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Health, Parenting

MotheringMe (why mothers need to put themselves first)

March 14, 2018 | 22 Comments

My path crossed with Taryn’s recently and it could not have come at a better time, as I’m on a crusade to change how mothers think about themselves and their place in the world (both with my friends and through this blog). I cried a bit reading Taryn’s words below as I think we can ALL identify with this, and I can’t think of a more important blog post I’ve published recently than this one, right here. Have a read and let me know your thoughts.

  1. Tell us about yourself.

I’m the mom of three young boys aged, 9, 7 and 1. Together with my hubby and 2 dogs (also boys!), we live in Somerset West. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Homoeopathy in 2002.

Keen to explore the world I moved to the UK where I started my own practice, specialising in women’s well-being, in 2004. During my time in the UK I also lectured for several colleges and facilitated women’s workshops. In 2014 I returned to South Africa and now work from both my private practice and at the Healing Hub at Lourensford Wine Estate, with a focus on women’s well-being and a special interest in supporting moms.

I want women to feel heard, seen and valued for all that they contribute day in and day out. We are a most precious resource and it is time to tap into that!

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Health, Travel

The Healing Hub at Lourensford

February 4, 2018 | 5 Comments

A few days ago I was lucky enough to be invited to test out the new Life Retreat and Healing Hub at Lourensford in Somerset West. I’m no stranger to the area, as my in-laws live very close by to this exquisite estate, so we’ve often been there for wine tasting or to buy coffee beans or to have a meal. But the new addition (it opened in November) of this unique wellness centre has definitely taken Lourensford up a notch in my opinion. It was always a special place but now it’s a VERY special place indeed. You just enter through the gates and your spirit is lifted and you feel happy and at peace. Let me explain. Continue Reading…

Health, Meet a Mom

Meet a Mom: Renee

February 1, 2018 | 3 Comments

In the latest interview in my Meet a Mom series, we chat to Renee, who’s undergone a huge health transformation over the past few months. I’m sure you’ll find her story as interesting as I did.

  1. Tell us about yourself

My husband Alex and I live in Newlands with our 5-year old son and 3-year old daughter.  I work from home as a bookkeeper/PA to a Joburg businessman and I work flexible hours so I can spend time with my kids.

  1. How would you describe Crohn’s disease to someone who knows nothing about it?

Crohn’s disease is an auto-immune disease, which affects the digestive tract – mine is in my small intestine. The intestine is constantly inflamed, which triggers the immune system to attack it. It’s sort of like sticking a plaster over a plaster over a plaster…eventually there are so many plasters on there that it constricts the bowel completely. This causes extreme abdominal pain and in the worst case, it ends up in surgery. Continue Reading…