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Choose Light, Choose Lions

Mar 31, 2016 | No Comments
Choose Light, Choose Lions

Hello Bhoomies! March was devotion month in Bhoomieland. Sorry for only sharing this with you now, but it’s been a crazy strange month. And the question of devotion right at the heart of it. On Friday the 18th my grandmother, who was one of the little fairy-lights on the string wrapped around my world, passed away. I […]

Courage Bhoomie Grit

Jun 30, 2015 | No Comments
Courage Bhoomie Grit

Bhoomie Grit, adopted courage as his special talent after he let go of his fear of heights when he helped a little bird to trust her own wings. He allowed her to carry him which took a lot of courage. After making it through that experience he realised how fear can sometimes stand in the […]

How The Dragonfly Got His Joy Back

Apr 7, 2015 | No Comments
How The Dragonfly Got His Joy Back

Once there lived a beautiful dragonfly with painted wings of violet and ochre, a flying work of art. For the dragonfly, flying was the most joyful thing. Hovering through the air, free to explore all the breezes in the sky, the dragonfly thought that nothing else could ever make his heart feel as happy. One […]

The Heart Story Part 1

Feb 23, 2015 | No Comments
The Heart Story Part 1

“Swoosh” said River and tilted his head to the left. “Ah, you want me to tell you a story don’t you? Hmmm…let me see…” Mermaid touched the tip of her nose and swirled around three times so that she was suddenly surrounded by a coat of sparkling bubbles. “To tell a story is to share […]

How To Sprout A Bhoomie

Jan 28, 2015 | No Comments
How To Sprout A Bhoomie

Have you ever wondered where us Bhoomies come from? Well, the easiest way to describe it is that we sprout out of moments. Like the moments when you feel excited about something or when you have a question. Bhoomies also appear when you need something like courage or support or to let go of something. […]

Enlightenment Is Just A Friend Away

Dec 23, 2014 | No Comments
Enlightenment Is Just A Friend Away

E – N – L – I – G – H – T – E – N – M – E – N – T is a very big word, too big to hug your arms around and even if you turn it vertically it’s then too tall! But enlightenment is big for a very […]

The Littlest Things

Dec 1, 2014 | No Comments
The Littlest Things

A letter arrived by cloud-courier this morning. Now usually I give all letters a quick scan before locking them in the Vault of Wishes and I was about to give this one the same quick read, but when I held it in my hand I could feel that something about it was different…so I opened it. […]

A Book A Week Pray My Soul To Keep

Nov 13, 2014 | No Comments
A Book A Week Pray My Soul To Keep

Life can sometimes get a little cluttered with words, especially the ones that get spoken quickly and constantly every day – like “Hello” or “I need”, but here in Bhoomieland we try to celebrate every word as if it has never been spoken before. That’s why we marvel at all “H’s” and “O’s” and greet […]

Illuminate Yourself Inside and Out

Oct 30, 2014 | No Comments
Illuminate Yourself Inside and Out

We are all affected by the power of light. I’m affected by the glow I receive from the sun in your night time, and you’re affected when it reflects on my surface so Earth can dance in moonlight – but this reflection is only possible because of the rock that makes up my core. Similarly, […]

A New-Moon Beginning

Oct 9, 2014 | No Comments
A New-Moon Beginning

Being the moon is my most favourite thing to be. What can be better than hanging around at night, dancing with Earth’s waves in the glamorous shine parties thrown by the best disco lights in the universe – the stars? But my life hasn’t always been moon-juice cocktails and satellite songs, around the time of […]

The Gratitude Theory

Sep 11, 2014 | No Comments
The Gratitude Theory

Oh my goodness I’m so grateful I could burst! Can you feel it too? Don’t worry if you can’t yet, I bet after this post you’ll want to join me in a not-actually-physically-going-to-burst kind of burst way. That’s a bit of a bhoomie mouthful I know, so how about we counter it with a simple […]

Ta’s Wonder List of Bhoomie Gratitude

Sep 3, 2014 | No Comments
Ta’s Wonder List of Bhoomie Gratitude

September is a month of changes. In the Northern world it’s getting darker by a few minutes every day, and in the Southern world the sun is hanging around for a bit longer than it did the day before. I am so grateful for these changes, not only because they breathe life into Seasons and […]

If I could go on Safari Poetry Slam

Aug 25, 2014 | No Comments
If I could go on Safari Poetry Slam

      IF I COULD GO ON SAFARI – by Samson If I could go on safari I wonder what I’d see, do you think I’d see people lying under trees, yawning in the sun just like me? I can imagine it now, sitting on that big iron beast that’s faster than any rhino […]

Take A Dream Safari Now, From Your Desktop

Aug 21, 2014 | No Comments
Take A Dream Safari Now, From Your Desktop

Have you ever wanted to see an African elephant whilst grazing on your lunch? Some of you may have been on safari before and know the smell of kicked-up dust and the sound of the bush, but for others an African safari is still just one big dream. Well dreaming is one of our specialties […]

Samson’s Safari Cake For One Recipe

Aug 11, 2014 | No Comments
Samson’s Safari Cake For One Recipe

Ingredients: 1  Teaspoon of Lion pride 2  Pages of poetry (self-written is best) ½ Teaspoon of Kalahari dust 5cm Zebra stripe (black or white) 120g Bhoomie sparkle and 1 almighty roar! Method: Carefully transfer the Bhoomie sparkle into a large bowl, make sure you don’t spill any, otherwise your kitchen will start dancing (if you […]

A Letter of Love From Mum To Thuli

Jul 31, 2014 | No Comments
A Letter of Love From Mum To Thuli

My Dearest Beautiful Bhoomie Child, I had our futures planned out for every moment until I became aware of your presence in my life and what that would mean. It started when you grew from atoms inside me into a beating heart with movement and warmth. During this time of growth, I started to grow […]

How Big Is Your Inner Puff?

Jul 17, 2014 | No Comments
How Big Is Your Inner Puff?

Roarrr! Roarrrrrrrrrr! Did I scare you? No? ROAAAAARRRR!! How about now? Yes? Great! I still have it! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Samson and I used to roar all the time. Running through the Bhoomieland savanna, hiding behind rocks and trees until I could pounce on someone and roar out my strength […]

True Value Is Only Visible Through Heart Goggles

Jun 19, 2014 | No Comments
True Value Is Only Visible Through Heart Goggles

  For June, our lovely Bhoomie book of the month is The Little Prince.  It’s a magical tale of a small, golden-haired prince who lives on an asteroid surrounded by three volcanoes and one beautiful rose. He loves the rose dearly, but decides to travel on to new asteroids where he meets plenty of colourful characters. One character, […]

Reframe Your Thoughts For A Better View

Jun 12, 2014 | No Comments
Reframe Your Thoughts For A Better View

Last week we shared the point-of-view changing techniques of power-posing and superhero writing. How did you get on with these? I did at least five Wonder Woman poses (I say at least, because two of them were in my head – I had no where to go!) and I also wrote a few lines as […]

Be Your Superhero Today

Jun 3, 2014 | No Comments
Be Your Superhero Today

The middle of the year has finally propelled itself into view and who better to celebrate this with than our own flight-goggled viewfinder – Bhoomie New View! June can be a great time to reflect on the things we set out to achieve for the year, kind of like a middle point to see if […]

Exclusive! Thief In Bhoomieland!

May 30, 2014 | No Comments
Exclusive! Thief In Bhoomieland!

On a rainy day in Bhoomieland a curious creature appeared from the forest. He slowly sneaked through puddles and around corners until he suddenly stopped. Ahead lay something strange. Three small bundles curled up close together under a big umbrella-flower. It was the sleeping Bhoomies, snoozing away cosily. The creature was a little scared, he […]

Reclaim Your Horse Sense

May 26, 2014 | No Comments
Reclaim Your Horse Sense

How would you describe the word “intuition” to someone else? Would you say that it’s something mystical that can’t be explained, or a feeling in your belly that’s usually right (or wrong)? Maybe you wouldn’t know how to describe it and maybe you don’t believe it exists at all – whichever way, there is something […]

Lost Your Way? Face Your Inner Rhino And Be Guided Back

May 19, 2014 | No Comments
Lost Your Way? Face Your Inner Rhino And Be Guided Back

Recently I’ve been losing a bit of the fire that stokes my creative engines – it’s been more like a lazy smoulder. When I started questioning why this is I realised that I’ve been trying to push myself down a path that I didn’t really feel comfortable with. Sometimes I find it good to set […]

An Inspirational Example Of How Idea Seeds Change Lives

May 2, 2014 | No Comments
An Inspirational Example Of How Idea Seeds Change Lives

Dear Bhoomie friends One thing we all share here in Bhoomieland is a love for Mother Earth and it’s incredibly inspirational to watch small idea seeds grow into life changing sustainability projects. One such idea seed was started by Bhoomie friend Nicolé Maurel, who grew up in a small town in South Africa during the […]

The “Stop Doing” Challenge

Apr 23, 2014 | 2 Comments
The “Stop Doing” Challenge

Going through Me-Time month and spending a lot of energy on analysing my priorities and time, I’ve realised that I have been writing a lot of To-Do lists. To be honest, I quite like my To-Do lists, but this month has seen me doubling their output as I try to make more time for myself. […]

Balance Out Tough Days With Happy Lifelines

Apr 14, 2014 | 2 Comments
Balance Out Tough Days With Happy Lifelines

The humble cactus is a resilient reminder that if the day gets tough, draw from your reserves! Fill up your tank Cacti have the ability to do what no other plant can – live in some of the driest places on earth. When the rainstorms pour in, the cactus stores up. Most of the water […]

Kettles, Mirrors, Go!

Apr 4, 2014 | No Comments
Kettles, Mirrors, Go!

April is our Bhoomie month to appreciate me-time, something Miss Tea-Time is very good at helping us with as she realises the “value of relaxation to the mind and the body”. There are many ways that I can think of relaxing, a bath, listening to music or meditation, but when do I actually make alone […]

Letting Go Is A Journey Over The Deep

Mar 27, 2014 | No Comments
Letting Go Is A Journey Over The Deep

Turtles have been making their way around the blue for 220 million years. They are intelligent and graceful, and make navigating the waters look so easy – when in fact it is an incredibly dangerous journey. Sea Turtles can migrate for thousands of miles through treacherous ocean as part of their lifecycle, driven by a […]

Streetwise Butterflies

Mar 24, 2014 | No Comments
Streetwise Butterflies

Flying arcs of elegance, colour and beauty – that’s what I think when I watch butterflies glide graciously through the garden. On the outside they may seem timid because of their beautiful paper-thin wings, but butterflies are quite something else. They made their first appearance on Mother Earth around 40-50 million years ago and during […]

Not Sure How To Let Go?

Mar 14, 2014 | No Comments
Not Sure How To Let Go?

Step Out And Get Soaked Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to let go of the strong emotions that can keep us from moving forward in our lives. For me feelings like guilt and worry carry quite a bit of weight, so heavy I can’t simply just jiggle my shoulders and let them fall to the […]

So Excited, She Can’t Keep Her suitcase Shut

Feb 28, 2014 | No Comments
So Excited, She Can’t Keep Her suitcase Shut

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Daffodils by William Wordsworth Yesterday as I sunnily skipped through the park, wrapped in my own […]

How Much Do We Know About Where Our Food Is Grown?

Feb 20, 2014 | No Comments
How Much Do We Know About Where Our Food Is Grown?

As February is our month of being Eco-warriors, I would like to share with you the book of Farmageddon.Dersom du velger a spille casino rulett hos NordicBet vil du fa en generos velkomstbonus som gir deg ekstra mye a spille for. It’s an eye opening investigation by Compassion in World Farming CEO, Philip Lymbery and […]

UBUNTU – A bond of sharing that connects all humanity

Feb 12, 2014 | No Comments
UBUNTU – A bond of sharing that connects all humanity

Ubuntu is a beautiful word from South Africa. It’s used to give voice to a bond that we share with each other, a connection between all humanity. Literally it means “Human Kindness”, but each family in Africa has their own interpretation of the word. One that has had the biggest impact on my heart is […]

Wiring Ourselves Back Into Our Connection With Nature

Feb 6, 2014 | No Comments
Wiring Ourselves Back Into Our Connection With Nature

When I walk on the beach, my feet make footprints that usually stay in the sand for only a few moments before the waves arrive to sweep them away. As they disappear, I’m reminded that I only have a temporary guest pass to enjoy this beautiful planet. Becoming Aware My pass is a reminder that […]

Power-up Your Solar Panels to Shine Through Tougher Days

Jan 29, 2014 | No Comments
Power-up Your Solar Panels to Shine Through Tougher Days

January can sometimes feel a bit darker than other months, especially for those of us embraced by the winter winds in the North. That’s why we decided to make January a month of SHINE, so that Bhoomie Daisy and her new friend Bhoomie Solar Love below can help us light a clear path through it. Definition […]

Fighting For Your Dream: Believe It And Protect It

Jan 19, 2014 | No Comments
Fighting For Your Dream: Believe It And Protect It

Many of us would have started 2014 promising ourselves a Mary Poppins bag full of things. A mix of resolutions that represent our hopes and dreams for the coming months or years. This year I have decided not to focus on the physical resolutions I normally make, such as getting fit. Instead I have promised […]

Eagles were born to fly!

Dec 2, 2013 | No Comments
Eagles were born to fly!

Yesterday, as Mother Sun was creeping slowly down the horizon I went for a walk to say ‘goodnight’ to the birds and smell the damp change of the leaves into burnt oranges and reds. I was quiet and tried to listen to everything the birds were saying to each other, sneaking past the evening joggers and dogs […]

Let Those Idea Seeds in To Help You on Your Path of Change

Nov 28, 2013 | No Comments
Let Those Idea Seeds in To Help You on Your Path of Change

My dearest Bhoomie friends, last month I shared my story of the running seed that grew into a little shoot of change, and how its sparkle soon grew legs and wings that carried me onto a journey I had never thought I would be on. Today I want to share a bit more of that […]

Friendships are Like Worlds – How Many Lie Undiscovered for You?

Oct 8, 2013 | No Comments
Friendships are Like Worlds – How Many Lie Undiscovered for You?

We all know how good friends can be for us. A friend is there when you need to share your ideas or heartache. They inspire you, share your development into a passionate soul and guide you to undiscovered doors of possibility that you bravely open with their support. Anaïs Nin said it beautifully – ‘Each […]

nur·tur·ing – a gift to your inner child

Sep 24, 2013 | No Comments
nur·tur·ing – a gift to your inner child

In the dictionary the word ‘nurturing’ means to care for and encourage the growth and development of something or someone. It’s a beautiful word isn’t it? When I say it, images of caring for a small child or vulnerable sapling come to mind, but how often do we actually care for and encourage growth and […]

A Better View = the First Change

Sep 13, 2013 | No Comments
A Better View = the First Change

I am quick to make up excuses of why I can’t do something when I’m scared of failure, that’s why it was so good to take away the power of the word “realistic” recently. When an idea seed is planted, there is a really good chance that it will grow into something useful and beautiful, […]

Nudge your inner child to come forward and play

Sep 5, 2013 | No Comments
Nudge your inner child to come forward and play

Some days we may wake up beneath a few cobwebs, their strands wrapped tightly around our inspiration and dreams. It’s on days like these that we need to take a deep breath and dust them off, clearing the foggy strings from our eyes so that our inner child can focus instead on the sparkling twinkles […]

Mondays are for making lemonade!

Sep 2, 2013 | No Comments
Mondays are for making lemonade!

Step 1 Take all the sour lemons from last week (you know…the ones that life frisbeed your way) and herd them into the Bag of Opportunity Step 2 Put the bag on a floor that you wouldn’t mind getting messy Step 3 Roll the lemons with the soles of your feet, feel them squish away […]

What 9-letter word might be standing between you and your rainbow?

Jul 19, 2013 | No Comments
What 9-letter word might be standing between you and your rainbow?

Have you ever used the word as a barrier between your dreams and your daily life? I definitely have, just yesterday I caught myself saying it to a friend, ‘but it wouldn’t be REALISTIC to come home after work and find the time to do it in between everything else’. When I think about it […]

How many kites does it take to make a life?

Jun 10, 2013 | No Comments
How many kites does it take to make a life?

When I had a cup of coffee recently at a very nice café nearby and I noticed the owners scurrying about to make it all run smoothly – I realised that I was in fact having my cup of coffee inside of someone else’s dream. The owners dreamt up the coffee shop, had sleepless nights […]

The World of Slow and an Invitation

Jun 7, 2013 | No Comments
The World of Slow and an Invitation

Ladies and Gentlemen. I give you… REVERIE! Reverie appeared on my kitchen wall not too long ago. He wanted to be. The bin rubbed a grey area onto the white wall over time and revealed the shape of this magical horse creature. It was only recently that I noticed his presence there. I pointed him out […]

Meet Bhoomie Samson

May 31, 2013 | No Comments
Meet Bhoomie Samson

I AM A ROCK (of course) I was asked this question by a good friend and it really got me thinking. At first I thought: I am a LION, of course I am a rock. I am strong, I am brave. I am dependable. I am (very) masculine. I never give up. Endurance is my […]

The Give-Away

May 17, 2013 | No Comments
The Give-Away

At the end of March the Bhoomies and I hosted our first ever give-away. All the participants had to do was to vote for their favourite Bhoomie on the Bhoomies Facebook page. At the end of the next week our give-away closed and the names were placed in a jar. Thank you very much to […]

Do You Want To Hear Something Wonderful?

May 13, 2013 | No Comments
Do You Want To Hear Something Wonderful?

About three weeks ago a little brown bird hopped onto my balcony. I said: “Hello cute little bird” in my best bird-speak and I am convinced she answered back. Sounds crazy? Read on… A little bit of history Hubby and I are terrible at gardening. Our balcony plants never last the summer and then we sit […]

Interview With Amazing Art Photographer: Kat Sloma

May 3, 2013 | No Comments
Interview With Amazing Art Photographer: Kat Sloma

Hello Bhoomies! Today I am talking to art photographer: Kat Sloma. Get yourself a cup of tea and join our conversation. Welcome Kat! Let’s start with your creative background. Can you tell us about yourself and your creative practice? My creative background starts in childhood, growing up with creative parents. There always seemed to be art […]