Category Archives: Sleep

Great Sleep as you age

[caption id="attachment_573" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="These guys have the right idea"][/caption] My mother taught me everything I know, as regular readers would know that she’s the catalyst of my mostly good sleeping habits, she is also my very own personal cupid and best friend. She and I always talk about health and often those discussions always…
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Putting Your Teens to Sleep

[caption id="attachment_544" align="aligncenter" width="285" caption="Awwww... Start them young I say."][/caption] As a mother of two teens I am always on the look out for tips and advice on how to raise well-adjusted, sensitive (to the world and able to empathise) and happy human beings. When I was pregnant with my first son my Zulu mother…
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Natural, from head to toe

[caption id="attachment_540" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Claire Mawisa has one of the most famous natural tresses"][/caption] When I began making my transition to natural – about 10 years ago – one of the first things I was keen to change was my hair. I chopped it to the root and began what I thought would surely lead…
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21 Thing to do before I turn 22: An Update

At the beginning of the year I made a list of 21 goals I hope to achieve and fulfil before I turn 22 and it is my pleasure to announce that I have managed to set up an opportunity, which I hope will lead to me fulfilling one such a goal. I’m so excited! (more…)
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Jetsetting on a Budget

Hello Jetsetters! This week I'm writing to the young Jetsetters out there and those of you who are just starting out in exploring your love of travel. Yesterday I met up with a University friend and we got to talking. She reminded me of the lunch hours I spent at the library researching – thank…
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It’s Leap Day, Dear

My mother is as traditional as women get. She was a housewife; that was her job and her contribution to the family. She cleaned, changed diapers and signed all the cheques that left the house. My father drove when we went out, he opened the door for her and he closed it after her. That…
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How-to: Keep Bedding Clean 2

I am one of those people whose lives were transformed when I saw Martha (Stewart) do that segment on Oprah on how to fold a fitted sheet. For that minute I had answers to most of the questions I’ve ever had about life and why we are here. Yes, when it comes to Martha I…
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Meat-Free Monday Recipe

[caption id="attachment_500" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Mouth-watering: samp, coleslaw, chakalaka and spinach"][/caption] Today as it the last meat-free Monday of Black History month I thought I’d mix things up and bring you the recipe I mentioned at the beginning of Black History month. Sometime last week when my kids convinced me to make a soul food dinner…
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Hello, Autumn. You look like your usual gorgeous self.

[caption id="attachment_452" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The Cape looking lovely dressed in autumn"][/caption] Autumn is almost here in the Southern Hemisphere and I’m so excited! Don’t get me wrong, I love summer and all the lovely weather and clothes and parties and and and… But autumn is my girl, you feel the change in the air you…
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Stages of my life and bad sleep

In a Better Sleep Council guide (sent to me by you-know-who) that was based on a study conducted to gauge the relationship between sleep (and lack thereof) and how productive people are at work I found something that gave me an ‘aha’ moment. These are some of the things I have been guilty of, especially…
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