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This is a tale of two cities ‒ Scare City and Synchroni City. You can choose to stay in either for as long as you like.

Tip 1. Start a Facebook group It’s a great way to reach out and communicate with your readers. My book details the true-life experiences of the Coterie of Hygge Queens, a women-only cyber tribe propelled by the principles of clarity, connection, and sovereignty. Tip 2. Create an informative press release with relevant information Here’s how …

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Queen up and seize the reins of your life with Reign – 16 secrets from 6 Queens to rule your world with clarity, connection & sovereignty When Caroline Hurry’s travel writing career stalled mid-air due to lockdowns and lashings of red tape around international borders, she began to feel lonely and isolated. Her choice to …

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The Sun sings. All the time. A complex pattern of acoustic waves coursing through its interior causes it to vibrate. Birds sing to the beat of these rhythmic sounds that Nasa has recorded. Bees dance and hum in the key of C, not B. Who knew? Sunlight’s ultrasound frequency kills bacteria in seconds. Promotes hormonal …

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‟All shoes automatically convert the normal to the abnormal, the natural to the unnatural. No therapy or mechanical device can fully reverse the gait from wrong to right, no matter how precisely designed or expertly applied.”


Seen from the Danube, the city’s Gothic spires, cupolas and castles crossed by balletic bridges seems like a mirage

Before you start writing, review your notes for the most articulate quotes or important facts and build a skeleton to flesh out with words.

Back in another space-time continuum when you could smoke on planes, hitchhike into Hillbrow, and ‘knock three times on the ceiling if you want me’, I sent Linda Shaw (right) to an astrologer for her birthday. Since Linda’s witty ability to lance the boil of any suppurating issue had long made her an acolyte magnet, it came as no surprise (to me) when her chart revealed a hitherto unexplored destiny as South Africa’s foremost astrology queen.

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Lurching over the shifting sands of Pharoahs’ lands Egypt’s heat hovers like a lovelorn drunk breathing pungent fumes over everyone in its proximity.  Respite in our air-conditioned hotel room at Ains Soukhna on the Red Sea – odd name when the water’s blue – is temporary. Open your door and the sun greets you like …

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