6 Proven Strategies to Great Relationships by DR Demartini

How to go beyond fantasy to find true relationship fulfilment. Your connections with others, although incredibly rich with potential, could be one of the most misunderstood areas of your life.

As a result, Dr Demartini would love to help you understand what really drives human behaviour in romance, business, and families; and show you how to have the kind of relationships you’ll love, whether they’re lasting or brief, intensely intimate, or just for fun.

“In my upcoming presentation, I’ll share with you the science of successful and fulfilling communication, the cornerstone of any quality relationship and give you the tools and strategies you will need to create powerful partnerships with people who can help you acknowledge, experience, and express more of your true and empowered self.” says Dr John Demartini

You’ll discover the truth about what relationships are and what they can become, as well as who you are and what you can do to experience fulfilment.
You can wake up to the fact that not only do you participate in creating your reality, but you also take part in forging your relationships. Neither “just happen” to you, for you’re the author of your existence.

“You may be mired in your ways and ideas about what makes a ‘good’ or ‘successful’ relationship.

Details Of this Public Talk,
6 Proven Strategies to Great Relationships:

Date: 01 Jul 2015
Venue: Cape Town Convention Centre
Date: 07 July 2015
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

Cost: R320 early bird ticket or R400 at the door

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All Things Indian at Crowne Plaza Rosebank Hotel

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 In the Heart of the Melting Pot of Diverse Cultures – At the Crowne Plaza – The Rosebank Hotel
Come Experience   Our Events over 2 days –  You can opt for one or all as you are spoilt for choice:
(1) A Dinner Party with Profound Discussions, Dance, Entertainment, Fashion & Exotic Indian Cuisine Buffet
When 26 June 2015, Friday at 19h00 Dress Code Glamorous Evening Indian Wear Cost  R295,00 per person   Booking is Essential Email: reservations@therosebank.co.za Tel: (011)4483600

(2) Mela  Dance; Music; Fashion Shows; Delightful Indian Cuisine; Exhibitions; Yoga; Astrology & Numerology Readings; Mendhi Artists
When 27 June 2015, Saturday 14h00 -19h00
Dress Code Glamorous Wear
(3) Bollywood Fusion Dance Party  with International Leading DJ Zuby
When 27 June 2015, Saturday at 20h00
Dress Code Glamorous Bollywood 
Cost R150,00 per person
(4) Stay Over Make it a weekend stay over with special discounted rates  at Crowne Plaza -JHB – The Rosebank Hotel Cnr of Tyrwhitt & Sturdee Ave, Rosebank  Booking is Essential Email: reservations@therosebank.co.za Tel: (011)4483600 Ref: ALL THINGS INDIAN __________________________________________________   To ensure that we bring you a memorable and successful experience, please RSVP by 23 June 2015 to:  


 Cell: 0607463723  Email: accounts@iiwnf.co.za

Come join us celebrate our diverse culture in South Africa.  As artistic expression is a way for us to define and narrate our own stories, while weaving together our rich African and Indian heritages, this event will cover from a profound discussion on the value and significance of positive cultural production to a panel discussion that spotlights Indians in film and screen arts, to workshops that focus on visual art, to a concert, and ends on a high celebratory note of a dance party.

The aim is that beyond these events, this theme will carry on in discussions in smaller circles and personal conversations and serve as a medium to further push IIWNF guests to be visionaries and to lift our consciousness  so that we may grow as individuals and as a community.

A preview from the IIWNF media launch last night. Really spectacular and this is a peek at what to expect at this weekends events. Stunning Indian outfits from Shaadionline.co.za

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21 June – International Yoga Day


Yoga today is practiced and cherished in every part of the world and is truly a global heritage embedded with universal values of peace and harmony.

The United Nations, with the support of  177 countries has declared 21 June as International Yoga Day. This  initiative  was started by the Government of India and has received maximum support from Africa [46 countries] among the five continents.

In pursuance to the UN resolution, the Indian High Commission in South Africa and its Consulates in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town in collaboration with yoga schools and other stakeholders will be celebrating the 1st UN International Day of Yoga on 21 June in several cities in South Africa.  This UN declared International Day of Yoga is being celebrated worldwide in all capitals and cities and the day would see millions coming together to celebrate this gift of humankind.

All events being organised in South Africa are free and open to all. Leading South African personalities and institutions including Premier of KZN, Mac Maharaj [Struggle hero] Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, Ela Gandhi [grand-daughter of Mahatma Gandhi], Jonty Rhodes [cricketer] among others have endorsed this event with a call to all to come forward in support of healthy living and wellness. Endorsement and support from other leading personalities are expected several of whom will also be participating in the events.

In Durban the lead event is being held on the North Beach where 2,500 people are expected to participate. In Pretoria, the lead event will be held in Laudium and in Cape Town in Gatesville. In Johannesburg, along with the main celebration at The Summer Place, a yogathon is being organized at WITS University.

The Art of Living Foundation SA, Iyengar School of Yoga SA, ISHA Foundation SA, Gayatri Parivar, Incredible India, Zee TV, Zee World, Himalaya drugs, Dabur, Tech Mahindra, Bank of Baroda, State Bank of India and host of other partners are collaborating in the celebration in Gauteng, to which all yoga schools are being invited.


In today’s fast paced life, Yoga is helping people to stay healthy and fit and to balance mind and body, thought and action. It embodies a holistic approach to health and well-being and to live a life in harmony with nature and the world around us. Our modern world is truly a global space. It is propelled, more than ever before, by universal ideas, and Yoga very much belongs to this realm of universalism. Indeed, Yoga as a sustainable modern day life option has received popular global embrace and is helping people to nourish their lives not just in terms of physicality or health but as spiritual experience as well.

Yoga has a strong philosophical underpinning. It allows a person to understand one’s physical attributes and self within, which our outwardly oriented senses do not give an opportunity for. Yoga is about unity of body and mind so that there is total balance in one’s thought and action. Patanjali, the ancient Indian sage, who is considered the guru of Yoga, propounded unity of our imagination and existence as central to Yoga. Yoga may have been born from the womb of Indian philosophy and lives of ancient sages but its modern moorings are truly universal. Such an understanding is primal to a Rainbow Nation like South Africa or to a multicultural society like India which brings people from diverse backgrounds into their colourful fold.

The list of places celebrating this event:

PRETORIA 264, 13th Avenue, Laudium Contact: 3746354, sphss108@telkomsa.net


  • Summer Place, 69 Melville Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg. The event starts at 8.30am until 12.30pm . Contact : eventscgi@gmail.com; 0714733208
  • WITS University, Library Lawns, Opposite Great Hall
  • Lenasia: Alpha Primary School, Lenasia, (Contact : Mr. Mohan Hira: 0835011275)
  • [19 June : At Milpark School, Parktown – Closed event]
  • [23 June : At SBSM School, Lenasia – Closed event]

POLOKWANE 26 Agra Stret, Nirvana, Contact : Mrs. Anupama Shrivastav – 0825998224

MAFIKENG Mandir in Quickly street, Mafikeng, Contact : Mr. Rajubhai: 0829027074

NELSPRUIT Venue TBC, Contact : Sharita Patel, 0823305756

DURBAN: Durban Amphitheatre, North Beach, Opposite Elangeni Hotel, Contact: 031-3350333, sivanandaworldpeace@gmail.com. 

CHATSWORTH: Aryan Benevolent Home, T N Bhoola Hall, Contact: 0313350333, icc2@cgidbn.com 

PHOENIX: Stanmore Regional Hall, Unit 17, 213 Grove End Drive, Contact: 0313350333, icc2@cgidbn.com. 

PIETERMARTIZBURG: Raisethrope Secondary School, Chota Motala Road, Contact: 0313350333, icc2@cgidbn.com 

STANGER Sabha Hall, Blane Street, Stanger, Contact: 0313350333, icc2@cgidbn.com 

TONGAT:  Shree Veeraboga Emperumal Temple Cultural Centre, 7 Maharaj Street, Gandhi Hill, Contact: 0313350333, icc2@cgidbn.com. 

EAST LONDON: venue to be finalised, Contact: 0313350333, icc2@cgidbn.com.

BLOMFEINTEIN: venue to be finalised, Contact: 0313350333, icc2@cgidbn.com.


  • Samaj Centre, Gatesville
  • Ananda Kutir Ashrama, 24, Sprigg Road, Rondebosch East

idyBring a yoga mat or a towel and join us in celebrating International Yoga Day.  I hope to meet you on the 21 June at Summer Place in JHB  :)

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Until then..Breathe

“Let whatever you do today be enough. Let go of the judgement you have about what you should be or could be doing, and today, allow yourself to simply be. Comparing yourself and your journey may be habitual, but it gets you nowhere. It makes you feel worse and it keeps you stuck. So stop fixating on where everyone else is, and start giving yourself permission to be exactly where you are. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and trust that in this moment, who you are, where you are at, and what you are doing is enough. You will get to where you need to be in your own time. Until then, breathe. Breathe and be patient with yourself and your process. You are doing the best you can to cope and survive amid your struggles, and that’s all you can ask of yourself. It’s enough. You are enough.” – <3 Daniell Koepke


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Kama Sutra 2 by Karou Charou

Kama Sutra has been an unprecedented success and raised the bar in indian adult comedy with sold out shows.

Whilst the mother grundies felt that the “conservative” indian community was not ready for such material, the thousands still flocked through the theatre doors.
Karou Charou, who has endeared himself to the masses via his trademark outfits, dark sunglasses , bling and high octane, energetic comedy routines, will once again take centre stage , as he takes his audience on a 90 minute journey of discovery, tackling many aspects of sex and sexuality.

In this show , Kama Sutra 2, Karou’s intent is to build healthier sexual relationships between couples , and as such he takes on the role of a sex coach, but dealing specifically with challenges that face the indian community.
He dissects the effect 50 shades of grey has had on people , advises how important dressing is to a healthy sexual relationship, relates his own experiences on the various sexual positions, explores the erogenous zones in females and even introduces music and dance in the bedroom, amongst other interesting topics.
The “Sex Toys” segment which was a real crowd pleaser the last time, is back ,and Karou describes it as “some sort of a tupperware party.”

The show, which once again achieved sold-out success at its premier at Sibaya Casino a few weeks back, is seen as being hilariously funny.

The show is rated ADULTS ONLY , and Karou warns sensitive people with no pulse, to stay at home.

Show details :
Venue: Gold Reef City , Saturday 18 April at 17h00 & 20h00
Emperors Palace, Friday 24 April

Adults Only

17h00 – R 120-00
20h00 – R 160-00

Ticket sales from Computicket.
Info: info@boxofficesa.com

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What to do when your life seems to be in a mess

When life throws you an unexpected curveball, what do you do?

These cataclysmic occurrences, ignite and stir up new feelings and emotions that we cannot always explain. We no longer know who we are, why the unexpected is happening and what to do about it. There is a powerful force that seems to take over what we thought we wanted and steers us in a totally unexpected direction.
The Root of Change

Sherrie Dillard shares some advice on how to handle the changes and emotions that surface.

Keep the focus on you and your process. As tempting as it is to blame or become preoccupied with outer events and other people, what is happening is about you. People and circumstances come along when we are ready for change.

When we need a wake up call our soul creates the perfect experience to get our attention. Conditions will right themselves as you accept your lessons, evolve and transform.

Take time for yourself. Instead of trying to figure out what you may not yet be able to understand, accept your confusion and give yourself some time.

If you do not know what to do, do not do anything. You may need solitude to listen within and re-connect with your inner self.

Give it your all and remember that choosing the safe sure thing does not necessarily mean that you will be happy, successful or better off. You cannot control outcomes, but you can choose to participate in what brings you joy and what feels right for you.

Hope sharing this helps someone out there :)

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Ticketpro’s Mystery Competition

Ticketpro, South Africa’s newest tech savvy ticketing innovator has launched the #Mysteryticket Competition where you stand a chance to win one of two season tickets to events at South Africa’s premium multipurpose venue, as well as other daily prizes of your choice.

This exclusive competition ends on 25 March 2015.

The daily prizes include:
Branded Ticketpro selfie-stick worth R350
Branded and signed Ticketpro +Proteas T20 jersey
Airtime voucher worth R300
Double Golden Circle tickets to see Chris Brown live at the Dome, 2nd April 2015 valued at R1500 each – Note: should Chris Brown’s tour be cancelled for any specific reason, the winner can choose any other concert happening at the Dome in the year of 2015

Participants can enter the competition by clicking on the #Mysteryticket app found on Ticketpro’s Facebook page. This is a once in a lifetime prize and we hope that you enter!

About Ticketpro
Ticketpro, part of the Blue Label Telecoms Limited Group, is South Africa’s most advanced ticketing provider and the official ticketing partner of Cricket South Africa, The Blue Bulls, Super GP, Whiskey Live and many others.

The company uses only the latest in information technology and secure printing measures to provide a ticketing service that incorporates a myriad of features.

Tickets can be purchased online as well as from a wide chain of retail outlets throughout the country giving all South African’s convenience and comfort.

Visit http://www.ticketpro.co.za for more information.


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Product Talk: Beautiful Earth

Have you ever used a product sparingly hoping it will last longer? This, to me is an indicator of how much I love a product. I received my first Beautiful Earth hand cream in a goodie bag early last year and I still have that hand cream as a result of trying to keep the best….a little longer.

I recently got try more products from this all natural Beautiful Earth range and I have to tell you that their products smell so good. Every time I use a lotion or body butter, I feel so calm and pampered at the same time. The essential oils seem to enhance the mood so effectively. Some of my favourites include the body butter with Ylang-ylang and Rosewood oils and the body lotion which has grapefruit and orange essential oils.


Whether you are looking for everyday essentials or a deluxe night cream,  Beautiful Earth have a wonderful selection of personal care products, a Baby care range and a hospitality range.

The  aromatherapy body products specially formulated for babies, has soothing and healing oils of Calendula, Benzoin, Manderin & Roman Chamomile. The baby range includes a barrier cream with  Calendula and a breathe easy chest rub with eucalyptus oil. Perfect for baby with  natural ingredients.

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The best part about Beautiful Earth is that the brand is Certified Natural by the Natural Products Association. Beautiful Earth is the first South African brand to achieve natural certification, and  the fragrances are derived from essential oils, not synthetics and without the harmful parabens. I believe that if its good for the earth, its good for your body.

I am certain that you too would love this range of products from Beautiful Earth. They are well priced and you can order online. Give it a try and let me know :)

For more info see: www.beautiful-earth.co.za

***I have a 2 products to give away***

1 x Barrier cream with lavender & calendula

1 x hand & body lotion

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Good luck to you if you enter, and I would really appreciate a share on this post.

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Matric need not be so Stressful

Long days and nights trying to study… Coffee and orange juice by the litre… Snapping at everyone near me – those are some of my memories of matric and for many learners the stress has only increased.” Says school counsellor Mandy “ Uncertainty in the job market, economic instability, crime and societal strain add up to a 2008 matric group who are stretched to their limit. “Many learners feel that matric is it, there is nothing after matric, and if they don’t do as well as expected their futures are bleak It’s so important to let learners – and their parents – know that there is light at the end of the matric tunnel”.

Tshepiso matriculated last year and recalls her stress and strain. “I could barely breathe, I expected so much of myself and had so much external pressure to perform well that I sometimes wondered how I was going to get through each day.” Tshepiso phoned the South African Depression and Anxiety Group’s toll-free line and spoke to her school counsellor as well. “I was so stressed I knew I wasn’t functioning properly. I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t concentrate, and my eating was terrible”, she says. After exams, waiting for the results were even worse for Tshepiso. She knew she had done her best, but would it be good enough?

Christopher knows all about stress. He and his father were high-jacked during his finals. “I was trying to deal with the trauma and get through my exams. I sometimes wondered how it would be possible but with help from a counsellor I did. I guess in a way I was lucky, I realised that matric wasn’t the only thing in the world worth stressing over – there were bigger things.”

Corina remembers some of her peers saying that if they didn’t pass matric, they would commit suicide. “In a way I could understand their stress and worry but I never thought that failing matric was reason enough to destroy your future”, says Corina who always believed that matric was just another exam.

Family support, teacher availability and regular exercise, sleep and proper diet all helped these learners get through their exams. “My teachers were always there if I had a question and gave me lots of encouragement and help”, says Corina. But, say some mental health professionals, children and teens need to learn coping skills before they get to matric. “It is vital that parents and schools teach children how to cope and foster the development of a positive self-esteem and resilience in children so they are able to deal with the stresses of matric in a constructive way”, says teen wellness coach and educator, Janine Shamos. “We too often expect our youth just to handle what life throws at them – they can’t, unless we show them how to. Self harm is a very real threat at this time of year – we need to start looking at prevention.”

“This is a tough time for matriculants, and their parents. There’s a lot of pressure and high expectations to perform, and those learners who don’t do as well as they had hoped can feel dejected and hopeless”, says Mandy. But while many learners and parents feel isolated and alone, there is help available.

SADAG has trained counsellors manning their toll-free lines for acute stress and severe depression – 0800 12 13 14, 011 262 6396 as well as their SMS line 31393 – from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

Anyone feeling overly anxious or desperate is encouraged to call the line. “We are here to help learners and their parents with the stress. I have always believed that failure need not be the end of the world; it can be an incredible opportunity for learning and growth, Unfortunately we cannot help with studies or educational problems” says Cassey Amoore, SADAG Counselling Services Manager.

“I’m about to write first year exams at varsity – now that’s stress”, jokes Tshepiso who is doing a Bsc at Wits. Christopher, who didn’t get the results he had wanted, has some good advice – “I didn’t get the marks I wanted and I was devastated at first but I spoke to the university and wrote their entrance exam. Now I’m doing a Bcom Law – just what I had dreamed of. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t get what you want, as long as you know you did your best. Believe me, there are so many more stressful things in life.”

Exams are never fun and seldom easy. Matric is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Remind yourself that this is the nature of the exam-beast and don’t be too hard on yourself.

Some study tips to help you:

Make a time-table so you know what you have to study and when

Stay away from the junk food, coffee and stimulants – they slow the brain’s ability to concentrate and retain information

Eat healthy snacks like orange juice and Provita and cheese

Take regular breaks – the brain can only absorb so much information without over-writing itself – study for 45 minutes then take a break for 10

Don’t watch TV or read during your breaks – go for a walk, kick a soccer ball, get some fresh air and stretch your body

If you can’t sit and study – don’t… Walk, talk, teach – it will help you remember. Exercise also helps.

Use colours when studying, it’s easier for the brain to relate

Get enough sleep, set a routine and set small goals.

Be prepared when going into your exam – have everything you need, make sure you have eaten and gone to the bathroom before you start

For more information: www.Sadag.org

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Hand luggage regulations in South Africa

During my time of travel, I have often encountered travelers boarding the flight with two or bags bags and stuffing them into the small overhead compartments.

This resulted in other travelers having to find space in the compartments a distance away from their seats. Quite a common practice I found amongst travelers to the Asian countries where shopping is a paradise.

Airports company of South Africa (ACSA) has now enforced stringent new hand luggage Regulations.

Each passenger is allowed one item of hand luggage which should not be bigger than the size indicated.

56 centimetres tall (approximately 22 inches).
45 centimetres wide (approximately 17.7 inches).
25 centimetres deep (approximately 10 inches).

The guideline is approximately 5kg for hand luggage. If you cannot easily lift your hand luggage above your head, it is probably too heavy.

If taking medicines with you, try to keep in the original packaging. This will assist security to identify the medicines and will prevent delays.

Camera Film
The x-rays used to screen hold baggage should not affect most camera film. Film material over 1000ASA/31 DIN should be removed and offered for screening separately.

Keep your valuables such as jewellery and important documents safely stored in your hand baggage. It is a good idea to keep some money (local currency) on your person. Then, should you be separated from your bag, you will still be able to make payphone calls, pay for transport or purchase small items.

Laptops should be removed from their bags for screening prior to boarding the aircraft.

Many laptop bags look similar which can cause confusion when leaving the aircraft. Put a keyring, sticker or other identifying mark on your bag so that you can be sure that you are leaving with the correct computer.


Prohibited and Permitted Items
Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) also has rules that restrict the amount of items that passengers may take on board.

You may only carry Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs) in your hand luggage in containers that have a maximum capacity of 100 millilitres each.
You may carry several containers with liquid contents.
These containers must be packed in a re-sealable, transparent plastic bag.
The total capacity of the plastic bag must not exceed one litre.
It must be possible to open and re-seal the plastic bag.
Each passenger can carry ONLY ONE of these bags.
These bags must be removed from your hand luggage and presented to security personnel for inspection.

Liquids, Aerosols and Gels in your hand luggage must be in containers of maximum 100ml each.

Store them in a transparent, resealable bag. Total bag capacity must be maximum one litre.
Only one bag per passenger will be allowed.

Be prepared before you check-in by having your bag out at the security check.

If they do not comply with the new rules, pack them in your check-in luggage.

No containers over 100ml in your hand luggage, even if they are partially filled.

Baby formula and food as well as medication carried on-board need not be in your LAGs bag but remember to show them to Security. If carrying medication you may need to produce your prescription.
How are the new rules being applied?


New rules only apply to hand luggage.
Liquids of any amount can be stowed in the luggage that is checked in.
These rules only apply to international flights.

There are some exceptions regarding:
Baby food
Special diet food
Duty-free purchases
In each of these instances, the capacity does not have to be restricted to 100ml, and the containers do not have to be placed in your transparent, resealable plastic bag.

You may carry medication in your hand luggage or check it in. If you carry it in your hand luggage, it will be inspected by security staff to ensure prohibited items are not being concealed. You may be asked for a prescription. You may also be asked to taste your medication in the presence of security personnel.

Baby food
Baby food including formula and milk is exempted provided you are travelling WITH your baby. You may be asked to taste your formula/milk in the presence of security personnel.

Special diet food
Liquids that form part of special diets may be carried in your hand luggage but you may be asked to prove the necessity and authenticity of the liquids to security personnel. You may be asked to taste these items in the presence of security personnel.

Duty-free purchases
Duty-free shoppers can rest assured that they can still buy duty-free items at the airport but must be mindful of the fact that the transfer and termination regulations pertaining to duty-free LAGs purchases differ globally. Passengers are thus encouraged to contact the airline they will be travelling with well in advance to establish the latest duty-free LAGs regulations in effect in the country they will be transferring through, and ultimately terminating their journey in. ACSA continues to work closely with the South African Civil Aviation Authority in this regard whilst duty-free sales staff remain ready in-store to assist passengers. Duty-free shoppers are reminded that their LAGs purchases must be kept sealed in the special plastic bag, given at the point of purchase, until they reach their final destination.

More details :www.Acsa.co.za

Happy travels :)

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