by Ryan James
April 11, 2024

Hanya House – A collaboration 20 years in the making that celebrates the art of living

A stroll passed an old building on a golf course I’ve always had a fear of hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s rooms. Strangely enough, so has Rav but our fears were slightly different. While I feared the smell, the…

by Verena Wagner
May 22, 2024

I’ve been a Rebound (Trampoline) Fitness Instructor for almost two years and here’s why I love it

I’m biased but I believe everyone should Rebound (read point number one below immediately!). I don’t think that’s all you should do; lifting heavy weights is so important for longevity and I attend Kingsley CrossFit for that reason.…

by Erin Slingerland
May 16, 2024

Redefining possible — My journey to my first 1/2 Ironman

For every woman who has said: “I could never”, “I’ll do it when”, or “not in this lifetime”.  It's often a shock to people when they find out that I’m not naturally sporty. "Being fit" was only something…

by Dr Allison Blair
May 9, 2024

5 Changes an aesthetics doctor wants you to make to your skincare routine this winter in the Lowveld

We don’t really have much of a winter season in the Lowveld. Yet despite this, we still suffer the effects of the season on our skins. By understanding the changes and making a few small tweaks to your…

by Kelly van Rooyen
April 28, 2024

5 Steps to repair our connection to our children (and ourselves) when we’ve “reacted” in a way that we aren’t proud of

Last week I did a talk on anxiety in children, and how we can show up to support them as parents.  It ended up being a wonderful (almost) two hours of vulnerable conversations with some incredible parents at Hanya House in…

by Erin Slingerland
April 26, 2024

How a Functional Medicine Doctor recommends we supplement to stay on top of life (and our bank balance)

Dr. Rav James is known as the “sugar eliminator” to her many patients seeking to reverse disease and optimise their healthspan. The founder of one of the Lowveld’s first Functional Medicine practices and co-founder of Hanya House Wellness…

by Ryan James
April 18, 2024

Reaching Down: In a single painting this artist communicates my biggest learnings from three years training to be a Master Life Coach

One of my biggest take-aways from three years training to be a Master Life Coach has been to get really curious about “the darkness”. Which is why the Majak Bredell painting that I talk about in the video…

by Ryan James
April 16, 2024

Community Voices: Absa Cape Epic finisher, Julia Westoby, discusses 6000kms of training, lessons in the saddle, & re-adjusting to life after such a big event

White River local, Julia Westoby lost her dad to colon cancer eight years ago. She describes this as a turning point and, now in her mid-forties, she is steadily conquering thousands of kilometers at a time, most recently…

by Erin Slingerland
April 12, 2024

Our recent Women’s Health Talk: 3 Insights I want to share with every woman

Womanhood used to feel oddly scary and isolating. I grew up feeling (and still sometimes feel) so shameful about natural bodily processes. I believed periods must be gross since they couldn’t be spoken about in public. Many women…

by Kelly van Rooyen
April 12, 2024

Attuning to our children’s lived experiences and supporting them (and us) through anxiety

I’m sure all of us know what it feels like to experience anxiety, and how we respond to it in our own lives.  We may even know what we need to do to manage it, when we can.…

by Claire Takahasi
April 10, 2024

Several years ago, in the midst of a deep depression and insomnia season, all I could do was paint

“Once upon a time,  the darkness fell and there in the nothing everything was born.” Claire Takahashi —--- Several years ago, in the midst of a deep depression and insomnia season, all I could do was paint.  The world felt…

by Ryan James
March 20, 2024

Community Voices: Melissa Appel (Joubert) Discusses Salty Chips, Blind-Dates, Onions, & Stairways to Heaven

Most people will know of Body Stress Release (BSR) practitioner, Melissa Appel (Joubert). But how many of you know that she sings “Stairway to Heaven”? It’s a fitting song for her because she believes in – among other…