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Take a risk, change your routine

Sunil Bali wrote the following:

Professor of Psychology, Ed Diener, says that “The aim of life is to die young as late as possible.”

Here are a few tips on how to do just that:

If you take a £20 note, crumple it up, throw it on the floor, and tread on it a few times, it may be a little dirty and the worst for wear, but it hasn’t lost any of its value. The same is true of you. Remember, what happens to you doesn’t change your value.
Whatever life you have in you, express it. If you have the urge to bake cakes, do stand up comedy, or run a marathon ….. overcome the inertia and do it. The act of expression increases present moment awareness, flow, and therefore happiness.
Take a risk, change your routine and do something which makes your soul soar. Sleep replenishes a tired mind and body, but sleep doesn’t help if its your soul that’s tired.
Make sure that everyday you love someone, believe in something and hope for something. When you’re crystal clear on your why the how tends to show up.
Get outside and get lost in nature because this is our true nature. In evolutionary terms, it wasn’t that long ago that we lived in caves. Humans have become too domesticated and were born to be wild. There maybe no WiFi in the forest, but you will find a better connection.

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Beverly Poolside Mornings (Large)


Beverly Hills 2016

So what did you do with your morning before work today?

Start your weekend before the weekend and maximise your happy time doing something you enjoy.

I took this photo on Thursday morning before work. There were loads of people walking on the promenade and a few fishing or just sitting / walking and contemplating.

All that was needed was for me to pack my camera, breakfast, lunch and work equipment the night before. In the morning I woke up at 05:00 and had a quick shave & shower. I was then off to Umhlanga to take photos.

I left Umhlanga before 08:00 for my work trip up the coast.

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F18, 4 sec, ISO 50 – Canon South Africa 6D fromOrms, 17-40mm lens.

At Umhlanga – The FunShine Coast with a view of Beverly Hills Hotel Umhlanga Rocks.

Beverly Hills Hotel – Umhlanga

My photo, the signature image on the front of The Beverly Hills 2015 brochure.

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A really happy moment for me: goal set and then achieved

The Beverly Hills.

Whale Bone Pier 2015

“One of the great things about exploring is that sometimes, the discovery lies not in what you’re exploring, but what’s right next to it. Something you never would’ve known had you not explored in the first place. So while something may seem like a waste of time to explore, while the promise
of gain may be slim, it still might be worth it just because you never know” ~ Brian Kim
Whale Bone Pier 2015

I heard about 1.5 days too late that a seal had beached at Umhlanga – The FunShine Coast in front of The Beverly Hills Hotel. I raced down there but Mr Seal had already left on his journey.

Canon South Africa 6D from Orms, 24-105L, F11, 1/20 sec, ISO 640, handheld, Tues 5 May 2015 at 06:35 Umhlanga Pier

I Love Durban 5 Star Durban Celebrate Durban!
I Like Durban Show Me Durban
Beverly Hills Hotel Umhlanga Rocks
Durban North & Umhlanga Community Page
My Ballito (myballito.co.za)

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— at Umhlanga Beach.

Lazy Days

Lazy Days

“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources” ~ Albert Einstein

I had a good old chuckle when I saw this quote a few minutes ago; how true it is! 🙂 (well for me at least).

This is the last of my Beverly Hills Hotel Umhlanga Rocks photos for now and the only one where I went out of my way to try engineer a different look. It’s called “Lazy Days”.

Canon South Africa 6D from Orms, Canon EF 17–40mm lens, F10, 1/1250 sec, ISO 320.

Celebrate Durban! I Love Durban 5 Star Durban
My Ballito (myballito.co.za) Umhlanga – The FunShine Coast Tsogo Sun
#ilovedurban #durban #ethekwini #sunrise#beverlyhillshotel #beverlyhillshotelumhlanga #tsogo#tsogosun #lazydays #seascape #landscape

The Beverly Hills – South Africa

Signature Paradise

Signature Paradise

“The award-winning Beverly Hills hotel, which is one of Tsogo Sun’s prestigious properties, opened her doors in 1964 and has since been considered one of Durban’s finest accommodation destinations by discerning travellers. Over the past 5 decades, the Beverly Hills hotel has been home to royalty, celebrities and captains of industry; the place where deals have been done and memories have been made. A pioneer in the area in 1964, the Beverly Hills hotel is located in uMhlanga and boasts uninterrupted views of the ocean. The hotel is perfect for romantic escapes, family holidays and business travel and offers an idyllic place for guests to unwind and enjoy the gracious and intuitive service it is so well-known for” ~ Tsogo Sun Hotels

The Sugar Club

Durban and Umhlanga have had a bit of rain of late. The Michael Bublè &Luisana Lopilato concert last night at Moses Mabhida Stadium was tops despite the downpour (yes, I admit, I was in a box, undercover, eating mutton curry and sipping on a whiskey).

This photo was taken a few weeks back on the beach near Beverly Hills Hotel Umhlanga Rocks at sunrise.

Canon South Africa 6D from Orms with 17-40mm L. F11, 1 sec, ISO 100.

The Sugar Club

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