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OVER & OUT

   Year end functions                 Budgeting                           Christmas shopping                           EXAMS               Work deadlines                       Holiday [...]

By | December 4th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

The best Christmas gift of all

I know it might still be a few weeks away, but there’s that feeling in the air… Christmas is around the corner! Slowly but surely shopping centers are bringing their Christmas trees out of storage, dusting off the decorations and making plans to outshine last years’ colourful display. Suitable “body types” are being approached to [...]

By | November 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Choose your addictive habits wisely

I was recently taken by surprise, when an interesting new feature called “Screen Time” appeared on my phone after an operating system upgrade. This feature reports how much time you’ve spent using your phone. It also breaks it up into categories such as productivity, reading and reference, social networking and entertainment. Now your daily usage [...]

By | October 19th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

Calming anxious kids through sensory play

I consider myself one of the lucky people who experienced a mainly stress-free childhood. Afternoons were filled with valuable fun times spent with friends. After school and (a little bit of) homework, we’d ride our bicycles to the park, play on the slides and swings, climb trees, bake mud cakes, build imaginary castles in the [...]

By | September 26th, 2018|Education blog|0 Comments

25% of people dislike eating the skin of fruit. Are you one?

ARE YOU A FUSSY EATER?   Parents often consult Occupational Therapists when trying to address their children’s picky eating habits. The parents’ most common concerns typically include: refusal to eat yoghurt with whole fruit pieces gagging when they attempt to eat fruit with pips avoiding unpeeled fruit not tolerating different foods on their plate touching [...]

By | August 29th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

49% of people like rollercoasters. Are you one?

As a child, I remember visiting the amusement park at the Rand Easter show with my family. We were very excited at the prospect of going on “The Big Dipper”. In those years it was one of the best rollercoaster rides. I recall standing in the queue, waiting my turn and getting overwhelmed with excitement [...]

By | August 13th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

Searching for your perfect match

During a recent visit with a single, forty-something friend of mine, the following question came up during our discussions (as I knew it would… as it always does…): “When you met your future husband, did he meet all your preconceived requirements for a perfect life partner?” Of course, I tried to steer the discussion in [...]

By | August 3rd, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

Sensory seeking or Sensory avoiding?

When I met my husband years ago, I was introduced to the world of a practical, DIY, go-getter who doesn’t hesitate to dirty his hands to get the job done.  Initially, I'd get very excited at the prospect of tackling a new project around the house. The thought of spending time together doing something to [...]

By | July 3rd, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments