RetiremeantTM - get more meaning from your money

Are you daunted by the prospect of retirement? Do you have dreams for this major transition? Can you envisage a significant second chapter? Author Kim Potgieter brings a unique and inspirational perspective to preparing for your Retiremeant.

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Because we view our clients as part of our family, we love to communicate with them as meaningfully as possible. Our monthly Inflight newsletter offers inspiring insights into retirement: clients’ remarkable stories, Chartered events, a message from Director, Kim Potgieter, and recommended reading – all centred around the Wheel of Balance to help our clients live a fulfilling life.

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RetiremeantTM Workshops

Your journey to living a meaningful and balanced life in RetiremeantTM

This six-hour workshop is aimed at those approaching retirement, typically from age 50 and above. The workshop includes interactive exercises to encourage participants to think about the aspects of their life that influence their goals, dreams and hence their financial futures. It is structured around a personalised workbook for each participant, a support pack take-away that contains vital information including useful tips, such as how to choose a Financial Planner and what a valid Will should contain.

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  • "I wish I had attended this workshop five years ago! It’s made me realise just how important it is to plan for the next chapter."

  • "One of the most relevant workshops that I’ve ever attended! Retirement is an area that we tend to neglect."

  • "Conceptually this workshop is profound."

  • "It really changed the way I view my money and my life."

  • "This workshop has made me realise that our relationship with money is the longest one you will ever have. Combining the idea of a balanced life with money and meaning makes so much sense!"

    Topics covered in this workshop are:

    RetiremeantTM Planning
    • Journey of self-exploration
    • Past memories impact today’s beliefs
    • Redefining retirement
    • Shifting from success to significance
    • Achieving balance in your life
    • Creating your own Wheel of Balance
    • Creating your own Bucket Wheel®
    Financial Planning and Estate Planning
    • Financial planning and the importance of this relationship in retirement
    • Understanding retirement vehicles and what is suitable for you
    • Understanding your Employee Benefits and the importance of the right decisions on the day you retire
    • What it will look like for your family when you die
    • The importance of your investment strategy for retirement, and how it is different from now

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    This six-hour workshop is aimed at those approaching retirement, typically from age 50 and above. The workshop includes interactive exercises to encourage participants to think about the aspects of their life that influence their goals, dreams and hence their financial futures. It is structured around a personalised workbook for each participant, a support pack take-away that contains vital information including useful tips, such as how to choose a Financial Planner and what a valid Will should contain.

    Topics covered in this workshop are:

    RetiremeantTM Planning
    • Journey of self-exploration
    • Past memories impact today’s beliefs
    • Redefining retirement
    • Shifting from success to significance
    • Achieving balance in your life
    • Creating your own Wheel of Balance
    • Creating your own Bucket Wheel®
    Financial Planning and Estate Planning
    • Financial planning and the importance of this relationship in retirement
    • Understanding retirement vehicles and what is suitable for you
    • Understanding your Employee Benefits and the importance of the right decisions on the day you retire
    • What it will look like for your family when you die
    • The importance of your investment strategy for retirement, and how it is different from now

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    • "I wish I had attended this workshop five years ago! It’s made me realise just how important it is to plan for the next chapter."

    • "One of the most relevant workshops that I’ve ever attended! Retirement is an area that we tend to neglect."

    • "Conceptually this workshop is profound."

    • "It really changed the way I view my money and my life."

    • "This workshop has made me realise that our relationship with money is the longest one you will ever have. Combining the idea of a balanced life with money and meaning makes so much sense!"

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      Books on Work

      Work

      Our selection of books relating to work/life balance.

      Work @ Wisdom

      WISDOM @ WORK

      Chip Conley

      Experience is making a comeback. Learn how to repurpose your wisdom.

      At 52, after selling the company he founded and ran as CEO for 24 years, boutique hotelier Chip Conley received a call from the young founders of Airbnb, asking him to help grow their disruptive start-up into a global hospitality giant. He had the industry experience, but lacked in the digital fluency of his 20-something colleagues and would be reporting to a CEO young enough to be his son. Conley learned the secret to thriving as a mid-life worker: learning to marry wisdom and experience with curiosity and a willingness to evolve, hallmarks of the “Modern Elder.”

      At a time when power is shifting younger, companies are finally waking up to the value of the humility, emotional intelligence, and wisdom that come with age. The human skills that mid-career workers possess - good judgment, specialised knowledge, and the ability to collaborate and coach – never expire.

      Wisdom@Work ignites an urgent conversation about ageism in the workplace, calling on us to treat age as we would other type of diversity. Conley liberates the term “elder” from the stigma of “elderly,” and inspires us to embrace wisdom as a path to growing whole, not old. Whether you’ve been forced to make a mid-career change, are choosing to work past retirement age, or are struggling to keep up with the millennials rising up the ranks, Wisdom@Work will help you write your next chapter.

      Senior Wonders

      SENIOR WONDERS

      Karen L Pepkin and Wendell C Taylor

      It's never too late to go after what you want out of life

      This book introduces you to twenty-five individuals who achieved extraordinary success, for the first time, after the age of sixty: men and women from a variety of races, ethnicities, religions, and cultures, who each overcame unique challenges and obstacles in life to accomplish a remarkable feat. Despite their differences in backgrounds and fields of interest, they have one thing in common - they didn't let their age stop them from fulfilling their dreams. Their hard work, determination, and positive outlook on life will open your eyes to your own potential. If you've ever felt like life is passing you by and there's not enough time left to catch up, let alone achieve your dreams, Senior Wonders: People Who Achieved Their Dreams After Age 60 will encourage you to rekindle the dreams you placed on the backburner long ago and help you take the first steps toward attaining those goals that once seemed too far out of reach.

      Don't Stop the Clock

      DON’T STOP THE CAREER CLOCK

      Helen Harkness

      You can work during retirement if you want to – just make sure you are relevant

      This book introduces you to twenty-five individuals who achieved extraordinary success, for the first time, after the age of sixty: men and women from a variety of races, ethnicities, religions, and cultures, who each overcame unique challenges and obstacles in life to accomplish a remarkable feat. Despite their differences in backgrounds and fields of interest, they have one thing in common - they didn't let their age stop them from fulfilling their dreams. Their hard work, determination, and positive outlook on life will open your eyes to your own potential. If you've ever felt like life is passing you by and there's not enough time left to catch up, let alone achieve your dreams, Senior Wonders: People Who Achieved Their Dreams After Age 60 will encourage you to rekindle the dreams you placed on the backburner long ago and help you take the first steps toward attaining those goals that once seemed too far out of reach.

      When To Jump

      WHEN TO JUMP

      Mike Lewis

      Four steps to wholeheartedly pursuing the career of your dreams

      This inspirational book that lays out the “Jump Curve”——through experiences from a variety of people who have jumped and never looked back.

      When is the right time to move from work that is comfortable to a career you have only dared to dream of? How have other people made such a jump? What did they feel when making that jump—and afterward?

      Inspired

      INSPIRED

      Jennifer Lindsay-Renton

      Inspired is a series of conversations held with extraordinary South Africans from a variety of walks of life – from the arts to sport, business, media and the judiciary. The interviewees candidly share their motivations, leadership styles, influences, personal inspirations, defining moments and other aspects of their life stories. In this way, the reader is afforded an uplifting glimpse into the lives of these inspired and inspiring individuals.

      Participants include: Carrol Boyes, Robbie Brozin, Edwin Cameron, Bobby Godsell, Ferial Haffajee, Michael Jordaan, Gary Kirsten, Wendy Luhabe, Kabelo Mabalane, Nizenande Machi, Thuli Madonsela, Herman Mashaba, Yogavelli Nambiar, Terence Nombembe, Sizwe Nxasana, Francois Pienaar, Maria Ramos

      Leader Eat Last

      LEADERS EAT LAST

      Simon Sinek

      A splendid vision of how things can be

      Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

      Work Simply

      WORK SIMPLY

      Carson Tate

      Enjoy your work by knowing your productivity style

      If you sometimes feel you spend more time managing your productivity than doing actual work, it’s time for a change. In Work Simply, renowned productivity expert Carson Tate offers a step-by-step guide to making work simple again by using the style that works best for you.

      Tate has helped thousands of men and women better manage their time and become more productive. Her success owes partly to the realization that most of us fit into one of four distinct productivity styles: Arrangers, who think about their projects in terms of the people involved; Prioritizers, who are the definition of “goal-oriented”; Visualizers, who possess a unique ability to comprehend the big picture; and Planners, who live for the details.

      Books on Giving Back

      Give Back

      Our selection of books relating to giving back in life.

      Going Green - 365 ways to change the world

      GOING GREEN

      Simon Gear

      365 Ways To Change Our World.

      Polluted air, rising temperatures and dwindling resources - everyone is talking about the dire state of the planet and global warming. The want to green their lives, but where to start?

      South Africa's favourite weatherman Simon Gear has a solution: 365 easy-to implement tips to help you make your world a greener place, one day at a time. This tried and tested advice is a perfect beginner's guide to help you decrease your carbon footprint and make your environment more sustainable. From the incredibly easy: brew coffee from home (saves you time, money and a couple of trees); take the stairs (and cut your chance of dying young by 15%); to the intrepid and exciting: make your own wine (any sugary liquid that has been left to go off then strained to get rid of the floaty bits); ride a motorbike (to get that debonair aura of bikers everywhere). Going Green is THE book to set you on a greener path.

      To Heal a Fractured World

      TO HEAL A FRACTURED WORLD

      Jonathan Sacks

      The Ethics of Responsibility

      What are our duties to others, to society, and to humanity? How do we live a meaningful life in an age of global uncertainty and instability? In To Heal a Fractured World, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks offers answers to these questions by looking at the ethics of responsibility. “We are here to make a difference,” he writes, “a day at a time, an act at a time, for as long as it takes to make the world a place of justice and compassion.” He argues that in today’s religious and political climate, it is more important than ever to return to the essential understanding that “it is by our deeds that we express our faith and make it real in the lives of others and the world.”

      To Heal a Fractured World — inspirational and instructive, timely and timeless—will resonate with people of all faiths.

      Books on Relationships

      Relationships

      Our selection of books relating to relationships.

      The Five Love Languages

      THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES

      Gary Chapman

      How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

      According to Chapman, taking the time to learn and really understand your partner’s primary love language, which is often different from your own, can improve communication and strengthen your bond. Each of us primarily speaks with one of five love languages: quality time, physical touch, gift giving, acts of service, and words of affirmation.

      Suddenly Single After 50

      SUDDENLY SINGLE AFTER 50

      Barbara Ballinger and Margaret Crane

      What life is really like when it’s suddenly shaped as single

      A stressful, protracted divorce. A difficult, painful death of a beloved husband. And suddenly, after age 50, you’re on your own again. Your children have moved out, your parents are aging fast or deceased, your friends’ lives continue onward, seemingly unchanged. Being suddenly single after age 50 can be terrifying, but eventually it can also be liberating. It can be fraught with worry and decisions you’re unprepared initially to make, but it can also be a time to reevaluate, reestablish, and reinvent. It can be financially and emotionally unstable at times, but it can be the start of a new chapter, or the discovery of someone you didn’t know you were, or could become, after the grief of a loss so difficult. Suddenly Single After 50 helps readers understand the grief, frustration, and sadness alongside reawakening into the world. Anyone who finds themselves suddenly single in middle age and beyond--or knows someone who is--will find in these pages both advice and reflection, support, and a way forward.

      The Five Ways We Grieve

      THE FIVE WAYS WE GRIEVE

      Susan Berger

      Finding your personal path to healing after the loss of a loved one

      This new approach to understanding the impact of grief goes beyond the commonly held theories of stages of grief with a new typology for self-awareness and personal growth. It offers practical advice for healing from a major loss in this presentation of five basic ways of grieving. These five types describe how different people respond to a major loss:

      • Nomads, who have not yet resolved their grief and don’t often understand how their loss has affected their lives
      • Memorialists, who are committed to preserving the memory of their loved ones by creating concrete memorials and rituals to honor them
      • Normalizers, who are committed to re-creating a sense of family and community
      • Activists, who focus on helping other people who are dealing with the same disease or issues that caused their loved one’s death
      • Seekers, who adopt religious, philosophical, or spiritual beliefs to create meaning in their lives

      Boundaries

      BOUNDARIES

      Dr Henry Cloud and John Townsend

      When to say Yes, how to say No to take control of your life

      Does your life feel like it's out of control? Perhaps you feel like you have to say yes to everyone's requests. Maybe you find yourself readily taking responsibility for others' feelings and problems. Or perhaps you focus so much on being loving and unselfish that you've forgotten your own limits and limitations. Or maybe it's all of the above. This book helps us answer these tough questions:

      • Can I set limits and still be a loving person?
      • What are legitimate boundaries?
      • What if someone is upset or hurt by my boundaries?
      • How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money?
      • Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries?
      • Aren’t boundaries selfish?

      Bridging the Generation Gap

      BRIDGING THE GENERATION GAP

      Linda Garvett and Robin Throckmorton

      Understand each generation and respect differences

      Miscommunication, conflict, ethic debates, loyalty issues, varying wants and needs. There are five generations: Radio Babies (born during 1930-1945); Baby Boomers (1946-1964); Generation X (1965-1976); Generation Y (1977-1991); even some Millennials (1991 and later). Each of them has a different perspective, based on their upbringing and daily lives. The key to making encounters between the generations successful is learning to understand the point of view of each generation and respect their differences. The individuals and organizations that do this will be the ones to succeed. This book will show you how.

      The Love Dare

      THE LOVE DARE

      Alex Kendrick

      A 40-day challenge for husbands and wives to understand and practise unconditional love

      Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or healthy and strong, The Love Dare is a journey you need to take. It’s time to learn the keys to finding true intimacy and developing a dynamic marriage.

      Unfinished Business

      UNFINISHED BUSINESS

      Charmain Lines

      “What saves a woman is to take a step … then another step.” Antoine De Saint-Exupery

      On a chilly Tuesday evening Nicola’s life changes forever with the arrival on her doorstep of her husband’s daughter and infant grandson. Childless by choice, Nicola is wholly unprepared for the reality of a teenager, let alone one coping with motherhood. She is equally unprepared for the havoc Isabel and Marcus wreak in her home and her marriage.

      Jonathan wants to believe that he has vanquished the ghosts of past mistakes. When his daughter and grandson move in, however, history threatens to overwhelm the future he is building with his new wife.

      Instead of being in charge of a life filled with excitement, Isabel finds herself stuck with a baby, living under her father’s roof and working in a dead-end job.

      In the weeks leading up to Jonathan and Nicola’s first wedding anniversary, father, daughter and wife test the boundaries of an arrangement forced upon them by blood, love and consequence.

      The Couple's Retirement Puzzle

      THE COUPLE’S RETIREMENT PUZZLE

      Roberta Taylor and Dorian Mintzer

      10 must-have conversations for creating an amazing new life together

      Retirement can be the best time of your life. The most important asset you have during retirement is each other, yet many couples aren't sure where to begin to prepare for retired life or what to consider as they do. This book reveals ten key conversations couples should tackle before retirement to ensure a rewarding second half of life together, including:

      • Do we have enough money to support the lifestyle we want?
      • Should we retire simultaneously or separately?
      • Do we stay put or explore new frontiers?
      • What's the best way to stay healthy and fit after fifty?
      • How do we meet new friends and create new interests outside of work?
      • How will we balance time together and time apart?

      Filled with smart practical advice, engaging anecdotes, and helpful exercises,The Couple's Retirement Puzzle will guide you and your partner to a fulfilling retirement you can enjoy and celebrate together.

      The Couple's Retirement Puzzle

      HOW TO GO ON LIVING WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE DIES

      Therese Rando

      There is no way around the pain of loss, but there is a way through it

      Mourning the death of a loved one is a process all of us will go through at one time or another. But wherever the death is sudden or anticipated, few of us are prepared for it or for the grief it brings. There is no right or wrong way to grieve; each person's response to loss will be different. In this compassionate, comprehensive guide, Therese A. Rando, Ph.D., bereavement specialist and author of Loss And Anticipatory Grief, leads you gently through the painful but necessary process of grieving and helps you find the best way for yourself.

      Whether the death was sudden of expected, from accident, illness, suicide, homicide, or natural causes, Dr. Rando will help you learn to:

      • Understand and resolve your grief
      • Talk to children about death
      • Resolve unfinished business
      • Take care of yourself
      • Accept the help and support of others
      • Get through holidays and other difficult times of the year
      • Plan funerals and personal bereavement rituals
      Books on Money

      Money

      Our selection of books relating to you and your money.

      How Much is Enough

      HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

      Andrew Ford, Arun Abey, Andrew Bradley

      Maximising wealth and well-being

      Wealth is about more than just money. But how can we come to grips with our financial situation at a time when no one seems to have enough? The authors of this book believe that the answer lies beyond the balance sheet, in the mind, heart and spirit of the individual investor.

      Through a holistic approach to wealth management, based on the premise that money is only one element in the overall chemistry of a happy life, readers will learn how to: overcome the challenges that the brains hard-wiring and the environment place on personal health and well-being; plan and invest to achieve personal goals and aspirations; become happier and avoid wealth-destroying behaviour to improve investment results; and help their kids achieve financial security and assume financial responsibility.

      Combining the latest economic theory and behavioural research with compelling stories of those who have found peace beyond their bank accounts, including Warren Buffett, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Raymond Ackerman, Bill Gates and Patrice Motsepe, How Much Is Enough? is the perfect antidote to our acquisitive, materialistic times and a must-read for anyone who wants both financial wealth and personal well-being. Find happiness, and wealth will follow.

      Retiremeant™

      RETIREMEANTTM

      Kim Potgieter

      Get more meaning from your money

      While most books on retirement focus only on money and ways to ensure there is enough of it, RetiremeantTM explains how your finances are inextricably entwined with the dreams you have for your life. Money either enables or limits the fulfilment of our goals, hopes, dreams, and aspirations and this is especially true in retirement. Kim Potgieter, with her psychological understanding and her coaching skills, together with her certified financial planner qualification, takes us on a journey in which we recognize not only the obstacles but indeed the endless opportunities offered by retirement--provided we can change our perspective. Kim's clear message is that creating your best life cannot be left to chance: she demonstrates that taking an active role in preparing for your retirement enables you to live without regrets.

      The Ultimate Guide to Retirement in South Africa

      THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO RETIREMENT

      Bruce Cameron and Wouter Fourie

      This is the ultimate guide to help you achieve a secure and successful retirement

      Most people are rich for a single day in their lives: the day they retire and receive their retirement savings. This moment is more critical than many people realise – it marks the change from saving for retirement to drawing an income from savings that will ideally sustain them until they die. All too often, pensioners end up struggling financially because they make the wrong decisions after they retire. It is crucial for retirees to apply themselves to securing a sustainable income.

      This book provides a comprehensive overview of the vital issues that impact retirement: taxation, investments, healthcare, estate planning and where to live. It also identifies warning signs to look out for to avoid financial troubles.

      The Seven Stages of Money Maturity

      THE SEVEN STAGES OF MONEY MATURITY

      George Kinder

      Discover a powerful new way to look at your money and your life

      Where do our attitudes about money come from–and how do they influence our lives? How can we approach financial issues with honesty and without fear?

      In this groundbreaking book, renowned Buddhist teacher George Kinder, a Harvard-trained certified financial planner, demonstrates how we can transform our lives emotionally and financially by achieving "money maturity" – a full understanding of the spiritual and psychological issues surrounding our money lives.

      Filled with practical information, market-tested, wealth-building skills, personal success stories, and spiritual guidance, this book is an invaluable guide to a rich–and richly lived–life.

      The Secret Language of Money

      THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF MONEY

      David Krueger

      If money were about maths, none of us would be carrying any debt

      The numbers are simple. What’s complicated is what we do with money. We use money to soothe our feelings and buy respect, to show how much we care or how little. We don’t simply earn, save, and spend money: we flirt with it, crave it, and scorn it; we punish and reward ourselves with it.

      Without realizing it, we give money meaning it doesn’t really have―what former psychiatrist and current business coach David Krueger calls our “money story.” And in the process of playing out that money story, we often sacrifice the most important things in our life: our health, freedom, relationships, and happiness.

      What is your money story?

      • Do you consistently spend more than you have?
      • Have you neglected to save for the future, even when you have the means?
      • Do you feel controlled or shackled by debt?
      • Is your money somehow never “enough”?
      • Is money, or the lack of it, always on your mind?

      The Secret Language of Money is a guided tour to the subconscious meanings we give money, the conflicted ways our brain deals with money, the reasons we tend to make the same money mistakes over and over―and most importantly, how you can change all that.

      Maya on Money

      MAYA ON MONEY

      Maya Fisher-French

      Implement your money plan

      Many books have covered the theory behind creating a financial plan and offer encouragement to do so, but this book goes a step further and offers practical advice on how to implement a money plan.

      The advice in this book is drawn from years of questions that people of all walks of life have asked Maya. She uses these real-life examples to provide indispensable information on:

      • budgeting,
      • protecting your money,
      • preparing for major life events,
      • saving,
      • spending, and
      • transacting wisely.

      Enriched

      ENRICHED

      John Sikkema

      Re-defining wealth – a CEO’s story

      Working harder, but enjoying it less? Qestioning whether your current level of success is worth the sacrifices you are making? Keen to leave a legacy beyond your career achievements? Then ENRICHED will help you move beyond the stresses and demands of the ‘work you do for a living’ and begin the journey towards discovering the purpose of your life.

      This compelling autobiography of John Sikkema – a shy Dutch immigrant kid just trying to fit in, who became a self-made millionaire and CEO of one of the most successful financial planning firms in Australia – offers a practical blueprint for identifying changes you want to make in your life, and then provides a method for initiating those changes.

      Filled with inspirational quotes, compelling stories and practical resources, ENRICHED will help you make the changes necessary to become the person you really want to be.

      Affluenza

      AFFLUENZA

      Oliver James

      Why do so many people want what they don’t have, and to be who they are not?

      There is currently an epidemic of 'affluenza' throughout the world - an obsessive, envious, keeping-up-with-the-Joneses - that has resulted in huge increases in depression and anxiety among millions. Over a nine-month period, bestselling author Oliver James travelled around the world to try and find out why. He discovered how, despite very different cultures and levels of wealth, affluenza is spreading. Cities he visited include Sydney, Singapore, Moscow, Copenhagen, New York and Shanghai, and in each place he interviewed several groups of people in the hope of finding out not only why this is happening, but also how one can increase the strength of one's emotional immune system. James uncovers the answer to how to reconnect with what really matters and learn to value what you've already got. In other words, how to be successful and stay sane.

      Poor No More

      POOR NO MORE

      Tracey Devonport

      Creating financial and emotional wealth

      A step-by step guide to money: from savings and investments, purchasing your own shares and unit trusts, purchasing a home, a car, how to earn more money, severance packages, tax planning, company benefits, medical cover, credit cards, divorce and anything else you can think of related to money!

      The Courage to be Rich

      THE COURAGE TO BE RICH

      Suze Orman

      Change the course of your financial destiny

      Orman outlines a life-changing process for manifesting abundance and brings her revolutionary ideas of combining the spiritual and the financial up to date. With honesty, empathy, and a dazzling knowledge of how the world of money works, this trusted financial expert motivates readers to summon the courage to cope with tragedy—whether it’s personal or global—along with its economic aftermath. Rich in spirit, The Courage to Be Rich also reveals how a sagging economy may influence the money readers have—and have yet to make—and what they need to do to safeguard their financial future without sacrificing their generosity.

      In The Courage to Be Rich, Suze urges readers to live beyond the bottom line by passing money through their hearts and hands out into the world, to make it a better place. She demonstrates how every action taken is an offering to the world that repays in kind, and how charity has the power to enhance every life. Best of all, she explains how to determine when one is giving too much and when one is giving too little.

      Books on Money

      Learn

      Our selection of books relating to learning.

      Speeches That Changed the World

      SPEECHES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

      Simon Sebag Montefiore

      A gripping history of the world told through its greatest and most impassioned speeches

      This book features the finest war cries of Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King's prophetic "I have a dream" and "I've seen the promised land" speeches, the inspiring words of JFK and impassioned pleas from Nelson Mandela-the first at his trial in 1964 and the second on his election as president of South Africa in 1994.

      In addition are historic speeches from Elizabeth I, Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Abraham Lincoln, Emmeline Pankhurst, Mahatma Gandhi, Vladimir Lenin, Neville Chamberlain, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Charles de Gaulle, General George S. Patton, J Robert Oppenheimer, Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Richard M. Nixon, Pope John Paul II, Vaclav Havel, Elie Wiesel, Mikhail Gorbachev and many other great historical figures.

      Awesome South Africa

      AWESOME SOUTH AFRICA and ABSOLUTELY AWESOME SOUTH AFRICA

      Derryn Campbell

      The best, greatest, craziest, biggest, and funniest

      Awesome South Africa will intrigue you, make you laugh, astonish and astound you. Packed full of information, colourful graphics and photographs, this entertaining compilation contains interesting facts and trivia about South Africa and its people. The vibrant and colourful pages of Absolutely Awesome South Africa captures the heart and the soul of this magnificent country.

      Yes, Really! A Life

      YES, REALLY! A LIFE

      Kate Turkington

      You'll laugh. You'll cry. You will cheer. You may well be shocked

      There are a lot of good things about getting older. When you’re young you want everyone to like you and to make an impression. When you’re old you don’t give a damn. Kate Turkington is fearless and fun, even now in her 80s. From the war-worn East End of London to raising a young family in a remote part of eastern Nigeria and building a career as one of SA's most loved broadcasters, Kate's story is remarkable and revealing.

      Achieving the Impossible

      ACHIEVING THE IMPOSSIBLE

      Lewis Pugh

      A fearless leader. A fragile earth

      In July 2007, Lewis Gordon Pugh became the first person to swim at the North Pole, in temperatures that would kill a normal person, primarily to raise awareness of climate change. Nicknamed 'the human polar bear' for his ability to raise his body temperature at will, he has pioneered swims in the world's most hostile waters, redefining what it is possible to achieve in terms of endurance. A former member of the SAS, Lewis tells his fantastic story here for the first time.

      What on Earth Happened...In Brief

      WHAT ON EARTH HAPPENED … IN BRIEF?

      Christopher Lloyd

      Take a thrill-ride across millennia and continents as the complete history of the planet comes to life

      How old is the universe? When did life on earth begin? What happened to the dinosaurs? How was the moon created? How did ancient Chinese science shape the modern world? How did Islam trigger globalization? Are humans really superior to other living things? And how can you fit the complete history of the planet into one pocket-sized book?

      Sapiens...A Brief History of Human Kind

      SAPIENS

      Yuval Noah Harari

      A brief history of humankind

      Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us.

      In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.

      The Elephant Whisperer

      THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER

      Lawrence Anthony

      An enthralling book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere

      When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival - dangerous and unpredictable, they would be killed if Anthony wouldn't take them in.

      As Anthony risked his life to create a bond with the troubled elephants and persuade them to stay on his reserve, he came to realise what a special family they were, from the wise matriarch Nana, who guided the herd, to her warrior sister Frankie, always ready to see off any threat, and their children who fought so hard to survive.

      Empire, War and Cricket in South Africa

      EMPIRE, WAR & CRICKET IN SOUTH AFRICA

      Dean Allen

      Logan of Matjiesfontein

      Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa explores how Matjiesfontein was created and how Scottish-born Logan developed this little Karoo town into a renowned health resort, attracting the rich and famous including novelist Olive Schreiner and England cricketer George Lohmann. But above all, this is the untold story of how James Logan was instrumental in developing the game of cricket in South Africa at a time when the country was heading towards war with the British Empire. Logan immigrated to South Africa in 1877 at age 19 and almost immediately began amassing a fortune through business, politics and his high-profile association with that most favoured of imperial pastimes. Readers will learn how one of the first international cricket matches between South Africa and England took place at Matjiesfontein; explore the controversial 1901 South African cricket tour to England in the midst of the Anglo-Boer War; read the amazing story of how Logan once had the captain and manager of England s cricket team arrested as they boarded their ship home; and discover Logan s close relationship with Rhodes and how their shady dealings brought down the Premier’s first government.

      Books on Health

      Health

      Our selection of books relating to your health.

      The F+A+B Quotient

      THE F+A+B QUOTIENT

      Celynn Erasmus and Joni Peddie

      Experience resilient energy and fight fatigue

      This book guides its readers in making small lifestyle changes in order to experience resilient energy and to fight fatigue using the FAB Quotient: Fuel, Activate, Behave.

      • How do I boost my energy?
      • What’s the best way to lose weight?
      • How can I (re)motivate myself to exercise?
      • How do I change my habit of… ?
      • How do I get more sleep (or better quality of sleep)?
      • What techniques will help me reduce my anxiety or stress levels?
      • How do I listen more, become more empathetic and/or deal with difficult people?
      • How can I live a wholesome life of simplicity at the far side of complexity?
      • How can I find purpose and balance in my life?

      Ageging Backwards

      AGING BACKWARDS

      Miranda Esmonde-White

      Turn back the clock and look and feel younger no matter what age

      Because the aging of our bodies occurs in our cells, it must be repaired there too—that’s where Miranda’s highly effective and sought-after techniques come in. The body is programmed to self-destruct as we age, but the speed at which it self-destructs is up to us. Recent scientific studies have proven this fact! In Aging Backwards, Miranda offers a groundbreaking guide on how to maintain and repair our cells, through scientifically designed workouts.

      Healthy cells prevent joint pain, muscle loss and weak bones—helping to control weight, increase energy, and improve strength and mobility. Miranda offers readers of all ages the tools they need to look and feel young. Complete with tips, tools, and her Eight Basic Age-Reversing Workouts accompanied by instructional photos and web clips, Aging Backwards will help you grow younger, not older!

      The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing

      THE 10 SECRETS OF HEALTHY AGEING

      Patrick Holford

      How to live longer, look younger and feel great

      Life expectancy is increasing, but this is only good news if you stay well and can enjoy it. The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing draws on the latest research findings, and the health secrets of long-lived people, to outline the diet and lifestyle that will help you stay healthy, look younger and feel great as you age. It explains how your body changes as you age and what you can do to avoid the illnesses of old age, as well as the aches, pains, poor sleep and eyesight deterioration that many believe are an inevitable part of ageing. It also shares the secrets of staying as fit and as mentally alert as possible, for as long as possible.

      Comprehensive, fascinating and practical, The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing will help you enjoy better health and stay drug-free as you age.

      Reverse Your Diabetes

      REVERSE YOUR DIABETES

      Dr David Cavan

      A step-by-step plan to take control of type 2 diabetes

      Reverse Your Diabetes provides all the information and support you need to take control of type 2 diabetes and, potentially, to reverse it. Based on the latest research and proven results, this clear and effective programme outlines the key steps you need to take to turn around your health: watch what you eat, get more active, monitor your progress and commit to change.

      Written by diabetes expert Dr David Cavan and in association with diabetes.co.uk, the UK’s largest online diabetes community, Reverse Your Diabetes also tackles the myths and misinformation about type 2 diabetes. This is an essential book that will empower you to take control of your diabetes and maximise your health for good.

      Healthy Heart for Life

      HEALTHY HEART FOR LIFE

      Andrew Cate

      Lower your blood pressure and cholesterol in just 6 weeks

      More people than ever are living with heart disease, and the number is on the rise. But there is good news – heart disease can be managed, prevented and even reversed. Healthy Heart for Life will show you how. Designed by health and fitness expert Andrew Cate, this unique six-week programme contains achievable exercise tips, meal suggestions and proven advice to help you boost your health and lower your blood pressure and cholesterol without medication.

      Jane Fonda Prime Time

      PRIME TIME

      Jane Fonda

      Love, Health, Sex, Fitness, Friendship, Spirit; Making the most of all of your life

      Combining stories from her own life and from the lives of others with new research, Jane Fonda explores how the critical years from 45 and 50, and especially from 60 and beyond, can be the time when you truly become the energetic, loving, fulfilled person you were meant to be. Covering the 11 key ingredients for vital living, Fonda shows you how to enjoy a more insightful, healthy and fully integrated life - one that is profoundly in touch with yourself, your body, mind and spirit, and with your talents, friends and community. Covering health, fitness, sex, love, social growth, and self-understanding, Prime Time offers a vision for successful living and maturing, so you too can ensure that your forties and beyond are your own prime time.

      Menopause - Everything You Need to Know

      MENOPAUSE

      Nicole Jaff

      Everything you need to know

      Drawing on extensive research, the latest medical information and her experience as a menopause counsellor, Nicole Jaff provides the information that women need to manage their health and well-being during mid-life.

      Her mission is to empower women so they can take responsibility for their health in partnership with their doctors. She has written several books and hundreds of articles on menopause, has run numerous workshops for women, consults and speaks at women’s events in her drive to help women make the right choices about their health throughout the menopausal years.

      Ageing and Sexuality

      AGEING AND SEXUALITY

      Dr Eve

      Adjusting to, not abandoning, a healthy sex life in ageing

      Statistics show that people are living longer lives, and are physically healthy and active well into their eighties and upwards. Yet very little meaningful literature exists on a topic few people choose to discuss: the sexual lives of ageing people. Dr Eve’s new book, Ageing and Sexuality, aims to rectify the situation.

      Dr Eve makes the firm point that ‘getting older’ by no means indicates a diminishing lack of interest in sex, but merely that physiological, mental and emotional changes occur that we need to adjust to. Accordingly, she offers both practical and medical advice on how to overcome age-related sexual problems so that older people may enjoy the rich rewards of a healthy and fulfilling sex life.

      Books on Purpose

      Purpose

      Our selection of books relating to purpose.

      Daring Greatly

      DARING GREATLY

      Brené Brown

      The courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live

      In a powerful new vision Dr. Brene Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - fromrevealing our true selves - we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research, across every area of our lives including home, relationships, work, and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous; to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.

      The Gratitude Effect

      THE GRATITUDE EFFECT

      Dr. John F. Demartini

      A new, happier, more gracious perspective on life

      Proclaiming the importance of gratitude in an individual's life, this book is a guide to a new life of happiness and thankfulness. The main tenet of this simple and honest technique is for people to be happy with and grateful for what they have, and there will be much more in return. A practical guide that includes exercises, affirmations, and a gratitude journal.

      The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

      THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS

      Deepak Chopra

      A practical guide to the fulfilment of your dreams

      This is a book you will cherish for a lifetime, for within its pages Deepak Chopra offers a life-altering perspective on the attainment of success. Filled with timeless wisdom, the essence of his teachings is distilled into seven simple, yet powerful principles that can easily be applied to create success and abundance in all areas of your life.

      Before Forever After

      BEFORE FOREVER AFTER

      Helena Dolny

      When conversations about living meet questions about dying

      The 50 stories contained within Before Forever After all invite the reader to consider important questions. How do you want to live your life? Do you have secrets that might hurt loved ones following your death?

      Ditch Your Glitch

      DITCH YOUR GLITCH

      Kate Emmerson

      Learn the WHY and the HOW of ridding yourself of emotional, physical and body clutter

      A holistic approach with takeaways that make this book a guide for permanent change. It’s a purposeful Journey to face your "glitch." Ditch Your Glitch is true to Kate's well-loved style of being honest, authentic, inspirational and compassionate. Her unique process of step in, step up and step out into the world helps you shift gears exponentially to find a new way forward to shine your light.

      Being Mortal

      BEING MORTAL

      Atul Gawande

      Illness, medicine, and what matters in the end

      Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that extend suffering.

      Gawande, a practising surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

      When Breath Becomes Air

      WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

      Paul Kalanithi

      What makes life worth living in the face of death

      In his last year of neurosurgical residency at Stanford University, Dr. Paul Kalanithi experiences negative changes in his health. Rapid weight loss, and severe back and chest pains raise concern for him and his wife, Lucy.

      When Breath Becomes Air is a non-fiction autobiographical book. It is a memoir about his life and illness, battling stage IV metastatic lung cancer. It was posthumously published by Random House in January 2016.

      The Book of Joy

      THE BOOK OF JOY

      Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

      Lasting happiness in a changing world

      In his last year of neurosurgical residency at Stanford University, Dr. Paul Kalanithi experiences negative changes in his health. Rapid weight loss, and severe back and chest pains raise concern for him and his wife, Lucy.

      When Breath Becomes Air is a non-fiction autobiographical book. It is a memoir about his life and illness, battling stage IV metastatic lung cancer. It was posthumously published by Random House in January 2016.

      Teachings from an Apple Tree

      TEACHINGS FROM THE APPLE TREE

      Colleen-Joy Page

      The 9 keys to your life purpose

      In our modern world, our worth is often measured by how much we have done and whether we have done things well enough. We have lost touch with the true purpose of our lives and with the power that resides within each of us: the power of who we were born to be. Like the apple tree, which fulfils its purpose by being all that it was born to be, we need to discover who we are, so that what we ought to be doing in our lives becomes a natural and fulfilling expression of our soul. This guide to finding meaning and living purposefully. Readers will return to it again and again to be reminded of the insights and skills it offers us to live and grow by.

      Books on Purpose

      Play

      Our selection of books relating to play.

      1000 Places to See Before You Die

      1000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE

      The world is calling. Time to answer.

      A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” And now the best is better. There are 600 full-colour photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast.

      Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz, but also moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm.

      Don't Stop Me Now

      DON’T STOP ME NOW

      Jeremy Clarkson

      There's more to life than cars

      Jeremy Clarkson knows this. There is, after all a whole world out there just waiting to be discovered. So, before, he gets on to torque steer and active suspension, he takes time to consider: the madness of Galapagos tortoises; the similarities between Jeremy Paxman and AC/DC's bass guitarist; the problems and perils of being English; God's dumbest creation. Then there are the cars: whether it's the poxiest little runabout or an exotic, firebreathing supercar, no one does cars like Clarkson. Unmoved by mechanics' claims and unimpressed by press junkets, he approaches anything on four wheels without fear or favour. What emerges from the ashes is rarely pretty. But always very, very funny.

      Game Ranger in Your Backpack

      GAME RANGER IN YOUR BACKPACK

      Megan Emmett and Sean Pattrick

      Understanding animal behaviour

      This is a compact companion to the Lowveld that not only offers interesting information on wildlife topics including mammals, bird, reptiles, plants and more but is also visually interpretative, offering hundreds of images to help decipher animal behaviour.

      Too Soon to Panic

      TOO SOON TO PANIC

      Gordon Forbes

      When tennis as still a gentlemanly, amateur and often rather ramshackle affair

      Gordon Forbes played for the South African Davis Cup team in the 50s and early 60s and returned to the circuit as a writer and observer. In Too Soon to Panic he takes the readers behind the scenes at the big tournaments - Wimbledon, Roland Garros and Flushing Meadows; Germany, Spain and Italy and introduces them to many of tennis's most extraordinary and dynamic characters, including Mark McCormack, Rod Laver, Jim Courier and Andre Agassi. Crammed with riotously funny anecdotes and vivid evocations of the innocence and camaraderie of the game in Forbes's day - - and insightful observations on today's glamorous game - where money reigns and sheer strength sometimes seems to conquer skill - Forbes explores the remarkable changes that have come over the sport in the last forty years.

      Spectacular World of Southern African Birds

      SPECTACULAR WORLD OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN BIRDS

      Reader’s Digest

      A celebration of Southern Africa bird life

      From the colourful to the comic, from the majestic to the minuscule, all are captured in the book by top photographers.

       

      65 Things to do When you Retire

      65 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU RETIRE

      Mark Evan Chimsky

      How to make the most of the rest of your life

      A collection of 65 essays that provides practical and entertaining advice about how to create a fulfilling retirement. The contributors will include recognizable names as well as others in their sixties who have created dynamic lives post-retirement. Other contributors include respected retirement experts. Modeled on our successful "birthday" series, the royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to cancer research.

      65 Secrets to Amazing Retirement Travel

      65 SECRETS TO AMAZING RETIREMENT TRAVEL

      Mark Evan Chimsky

      The perfect gift for new retirees

      65 Secrets to Amazing Retirement Travel offers practical, inspiring advice about how to have the time of your life, whether traveling with a group, with a spouse or partner, or on your own.

      70 Things to do When you Turn 70

      70 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU TURN 70

      Ronnie Sellers

      Celebrating the opportunities to have meaningful and fulfilling lives at 70 and beyond

      This inspiring collection of 70 essays, follows the popular success of other books in the series like 50 Things to Do When You Turn 50 and 60 Things to Do When You Turn 60. The contributors include a wide diversity of people 70+ who have taken on exciting challenges and have found fun, intriguing, and surprising ways to make their lives rewarding. 70 Things to Do When You Turn 70 features such luminaries as world-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni, American Book Award-winning author Gary Zukav, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Elaine Madsen, and the acclaimed writer Daniel Klein. As an added bonus, portions of Mark Twain's famous 70th-birthday speech, in which he reveals the secrets of his longevity, will be included. 70 Things to Do When You Turn 70 is the perfect gift for anyone reaching this milestone age. All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to cancer research and prevention.

      Chic Jozi

      CHIC JOZI

      Nikki Temkin

      The Savvy Style Companion

      Where do you go for cut-price designer labels, that must-have little black dress, or a unique ensemble for an exclusive evening out? Where can you take your children so they'll be entertained and safe while you can relax? And what actually are 44 Stanley, Arts on Main, and Gramadoelas? How do you fool your mother-in-law with a delicious home-made - read: catered - lasagne served in the dish she gave you (because what working girl has time to cook a gourmet meal during the week)? Who should you trust for that fantastic facial or perfect pedi? Are you looking for somewhere to sip exotic sundowners while the sun sets on the Jozi skyline, or the trendiest hangouts for a Saturday night on the town? How about where to find the juiciest cut of steak or the freshest fish in this landlocked city, organic veggies, freshly ground coffee beans, and still-warm, flour-dusted ciabatta? And if it's the most decadent Belgian chocolate cake that you're after to share with your girlfriends or a melt-in-the-mouth cheesecake, you'll find all this and much, much more in Chic Jozi: The Savvy Style Companion. From restaurants, bargain-hunting, landscape gardening and urban chilling, to club-hopping, museums, markets and vintage stores; from spas, the best boutiques, and local designers, to going green with organic products, kids' courses, yoga and meditation: this is your one stop, utterly essential guide on how to have a good time in Joburg.