Overcoming Exercise Excuses

by Steven Aldana, Ph.D. I have devoted my professional life to helping people adopt healthy lifestyles. If I’ve learned one thing in my efforts, it is that many people struggle to eat a healthy diet and struggle even more to stay physically active. The struggle comes not because people don’t care; almost everyone cares about […]

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Ethical Tourism in Oudtshoorn

Riding ostriches or sitting on them for a picture to be taken, is very popular among tourists. However, questions have been raised about the possibility that the birds are being hurt in the process. Two big ostrich farms near Oudtshoorn have put a stop to people riding the big birds. Billy Engelbrecht, the marketing manager […]

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The Benefits of Meditation

What is meditation? Meditation is relaxation. It is not about concentration, it’s actually about de-concentration. It’s not about focusing one’s thoughts on one thing, but instead on becoming thoughtless. Meditation makes you aware – that your inner attitude determines your happiness. What are the benefits of meditation? A calm mind Good concentration Better clarity Improved […]

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Oudtshoorn: The Pride of the Klein Karoo

Oudtshoorn is the largest town in the Little Karoo, situated along the renowned Cape Route 62 in the Western Cape. It boasts the largest ostrich population in the world, featured at a number of excellent ostrich show farms around the town. Other attractions include the Cango Caves and the Klein Karoo wine route. Browse our […]

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The Magical Valley of Ceres

Tucked away between sheltered mountains lies the magical Ceres Valley, and it comes as no surprise to visitors to learn that Ceres is named after the Roman goddess of agriculture and fertility. This charming town has become world famous for its export-quality fruit, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality and wonderful active and leisure options. Ceres is […]

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The Sleepy Village of Arniston

Arniston is situated at the foot of Africa, as if dipping a sandy toe into the sea. It is sandwiched between two nature reserves, De Mond and De Hoop. As you drive from the town of Caledon, famed for its hot springs, you’ll see the landscape of the Overberg falling away before you. In spring […]

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Hermanus is the Western Cape’s Top Town

South Africa’s whale capital, Hermanus, was recently announced (2008) as the Town of the Year in an SMS competition ran over three months by the Kaap-Rapport, the regional supplement to the Afrikaans Sunday newspaper Rapport. There’s nothing quite like proud local support to boost a town’s confidence and enhance its positioning in the domestic tourism […]

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Deepening Your Yoga Experience

You love Yoga, it is more than just exercise for you – it is a ‘way of life’. Yoga practice allows you to feel healthy, physically flexible and strong, vibrant, full of energy, your heart is full of love, your relationships flourish, you want everyone to practice yoga! If this is how yoga makes you […]

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