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Inspiration for wholesome living

Inspiration for wholesome living

WINTER is coming….win the war on bugs, the natural way!

WINTER is coming….win the war on bugs, the natural way!

It's that time of year where the masses go into full blown panic 'Winter is coming' and along with that usually snot, coughing, phlegm, chills, fever and a boat load of medication! The pharmaceutical meds that are dished out definitely work to treat the symptoms, but...

A Christmas Advent Calendar with a wholesome twist

A Christmas Advent Calendar with a wholesome twist

Who doesn't love Christmas!? Who doesn't love counting down the magical days till the bestest time of the year! I adore Christmas, can you tell? Not because of the presents, but because of the spirit behind the season. Family time, giving, jolly people, it all just...

Label Fables

Label Fables

Once upon a time in stores worldwide, foods existed that could be grabbed off the shelves without a second thought about ones health and any potential life threatening ingredients, but that was once upon a time and that was a very very long time ago...nowadays, for...

You cannot pour from an empty cup!

You cannot pour from an empty cup!

We are taught, mostly thanks to society, to push and push and push ourselves beyond our limits (body and mind). So when is enough? How do you know when to push and when to take a step back? At what point are we stretching our perseverance or breaking ourselves down,...

Chemical dodge ball

Chemical dodge ball

I am 34 years old, I have spent the better part of my life (roughly 22 years of those 35) fighting allergies (red, itching eyes, sneezing, wheezing), recurring illnesses and eczema, you name it. I was using eye drops, antihistamines and cortisone daily just to get by!...

‘I’m too old for that’…blah blah!

‘I’m too old for that’…blah blah!

Looking back on the last 15 years of my career, I realised that every person that had a part to play in my love of wellness and movement, as well as in my training, were all individuals mid 40’s and older! The gym that I started training in was owned by a wonderful...

NO POO! (and its not what you think!)

NO POO! (and its not what you think!)

Roughly 3 years back a lovely blonde friend and I were chatting whilst exercising and the topic of 'chemicals' came up. We happened to be rather like minded, which was great because suddenly I wasn't 'that weird one' again, I had a weird buddy! This gorgeous bombshell...

Make your own make-up!

Make your own make-up!

I love make-up. Sadly, I could never wear make-up without having a massive allergic reaction to it. My eyes would go red, they would swell up and I’d start to itch. My lips would also resemble what I can only describe as a bad collagen treatment. So I gave up on the...

Feeding your child vs nourishing your child (part 2)

Feeding your child vs nourishing your child (part 2)

LUNCHBOX 101: In order to maintain your child’s ENERGY and CONCENTRATION, stick to foods that are naturally sugar and chemical free, are low/medium glycaemic foods for sustained release and add slow release carbs to their meals. Sensible snacking is the key to...

Feeding your child vs nourishing your child (Part 1)

Feeding your child vs nourishing your child (Part 1)

The title may confuse you but there is a vast difference between preparing food for your child with real wholesome foods and shoving their lunchbox full of store bought snacks and take aways for school. It is a known fact that sugar, salt and wheat (gluten too) are...

Silly Season Survival

Silly Season Survival

Hopefully you have spent the better part of 2016 looking after yourself. Eating well, exercising and being good to your body! You have worked hard! Now year-end looms and elation and mild panic set in as you realise that you have kept it together this long but you are...

Nature’s pharmacy

Nature’s pharmacy

This weekend I pranced around my garden and realised how fortunate I am to be able to walk out my back door and pick some pine needle for tea to get my vitamin C in for the day or rosemary tea when my chest feels a bit tight or my concentration span is a bit low, or...

That time the farm burnt down…

That time the farm burnt down…

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Having bought the farm a year ago, our family was well aware of the threat of a devastating fire. Our valley is filled with fynbos; pine trees and wattle. We never imagined, however, that it would happen that soon or leave us with so...

Throw that scale AWAY!

Throw that scale AWAY!

I am sure you have heard it a million times before, but did you really hear what was being said? Well, I need you to hear it again today..throw that scale away! That nasty device is the leading cause of failure to follow through with a lifestyle plan! I cannot tell...

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