It’s beginning to look a lot like cocktails

Let’s face it – this time of year is CRAZY! We’re trying to get our kids through the last few days of school, get ourselves through the last few weeks of work, plan for the Holiday Season, navigate an insane amount of work and social functions – all while feeling pretty tired and ready for […]

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Doing Diddly Squat?

If there’s one thing I have learnt in 2018, it’s this – the very best time to start something is … NOW! Not tomorrow. Not on Monday. And DEFINITELY NOT IN THE NEW YEAR! The reality is this – if we are feeling out-of-sorts with ANY area of our life, it means that we need […]

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KEEP CALM – Just 57 days to Christmas!

Not that I am counting, but it is officially 57 days until Christmas and 62 days until the end of the year. And while it’s crazy to think that we are so close to bidding farewell to 2018 (and even more crazy to think about the kids’ exams, year-end functions, deadlines and other tasks we need to […]

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Helping Others in our Communities

A few things I have never mentioned (although they are VERY close to my heart!) I’ve never been one to blow my own trumpet and would FAR rather talk about someone else’s amazing successes than my own – a habit that seems to spill over into my work life! I recently realised that I don’t often share […]

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Here’s to Strong Women!

Do you ever look back at some of the spectacular women in South African history and wonder if you would have shown the same strength, courage and power if you had been in their shoes? I do. Take 9 August 1956 for example, when more than TWENTY THOUSAND South African women of all races marched to […]

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This could be the most important choice you make in 2018…

Have you ever tried to come up with TEN things you totally love about yourself? Go ahead… give it a try. I’ll wait….. ….. ….. ….. Not so easy, right? This is something that one of our amazing campers, Lebogang Modisa, discovered first-hand when she joined Adventure Boot Camp. Not only did she learn how strong, […]

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The only #LifeHack you’ll need this year!

I read something the other day that actually made me gasp out loud (and no, it wasn’t the number on the scale – rude!) It was this: “WE ARE AMAZING AT FOOLING OURSELVES INTO STAYING EXACTLY WHERE WE ARE!” Mel Robbins, the author, went on to say, “Stop saying you will do it tomorrow. If you […]

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Hibernation mode – activated!

I have to admit that I am deeply conflicted. I have spent the weekend contemplating deep and meaningful things (like did you know that if Oprah Winfrey married Deepak Chopra, her married name would be Oprah Chopra? Mind-blowing!) But on a semi-serious note, I have been pondering about divorce rates and if they increase or decrease during winter. The […]

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Whatever makes your soul sing – do more of that!

I do some of my best research while standing in queues or sitting at restaurants. (Some might call it “eavesdropping”, but I prefer my version!) Take the other day, for example, when two people standing behind me in the queue began chatting about how depressed they feel during the winter months. “It feels as if all […]

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I think my soulmate might be carbs…

The cold weather has officially HIT, which has sent a signal to my brain that I must eat carbs. Any carbs. All of the carbs. All. Of. The. Time. In fact, I had my head buried deep in my pantry, desperately looking for something to satisfy my cravings, when I realised that there must be a […]

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