• Sandy’s Place – South African Lifestyle Blog
    Inspire Mondays,  Lifestyle

    How do people feel around you?

    Hey there, as you may know  I suffer from anxiety and depression. I’m really blessed to have friends who go through the motions with me, in the midst of my anxiety attack if they cannot be physically there they will call and sit through it with me. This reminded me of one of my favorite quotes by the legendary Maya Angelou. I am huge believer of introspection so this is really important to me. Not only is it paramount for us to cut off people who no longer serves us , people who are energy draining but what happens when we are those people? Ask yourself do people diminish their…

  • Sandy’s Place – South African Lifestyle Blog
    Inspire Mondays,  Lifestyle

    My Favourite Quotes

    Hey there! No day or week is the same. Last week I experienced writers block and  was generally bleh, this weekend I made sure to hit pause and refresh myself.Too often we are busy trying to do everything and take care of everyone and we forget ourselves, we cannot pour from an empty cup. Perhaps you are going through the same the same season, today I am sharing some of my favourite quotes to inspire you and myself included. 🙂 My first one is for all those moments you are worrying about the future.     My get up and go warrior chant. For the days you wonder is it…

  • Sandy’s Place – South African Lifestyle Blog
    Inspire Mondays,  Lifestyle

    Soaring through your storm

    I have a love hate relationship with hawks ( They are beautiful birds except when they hunting our chicks at home). In fact I am fascinated by birds of prey in general. So whenever I see one I will stop what I am doing just to admire them. They are particularly majestic (nerd alert) when its really windy, they saor for longer periods. They glide during normal weather but when its windy my goodness do they use this weather to their advantage, I mean they really show off. One particular day the wind was being extra and I really didn’t feel like going to work but a hawk caught my…

  • Sandy’s Place – South African Lifestyle Blog
    Inspire Mondays,  Lifestyle

    Get Into The Habit Of Excellence Today!

    Hey there, can you believe we are halfway through the year? Can you even remember your new year’s resolutions or your goals? For today’s inspire Monday I am talking to those people who are tired and are in desperate need of a holiday. The people who have been putting in the effort but the reward has not yet materialised and you are at breaking point.   So dear reader it’s time to reassess and remind yourself why you do what you do, why you are chasing the goals you currently have. This quote is just the reminder we need, excellence is not achieved overnight. It is achieved by what we…

  • Sandy’s Place – South African Lifestyle Blog
    Inspire Mondays,  Lifestyle

    The Greatest love story….Between You and God

    Hi there, before I start is it me or has the year flown by? Still so much to accomplish and it seems like so little time (Sigh!). Today for my #InspireMondays I want to talk about a quote by Yasmin Mogahed, that just spoke directly to my soul. How wonderful is this quote that it says that Everything  is aimed to bring us back to God our creator, who is love. Whatever you are going through remember it is part of the love story. I recently went through a trying time and instead of praying my fearful prayers I declared victory and asked God what is the lesson I am meant…

  • Sandy’s Place – South African Lifestyle Blog
    Inspire Mondays,  Lifestyle

    Monday inspiration..You are enough!!

    Sometimes (All the time) we need a little push in order to Monday properly. As a result I want to start a little section called inspirational/ motivational Monday. So for my first segment I want to focus on a quote by one of my favorite poets Maya Angelou. The reason I chose this quote is that in the world we live in, we are constantly sold the lie that we are not enough. If we could only just drive a certain car, be seen at the popular hangouts or be a certain size and have the best brows then maybe just maybe we could be enough until the next trend…