Archive | September 2015

Food for thought – Permaculture in schools (South Africa)

school gardensWatch the video and be inspired. I suspect that if many of our schools had been incorporating this kind of permaculture education over the last few decades, the world would today be in a far better situation, as many of the adults and young adults of the present generation would now already be eco-literate doers and changers.

But, let’s not talk about what could have been, but instead do what we can to get permaculture education into a school near you…

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Lunar Eclipse September 2015 Triple Goddess

September Astrology

The Total Lunar Eclipse on Sunday September 27, 2015 is at 4 degrees Aries, right in the middle of Aries decan 1.

The Lunar Eclipse September 2015 astrology involves relationship dynamics, specifically the role of women and the three feminine archetypes, maiden, wife and crone. The asteroids Juno and Vesta, plus Black Moon Lilith, align with either the Sun or Moon, giving the Triple Goddess theme to Lunar Eclipse September 2015.

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Healing at The Hydro Wine Estate

The Hydro was established in 1972 and can be found nestled in the Idas Valley, just outside Stellenbosch. It is renowned for it’s holistic approach towards balancing a healthy body, clear mind and positive attitude.

The hydro at StellenboschA staff of 85 fully trained professionals in therapy, medicine and exercise science are at your service. There is also a gymnasium, private swimming pool and onsite health shop for your convenience.

Their healing packages range from one to fourteen days, or you could enjoy a Golf Wellness or Mothers to Be package.

Then there’s the Ocean Aqua experience – a hydro treatment consisting of different settings, Vichy showers, steam and massage. Definitely worth the experience.

Not only is the holistic approach on, but you can also enjoy a glass or two at one of the premium wine producing areas in the country.

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Unwind at Brookdale Health Hydro

Brookdale Health Hydro focuses on providing a tranquil retreat from our every day stresses.

Brookdale Health HydroLocated in the quaint village of Nottingham Road, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Brookdale Health Hydro the ideal environment to unwind in.

Their packages are surprisingly affordable and include three healthy meals a day, teas, snacks, the use of facilities such as the private steam rooms and Ozonated indoor pool, exercise classes, talks and various treatments (aromatherapy, reflexology, facials and massage) depending on your package.

Brookdale’s holistic health package is designed to encourage balance back into your life and to help guests to invest and take charge in their health.

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Mysticism and mental health: A critical dialogue

Medicine versus healthA fundamental aspect of our human experience includes striving for meaning, hopefulness and purpose – this process can be understood as a spiritual experience.

Until recently the health professions have largely followed a medical model, which seeks to treat patients by focusing on medicines and surgery, and gives less importance to beliefs and to faith – in healing, in the physician and in the doctor-patient relationship. This reductionism or mechanistic view of patients as being only a material body is no longer satisfactory.

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