Spreading love this Valentine’s Day

For the sake of curiosity, this week I couldn’t help but sit down, take a look at Valentine’s Day and wonder what it was all about. Then I discovered that according to the history books, it originated in ancient Rome when an Emperor decided that married soldiers weren’t as effective as unmarried ones, so he…

A taste of Neo Tribal Fusion

It was a long time coming, my meeting with her and when I saw her approach me I remembered why. Her glossy black hair and beautiful face met me half way as I felt an immediate lift from the sight of her. “Marjorie!” I squealed with excitement. “Ahhh, my lovely Anneka.” She returned the gushing…

The art of sustaining your energy throughout the winter

So, winter is well and truly upon us and how it feels so good. It’s strange this feeling; about the winter. The newspapers seem to be lying, again. Winter is lovely. I figure those people that crossed paths with me were right. Health and happiness is born within. So, on that note; It’s been a…

They say that dreaming is for free

The story started when I suddenly found myself wide awake one morning. The feeling that ran through me was sheer panic – I was late for a breakfast meeting with my brother. So, I immediately tumbled out of bed in a guilty sweat and hoped that today I was going to be punctual. I continued…

Did you have any realisations last year?

One day last year, I found myself sitting below the late morning sun on a Greek island.  I must say, she was a very unique island. Some of her visitors told me that they’d had many a mystical experience with her.  As indeed did I this particular morning. While I was busy working away at…

Saying Yes to the Pleasures of Life

Today I spent the afternoon at home chatting with my nephew, and to join the celebration, we invited the chocolate oat biscuits and tea pot to join us. It was after pouring two hot cups of black tea that I decided, naturally, to dip a biscuit into my mug. What I experienced, as the rain…

A Real Taste of Kirtan in the Park

It wasn’t that long ago that I took a walk around one of the most beautiful parks in the world – Parc de la Ciutadella, Barcelona. After a stroll past the masterful tight rope walkers, kora players, lovers snoozing side by side and children posing in their latest yoga postures, I was drawn in by…

Healing Inner Pain – a helping hand from Rishikesh, India

It was just the other day that I toppled over crying. Not with a baby crocodile tear but a river flowing o’er me.  After a few minutes of enjoying this light release, the river eventually lost its charm and transformed itself into a swamp of heavy pains and inflamed skin. “Was it normal to cry…

Our New Friends Inspired Us No End

It was quite profound, the encounter I’d had with her last week. She passed me by at the woods with two bountiful schnauzer dogs, when one of them pounced up to lick me. Quick to apologize, she also delivered it with a whopping smile and a dazzling aura, as if she’d been touched by a…

Why we will remain positive in the autumnal puddles

This month, I thought a lot about our community and wondered why it was that they were all so dearly cool.  So, rather than do the guesswork, I set out to ask them some questions.  I didn’t interrogate them, nor did I put words into their mouths. Instead I simply allowed them to talk. What…

Gratuity Where Gratuities Due

Each month and I suppose we could say each day, someone, somewhere provides us with an opportunity to celebrate. Now isn’t that a noble thing to do? So, for the sake of keeping the vibes of our pharmacy in good shape, we decided to join in the celebration of ‘World Gratitude Day’ this month by…

What the Greeks taught us about Wellness

This summer, I left our beloved Barcelona to delve into the culture of another place. I decided to scurry over to our neighbouring country, Greece. Mostly because I was particularly interested in how they lived, what they may have inherited from the classic antiquity and what implications that had on their wellbeing. In other words,…