This girl. This young woman. Nearly twenty seven years later, I can look at her now with such love. She didn’t love herself, not back then. She didn’t know how. All she knew was that she wanted happiness, and she believed what she’d been taught. That love and happiness would come in the form of […]


  In Zulu, silethokuhle.  In English, we bring the good. This is what we’ve chosen to call the fledgling foundation I’ve founded here in the community of Ngwenya, located in KwaZulu-Natal, the traditionally Zulu area in the northeast of this beautiful country of South Africa.   And it’s not that the foundation’s staff and I […]


  Therefore…love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away… and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast…. be happy about your growth, in which of course you can’t take anyone with you, and be gentle […]


What am I doing in South Africa? I keep getting this question, from many people. And sometimes from myself.  The truth is, I don’t exactly know.  The truth is, that it is somehow, inexplicably, home.  And the truth is that, at least for right now, it’s where I belong. When I returned from South Africa:the dream trip, […]


  Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that.   ~ Rumi    


  It’s the last day of the year and New Year’s Eve, for me, will be spent in this lovely lounge at Heathrow and then in a not too tiny metal tube in the sky, traveling from quite far north to the Southern hemisphere again.  Back to South Africa, this time for much longer.  I’ll […]


    I’ve just returned from a trip – one I knew would be a big one.  How big, however, I had no idea.  In just under a month, South Africa won my heart – the land, the sky, the creatures and the people.  All of it.  I don’t think there is anyway I could […]