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New Beginnings!

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It is an exciting time for us as a family as we are all heading into a completely new phase in our lives. The transition from children to young adults and baby to teen is almost complete. For me to, it is the end of a transition and an entering into the new - yes I am officially lanching myLife Coaching and Parent Training Business!
For more information you can look out for www.essenceofme.co.za as it is due to be up this week, so if you tried and it failed, no worries, just try a day or two later again 😃  In the mean time, if you are in the Cape, you are welcome to join me for a talk and encouragement on the below two mornings.




Contact Information Celeste Glass The Essence of Me Phone: +27 076 466 4773 Email: glass.celeste@yahoo.com
Accreditations and life experience: About me: I am Celeste Glass, a happily married forty something year old woman and mother of four gorgeous children. We enjoy living in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town in the heart of the Durbanville wine valley. The wellbei…

The glory outweighs the suffering

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Not too long ago I wrote about identity and how we find it and what it means, but today I’d like to share the beauty of living ‘who’ you are, to your fullest.
I have this incredible privilege to live in a word where I am half surrounded by artists and half by athletes, and it is a blessed way to experience God manifest through people. To me, watching the musicians, song writers, fine artists, dancers and choreographers, authors and the like create something beautiful out of nothing, or out of seeming chaos, is breath taking. Seeing something or hearing something beautiful come to life as they bring the unseen and the unheard to the physical realm of see, taste, hear and touch, just again emphasizes the glory of an All-Knowing, All-Powerful living Creator. They tap into the unseen, and manifest it. One can say they make faith visible as they display the vast colour and sound and gentle grace of our Awesome God, Who’s creativity knows no bounds and has no limits. It is divine as it revea…

A Home School Mommy

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Many have asked me; “So what do you do?” And my reply has most always been; “I home school my kids.” And sure enough the response on their end is; “WOW! How many do you have?” Yet again, “I have four.”  ……
You can imagine how it goes from there as I’m sure many of you have had a variation of responses yourselves. Most often we get bombarded with one of two directions: 1 – either more questions which lean to negative ‘poking’ or very rarely sincere inquest with the desire to truly understand what it’s all about and sometimes out of a need to see if it might become a very real option for them due to struggles and frustrations in their current form of schooling/education; or 2 – the insincere praise which is a failed attempt at hiding their criticism due to being completely ignorant of what home schooling or home education truly is or entails, or maybe they had really negative encounters with others who home school, who knows?  But then we also have, less of late, the blatant “attack” o…

The Essence of Me

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If I had to ask you, to tell me what the essence of you might be, how would you describe it? Would you look up the Oxford or Webster dictionary description, or maybe a concordance of sorts or even a Thesaurus? Or would you be able to take a moment, become completely still and then from deep within bring forth your own definition of who you are at your essence?
I have come to understand over the course of about 20 years, that to be able to be true to myself, I first need to accept myself, and in order to accept myself I first need to explore getting to know myself -  and in getting to know myself I need to humble myself in order to have a sane estimation of who I am, not too little and not too much, or as the ILS Coaches term it – become equal to all of who I am. Accepting and embracing myself warts and all, knowing that I am on this transitory journey of continual change, of continual reformation and transformation and it is a beautiful process and an absolute privilege.
Having said …