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Happy New Year

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Tegenungan Waterfall, Bali

2018, what a year you have been.  Breathtakingly beautiful and relentlessly painful, all at once…

2019, here’s to more adventures, happiness and even greater days!

Happy New Year everyone x

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Life is a Gift

Not so long ago, I had a blood clot shoot to my right lung, killing off part of it.  Essentially meaning I now live with 1.5 lungs.

It was an experience that left me confronted with my own mortality and with so many questions: why this would happen to someone so fit and healthy, what life’s really about then, whether I’d be able to ever perform again…  Just so many thoughts.

It’s been the first time I’ve publicly shared about what’s been my greatest personal challenge.  I’m extremely grateful to be here and hopeful about the future.  Big thanks to Jonathon Moran and Daily Telegraph.

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Halogen ImagiNATION

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Had the best time sharing my thoughts on leadership and influence at Halogen ImagiNATION.

It’s such a privilege investing in the next generation.  Thanks Halogen Australia for having me.

Also, shout-out to Scott Tweedie and Gemma Knight for being ace hosts

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Memories of Ghana

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When I think about the week I spent in Ghana, oh man … words escape me.

Getting to participate in the country’s 60th Independence Day celebrations, taking in their stunning landscape, rich culture and passionate people, I’m floored.  And so thankful.

I always gain fresh perspective while traveling.  But being South African-born, standing on African soil again was extra special.  A spiritual experience.

Massive thanks must go to my beautiful and generous friend, Darlene Zschech, for having me along.

You know, we joke a lot about the whole ‘hashtag blessed’ thing on social media.  But for real…  Through life’s rough times and my (many) flaws, moments like these are just another reminder of how blessed I really am x

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Farewell Hairspray

 

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Farewell Hairspray

We’ve reached the end of Hairspray and words alone can’t explain how I feel.

While having the joy of playing Seaweed J. Stubbs, a lot’s happened.  I’ve grown and changed.  Hit euphoric highs and devastating lows.  Laughed, cried and everything in-between.

The emotions running through me sure are bittersweet, but anchored in only gratitude.

Heartfelt thanks to the whole cast and crew for enriching my life so much this past year.  Because of you, I’ve got a whole new reel of special memories to treasure.

Here’s to even greater days ahead, I love you all x

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Happy New Year

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January 1, 2017 · 5:53 PM

A Convo with JMC

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I recently sat down and had a chat with the ace folks over at JMC Academy about my thoughts on things like preparation, songwriting, the best/toughest things about the industry, food and more.

Click the pic below to watch.

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