Dear Human 

Dear Human,
You’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. That is where you came from and where you’ll return.
You came here to learn personal love. Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love. Crazy love. Broken love. Whole love. Infused with divinity. Lived through the grace of stumbling. Demonstrated through the beauty of… messing up. Often.
You didn’t come here to be perfect. You already are. You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous. And then to rise again into remembering. But unconditional love? Stop telling that story.
Love, in truth, doesn’t need ANY other adjectives. It doesn’t require modifiers. It doesn’t require the condition of perfection. It only asks that you show up. And do your best. That you stay present and feel fully. That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU.

It’s enough. It’s Plenty.
Written by Courtney A. Walsh.

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WOMEN’S MONTH PAMPER COMPETITION

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.…mobile pampering with a difference.

Introducing Niche pamper parties for all girls, teens and ladies. Niche parties is all about pampering with a difference. We are a totally mobile service provider and will give you a wonderful relaxing, niche experience in the comfort of your own home or at a party venue.  We offer pampering packages that include:

  • Foot and Hand Scrubs
  • Foot and Hand Massages
  • Nail Painting and Nail Art
  • Mini Facials and a Face Massage
  • Make-up
  • Neck, Shoulder and Back Massage
  • Head Massage
  • Henna tattoos or hand designs
  • Hair Streaks
  • Gift packs or hampers

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Since August is Woman’s month, we would like to offer one lucky or lady teen a chance to win a 2 to 3 hour pamper session for herself and 5  friends. So, if you and your friends want to have some extra special girl time during Woman’s month, then enter the following competition by the 5th of August.

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A draw will be held for all correct answers on the 6th of August and parties can be arranged from the 13th of August.

We will contact you to notify you and make arrangements.

Terms and conditions:

The prize must be used by Sunday, the 28th of August. This prize can only be used on weekends within Johannesburg and in the comfort of your own home or at a venue of your choice. The prize only includes our Woman’s month special as per our website valued at R200 per person. All extras requested will be at an additional cost. Please view pamper add-ons and massages on our website www.nicheparties.co.za.

To enter:

Answer the question: name 2 treatments we offer:

Please comment below on the blog with your area and email address.

Please share on facebook and twitter for extra entries. Hashtag : #Nicheparties

 

Goodluck:)

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Bulaggi now in SA

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If you are into stylish, well designed handbags, then this is definitely for you.

BULAGGI specializes in contemporary ladies handbags for the stylish modern woman. A
brand that prides itself in being well-balanced by showcasing an undeniable eye for detail, superior material quality and fashionable colours.

BULAGGI will be launching exclusively at Frasers stores in South Africa with its new Spring |Summer 2016 collection. A collection that is all about sleek lines, blue tones, light pastel colours and brown shades.

This BULAGGI collection distinguishes itself by virtue of its perfect balance between functionality and design. These are handbags with the look and feel of affordable luxury. This stunning collection is designed to match your style and accentuate your personality. Different styles have been created to fit different occasions based on the latest trends, all featuring superb detail which makes it hard to pick just one favourite.

Find your Bulaggi handbag at a Frasers store in SA.

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Change your habits to sleep better.

We’ve all struggled with the endless mental to-do list at three in the morning: the tossing and turning that leads to more tossing and turning; the creep of technology into what used to be our psychological and physical winding down time. Luckily, there are natural ways to help you say good night and actually mean it! Read on for 15 tricks you can try to rest easy.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 48% of Americans suffer from insomnia (the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep) a few nights a week, while 22% have it every night. So you’re not the only one staring at the ceiling in the middle of the night.

In Chinese medicine, nighttime is yin time–or simply, when the body takes care, repairs and regenerates itself. So it isn’t surprising that not only does sleep deprivation cause depression, memory problems and lack of concentration, but new studies have linked insomnia with long-term health consequences like congestive heart failure, psychological disorders and substance misuse.

What You Eat Can Help You Sleep

1. Don’t eat anything for at least three hours before bedtime.

2. Try eating a cup of plain yogurt an hour before bed. It contains a rich supply of tryptophan, an amino acid essential in the production of neurochemicals that help aid sleep.

3. Choose wholesome foods with no preservatives, additives, artificial flavors or colors. Eat lots of leafy green vegetables, whole grains and low-acidic food like asparagus, avocado, apricots, bananas, broccoli, brown rice, salmon and all kinds of soy products.

4. A grain-based high-carbohydrate meal–such as a warm bowl of quinoa and veggies, or a large serving of brown rice with greens and fish, can help make you sleepy.

5. Throughout the day, avoid anything with caffeine, artificial sweeteners, candy, dessert, spicy and hard-to-digest foods. When you do try these tempting foods, notice if it affects your quality of sleep.

Supplements May Help Slumber

6. Some supplements that may help you get your beauty rest include calcium magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin B complex and vitamin E. Consult with your physician for the appropriate dosage.

7. You may want to look into the amino acid compounds 5HTP and inositol, which act as precursors to neurotransmitters for sleep.

8. Supplementing with melatonin has also been shown to help counter insomnia.

Try Some Herbal Therapy

9. Sip on valerian or passionflower tea before bedtime every night until your sleep improves. Herbs require patience; it may take up to a month to notice the benefits.

10. Traditional Chinese herbs used for peaceful sleep include oyster shell, chamomile flower, ziziphus, Chinese senega, curcuma, lily bulb, bamboo shavings, China root and licorice. Some of these are easier to find than others, but chamomile and licorice should be fairly easy to come by in tea or capsules. Other herbs can be found in health and vitamin stores, online, and at the offices of Chinese medicine practitioners. In all cases, they should be used according to individual needs; it is a very good idea to consult with a licensed practitioner for a customized formulation.

Work with Your Mind and Body

11. Keep a journal at night to empty your thoughts from your mind before you go to bed.

12. Meditate for 15 minutes before bed to settle your mind.

13. Relax yourself by soaking your feet in a hot Epsom salt bath for 15 minutes before bed.

 14. It’s been shown that people with regular exercise routines have fewer bouts of insomnia. This could be because exercise promotes sleep and improves its quality by altering brain chemistry. Exercise moderately in the morning or afternoon 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week. Do not exercise before bed.

15. Exercise combined with meditation or tai chi in the evening will not only help you fall and stay asleep but will also increase the amount of time spent in REM sleep.

 

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Good Food & Wine Show Comes To Johannesburg

Johannesburg! Prepare your palates for the fresh, new Good Food & Wine Show on at the Ticketpro Dome from Friday, 29 July to Sunday, 31 July 2016. With more exhibitors, immersive, educational and entertaining experiences as well as chances to interact with your favourite local and international celebrity chefs than ever before, you can expect a taste-bud tantalising treat for the whole family.

It is next stop Johannesburg for the revitalised Good Food & Wine Show which will be bringing a menu bursting with delicious offerings and innovative experiences to the Ticketpro Dome .

Curator Hannerie Visser, has designed a show that allows visitors to explore and enjoy the latest trends in lifestyle and design, and experience a number of unique sensory experiences associated with good food and wine. What’s more, the Show, in its new format, is a platform at the disposal of the industry. “It’s a space to connect, share and to enjoy one of the best things in the world – food,” says Visser.

Come see for yourself why some were calling the Cape Town edition the ‘GREAT Food & Wine Show’ with highlights such as a Sensorium capturing the scents of Cape Town from Kalk Bay’s fish and chips to Cape Malay masala, the Wine Wall enabling wine lovers to see and smell some of the best South African and international wines and a pop up cinema giving visitors a comfy space in which to take a breather and watch their favourite foodie movies.

The best part for many show goers is the free entry into all but one of the eight themed theatres, enabling more opportunities to interact with local and international chefs the likes of George Calombaris, Siba Mtongana, Sarah Graham, Jenny Morris, Neill Anthony and J’Something. Joining them at the Johannesburg show will be Australian chef, restauranteur, author and judge on The Great Australian Bake Off, Matt Moran as well as private chef, Neill Anthony.

On his upcoming Johannesburg Good Food & Wine Show experience Calombaris says: ““I had such a great time in Cape Town, I am really looking forward to sharing recipes from my new cookbook GREEK and meeting and mingling with MasterChef fans in Johannesburg. It’s been a few years since between visits there so looking forward to it!”

The introduction of eight exciting focus areas to explore ensures that there is something to cater to every palate. These include Wellness;Lifestyle; Wine; Beer & Alcohol; Market & Street Food; Kids; Baking and Gourmet. Under each, audiences get to interact with exhibitors, find out about the latest food trends and take part in entertaining and informative hands-on experiences.

After wowing Cape Town crowds, it’s now Johannesburg’s turn to get a taste of the ‘Fresh’, new Good Food & Wine Show. Tickets will be available from TicketPro and at the door at the following prices:

  • Early Bird Special: R126 (10% discount until 26 July.  Ticket for one entrance only, valid for either Friday, Saturday or Sunday.)
  • Adult: R 140 (valid for one entry only on any of the days)
  • Senior Citizens over 65 years: R100 (Free on Friday – valid with proof of ID card)
  • Student: R100 (Valid only with proof of student card)
  • Age 13 – 18: R50
  • Age 0-12: Free
  • Weekend Pass: R190 incudes entry on Saturday and Sunday only and excludes wine glass and tasting
  • Wine Combo Ticket: R170 (Includes general admission entry, wine tasting glass and wine tastings valued at R30 on wine tasting card – each wine tasting from R5)
  • Wine Glass & Tastings: R50 (Includes tasting glass and wine tastings valued at R30 on wine tasting card – each wine tasting from R5)  For additional tastings, recharge the card at the wine glass sales desk.
  • Chefs Table: 90 – 120 minute session with a chef, maximum 40 people per session, includes Q&A, photos and tastings of fooddemonstrated and book signing (excludes book)

o    Chefs Table for George Calombaris and Matt Moran is R800 per person

o    Chefs Table for Jenny Morris, Siba Mtongana and Sarah Graham is R300 per person

For more information about the Show, please visit www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za

The Good Food & Wine Show in association with SABC3

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Unleash your potential with the Billionaire Convention

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to grow your business and lifestyle.

Leadership 2020 invites Entrepreneurs to register for this life changing experience taking place over 4 consecutive days .

Thursday 30th June:

  • The Inner Millionaire Preview with Andrew Barsa. Join Andrew Barsa for a 3 hour talk on the psychology around wealth.
  • How is your relationship with money?
  • Learn from author, researcher & 2020 leader, Timothy Maurice Webster how your brain relates to the subject matter around money, plus get a glimpse of his new book on the brain, branding & personal influence.

Friday 1st July

  • The Winners Dinner with distinguished iconic guests. Join us for a colorful evening of inspired talk , live performances & 5-Star cuisine, with an African Network of success in the room.
  • Limited seating, strictly advance booking only.

Saturday 2nd July 

  • I Was Born To Speak, Public Speaking Academy with Dr John Tibane, Linda Ntuli, & special guests from the broadcasting industry.
  • Develop Your Public Speaking Prowess with the best in the business at the #IWBTS academy. This session is focused on Personality, Power & Performance.
  • Learn what has to move inside of you for the Public Speaker in you to come out!

www.iwasborntospeak.com

Sunday 3rd July 

  • The Sunday Circle #MoveAfrica Conference. A delightfully crafted mix of inspiration, knowledge and entertainment wrapped up into 4 hours on a Sunday afternoon.
  • We offer a VIP luncheon & an opportunity to meet & network with the speakers & leaders of the future before the show.
  • Bring your family and friends as Sunday Circle is a people movement.

Email events@sundaycircle.co.za for more information or Info@leadership2020.co.za

***WIN***

2 x tickets to the first day of the Billionaire Convention, next Thursday, 30 June – valued at R350 – the Inner Millionaire Preview with Australian Wealth Psychologist, Andrew Barsa.

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2. Share this post on twitter and FB . Pls copy me in the post : @Namritha_   and @leadership2020

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“My goal is to inspire people and unlock their wealth potential. I have helped thousands of people around the world to rewire their minds for success. It is my deepest belief that the millionaire, the genius, the leader … lives inside.

 

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Opulence Lounge adds flare to the Durban July

With only 3 weeks to go to the Vodacom Durban July, promoters Africomm Productions today announced the inaugural launch of the prestigious brand new Opulence ALL WHITE Marquee Village at the annual festival this year.

Modelled after the annual ALL WHITE Party hosted by SA’s own ‘god of the North’ daLES, the lounge welcomes SA’s premium market to an experience like no other. Host daLES will perform alongside a stellar line-up of all his artist friends and a surprise international act.

The exclusive lounge will feature top talent including international exports Zakes Bantwini and Culoe de Song together with the multiple award winning artist AKA, the talented songstress Nandi Ngoma, ‘leaders of the new school’ Riky Rick, Major League and Speedsta. Also joining the lineup is people’s favourite Somizi, S’kada queen Moozlie, Durban own Dash, Nigerian DJ Snypes and V Entertainment’s Shane Eagle.

Carefully positioned at The Ascots inside the venue, guests will have easy access to get in and out the lounge. A fully serviced premium bar will be available to all guests from 10am-10pm.

Tickets are available from Computicket now.

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Paris-based Virtuo wants to make airport car rental as easy as booking an Uber — TechCrunch

Paris-based Virtuo is a new startup in the car rental space that wants to make renting a car at airports and train stations a lot less painful. Targeting the so-called ‘Uber generation’ who have become accustomed to summoning a car with a single tap, the company is combining technology and its own fleet of Mercedes cars with…

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Prime Minister Modi to visit SA in July 2016

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SA Welcomes Modi

An online Registration Portal is launched as the Indian Diaspora in South Africa Gear Up for India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to South Africa.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The website (www.sawelcomesmodi.org) is aimed at registering members, who wish to gain access to the venue, where the honorable Prime Minister of India will address a grand community reception that brings together individuals not only from one of the oldest Indian communities outside of India but also the broader South African community on July 8th, 2016 in Johannesburg.

The deadline for registration is June 20, 2016, at midnight.

SAwelcomesModi urges South African and Indian communities not to pass up the chance to attend the historic visit.  This visit augurs very well for South Africa and India’s relationship, as for the first time the head of state of India will address a public gathering of this magnitude in South Africa.

South Africa’s deep and revered bond with India spans over five generations where iconic figures of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela gave birth to new ideals of freedom and democracy. Gandhi in particular started his Satyagraha campaigns in South Africa as a leader in the struggle against oppressive colonial policies of discrimination and carried them back to India, a century ago to lead that nation to freedom from the shackles of colonialism.

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Mandela acknowledged how Gandhi’s thinking had influenced his own reconciliatory approach to bringing about a peaceful transition to democracy in South Africa after decades of apartheid domination.

All are called upon to register and be part of celebrating the contribution of the Indian diaspora in all facets of the social and cultural fabric of the country.

The committee urges all South Africans to register for the public function and encourages others to register as well, so that this event becomes a memorable and a truly South African experience.

Please note: Strict security measures will be in place. No children under 13yrs can register.   More information on the process of the Registration will be communicated on the official website: https://www.sawelcomesmodi.org/register

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International Day of Yoga celebrations in South africa

 

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 ‘International Day of Yoga’ before and on 21 June in several cities in South Africa.

Her Excellency Ms. Ruchi Ghanashyam, High Commissioner of India to South Africa, says a United Nations Resolution to celebrate ‘International Day of Yoga’ on 21 June each year was adopted In December 2014. “The resolution, piloted by India, was co-sponsored by 177 countries, a record in the UN, including South Africa and a large number of African countries.” ‘International Day of Yoga’ is being celebrated worldwide and the day will see millions coming together to celebrate this special gift to mankind.

All events being organised in South Africa are free and open to all. Leading South African personalities and institutions are expected to endorse this event with a call to all to come forward in support of healthy living and wellness.

The main celebration will be held in Johannesburg at Zoo Lake on Sunday 19 June 2016 to ensure large public participation. Separately, on 21 June – ‘International Yoga Day’ – there will be a special celebration in Soweto put together by the Art of Living and the Consulate General of India, Johannesburg.

Yoga Sessions are also being organised on Sunday 19 June in Lenasia, Benoni, Mafikeng & Nelspruit.

Yoga is a spiritual discipline based on science. It focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body, says Ghanashyam. “Yoga is popular across the globe.  Its power to bring wellbeing, health benefits, therapeutic care and spiritual upliftment to its practitioners is well established.”

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA’ PROGRAMME:

Events in Gauteng 

15 June @ 6.30pm – Emperors Palace, Johannesburg

  • In conversation with world renowned Indian Yogi, Mystic and Author, Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev and Mr Pravin Gordhan, South Africa Minister of Finance on ‘Inner Engineering – Directing your Destiny’ an insightful and lively discussion.

 

19 June @ 9.00am – Zoo Lake, Corner of Westwold Way, Jan Smuts and Prince of Wales.  Johannesburg

  • Yoga Session and main celebration

 

19 June – Benoni, The Sacred Touch Health and Wellness Centre, Farrarmere

  • Yoga Session

 

19 June – Lenasia

  • Yoga Session

 

21 June & 9.00am – Soweto, Elmom Malele park, Protea North

  • Yoga Session

 

Events in other provinces

Yoga session : 19 June – Nelspruit, Botanical Gardens and in  Mafikeng, Mandir, Quickly St

 

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Do you practice yoga ? Please share your experience with this age of practice.

bring your yoga mat and See you there at the Jhb yoga event🙂

 

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