Review: My facial at Skin Renewal Aesthetic Clinic

Review: My facial at Skin Renewal Aesthetic Clinic

Durban, Lifestyle
Review: My facial at Skin Renewal Aesthetic Clinic A while ago I was invited to enjoy a complimentary facial at the newly-opened Skin Renewal Aesthetic Clinic in Morningside. After a severe bout of flu, I felt my skin needed a bit of pampering and rehydration, so gladly accepted. Skin Renewal is part of the Renewal Institute, which claims to take an integrated approach to health and aesthetics. It consists of Skin, Body, Health, Brain and Sleep Renewal – each offering specialist treatments in those areas. The institute is one of the largest medical anti-aging companies in South Africa and boasts 16 branches nationwide. (more…)
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Blonde: Not so dumb after all

Blonde: Not so dumb after all

Lifestyle, My Journey
Blonde: Not so dumb after all The gene pool can often be a murky morass from which we may inherit some pretty horrid traits. Well, that’s how I saw my white hair for most of my life. The first strand appeared on my head when I was a mere 10 years old! Every time I saw it I’d pluck the offending hair, inspect it carefully and bin it quickly. Not a hint of colour there. Many factors cause hair to go grey prematurely – stress, anaemia, a lack of vitamin B12, genetics. In my case it is the latter. (more…)
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Come on, play your part this Earth Hour

Come on, play your part this Earth Hour

Durban, Lifestyle
Come on, play your part this Earth Hour Here is a call to action worth considering. Earth Hour is a global call to protect the planet and to stand up against climate change. Having started in Australia in 2007, the event has since grown in leaps and bounds. South Africans began observing the hour from 2009, ahead of climate change talks in Copenhagen. (more…)
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An exercise in introspection

An exercise in introspection

Lifestyle, My Journey
An exercise in introspection Hello everyone. I’ve been caught in the hamster wheel of life – school runs, extra mural activities with the kids and coursework recently – with very little time for myself. Today, I’m stepping back and breathing. Today, I’m indulging in a bit of introspection. (more…)
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Tuesday thoughts: rebuilding shelf by shelf

Tuesday thoughts: rebuilding shelf by shelf

Lifestyle
Tuesday thoughts: rebuilding shelf by shelf The last two months have been a roller coaster of emotions and change in my life - some good and some bad. The death of my mum, a massive career changing decision, allowing our young children to travel overseas without us and general end-of-year burnout seemed more than I could handle at times. I was a ball of nerves and emotions. (more…)
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Things to do in Durban this holiday

Things to do in Durban this holiday

Durban, Lifestyle
Things to do in Durban this holiday Our kids are off on a three-week adventure overseas, while we stay home in Durban. Now is the perfect opportunity to explore our city like we’ve never done before. This time it’s all about things to do in Durban without our kids – a novel idea indeed! (more…)
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Avoid the debt trap this holiday season

Avoid the debt trap this holiday season

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Avoid the debt trap this holiday season The summer holidays are all about fun, sun and a great deal of excess. Food, drink, gifts and entertainment – we tend to spend a lot more than we usually plan to. And we often do so without thinking about it. Come the middle of January many of us land hard on the hard rock of reality – where bank balances are low and we wait impatiently for our next pay cheque. (more…)
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Smart transport innovations on show on Durban’s North Beach

Smart transport innovations on show on Durban’s North Beach

Durban, Lifestyle
Smart transport is the new buzzword at UKZN’s Mechanical Engineering Department. And tomorrow (November 17) students and academics will show off two of their latest innovations in smart transport technology along the North Beach promenade from 5-7am. Early start? Yes. But it is definitely worth the visit. These two innovations may just be the answer to steering eThekwini towards environmentally friendly transport. The demo tomorrow aims to promote the use of the vehicles as alternative modes of transport for the “city of the future”. (more…)
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Sunday coffee thoughts

Lifestyle
[caption id="attachment_1539" align="aligncenter" width="458"] I often wonder about what it really means to be a woman. There are so many expectations and restrictions set upon us by society, culture and religion. But, to my mind, it is the restrictions we set among ourselves that are the most damaging. My wish today is for you to dig deep, find your untamed essence and allow it to embrace other women unconditionally[/caption]
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Pokémon Go – the good and the bad

Pokémon Go – the good and the bad

Lifestyle
My blood ran cold as I watched, almost in slow motion, as my son ran around a mall parking lot trying to catch a Bulbasaur – unaware of the car behind him. We’ve grown accustomed to emergency room visits with him, but this in my mind’s eye was going to be far worse. Luckily for us, the driver of said car was far more alert than my son and she slammed on her brakes before that dreadful thump that I was already anticipating actually happened. This Pokémon Go craze has latched on to my kids like ticks to a dog. (more…)
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