Health and lifestyle features
I have written feature articles for magazines such as Men's Health, O: The Oprah Magazine, Reader's Digest, Fair Lady and The Big Issue South Africa. Here is a small selection of published health and lifestyle articles as a taster...
15 Stress busters for freelancers
Freelancing – as a writer, editor, designer or photographer – is a tough gig with lots of pressure. Here are some pointers on how to dodge the stress bullet.
Yes, the La-La-Land theory is that as a freelancer you can say no to jobs you don’t want to do and take a break whenever you feel like it. But the Real-World truth is that if you want to earn enough money to survive, you never say no. Sometimes you work 18-hour days and through weekends just to keep up... Small wonder, then, that stress is a freelancer’s constant companion.
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Hypnosis: humbug or healing?
Sceptical about the health benefits of hypnosis? You're not alone. However, the latest research suggests that hypnotherapy could be good for your health.
I've seen hypnotist entertainers on TV, but this is different. No hoopla, no melodramatics, just a warm sense of calm sliding from the top of my head, down my neck, into my arms and legs. It's seductively soothing...
We often associate hypnosis with treating phobias, like fear of flying or dentists, but studies also show health benefits in dealing with obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, peptic ulcers and skin conditions. It can relieve pain too.
Healthy meals in 10 minutes!
When you get home after a busy day, you want a no-fuss dinner on the table in 10 minutes. Here's how to make healthy choices.
Even when you're snatching a quick meal to eat at your desk or picking up something readymade on the way home from a hectic day, quick and easy food for you and your family needn't be junk food... We asked two registered dieticians for some guidelines to help sort out the good from the bad and show us how to stay healthy, even on the run.