Nelson Mandela dies – A Life of Impact

Graffiti art of Nelson Mandela by Thierry Ehrmann, courtesy of Wikipedia (click to open)
Graffiti art of Nelson Mandela by Thierry Ehrmann, courtesy of Wikipedia (click to open)

Having just heard the news of Nelson Mandela’s passing, I cannot help but reflect on the amazing impact this one man has had during his lifetime.

What captivates me most is the story of a dream, and determination for a better future.

He was able to overcome obstacles, having served 27 years (of a life sentence) then to be released in 1990, to become the first black South African President by 1994.

The legacy of Nelson Mandela, to me, will always beg the question – what do I do next?

Make your time count… Impact the world!

Source: Wikipedia, The Australian, SMS from my mum

Social Media Savy

A recent article I read highlighted the risks posed by social media, in particular the huge amounts of personal information we often provide so freely. Being Christmas, I thought it a good time to remind everyone that social media is a public forum. Don’t put things online that you wouldn’t want your worst enemy to know!

Here are a few important tips to keep you, and your family, and house, safe this Christmas: Continue reading Social Media Savy

How to live to be 100+

Dan Buettner, best selling author, explorer and writer for National Geographic, explores some of the characteristics of longevity. Sometimes its both who you know and what you know…

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Some of the interesting points include keeping yourself moving in little ways, having a good friendship group around you, knowing how to eat to avoid excess, and not retiring!

I have to thank |b for bringing this to my attention, I shall return the favour with a few more longevity articles I have, keep posted for more!

I would love to hear some feedback on this, so by all means, please comment.