Share Your World – Week 8, 2015

Your favorite blog post that you have written? (add link) This is such a good question.  I do not remember having gone back to read past posts.  Once they’re drafted, edited (yes, believe me I do edit them) and published I don’t look back.  I enjoy bloggers’ comments and try to respond to those but…

Monday Memoir: Didn’t We Do Well

Linda Stewart In the vein of A A Milne:  Now we are 35.  Today is our 35th wedding anniversary.  Waking up next to the MOTH and greeted with:  Happy 35th wedding anniversary, makes me happy.   Pardon my sentimentality, but I am old-fashioned.  35 years with the same man.  Sometimes cruising through life, sometimes crashing through…

Share Your World – Week 7, 2015

Linda Stewart Is the paper money in your possession right now organized sequentially according to denomination and with the bills right side up and facing the same way? If the money is in my purse for more than a few days then it is organised into descending denominations towards the front of the purse. What…

World Social Justice Day

Social Justice is a driving force in my work and it piques my personal interest and intellectual and emotional responses to the disadvantage experienced by people because of gender, religion, ethnicity, colour, disability, poverty and social and economic discrimination.  Today is World Social Justice Day and marks the sixth year 20th February has been recognised…

Build Hope – It’s Pivotal

  Linda Stewart In tough circumstances hope can be elusive.  In recovery from addiction it is pivotal. The balance between personal responsibility and a healthy lifestyle is lost in addiction as unexpected challenges and poor coping strategies lead to unsatisfactory outcomes.  The ability to manage difficulty situations diminishes because mind-altering substances (toxins) affect the brain’s…

School Milk: 1960s

Linda Stewart South Africa followed the Milk in Schools programme of the 1950/1960s and there will be many readers with similar memories. The subsidised school milk programme was introduced to help us grow up healthy and strong.  Every complaint (there were many) was met with a stern reminder of the benefit to bones, brains and…