What a NERVE!
THE VAGUS NERVE IS A SUPERHIGHWAY CARRYING INFO BETWEEN YOUR BRAIN AND ALMOST EVERY ORGAN IN YOUR BODY. IT PRESENTS POSSIBILITIES TO ADDRESS A RANGE OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS.
If you're looking for an expert opinion, QUOTE THIS WOMAN
THE NEWS IS DOMINATED BY MEN, WHETHER THEY’RE MAKING IT OR COMMENTING ON IT. QUOTE THIS WOMAN+ HAS A DATABASE OF FEMALE EXPERTS TO SHIFT THE PERCEPTION THAT ONLY MEN CAN BE AUTHORITIES.
HEALING your MONEY BAGGAGE
DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MONEY? IT MIGHT NOT BE ALL YOUR FAULT – THERE MAY BE OTHER FACTORS AT WORK THAT YOU’RE NOT AWARE OF. MONEY CONSTELLATIONS CAN HELP UNCOVER THESE FACTORS AND, ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY COME FROM, YOU CAN START TO HEAL YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY. I TRIED IT OUT.
THE tides OF LIFE
ZANDILE NDHLOVU HAS MADE HEADLINES FOR BEING SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST BLACK FREEDIVING INSTRUCTOR. WHILE SHE OCCUPIES THIS SPACE WITH GRACE, IT’S CLEAR THAT HER DREAMS EXTEND BEYOND THE PERSONAL, ENCOMPASSING AN ENTIRE CONTINENT’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SEA. WE FOUND OUT HOW THIS JOBURG GIRL BECAME A MERMAID.
Free as TRACE
Tracee Ellis Ross has found her own path, and it’s one that only she could walk (though she would probably rather sashay or dance). With her signature blend of fun and ferocity, we can’t wait to see what she does next.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE FOR CHANGE. THESE FIVE INSPIRING WOMEN MADE A SHIFT IN THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LIVES, TAKING ON ADDITIONAL ROLES OR BRANCHING OUT INTO SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
THE SCIENCE AROUND SOME EDIBLE SKINCARE SUPPLEMENTS CAN BE MURKY – SOMEHOW A SERUM JUST FEELS MORE TARGETED AND EFFECTIVE. AT LEAST, THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT UNTIL I TRIED OUT COLLAGEN POWDER…
COVID-19 HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING – NOT LEAST OF WHICH IS THE ESSENCE OF ‘HOME’, AND WHAT IT MEANS TO US. HERE ARE FOUR TALES OF JOURNEYING, LEAVING, STAYING, GOING THE DISTANCE AND FINDING PEACE.
From iconic cinematic outfits to wardrobe inspo courtesy of the small screen, we’ve revived some of our all-time favourite looks – with a modern twist.
WRITING WHAT SHE LIKES
South African author Karen Jennings’ novel An Island has been long-listed for the 2021 Booker Prize. Currently living in São Paulo with her Brazilian husband, she tells us about her book and how many naps it takes to conceive a plot.
WRITING TRUTH POWER
We pay tribute to eight of the many women journalists out there right now putting themselves on the line for all of us.
THE SEARCH FOR THE FOUNTAIN of YOUTH
Human growth hormone (HGH) is being hailed in some quarters as a weight-loss and youth elixir. But is it? And should you try it?
THE SHINING MOUNTAIN
Summiting Kilimanjaro will change your life in strange ways. It’s not about how high you can climb; it’s more about how deep you can reach inside yourself.
❛I was part of the KwaSizabantu cult❜
As a child and adolescent at KwaSizabantu Mission, Erika Bornman witnessed the brainwashing and public beatings of young children. She herself was molested by her counsellor and branded a ‘slut’ when she tried to stop him. Erika has spent decades trying to get people to pay attention to what went on at the ‘mission’. It seems people are finally listening.
On the bright SIDE
WE’RE HEADING INTO SUNNY DAYS ARMED WITH AN ARSENAL OF SUMMERY STAPLES: THINK CUTE COZZIES, BREEZY COVER-UPS, OVERSIZED SHIRTS, ALL-WHITE ENSEMBLES AND JUST A LITTLE BIT OF DRAMA, LIKE A PAIR OF GLITTERY EARRINGS.
HOW TO MAKE AMENDS
IT’S NOT EASY TO BE THE ONE TO EXTEND THE OLIVE BRANCH AFTER A FALLOUT, BUT LET IT BE THE GIFT YOU GIVE YOURSELF – AND ANY RELATIONSHIPS YOU WANT TO SALVAGE – THIS HOLIDAY.
BE A ❛SMALL GOD❜
It’s a truism that helping other people makes you feel good too, but figuring out how to apply your talents isn’t always easy.
AFLOAT in France
BOATING ON THE INLAND WATERWAYS OF FRANCE ALLOWS YOU TO ENJOY THE SCENERY AND THE SIGHTS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE WHILE AVOIDING THE MORE STRESSFUL SIDE OF TRAVEL. A CRUISE BY CANAL BOAT ON THE CHARENTE RIVER IS A GORGEOUS, RELAXING CHOICE.
Bounce Back Mountain
How a retreat in beautiful surroundings can provide new perspectives on wellness, wine and hunger.
They Don't Make Them Like Sharon Stone Any More
She grabbed the world’s attention by crossing her legs in Basic Instinct. At the age of 63, the Hollywood sex symbol has written a frank memoir – and she’s still making jaws drop.
When Is His Business Your Business?
Well over 50% of couples report that money causes tension in their relationship – and it is a far stronger predictor of divorce than any other issue within a marriage.
From Cancer To Cold Water
Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, Diane Murray found healing, solace, friendship and resilience in the icy waters off the Cape coast.
Lessons From My Garden
The 17th of October is Garden Day SA. To mark the occasion, reader regine le roux shares what she learnt from taming a neglected part of her garden.
The Early Days Of Grief A Survival Manual
Grief is one of those things – like parenting – that you only really understand once you’ve lived through it.
Spiritual Therapy A New Direction For Psychology?
Forget the talking cure… Psychologists are increasingly embracing the spiritual cure. The expanding field of transpersonal psychology suggests it may be the missing piece of the mental health puzzle.
Get Ready For The Four-Day Working Week!
Gone are the days when we lived to work. Companies are now putting employees first and reaping the benefits. Remote working and flexihours are practically a given, but there are moves to go even further.
❛My significant other other❜
We all have that person in our lives, where the connection just feels so real and right. We may not see or speak to them every day, but the powerful bond we have never fades. Five women share their stories about their go-to somebody.
AFRICAN at heart
Two local fashion and accessory brands have found inspiration in the place we call home – they’re all about Africa.
Health Benefits Of Going Barefoot
The simple act of going barefoot is being hailed for health benefits such as improved digestion, immunity and sleep; and relief from anxiety, depression, inflammation and pain. Should you kick off your shoes?
My Life In Recipes
In her latest offering, Fatima Sydow Cooks, the celebrated Cape Malay cook takes us on a flavour-filled journey with authentic, wholesome recipes. She's poured her heart and soul into every page – the result will give you the warm fuzzies.