For many people, the idea of a happy life seems elusive and far-fetched; a fleeting moment that passes all too quickly amid the mundane of an ordinary life. But it doesn’t have to be that way. New studies and old philosophies are quickly proving that happiness as a state of mind can be achieved on a daily basis. Here are 10 simple ideas that will help you achieve contentment in your everyday life. By Tamsyn Cornelius
It seems a cliché to think that a positive attitude can have a fundamental impact on your wellbeing. However, academics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education have researched how negative emotions can cause physical harm to the body. Studies suggest that destructive thoughts have a direct impact on increased stress hormones, which in turn has an adverse effect on organs like the heart. However, optimistic thoughts and actions were linked to good heart health and overall wellbeing.
“If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain.” Angelique Du Toit has faced many challenges in her life but through perseverance and unwavering faith, she pushed on to make her mark in the world as a successful entrepreneur and a loving, committed mother to her children. No wonder then that she is our next #JewelInHisCrown! By Tamsyn Cornelius
At the age of 14, life seemed very bleak for a young Angelique who was forced to leave school and find employment to contribute financially to her family. Having no high-school education, the future was a dark cloud when she first entered the world of employment as an under-age hairdresser’s apprentice. Only an adolescent herself but Angelique was suddenly forced to confront the world as an adult and deal with adult problems.Read More »
Our first Jewel In His Crown is a fashion designer mogul mum making a name for Christ in retail fashion in South Africa. By Tamsyn Cornelius
At age 39, Pranitha Sahibdew is a creative soul; a quiet-natured yet resourceful woman of influence who wears many hats as a mum of two boys, namely Sean-Paul and Sebastian, a business owner and fashion designer. Together with her fulltime pastor husband Nitesh, the pair is also actively involved in their local congregation at newDAY Church in Edenvale Gauteng.Read More »
I’m thrilled to announce my very first series #JewelsInHisCrown – with a special focus on a number of amazing women making an impact in the world. Over the past few months, I have had the honour of interviewing many of these phenomenal females and capturing their unique stories of hope and triumph.
I will be featuring one story each week over the next two months. Many of these women have inspired my own walk as a Christian, as a mom, and as a businesswoman. You can read about my personal journey to becoming a work from home mom here.Read More »
This one is for the working mom. I see you. I know how hard it is juggling your dream in one hand while raising your precious babies and carrying the weight of your family in the other.
It’s not easy – the choices we as women make. After all, it is the 21st Century and everywhere we set our gaze, we are reminded of our rights as women. So many have gone before us to fight for our acknowledgement as women, breaking the stereotypes and prejudices, and giving us access to the workplace, as peers, as leaders and as equals in society.
Today we teach our daughters that they can be anything they dream… that they are smart and ambitious. We want them to have careers. We want them to have success. And yet, when we consider our own struggles as working moms, we know that the journey won’t always be as straightforward as we would like.Read More »