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WhyWeight - April 2007
Have you ever had to shop for an outfit for a special occasion? I have a few times in my life.... *Grin* ....sometimes I find the perfect outfit, that looks great on me, and makes me feel good.... sometimes I even find that special classic outfit that I can wear over and over again... and with different accessories and shoes, it looks even better each time I wear it.
WhyWeight - October 2006
Mads one of our WhyWeight subscribers was hosting a Goddessence workshop on Saturday, and I decided to sponsor Bev's attendance and asked her to write an article about her experience for the website. (I will let you know when we have published Bev's article ;o)
September 2006 - Spring is in the Air!
Some people have seen Michelangelo's statue of David, and some have just seen a photograph.... Like I have! (Have you?). Did you know that Michelangelo's statue of David stands 17 feet tall? (I never knew that! Guess I do now *Grin*). That's one awesome tall David Dude Statue!
WhyWeight - August 2006
Good Morning, I Love You!
While reading a chapter of a book recently, I was reminded of an experience I had just before my twentieth birthday...... significant and symbolic, because next month is my fortieth birthday. *Grin* ....... Read More
July 2006 - Recovery!
June started out really well for me, however I developed just a slight cough and snivel. Deciding that I had too much to do, and wanting to get some important tasks finished and projects completed, I decided to use a little 'mind over matter'. Initially this worked and I managed to get some things finished. Then my Body rebelled and I found myself caught in the grips of terrible flu, having to surrender and stay in bed. The physical weakness I felt leaving me unable to do anything except lie in bed and rest, however frustrating...... Read More
15th May 2006, Memories of Motherhood
On Sunday morning the 7th May, my daughter woke in a panic, exclaiming she had ‘forgotten’ Mother’s Day... and how could she do that, I was such a wonderful Mom! Since everyone else in the family was still sleeping peacefully, I quietly reassured her that Mother’s Day was only the following week, and she still had plenty of time to prepare, especially since she is such an amazing daughter ;o).
April 2006 - Autumn ...WhyWeight
A few weeks ago, a woman walking towards me on the beachfront wore a T-shirt with a big, bold slogan that read 'WIP' - at my age it's hard to be innocent, so the innuendo of the slogan made me *Grin* unabashedly in response. Until she approached a little closer, and I read the 'small print', which then changed the significance of the statement entirely as it read...... Read More
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- 21….with 19 years experience….!
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
- Fantasising ....For Fun! - Diary of a Fishwife
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- Holidays with kids!
Now, that is the best description of an oxymoron that I have ever come across in my life! The word “Holiday” should never be linked with the words “children, babies, toddlers” unless you are at a fully catered hotel or have a caregiver or child minder along on holiday with you!!! - Read More
- I am existing, not living!
Today is my daughter, Tyla’s third birthday and I should be so proud and happy. Instead I feel numb, shut down and totally devoid of emotion – not happy nor sad. Why? Well, I have just realised that for the past seven months I have not “lived”, but merely existed.....
- Goddess Gifts
When I received this invitation in my email inbox, I was highly intrigued …. “Goddess Events presents - "Seduction". Open your mind to the art of Seduction. Sexy, seductive and super entertainment. Come celebrate your femininity and sensuality in an exciting environment where everyone is encouraged to express her inner GODDESS. Read More
- Flight 170 no!
We were an excited bunch of 19 women, flying off to Namibia – a first visit to our neighbouring country for most of us. It was our team weekend away... a fun-filled 2 day, 2 night desert excursion…. Read More
- My Life Plot
After our mishap in November (the armed robbery), I thought I had been handling things quite well, and that I had taken back my power from those that tried to overpower us on that awful day – but little did I know that 3 months later, I would be feeling the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome!.... Read More
I was captain-ME, aboard the good ship “MY LIFE”, navigating the waters of “MY FUTURE” but most important, exploring the reefs of the relationship with “MY SELF!” I had to ask myself the following questions to begin my journey…. Read More
- The Deciding Factor
How do you DECIDE to live, not just HOPE to live it to the fullest? How do you live in the NOW and not just STAY in the present? With the ease of technology (cell phones, faxes, email and internet) we should have more time for ourselves, however we end up being over-worked, stressed-out and try and do more and more...... Read More
- Open your cage….
How often in life we get thrown a series of curve balls, that lumped together, seem to form a heavy web around us, and the more we struggle to cope with each ball, the tighter the web seems to hold onto us. These balls are often a result of things in your life that happen, or need sorting out, settling, dealing with or getting over.... Read More
- Tyla's Tale
After my son was born in 1998, and with me being ill with ME (Yuppie Flu and Candidiasis), I did not put much store in my family growing any bigger than just the three of us..... Read More
- “Two thousand and FIX! 200FIX
Should this be “The year of self-reflection”?
For “Goal setting and mapping”? Accomplishments and goals, do I have any? And if not, why not? What do I need to do to make 2006 my year of Two thousand and fix? What needs fixing, what’s not broke but needs oiling, readjusting or reaffirming? Read More
- “Statistically” Speaking
Saturday, 12 November 2005 was a special day for Carl and I – we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and spent a wonderful day and night at a lodge at Hartebeespoort Dam. However, on Sunday 13th, our lives were turned upside down...... [ Read More ]
- The Candida Curse!
I am what is known as an "antibiotic child" - a child who grew up in the late sixties and early seventies, that doctors prescribed antibiotics to for the slightest infection - both viral and bacterial. Read More
- It’s time to fly!
My family and I have just been on holiday – our longest (10 days) in over 10 years, and on my return turned on my computer and downloaded my emails. The first email I happened to read was sent by a friend of mine who has been through a particularly tough weight issue over the past couple of months..... Read More
- Lets Pretend
As I am writing this, I am lying outside in the garden watching Tyla (my 14-month old daughter) playing in a giant plastic clam shell, surrounded by beach toys (with no beach or beach sand in sight!) and I realise that it's just not as fun as the real thing for me, but it does not seem to make any difference to Tyla... Read More
- Like Mother, like daughter…
Most times when someone mentions relationships, our first thought is that of our relationships with the opposite sex. My first thought was my mom, Romy.
- Me, myelf and I!
Let me let you into a little secret - I have been having an affair! Yep, I'm married but this is not that type of affair - it does not involve another person - it's an affair with myself..... Read More
- My 1/2 day, 24/7 life!
Seven years ago before my son was given to us to brighten our days and awaken our nights, I worked in a full-day position. Leaving home by 7am and arriving sometimes way after 9pm (even the occasional midnight hour). With my hubby on film shoots or 6-day edits we never really considered what would happen to our time when the babies came! Read More
- Radical Change!
Good Hair Days.... and those Blonde Moments!
Isn't it amazing how having your hair done changes your attitude about life; Your looks and your confidence? No matter what you have done - cut and blow, styled cut or radical colour change - it certainly changes how your face looks!!....?? Read More
September 2005 - Spring Ideals
At the beginning of July, I updated the website, emailed the newsletter and set a goal to have all the articles I had chosen updated to the website by month-end. I decided to take a few days leave from work to have all the August articles and email newsletter completed before the first week in August, and even organised a weeks leave in August to complete my ‘To Do’ list for the website and have the September articles and email newsletter completed and ready to send by the 1st September. Read More
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July 2005 and the Winter Blue’s
If you are feeling blue from the shorter, colder days... you share this feeling with many others. In fact scientists now acknowledge that the ‘Winter Blues’ or SAD otherwise known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, is very real and affects about
10 million people per year. Whilst the effects are less severe in the Southern Hemisphere, and particularly South Africa, nevertheless people do suffer from feeling depressed, off balance, and struggle to be productive and positive in their normal working environment during the course of Winter.
WhyWeight.... Reach Out and Commitment!
I know it’s been three months since I last sent out a newsletter.... sometime in March I found myself struggling to write articles for the WhyWeight website and the various attempts I made to write the newsletter seemed innocuous at best. Writing articles and newsletters in the last four years has been a labour of love, something I really enjoy. I thrive on sharing my experiences, it gives me a thrill to share an insight or idea I have, and I love exploring the knowledge I have gained in my daily life on the website and through the newsletter. The feedback and emails I receive from you give me deeper insight and my enthusiasm and motivation expands.
WhyWeight.... Reach Out and How It All Began?
Some years ago, more than ten now.... I decided to resolve and heal the ‘love - hate’ relationship I had with my body. What started out as a whim or just a barely conceived idea, took me on the most incredible journey of my life. Through the depths of despair, pain and grief to the heights of love, purpose, passion, healing and growth!
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December 2004 - Where Is The Love?
After a tumultuous year filled with highs and lows that even the most radical roller coaster ride would struggle to compete.... some time in September of this year of 2004, I found some semblance of balance...
Without listing or boring you with toooo many of the details...
Where is the Love?
The last place anyone looks … Self Love ….???
I've heard of many love's - past love, parental love, sibling love, tough love - but the hardest love of all seems to be
We share our ability to laugh with our fellow primates.
It's reported that Chimpanzees even 'laugh' when tickled - this behaviour is said to go back to the very earliest of times. Our ancestors - primitive man bared his teeth as a sign of aggression or warning. If you get caught in peak hour traffic and you watch the people around you, it's evident that we have more in common with our primitive ancestors then we would like to believe...... Read More
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