Book review: True Style Is What’s Underneath

Book review: True Style Is What’s Underneath

This style book sets out to profile stylish influencers and celebrities who defy the cookie-cutter looks of today’s fashion magazines. A welcome reprieve.

It’s well written and the subjects’ quotes are often thought provoking, honest and inspiring. I’ve included two of my favourites;

“Insecurities sell. What would the fashion industry be like if every woman liked how she looked?”  Staceyann Chin

Yet I felt disappointed by the overriding extravagance of dress depicted by most of the book’s celebs and influencers. It left me feeling like the authors missed an important opportunity – to showcase the value of self expression and self acceptance through the powerful force behind a minimalistic style aesthetic.

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Book review, a novel ‘Off the Reservation’

Book review, a novel ‘Off the Reservation’

Off the Reservation book cover

Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Well, in this novel’s refreshing standpoint author, Glen Merzer, gives Congressman Evan Gorgoni the opportunity to do just that – by running for the American presidency!

This is Merzer’s first novel, and energising at that!  He draws us into a modern-day political adventure where the delivery of honesty, integrity and transparency could possibly win the day, but what about the American presidential elections?

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Book review & my 1st giveaway ever! The Four Agreements

Book review & my 1st giveaway ever! The Four Agreements

 

The Four Agreements A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

This book is on the button.

Author, Miguel Ruiz offers his readers four powerful codes of conduct that can lead us to expressing ourselves with impeccable clarity, kindness and meaning.

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Book review: The End of Dieting (hooray!)

Book review: The End of Dieting (hooray!)

No, The End of Dieting it’s not about being vegan or vegetarian. Yes, you’re at liberty to eat animal-flesh. No, it’s not about lettuce leaves!

 

My diet background

Apparently my Grandmother was always on the latest fad diet. After some turbulent teen years of diet rejections her daughter, my Mother, found some peace in her own “everything in moderation” assumption*. No 3-day pineapple diets, no restricting superior carbohydrates (a body’s vital energy source), no counting calories, not even regression to paleolithic times.

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Book, ‘Choosing to Live’ – chats with this awesome author & adventurer

Book, ‘Choosing to Live’ – chats with this awesome author & adventurer

A solo adventurer. Shot four times. Left for dead deep in the Amazon. High adrenaline, a true account. The book, ‘Choosing to Live’, by Davey du Plessis, adventurer and now author.

I won’t tell you much more of Davey’s Amazon experience, as you’ll have the book to drive into.  What I will share with you is that Davey is a fellow South African, and fuels himself on 100% plant-based foods. Here’s an insightful Q&A interview, between he and I;

Choosing To Live

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