Personhood | Wellbeing | Contribution
You may know her as a Mother or Friend. You may know her as an Activist, Advocate or Encourager. You may know her as a Speaker, Trainer or Educator. Designer, or Writer Muser. Walker, Creative or Entreprenuer.; A Facilitator or Humanitarian; Thandi is also a Daughter, Sister and Colleague – A citizen of the world who and answers to all these labels, and more!
“My story, like most people’s, is a roller- coaster adventure that is life. The recurring issues of Love, Loss, Acceptance, Belonging, Hope, Fear, Pride, Shame, Faith, Growth, Self-Esteem, Success, Failure, Confusion, Clarity, Authenticity, Freedom, Triumph, etc ~ this merry go round, is the cyclical human developmental process that calls us to continuously search for meaning!
Born in Zimbabwe, I grew up in Zambia, before moving to England. While I have many life-defining moments, my health diagnosis was my rudest awakening. Thus began an exploration of higher purpose questions – the questions about life ~ Who am I? What is this life? And what am I called to do with it? Within that, was the urgent question about the meaning of health?
In attempting to make sense of my experiences and find my own answers, begun a conscious unfolding and understanding of Self, Health and Purpose. This mindfulness has shaped my understanding of my identity, sense of well-being and purpose. Within this, my values and intentions. Qualities which have largely influenced the intentional walk of how I choose to live and work.
In this capsule that is my life, I have learnt mainly that:-
- We are more than our circumstances, the things we experience or those happen to us. Rather be defined by them, use them to navigate and experience express ourselves experience life.
- Challenges are ongoing. Thankfully, so too are the gifts and blessings. In these happenings, our roles are continuously evolving as we travel both in time and experience
- We have the capacity to CHOOSE how to respond to life’s events. If we can draw meaning and find purpose from them – we can learn, grow and give from our circumstances, no matter how challenging or seemingly insurmountable
It is this outlook, and the principles and ideals embedded in this amazing journey that I share with you.