Archive | June, 2012

Kick Your Healthy Eating Skills in the Butt – Part 2

What we put into our bodies impacts on our lives in incredible ways. It effects behaviour, energy levels, physical fitness, confidence, self-image. It really is astounding. Take a moment and remind yourself of a few Food Facts that you’ve probably forgotten (or your self-discipline has stolen and hidden under the bed somewhere!). If you want […]

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Life Skills for Children A-Z – G is for Goals

Setting goals and planning are life skills we use every day of our lives. Any success in life as adults can often be attributed to how good we are at this. We are faced with the need to set goals and plan every day whether it’s planning goals to ensure: our jobs are done at […]

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Life Skills for Children A-Z – F is for Family Meetings

Communicating effectively is key for every happy, harmonious family. In the same way that we as parents and partners feel the need to be heard, children feel the need to be heard and to express their opinions too. For children to be able to learn how to communicate effectively and learn how to listen and […]

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Everyday Life Skills – Disciplining your Self-Discipline

Have you noticed a few things slipping here and there of late? Maybe you’ve put on a bit of weight, you’re staying up too late and getting overtired, missed a few of your gym sessions or you’re getting a bit behind with work or household activities? It could well be time to ask yourself whether […]

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Kick Your Healthy Eating Life Skills in the Butt – Part 1

When we came back from holiday last year, we were looking through some of the snaps and hubby and I both caught sight of some “rear” views. Now they say that it takes an unflattering photo from the rear to make some women start a diet or hit the gym and I think I was […]

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Getting Active and Moving More

I recently wrote an article in the CANDo Life Skills for Children section about how modern society’s increasingly sedentary life style is affecting our children. In reality, we have to face the fact that it’s not just the children. Adults too are suffering from obesity and health problems as a result of inactivity. Men’s jobs […]

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Food Facts Your Self-Discipline is Hiding From You

The food you put into your body affects you everyday of your life not just now but in the future. It contributes to you feeling grumpy, how your body stores fat, whether you crave and what you crave, whether you can concentrate, whether you feel tired or full of energy. It’s a¬†vicious¬†cycle. The more crap […]

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Step by Step Guide For Teaching Your Children Everyday Life Skills

Before we start, you’re going to need two things: First off, you need an idea of your goals; where you’re going with this. I’d suggest having a good browse through the list we came up with in the Essential Life Skills – What Do Our Children Need to Know? article. You can also check out […]

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Essential Life Skills – What Do Our Children Need To Know?

Children these days are absolute whizzes but sadly lack wisdom and practicality. They can explain the intricate workings of the latest mobile phone, iPad, smart phone or computer but are at a complete loss when it comes to practical and essential life stuff. I constantly had young graduates coming to work with me that had […]

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Useful Habits Guest Writer

Brag Alert: I’m proud to have been invited to be a guest writer on Det Nilam’s site Useful Habits HQ. Det’s asked me to write on some of the useful habits out there for us women whether they’re for building confidence or just making our lives better places to live. Below are links to the […]

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