continue reading “Assigning new meaning to love: Happy Valentine’s day to each and every one !”

For the month of love, why not love yourself and others unapologetically.

Good morning beautiful people! It’s already the 8th of February 2020 and it’s 9:28 a.m right now in South Africa. I hope that wherever you find yourself right now that you are well. 2020 is blessing us with so much good fortune and moment to moment miracles that I am compelled to write what onContinue reading “For the month of love, why not love yourself and others unapologetically.”

Embracing Change : 01/01/2020

Happy 2020 the year of plenty! Today is the first day of 2020. It is also the first day of a new decade. To me that means we have been blessed with 366 days of opportunities to bring about positive changes in our lives and the lives of others. No matter how small or insignificantContinue reading “Embracing Change : 01/01/2020”

Dear high-mai’s, you do look good on my arm but your unresolved daddy issues does you and me more harm in the long run.

This is an open letter to the high – maintenance women I have had the pleasure of dating and shared friendships with. I am about to hurt your feelings but heal your heart. So pay attention. I know you are used to attention being paid to you but today I am flipping the script andContinue reading “Dear high-mai’s, you do look good on my arm but your unresolved daddy issues does you and me more harm in the long run.”

Yoga with Josie – Raine the ballerina

It’s December 18th 2019.  It’s 8 p.m and I am sitting  in the living room of my huisie by die see with all my holiday family and the house is fuller than I am used to but I love it! There are new huis kinnes and I am one of the original ones so IContinue reading “Yoga with Josie – Raine the ballerina”

Why and how I won in 2019. Guess what? So did you. Winners win and winners gain. Even our losses are gains.

  With exactly two weeks left of 2019 and the end of a decade I am doing my yearly audit  to see how far I have progressed in all areas of my life. This is an excellent exercise for anyone who suffers from anxiety and depression, their sexuality,sexual identity, their gender identity,someone who has goneContinue reading “Why and how I won in 2019. Guess what? So did you. Winners win and winners gain. Even our losses are gains.”

Growing pains in same – sex romantic relationships local and abroad.

Today is the 14th of December 2019 and it is around 10:30 p.m and I just arrived at my Happy Place in Struisbaai, South Africa. This is the one place where I can come for peace of mind and wash my spirit clean of all the gunk that I have accumulated from the year’s work.Continue reading “Growing pains in same – sex romantic relationships local and abroad.”

A passing back home is still very much a passing for us who are far away from home. We may not be physically able to be there by your side, but we are there in spirit and we mourn and celebrate the life that was lost with you.

*  Disclaimer: If you have recently lost a loved one or if you are still in mourning, please read with caution. Or better yet, save this for a later read as to not upset yourself if you think that you might still need some time out and some time off from the rest of theContinue reading “A passing back home is still very much a passing for us who are far away from home. We may not be physically able to be there by your side, but we are there in spirit and we mourn and celebrate the life that was lost with you.”

STEP 7: The expat- effect, how others might view or receive us vs. how we would like to be viewed or received. Defy who you are and what you represent by being respectful, consistent and yourself.

Good afternoon beautiful beings! It is a rainy day today, but rain brings cleansing and nourishment to my soul, so I am not complaining at all but grinning from ear to ear. It is 28 January 15:37 p.m and this has been an exciting month. I have transitioned from being an ESL teacher to nowContinue reading “STEP 7: The expat- effect, how others might view or receive us vs. how we would like to be viewed or received. Defy who you are and what you represent by being respectful, consistent and yourself.”

Step 6: Poverty mindset vs. Growth mindset. How being a traveler and expat can grow you or bury you.

Good afternoon beautiful souls, we are well into week three of 2019! It’s 2:05 pm right now, 21 January 2019. Today we will take a look at STEP 6: Poverty mindset vs. Growth mindset. If you have read my ” Dear future self ” post, you might have noticed that  I had mentioned that even thoughContinue reading “Step 6: Poverty mindset vs. Growth mindset. How being a traveler and expat can grow you or bury you.”

STEP 5: Culture shock; what to expect, how to process things and how to embrace your new host culture.

    Good morning beautiful angels! The Universe woke me up at 4 a.m this morning. I have no idea why, but after rolling around in bed until 6 a.m, I simply got up, put on my track pants and took a brisk 3 km walk with my dog. It is now 8 a.m, 19 January,Continue reading “STEP 5: Culture shock; what to expect, how to process things and how to embrace your new host culture.”

Step 4: Acculturation and acclimatization. Getting familiar with your new surroundings. Why you should rather fit in, blend in and NOT stand out.

Good morning my beauties! I hope all is well with everything and everyone wherever you are. For those of you who have joined me in my /our now blome ( blog +home= blome remember), it is great to have you here. Take several seats and get comfy. Our life lesson is in session! Today isContinue reading “Step 4: Acculturation and acclimatization. Getting familiar with your new surroundings. Why you should rather fit in, blend in and NOT stand out.”

“Dear future self” two years later. What have we learnt, improved upon and mastered so far?

Good evening beautiful souls! I hope all is well wherever you might find yourself. It is around 7: 45 pm and today is 15 January 2019. Can you believe that January is already mid way?!? That is amazing is it not? I started my self-development journey 24 weeks ago. Which equals to 6 months ofContinue reading ““Dear future self” two years later. What have we learnt, improved upon and mastered so far?”

An international love series “International loving ” told by fellow expats from around the world, through my digital pen.

Good evening beautiful souls and welcome to our blog about international glow up. It is around 8 p.m on a slightly windy  and  chilly Saturday evening here in Colombia. It’s 12 January, so we are still fresh into 2019. I must say 2019 is just becoming more and more beautiful and fruitful and lush. IContinue reading “An international love series “International loving ” told by fellow expats from around the world, through my digital pen.”

“Farewell my huisie by die see and welcome to my world,world!”

It is still evening so I will salute you once again beautiful souls! It is around 9:05 p.m right now, yes it is still 10 January and I am flowing so I will keep going and glowing and writing until the proverbial ink has run out for the night. So far we have covered STEPContinue reading ““Farewell my huisie by die see and welcome to my world,world!””

Packing for the long haul, cross- continental style.

Good evening beautiful souls! It is 7:20 p.m 10 January 2019 and the first week of the year has already passed! Amazing! Where do you find yourselves in the world today? Are you currently in your home country? Are you just getting settled in in your new host country? Did you just move from oneContinue reading “Packing for the long haul, cross- continental style.”

Stepping out of our comfort zones into the beautiful unknown.

Good afternoon beautiful souls! It is 3:34 p.m, 9 January of 2019 and what an amazing 2019 it has been so far! I am sitting in front of my laptop, at my dining table in my cozy    ” apto – estudio ”  ( studio apartment) listening to the fiercely talented Shekinah´s – Different ft.Continue reading “Stepping out of our comfort zones into the beautiful unknown.”

The Journey Begins in Riyadh,Saudi Arabia 2012.

 Good afternoon beautiful souls, it is 2.46 p.m, 11 January 2019. –Take a peek at some random kiekies ( Afrikaans for pics or photos ) of me in the big beautiful sandpit, Saudi Arabia, with some life long friends that I had made as the years passed. We used to have a weekly meetup whereContinue reading “The Journey Begins in Riyadh,Saudi Arabia 2012.”