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EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENTS

EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENTS

Human beings tend to have emotional and even irrational attachments to items; take for example coffee mugs! Apparently, a large percentage of people in the west are devastated if a cherished mug is chipped, broken, or goes missing. This can arouse an increase in temperature, sweating, and even panic! This might sound bizarre but it… Continue Reading

CONTEMPLATING YEAR END

CONTEMPLATING YEAR END

The word contemplate means ‘to look at or view with continued attention; observe or study thoughtfully, to consider thoroughly; think fully or deeply about’. To improve oneself can be quite a task due to the demands of life and even more challenging if one is self-critical, but a new year can in due course be… Continue Reading

DELECTABLE DATES

DELECTABLE  DATES

History confirms that dates are the oldest fruit in the world, revealed by fossil evidence as far back as 50 million years and grew abundantly in an area known as Phoenicia along the Mediterranean, part of which is today Greece. In earlier times, they were known as the “bread of the desert or cake of… Continue Reading

THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY – A SIGN OF THE TIMES

THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY – A SIGN OF THE TIMES

Recently, important players and critics within the industry attended a top beauty summit and the realization arose that it is increasingly complex and will have to adapt to change as new brands are being created at the speed of light. It appears that many of the previously well-known brands have faded into obscurity. The current… Continue Reading

THE HONEY BEE- A MIRACULOUS INSECT

THE HONEY BEE- A MIRACULOUS INSECT

A number of entomologists were faced with a tricky question; “what are the smartest bugs on the planet?” Of the 900 000 living insects known, the honey bee scored an ‘A’ having unique intelligence as these insects appear to understand numbers. They can make accurate collective decisions regarding the distance, quality, and quantity of the… Continue Reading

THE CHALLENGES OF COVID-19

THE CHALLENGES OF COVID-19

This present situation changes the world considerably, re-ordering society in dramatic ways. The greater events that come to mind are wars worldwide, terrorism, and catastrophes like 911 and financial collapse. These events change relationships, governments, and countries arousing fear and instability. The essence of wars was to protect mankind but an enemy like the virus… Continue Reading

THE INTER-CONNECTEDNESS OF ALL LIFE

THE INTER-CONNECTEDNESS OF ALL LIFE

This week’s discussion will briefly focus on the life-forms of humans, animals, and plants all of which occupy the same space, share air to breathe, and consume nourishment to sustain life. Our fascinating ecosystems have evolved to become inter-connected and so the fragments ultimately contribute to the whole. Nature has its own “circular system” for… Continue Reading

ALL ABOUT GLAMOUR

ALL ABOUT GLAMOUR

An amazing turn-about has aroused greater changes not seen of late. In an expanding world, nothing as in the past is considered freakish. Perfection is a thing of the past and “outlandish” is almost the new norm. In fact, anything too contrived and regular can be considered “passe”. A greater number of beautiful models across… Continue Reading

THE POWER OF RESILIENCE

THE POWER OF RESILIENCE

Resilience is the process to adapt in the face of diversity, tragedy, trauma or financial, health and other problems. These are all part and parcel of our daily lives, enhanced by conscious decisions to overcome negative emotions. Life experiences are the great teacher as we are not born with this essential capability. It is interesting… Continue Reading

THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE

THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE

Two words that contradict each but other yet both having an enormous influence on our lives. Confucius said that “silence is a true friend that never betrays”. His thoughts were no doubt based on the danger of words which can lead to anger, hatred and bitterness if misconstrued. The sudden breaking of silence can stimulate… Continue Reading

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