Entries by Anel Bester

Ode to the Introverts

These days it’s rare for me to wake up out of sorts. In fact I can’t remember when last I have. Until this morning that is. I woke up and something was out of alignment. There was an unease like when you’re running on the trails and a grain of sand slips into your shoe. […]

Dancing with Yoga

Oh how I adore my life. I’m feeling so blessed right now. I’ve completed my first yoga class of the day. It started snowing as I ran over to the coffee shop. The girls know me by now so I get to come inside even before they switch on the lights. My Soy Flat White […]

The difference between mediocre and epic results

It always fascinates me to see people in the gym, sweating away yet never increasing muscle. It astounds me that people would take the time and go through the effort of getting to the gym, get changed and not commit to results. Oh I know you think you are.  I know you look at the […]

What does being a good parent mean anyway?

This is the third time I’m starting this blog. I know that today I’m being called to talk about parenthood but fuck it’s hard. It’s hard because there’s so much judgement out there of what makes a good parent. So much judgement around the sacrifices we should be making to make to earn our stripes as […]

Ducks and Swans

This blog is especially for Roxanne – the most gracious swan of all. I love doing shit that keeps me humble. Very humble. The type of things that keep my ego in check by choosing to look anything but phenomenal. In fact if you ever see me practicing my chosen physical activities you probably think WTF? I’ve […]

I would love to but…

When did it start? The first time that we changed our speech from “One day I’m going to…” to “I would love to but…” As children nothing is ever out of bounds.  Nothing is ever impossible. There’s just a knowing that everything is possible even if it’s not going to happen today specifically. Then at […]

Allow yourself…

I should have seen it coming. In fact in a way I did. I knew this morning as I woke up that today was going to be different. Last night I found myself feeling less than fantastic – a weird feeling right now as my norm is on fire. Which meant it was time for […]

Don’t EVER dim your light for their BS

WARNING:  This is going to be a highly controversial blog and piss people off, but it has to come out of my heart before I explode! I seriously wonder sometimes if people actually listen to what they’re saying! Such as when a teacher, a coach, a leader makes the statement that their knowledge should be […]

There will always be days when…

You and me, we’re pretty fucking spectacular Darling. We were born to make a huge impact in this world. I’m not necessarily talking about ending world hunger or stopping. war. I’m referring to showing up as our best selves thereby inspiring others to go beyond the self-limiting social bullshit that we’re programmed with. This sounds […]