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An essential guide for those dealing with the Cape Water Crisis and for general water saving in South and southern Africa, a notoriously water-scarce region.
Three provinces in South Africa have been declared national disaster zones because of drought. The way we think about water needs to change, and fast. This is especially true for those of us who have running water and flush sanitation piped into our homes. For millions of South Africans, water is already a precious resource that costs toil to collect and fuel to heat. Our middle-class expectations that water will gush steaming from our dozens of indoor taps 24/7 are going to look as bizarre to future generations as the spectacle of Cleopatra bathing in asses’ milk. Our Roman-orgy relationship with water is over.
This book will hopefully help to alleviate water panic and distress. A “can-do” compendium, it’s meant to be a guide, not prescriptive – not all solutions or tips are one-size-fits-all. Think of it as an ally in your fight to save water and part of your survival kit, along with the first-aid box; Valium for water-worriers.
"This is a journal of my experiences with depression and mania, which I experienced after being diagnosed with bipolar type II. It's the hopelessness and desperation of living with this illness, from thinking of death by suicide to finding a way of healing. I wrote this book in the hope of helping other bipolar sufferers and to educate the general public about the bipolar disorder." - Wendy Taylor
From the magazine synonymous with looking sharp and living smart comes the definitive handbook of skills for the modern man.
Based on interviews with the world's foremost authorities - including Richard Branson, Jamie Oliver, Tracey Emin, Andy McNab, Tom Daley, Alastair Campbell, Dynamo and many others - step-by-step illustrated guides show you how to win at fashion, sport, food and drink, work, romance, travel and the unexpected.
You will learn:
Academy award–winning actress, producer and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.
Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women 'whiskey in a teacup'. We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.
Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken. It’s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids - not to mention how she talks, dances and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese’s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes as well as her favourite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks.
It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right?
Stress impacts all facets of our lives and it is having devastating effects on the global economy. Effects such as reduced productivity and the huge burden being placed on healthcare systems around the world.
Research has revealed that stress can destabilise our DNA, thereby compromising our genetic integrity, leading to the increase in many of the diseases we as a society are grappling with. Stress on an ongoing basis is one of the biggest challenges faced by the human race but in short bursts it can actually offer tremendous potential to grow, break personal barriers and excel. This book is therefore one of resilience not avoidance.
Full of tools and skills to buffer the adverse effects of stress and enhance functionality and health, The Stress Code is a response to the global call for stress management solutions. Supported by extensive scientific research, the book offers comprehensive and structured insights and interventions to assist in thriving in adversity.
Essential reading for matriculants, first year university and college students – and their parents!
Your First Year Of Varsity talks directly to Grade 12 learners and first year university and college students who arrive at their place of higher education filled with hopes, expectations, fears and dreams; yet with little understanding of what this new world means and how to adapt, grow – and graduate.
The book addresses all the rules, demands, behaviours, skills and cultural shifts that will turn an undergraduate into a viable part of higher education life. Foster and Mofokeng have written the book in plain English and it is accessible to anyone who can read a magazine or newspaper. An empathetic, no-nonsense and practical guide to understanding the cultural and academic divide between high school and college or university.
We move through life as it moves through us. We make up stories in our minds. And often these stories overlap.
We hope with all our heart. We dream. We love, often deeply. We experience some gains and some losses. Each of these moments leave an imprint on the rich tapestry of our souls. Sometimes the only way to share the awesomeness is by whispering a few words on the wind.
Memoirs For Kimya is a collection of whispers and a tribute to the many people we meet along life's journey.
Be the best version of you that YOU can be.
How can you learn to truly love yourself? How can you transform negative emotions into positive ones? Is it possible to find lasting happiness? In this book, Instagram guru Vex King answers all of these questions and more.
Vex overcame adversity to become a source of hope for thousands of young people, and now draws from his personal experience and his intuitive wisdom to inspire you to:
In this book, Vex will show you that when you change the way you think, feel, speak and act, you begin to change the world.
Doen dit wéér só is’n samestelling van Vrouekeur se gewilde wenkerubriek. Dié weeklikse rubriek benadruk die idee dat jy met min baie kan doen. Daar’s wenke vir jou kombuis, sitkamer, kamer en badkamer. En die helde van dié boek? Suurlemoen, asyn en koeksoda! Jy kan feitlik enigiets daarmee skoonmaak.
Mariana serves food fresh from her own extensive vegetable, fruit and herb garden, prepared in her own unique way.
Her delightful book includes recipes for the restaurant’s top dishes, along with vegetable dishes, classic dishes, and Mariana’s favourite childhood foods.
Divided seasonally into four sections, this is the ultimate cookery book for those who love fresh, honest, delicious in-season eating.
Op die agterstoep van Marianas eet 'n mens happie vir happie met 'n uitsig op die plek waar jou maaltyd gebore is - nou word dié lekkerte in 'n boek omskep.
In 2000 het Mariana Esterhuizen en haar man Peter op die pragtige klein dorpie Stanford 'n restaurant - Marianas - oopgemaak. Sedertdien het dié restaurant een van die land se top-eetplekke geword en is hulle maande vooruit vol bespreek met smulpape wat van heinde en verre soheentoe optrek. Mariana volg die tuin-na-tafel beginsel en gebruik groente, vars kruie en vrugte uit haar eie tuin. Die pragstuk van 'n boek, ingedeel volgens die seisoene, bevat: gunstelinge uit Mariana se kinderdae, die restaurant se top-disse, gunstelinge uit die groentetuin, en gunstelinge van klassieke kokke (Mariana is 'n passievolle kookboekversamelaar).
Resepte dek die volle spektum: artisjok-geregte, soppe, kerrievis, koekstruif met bessies, gemmerbier, en vyekonfyt - alles selfgemaak!
What if your animal friend went missing?
This is an essential guide book for all animal lovers, based on the author's own personal story of Biggles, a fluffy, ginger tom getting out of his box on the runway of Cape Town International Airport, and how and why it took six weeks to get him back. Using very practical steps in the art of animal communication, Wynter Worsthorne helps you to know what to do if your beloved animal companion decides to go walk-about.
This will not only teach you the skills of consciously connecting with your animal friend, but how to still your fears, understand why animals go missing and how to cope with all of the emotions involved. Don't wait until your beloved furry or feathered friend goes on an adventure without you before you read it. Be prepared.
Where is Biggles? includes stories from many animal lovers about how, by using Wynter's reliable techniques, they have found their missing animal friends.
This isn’t a how-to-build-your-business book, but rather one that offers insights into the thinking and experiences of people who have built businesses, have seen them fail, and have seen them shoot the lights out.
Gil Oved, Lebo Gunguluza, Polo Leteka, Vinny Lingham and Vusi Thembekwayo were once in the same position in which all entrepreneurs find themselves before they take that deep breath and dive in. They know how it feels – the excitement, the passion, the sense of making a difference through offering something original, complex or simple. They know the disappointments when things don’t go according to plan, when funding is not forthcoming, and when a business fails dismally despite every best effort. They have walked the road and fallen into the potholes. They took the knocks and learnt from the lessons.
Key is that they learnt from their mistakes and were undeterred. They tried again. And again. And, sometimes, yet again. They persevered until they did it. And they’re still doing it.
'A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read' ZADIE SMITH Jaron Lanier, the world-famous Silicon Valley scientist-pioneer and 'high-tech genius' (Sunday Times) who first alerted us to the dangers of social media, explains why its toxic effects are at the heart of its design, and explains in ten simple arguments why liberating yourself from its hold will transform your life and the world for the better. Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together - it is tearing us apart. In Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Jaron Lanier draws on his insider's expertise to explain precisely how social media works - by deploying constant surveillance and subconscious manipulation of its users - and why its cruel and dangerous effects are at the heart of its current business model and design. As well as offering ten simple arguments for liberating yourself from its addictive hold, his witty and urgent manifesto outlines a vision for an alternative that provides all the benefits of social media without the harm. So, if you want a happier life, a more just and peaceful world, or merely the chance to think for yourself without being monitored and influenced by the richest corporations in history, then the best thing you can do, for now, is delete your social media accounts - right now. You will almost certainly become a calmer and possibly a nicer person in the process.
You know you should be doing something to help save our planet, but it sounds hard, something that you will tackle another day.
Going green all at once is too much for almost anyone to achieve. Instead, try to make just one change, or add one new sustainable habit, each week. After one year you will be amazed at how much you have accomplished.
A Greener Tomorrow will give you tips on simple things that you can start doing straight away – be it at work, at home, and in your garden. Let’s all do our part in saving this planet – allowing our children’s grandchildren to still live in a world that is beautiful.
A Greener Tomorrow contains over 150 bite-sized chunks of greening advice from the likes of eco-friendly South Africans Arthur Goldstuck; Ashley Hayden; Barry Ronge; Brand Pretorius; Bryan Habana; Casey B. Dolan; Caspe De Vries; Damon Galgut; Gary Kirsten; Jan Braai; Jane Griffiths; Jassy Mackenzie; John van de Ruit; Marc Lottering; Max du Preez; Michiel Heyns; Paige Nick; Romy Titus; Tanit Phoenix; Tony Leon and more.
`You empower yourself and then you reach out to others.' Uplifting life lessons from one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known... through the eyes of the grandson whose life he changed forever. In his book Going to the Mountain, Ndaba Mandela shares the story of his coming-of-age alongside South Africa's rebirth. It is a remarkable journey, and one that took him from the violent, segregated Soweto ghettos to his grandfather's presidential home. As a young boy, Ndaba was constantly shunted from place to place. But at eleven years old he was unexpectedly invited to live with his grandfather, Nelson Mandela, even though he had met him only once before, during a prison visit. And, slowly, they built a relationship that would affect both of them profoundly. Ndaba's teenage years were complicated, but as he approached his twenty-first birthday, Mandela decided that Ndaba was finally ready to `go to the mountain' - a test of courage during which you become a man. At the end of this gruelling ritual journey, the elders of the Mandelas' tribe gathered and Ndaba's grandfather was there, as ever, to share his greatest life lessons. From Nelson Mandela, Ndaba learned the spirit of endurance, the triumph of forgiveness, the power of resistance and the beauty of reconciliation. And as Mandela grew older, Ndaba had the chance to repay his grandfather's love and support by demonstrating the ways in which he'd understood all that he had taught him. Intimate and inspirational, Going to the Mountain is a powerful reminder of how one person can impact profoundly on another, and a testament to the awesome power within us to change ourselves and our world.
From the bestselling author of This Naked Mind It's YOUR body... It's YOUR mind... It's YOUR choice... There are a million reasons why you might drink. It tastes great. You feel more sociable. Sex is better. It helps you relax. But are you really in control? Whether you're reading this because you know you drink too much and want to quit, or whether you just want to cut back for a while, this book is for you. The Alcohol Experiment is a 30-day programme with a difference. Each day, it will show you a new way of thinking about booze, and ask you to look a little closer at why we drink, what we get out of it, and whether it's really the alcohol that's giving us what we want. In the bestselling This Naked Mind, Annie Grace offered a completely revolutionary solution to dependency, and a path to sobriety. Now, let Annie give you the tools you need to understand alcohol - whether or not it's a problem. Packed with humour, patience and the latest research, try The Alcohol Experiment today, and take control of your drinking for good. Praise for This Naked Mind: `The book that changed my life' `BUY IT. READ IT. IT WORKS.' `Impossible to exaggerate the power of this book' `Inspirational' `The most powerful book I've ever read' `Not at all preachy' `Totally changed my thinking'
`You empower yourself and then you reach out to others.' Uplifting life lessons from one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known... through the eyes of the grandson whose life he changed forever. In his book Going to the Mountain, Ndaba Mandela shares the story of his coming-of-age alongside South Africa's rebirth. It is a remarkable journey, and one that took him from the violent, segregated Sowetto ghettos to his grandfather's presidential home. As a young boy, Ndaba was constantly shunted from place to place. But at eleven years old he was unexpectedly invited to live with his grandfather, Nelson Mandela, even though he had met him only once before, during a prison visit. And, slowly, they built a relationship that would affect both of them profoundly. Ndaba's teenage years were complicated, but as he approached his twenty-first birthday, Mandela decided that Ndaba was finally ready to `go to the mountain' - a test of courage during which you become a man. At the end of this gruelling ritual journey, the elders of the Mandelas' tribe gathered and Ndaba's grandfather was there, as ever, to share his greatest life lessons. From Nelson Mandela, Ndaba learned the spirit of endurance, the triumph of forgiveness, the power of resistance and the beauty of reconciliation. And as Mandela grew older, Ndaba had the chance to repay his grandfather's love and support by demonstrating the ways in which he'd understood all that he had taught him. Intimate and inspirational, Going to the Mountain is a powerful reminder of how one person can impact profoundly on another, and a testament to the awesome power within us to change ourselves and our world.
Together, we can change the world There is little doubt that our beautiful planet is now under huge threat; our weather is more extreme, plastic litters our oceans, industrial production and farming methods wreak havoc on the environment and mass deforestation has led to the extinction of many species. Carry on this way and it's almost certain that sea levels will continue to rise, there will be extreme heatwaves, loss of the polar ice caps and mass pollution; in short, a very worrying future for us all. We need to take action before it's too late, and we can all do our bit to help. This guide is full of simple tips we can all incorporate into our daily lives, and will demonstrate how small eco-friendly changes can have a huge positive effect on the world around us. They might even save the planet.
Hoe kry jy dit reg om jouself te herlaai en net asem te skep as alles wat moontlik verkeerd kan loop op een slag gebeur?
Ousus het met ŉ dik mond uit die bed geklim, die melk is net genoeg vir een koppie koffie, en daar is nog drie ander wat ook moet kry! By die werk laat weet boetie sy taak lê nog by die huis en hy het dit nou nodig of dis ŉ nul vir gisteraand se laat werk. En boonop verstaan jou kollega by die werk nie dat jy eintlik baie besig is nie.
As jy al sulke dae beleef het, weet jy dat daar nie sommer iets is wat dit kan omkeer nie. Die probleme raak net groter en jou irritasievlakke skiet deur die dak. Later byt jy almal se koppe af en selfs die hond loop wye draaie om jou. Dan is dit tyd dat jy Susan Coetzer se nuwe boek, Mamma het ŉ breek nodig, vir jou koop.
Sy sal jou op haar humoristiese manier vertel dat sy ook sulke dae beleef en hoe jy dit beter kan maak. Of dit nou is met ŉ lekker stappie om die blok of om terug te grom vir die probleme. Susan se boek sal jou dag beter maak.
Gretha Wiid se huwelikspakket bevat 26 geheime om ’n paartjie te help saamstaan teen enigiets wat julle uitmekaar wil trek. Die aparte boekie Liefdesuitdaging sal help om julle vaardighede te slyp sodat julle sterker anderkant sal uitkom.
Ons hardloop die rotteresies, net om eendag wakker te word en te besef: Ons twee is nie meer so naby aan mekaar soos voorheen nie. Een effektiewe manier om ’n huwelik te laat hou is om tyd en energie daarin te belê en julle huwelik die hoogste prioriteit te maak – soos toe julle nog uitgegaan het.
Gretha Wiid deel haar insigte, soos hoe om die konneksie te behou ten spyte van hindernisse en hoe om op die regte manier te baklei. Sy gee ook nuttige gereedskap om die sprankel te behou, selfs as julle al lank getroud is. En hoe om seksuele en emosionele probleme te oorkom.
Of julle pas getroud is of al baie sakke sout saam opgeëet het, of net wil voorberei vir die reis, ’n Huwelik wat hou! sal julle verhouding omskep in ’n vervullende, suksesvolle en voorspoedige huwelik.
’N LIEFDESUITDAGING VIR JOU (EN VIR HOM)
Die aparte boekie Liefdesuitdaging bevat voorstelle en oefeninge om julle verhoudingsvaardighede te slyp sodat julle kan saamwerk aan ’n vervullende verhouding.
HOE WERK DIT?
Elkeen lees die spesifieke tema en gebruik die spasie in die aparte boekie om julle gedagtes neer te skryf. Julle maak dan ’n afspraak, ontmoet mekaar by julle gunstelingplek, en bespreek dit met mekaar. So herhaal julle die stappe vir elke tema.
GETROUDWEES, LIEFDE EN SEKS OUDIOBOEK (CD)
Ingesluit by dié huwelikspakket is die oudioboek Getroudwees, liefde en seks (MP3-formaat) met 16 klanksnitte, om julle te help om die probleme in julle huwelik anders te hanteer as in die verlede.
Timeless wisdom on controlling anger in personal life and politics from the Roman Stoic philosopher and statesman Seneca In his essay "On Anger" (De Ira), the Roman Stoic thinker Seneca (c. 4 BC-65 AD) argues that anger is the most destructive passion: "No plague has cost the human race more dear." This was proved by his own life, which he barely preserved under one wrathful emperor, Caligula, and lost under a second, Nero. This splendid new translation of essential selections from "On Anger," presented with an enlightening introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, offers readers a timeless guide to avoiding and managing anger. It vividly illustrates why the emotion is so dangerous and why controlling it would bring vast benefits to individuals and society. Drawing on his great arsenal of rhetoric, including historical examples (especially from Caligula's horrific reign), anecdotes, quips, and soaring flights of eloquence, Seneca builds his case against anger with mounting intensity. Like a fire-and-brimstone preacher, he paints a grim picture of the moral perils to which anger exposes us, tracing nearly all the world's evils to this one toxic source. But he then uplifts us with a beatific vision of the alternate path, a path of forgiveness and compassion that resonates with Christian and Buddhist ethics. Seneca's thoughts on anger have never been more relevant than today, when uncivil discourse has increasingly infected public debate. Whether seeking personal growth or political renewal, readers will find, in Seneca's wisdom, a valuable antidote to the ills of an angry age.
The Angry Therapist who has helped thousands of men find more happiness in their relationships and more purpose in their lives now shares his insights with everyone in this powerful guide-self-help in a shotglass-covering essential topics, from vulnerability and posturing to workouts and women. Deep in post-divorce soul searching, John Kim came to an astonishing realization: he was a miserable f*ck who might just be to blame for the problems in his life. Armed with this new insight, he began The Angry Therapist blog-an admission that, while he was a licensed therapist and life coach, he was no better than the people who sought his advice. In his first post, "My Fucking Feelings," he wrote about the struggles and shortcomings that had led him to this point. As his work caught on, catapulting him into the role of unlikely and unconventional guide for thousands of people all over the world, Kim evolved from behaving like a boy to living like a man-and showed his clients how to do so as well. In I Used to Be a Miserable F*ck, Kim delivers the dos and don'ts for stepping up and into manhood, which he defines by transparency and strength of character, not six-pack abs or a corner office. With his signature no-nonsense approach that will make you laugh and think, Kim takes you on a rugged, rough and tumble road trip of self-exploration and discovery, sharing his wisdom and insights, such as why: Being nice is for boys, and being kind is for men Scheduling man dates could make you a better friend, lover, and human being Peeing in the shower is a sign of a larger problem Arguing, judging, and answering, "I dunno" are keeping you from a healthy relationship, a great career, and a happy life We are not born men. We are born boys. The transition from misery to meaning is an internal process that requires work: reflection, pain, courage, and sometimes, a rebirth. Kim knows because he's been there. The truth is, men weren't meant to just pay bills and die. With this book as your guide, you will love hard, walk tall, and find a life filled with purpose and passion.
`This enjoyable book could bring about profound change' Professor Steve Peters author of The Chimp Paradox ARE YOU WRESTLING WITH A PIG OF A PROBLEM? Pig Wrestling is a simple story with a powerful message. Read it in under an hour, and you'll be ready to tackle any type of sticky situation in work or life. Meet a stressed Young Manager, whose teams are at each other's throats. At his local coffee bar he shares his frustrations with his barista - who turns out to be more than he seems. It's the start of a journey into Pig Wrestling - a process that can be used to resolve any seemingly impossible problem. By reframing the issue we can all create change, whenever and wherever we need it most. Developed out of the authors' work in elite sports and business - including Manchester City, Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill and the England Cricket team - this instantly memorable story will help you thrive in complex and messy times.
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