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Editor’s Note – October 2013

Once a month our company, Associated Media Publishing, invites an expert to speak to staff.

A couple of months ago Ariane de Bon- voison, the author of The First 30 Days: Your Guide To Making Any Change Easier, was the speaker. Ariane’s personal story is inspiring in itself. She was living the New York dream, with a high-powered corporate job, engaged to a successful man, when she realised that although, on paper, she had the ‘perfect life’, fundamentally she wasn’t happy.

Ariane decided it was time to make a change. She quit her job, broke up with her fiancé and began figuring out what would give her life purpose. Along the way, she met and fell in love with a South African (clever girl) and she now lives in Cape Town.

Ariane, who calls herself a change optimist, talk edwas about overcoming the fear of change, and

being brave enough to really live and love your life.

As the mother of a 12- and 13-year-old, my home is a hotbed of adolescent change. I called Ariane, and asked if she could write a feature on helping your teen manage change – you can read it on page 69 of our October issue

Some changes happen to us, other changes we initiate – either way, the key, as Ariane says, is to know that ‘from any change, something good will come’.


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