• WHAT WE LOVED AND LEARNED IN 2017

    Looking back upon a year passed, its easy to revile its cruel, hard taught lessons. Sometimes life can be downright tough. As a result, most of us prefer to enthusiastically embrace the opportunities of the New Year, still unblemished and devoid of any disappointment. Each of us like to “move on” and embrace the future […]

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  • A WORK-LIFE BALANCE SEEMS OUT OF REACH

    I think most of us are in pursuit of the perfect work-family-self balance. But even though I made it my mission almost six months ago, balance seems to be even further from my reach than ever.   BY WAY OF BACKGROUND If you haven’t followed Equilibrio since its start you may not know that it […]

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    Does Spring Fever Really Exist?

    It’s the strangest thing, come 1 September, I wake up happier, more energetic and even chirpy!  I scrounge through my usual black, grey and white wardrobe and pick an uncharacteristically bright outfit to wear with open toed shoes (and then make a mental note to book a pedicure!) I dress my daughter, “Little”, in pink […]

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  • Ode to Grannies

    My grandparents on my mom’s side visited us annually during winter. We lived in Pietermaritzburg at the time and our grandparents always took my sister and I to Durban for a few days. We stayed in the same hotel every year, and “Sis” and I loved hanging out on North Beach. My grandparents traditionally attended […]

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  • 8 Tips to Avoid Distraction and Get Stuff Done

    Women are renowned for being able to multi-task.  The stereotypical male can only do one thing at a time while women can handle many tasks at once. Not me… I can hardly keep my attention on one thing! I get distracted at the slightest notification or pop-up. Even someone sweeping near me can distract me. […]

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  • Epiphany at the planetarium – we’re not insignificant

    My four-year-old (affectionately nicknamed “Little”) has been learning about our solar system at her school.  She keeps reciting that “the earth goes around the sun and that the moon spins around the earth and that’s why we have night and day!” Quite adorable. So, in an attempt to foster her newfound enthusiasm for the universe, […]

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