Author: Inga Sibiya

What a Novel Idea – Top 4 Sustainable Reads

You’ve made the decision to live an eco-friendly lifestyle, good on you. With all the contrasting and conflicting information on the net, coupled with the impassioned opinions of your earth-conscious loved ones, it is perfectly understandable that you might feel overwhelmed with the inundation of information. But educating yourself is important if you want to get this green living thing right.  Luckily, I was in a similar place not too long ago. A combination of health complications and my deep connection with Mother Nature inspired me to take a hard look at my lifestyle. Now, I have ditched plastic,...

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Staycation Ideas in South Africa

Spring has sprung! What better way to shake off winter than by planning a little getaway. You needn’t travel far, or blow your budget, to celebrate the return of sunny and warm weather. Here’s a list of local accommodation that will have you feeling rested, rejuvenated, restored and ready to head into the last quarter of the year with gusto. GRACELAND ECO RETREAT – LIMPOPO This is the ideal staycation destination for anyone looking to unplug for a few days and disappear into the wonderment of the natural environment. In the building of Graceland, owners Douglas Walker and Anders...

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Farm-To-Fork 101

You are what you eat. Everything from the soil your produce is planted in, the calibre of the seed being sown, to the pesticides used and harvestings process – it all feeds into the quality of the product. Because we are beginning to really understand that the state of our produce directly affects our health and wellness, more consumers are educating themselves on how their fruit, veg and meat is being reared. Though the social movement of replacing GMO’s with nutrient-filled ingredients that were grown organically and locally isn’t a particularly new concept, it has gained a great deal...

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Breast vs Bottle: Feeding Preferences for You and Your Baby’s Needs

Telling a woman how to mother her child is a social taboo. Whether it’s on the subject of reusable nappies, teething practices, or addressing the age-old question; to swaddle or not to swaddle, moms know their kin and are inherently cognizant of their infant’s needs. So when someone else presumes to tell her how to do her maternal job, they are – essentially – undermining what she is physiologically dispositioned to do. The same can be said for fathers. What responsible dad would knowingly put their child’s safety at risk? It is fair to assume that they have read...

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Dealing with Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD)

As the leaves begin to fall and the temperature drops, it takes the sun a little longer to get out of bed in the morning. Because humans, like all creatures of the world, are heavily dependant on the fiery ball in the sky, its sluggishness translates to ours. Though some would love to take a three-month nap, our bodies aren’t wired to hibernate until Spring’s warmth thaws the Winter chill; so people might experience SAD which is just your body having to adjust to the changing environment. Identifying SAD is extremely important if you want to adequately treat it....

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