**Males or hyper sensitive readers turn away now. I'm 44. Shhhh. Don't tell anyone. My stock answer is "I'm forever 21".I'm greying, things are sagging and the rest are either tired, veiny or dry. I'm in active peri – menopause, but I couldn't be happier! Relieved would be a better word. You see, I've always…… Continue reading My Journey to Menopause
Claim to fame: my sister – in – law, rocking Glam-ma to 3 grandkids, expat teacher, living and working in the UAE for the past 13 years, sans hubby, go – getter and never – quitter.Challenge: post – 40 career change and international move. Roberta qualified as a teacher the year I was born. Process…… Continue reading Challenges Series: Roberta Roodt
I am loving the idea of creating this series. As with all great ideas it stems from a personal need. My issue was always that in order to find a solution to a female specific question I had to wade through a morass of male oriented books, advice websites and articles. For instance, if I…… Continue reading About the Challenges Series
Secret sharing time: until last November (2016), I had no idea who I was and what I represented. And as the old adage goes " If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything".And fall I did. Many, many, many times. I fell for sucker jobs that no one else would do, shitty friends…… Continue reading Crafting YOUR Personal Brand: The Method to the Madness
Being a business woman and entrepreneur means you’ve always ALWAYS got to look the part. It all speaks of respect for yourself and for the people you’re interacting with. In the UAE people tend to get dressed up to take their dog for a walk so the stakes are marginally higher. I’m no supermodel, neither…… Continue reading 5 days of Summer Office Chic
I love working out, but not working out working out if you know what I mean? I’m not ever going to be that person that has to plan to go to a class or a gym. A personal opinion on gyms: yuck! A dumping ground for the collective germs and bacteria from every epidemic movie.…… Continue reading Finding your Motivation after Falling off the Fitness Bandwagon
Aeons ago, when I was still at high school, a teacher made me take an aptitude test. In those days those tests were a thing and, together with good marks could get you into a good university. I was in standard 9 ( grade 11) when I tested off the charts in Language ability and…… Continue reading Am I too old for a career change?