As a kid growing up in England, I was painfully tall and gawky, and ugly in my cheap, thick National Health glasses. I was intelligent too, and a perfect target for bullies at a school where other kids aimed for mediocrity so they didn’t stand out.
Finally I grew quirky enough to be untouchable, partly thanks to Karel, a Czechoslovakian coach driver. Karel (who spelled it ‘Karl’ to avoid coming across as girly in scummy northern England) was gloriously exotic, with long blonde hair, cowboy boots, a face chiselled by warmer climates and a silver sports car that he parked outside school when he picked me up after class.
He was seven years my senior and called me ‘Petal’ with gentle irony. He taught me about life and love and the transient nature of both, told magical myths about his past and introduced me to exotic food. He ignited a love of travelling that later saw me move to Egypt, then South Africa.
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What a NERVE!
THE VAGUS NERVE IS A SUPERHIGHWAY CARRYING INFO BETWEEN YOUR BRAIN AND ALMOST EVERY ORGAN IN YOUR BODY. IT PRESENTS POSSIBILITIES TO ADDRESS A RANGE OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS.
If you're looking for an expert opinion, QUOTE THIS WOMAN
THE NEWS IS DOMINATED BY MEN, WHETHER THEY’RE MAKING IT OR COMMENTING ON IT. QUOTE THIS WOMAN+ HAS A DATABASE OF FEMALE EXPERTS TO SHIFT THE PERCEPTION THAT ONLY MEN CAN BE AUTHORITIES.
HEALING your MONEY BAGGAGE
DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MONEY? IT MIGHT NOT BE ALL YOUR FAULT – THERE MAY BE OTHER FACTORS AT WORK THAT YOU’RE NOT AWARE OF. MONEY CONSTELLATIONS CAN HELP UNCOVER THESE FACTORS AND, ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY COME FROM, YOU CAN START TO HEAL YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY. I TRIED IT OUT.
THE tides OF LIFE
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Free as TRACE
Tracee Ellis Ross has found her own path, and it’s one that only she could walk (though she would probably rather sashay or dance). With her signature blend of fun and ferocity, we can’t wait to see what she does next.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE FOR CHANGE. THESE FIVE INSPIRING WOMEN MADE A SHIFT IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LIVES, TAKING ON ADDITIONAL ROLES OR BRANCHING OUT INTO SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
THE SCIENCE AROUND SOME EDIBLE SKINCARE SUPPLEMENTS CAN BE MURKY – SOMEHOW A SERUM JUST FEELS MORE TARGETED AND EFFECTIVE. AT LEAST, THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT UNTIL I TRIED OUT COLLAGEN POWDER…
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WRITING WHAT SHE LIKES
South African author Karen Jennings’ novel An Island has been long-listed for the 2021 Booker Prize. Currently living in São Paulo with her Brazilian husband, she tells us about her book and how many naps it takes to conceive a plot.
Transcontinental Enduro Marathon
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Internal Happiness Is Eternal Happiness
“Happiness… is not a destination: it is a manner of travelling. Happiness is not an end in itself: It is a by-product of working, playing, loving and living.”
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India: A Booming Luxury Travel Market
India's luxury market, growing at a CAGR of 13 per cent, has given an impetus to luxury travel business as Indian HNIs travel the world seeking bespoke, authentic holiday experiences