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Christmas Shopping

With just 11 days until Christmas, I thought I would share some tips on how to do that (sometimes) dreaded Christmas Shopping. I love Christmas, it is a beautiful time of the year where everyone is generally a little nicer, kinder and reflective...however, shopping for those Christmas "Prezzies" can be quite a task! Firstly, set a Spending Limit. No one is going to think any less of you for...

What I have learnt in 30 days

On the 30th November 2012 I completed my 30 day challenge. From the 1st November 2012, I decided to start 30 days of eating healthily, exercising and having still moments. By day 5, my weight loss was 0.5kg and it was already proving hard to fit in the "me time" and "still time". The healthy eating was going ok and the sweet-tooth deadline (no unhealthy foods after “such and such a time”) was...

Get your Family out of Debt

It’s easy & difficult to get into debt. Financial services companies suggest you borrow only enough than you can reasonably expect to repay. But sometimes unexpected expenses can make it more difficult to climb out of debt to get you back on track. Some people stay in debt because they’re not sure what to do. As a result, many people have been carrying around thousands of rands of credit...

Day Five: 30 Day Challenge

It is day five of the 30 Day Challenge - How is your 30 day Challenge going? My Weight loss: 0.5kg (It sounds better in Pounds) Here are some Tips to help you on your way: You need to do exercise at a time you can maintain. Waking up really early when you are not an early morning person or when your morning routine takes over does not work. Planning exercise after work when you know you...

One Ingredient Ice-Cream

One ingredient ice-cream? Tell me how, tell me now! When I came across this I knew I had to share it. This ice-cream is egg-free, soya-free, wheat-free, vegan and raw...well, it's actually bananas! Making one-ingredient ice-cream is as simple as this: Cut up bananas. Freeze them for 1-2 hours. Whirl them in a food processor. Eat quickly or refreeze and blend again. You don't really need a recipe...

30 Day Challenge

As a mom, I know how little "me-time" we really have but I also understand the importance of being healthy and exercising. Recently I published two articles: Easy Exercises for Moms and Dads Making Exercise part of your Daily life Have you read them, have you applied the tips and ideas into your day to day lives? If your answer is something like mine "Sort-of mumble mumble", don't feel bad but...

Life is not meant to be appreciated only in Retrospect

"You and I are ultimately in charge of our own happiness. My wife, Harriet, and I love riding our bicycles. It is wonderful to get out and enjoy the beauties of nature. We have certain routes we like to bike, but we don’t pay too much attention to how far we go or how fast we travel in comparison with other riders. However, occasionally I think we should be a bit more competitive. I even think...

Being Productive vs. Being Busy

We are working very hard. We are working long hours on our business. Parents don’t have enough time to play with kids because they are busy. We don’t have time to nurture important relationships because we are busy. We don’t have the quality of life we would like because we are exhausted from being busy, busy, BUSY! If you are busy, you may think that you are being productive and...

MMR Vaccine

MMR stands for Measles, Mumps & Rubella (sometimes referred to as German Measles). Vaccines against Measles, Mumps and Rubella are often given together at 15 months (instead of the Measles vaccine alone) and is administered again at 5 years of age. MMR & Autism The MMR vaccine has received a lot of bad press as it is rumoured to be linked to autism. No sound evidence has been found to...

Home Made Himalayan Bath Crystals

A great gift for that special occassion or just to say "I am thinking of you", these bath crystals are the perfect thing to add to your bath while you relax and let the stress of the day disappear... What you will need: An empty glass bottle/container/jar - recycle, recycle, recycle! Himalayan Crystal Salt Essential Oils - Whatever you prefer. Suggestions: Lavendar, Sweet Orange. Rosemary, etc....