LIFESTYLE

TWO YEARS IN COLORADO

TURNING 55 AND REFLECTING BACK ON SOME OF THE DEFINING MOMENTS THAT HELPED TO SHAPE MY LIFE AND LESSONS I’VE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY. DO NOT PLAY THE VICTIM! I realized that because of my circumstances in childhood, I played the victim in most of my relationships.  This never serves[…]

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Dreamcatcher Anthea Rossouw (TEDx)

Known as the “Dreamcatcher,” Anthea Rossouw works to alleviate poverty in South Africa. In her talk, she shares her journey of bridging the gaps between communities, and connecting “Home Stay Kamammas” and “Cook-up Kamammas” with visitors from all over the world. Born, raised and educated in South Africa, Anthea Rossouw[…]

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KickUp Kamammas

“KickUp Kamammas” is a first of its kind exercise DVD aimed specifically at teenage girls and women with socioeconomic challenges living in communities across South Africa. As community empowerment organization, Dreamcatcher was motivated to produce it for the teenage girls and women living in harsh socio-economic and stressful circumstances impacting on[…]

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South Africa Update 5

I finally woke up after arriving back in Denver on Tuesday:) So, I wanted to finish up on the rest of my experience in South Africa. After shooting our last exercise routine in Stilbaai, we headed out the next day to Capetown.  It was another 5 hour drive, but when[…]

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South Africa Update 4

Monday the 23rd. Despite the rain and thunder and lightning storms today, we shot our last classroom video at Melkoutfontein in Stilbaai just minutes from the Dreamcatcher Office. Ricardo shot my intro and outro for the entire video before we set up for the exercise.  We managed to get that[…]

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South Africa Update 3

Saturday, the 21st. Today proved to be a very long, but rewarding day! Got up at 5:30 am for our beach shoot, but the weather said otherwise. First day of heavy rain here, which was much needed.  So, we sat and waited for it to clear, which was about 1:00. […]

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South Africa Update 2

Hi Everybody! I am not really sure where I left off, so I will just start here… While I’ve been here it has been the moon’s most unique experience in S. Africa.  It is when the pairing of the Solstice and Equinox down the most Southern tip of S. Africa[…]

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South Africa Update

Tuesday Evening the 11th We arrived in Soweto at our first homestay with Kamamma Mamule Tau, her daughter Tilly, and her adorable identical twin grandsons.  Joining me were Ricardo Alvarez, our cameraman, Anthea the Founder of Dreamcatcher South Africa, Dr. Henna Renfurn, a social anthropologist and researcher.  I was exhausted[…]

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SOUTH AFRICA HERE I COME!!

It’s Tuesday, March 11 and I got a little bit of a bumpy start due to a huge accident on I 25. Thank goodness I gave myself that extra hour to get there and that my sister was so patient and even pulled over to the side of the road[…]

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REFLECTING BACK ON MY FIRST YEAR IN COLORADO

As I sit here at my computer looking out my window at the beautiful colored leaves swirling about on this first day of Fall and looking back at my first year here in Denver, I feel more at peace than I have in a very long time.  I realize how[…]

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