Although time is in short supply in our multitasking, digital lives, it’s all about being 100% present in the time that you do spend with your kids.
How can you tell if you’re taking your discipline techniques too far or not far enough? We've got some suggestions to help you ensure you parent positively
Social plans are just the thing to haul yourself out from under the covers! NOW is the time to think outside the box and make this winter the best one ever.
There’s no clever advice on how to avoid the charms of comfort food, but we’d like to pass on a few helpful tips to help you manage your weight during winter.
The 21st century dad is no longer satisfied with a supporting role in his kids’ lives, he’s stepping up and is proud to share the load with his baby mama.
Eagerly awaited by children but often dreaded by parents… yup, the winter school holidays are upon us! We share some ideas for fun things to do at home.
What to do when your mood is falling as fast as the thermometer? We have a few scientifically proven tricks to pull you through winter.
There are certainly ways to boost your child’s immune system which will result in a healthier child and fewer days off work for you.
As humans we crave, and desperately need physical touch. Studies show that touch has a profound effect on our health.
Going vegan or vegetarian may not be a new concept, but it is certainly gaining momentum. So, what is all the fuss about? Well, a quiet revolution has been
Childhood is typically viewed as a carefree, happy time. However, recent studies show that depression can affect even very young children.
Ayurveda literally means “knowledge of life” and is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on the balance between the mind, body, and spirit.
Going off the grid isn’t an option for most of us, but we can be more intentional with technology by using it for our benefit rather than being trapped by it.
There’s a Hashtag currently trending on Instagram which is taking South Africa by storm.
In celebration of Youth Day, celebrity Jo Lurie, challenged other celebrities to get real and show their unfiltered side. Why? Well, Jo wanted to stop the dream selling and promote truth telling. She called up several celebrities to ask them to post more “real” posts on social media, showing fans that their lives are not as glamorous as it may appear. And, the reaction was phenomenal!
Tumi Morake, Gail Mabalani, Celeste Ntuli, Roxy Burger (to name but a few), all came to the party! In fact, Roxy Burger shared her five months postpartum body, acknowledging that her belly is still flabby and that her boobs (her own words) are riddled with stretch marks! She admits that balancing work and motherhood is tough. Why would she share this brutally honest reflection of her life on social media?
Truth is, life isn’t perfect; not for anyone. Everyone faces daily struggles – it doesn’t matter who you are or what your social standing is. And, it doesn’t make you weak to let people see this, it makes you incredibly brave.
Research shows that there’s been a marked increase in depression and suicide linked to people’s feelings of inadequacy due to Instagram. Depression and anxiety are on the rise and social media has a hand in it. Young people feel increased pressure to live up to a snapshot of a fabulous life, or body, they think they should have.
Isn’t it time to be more real and show more than the perfect side of our lives? Sure, we are all pushed to live beyond the bread and butter ideas. But, hopes and dreams are often put on hold, and that’s totally okay, because life happens. REAL life happens.
So, open yourself up and don’t miss the opportunity to find what’s right in front of you. Start to love and accept yourself unconditionally, yes, warts and all, right now! Commit to living wholeheartedly – give this moment your all. Every day is a second chance, so remind yourself every night that it was a good day and that it is done. Soak up and savour the simple pleasures in life – your morning coffee or the sun on your back. Accept the things that you cannot change and spend your energy on the things that you can.
Remember, Instagram is a snapshot, a magazine cover. And yes, some things are personal and shared only with friends and family – but let’s be a bit more real and show more than the perfect side of our lives.
Authenticity is more important than conformity. Commit to living, working, eating, sleeping and loving, in ways that feel right to YOU. Nourish your body with whole foods, water, exercise and sufficient sleep, and nurture relationships that bring joy to your life. Isn’t this what REAL life is about?
#GramSham highlights the importance of being real. What started out as a Youth Day Initiative is clearly a much bigger conversation and needs to carry on.
Have the courage to be fearlessly authentic.
“Be your true self, everyone else is taken” – Oscar Wilde
Source: www.ghanamamma.com, okmzanzi.co.za, www.womanshealthsa.co.za, www.heraldlive.co.za, www.breadsticksandblush.com, www.wishesgreetings.com, www.goodreads.com, www.bustle.com, nancydepcik.com, www.travelground.com, www.oprah.com, www.shiftcomm.com, shantigeneration.com, www.huffingtonpost.com, pittsburgh.citymomsblog.com, yogadigest.com, awakenthegreatnesswithin.com
DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are experiencing symptoms or need health advice, please consult a healthcare professional.