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Sandy Harvey

Sandy Harvey has a lifelong passion for writing and found this highly satisfactory years ago when encouraged by her colleagues to create articles for the College magazine and preparing presentations related to animal anti-cruelty and environmental protection.

In later years she was excited at the prospect of taking journalism to a higher level and is inspired by researching and digesting topics across the board.

Her years of lecturing in the beauty industry have been of great advantage in sharing her knowledge when writing for the cosmetic industry, proudly for the Matsimela brand.

She has discovered that perfecting the art of writing is fascinating as there is unlimited knowledge out there to be explored, one never stagnates and the satisfaction of sharing this with others is a joy in itself.

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Much About Mushrooms

Much About Mushrooms

The most incredible tales exist surrounding mushrooms. Ancient human culture documented reveals a mushroom cult dating back 7000 to 9000 years with details of harvesting, adoration and offerings to the gods.  

In ancient Egypt only royalty were permitted to eat mushrooms as they were associated with immortality and in medieval England,  folklore dictated that mushrooms should be picked only at full moon and if they appeared in a circle were labelled fairy rings with the presence of these mysterious creatures !

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WOMEN’S DAY

WOMEN’S DAY

In the ancient world a woman speaking in public was in most circumstances by definition “not a woman” and in the past women faced distinct social penalties for perseverance leading to success.

For years women had to keep their heads down and play by the rules which has changed dramatically. However,  do men see powerful women as a threat to their masculinity?  Generally men prefer to report to other men and with the rising success of the opposite sex the status quo has become a bit hard to stomach.

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FRECKLES, LOVE THEM OR HATE THEM

FRECKLES, LOVE THEM OR HATE THEM

Those with very fair skins are inclined to be more prone to freckles, being nothing more than deposits of melanin pigment stimulated by sunlight,  much like obtaining a tan but appearing in a spotty fashion. Freckles can over time form blotches and worst of all the onset of skin cancer, a warning from Dermatologists.

Believe it or not, there is a newfound fondness of showing off freckles and should one not have them,

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ANCIENT HEALING POWERS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST

ANCIENT HEALING POWERS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST

This weeks article commences with an appropriate quotation from Voltaire -

“Nothing could be more tiresome than to eat and drink if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity”.

Long before the West became familiar with exotic spices, herbs and fruits, the civilizations in the middle east certainly viewed these as a necessity and their glorious cuisine is uniquely

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MAINTAINING GOOD HEALTH- SOME NEW FACTS

MAINTAINING GOOD HEALTH- SOME NEW FACTS

As there is an ever increasing need for mental health care in our communities a number of new facilities are opening up country-wide.

There seems to be a mindset change in society in contrast to earlier times when mental disturbances were considered taboo.

Increasing workloads like peer pressure,  unemployment , crime and so on lead to instability in families,  increasing trauma which can lead to substance abuse.

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BATTLING WINTERS WOES

BATTLING WINTERS WOES

Along with winter comes a lot of essential clutter like coats, scarves, leggings, boots and so on.

Although having to face dressing is a rather laborious process Winter can be embraced positively for enjoyable and healthy activities one being more energized at this time of year.

Some may relish the idea of  bedding down earlier despite all the paraphernalia of extra blankets, duvets, electric blankets. hot water bottles and so on.

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NEGATIVE STATES OF MIND

NEGATIVE STATES OF MIND

Anger, fear, boredom and rejection are just a few of many negative emotions and all part of the human experience but embracing these can actually have a positive outcome. These needn’t wreak havoc in ones life and to acknowledge them is a step in the right direction.

Very often messages are valuable if taken note of.Emotions are designed to tell us something and should not be thought of as good or bad. These are in a way signals alerting ones attention to the actual cause.

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CRYOTHERAPY

CRYOTHERAPY

For many years very basic treatments involving heat and cold have been used for a variety of body ails involving various symptoms. A tricky situation arises as whether to use one or the other.

generally speaking ice is used for acute injuries with inflammation and swelling.

Heat on the other hand for muscular pain and stiffness.

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FATHER’S DAY

FATHER’S DAY

Judging by extensive advertising and promotions in stores and the media, in all probability readers will not have overlooked Sunday June 17th  being Fathers Day .

The image of the  modern father has advanced to such a degree  that it is worthwhile to take a journey back in time

Aside from character and temperament the physical changes are phenomenal and readers may be both amazed and amused at the contents of the article.

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WORLD OCEAN DAY ` JUNE 8th

WORLD OCEAN DAY ` JUNE 8th

The theme for 2018 is intended to highlight awareness of the hazards of plastics and encourage all citizens to take measures seriously to prevent further pollution.

This day is marked in a variety of ways such as launching new campaigns,  film festivals, special events at zoos and aquaria, marches to highlight the issues, beach cleanups and art displays relative to the topic.

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The MatsiMela Home Spa range of products is constantly growing and developing with ethos of caring for yourself and the environment. MatsiMela Home Spa is premier body care range that was developed by Wayne and Olivia Nel in 2005.

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