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by Mandi Hart
 

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Teen’s dream comes true with a book deal

Teen’s dream comes true with a book deal

Emily is gutsy, tender, and super creative. During Covid-19 lockdown, and in her Matric year at Rhenish Girls High School, Emily set about securing a publishing contract for her debut novel, Exposed. Done all on her own, she relentlessly submitted proposals all over the world. Within a couple of weeks, she heard back from Europa Books and set about finalizing the contract and manuscript details.

And so, during an unprecedented season of our lifetime, she fulfilled one of her childhood dreams and goals: To be a published author before she turned 18.

Bullying and what to do about it

Bullying and what to do about it

A healthy mind doesn’t speak ill of others. Children and adults should live free from bullying and it’s time we all took a stand against it. As Ralph Maccio said, “Bullying happens at all ages and at all levels.”

Bullying hurts everyone.

4 ways to grow curiosity in your life

4 ways to grow curiosity in your life

Curiosity is the compass that leads to our passions. It is one of the greatest secrets to happiness, so live life with curiosity.

“Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English).” This is what Lewis Carroll wrote in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Curiosity is hope waiting to be discovered

What is fear?

What is fear?

What is fear? Have you thought about it? Google it and you will find countless quotes, and explanations.

Did you know that every person will experience fear in some form during their lifetime, ranging from fear of rejection, fear of pursuing a dream, or even the thought that you cannot be free from its grip?
But did you know that the skills you learn in parenting can help you in the marketplace? And, if you strengthen your parenting ability, it will help you become more confident and productive at work?

6 parenting skills that can make you more productive at work

6 parenting skills that can make you more productive at work

Often parents come to me for support when things go pear-shaped in the home. If you mention parenting and work in the same sentence, then rolling of eyeballs and big sighs often take place.

But did you know that the skills you learn in parenting can help you in the marketplace? And, if you strengthen your parenting ability, it will help you become more confident and productive at work?

How to return to activity post Covid-19

How to return to activity post Covid-19

In life, take small steps to get moving in the right direction. The thing is to not stop, no matter how slow it may feel.

Our lives are shaped by a pandemic in more ways than we could ever have imagined. So, what does recovery and return to activity look like post-Covid? Seriously, what does that even look like? My husband, Neil, and I had Covid over December 2020 and into the new year, and now Neil has it for the second time! This virus is unpredictable, and it got me thinking…what does a healthy return to activity look like?

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