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Sandy Harvey

Sandy Harvey has a lifelong passion for writing and found this highly satisfactory years ago when encouraged by her colleagues to create articles for the College magazine and preparing presentations related to animal anti-cruelty and environmental protection.

In later years she was excited at the prospect of taking journalism to a higher level and is inspired by researching and digesting topics across the board.

Her years of lecturing in the beauty industry have been of great advantage in sharing her knowledge when writing for the cosmetic industry, proudly for the Matsimela brand.

She has discovered that perfecting the art of writing is fascinating as there is unlimited knowledge out there to be explored, one never stagnates and the satisfaction of sharing this with others is a joy in itself.

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Habits

Habits

Human beings are creatures of habit and we get a great deal of comfort from routine, so why then should we attempt to change it.
This will be discussed later in the article.
Habits may also be termed rituals and patterns of behaviour that allow one to carry out everyday activities or routines without thinking why.
The reason for returning to old habits so often is due to neural pathways established which are not deleted.

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The Vaue in Giving

The Vaue in Giving

Unconditional giving requires no sense of self benefit, not only at celebratory times but when ever the need arises.

Giving should be part and parcel of the human spirit, not rewarding oneself or seeing this as some grand sacrifice, but rather a noble deed.

In fact, a man’s true wealth is the good he does in this life and that no one has ever become poor by giving.

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Post Christmas Blues

Post Christmas Blues

The week after Christmas can leave one in limbo, an awkward in-between kind of time. After all, did one not plan for the season weeks in advance for the ambience of joy and togetherness and it all comes to an abrupt halt.  No wonder many vow and swear never to get caught up with the madness again, but fortunately there are 11 months ahead to “get over it”!

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Considering New Year resolutions

Considering New Year resolutions

New year resolutions have been in existence for over 4000 years and so too has been the act of breaking them by the onset of Easter mainly due to lack of perseverance, willpower and motivation.
If resolutions are intended to increase our personal desires and pursuit of pleasure these can be associated with hedonism.
Considering what lies ahead, some think that happiness is unattainable, elusive but in fact is not random, rather attributed to deliberate choices and activities.

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Worldwide Celebratory Treats

Worldwide Celebratory Treats

Invariably one’s own culture dictates the types of dishes to be served over the festive season, but this article will feature typical fare from other countries and readers are asked to please forgive the writer for errors that arise, not totally au fait with many cultural traditions.

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Some Truths About Christmas

Some Truths About Christmas

In terms of public spending, black Friday and the month of December rival each other, both being huge money spinners.

Christmas surely does play a role in the economies of many nations and is an ingrained part of modern culture.

Around 2 billion people celebrate this holiday, many with no Christian background at all.

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Naturopathy

Naturopathy

Naturopathy employs an array of practises branded as natural, non-invasive and self healing with an aim to release and stimulate the vital life force and involves physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, genetic and environmental interaction.

 Naturopathy practitioners are of the opinion that disease does not occur in a “whole body” and that an individual’s body has the inherent ability to establish and maintain health and that symptoms are bodily expressions to heal, not a cause of a disease.

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The Changing Face of Women

The Changing Face of Women

This week’s article commences with a  Victorian poem and readers can be forgiven for not identifying  with the poor maidens rejection, for these “ gentile “ times thank goodness have long passed;

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What I Really Meant Was …

What I Really Meant Was …

Language is a fascinating subject and so intense that one can only touch on some aspects in one article. Communication can be verbal, written, auditory via radio and television and by methods of illustration in the form of advertisements and posters, even mannerisms and physical gestures. Meaning of words and phrases are alone so complex and misinterpreted due to cultural differences, disabilities like poor hearing, stuttering or lack of education.

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Makeup ` The Risks Involved

Makeup ` The Risks Involved

This week’s article moves away from bugs but we are not yet done with other “nasties” albeit that they are essential in the bigger picture, namely the ecology.
Our tale begins with a typical woman who aims to look glamorous and has all the tools of the trade at her disposal, namely a great range of makeup.

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The MatsiMela Home Spa range of products is constantly growing and developing with ethos of caring for yourself and the environment. MatsiMela Home Spa is premier body care range that was developed by Wayne and Olivia Nel in 2005.

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