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- 16MarApril - June 2020 Editor's Choice
From CBD supplements and ambient home touches to natural beauty and free-from foods, our magazine editor reviews this season’s must-have products.
- 18FebNATURAL HAIR CARE ESSENTIALS
The past few years have seen a great transformation as natural hair care products have taken the place of chemically-laden shampoos, conditioners and supplements. This means that our hair can enjoy wholesome and planet-friendly nourishment, rather than the suspect and damaging commercial products that have been pushed on us for years.There are tons of benefits to treating your locks with nature’s best! Here are just three of our favourites:
- 11FebFinding the Quiet Inside
You’ve no doubt read or heard something about meditation as the secret sauce to a happier, healthier and more productive life. If this simple and free practice really does enable us to tap into the golden luminous nature of existence that doesn’t sweat the small stuff… why aren’t more of us doing it?
- 11FebConfessions of a Teen on Social Media
As adults, we can postulate about the effects of social media on the younger generation. We may feel concern about our children’s engagement with the platforms, or even wonder what life would have been like if we had grown up in a world captured on – and largely dictated to by – Instagram, Facebook (although already outdated), Twitter and Snapchat.
But how accurate are we in our assumptions of the toll the technology is really taking on the youngsters of today? We ask 17-year-old Tayla de Bruyn to enlighten us.
- 11FebThe most good you can do
According to moral philosopher and utilitarian Peter Singer, we should be donating every spare cent we have to charity. As you can imagine, this hard-line moral obligation argument has not enamoured Singer to all. The guilt-inducing example for which he is most (in)famous is that of a child drowning in a shallow pond. If you walked past said pond, would you jump in and save the child’s life, or would you not want to run the risk of ruining your expensive clothes? If you saved the child, congratulations - you have proven yourself to be a moral human being.
- 10FebThe Economics of Enough
“Growth is one of the stupidest purposes ever invented by any culture,” commented systems thinker Donella Meadows at a 1994 sustainability conference in Costa Rica. “The only reason it can be sold so easily in every policy arena is because there is no alternative vision on offer,” she continues. “We’ve got to have enough.”
- 10FebIce, Ice, Maybe
Wim Hof, also known as The Iceman, is a Dutch extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. He has set Guinness World Records for swimming under ice and prolonged full-body contact with ice, and still holds the record for a barefoot half-marathon on ice and snow.
Lara Potgieter, also known as The Editor, is a South African extreme non-athlete noted for her inability to withstand cool temperatures. She has set a world record for remaining in an ice bath for the shortest period of time ever completed by a participant on a Wim Hof Method training weekend.
- 10FebAfrica’s Largest Vegan Event
More and more people are starting to explore a plant-based diet, whether for health, ethical or environmental reasons. The Economist even labelled 2019 ‘The Year of the Vegan’, marking the lifestyle’s firm entrenchment in the mainstream.
- 06FebWired for Relationship
A desire for connection and understanding is deeply wired into the human psyche. From the moment of birth, we are neurologically primed to seek out close attachment bonds with others, as human babies cannot survive without someone to take care of their basic needs.
- 03FebEat the Rainbow
It’s important to eat a variety of veg and fruit, as each contains a whole spectrum of different vitamins and minerals - all of which play a part in keeping our bodies healthy and happy. Explore the benefits of eating a rainbow of different colours with this handy list...
- 27JanCHRONIC PAIN: OUR EXPERTS WEIGH IN
We ask our in-store Wellness Consultants for their advice on addressing chronic pain.
- 27JanThe Ins & Outs of Male Sexuality
Our sexuality lies at the core of what makes us human, contributing significantly to our sense of overall wellbeing and – in particular - what it means to be a man. A doctor explores the often-oversimplified field of men’s sexual wellbeing.
- 27JanHealth and Wellness Checklist for Women
Each decade of a woman’s life brings with it new needs and opportunities. While the best advice, generally, is to know your body and recognise any unexpected orabnormal changes, you may also want to follow this general overview of suggested check-ups…
- 17JanA WORD FROM OUR CEO
Simon Alston shares what’s sprouting at Wellness this year
- 17JanJanuary - March 2020 Editor’s Choice
From superfood snacks to natural beauty hacks, we review this season’s must-have products.
- 13JanCreating Your Zero-waste Home
“Refuse what you do not need, reduce what you do need, reuse what you consume, recycle what you cannot refuse, and compost the rest.”
– Bea Johnson (Author of “Zero Waste Home”)
- 15OctCapturing Confidence
Confidence. Perhaps you feel you’ve never had it, or you used to have it until that thing that happened to leave you drowning in a sea of self-doubt.
- 15OctTowards Conscious Commerce
Large corporations today employ between 200 to 400 times more people than what populated any of Europe’s most prominent medieval cities. It’s predicted that by 2020, the size of the global middle class will have almost tripled to 4.9 billion, from 1.8 billion in 2009.
At last count, the number of unique mobile connections operating across the internet outnumbered humans by1.2 billion. This dense interconnectivity removes the effect of the physical barriers (like oceans and mountains) that forced separation between nations. It also means that more machines than humans are communicating with one another to share information about and make decisions on behalf of humans in real time.
- 15OctDo Your Om Thing
My relationship with yoga is a complicated one. I’ve become fast friends with some poses, while engaging in long-standing feuds with others. It’s taken me some time to accept that yoga is not about performance, but practice – both on and off the mat.
- 10OctOctober - December 2019 Editor's Choice
Our magazine editor Lara Potgieter reviews her favourite products for the season.
- 03OctGREEN HOME A-Z
Transform your home into an eco-haven and decrease your carbon footprint with our handy A to Z guide.
- 03OctSummer Skin Savers
It’s time to face the sun! Makeup artist Debbie Ellis shares her top skincare tips and products for the warmer weather.
- 03OctFLOAT TO FREEDOM
The sensory deprivation tank has been the most important tool I’ve ever used for developing my mind.”
bold statement by legendary American stand-up comedian, UFC commentator, entrepreneur and
podcast host Joe Rogan.
- 03OctBUILDING EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE IN CHILDREN
Challenges in life are inevitable, but they don’t always have to yield negative emotional consequences. Instead, theycan be reframed as positive experiences - especially for children. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from stress, adversity, failure, challenges and even trauma.
- 01OctFind Your Movement Mojo
We all know that physical activity is beneficial to our overall wellbeing, and yet we often can’t seem to get ourselves going. For many of us, creating healthy exercise habits amidst the busyness of daily life can be a daunting act of courage and self-discipline.
- 01OctThe Rise & Rise of CBD
Commonly known as CBD, cannabidiol was discovered in the 1940s. It’s one of the 113 known cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant and constitutes up to 40% of its extract.
- 17SepWhat's Fresh at Wellness?
Shop our in-store fresh offering to stock your fridge with vegan, organic, small-batch and other speciality health foods. We share a taste of two of our favourite local fresh suppliers for the month…