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I was about 16 years old when I first discovered the joy of being massaged. I was going through a breakup and my good parents thought a massage might just be the thing to help…

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If your family likes to eat out on Sundays or at Christmas time, you will know all about buffets. First on offer are the starters: soups, cold meats, salads and lighter fish dishes. Then follow…

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People read for various reasons. They read to educate themselves, as entertainment, as an escape, for relaxation or to improve their language skills . . . Nor is it unusual for people to read to…

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  Have you ever noticed how at certain times in your life you come across exactly the right song, book or quote that supports you? Rachel Platton could have belonged to a different era and…

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In 2004, the worst tsunami in recorded history hit the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, killing around 230 000 people. It was estimated that it would take 10 to 15 years to rebuild what was lost or…

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At the beginning of this year I decided to move into a lovely semi-detached Victorian house along with four housemates, each with very different personalities. This was quite a change for me as I had…

Solitude

At the beginning of this year, I took a road trip through certain parts of the country. For twelve days I travelled through the Little Karoo to Oudsthoorn and De Rust, and then explored the…

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Have you ever had one of those weeks when you seemed to have spoken to many people – Skype conference calls, WhatsApp messages, emails; Facebook posts – but when you thought about it, you really…

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One Sunday morning in a rather deserted part of Paarden Island, I found myself in a warehouse space called ColourBox Studios preparing for a four-hour Spirit Dance event. Looking around I recalled Ren McCormack from…

Hypnotherapy

When we hear the term “hypnotherapy”, most of us immediately think of people on a stage squawking like chickens or some such absurd behaviour, while an audience roars with laughter. But if you have followed…