Category Archives: Family

Dealing with tough times

Life is by no means an easy road. Curve balls are thrown at us left, right and center when we least expect them. However, this is the way our personalities and our outlook on life is shaped throughout the years. … Continue reading

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Relationships

Among people in my circles, this year has been filled with weddings, engagements and people finally meeting their ‘soul mate’, even when they have been married in the past. However, every relationship consists of two people working on it, contributing their share, … Continue reading

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Mind over matter or the power within

In the past few years I have faced many cross roads and stumbling blocks, including a bad health scare two years ago. They say “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. As true as that statement is, my approach has always been … Continue reading

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Living “happily ever after” – myth or reality?

As a child, I was always a big fan of fairy tales, especially the ending of most of them being “…and they lived happily ever after”. I have never given a second thought to the concept of “happily ever after”. … Continue reading

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The art of appreciating others

Appreciation of another is a concept discussed at length but too often forgotten in relationships. Appreciation is defined as the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone and the showing of gratitude to such someone. There are many … Continue reading

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Are you too proud to right the wrong?

Going through life, many occurrences teach us lessons. We make mistakes and hurt others with or without intending to. We do things we are not proud of. We upset people close to us. This is because we are human. Our … Continue reading

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The Galactic Adventures of Alex Mackenzie – the next bestseller?

I have read hundreds of books in my time, seen and critiqued their screen versions and even commenced writing one of my own.  However, recently I have come about reading a book written by someone very dear to my heart … Continue reading

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Crossroads – a familiar landscape

Many times in our lifetime we come to unexpected crossroads.  Choices present themselves to us out of the blue and we are forced to make life-changing decisions.  Each person deals with such decision-making process differently.  Some take their time to … Continue reading

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Can you play chess?

As a young child I loved playing chess and competing with others in the game, whilst moving up the ranks for a period of about 5 years.  The game was ever so consuming and each victory gave me a thrill. … Continue reading

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Patience is a virtue

We all know that patience is a virtue.  As per famous proverb: “all good things come to those who wait”. However, lately I have thought about this concept further in trying to understand what being patient actually entails. The normal … Continue reading

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