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By Delphine du Toit | October 2, 2018

<1073 words> MUST DO NETWORKING When you start out as an entrepreneur and you get caught up in all the ‘must do’ things like blogging, creating a list, networking, writing a book…it may be daunting; it may be exciting.  Whichever way it is/was for you, it’s pretty likely that you attended more than one networking…

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TENACITY AND RESILIENCE

By Delphine du Toit | July 17, 2018

<658 words> I have a sideways pear tree in my backyard. It fell over some years ago before I moved here, so I don’t know what happened. But, by the time I moved in, it had developed a very different stance from what one normally expects of a pear tree. The main trunk, about 20 feet…

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Alyce doesn’t live here anymore

By Delphine du Toit | May 7, 2017

<1340 words> Alyce fell in her basement a couple of months ago. She banged the back of her head quite hard but came away without any major injuries.  There were some long-term effects though.  Alyce, who has been living alone on her farm since her husband died about fifteen years ago, had become nervous about staying…

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CUTTING BACK ON BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS GOALS

By Delphine du Toit | January 25, 2017

<1211 words> Ambition Many years ago, when I was working with my first ever coaching client, I saw in real life the power of sensible vs. audacious goal setting.   The client was the plant manager in a manufacturing concern, part of a global conglomerate.  He was thrilled at his recent promotion – a skilled and experienced…

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My Story of an African Farm

By Delphine du Toit | November 10, 2016

<1156 words> Apparently it was necessary for me to have a crazy dream of registering for a farmers’ expo here in Nova Scotia. The rule was that if you could register a VOF (Very Old Farm) you somehow could claim senior status.  I thought I might use my grandfather’s farm outside Mafikeng in South Africa –…

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RESPECT & CURIOSITY: On Elephants and Others

By Delphine du Toit | September 30, 2016

<1281 words> I have a great deal of respect for wild elephants and am careful to show that respect by backing out of their way when they come walking down the road towards my car. I believe I’ve learned a thing or two about elephant culture in my multiple trips to various game reserves across Africa…

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Like a River Flows

By Delphine du Toit | September 20, 2016

<1230 words> They say that our thoughts naturally turn to contemplation of the future when we watch water in motion. When I was about to turn 60, my brother, Guillaume, died of a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumour and I came across ‘The Waterfall’ by Zen philosopher Shunryu Suzuki.  It is his reflection on life, upon a…

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The Speed of Trust – reflections upon

By Delphine du Toit | July 13, 2016

<1344 words> My son gave me a Vitamix for Christmas.  I’ve become pretty proficient at creating interesting and sometimes compelling smooth greenies as a result.  I’ve developed quite a taste for them, in fact. It is a formidable machine. It is to blenders what the Lexus is to cars.  Some might even say it’s what a…

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Four Decades of Being a ‘Senior’

By Delphine du Toit | June 18, 2016

<1243 words> FOUR DECADES OF BEING A ‘SENIOR’ WARRANTS A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCES There are more and more forecasts that more and more of us will live to be one hundred. Our eligibility for Canada Pension kicks in at 60. For many of us that marks the beginning of our new status – we’ve…

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Get Beyond the Bad of Stress. But you Must Want To.

By Delphine du Toit | May 1, 2016

<654 words and 2 links> Stress is a natural part of life.  In limited doses it is good for you – for your brain and for your body. When your brain grabs hold of some old unresolved quarrel, though, and it simply won’t let go, you can end up in a chronic state of stress which…

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