Chrisi Kemp had endured another bad morning . . . Her five-year-old daughter, sick for several months, was continuing to cause her mom considerable concern. Unpaid medical bills had begun to pile up. Chrisi had resorted to working six-days-a-week, long shifts as a waitress, in order to make ends meet. That the washing machine had broken down just... Continue Reading →
‘Building communities in which people are reconnected . . .’
'It seems that in connecting to what is true within myself, I help other people to connect. Making genuine connection lies at the beginning of building a real community'. In Al Aqaba, a small village in the Palestinian West Bank, there is a wall . . . The wall used to be bare, blank and unremarkable.... Continue Reading →
Inspiring individuals to wellness, purpose and abundance . . .
You'll all be aware, we're quite certain, that here at OM®, connection is our thing. Common interests, shared goals, the invisible thread that binds us as human beings, this subject - inexplicable though it might be - is one that has always fascinated us. Lives are linked, stories intertwined, there can be no doubt. It is... Continue Reading →
Removing our masks for the OM Year of Courage!
In 2013, we celebrated the OM Year of Kindness, sharing stories about people who had looked out for others, done good deeds and made a difference. It is an exercise that proved to be both inspirational and informative. It sometimes feels as though kindness is in short supply, but our blog posts have shown that... Continue Reading →
‘You always shone a light on the path . . .’
Since the sad news broke last night, much has been said and written about the late Nelson Mandela. The revolutionary, the politician, the philanthropist. The hero, the icon, the inspiration. Madiba meant a great deal to us all here at OM®, for the things that he stood for (and let's not forget that his was a life... Continue Reading →
‘We share more with others than we often recognize . . .’
It's going to be an historic event, a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. It's something that hasn't happened since 1888 and something that might not occur again for more than 70,000 years. That no-one knows exactly when the next one will be demonstrates just how rare this is. It's a time to be appreciative and grateful and a... Continue Reading →
‘I have turned the page . . .’
On September 22, 2011, we sat down in our studio and began to compose a blog post. It was about homelessness and a short film clip that had come to our attention. The clip featured a man - at that stage, we didn't know his name - explaining what it was like to live on... Continue Reading →
‘There is magic in this world, and love around every corner . . .’
'We all have massive hearts - this reminds us to use them. There is love around every corner.' They're small statues, figurines that come in friendship. Their mission is to help spread kindness and encourage compassion. They're starting to pop up all over the place. There are some obvious similarities but they're not OMs. They're... Continue Reading →
‘To overcome all this is the best feeling I’ve ever had . . .’
'I'd go home every night and go to my room. I wouldn't show anyone else, I'd keep it to myself and just let everything out. But I never once thought about giving up'. In life, we all suffer setbacks. Obstacles often block our path. Some are easier to overcome than others. Problems must be faced,... Continue Reading →
The astonishing power of the little boy who rarely spoke . . .
'Jacob taught us many lessons during his short life, most notably: being kind, giving to others, smiling at everyone and making the most of each day. In his memory, we vow to do the same'. Life is precious. Life is fragile. Each life matters, each person on the planet possessing the power to make a... Continue Reading →