We recently had a little getaway to the picturesque town of Swellendam and spent a few nights at the EcoTreehouse – a spacious and fully equipped, self-catering cabin for the perfect retreat in nature.
Since finding out that I have PCOS (nearly a year ago), I feel like I tried everything under the sun to help control my symptoms and help me get my period back. After about 5 months of no period, I finally took another step in this journey – giving acupuncture a try. I’ve done acupuncture years ago but it hurt quite bad (that shouldn’t have happened) so my delay in trying this for my acupuncture was understandable.
After searching for a doctor, quite a few people recommended Dr. Prinisha Jugroop from Blissful Acupuncture. I immediately made an appointment to see her and after just 2 sessions, my period returned! I’ve now been seeing her for the past 5 months and she has helped me treat issues like pain, anxiety, inflammation, help me to increse my fertility and get my period back more regularly. I chatted to her about some of the common questions I got regarding these treatments which you can read more about below:
To say we were on cloud 9 during our stay at Cellars-Hohenort is an understatement. Situated right in the lush Constantia Valley, and just 15 minutes from the Cape Town city centre, Cellars-Hohenort is the ideal place to escape to for a tranquil holiday. What’s more, the food, decor and design are just breathtaking!
While many of you may already know this, 2017 was the year I completed my honours degree in English literature. Because reading is one of my favorite pastimes, I thought it would only be fitting to welcome the new year and begin my 2018 blogging with a list of the top 8 books I have fallen in love with last year. While I have read close to 40 different novels and found many of them brilliant in their own way, the ones mentioned below had a direct impact on my life, reading and thinking. These are in no particular order as I would probably find it to be quite an effort to decide which I loved the most. They are all very different and range between memoirs to childrens literature but each are beautifully perfect in their own way.
It should come as no surprise to the majority of you that for the past seven years, I have been suffering with a musculoskeletal disorder called Fibromyalgia which, if I have to sum it all up, means that I experience constant discomfort and pain all over my body.