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Stress & fear can hinder your life

Stress & fear can hinder your life

Stress and fear are a formidable combination that can rob you of living life to the full. A French writer from the 1600s, Francois de La Rochefoucauld said that we promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.

I think that there is an element of truth to that statement. How often do we dream of starting that new business or pursuing a dream that we’ve carried, only to fall short of actually going for it? Our fears limit us in so many ways.

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?

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