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If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

2 Jun 2015

Whether you are employed, self-employed or happily non-employed, you can’t afford to let Winter 2015 give you the blues or put you in your sick bed – Eskom’s ongoing contribution to our woes notwithstanding.

Be particularly careful of the flu this season. It hit the Northern Hemisphere hard and is trending higher in South Africa than in previous years (see the “Explore flu trends - South Africa (Experimental)” graph at

Enjoy Winter and stay on top form all the way through to Spring with these random websites to help you keep warm, healthy and happy –

• “7 Scientific Tips for Staying Warm” on the LiveScience website at

• “8 Ways to Enjoy the Winter Months” on the Aurora Mental Health Centre website at

• You Tube’s short video “8 Sick Remedies That Actually Work - Scientifically!” at

• ‘Solopreneurs’: Use the Time Management Matrix and other tips in “When Illness Strikes, the Entrepreneur is Ready to Fight” on the That’s The Idea website at

• “Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the Winter Blues” by Good Health at

• Take everyone out for a meal without breaking the bank. Google “Winter Restaurant Specials” for your area, or have a look at EatOut’s “Winter restaurant specials: our 2015 list” at

• Or stay in with a special Winter treat – see how “How to Make Sipping Chocolate” on Food52

Have a Great (and Happy, Healthy) June and don’t forget Father' s Day on the 21st)!