The lifeblood of connection

When people go within and connect with themselves, they realize they are connected to the universe and they are connected to all living things ~ Armand Dimele. This quotes rings true as I keep journeying inside to find myself and try and give meaning to life as it unfolds. We really are inter-connected in ways we haven’t even began to comprehend and beyond that which the human mind can fathom. There are three levels of connection that need to be reached and nurtured for any relationship to be successful: physical, emotional, and spiritual. Physical connectedness helps nurture our need for…

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Me Becomes We

Me Becomes We

Marriage requires that two separate entities become one; this is the very essence of the institution as ordained by God. By definition, marriage is … View Post
Drifting Apart Together

Drifting Apart Together

Life is such that there is no vacuum. We grow and stretch to cover empty spaces. Even in the regular ebbs and flows of … View Post
Victims & Victors

Victims & Victors

You will notice that nobody usually argues when they feel they’re the victor. No one even argues about being equal. Every time we’… View Post
More on Forgiveness 

More on Forgiveness 

“I eventually came to understand that in harboring the anger, the bitterness and resentment towards those that had hurt me, I was giving the … View Post
Healing Their Resentment

Healing Their Resentment

The cycle of resentment starts with unaddressed hurt feelings, leading to anger which when left unresolved become deep-seated resentment causing systemic infections of the … View Post
Healing Our Resentment

Healing Our Resentment

The dictionary defines resentment as ‘the feeling of displeasure or indignation at someone or something regarded as causing injury or insult’. Feeling hurt, which … View Post
The Myth of Forgiveness

The Myth of Forgiveness

Here’s the thing about forgiveness, it’s not always tied to an apology. Meaning you can offer an apology and not receive forgiveness, … View Post
Apologies and Regrets

Apologies and Regrets

One can always say they are sorry. But the real apology is when you hear the sadness in their voice and see the look … View Post
Broken Places

Broken Places

You might miss the pain because it’s disguised as anger; oh but it’s there, oozing from all the broken places ~ Helena Grey. … View Post
The Blame Game

The Blame Game

I am not what you think I am. You are what you think I am ~ Buddha. This is what we do when we are … View Post
Always Be The Hero

Always Be The Hero

‘When you’re fighting with your spouse, how can you win when the person you love the most in the world is losing?’ ~ Dr. … View Post
Don’t Label It

Don’t Label It

If something you don’t want to happen happens anyway, don’t label it as a bad thing. Instead, choose to be open to … View Post
Know Who You Are

Know Who You Are

Be your own cheerleader. Toot your own horn the loudest. Dance to the beat of your own drum. Sing your praises if no one … View Post
Start with a whisper

Start with a whisper

It takes courage to find your voice. It takes courage to speak your truth, especially in the face of opposition and/or adversity. Yet … View Post
of life & happenings

of life & happenings

These are never easy stories to tell, more so if other people are involved and feel differently about sharing them. The pain calcifies in … View Post
Am I A Bad Person?

Am I A Bad Person?

My first grounding lesson of 2019: You can never convince someone that they are bad; it’s an exercise in futility. I know this already … View Post
My Quiet Place

My Quiet Place

It’s wee hours early Monday morning. I’m back home, currently sitting on my beloved orange couch, sipping tea. I’ve been up … View Post
Kenya’s Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

Kenya’s Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

Hiya! Guys, things are going very well here inNairobi. We’ve been having lovely weather, spending lovely days. We’ve been to the Maasai … View Post
Our KQ Experience

Our KQ Experience

Hiya! Surprise surprise! we are in the motherland Africa!! Hubby and I landed yesterday after a flurry of activities trying to get everything wrapped … View Post
Serendipity

Serendipity

Serendipity: the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something truly wonderful, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated -let it find you.  I’… View Post
Writing as a cathartic exercise

Writing as a cathartic exercise

I’ve been journaling my whole life. I’ve kept a diary as far back as I can remember. I clear my mind by … View Post
Seek to Serve 

Seek to Serve 

Find a way to serve, and you’ll have found happiness ~ Helena Grey. I’m not sure how I came to this realization. It … View Post
The Path of Fear

The Path of Fear

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering ~ Yoda. Quoting Star Wars … View Post
Of seeking within & without

Of seeking within & without

If you seek peace, be still. If you seek wisdom, be silent. If you seek love, be yourself. Hi Grey fam! Todays’ post is … View Post
A Guiding Principle

A Guiding Principle

What’s your golden rule, your guiding principle on how you treat yourself and others? How do you find your true North amidst life’… View Post
Favourite 2018 Quote

Favourite 2018 Quote

We are all just walking each other home ~ Ram Dass. No truer words have been spoken. Personally, this quote is a reminder to be … View Post
Christmas Advent

Christmas Advent

Hi everyone! As we gear up for the holidays, today marks the first day of 2018 advent and I for one am more than ready … View Post
A GreyDynasty Blogmas

A GreyDynasty Blogmas

I’m looking forward to sharing with you daily over the next 25 days as I participate in this year’s Blogmas. A wordplay on … View Post
Why Linen

Why Linen

As the days go by, I’ve been mulling over what fabric to use in the designs I want to make, whether clothing or … View Post
Blogtober: What I’ve Learnt

Blogtober: What I’ve Learnt

Hi everyone! Blogtober comes to its conclusion today and I’m excited to share with you my last blogtober post. I don’t think … View Post
Reality Debunked

Reality Debunked

One of the marvels of the world is the sight of a soul sitting in prison with the key in its hand ~ Rumi The … View Post
Gratitude versus appreciation

Gratitude versus appreciation

I recently became aware that there’s a difference between gratitude and appreciation while listening to one of my LoA audio books. That gratitude … View Post
He Will Carry You

He Will Carry You

These many years later, I look up and see what the Lord has done. I see how in moments of overwhelm He stepped in … View Post
Connecting my dots

Connecting my dots

It was a startling question because no one has ever asked me that before. I had to think about it before I answered. Sometimes, … View Post
Tips on finding your fashion footing

Tips on finding your fashion footing

My fashion journey, while exciting, has been complicated by slow muddled progress. The waters have been murky and I have had a hard time … View Post
Meditation: The Four Intentions

Meditation: The Four Intentions

Hello everyone! Today I thought to share a post about one of the shorter meditation I practice when pressed for time. This is a … View Post
My Jantje is coming of age

My Jantje is coming of age

My son, my Sunshine, the very light of my life, my moonlight by night… today you turn 22. How did that happen?! It still feels … View Post
My Angel Child

My Angel Child

My darling Emma, words fail me when it comes to you my little perfect princess, so many unresolved emotions. All these years, and I … View Post
Where Does Inspiration Come From?

Where Does Inspiration Come From?

‘Everywhere!’ is the sweeping answer to that vast question. Inspiration comes from everywhere. For instance, I saw a bolt of grey felt fabric this … View Post
The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

We’re all waiting for something, aren’t we? Think about it. We’re waiting to finish school, the meet the one, to graduate, … View Post
The Art of Literal Dressing

The Art of Literal Dressing

Literal dressing is when the outfit pick literally mimics the occasion for which you’re dressed. ‘Going literal’ with clothes is something that takes … View Post
Fashion Industry Challenges

Fashion Industry Challenges

The evolution beyond the industrial age into the information technology age has ubiquitously affected all industries; the fashion industry included. As companies continue to … View Post
Design and Ethics: How Deep?

Design and Ethics: How Deep?

My re-entry into fashion and design as an aspiring producer has destabilized my world in more ways than one; let me explain. You live … View Post
Discovering Slow Fashion

Discovering Slow Fashion

2018 has been a good year to me. I came to so many realizations. First, I started paying close attention to the ‘Sew Heidi’ Podcast, … View Post
The Beauty of Simplicity

The Beauty of Simplicity

I was sitting quietly in a quiet corner of a comfy private airport lounge editing a video in Dallas Texas when a young woman … View Post
Reclaiming Fashion Designing

Reclaiming Fashion Designing

Getting back to my fashion and design roots is such an exciting time in my life. I feel energized, curious, hopeful. Conversely, I feel … View Post
Of Self-Care

Of Self-Care

The Oxford dictionary defines self-care as the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health; the practice of taking an … View Post
Documenting Vs. Creating

Documenting Vs. Creating

Gary Vee promotes documenting over creating. That means, instead of going out there looking for a story to tell, document yourself going out there … View Post
Fashion -A Healthy Delusion

Fashion -A Healthy Delusion

As I continue to familiarize myself with the laws of nature, I’m beginning to realize and relish the beauty of a deluded mind. … View Post
Finding Alignment

Finding Alignment

‘A house divided against itself cannot stand’ is a popular quote often used to invoke unity between two parties or groups of people. Indeed … View Post

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