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The New Year, New You Sham

"New Year, New You" is one of those sayings touted around at the start of a new year and frankly is one I just don't believe in. Resolutions are not a new concept and are known as far back as 4 000 years ago in ancient Babylonian culture but…
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Reflections On Wild Again For 19

Josh and I have just returned from our 19 day challenge in the Big 5 wilderness area of Manyoni Game Reserve. We were completely overwhelmed by the support and so excited to have raised a total of R750 000 for the Zululand Conservation Trust…
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Victoria Falls Back in FLOOD!

In December last year (when the videos in this blog were taken) Victoria Falls was at some of its lowest ever recorded levels as a result of more than a year of drought. There was great concern in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia as the life-giving…
AfrikaBurn and Wild Dogs

What AfrikaBurn And Wild Dogs Have in Common

In South Africa, it's burn season at the moment and by that I don't mean the natural veld fire kind. Rather it's the time of year where about ten thousand people head for the Tankwa Karoo to the small cousin equivalent of the Burning Man event…
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The Secret To Good Safari Karma

Over the last ten years of guiding I have noticed a clear phenomenon that can only be described as safari karma. It is a strange universal truth that those guests most relaxed and non-attached to what we see are the ones treated time and time…
Weird But Effective Strategies For Peace From a Grumpy Lion

Weird But Effective Strategies For Peace From a Grumpy Lion

"We cannot simultaneously set a boundary and take care of another person's feelings"- Melody Beattie Just a few days ago on retreat in the KwaZulu-Natal bushveld, my guests and I sat watching a sleeping lion. It was dusk and the sky was…
What is Life Coaching Really? Coaching Done The Wilderness Way!
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What is Life Coaching Really? Coaching Done The Wilderness Way!

I've got to be honest, there's something about the term 'life coaching' that makes me squirm a little. It's a vocation that has exploded and rightfully so because at some point we all need perspective, a nudge in the right direction, someone…
The 7 Reasons Why Yoga, Life Coaching & Safari Create The Ultimate Experience
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The 7 Reasons Why Yoga, Life Coaching & Safari Create The Ultimate Experience

Yoga conjures up images of downward facing dog and utterings of "Namaste", coaching of deep conversations regarding ones inner life and the third of unforgettable adventures tracking down wild animals in the African bushveld, so at first glance…
Do The Thing That Scares You The Most

Do The Thing That Scares You The Most

“I would not want to die knowing I had not lived.”- Paul Theroux A few months into the beginning of this year, I started to get an unmistakable fidgety feeling. I've come to know it as the feeling I get when my soul starts calling me…
Let’s Get Messy

Let's Get Messy

I’ve been considering perfectionism a lot lately. For much of my life I’ve felt torn between a tamed, law abiding version of myself that was trying to be and look the way I believed was expected of me and one that flees for the wild, following…