It’s a brand new year for a healthier you!

2017-02-16T00:43:22+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Categories: Balance, Health, New Year, Rest, Time Management|Tags: , , , , , , |

God grants us new opportunities each day God grants us the opportunity of a new beginning each day—and annually we have the opportunity of starting a brand new year which can have a profound effect on how we approach the future.  New year’s resolutions are usually enthusiastically decided upon giving us a fresh chance to [...]

7 tips for a healthier you this Christmas

2017-02-16T00:43:47+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Gratitude, Health|Tags: , , , |

Christmas is a time for family, holidays, relaxation and fun – it’s not the time to be worrying about what you eat, how you feel or the state of your health. Can you still have a wonderful time and remain relatively healthy? I think so. In the process, though you don’t want to spoil the [...]

Dear God, they say it’s cancer!

2017-12-08T11:00:43+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Health, Hearing God, Overcoming Fear, Stress, Suffering, Testimony, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I have lived in Ghana, Zambia and Burkina Faso for the last 12 years. We originally moved to Ghana because my husband accepted a position with a company there. Because we were going to Ghana, I went for a full medical check-up, which included a mammogram. To my horror, I found out that I had [...]

Echoes of joy from our lament!

2017-09-22T00:56:18+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Categories: Health, Perseverance, Praise, Suffering, Testimony, Trials, Trusting God, Walking in Faith|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The moment my life changed! Jay's car! A big burly police officer was standing at my front door. I smiled at him, thinking he was there to collect money for the police force after the tragic events of 9/11. “Are you Mrs. Alexander?’ he asked respectfully. “Yes!” I responded quizzically. Then the words [...]

7 tips for a slimmer you

2016-02-08T14:45:39+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |

There are so many ways we can lose weight—include these and watch the weight drop off ! Rise and eat If you think skipping breakfast will help you lose weight, you are sadly mistaken. Missing breakfast tricks the body into thinking you’re about to starve and you’ll actually end up eating more as the day [...]

Beauty wrapped in pain and brokenness

2016-07-25T01:29:01+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Categories: Gratitude, Health, Heart Issues, Suffering, Testimony, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , |

The moment was almost surreal as I listened to the doctor’s words There are risks with this surgery . . . your husband can die, and we have to inform you of the possibility of brain damage. I remained calm on the outside, but not on the inside. “Please God, don’t let Paul die,” I [...]

Making your personal mark of excellence

2016-07-18T23:42:49+00:00 April 28th, 2014|Categories: Balance, Beauty, Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Your personal grooming and image is your personal branding Be confident in your image. Never apologise for who you are. It is our individual uniqueness that makes the world such a colourful place.  Your life deserves to be underscored with confidence. Stand up straight, shoulders square, and look people straight in the eye when you [...]

Learning to live with blindness

2016-07-14T20:10:25+00:00 May 12th, 2011|Categories: Beauty for Ashes Speakers, Health, Overcoming, Suffering, Testimony, Trials|Tags: , , , , |

Bestselling author, speaker, and singer Jennifer Rothschild, who’s been blind since she was a teenager, encourages others to find the blessings hidden within the most challenging circumstances. Jennifer’s dreams of becoming a commercial artist faded with her blindness, but words and music have replaced her canvas and palette for more than 25 years. A health [...]

Faith and dance

2016-07-13T01:32:07+00:00 May 5th, 2010|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, General, Health, Hearing God, Testimony, Trials|Tags: , , , , |

Iain MacDonald is the Principal dancer of the South African Ballet Theatre. Iain is a committed Christian and has often danced for Beauty for Ashes. This is his story. As a Principal dancer with The South African Ballet Theatre (now Joburg Ballet), my body is my instrument. I must always be in tip-top condition and [...]

Sally-Ann Creed wins award

2016-07-13T23:42:13+00:00 March 24th, 2010|Categories: Beauty for Ashes, Health, In the Media|Tags: , , |

Author of the bestselling Beauty for Ashes Health Journal for Women wins Most Influential Woman of the Year 2009/10 in the Field of Health We are so proud of clinical nutritionist, Sally-Ann Creed, who was the Entrepreneurial Winner in the Field of Health (there were 12 categories) for the Most Influential Woman of the Year 2009/10!  [...]

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