- 22AprHelp a Frontline Fighter Today
One of our top priorities at Wellness Warehouse is to do our part in uplifting our community so that we can all live #WELLTogether. As we have struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic and the nationwide lockdown, there has been a beautiful outpouring of support, love and appreciation for our healthcare workers, who are selflessly and courageously putting their lives on the line to protect the weak and vulnerable. But there is another class of hero that is not celebrated nearly enough – the frontline fighters in all other industries.
Store cashiers, cleaners, pharmacists, security guards, civil servants, and a host of other essential workers have continued to perform their duties in this time of crisis so that we may get the goods and services that we need. Along with their own personal, familial and financial responsibilities, these exceptional individuals carry the responsibility of ensuring that society continues to function during and after the coronavirus crisis. In addition, these workers face an increased risk of infection and illness as they continue to battle the outside world while the majority of us stay safe and healthy inside our homes.
Something has to be done, and we are the ones to do it.
Although lockdown may keep us apart, we are all in this together. We are being called to support and protect the bravest and most vulnerable among us so that we may rise from this with strength and unity and live #WELLTogether.
And so, as part of our continued efforts to support our unsung heroes, we are running a donation drive to supply frontline workers with face masks and hand sanitiser. All you have to do is purchase a protective face mask from us at cost (either online or in store), and we will add hand sanitiser and donate these items to a frontline fighter on your behalf.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 24JulKhayelitsha Kindness
In 2008, thousands of diseased, starving, injured, neglected and abused animals lived and died in Khayelitsha. Tamsin Nel, Founder and Director of the SA Mass Animal Sterilisation Trust (SA MAST), joined forces with a small team to vow that this would not be allowed to continue.
- 24JulKhayelitsha Kindness
In 2008, thousands of diseased, starving, injured, neglected and abused animals lived and died in Khayelitsha. Tamsin Nel, Founder and Director of the SA Mass Animal Sterilisation Trust(SA MAST), joined forces with a small team to vow that this would not be allowed to continue.
- 11DecA Message from the HeartAs 2018 draws to a close and we prepare for the festive break, we're presented with a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the year that's been.
- 18SepNavigating Heartbreak
All humans desire to love and be loved, so when a love bond is broken, it often carries immense pain and can have devastating effects on the body and psyche. Navigating heartbreak can be made easier with some sound advice and understanding.
- 19JunExploring Tantric Tradition by Skye Forrester
Before we delve into the exquisitely brain-bending world of Tantra, let's address its most pressing myth: Tantra isn't all about sex; except when it is. The idea that this ancient spiritual practice is drenched in obscenities, not fit for mixed company, or designed to make you a master of the boudoir is a fairly recent, 20th century idea born, ironically, in the conservative West. The more accurate view of Tantra is that it's an ancient Eastern spiritual tradition of principles, rituals and techniques for cultivating a full and conscious life.
We speak to Tantric teachers, Akira Devi and Sy Tzu, about sex, ego, energy and the incredible power of Tantra.
- 29AugGrowing Gratitude - by Lara PotgieterGrateful adults are happier, more optimistic, have better social connections, and are more satisfied in all areas of their lives. The same applies to children, who can be inspired to make gratitude a way of life through a number of conscious parenting attitudes and activities.
- 31Mar5 Fertility FixesIf you're thinking of having a baby, add some fertility boosting herbs to help you along the way.
- 19OctSHAPING YOUR FAMILY by Georgina VintinEvery family has habits, and traditions or rituals that influence and govern behaviour and inclinations. Some of these might be healthy (a monthly hike up Lion's Head) and some not so healthy (after dinner sugar laden desserts).
- 18SepOnce Upon a Time by Skye ForresterAn ancient tale Storytelling predates the written word. Every society and culture from the beginning of time has a tradition of storytelling. Ancient storytellers were very important people ' they were the custodians of culture, legend and history. Other than keeping an account of the past, storytellers also created explanations for natural phenomena ' such as what lightning was or why drought occurred. Many myths have been created in this way, using the art of storytelling to impart lessons and share concepts.
- 31Jan3 Steps to Affirmative ThinkingWe are what we think. This simple but powerful dictum summarizes the importance of affirmations. Affirmations are fundamental to the work we do at Earthchild Project teaching vulnerable children in under-resourced communities. Childhood can be a stressful and frightening experience in any household, and many of the children we work with face additional challenges including violence, substance abuse and poverty. The absence of a nurturing environment can impact on a child's self-confidence, as well as their ability to learn and grow.
- 06JulTAPPING INTO TEENAGERS
On some level an adaptive adolescent brain can be seen as an exquisitely sensitive, highly adaptable creature wired almost perfectly to move from the safety of home into the wide open world outside.
- 06JulPICKLES & PREGNANCY by Skye Forrester
Your gut is the starting point of your immune system and contains a plethora of nutrients, bacteria and sometimes pathogens.
- 06JulFINDING FEELINGSFeelings give you energy. Be in touch with them, express them and you'll feel more energetic.
- 30JunFROM SCREEN TO GREEN by Kirsten AlexanderGet your kids off their screens and into the wild. Here are ten ways to inspire your little ones to enjoy going outdoors.
- 19AugHUGS & HAPPINESS by Georgina Vintin
We all want the best for our children and work hard at achieving this. Clients often ask advice about how they can make their children happy and confident. Of course, choosing the right schooling that suits your child is important, but the biggest influence on a child's life and who they become as adults is their parents and wider family relationships. Use positive parenting skills to bring about a balanced and happy growing experience.
- 30JanKeeping the ConnectionJust what are the keys to a happily-ever-after? Long-term relationships take work, but it doesn't have to be hard.
- 31JanHOME-SCHOOLING by Kirsten AlexanderEvery parent wants the very best for their child, and education that leads to a good life is top of the list. But what if the schools available just aren't good enough? Or what if your lifestyle finds you living on a yacht, out in the hills or travelling frequently? Is homeschooling a viable option?
- 18DecFamily VisionSet up a New Year project you can do with your kids. It's a great way for them to learn about goal setting and will also stimulate them creatively. Being intentional is a practice that benefits from constant reminding and updating. Get each member of the family to do this together; you'll be surprised at what you learn about each other.
- 28NovGo with the FlowIn both body and mind, women are cyclical. Being aware of the different qualities and sensibilities associated with the different cycles and synchronising with them can bring greater wellbeing, sustainable energy, inner harmony and better time management.
- 01MayHealthy Food for Healthy BabiesFast acting carbohydrates, sugar, preservatives and many additives in food can have concerning detrimental effects on children. But often we have no idea that foods we presume are good for us, are filled with additives. Monique le Roux Forslund, author of Healthy Food for a Healthy Baby (Struik Lifestyle) offers some guidelines to ensure kids get the best start in life.
- 03NovFIND YOUR SPOTThe Earthchild Project teach a wonderful practice to children that's pertinent and relevant to anyone. It includes finding a 'sit-spot' and tuning in... Earthchild explains.
- 03NovNaturally Calm KidsWith the hectic pace of the world, many children struggle to stay in a calm zone. By helping your children cultivate a sense of calm at an early age, you'll not only be a happier parent, but you'll be laying an important foundation as they grow older. Here are 15 ways to introduce more peace and calm into your children's lives.
- 03NovThe single momRaising a child as a single mom or with a disengaged man is one of the greatest challenges a woman can ever face.
- 30MarHAPPY HOLIDAYSTurn your holiday activities into wellness incentives and bring some fun filled goodness to the family. Here are 4 suggestions to keep kids engaged and give them an interest in wellbeing practices.
- 26SepMy gluten-free familyCheryl Stevens spent 10 years trying to find out what was making her son ill. From the age of five he'd suffered from a constant runny nose, persistent headaches, and a severe postnasal drip. When she finally discovered food allergies were the culprit, she began what turned out to be a life-changing journey.
- 26SepThe Neurochemistry of SuccessMost studies on the brain look at the cognitive learning side - aspects like memory, recall, logic and reasoning. But, there is another side that involes consciousness. A growing body of interesting research and 'enlightened' studies are serving to understand the brains crucial role in creating our reality.
- 29AugIMAGO Relationship TherapyImago relationship therapy is making huge strides in healing and repairing relationships. Couples who thought they had no chance in recovering their relationships are finding a way to communicate and resolve hurts and disputes. We speak to an Imago relationship counselor about the intricacies of relating.
- 30JulNATURAL FERTILITY by Kirsten AlexanderBeing in tune with our bodies, following the moon and noticing daily body changes can determine our fertility days. Here's how to do it.
- 30JulNATURAL BIRTH CONTROLIn control or under control?
- 31JulLearning compassionWhile just about every parent aspires to teach their children great life lessons, it's also important to understand just what the results of those life lessons need to be.