Nestled in the heart of the Western Cape countryside, far from the traffic and the noise of the city is a place you have to see to believe. Set down a dust track road in the quaint town of Franschhoek is Farm Sanctuary. This idyllic retreat was established in 2016 by Joanne Lefson on World Farm...Read More
Across many parts of the world a women’s menstrual cycle is surrounded by stigma and disrespect and this widespread belief that it’s ‘dirty’ and something to be ashamed of is forcing women to hide and partake in often unsafe practises. Binti are on a mission to dispel any myths surrounding menstruation and ensure that the power...Read More
Although still stigmatised mental health is something that is being increasingly discussed and understood in popular media, and our society. In recent years celebrities have been coming forward to discuss the battles they’ve had with their own mental health, to help bring to light just how important it is to understand these issues and how...Read More
“It’s our responsibility as humans to take care of each other. It’s our duty as humans to care for people when we are weak and broken.” – Caitlyn Crosby, Founder The Giving Keys was born from a simple idea; find something that gives you strength and when it has healed you, pass it on to someone...Read More
It was in 2003 that The Black Eyed Peas released ‘Where Is The Love?’ a song that shot straight to number 1 in 13 different countries; the power of the song at the time was palpable, standing out as a welcome relief from the trivial messages of partying, drink and sex that flooded popular music....Read More
I do have a little confession to admit here, I have a fiendish and ongoing obsession for visiting charity shops. I’m not sure where this love for second hand clothing and treasures began, but it’s such a favourite hobby of mine. Some may turn up their noses at the thought of rummaging through people’s old...Read More
As Volunteer Week draws to a close, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what volunteering has meant to me and what it has taught me along the way. I was asked to answer a few questions around one of the volunteering jobs I had; what I found most challenging, what advice I...Read More
Every year I give myself a limit on how much I will spend at Christmas. Every year I go over it. I do really enjoy buying Christmas presents for people. I love surprising my loved ones and exceeding their expectations. That’s not always showering them with lavish gifts. This year I think one of the...Read More
Whether you’re travelling for a short time or thinking of relocating for longer, it’s always good to give back while we travel this amazing world of ours. So next time you book a flight to some far flung corner of the globe in search of life changing adventures and memories why not take some time…...Read More
We often find ourselves wishing we could make a difference – we run charity races, donate spare change where we can and pray for those who need it. Whether we do this because of our own life experiences or because we are reminded of those who struggle daily, we do so out of love and...Read More
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