GRABBING AN OPPORTUNITY Many of the world’s biggest “money spinning” initiatives started small but vision and faith lead to success, what some might call a dream come true. But dreams are not a reality whereas positivity combined with perseverance are ingredients for success. Where would the richest of the rich be today had they not… Continue Reading

MAKE-UP, A GLIMPSE AT THE PAST Before the 1920’s “nice girls” did not wear make-up then called paint, as this was associated with prostitutes and cheap show girls and even having skin professionally treated was unheard of. All this was to undergo rapid change with the emergence of the Silver screen. The images of made-up… Continue Reading

IS STRESS CONTAGIOUS? Stress is on the rise due to the pressures and demands of modern living. While some handle it well, others fall apart and get to the dangerous stage of ‘burn out’ being a physiological state in our brains, which ultimately affects our bodies. Second hand stress is not a fallacy because we… Continue Reading

RECKLESSNESS Generally speaking, recklessness is a state of mind when a person pursues a course of action, throwing caution to the wind, whilst consciously disregarding the consequences, actually more blameworthy than careless behaviour. These “dare-devil” actions may persist regardless of the consequences. There are reasons for these actions being more dominant in youth. One typical… Continue Reading

A NEW YEAR, A NEW ME ! This might sound rather self-indulgent, but change can be well deserved and is truly invigorating. To celebrate self, need not be some hedonistic ritual, but a way to maximize resources and share with friends and your community. Some sadness may exist in saying goodbye to 2018, some only… Continue Reading

NOSTALGIA As we reach the end of another year, reminiscing about the months gone by is not such a bad thing. After all life experiences are vital to one’s outlook on life, social behaviour, general attitudes, levels of confidence and in attempting to come to terms with a crazy mix of emotions ! Sharing memories… Continue Reading

QUIRKY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD In South Africa we are pretty much traditional in the way that we celebrate Christmas, much of which has been inherited due to colonial influences. However others around the world are very proud of their own traditions, so tinsel, reindeer and red clothed Santa’s do not reign supreme. In… Continue Reading

THE COUNT DOWN TO CHRISTMAS Being totally realistic, time is now tight and many will be in a flurry with 1 week left to achieve that which begins to look more like the impossible. However, this is no time to be overcome with nervous exhaustion so hopefully some shopping tips and precautions below will bring… Continue Reading

SEVEN OF THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE GIFTS EVER GIVEN With Christmas fast approaching, many are in a quandary as to what gifts will suit particular recipients, be they one’s spouse, lover, child or perhaps to outdo some others in the echelons of prosperity or merely a show of generosity with or without any expectations of… Continue Reading

SPRING HAS SPRUNG AND SO HAVE THE ALLERGIES! A delightful time, but for many a nightmare due to the discomfort of allergic reactions. Irritating as what they are, there are solutions. Though one cannot select the air one inhales there are solutions to other problems as discussed in the article. Hay fever, itchy eyes, allergic… Continue Reading


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