•13/01/2013 • 2 Comments
Many of the principles discussed in this blog do of course also apply to children and its important to discuss and teach life principles to children from a young age, in order to equip them for the life ahead.
I’m very excited about telling you about a childrens eBook that I wrote a while ago. It is aimed at children between the ages of 2 and 8 and would be an ideal gift for parents of children in this age group. The illustrations keep the children captivated while they are able to listen to a parent or grandparent read them the story (and relay the core message) in a way that makes sense to them. Children starting to read also find the book easy to read, since the words are familiar to them and they can relate to the lessons that Ollie is faced with in each chapter.
This book has been written as a means for parents to relay certain life principles to their children in a simple and understandable manner. In the increasingly fast paced world that we live in, it is now more important than ever before that parents demonstrate their love to their children by saying it to them and by talking to them about the important things in life. I hope that this book will assist you in helping to explain some of life’s core principles.
The english version of the eBook can be ordered from any of the following sites:
There is also an Afrikaans version available from the following sites:
•11/06/2012 • Leave a Comment
I’ve heard it said that: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler” that “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” and that “Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great”
Now, amazingly enough it took the minds of an Einstein, a Da Vinci and an Emerson to say these things. It makes you wonder why everyone does not know this intuitively? I mean, do you really need to be of Genius-calibre before you realise something this “simple ”?! Continue reading ‘The simple things in life…’
•10/10/2011 • 2 Comments
So….what do you do when you feel as if your thoughts are pulling you downwards into a dark black hole? I am
not even talking about depression. Just simply lack of motivation, general lack of enthusiasm, the seeming
inability to see the silver lining around the dark cloud? Continue reading ‘Getting Un”stuck”’
•25/01/2011 • Leave a Comment
At present so many things are changing. As a resident of South-Africa (an ever changing and ultra complex society) I am fairly used to change. In fact, I was born into an era of change…political, social, technological, social…just being aware of all the changes is impossible, never mind trying to cope with all of them! Continue reading ‘The world is SLOWLY changing at a FAST pace…’
•17/11/2010 • Leave a Comment
“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.” ~ Isaac Newton
There was once a huge Crevice. At the top of the one side of the Crevice, there was a small number of people. These people had ample nutritional food, drove reliable cars, lived in decent homes, had access to good healthcare facilities and had opportunities and access to education and decent jobs. They had hope for the future and they had options in life. They were known as the HAVES. Continue reading ‘The Crevice…’
•03/11/2010 • 2 Comments
Africa has a huge problem with unemployment. This leads to poverty and squatter camps where people struggle to survive. Socialism failed to deliver on its promise that all will have enough to eat and a place to live. Instead it led to dictatorships. Capitalism brings riches to some but leave millions in poverty. Neither of these systems is perfect. The worst thing that can happen is that someone develop yet another ideology that ends in disaster after one or two generations. Continue reading ‘Proposal for a self sustaining community farms – by Japie Erasmus’
•22/09/2010 • Leave a Comment
A call to simplicity…
A number of years ago, a friend of mine took his family out to a nearby dam to go boating for the day. When they arrived there however, they were bitterly disappointed that the water level was so low, that it would be almost impossible to launch the boat into the water. There was quite a long stretch of slippery mud & gunk between where edge of the dam and the water level, making it impossible to launch the boat. Continue reading ‘How do you eat an elephant?’