St Francis Bay freelance journalist Beth Cooper Howell takes a look at life in Woman on Top, her weekly lifestyle column for The Herald

The comfort of home-cooking and friends

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We all love food that tells a story writes Beth Cooper Howell in this week's Woman on Top column

It feels good to make others feel good

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Even if we hate the fuss and attention, everyone loves to be loved

Who says you can't slow down and make a difference?

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Beth Cooper Howell digs into 'Moving to the Platteland' and discovers the joys of ubuntu and community support

The power of positive transformation

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Sometimes, all it takes is a little marketing genius to let us in on the secrets that science knows, but doesn’t tell.

Hang on to that last chocolate brownie

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Beth Cooper Howell takes aim at those healthy but soul-destroying diets which cut the fun out of food

Life is perfect in the moment - just as it is

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Sometimes, and only sometimes, life is perfect in the moment - just as it is Less than an hour after I’d entered their ...

Would you give a lift to a stranger?

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Would you give a lift to a stranger? Beth Cooper Howell reckons we’re more likely to help others if we feel empathy for ...

'I still believe in silver linings'

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Beth Cooper Howell recommends a dose of charity and kindness to fight the infection of negativity

Hammering home the point of 'planned obsolescence'

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Beth Cooper Howell takes aim at the planned obsolescence of so many gadgets we use today

Mother’s Day madness is a short-lived, random affair

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Christmas is barely over when Valentine's Day and Easter rear their commercial heads and then it's Mother's Day, writes ...

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