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3 May - What a Week

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 

The last week has been a whirlwind to say the least! It started last Thursday with us flying to Joburg to get ready for The Women's Show at the Sandton convention centre. The organisers had kindly given me a stand at the show to say thank you for my involvement, but I soon discovered that furnishing a stand for an exhibition is a costly exercise. Given that I am still gathering the budget for printing and posting the album, I couldn't justify spending cash on hiring furniture etc so I had to ...


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30 April - In the Direction of Passion and Dreams

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 
5Keep on moving forward fearlessly in the direction of your passion and dreams.

It is never just an easy ride, but the one thing we are guaranteed is the journey and the experience of testing our limits and discovering our potential!


It is the only journey worth taking, so keep reminding yourself how fortunate you are to be on the road when so many are tied to fear that keeps them stuck.


Just being on the road is a blessing, and the only destination worth striving for is one that makes yo...
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28 April - Thought For The Week

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 

"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you
as by the attitude you bring to life;
not so much by what happens to you
as by the way your mind looks at what happens."

     - John Homer Miller


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24 April - In Jozi This Weekend

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 
I am winging my up to Joburg today to spend 3 days at The Women's Show at The Sandton Convention Centre, and would love it if you could pop in and say hi over the course of the weekend. They have sponsored me a stand so that I can sell the last 300 copies! I hope it will let people get an idea of the journey so far and I will have the album available for you to take a sneak listen to as well as "The Power Within" tv show being screened.

I have secured 100 VIP passes for my future owners and wi...

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21 April - Thought For The Week

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 

"Help your brother's boat across,

and your own will reach the shore."

                    ~Hindu proverb


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21 April - Thought For The Week

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 

"Help your brother's boat across,

and your own will reach the shore."

                    ~Hindu proverb


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18 April - from 'Forever In Me'

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 

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14 April - Thought For The Week

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 
"You cannot do a kindness too soon,

for you never know how soon it will be too late."
   

      ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th Century philosopher


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10 April - Sometimes..

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 

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9 April - Choosing Life

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 
Sitting here contemplating where to next as the album gets ready to release, I came across something I wrote over a year ago & I guess this is where I find myself again - excited & terrified all at once:

"Life is about moving, changing, growing, expanding. Fear is about stopping, freezing, resisting, hiding. Fear is the opposite of life. The things we fear are often exhilirating, liberating, freeing, exciting. On the brink of change we are faced with liberation or stagnation. Resisting chang...


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3 April - My Month With Matrics

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 

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1 April - On The Road to ending poverty in Africa...

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 
_wsb_512x380_cimg0136_2I have just come across the most phenomenal story of a group of friends cycling from Cairo to Cape Town to raise money for an organisation called MILLENNIUM PROMISE and after looking through the site, the pics of their epic journey and the villages they are helping throughout Africa, I was moved to make a donation to help them reach their $300,000 target and encourage everyone else to do the same. These are the kind of endeavours that make my soul sing - they prove how one small group of indi...
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31 March - Thought For The Week

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 

Thought for the week...

"To 'listen' another soul

into a condition of disclosure and discovery,

may be almost the greatest service

that any human being ever performed for another."

                           -  Douglas Steele


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22 March - Power Within

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 

A few weeks back I was contacted by the SABC3 show 'The Power Within" and told that they wanted to do a 15 minute insert about my album and project. It was quite a thing to spend two days with a film crew in my home, at a studio and around Cape Town, chatting about the journey I have been on the last three years. It made me realise just how far I have come even if at times the pace has felt slow and the progress hard to mark. Suddenly (or not so suddenly) I have finished recording, a...


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12 March - Tonight...

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 

A very last minute heads up to say that the mini-series Ella Blue that I shot in August last year starts flighting on MNET tonight! I have to say I am a little nervous to watch it, as it feels like a lifetime since I shot it and in a way I loved the filming process so much that watching it may take something away from the memory...

That is the nature of my work though - the creating of it and then the presenting of it. I guess that when I send my first single to radio it will be pr...


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4 March - Learning Curves

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 
Just over a week ago I began touring with the Standard Banking Rocking Future Road Show that visits over 32000 SA Matrics each year and gives them advise on study opportunities for when they finish school. My job for the Cape Town leg of the tour is to use the last ten minutes of the show to chat to the Matrics about living their dreams and then sing them a song.  We visit two schools a day - one at 9am and another 12pm. It has been quite an education into the various schools around the city ...
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18 February - Artwork and Heartwork...

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 
For some reason this year has seen me spending less and less time on line and subsequently my blog has suffered!  I guess having finished the album in early December I felt like a long rest was in order after nearly three years of relentless work on my site and blog!

Exciting news though is that last week I popped into Saatchi & Saatchi to see the first drafts of their ideas for my album cover and I was blown away with what they have come up with already. It was a big moment in this journey ...


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17 January - 2000 and Great!

Posted by Verity on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : 2008 
2 weeks into the new year and I realise that I have been silent and that it may have appeared to some that I have run off into the sunset with my recording of the album never to be seen again! But, I am still here and marching on towards the finish line of mastering the final mixes of all the songs, deciding on the song order, coming up with a title that does the journey this has been justice, having the artwork designed and then miraculously somehow finding the funds to press 2000 copies and...
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