Brave to be free

Many of us are caught up by a multitude of fears we may have – fear of failure, fear of looking like an idiot, fear of being alone etc. We need to be brave and have the courage to act, despite our fears, by always having hope – hope for something better and hope for Read More

Health screening tests for women: what and when

If prevention is better than cure, why do we often procrastinate about going for health screening tests? “Knowing the results from just a few important screening tests can help in the early detection of diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cancer. This in turn can lead to preventive measures or more successful treatment, which could have Read More

Procrastination… derailing you from saving

Procrastination can derail you from achieving your financial goals. People who have a healthy relationship with money understand that saving has very little to do with the size of your bank account, it all depends on your relationship with money. Eunice Sibiya, Head of Consumer Education at FNB, says “Most people would like to save Read More

Be financially free

Money exists to enable our goals and dreams. For some people, money is a status symbol – in effect an assumption that driving expensive cars will somehow earn us respect.  However, the reality is that this is stealing from our futures, to pay for the opinions of strangers, who truly will not be there to Read More

A nutritional guide… your 20s to your 50s and beyond

From your carefree twenties through to the busiest decades of your life, here is a nutritional guide for a healthy body and mind at any age Here are some pointers from Candice Smith, Head of Vitality’s nutrition strategy, on the best ways for women to pack in nutrients for a healthy body and mind. In your Read More

Legal Talk: harassment at work ‘know your rights’

In light of the issues that have arisen with the #metoo campaign, Jean Ewang, Partner at Hogan Lovells South Africa, shares some practical advice on a woman’s rights in terms of harassment at work. With the advent of the #Metoo campaign a spotlight has been put on harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately, the issues highlighted Read More

Personal development plan for beginners

Do you want a personal development plan that can help you create positive lasting change in your life? A helping hand According to Patrik Edblad, the creator of, with all the self-help out there it is very easy to get overwhelmed and stuck before you even begin. “When I found personal development, I was Read More

SA women unable to retire comfortably

Enduring pay inequality between men and women is one of the reasons so many women in South Africa are not able to retire comfortably, says Emma Heap, Head of Retail at 10X Investments. Gender pay gaps, according to All4Women, between men and women have been commonplace for decades in most countries around the world including Read More

Is your office making you ill?

If you ever feel ill at work, but the symptoms disappear when you get home, you may be suffering from Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). SBS occurs when people experience acute health and discomfort levels for the duration of their time in a particular building. Dizziness, nausea, the irritation of your eyes, nose, skin, throat, coughing, Read More

Supplements for great hair, skin and nails

Sometimes we need a little help to look our best – here is what you can do in the supplement department. There is very little evidence that supplements have a direct effect on your hair, skin and nails – but many people swear by them. Here are the ones that carry the most weight. Vitamin Read More