Life Insurance as an Investment

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Taking out a life insurance policy might be the best investment you ever made, right? It will take good care of your family financially, should you untimely be taken from them. They will be able to live a good life and you will at least have that peace of mind. You did your duty as head of your family, or did you?


There are more types of life insurance than just financially, like investing in the emotional wellbeing of your family. To a little child, your love as a parent is measured in time and attention. Some would argue that this is just as important an investment in their future, as any financial inheritance. They grow up as functional and well adapted individuals, who will one day be able to take care of themselves. It is also true with marriage, because love is lost when time is lost.


What type of parent or spouse do YOU think you are? Many times the family might have quite a different, and sometimes shocking, answer. Life is undoubtedly hard these days, time is money and nobody can afford to lose the rat race. We have to work hard to provide for our loved ones and secure our children’s future. We sometimes find ourselves amongst the living dead, in the midst of a faceless crowd, desperately trying to survive. Unfortunately, you don’t only lose yourself after a while, but you might lose your family too by being too absent.


How would you like your loved ones to remember you one day? Would you really be missed, or would you be remembered as hardworking, but always tired, grumpy and absent? If your family would be asked, they surely would want you to live your life to the full! They want to see you happy, just as you want the same for them. Your life insurance policy will take care of them financially after you are gone. BE there for them while you are still alive. After all, the only thing they really want is YOU!

Author: Maritha Koortzen

The author currently writes to newspapers mainly on Health and Social Issues. She also talks at Ladies Events about Health and Wellness.

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Life is a Game of Soduko


How the Sudoku Game Works:

Sudoku can be best described as a block of 9 squares repeated 9 times within a larger block, arranged as 9 lines and columns. The aim is to use the numbers 1 to 9 both horizontally and vertically, without repetition.

Life itself as a game relates to Sudoku in the sense that all things add up in the end…we just have to figure it out as we play this game called Life.

Life – Sudoku Numbers and Numerology:

In numerology the foundation numbers 0 to 9 have meaning.  The zero missing in Sudoku makes sense, as this is the potential, the No-Thing; the void of Life where all that is birthed originates from.

Here’s what Life’s ‘number-factors’ looks like:

1 – New beginnings, the start of something

2 – Duality, partnership, polarity

3 – Solution, Creativity, First Form

4 – Stability or Stagnation, Structure

5 – Upheaval and Change

6 – Adjustment and Harmony

7 – Surrender, Sacrifice

8 – Re-organisation, abundance

9 – Completion

Life – The Level of Difficulty:

There are easy Sudoku games, and difficult ones. Some people seem to have the knack of moving through Life effortlessly. If you think your life is difficult, look at someone who has major challenges in Life and decide if you would want to tackle their ‘Sudoku’.

Life – Playing the Game:

When there’s upheaval in your life, the numbers just don’t seem to add up; you many feel stuck, brain-fogged, alone and close to giving up.

Here’s how to use the Sudoku game of Life to flow with Life’s cycles:

2 – Keep in mind that there is always some kind of support.

3 – Remember there is the solution for all of Life’s problems even though it does not seem like it at the time.

4 – Find a structure that works for you and make sure stagnation isn’t part of the problem.

5 – Change your attitude to one of gratitude.

6 – Adjust to this cycle, find your groove.

7 – Surrender to that which cannot be controlled.

8 – Acknowledge daily that abundance surrounds you.

9 – Reflect on your strengths and weaknesses, learn from it and know that with every ending there is …

10– A New Beginning!



Author: Sharon du Plessis

Bio: Artist and Writer, author and illustrator of self-published Afrikaans Tarot Deck, Shaman apprentice and teacher.