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WOW 2011!!

wow what an inspired year…

2011 you have been an inspired year full of learning, growing, exploring, standing, falling and deeply grasping the strength of TEAM!

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller

As this year draws to a close I am letting go of:

  • Excuses for not being courageous and extra-ordinary
  • making FEAR mean more than just another thought
  • Worrying about anything and not seeking support when I feel like I can’t stop worrying
  • Thinking I NEED to DO LIFE on MY OWN
  • Hiding behind the blanket of the past
  • Lack mentality

And I am embracing and nurturing:

  • Awesome JOY purpose
  • MAfrika and her awesome possibility – http://www.youtube.com/user/MAfrika2012
  • TEAM & FAMILY in all areas of my life
  • humanKINDness – when I am for others – I am for me
  • LOVE & I choose to choose LOVE again and again and again
  • Courage & LOVE as the antidote to FEAR
  • Sharing myself openly and honestly
  • INTEGRITY – truth, honour, trust – in all ways…

This has been amazing year and I send love to all the precious friends and colleagues who’ve shared this growth with me – I especially acknowledge all The UP volunteers and sUPporters, all the stars at Landmark Education and all the awesome Dear Ones who’ve been collaborating to make MAfrika’s 2012 dream manifest.

MAfrika FB

Special thanks to God for ALL that is and is to come!

With big hugs and huge appreciation for 2011!

:) Nicola

JOY remember…

I’ve had the most awesome interactions with fellow joy activists

Volunteers who continue to make a remarkable joyful difference in the world – either as Care Clowns or Joy or Laughter Facilitators and it has got me thinking…

REMEMBER when you were little and you didn’t know of anything wrong – you might even have to go back to the womb (science has proven we are smiling in the womb by the way)… REMEMBER your inherit joy – it’s something we were all born with –

the knowing that this life:

it’s ALL beautiful, it’s all in harmony and it’s all an awesome amazing opportunity to play and learn and share and grow…

REMEMBER that smile that comes from your ALL knowing-ness

mother teresa

YOU ARE LOVED!!!

Remember you choose – so SMILE!

MAfrika

A poem from MAfrika –

in reflection of our ONENESS

It is titled Dear Ones

and it’s for all of you


DEAR ONES

we are one

together we are

one

1 powerful love

1 awesome healing

1 caring crysalis

1 humankind,

1 remembering identifying mind to stillness

1 loving heart dissolving fear madness

1 growing consciousness

1 immortal soul purpose

you are, we are, they are, they were

I am

ONE

LOVE

Mintyl HaXaku – (translated – I love you)

MAfrika


The journey has started – I’m looking for the Dear Ones who will support me with preparing

I’m on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/MAfrika/163212650376003

nikki MAfrika

YES WE CAN…

This youtube link can be put in a global context and when I do, I cry tears of joyful possibility…

yes we can

The hopes of the little girl who goes to a crumbling school in KwaZulu are the same as the dreams of the boy who learns on the streets of LA;
we will remember that there is something happening in our Planet;
that we are not as divided as our politics suggests;
that we are one people;
we are one nation;
and together, we will begin the next great chapter in Earth’s story with three words that will ring from coast to coast;
from sea to shining sea – Yes. We. Can.

It’s simple these 3 words… say them , be them and create new ways of what we can again and again

Yes we can … support each other

YES WE CAN create good news

Yes We can live joyfully together

YES WE CAN!!!

LOOK & FEEL GOOD

Wow what a treat of weekend…

All the laughter blasters teamed up to support LAUGHTER COACHING and between us all we kept the Look & Feel Good Expo in joyful hysteria. Looking about the expo I saw families together living into the expo intention – LOOKing and FEELing GOOD. I guess with massages, pamperings, raw food and of course laughter it was easy for them to be so.

Together we are creating a more joyful and positively inspired world and it starts with choosing that it can be this way. So all of you that are being such awesome examples of humanKIND – thank you for being you…

thank you

And my sharing for the week is a simple one – let’s all choose what makes us look and feel good – for the benefit of others too. Imagine when you look at other people – look at them with the intention that they will feel good too and then the way you will look is really good – I guarantee… tee-hee

ONE WORD – one vote

So EXCITING!!! Together with The Upliftment Programme, we have created this joyful, inspiring  little 1minute film –  “ONE WORD” and your vote can support us with a JOYful win!

http://bit.ly/oXZRwB

Looking around these days, evidence of stress and depression is obvious. Few people seem to be laughing or smiling and the majority seem so caught up in resignation and cynisism. Yet coming from South Africa, I am part of a community super conscious of the power that individuals can have, our very own Madiba (Nelson Mandela) is a precious example of this. So I reckon if we ALL individually starting being the way of this one word – we would have a whole lot more joy on this planet and more joy means more peace and more solution-orientation…

We ALL have the potential to be the way of this ONE WORD and BE magnificent humanKIND.

thanksgiving

So JOY sUPporters… please pop onto www.possiblefuturesfilmcontest.com register and vote for JOY…

with giggles and gratitude

ME

The UP has been actively sharing joy since 2003, their main outreach has been to the children in hospitals & institutions, where trained UP volunteer Care Clowns commit to their local hospital/home every week and share joy there with the children, parents and staff. Currently in Southern Africa there are over 75 volunteer Care Clowns and a monthly JOYful Upliftment of approximately 3500 people. go to www.theup.org.za for more info

JOYFULLY – a stand for PEACE

When I laugh, all that silly grumpy adult stuff just melts away… When I laugh – I feel so good, I feel my body tingle with joy and possibility…

and the good news is… it’s actually scientific – laughter increases the release of endorphins and seratonin and chemically after a good laugh – I actually really do feel better – YAY!!!

So I find myself thinking if we know laughter’s so good for us, how do we get more and more of it and how do we get others to get more too… Well it takes us all creating it and here’s the thing – if we’re joyful we are peaceful too

SO BE PART OF WORLD LAUGHTER DAY THIS YEAR and LAUGH for WORLD PEACE (your peace and for everyone else too)

ON SUNDAY MAY 1st – thousands will be laughing together for world peace

this is what we’re doing in Cape Town – a laughter flashmob at the V&A Waterfront at 12h25 exactly – see the link below for more info

World Laughter Day FLASHMOB 1st MAY

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=121302961280593

hee hee hee – ho ho ho

ALIVE with POSSIBILITY & JOY!!!

Yay precious sUPporters of JOY…

Wow this joy journey is just wonderful… everyday I am amazed at the inspired transformation happening to this planet. I live a life full of miracles and I am so excited to be part of the family of solution-orientated folk who are all taking daily actions to share possibility, grow dreams and transform our world…

As promised – here’s your monthly UPlifting episode… intended to share stories of some of these beings…
This episode is especially focused  on Dr Louise Van Rhyn – the founder of SYMPHONIA, an organisation strengthening the fabric of South African society. She is an inspired example of humanKIND, a remarkable reminder of the individual contribution we can ALL make when we choose to be of purpose and choose to live in possibility!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQtgKduV3ZY

ENJOY!

The UP is a monthly UPlifting programme – showcasing people on THE UP – truly  inspired, solution-orientated individuals who are transforming the planet. Proudly brought to you by The UP and myself – with our combined passion for sharing the Healing Power of JOY. “Joyful people are creative and caring people”
SPECIAL THANKS to:

Dr Louise Van Rhyn & Symphonia – http://www.symphonia.net
These UPlifting programs’ are made manifest by charitable contributions – if you would like to sUPport the growth of joy – go to www.up.givengain.org and sUPport us (with giggly gratitude)

JOYful CHOICE

It’s the choices we make, not the chances we take, that create our destiny

Larry Joe is an inspired example of humanKIND! A living vessel of hope and possibility…

Just 3 years ago, Larry was still a drug addict and criminal on the run from his life  the authorities. Today after handing himself into the police, choosing to take responsibility for his life – serving half of his 5plus sentence & re-connecting with his music; He is now FREE!

Larry Joe - before his release in Dec 2010

He is our chosen feature for the month of March on our online show – THE UP  – he is on The UP and an inspirational icon of our time

YAY LARRY YAY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx5biXuxG5c

What is a JOY SESSION?

Joy Sessions can be tailor made and themed… they can last anything from 15minutes to a full day…

I have been officially facilitating joy for 7 years and I’ve found the swiftest ways to improve our Wellness and Uplift morale, is to inspire everyone to re-connect with their ability to play and laugh again.

A joy session is highly energetic and interactive and combines Laughter exercises with Playful games – activating the imagination and the happy hormones that physically enable a good mood. I’ve watched highly stressed adults arrive at a session cynical and unsure and within minutes I see them transformed into joyful and playful, anything is possible beings again.

Anglo Mine in Namibia's Joy Session
Pic Above: Anglo Mine in Namibia's Joy Session

Thank you for your interest in JOY, I love every opportunity I get to support South African adults with valuable JOY tips & exercises. They are proven to help to inspire more creative, uplifted & healthy individuals, teams, communities and countries.

Please feel free to contact (Tasneem) 021 465 1000 for a more detailed quote on a JOY SESSION or JOY TALK – (I am always happy to tweak my sessions to your theme and explore the most joyful path for our work together.)