Coping Mechanisms for the COVID-19 Lockdown – How to stay safe, sane and manage your time.

As South Africa enters the first day of lockdown in order to combat the spread of coronavirus, we are all faced with the reality of diving into scary and uncertain times. Not only are we faced with the fear of this pandemic infecting ourselves or our loved ones, we now have to deal with isolation too. It can leave one feeling scared, lonely, anxious and overwhelmed. In order to combat some of the difficult thoughts […]

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The Power of Scent: An Introduction to the Use of Essential Oils in Mental Wellness Support

The Power of Scent: An Introduction to the Use of Essential Oils in Mental Wellness Support In this series I hope to introduce you to the world of essential oils and how they can influence the way we feel. Have you ever walked into a bakery and been immediately transported to another time and place? Ever smelt a particular scent that immediately made you feel lived and better than you did before? If you have, […]

Self Care: Mindfulness

Self Care: Mindfulness ‘Mindfulness’ has become a buzz word and is often connected with self-care advice. But what exactly is mindfulness, how do you do it and why is it healthy? Anyone anywhere can practise mindfulness as a lifestyle choice – similar to going to gym. We go to gym because we know exercise helps keep the body healthy and well maintained; mindfulness practises does the same for our mind. A pioneer in mindfulness practise, Jon […]