Author: Nadia Krige

2019 New Year’s Intentions: 7 Simple Things to cut out and Live a Better Life

There’s just something about the dawn of a new year that brings a new sense of purpose to our lives and a desire to do better. For many of us, the natural inclination is to make improvement promises to ourselves: “This year, I will finally sign up for that boot camp I’ve been meaning to take” or “In 2019, I’m going to make at least one new friend.” The thing is, a new year often tempts us to ADD to our already crazy lives, in the hopes that this one addition will make everything better somehow. But what if… what if the very best thing...

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Keep That Smile Sparkling With These Oral Care Tips

It’s safe to say that most of us know the basics of oral hygiene, right? Brush your teeth twice a day – morning and night – and floss. While the first part may be easy to do, many of us fail when it comes to the latter. But we shouldn’t! Flossing is the best way to ensure that you’re getting rid of plaque in hard-to-reach places, which minimises your chances of developing cavities and gum disease. Plus, when you get to do it with a clear conscious by using a 100% plastic-free silk floss, there’s really no excuse! While flossing can take you pretty...

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7 Medicinal Mushrooms to Include in Your Diet

If you’re looking to add some extra flavour to your meal, we all know that mushrooms always do the trick. Apart from being a delicious addition to any dish, however, the humble fungi family also packs a serious wellness punch. Medicinal mushrooms are the perfect addition to include in ANY diet, no matter what health challenges you’re battling with, there’s a mushroom that can help ease your discomfort. Here are 7 of our choice of medicinal mushrooms: CHAGA Known as “the king of plants” or “the diamond of the forest”, Chaga is a wild mushroom with remarkable health-giving properties....

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Deconstructed Guac: The Ultimate Festive Platter

Forget the cheese and crackers. Spice up your table this festive season by offering guests the ultimate deconstructed guacamole platter instead! A deconstructed what-what? Okay, okay… How does this sound: a beautifully presented avocado salad, bursting with all the delicious flavours you’ve come to love in your favourite guacamole. No matter what you prefer to call it, this fresh and nutritious dish is the perfect addition to any summer celebration. WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Avocados – work on half an avo per guest Fresh coriander Finely chopped tomatoes Jalapeno slices – fresh or pickled (up to you) Thinly sliced...

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The Magic of Embracing Wabi-Sabi

We live in an age of perfectionism. While, sure, the world has always had its fair share of perfectionists, a recent study shows that the number is on the rise. And it’s not a good thing. A recent study by the American Psychological Association examines group generational differences in perfectionism between the late 1980s and 2016. Analysing data from 41,641 American, Canadian and British college students from 164 samples who completed the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale, they measured three types of perfectionism: self-oriented, or an irrational desire to be perfect socially prescribed, or perceiving excessive expectations from others other-oriented, or...

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