We as young people can sometimes forget how blessed we are to live the lives that we have. Not only do we have easy access to the essential needs in life (food, running water, housing) but we also have easy access to the unnecessary goods (mobile phones, computers, clothes, cars)!
Ever thought that a cancer fighter, dementia preventer, and a skin rejuvenator would be sitting in your spice rack? This unassuming all-in-one miracle-worker is the golden spice Turmeric! Continue reading
Volunteering is something that everyone really should do at least once in their lifetime. Not only is it a humbling experience, but it can bring you back to realise that no matter how hard of a time you are going through, someone else is to or has it worse. It also may put you a bit out of your comfort zone, which is not a bad thing. This can help you grow as a person or it can make you realise everything you have.
“But I know how lucky I am!” Some of you are saying. Um, well it is still something you should do. I think you will be shocked at what you learn and realise. And even if you are a down-to-earth person who knows how fortunate they are, then maybe you do need to help other people?
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. ~David Thomas
You know that dream holiday to Tahiti you want; or even that pair of shoes you really wanted to treat yourself to, but just cannot afford it… You are not afraid to admit it; you just do not know how to save!
We understand; you’re young. You don’t want to have to worry about not being able to buy what you want, when you want. But eventually you will want to take that vacation or buy that car…or something. And you know you just can’t do it.
Well here are some proven to work tips. Obviously, not all tips are for everyone, but cannot hurt to give it a go. So when you want to save. Give this a try!
C’mon ladies, join me by taking a step back.
Since when did you have to buy one hundred and one different cosmetic products to look beautiful? We are becoming BIG suckers to the consumer corporations who are making us believe we need things we really don’t!! It’s time we all stoped and went back to basics… starting with K.I.S.S.
Love The One You’re With
By Emily Giffin
The book ‘Love The One You Are With’ is not a dramatic book of any sorts. It deals with more of the everyday drama that a woman may face when it comes to matters of the heart. On the back blurb it reads,
It is about a woman named Ellen who has the perfect marriage with a loyal man named Andy. One day Ellen runs into an old flame named Leo. Leo was a man from her past that always felt like ‘the one who got away’. Leo left her heartbroken almost a decade before her and had always bought out the worst in her but nevertheless, she could never forget him. After running into him, he does not leave her mind and although battling her better judgement, she has to decide if she should love the one she is with, Andy or live the life she has never forgotten with Leo.
Because it is not a very dramatic book, which seems to be predominantly popular, it is surprisingly addictive to know what happens. It is a book when you put it down, you just want to pick it back up to find out how she lead character deals with the situation. Emily is a talented writer who has the ability to make you feel that you are the main character. She is very descriptive. The short chapters helped with ensuring the scenes didn’t seem too long.
There were several different characters in the book, which enabled the reader to be able to relate to at least one. And if you have an ex, this story will have something to relate to as well.
The book deserves a three out of five stars. Although it was extremely well written and refreshingly deals with matters of the heart, it did feel like it was missing something. Definitely worth a read, but I would not say that it goes on the top book shelf. But I am definitely intrigued to read more by this author.