Live Mindfully

It seems that all everyone is currently talking about – is the Oscar Pistorius trial. We spoke to some staff in our office to get a sense of how they’re feeling about the trial. Here’s what they had to say: Tidi Benbenisti – Managing Editor, Elle I often retreat to

In order to scientifically prove that the concept of mid-life crisis exist, researchers decided to track the happiness levels of tens of thousands of people in three countries, over several decades. The study, entitled, Longitudinal Evidence for a Midlife Nadir in Human Wellbeing, is first time the mid-life crisis has

I’m not a great fan of touchy-feely sessions where total strangers spill their deepest secrets in the quest for inner happiness. Surely introspection should be a solo activity, not a team sport? But when the chance to sample a wellness retreat comes with the offer of doing it in Mauritius,

by Charlene Yared-West Research confirms that women are consuming alcohol more regularly than before. One in eight women binge-drink (defined as six drinks or more in one sitting, about three times a month), according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and in America, the National Highway Traffic Safety

Most women living in South Africa have more chance of being raped than being educated – a cause of major concern. On 14 June 2013, Laurie Owen was brutally attacked in her driveway, beaten, robbed and gang-raped in her own home. But Laurie has refused to become another South African

You cannot help but be inspired by Iyanla Vanzant. Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant’s story is one of struggle, strength, courage and triumph. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, in the back of a taxi cab. Her mother succumbed to breast cancer when she was just two years old. She

By Lynne Whelehan Need help getting back into the swing of things? Here are two great food ideas to boost your energy reserves. Make & bake from scratch As the blog name suggests, Lynne Whelehan likes to make and bake from scratch with fresh, whole and natural produce. Make &

Men’s health researcher Elvis Munatswa is concerned about the increase in male body dissatisfaction.  In a world where much has changed, where success is no longer a privilege of men or the rich, where more equal opportunities are available for a vast majority of people across continents, the pressure to

Why not try eating a meat-free meal at least once a week with this delicious, healthy vegetarian recipe, developed for Spekko rice by Deena Naidoo, Masterchef SA winner Season One.  ROASTED VEGETABLE PARCELS Ingredients: 1 tray shiitake or oyster mushrooms 1 medium red onion 7,5ml (11⁄2 tsp) fresh thyme 250ml

Findings published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, reveals that 30 minutes of exercise can significantly improve sexual functioning in women taking antidepressants. “These findings have important implications for public health, as exercise as a treatment for sexual side effects is accessible, cheap and does not add to burden of