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  1. Ashwaganda for Mums
    Ashwaganda for Mums

    Sleep deprived, stressed, neglected, tired, dazed and confused – these are some of the badges new mum’s wear. Having a new-born in the house is probably one of the most underrated stressors in our lifetime. New mums must adapt to a different, very demanding chapter of life and this is where an adaptogen can help.

  2. Power-up your brain with CoQ10 and PQQ.
    Power-up your brain with CoQ10 and PQQ.

    Coenzyme Q10 and PQQ may be the perfect power couple when it comes to keeping the lights bright in your brain.

  3. Self-compassion helps lower cardiovascular risk - study
    Self-compassion helps lower cardiovascular risk - study

    Women who practice self-compassion have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, irrespective of their blood pressure, insulin resistance and cholesterol levels, according to new research.

     

  4. Push Your Happy Button
    Push Your Happy Button
    After centuries of searching for the elusive notion of happiness, the world has finally concluded that not only is it important, it's also not quite what it seems.
  5. Drink to Your Health
    Drink to Your Health

    When it comes to maintaining overall wellbeing, gut health remains top of mind – and for good reason.

  6. Terrific Toners
    Terrific Toners

    Like many, I have a long history and complicated relationship with my skin. Some of my earliest memories are of marvelling at how soft and clear my mother’s skin was. I was in awe of the perfection of my grandmother's makeup, and curious about the beauty concoctions that crowded my aunt's vanity cupboard. It all seemed so enticing, and I was counting down the days until I could delve into some pampering of my own…

     

  7. Self-Care is the New Healthcare
    Self-Care is the New Healthcare

    When we hear the term self-care, our minds typically wander to expensive skin care products and body scrubs that we’re sure will instantly change our lives, as having glowing skin means we have our lives together - right?

    There is no rigid definition of self-care, and each different derivative can be as valuable as the next.

     

  8. A Man on a Mission
    A Man on a Mission

    Siya Kolisi on Why Men’s Mental Health Matters.

     

  9. Powered by Plants
    Powered by Plants

    With benefits as significant and far-ranging as reducing animal suffering and our environmental footprint to reversing chronic disease, it’s not surprising that many South Africans are embracing veganism - or at least trying to cut back on meat, eggs and dairy.” - Donovan Will, SA Vegan Society Director

     

  10. Finding Yin
    Finding Yin

    In this fast-paced yang world, finding yin starts on our yoga mat.

    Yin yoga’s call to ‘do less’ may not sit easily with those who are used to an active, sweaty workout. Yet this powerful practice may be exactly what you need to restore balance to a busy, hectic lifestyle while offering a list of proven benefits to your physical body, nervous system, and emotional and mental wellbeing.

     

  11. Your Inner Voice
    Your Inner Voice

    Picture this: a 10-year-old boy is lying on the grass in the backyard of his parent's home in Soweto, gazing at the moon, trying to see the American astronauts who are reported to have landed there, as if it were possible to spot them so far away in space. It’s all over the news and the boy’s curiosity makes him think that he might see the men on the moon. The news about the US moon landing in 1969 stirs something deep inside the boy, a voice that would intensify as he grows older. As a 10-year-old, he cannot articulate it as clearly as he would come to do in his teenage years. But the message is loud and strong – I don’t want to die unknown.

     

  12. Live with Intention
    Live with Intention

    Intentionality is centred on individuality. It’s based on the practice of identifying what is truly important and what creates meaning in your life, regardless of how you think it ‘should’ look or feel.

     

  13. Jardim Organic Family Farm
    Jardim Organic Family Farm

    Situated in the quaint village of Noordhoek, Jardim is a fairy tale destination for the whole family.

     

  14. Overcome Your Money Fears
    Overcome Your Money Fears

    My relationship with money has been fraught with challenges over the course of my life. In my first few years, money was plentiful. I lived a life of luxury, and experienced true financial abundance. However, at the age of eight, my entire world changed. My mom, without a career, income or financial support, became the sole provider for four kids under the age of 10.

     

  15. Keeping Track of Your Finances
    Keeping Track of Your Finances

    As a Small Business Owner.

    As accountants, we are often asked, “Why is bookkeeping important?”

     

  16. Are You a Reducetarian?
    Are You a Reducetarian?

    Do you make it a habit to cut back on animal products? Have you been more pedantic when checking the ingredients on product labels lately? Are you eco-minded yet still struggling to give up certain foods?

     

  17. Esse Interview
    Esse Interview

    Esse Founder Trevor Steyn on Skincare & the Microbiome.

     

  18. Good Microbes for Your Skin
    Good Microbes for Your Skin

    There are trillions of bacteria from hundreds of species living on and in your skin. Your skincare goals should always include their well-being, as they are what ultimately determine skin health and graceful ageing.

    As a rule, body site is the most important factor in determining which bacteria are dominant and desirable on skin. Here is a cursory look at the three (four if we include lactobacillus) most abundant genera in the skin microbiome:

     

  19. Rewild Your Skin
    Rewild Your Skin

    Esse is a South African skincare brand founded and developed by Trevor Steyn, an organic chemist, in Richmond KZN. Trevor’s research began with African plants and their use in cosmetics which led to the formulation of Esse. Over the last 100 years, industrial beauty has disrupted our skin's ecosystem; we pay the price with huge increases in sensitive skin and acne. Esse researches rewilding techniques to restore the skin’s microbiome with probiotics and green chemistry. Esse does not believe in damaging skin in pursuit of short-term results, it optimises skin health to slow ageing in the long term. It uses prebiotics to feed good microbes and includes LIVE probiotic microbes in two serums to make functional changes to the microbiome. Esse remains true to its principles since its inception: it’s a certified organic, vegan and cruelty-free brand that is carbon and plastic neutral, supporting fair trade practices.

     

  20. Discover SA’s Best Hikes
    Discover SA’s Best Hikes

    South Africa is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and bucket-list mountain trails. With many of these just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of city living, those with an adventurous spirit can easily explore nature’s manifold wonders. 

    If spending more time outdoors is on your list of health and lifestyle goals, our round-up of the best hiking routes in South Africa is for you. Whether you’re a hiking hero, couch potato, or simply just wanting to see what all the hype is about, it’s time to dust off those boots and get moving! 

     

  21. The Art of Learning from Nature
    The Art of Learning from Nature

    Imitating Life’s Genius with Biomimicry

    “At the cusp of every design decision, biomimics have 30 million elder strategists to advise them. Rather than flipping through a catalogue of human inventions or going on a retail safari, biomimics turn to nature for inspiration. Their mentors are the bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals of this planet, the organisms that clothe the landscape, cycle the nutrients, cleanse the air, sweeten the water, and create soil from rock. They are beings that can fly around the world without an engine, dive down ocean Everest without a tank, drink luxuriously from a wisp of fog, or shelter a dune from a hurricane gale. They surf the opportunities in their habitat while respecting the limits, and in that frame, they perform what seem to us to be technological miracles.”

    - Janine Benyus, Biomimicry Primer

     

  22. Your Chance to Shape the World
    Your Chance to Shape the World

    With the world ‘opening up’ again, there has been a mass movement of people heading back to physical spaces that allow for both human connection and freedom of movement.

    Millions of people are making an effort to get out of their homes - where they have spent the best part of two years - and back into the water, resulting in a global shortage of wetsuits. The gyms that survived COVID are back to their early 2019 membership numbers as people crave a sense of community again.

     

  23. A Day With a Doula
    A Day With a Doula

    Much like a doula walks alongside expecting mothers on their birthing journeys, WOMBS Chairlady Gayle Friedman walks us through her experience as a doula, sharing invaluable insight and tips for expecting parents.

     

  24. The Healing Power of Scent
    The Healing Power of Scent

    The first records of the use of essential oils originate from Greece and Rome in 4500 CB, where they were traded extensively with various regions of the Orient. Ancient India, Persia and Egypt soon joined the trade market with their own oils. Although no one knows for certain, it is widely assumed that these products were the extracts of flowers, roots, and leaves in fatty oils.

     

  25. Free-Range Eggs
    Free-Range Eggs

    Not All They’re Cracked up to Be? 

     

    There are a few essentials that are always on my grocery list: oat milk, seasonal fruit, whole grain bread, and eggs. A staple in many homes, eggs are enjoyed by about 75 % of the world’s population and can be prepared in an ever-expanding number of ways. Sweet or savoury, boiled, scrambled or fried, the versatile egg can be found in most kitchens and recipe books.  

     

     

  26. Vibrant Veggies & Magnificent Microgreens
    Vibrant Veggies & Magnificent Microgreens

    A step-by-step guide to growing at home 

    Although planting, nurturing, and harvesting your own produce can be rewarding and filled with fun, it can also be a quite daunting experience for those of us who don’t know how or where to start.  

     

  27. A Note From Our CEO
    A Note From Our CEO

    In this edition of the Wellness magazine, we explore the themes of staying grounded, connecting and slowing down. How apt, as we experience our world in such violent crisis at this time. 

     

  28. Bliss & Stars
    Bliss & Stars

    Nestled in a valley amongst the breathtaking Cederberg mountains lies the Bliss & Stars Wilderness Retreat, which curates personalised experiences to encourage and inspire becoming present within oneself and one’s surroundings through meditation, movement, nourishment, nature-dwelling, and astronomy. 

     

  29. Autumn Beauty
    Autumn Beauty

    Out with the old, in with the new.

    Autumn has finally graced us with its presence, and the signs are all around us. The days are cosy, tree leaves are gold, red and yellow, and mornings have that crisp, bright feeling.  

    Just as the trees shed their leaves, our bodies, too, shed both skin and hair. The sudden drop in temperature and humidity can cause flaky, thirsty skin and brittle hair. 

    It’s time for an autumn self-care plan!

      

  30. Trust Your Gut
    Trust Your Gut

    Paying close attention to your gut is imperative to your holistic health.

    There is a clear connection between your gut health and the occurrence of disease in your body, as your gut contains 75% of your immune system. When you get sick, you should pay close attention to what your gut needs. As Hippocrates said, “Death begins in the gut.”

    In order for your gut to remain healthy, its microbiota population - which is made up of trillions of cells including viruses, bacteria and fungi - needs to have access to good bacteria and be without intrusive amounts of bad bacteria.

  31. Vegan Protein
    Vegan Protein

    How much protein do you need per day, and what are the best plant-based protein options out there? 

     

  32. Honeybee Heroes
    Honeybee Heroes

    The great caretakers of our planet come in all shapes and sizes. Although their roles vary, their purpose remains the same - nourish the earth and allow it to bloom. All are noble creatures - from the beautiful butterfly to the skinny spider - but none so noble as the heroic honeybee.

     

  33. Medicinal Mushrooms
    Medicinal Mushrooms

    What if I was to tell you that mushrooms could be so much more than just a mundane ingredient in your nana’s favourite pasta dish? Well, it’s true! The mushroom mania that has taken the world by storm is not because they’re such fun-guys, but rather because of their incredible medicinal properties.

     

  34. A Whole Latté Love
    A Whole Latté Love

    Have you tried our freshly-roasted Wellness Coffee?

    We’ve bean buzzy tasting the best brews at only the finest coffee roasteries, and are thrilled to have found the perfect cuppa!

     

  35. Keeping Up With the Collagen Craze
    Keeping Up With the Collagen Craze

    Collagen is all the rage right now, with the trend-setting ‘collagen cult’ making this buzzword supplement an everyday staple in beauty routines and morning coffees and smoothies the globe over.

    The health industry has quickly caught up with the hype, hailing collagen as the modern-day fountain of youth and a miracle remedy for smoothing wrinkled skin. Nowadays, you’ll see a range of creative collagen products lining the aisles of supermarkets as well as health stores. From coffee creamers to fruity chews, single-serving sachets and even collagen hair spray, there seems to be no limit to the variety of ways you can get your collagen fix.

     

  36. Skincare - Good for you, Good for the Planet!
    Skincare - Good for you, Good for the Planet!

    The newly launched Hugo Apothecary, is a South African based supplier, specializing in natural skin and hair care products. 

  37. The Key to Healthy & Sustainable Weight Loss
    The Key to Healthy & Sustainable Weight Loss

    There has never been a greater emphasis on health and fitness than there is today.

     

  38. Hot Topic
    Hot Topic

    Hot yoga has been around for some time, but how much do we really know about it? And why practise yoga in a heated room in the first place?

     

  39. Re-imagining Wellness
    Re-imagining Wellness

    Wellness and wellbeing are crucial for the success of any organisation – and society at large. society and an organization’s success. I view ‘wellness’ as a set of habits and behaviours, and ‘wellbeing’ as a state of mind.

     

  40. Navigating Through a Financial Storm
    Navigating Through a Financial Storm

    If there’s anything that COVID-19 has taught us, it’s that life is unpredictable.

     

  41. Honeybee Heroes
    Honeybee Heroes

    Not all heroes wear capes, and the busy bees at Honeybee Heroes are certainly worth their weight in liquid gold.

     

  42. In Good Company
    In Good Company

    Since launching Africa’s first dedicated CBD retail store in the heart of Cape Town’s city centre in 2019, Goodleaf has emerged as one of South African consumers’ preferred wellness and lifestyle brands. They believe that a good life begins with a better you, and have created a range of premium health and skincare products to inspire wellbeing every day. Their extensive collection includes CBD oils, skincare topicals, CBD-infused sparkling drinks, natural vapes, and CBD powder sachets sold in more than 1 500 outlets in South Africa.

     

  43. Your Quick Guide to Living Life Well
    Your Quick Guide to Living Life Well

    Life is a beautiful, crazy journey, and a big adventure. Every decision you make has an impact on you and your health, so why not make the healthy part easy?

    Take a look into the living well life hack and start giving your mind and body what it's been wanting.

     

  44. How I Took Back My Power
    How I Took Back My Power

    I was 31 when I had my first breakdown. It was the middle of the year when I started feeling a soul-deep exhaustion. I couldn’t focus, and my energy was depleted. I wondered how I was going to meet my obligations and get through the rest of the year. I was overcome by foreboding and a deep feeling of inadequacy – professionally, academically, and personally.

     

  45. An Unrivalled Winelands Escape
    An Unrivalled Winelands Escape

    There is no better destination to escape to this summer than Franschhoek, the jewel in the crown of the Cape Winelands. Renown for its breath-taking beauty, it is a wonderful place to spend time enjoying exceptional wining and dining experiences, soaking up the local culture, exploring the stunning natural landscape and simply relaxing in a spectacular setting.

     

  46. On Being Well
    On Being Well

    We live in an uncertain, ever-changing world. We always have, and we always will. Instead of allowing the fear of this reality to consume us, we can reframe it as an opportunity to equip ourselves with the tools we need to best support us, and even to help us thrive.

     

  47. New Year, New Me?
    New Year, New Me?

    Making Wellness a Reality. 

    Year after year, summer after summer, you repeat the same resolution in your head that this time will be different. This time, you’ll be healthier, fitter, happier, better – the list goes on.

     

  48. With Love From Our Kitchen to Yours
    With Love From Our Kitchen to Yours

    Introducing the new Wellness frozen readymade meals by La Cuccina. 

    We all have those days when we don’t feel like cooking, but we don’t want to go out to eat or order takeaways, either. We want a homestyle meal that’s delicious, contains the right ingredients, and fits in with our requirements to eat a little healthier.

  49. Healing an Anxious World
    Healing an Anxious World

    As alternative and complementary healthcare methods around the world are gaining in popularity, reiki is moving out of the woo-woo mists that obscure numerous energy healing practices, and taking its place amongst the starting line-up along with acupuncture and similar modalities

     

  50. Supporting a Loved One Through Mental Illness
    Supporting a Loved One Through Mental Illness

    When a loved one is dealing with a mental illness, you may be at a loss for what to say. We want to offer comfort and support, but often don’t know what that looks like.

    Not all mental health challenges or mental illnesses look the same, but the key thing to understand when supporting a loved one through mental illness is that it’s not about changing the individual, but rather about changing how you view mental illness.

     

  51. Winning the Peace
    Winning the Peace

    Developing & Defining Good Leadership

     

  52. Quench Your Skin
    Quench Your Skin

    When we think about skin, we generally judge by aesthetics. Supple and hydrated skin is thought to signal good overall health, while dull, thirsty skin can pinpoint an underlying imbalance.

     

  53. Going Plant-Based at Home
    Going Plant-Based at Home

    Considering changing to a more plant-based lifestyle? Whether motivated by ethical, environmental or health concerns, we’re here to help make the transition easier for you and your family.

     

  54. Celebrate the Age of Restoration with Wellness and Greenpop
    Celebrate the Age of Restoration with Wellness and Greenpop

    We all have a part to play in the protection of our environment. This has come into focus even more with the likes of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and COP26 launching last year.

     

  55. Drink to 2022!
    Drink to 2022!

    As we start returning to work after a much-deserved rest, we often find ourselves pinched for time. And while you may have started this year resolving to eat more veggies, when you’re pressed for time (and who isn’t?), vegetables seem to be the first thing that go out the door (with you as you’re dashing out of it!).

     

  56. Got Mylk?
    Got Mylk?

    Cow’s milk may be a household staple for millions, but more and more individuals are choosing to find alternatives, whether for health, ethical, or environmental reasons. These include the astounding number of the population that is lactose intolerant (around 65%) and recent research linking milk consumption to a number of health risks, such as breast and prostate cancer, as a result of modern manufacturing practices like the use of mass antibiotics, pesticides, and routine growth hormones.

     

  57. Time to Pull the Plug?
    Time to Pull the Plug?

    Wellness & Wavelengths: Your Guide to a Digital Detox

     

  58. How to run a (successful) start-up in South Africa
    How to run a (successful) start-up in South Africa

    So you want to start something new? 

    Running a successful company is not easy, but it can be done with the right amount of effort and determination.  

    Let's take a look at some of the critical elements to help you run a successful small business in South Africa... 

     

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