• Gift-Giving with a Difference

    For many people, whether they care to admit it or not, Christmas is about presents. Far-sighted folks will start stockpiling gifts from summer sales, whilst the ‘last minute dot coms’ will be harrying around (last minute) to find the right offering. Presents are a good thing, satisfying to give and nice to receive. Yet as Continue reading »

  • On Time

    Animals by instinct do the same thing each day at the same time of day without the need of a clock. I remember a cat that used to come by our house every evening at 7pm – I don’t ever remember seeing her wearing a Cartier or a Rolex! So why is it that human Continue reading »

  • ‘You’ll never guess what I just heard!’

    Sometimes we just cant wait to pass on the latest piece of information that we just heard. Or we have an urge to seek out the juiciest bit of news about who’s doing what with whom and when and where… But is it fact or fiction? And do we realise that in the process of Continue reading »

  • Ignite Your Light

    Diwali is a great time of celebration in the Hindu calendar, and this spectacular event will be celebrated on 3rd November throughout the world. In reality its true significance is something that touches all of our lives. It is often described as the ‘festival of lights’, and the idea of light as a symbol of Continue reading »

  • Choose to be Calm

    It’s always encouraging to know that we have a choice in everything we do, even if we might eventually choose the same thing that is already in place or on offer. Knowing that we have an option empowers us! The fact that we have a choice makes us feel that we are in charge of Continue reading »

  • Look Out for Love

    There are many expressions of giving and sharing love.  If we only zoom in on the ones we are expecting to receive, and in the forms we wish to receive them, we can miss out on all the other ways that love is flowing towards us. As a mother bird pokes at her chicks to Continue reading »

  • When the Honeymoon is Over…

    We are in seventh heaven during a honeymoon. It is a time of excitement, passion, when everything is new and intoxicating. It usually refers to a new marriage, but these days can equally apply to the start of a new relationship, a relocation to another city or country, or an exciting new job or business Continue reading »

  • Sleep Tight – Sleep Right

    In this fast paced, rat raced life, when we are struggling to complete our TO-DO list, it may seem that cutting back on sleep may be the only answer.  Yet we all know from experience that if we do not get adequate sleep we not only become grumpy and not nice to be around, but Continue reading »

  • Need or Greed?

    Take a look around your space right now.  How much of what you have and own is really what you need, or is it just a collection of stuff you have amassed over time as testimony to your buying power? If after your assessment you realise that half or more of what you have is not Continue reading »

  • Fasting

        For millions of people, fasting is an obligatory practice during the holy month of Ramadan.  Ramadan is an annual spiritual event that impressively embraces the entire Muslim family as one.  But it is not just Islam that advocates fasting as a tool to spiritual upliftment.   The vast majority of faith traditions: Christianity, Baha’i, Buddhism, Continue reading »