The Life's Way - A Lifestyle and Technology Blog By Aashish Rai 

Monday, 27 July 2020

Claudia Van Schalkwyk Launches Virtual Wellness Programmes in the Thick of Covid-19

Hi Friends,

Transformation and Wellness Coach, Claudia Van Schalkwyk from Kuils River, Cape Town, has been steady in her commitment to transforming the lives of those who’ve had to overcome mental and physical wellness hurdles. 

“My wellness journey started in 2015 when my sister Leonie was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma cancer. The fear of the diagnosis forced me to do research and that’s when I discovered the ‘living mucus-free’ lifestyle.” 

Just a few weeks after Van Schalkwyk’s sister lost the fight against cancer, she realised that the past is something that’s immutable, “I will never be able to bring her back,” says Van Schalkwyk. 

However, the grief transpired into something positive for her and many others. Van Schalkwyk channeled that energy and now uses it to transform the lives of many people through an array of holistic wellness programmes, with the UBA 60 DAY Wellness Challenge launching on 1 August 2020. 
Claudia Van Schalkwyk Launches Virtual Wellness Programmes in the Thick of Covid-19
The programmes, inspired by the love she has for her sister who succumbed to cancer, have been carefully designed to focus on the lymphatic and digestive systems of participants, as well as on their personalities and body types. This is then paired with a mucusless eating plan suggestion, which is said to be the most powerful, natural healing sustenance. 

This will be the first time that Van Schalkwyk has chosen to merge her wellness programmes with virtual technology. Coronavirus and the sudden necessity for social distancing have led to drastic changes in the lives of many, thus with the virtual way of conducting the programmes, the health and safety risks are removed while engaging with participants. 

Fears about Covid-19 can take an emotional toll on people, especially for those who are already living with anxiety. Van Schalkwyk says her holistic approach to coaching the participants, helps them to handle life’s stressors much better. 
Claudia Van Schalkwyk Launches Virtual Wellness Programmes in the Thick of Covid-19
“The fear of the unknown and the state of the economy; people go into depression and experience anxiety. The programme helps people become resilient, which in turn gives them clarity of the mind,” affirms Van Schalkwyk. 

The mother of two is also the CEO of Urban Beauty Academy and a social warrior in her own right. Through her wellness programmes, she has managed to develop an innovative way to raise funds and provide bursaries for young girls who have dreams of becoming beauticians. 

“We raise funds through this platform that will enable other children who can’t afford to study beauty like I was, it yields from my own life experience, and that is why it’s such a brilliant opportunity for young children to study beauty at Urban Beauty Academy,” says Van Schalkwyk. 

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Monday, 20 July 2020

40th Birthday @MontecasinoZA @ThavaIndian Dinner During Unlock #MissMonte

Hi Friends, 

Who would have predicted that 2020 will have so much in store for all of us? Getting out of houses has become not only difficult but you are taking enough care to protect yourselves and your loved ones too. South Africa has opened up the dine-in option at several restaurants around the country and I too made use of the same to celebrate my 40th birthday with my family. Here I am going to write about my experience of the whole experiment of dining-in as the lockdown relaxations are in place. My mind kept calculating all the risks related to the situation and thought of finally checking out the place. 
40th Birthday @MontecasinoZA @ThavaIndian Dinner During Lockdown #MissMonte
I was booked for early dinner at 6pm at Thava Restaurant in Montecasino which offers Indian Cuisine and that is my favorite and my family loves the same too. As we reached, the boom gates were already open in Montecasino and you could park anywhere. The parking was not fully fulled like on the weekends before Covid-19 but it had plenty of cars. The guards on the duty have installed the Sanitizer machine along with body temperature machines passing which he checks your belongings and lets you enter. Mask is a necessity whatever your age is and they won't allow you access if you don't have one. My younger one was not wearing so we had to make one out of the handkerchief so as to enter the establishment. Even in the washrooms, there is one host to spray sanitizer on your hands after and before entering inside Montecasino. 
40th Birthday @MontecasinoZA @ThavaIndian Dinner During Lockdown #MissMonte
At the Thave Restaurant too, the manager took the body temperature again and noted down all the necessary details to backtrace you in case of anything. The menus are now on a printed paper which gets recycled after every use and there are no alcoholic drinks available. Though the menu mentioned some of the items won't be available, I didn't find anything which I wanted to order in Vegetarian Menu not made available to me.
40th Birthday @MontecasinoZA @ThavaIndian Dinner During Lockdown #MissMonte
The waiter served the famous Boondi snack which you get at all Thava Restaurants as a welcome snack rather than the Papads which you get at all the other Indian restaurants. 
40th Birthday @MontecasinoZA @ThavaIndian Dinner During Lockdown #MissMonte
The table counts were extremely reduced and there was a lot of distance between all of the setup at the restaurant to meet the strict government guidelines to opening a restaurant. Many people were eating at the venue and taking away the ordered food too. The staff was wearing disposable masks and was taking all kinds of precautions for the safety of its customers. 
40th Birthday @MontecasinoZA @ThavaIndian Dinner During Lockdown #MissMonte
We ordered Chilli Panner and Spinach Chaat which is one of my favorite items on the menu and is only available at this restaurant in Johannesburg. After enjoying the starters and munching them to our heart's content we moved on to the main course and for the first time, I tried the Thava Kerala Parantha which was so soft and loved by everyone that we moved from Garlic Naan to ordering the Kerala Parantha in our second serving. The Vegetable Biryani was also one of the items which were not only tasty but was well prepared and this was the first time I tried it in this restaurant.
40th Birthday @MontecasinoZA @ThavaIndian Dinner During Lockdown #MissMonte
We ordered the regular Daal Makhani and Paneer Tikka Masala as our regular veggies which get served with Zeera Rice bowls. After not eating outside for more than 4 months, I loved every bite of the same. For all of these 4 months, we only ordered pizza twice and a food collection twice and totally stuck to our daily regular meals with experimentations in between. So it felt really change of taste and spices as we ate at one of the best restaurants in the city. 
40th Birthday @MontecasinoZA @ThavaIndian Dinner During Lockdown #MissMonte
Reyansh kept drinking a lot of water and made us take several trips to the washrooms leaving very little time to finish the dessert and eventually gulped down the plate of Gulab Jamuns I ordered for myself. The Thava restaurant closes at 8pm daily and the casino closes at 830pm daily. I didn't want to leave my share of Gulab Jamuns so I ordered a new plate but it was so hot that it took time meanwhile the staff started packing their stuff.
40th Birthday @MontecasinoZA @ThavaIndian Dinner During Lockdown #MissMonte
Overall, it was a full-fledged multi-meal course that I really loved at my birthday and I shall always remember the 40th one in 2020. Thanks to Montecasino and Thava Restaurant for making it possible. Check it out and book your lunch or dinner with Thava @ Montecasino and support all the local eateries around the place you live or work. 
40th Birthday @MontecasinoZA @ThavaIndian Dinner During Lockdown #MissMonte

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Monday, 29 June 2020

Study to Play @HUAWEIza #MatePadT8 is Your Child’s Digital Best Friend

Hi Friends,

As many parents continue to keep their young ones at home, children are beginning to adapt to digital technologies at an exceedingly rapid rate. The days of coloring-in books have now been replaced by tablets, which can be used as a platform to create fun digital illustrations, and the interactive face-to-face classes with teachers have morphed into engaging online lessons.

This change seems to be almost seamless for today’s technologically astute children, whose only impediment to truly embracing a digitally transformed way of learning and playing is a lack of the right tools. Today, tablets need to adhere to a variety of criteria in order to truly benefit today’s youth, as well as their families. Devices need to be durable, light, powerful, and of course - fun.

The right tool in the right form
The new HUAWEI MatePad T8 is a device that meets all of these requirements, as it is a feature-packed tablet that comes in a lightweight design. It has a massive screen-to-body ratio of over 80 percent, making the most of the compact form factor to provide a large display area for kids and parents. It comes in a streamlined metal back featuring a sandblasted finish that produces a smooth look, and an ergonomic curved design to ensure a comfortable hold, even over long periods of use.

Powered by an octa-core chipset and housing a large 5100 mAh battery, the HUAWEI MatePad T8 provides everything your kids need for hours of uninterrupted entertainment and education, for just R2,999. The tablet is perfect for families who often find themselves in battles over screen time, with plenty of advanced tools to overcome these simple obstacles and squabbles.
Study to Play @HUAWEIza #MatePadT8 is Your Child’s Digital Best Friend
Digital balance with Kids Corner
One of the greatest demands when it comes to tablets has been for a feature that enables parents to track and limit their children’s usage time of a device, so as to prevent their young ones from indulging in copious, unbroken amounts of screen time. The HUAWEI MatePad T8 is the perfect tool to provide your child with that crucial digital balance, thanks to the built-in Kids Corner. Kids Corner is a virtual playground that children can explore without adult supervision. The platform not only aims to create an exclusive learning and entertainment space for children but also ensures that parents can easily monitor their child’s tablet usage – without having to hover over them 24/7.

Full parental controls
With the HUAWEI MatePad T8, you can simply open Parental Controls in Kids Corner to find the four control modules – eye protection, time management, app management, and content management. These features are designed to help children develop healthier, more sustainable technology habits. Settings can be easily modified to limit the number of times a day and for how long your child is allowed to use his or her tablet, as well as enable rest periods.

Screen time limits
You can also establish what apps and media are accessible at different times, which can be used effectively to help ease children into a daily routine. To promote healthy device usage, the Kids Corner includes four eye protection modes – blue light filter, posture alerts, bumpy road alerts, and eBook – to provide a more comfortable user experience.
Study to Play @HUAWEIza #MatePadT8 is Your Child’s Digital Best Friend
Correct posture
For when kids are using the HUAWEI MatePad T, Kids Corner also has a few tricks to look after their physical health. Often, when spending time on a tablet or laptop, it is easy to become overly relaxed and slump into postures and positions that are damaging to the joints and muscles. Kids Corner has posture alerts that can identify when the user is lying still for too long and alert them to move and correct their posture. Moreover, the HUAWEI MatePad T features a blue light filter, bumpy road alerts, and eBook mode, which protecting your kids’ eyes.

With its affordable price point, powerful performance, and durability, the HUAWEI MatePad T8 is the ultimate tablet for families. Through Kids Corner, the device places education, protection, and digital wellness at its core, giving parents peace of mind, and the young ones a device that has their best intentions at heart. 

The HUAWEI MatePad T8 is priced at R2,999 and is available on Huawei’s online commerce store at https://huaweistore.co.za/huawei-matepad-t8-wifi-blue.html. From 1 July it will be available at the following stores: Vodacom, MTN, Cellucity, Telkom, Incredible Connection, Makro and Game.

Sawubona!
Contact Aashish Rai Jain at thelifesway@gmail.com or editor@thelifesway.com to send your products, launch event invites, and services to be consumed. #TheLifesWay #PhotoYatra #7YearsofTheLifesWay. Follow me on www.instagram.com/thelifesway for all travel-related photo posts and subscribe to my YOUTUBE Channel too where contests will be held in the month of July 2020. Namaste!

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