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March 19, 2019

“Mens sana in corpore sano,” a latin phrase, translated as “a sound mind in a sound body” or “a healthy mind in a healthy body.” This simple phrase is widely used across many sporting and educational platforms primarily to drive home the fact that physical exercise is an essential part of mental and psychological well-being.

The phrase can be traced way back to the Roman empire when a poet by the name off Juvenal was trying to teach his fellow Roman citizens the virtues that he believed  the gods had bestowed upon them to enrich their lives in different ways.

Today, somewhat removed from its original context the phrase has acquired a range of different meanings. Some interpretations understand it as meaning that only a healthy mind can lead to a healthy body, then again perhaps it means that a healthy body can produce and sustain a healthy mind.

Whichever way you look at it, a healthy body, and a healthy mind, are inextricably linked; joined by an invisible thread that weaves them togethe...

March 15, 2019

I sat down on the couch to find my eldest daughter Melissa watching a new series on Netflix called  “Vampire Diaries”. My first reaction after finding out it is a horror with a *18 rating, “This is a load of hogwash, switch it off and do something more productive!” I’m no horror fan.

Then I met Stefan and Damon Salvatore and learnt about their story of undying love with a beautiful teenage girl called Elena Gilbert.

The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural teen drama series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec and is based on the popular novel written by L. J. Smith.

The series is set in the fictional town of Mystic Falls, Virginia and it follows the life of Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), a teenage girl who has just lost both parents in a car accident. Elena falls in love Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) a 162-year-old vampire. Their relationship gets more complicated when Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) Stefan's older brother appears on the...

November 3, 2017

What exactly does a 12 week health and wellness program have to do with a mule?

There is an old story about a farmer whose mule fell into a dry well. The farmer heard the mule ‘braying’ — and soon discovered his misfortune. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer decided that the mule wasn’t worth the time or expense needed to save it. Instead, he called his neighbours together and told them what had happened; and asked them to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him out of his misery.

Initially, the old mule was hysterical and started kicking! But as the dirt continued to hit his back, a thought struck him. It suddenly dawned on him that every time a shovel load of dirt landed on his back, he should shake it off and step up! Load after load of dirt hit him in the back No matter how painful the blows, or how distressing the situation seemed the old mule fought “panic” and just kept right on shaking it off and stepping up!

It was not long before the old mule...

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