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How to create a blog on WordPress

I am one of those people who are all for sharing ideas and skills, and learning from others, because I believe that it is the only and the best way to keep ourselves from becoming stagnant. Nobody wan…
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7 Tips on beating Writer’s Block

So, you love writing and you often find yourself coming up with a topic that you think will blow people’s minds, but when you get yourself to sit down in front of the computer it feels as if all the…
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We should all be happy

Where we stand with this whole happiness issue…. The quest for happiness is one of those human cliches, like the search for love or fame. If you Google “quotes on happiness” there ar…
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Why you should take up Sewing

Last Christmas I got one of the best presents ever from my mom and boyfriend, something that I have wanted for a very, very long time;a sewing machine. I grew up with my mother being able to sew us an…
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The Best Gluten Free Scones Ever

Eating Gluten Free I have been leading a gluten-free  life for about 10 years now, and it has not always been as easy to just pop in at your local grocer and buy some GF products. A few years ago it …
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The tooth that got away

When I was small I was told that the tooth fairy and sometimes our Zulu tooth mouse (my mother’s creation), who lived in the basement, would come and fetch my fallen teeth during the night in ex…
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On words & preserving culture in SA

According to the dictionary, culture is a way of life of a group of people–the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passe…
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A letter to my mom for Mother’s Day

Seeing that it is Mother’s Day on Sunday I feel compelled to write something about my mother. Mom, this is for you 🙂 It is strange how life works and how the way you see and think about things ch…
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Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes

Have you ever wondered if men and woman actually have different brains? From the moment that we can talk and understand language we are taught that men and woman do specific things, and most parents t…
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Love at the First Bite

As a part of my job I need to keep myself on top of the new trends in marketing and this can sometimes be tiring, but also provides me with so much joy when I stumble upon a real gem. Yesterday on my …
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Changing Direction

I don’t know about you, but when I was younger I thought I knew what I wanted from life and was planning to do everything in my capacity to ensure that I reached my goals. I had an undying love …
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Dealing with Conflict

Life can be great and full of smiles, but unfortunately there are also times when you are faced with moments of conflict, whether it be between you and your best friend, between family members (these …
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The Room full of Strangers

I find writing the first blog post to be very similar to walking into a room full of strangers at a party. One usually hopes to find some likeness with at least one person in the crowd (nobody likes b…
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