Sandy Harvey has a lifelong passion for writing and found this highly satisfactory years ago when encouraged by her colleagues to create articles for the College magazine and preparing presentations related to animal anti-cruelty and environmental protection.
In later years she was excited at the prospect of taking journalism to a higher level and is inspired by researching and digesting topics across the board.
Her years of lecturing in the beauty industry have been of great advantage in sharing her knowledge when writing for the cosmetic industry, proudly for the Matsimela brand.
She has discovered that perfecting the art of writing is fascinating as there is unlimited knowledge out there to be explored, one never stagnates and the satisfaction of sharing this with others is a joy in itself.
The celebration of Easter is a highlight on the Christian calendar arousing strong emotions relating to the life, death and resurrection Of Jesus Christ. The belief in the bodily not metaphorical resurrection is a corner stone of Christianity and this is thought to have changed something fundamental to the world and humanity.
The belief that Jesus is the redeemer of mankind is embedded in the Christian faith and of all the religions, Christianity is still the largest in the world.
In some communist countries like North Korea, religion is not tolerated and severe torture and even execution can result .
The colour blue is generally non- threatening and represents calmness and serenity, but when feeling hopeless and worthless a person could well be suffering from “the blues”.
There is a well known old song called “singing the blues” ` the singer having being ditched by the love of his life. If true that love rules the world, then being without this vital emotion one can easily feel rotten and down trodden.
Sadly so many people have the notion that being eco-conscious will not make a difference and that only the fanatical types count in this realm.
Every product purchased affects the planet as resources such as water, energy and raw materials are utilized and around the world landfills are increasing at an alarming rate. In the case of poorly governed countries these are collapsing as we frequently witness on our news broadcasts.
We honestly do live in an “infomercial” era and firmly believe that something is amiss should we not look perfect.
Add to this notion that there are over 10,000 skin care companies worldwide trying to convince the public that ranges of products are essential to keep us looking our best from our “tippy-toes” to the hairline.
Human beings are creatures of habit and we get a great deal of comfort from routine, so why then should we attempt to change it.
This will be discussed later in the article.
Habits may also be termed rituals and patterns of behaviour that allow one to carry out everyday activities or routines without thinking why.
The reason for returning to old habits so often is due to neural pathways established which are not deleted.
Unconditional giving requires no sense of self benefit, not only at celebratory times but when ever the need arises.
Giving should be part and parcel of the human spirit, not rewarding oneself or seeing this as some grand sacrifice, but rather a noble deed.
In fact, a man’s true wealth is the good he does in this life and that no one has ever become poor by giving.
The week after Christmas can leave one in limbo, an awkward in-between kind of time. After all, did one not plan for the season weeks in advance for the ambience of joy and togetherness and it all comes to an abrupt halt. No wonder many vow and swear never to get caught up with the madness again, but fortunately there are 11 months ahead to “get over it”!
New year resolutions have been in existence for over 4000 years and so too has been the act of breaking them by the onset of Easter mainly due to lack of perseverance, willpower and motivation.
If resolutions are intended to increase our personal desires and pursuit of pleasure these can be associated with hedonism.
Considering what lies ahead, some think that happiness is unattainable, elusive but in fact is not random, rather attributed to deliberate choices and activities.
The MatsiMela Home Spa range of products is constantly growing and developing with ethos of caring for yourself and the environment. MatsiMela Home Spa is premier body care range that was developed by Wayne and Olivia Nel in 2005.