Journal of Happiness
I didn’t quite plan to go to the Great Wall of China. It was like one of those things that you know you would love to do, but it seemed quite out of reach. Then, opportunity struck when I was asked to attend a conference in Beijing – to promote a conference coming...read more
I was quite excited about the prospect of going to Beijing. I had been to China 20 years previously in Guangzhou, which was a major culture shock for me. Yet, at the time, it was so exciting because it wasn’t a common destination for tourism. In fact, China had only...read more
Do you find that every now and then you have someone in your life that you make all the effort and they never do? That one friend who you are calling or messaging all the time, and then you have a wonderful chat. But if you don’t make that first move, they will...read more
I am sitting here on a plane returning home after a full day of meetings in Johannesburg. After being extremely stressed this morning (because I am a stress bunny and want everything to be perfect), I am feeling much more relaxed and the tiredness is starting to kick...read more
Every day of my life (OK, except for weekends) I sit in rush hour traffic in the most congested city in South Africa. Although the city has plans to address the congestion issues, we have to face the facts that these plans will take years to roll out, so we are...read more
Here’s a short explanation of why I have started this blog…… Life is tough no matter which way you look at it. Your attitude makes the difference between success and failure, happiness and depression, grabbing an opportunity and missing it, reaching your goals...read more
My name is Carolyn Melnick, better known as Caro (or Crazy Caro). My claim to fame is nothing extraordinary. I am a mom, a wife and an employee. My life revolves around making sure that my kids get what they need and trying not to neglect my husband too much (which is no mean achievement given the crazy job that I have and the amount of travelling I do).