Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Today we spoke about responsible tourism and education for the child of the incarcerated


Keeping the community in the know

(Reuters Health) - With Americans chugging energy drinks like never before, fears are growing among doctors that the ingredients might be putting some consumers at risk. In a new report out Monday, Florida pediatricians describe cases of seizures, delusions, heart problems and kidney or liver damage in people who had downed one or more non-alcoholic energy drinks -- including brands like Red Bull, Spike Shooter and Redline.

Today’s Inspiration of the day
40 ways to live life without regrets
“The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” ~ Unknown
1. Realize that it’s okay to make mistakes. Just make sure to learn from your past mistakes, forgive yourself and move on.
2. Make your health and wellness a top priority and always take care of yourself so you’re ready to take care of others.
3. Follow your own path—not one that others want you to follow.
4. Find the humor in life and laugh like there is no tomorrow.
5. Relax and move with the flow of life by being unafraid of change.
6. Be adventurous by trying new things and taking more risks.
7. Have more intellectual curiosity and embrace creativity.
8. Try to find happiness with as many different people as you can.
9. Think for yourself instead of letting other people’s opinions influence you too much.
10.Try not to judge people before you get to know them.
11. Be thankful for what you have now instead of thinking about what you don’t have.
12. Wish well upon everyone equally and try to admire without envy.
13. Share your happiness with others instead of hoarding it all for yourself.
14. Don’t try to change someone—love who they are now.
15. Enjoy the journey, not just the destination.
16. Know that happiness is bigger than any bank account.
17. Control negative thoughts so that they don’t contribute to the outcome of your life.
18. Use your energy wisely because spending energy complaining, worrying or being impatient is just wasted energy.
19. Be bold. Find the courage to change things that should be changed and accept that there are some things that cannot be changed.
20.Love your work. If you don’t currently love what you do, figure out what you would love, and take the first step toward that life.

Alderman Felicity Purchase, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Development and Tourism, City of Cape joined me this morning to discuss Responsible tourism week.
Responsible Tourism (RT) is an approach to the management of tourism aimed at maximising benefits (economic, social and environmental) and minimising costs to destinations. Simply put, RT is a tourism which “creates better places for people to live in, and better places to visit” – a phrase coined in Cape Town in 2002 and now widely used around the world.

Lastly Joy Gibbs Founder and Chairperson of the Children’s of the circle foundation stepped into the studios. CCF offers an extra educational support system to the child of the incarcerated. CCF was established in Mitchell's Plain. It is also the only one of its kind in South Africa. CCF is launching their Comprehension/Reading skills programme at the start of March 2011. Classes will run from Westridge library and later in the year depending on the growth of the number of children at Cedars High and Tafelsig Library. To find out more contact Joy Gibbs on Tel: 0783124462 / ccf.dock1@gmail.com

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