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Keeping your food safe and yourself healthy

No matter what time of the year, it is crucial that we keep our foods safe from food borne bacteria.  Whether we are preparing a meal, or sitting down to a meal, it is always important to make sure that we (and the food that we are handling) are clean.  Here are a few tips […]

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Valentine’s Day – where does it come from and why do we celebrate it?

Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated worldwide, every year on February the 14th.  Originating as a Western Christian feast day, where one or two early saints (Valentinus), were honoured, it is recognized today as a significant cultural, religious, as well as a commercial celebration of […]

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Different ways to make sure your immune system stays strong

Your immune system is your body’s defence mechanism that protects you from diseases.  In order for the immune system to function optimally, it must detect a wide variety of pathogens, for example viruses, parasitic worms and bacteria.  This must be distinguished from the body’s own healthy tissue. When the body’s immune system is down, one […]

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“If music is the food of love, play on…” and in this case, teach on!

Music has been around for hundreds of years; stirring our deepest emotions.  In every culture, every country, mothers sing or hum a lullaby to their baby.  An English mother might sing “Twinkle, Twinkle” or “Hush, Little Baby,” while a Zulu mother sings “Thula Baba.”  No matter the culture or language; studies have shown that remarkably […]

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Are your beauty products actually speeding up the ageing process?

Have you ever found yourself standing in front of rows and rows of cleansers, toners, moisturizers, body creams, and so forth, not having a clue which brand is best, or which products will work best on your skin?  We are so bombarded today by advertisers and media by “new technologies” and “miracle ingredients,” that it […]

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Ageing – part of life and not the end of the world

Age is but a number – or so the saying goes.  Getting older is not something that anyone can stop.  Even with the latest skincare products and other treatments today, all of us are going to get older at some point in time. I do believe that what we say to ourselves and others regarding […]

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New Year, New Beginnings

Hallo to all my readers and followers! It has been a while since I wrote. Alas, I ended 2019 going back to the days before computers…we had more than the usual rain, which caused damage to my telephone- and internet lines! To top it off, it was December, and not sure why, but it just […]

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Being and staying an optimist – is it possible?

In today’s world many things look upside down and to be and/or stay optimistic, can be a challenge.  Changes come quickly and it can make us feel as if Mother Earth is spinning too fast.  If there is one thing that is a certainty, it is change.  Change is inevitable; nothing in life is permanent; […]

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Ageing – part of life and not the end of the world

Age is but a number – or so the saying goes.  Getting older is not something that anyone can stop.  Even with the latest skincare products and other treatments today, all of us are going to get older at some point in time. I do believe that what we say to ourselves and others regarding […]

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Lip-talk

Our lips are used for talking, smiling, kissing, singing, laughing and so much more. Like our hands, nose and ears, they are exposed to the elements; therefore they need some TLC all year round. Whether it is just a dry, sunny day; or a cold, winter morning, our lips can become quite dry when exposed […]

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