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Travel light

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Travel light

    I WAS charged the equivalent of R12,000 for excess bag­gage 12 years ago – despite the fact that I was forced to leave some items which were not ex­tremely necessary. I told myself it would never happen again. The thing with being a first-time traveler, you are excited to bring as much stuff […]

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‘Allow life to happen to you’

    THERE are some things you can’t control – heavy traffic, ill-mannered people, bullies, a terrible boss, skyrocketing prices of commodities, natural disas­ters, and delays of different kinds. You can not avoid them completely – but you can control how you react to them. When faced with similar and other challenging situations, take a […]

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Expose children to different reading materials

    I LOVE reading not because someone in the family told me to read, but because I found reading materials everywhere. My maternal grandfather, my Lolo Miguel, a former war vet­eran, read only one newspa­per everyday when he was still alive. Guess what! Tempo. He would give us every single copy of Tempo and […]

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Let children play

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Let children play

    THERE is time for stud­ies; there is time for leisurely activities – a re­minder this National Chil­dren’s Month. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Article 31) clearly states, “The child has a right to leisure, play, and participation in cultural and artistic activi­ties”. If you want children to live […]

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Can gambling addiction be avoided?

  NOT everything that brings fun and excitement is good for a person. Perhaps the pleasant feel­ing is momentary, and once he gets hooked, the damage can last a life­time. Gambling is one example. It be­comes a problem when it affects a person’s ability to fulfill his obliga­tions, when it leads to lying, stealing and […]

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Engage in positive self-talk

BE careful with the thoughts that run through your head.

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