2011, Magazine: The Oprah Magazine

Letting Go of My Inner Fat Girl

These four women decided enough is enough. After years of struggling with weight issues, they found the courage to make the change, returning their bodies to optimum health. They talk to us about their journey to finding happiness, confidence and regaining their self-esteem.After years of struggling with their weight, these four women finally found the… Continue reading Letting Go of My Inner Fat Girl

2010, Magazine: The Oprah Magazine

Right Now, You Are…

… making the most of the recession While we’re not suggesting that unemployment is good for you, according to the Canadian Medical Association Journal (2009), smoking, drinking alcohol and over-indulgence in rich foods decline during a recession. Interestingly, the study also showed that during the Great Depression, life expectancy rose from 57.1 in 1929 to… Continue reading Right Now, You Are…

2009, Magazine: The Oprah Magazine

Make Something Out Of Nothing

The joy that comes from creating something from nothing can be deeply fulfilling. Charlene Yared speaks to ordinary South Africans about how they transformed the ordinary into the extraordinary.Backyard holiday funNo matter where they are, the Alberts manage to make an exciting adventure for their children, even if it’s just at home. Transforming their backyard… Continue reading Make Something Out Of Nothing

2008, Magazine: The Oprah Magazine

What Makes South African Women Smile?

Wide open spaces, warm hugs, gorgeous underwear and laughing out loud. We ask eleven South African women what gives them that happy, fuzzy feeling.Caryn Wilensky, Shoe DesignerHappiness is…watching the sunset from my luxurious boudoir“At 50 years old, I’ve realised happiness is not something static. Rather, it’s organic.” says Caryn. “Happiness is when you can allow… Continue reading What Makes South African Women Smile?

2008, Magazine: The Oprah Magazine

Unwinderies: A Guide to SA’s Stress-Free Zones

A mountainside massage with spectacular views and sea air. An elephant-back safari through lush vegetation. From the heart of the Drakensberg and Magaliesberg mountains to the edge of the Atlantic ocean, here are 10 places to release, uplift and rejuvenate your spirit. Snow-white escapeSwiftly zigzag down the slope at high-speeds while you absorb the beauty of… Continue reading Unwinderies: A Guide to SA’s Stress-Free Zones