October 2018

Women making strides in the South African insurance industry

Even though they remain in the minority in the boardroom and face significant challenges including recognition of their value in the workplace, representation and participation at C-Suite level, women are beginning to make significant strides in South Africa’s insurance industry The state of women in the trade Dr Sybil Seoka, chairperson of the board at Read More

Do you fall in line with SA’s sleep habits?

A new study shows that Capetonians get the most sleep, while Pretoria people are morning people. Global app Sleep Cycle A survey by the global app Sleep Cycle of more than 5,300 South Africans show that on average they spend seven hours in bed per day. South Africans typically wake up at 06:20, making us Read More

Financial focus: What do you NEED and WANT?

We all know that luxuries are a WANT… expensive electronics, overseas holidays, fancy cars… but what about all the other stuff? Do you really have a good handle on your needs and wants? Do you know what you could live without, and what is absolutely essential? Are there things in your life that you could Read More

Multitasking interferes with brain activity

Multitasking may be on the way out, since research shows that the brain works most efficiently when it can focus on a single task. Previous research shows that multitasking, which means performing several tasks at the same time, reduces productivity by as much as 40%. Now a group of researchers specialising in brain imaging has Read More

Patrick Holford’s guide to essential nutrients for women

Leading nutritional expert Patrick Holford unpacks key nutrients needed by women to support and improve overall health, moods and energy. Holford explains that there are certain nutrients women need more of at different times in their menstrual cycle and in the peri- and post-menopausal phases that can help relieve or counter the symptoms of hormone-related Read More

Procrastination… a practice ground for life mastery

There is not a person in this world who does not procrastinate. Leo Babauta, an author, vegan and minimalist says, you put off your work for the day, distract yourself, put off pursuing your dreams, put off putting your work out in the world for fear of being judged. But here’s the thing: he says Read More