Ed’s Let­ter

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Sur­vival, for me, means mak­ing my salary stretch un­til month end, sur­viv­ing a hard day at work or get­ting my boys through yet an­other school year. How­ever, putting this is­sue to­gether made me re­alise how the con­cept of sur­vival is dif­fer­ent for ev­ery­one. Each of the four women fea­tured in our Cel­e­brate Life sec­tion (page 55) de­scribes how man­ag­ing an ill­ness like breast can­cer is a daily chal­lenge. Yet, their sto­ries are proof that wak­ing up daily and fight­ing to stay healthy is a blessing. Their strength is ad­mirable!

This en­tire is­sue is jam-packed with tools to en­sure that you don’t just sur­vive, but thrive as well. Our food ed­i­tor Tumelo Se­bopa demon­strates that ‘you are what you eat’ with great ideas on how to in­cor­po­rate fresh in­gre­di­ents into your daily meals — from vi­brant poke bowls to thirst-quench­ing sum­mer spritzers.

Our re­la­tion­ship fea­ture high­lights that mar­riage shouldn’t be treated as a sea­son of Sur­vivor, to see who will sub­mit or back down first. Mar­riage should be about re­ceiv­ing love and sup­port from your part­ner, while you will­ingly give of yourself. We hope the in­sights in this month’s Mind Power fea­ture will em­power you to say ‘No’ and let go of your ‘I must save ev­ery­one’ men­tal­ity. Some­times, it’s okay to put yourself first. Af­ter all, #SelfishIsTheNewSelfLove!

On a lighter note, our fash­ion and beauty team has put to­gether a com­pre­hen­sive guide of the lat­est scents to add to your fra­grance col­lec­tion, and all the shoes, bags and ac­ces­sories you need to up your style stakes.

I chal­lenge you to thrive, and not just sur­vive, for the re­main­der of 2018!

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