Rest & Relaxation

This May Seem Out Of The Blue

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Rest & Relaxation | Read Time: 3 minutes, 3 seconds
{Hout Bay, South Africa}January is the month for making plans. Sales teams, teachers, wedding planners and people partial to making New Year's resolutions are working hard putting together plans for 2014. This may seems like it is coming out of the blue but January is the time to plan your vacation. Yes, we have just come off a se...
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Life Management

Sabbatical Update Or Has It Really Been 6 Months?

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 32 seconds
On August 1 this past year the green flag dipped and my sabbatical year roared to a start. The image of a starting line and revving engines is the perfect metaphor for August but as I rounded the bend in September the race morphed into more of a Sunday afternoon drive. You might think I'm disappointed that my sabbatical year so quickly went into a new direction but I'm not. At first...
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Life Management

Bumper Sticker Wars

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 12 seconds
Social media is the land of one liners and real time critiques. Sometimes it is amusing and clever while at others it's unkind, crude or at the extreme frighteningly malicious. Take the above placard. On the surface it's encouraging to women who are striving for income parity and job opportunity in the workplace. You can almost hear the...
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Life Management

The Year Of Firsts

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 55 seconds
It's been two weeks since the ball dropped and 2014 was officially ushered in. It didn't take long for me to get back into my routine; I love routines.  My New Year's routine includes exercise, a more wholesome diet and dedicated work hours. I traded in my flute of Champagne for a bottle of water. Even though I've stepped it up at work, I've taken some time to decompress in the evenings from th...
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Life Management

Money Makes The World Go Around

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 3 minutes, 0 seconds
"We have enough money to do whatever we want; we just don't have enough money to do everything we want." ~Ruth SomersWhat is the first thing you think when you hear that a friend is doing something unique, exotic, grand or fun? "Boy, I'd love to do that!" is normally what comes to mind. The next thought that flashes through your mind? "How much did that cost?" Yup,...
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