COVID-19 MythBusters

FACT:  People should NOT wear masks while exercising  Sweat can make the mask become wet which makes it difficult to breathe and promotes the growth of micro-organisms. The important preventative measure during exercise is…

COVID-19 in Some Perspective

Do you know that almost 150 000 people die every day in the world? The world first became aware of COVID-19 in December 2019.  We can then assume that the virus has been active for 7 months.  If we multiply 150 000 by…

Compassion – Patricia Moore

Empathy Heroes: People Who Changed the World By Taking Compassion to the Extreme Today, one of the leading exponents of experiential empathy is the U.S. product designer Patricia Moore, whose specialty is using empathy to cross the…

Why Vegan?

Leozette Roode has written an excellent vegan cookery book – The South African Vegan Cook Book.  Not only containing amazing recipes, but vital information regarding the destruction of our environment due to raising animals to support…

Coping with Uncertainty

So much about coronavirus (COVID-19) is outside of our control.  Not just the virus itself, but all the other aspects of life that might be impacted, from work and finances to socialising and travel.  Give yourself credit as you…

Eat Healthily and Save the Planet

Excerpts from an excellent book written by Stewart Rose – The Vegetarian Solution The food we choose to eat is usually the single most important determinant of our health and longevity.  Modern medical studies show again and again that…

Knowledge, Acceptance and Kindness

You might be wondering, what on earth an article about vervet monkeys has to do with Reiki.  Recently, a male vervet monkey repeatedly helped himself to cereals from the kitchen cupboard.   He had an open wound on his head…

What is Love?

How Do You Perceive Love? Love is what we were born with.  Fear is what we have learned.  The spiritual journey is the relinquishing or unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.  To experience…

We Create Ourselves

Everything begins in your consciousness.  Everything that happens in your life, and everything that happens in your body, begins with something happening in your own consciousness.  As you are presented with conditions in…