Delights

This is a fun page for readers. I find and read delightful articles, snippets, blogs, pictures and books that are funky, factual or fancy. They are about communication, popular media, music, film, advertising, design and humankind. The Internet is just the coolest, best invention ever – what will we do without it? Imagine a humongous library every minute at the virtual tips of our fingers, 24/7.

I am a watcher-of-humans and researcher, and I find some of the articles here below so cool.

Some of these connect with my own stories and life, such as my own ongoing struggle of decades against the incurable auto-immune diseases of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ulcerative Colitis (an incurable tummy disease), which caused the loss of my entire colon. (I know, Superwoman and friends …)

I have completed a Gender Reconciliation Facilitator course last year, and I admire all the wonderful work women do everywhere to make the world a better place. (I like men and their work too!) One subject that gets me going is the stereotypes in the media of women and men. It’s really sad how mass society gets fed by silly images and ideals in magazines, films, books and television. And then our relationships and expectations suffer because of those stereotypes.

I hope you enjoy these delightful findings as much as I enjoyed them!

GENDER AND FEMINISM

The false stories the media tell us about romantic love and sex

CHRONIC AND AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASES, CHRONIC PAIN AND THE LESSONS OF ILLNESS

It is really tough to live with daily pain (and no, it’s not mind over matter, it is real)

WHY DO OUR MINDS DRIVE US CRAZY?

How minds affect us to think stupidly

POPULAR CULTURE AND THE MEDIA

Women are (mostly only) prizes in video and computer games

Why we need daydreaming and libraries

EVERYDAY BLESSINGS

A cup of blessings and grace – “Tea embodies the union of heaven, earth and man”~ Chinese Proverb. 

STORIES AND STORYTELLING

Quotes from children’s stories that we should all know by heart

Lessons for our daughters in tough times

AWESOME PHOTOS AND PICTURES

Eyes are the windows to your soul

Why we need daydreaming and libraries

TELEVISION SERIES AND MOVIES

Yeah, the new season of stories is starting!

DELICIOUSNESS OF CAPE TOWN LIVING

Cape Town has thousands of wonderful restaurants and eateries.  Here is Cape Town’s “let’s do lunch-spots”.

BOOKS, BOOKS – AND GREAT QUOTES TO ENCOURAGE YOU DURING TOUGH TIMES

The 100 best books, according to various peeps

GREAT BRANDING LESSONS

The best branding and marketing tool

AWESOME BLOGS AND WRITING

Pinup girls – then and now