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Video: Optimal Hormone Health and Thriving


Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Before we reach a diabetic space, the body will always try and compensate, so it will take those high blood levels of sugar and store them as fat. And that's one of the very common reasons why women in their middle years start to gain weight, particularly around the tummy area.

Video: Understanding Menopause with Dr Simone Silver


Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Perimenopause can last anywhere between 10 and 15 years before menopause. When we actually go through the menopausal transition, it can take anywhere between a year or two. After a year or so of being in menopause, we start to talk about the post-menopausal years, which then really continue on forever.

The Importance of Sisterhoods


Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

A tribe of girlfriends is one of the most valuable treasures a woman can have. Especially as we mature.

Best Places to Travel to Right Now


Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

No matter how much we appreciate the comfort of our homes, it’s natural, at some stage, to reach a bursting point. A moment when we just wish the world would stop spinning so we can disconnect, breathe deeply and rediscover the things that truly feed our soul.

Finding Your Purpose


Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Having spent decades prioritising the needs of others, many of us forget what energises us, that sometimes-elusive sense of meaning that keeps us motivated even through the toughest of times. Some are born with it. Others spend a lifetime searching. The good news? It’s never too late to find your purpose.

Video: Understanding the Effects of Stress with Dr Simone Silver


Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

High cortisol levels can impair the body's ability to fight infection and we may develop new allergies out of nowhere. Ultimately, if we are producing very high levels of cortisol, the brain doesn't enjoy that. Cortisol is quite damaging for the brain. And the brain will say, “Enough is enough”.

Book Review: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron


Estimated reading time: 1 minute

To quote Elizabeth Gilbert, “Without The Artist’s Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love.” The Artist’s Way, now out in a 25th anniversary edition, is an essential must-read if you’re in need of rebooting, unblocking or simply reconnecting with yourself, artist or not.

Video: Empowering Women to be Financially Independent


Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

It is extremely important for women to be financially independent. Far too often, women end up as the breadwinners either due to death or divorce or, now more often, due to difficult economic situations. It also helps us feel financially responsible and boosts our morale and self-confidence to know that we can manage on our own if necessary, make our own decisions, and that we do not need to rely on anyone.

Hug Until You Hear a Heartbeat


Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

She was barely there…a whisper of a heartbeat flickering on the screen. Ignoring the formidable tubes and pipes that had been her lifeline for so very long, we scooped her up and held her tight. For a few brief minutes, each of her vital signs returned to normal. That incredibly deep, transparently honest transfer of emotion found in the human touch, gently letting her know that we were there, that we loved her…and that we would for evermore. I felt her relax, take three deep breaths and then she slipped away...

Video: Optimal Hormone Health and Thriving


Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Before we reach a diabetic space, the body will always try and compensate, so it will take those high blood levels of sugar and store them as fat. And that's one of the very common reasons why women in their middle years start to gain weight, particularly around the tummy area.

The Importance of Sisterhoods


Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

A tribe of girlfriends is one of the most valuable treasures a woman can have. Especially as we mature.

Video: Understanding Menopause with Dr Simone Silver


Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Perimenopause can last anywhere between 10 and 15 years before menopause. When we actually go through the menopausal transition, it can take anywhere between a year or two. After a year or so of being in menopause, we start to talk about the post-menopausal years, which then really continue on forever.

Best Places to Travel to Right Now


Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

No matter how much we appreciate the comfort of our homes, it’s natural, at some stage, to reach a bursting point. A moment when we just wish the world would stop spinning so we can disconnect, breathe deeply and rediscover the things that truly feed our soul.
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Video: Understanding the Effects of Stress with Dr Simone Silver


Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

High cortisol levels can impair the body's ability to fight infection and we may develop new allergies out of nowhere. Ultimately, if we are producing very high levels of cortisol, the brain doesn't enjoy that. Cortisol is quite damaging for the brain. And the brain will say, “Enough is enough”.

Video: Dr Natalia Novikova – Vaginoplasty & Labiaplasty


Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Vaginoplasty is a procedure to tighten the vaginal canal. It would be for women who need tightening after a vaginal childbirth that was perhaps traumatic...

From Poverty to Paris in Three Years: The Story of a True Survivor


Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

“Resilience” is a word that springs instantly to mind when chatting to Nonhlanhla Joye about her extraordinary life. She is a woman who has quite...

Video: Optimal Hormone Health and Thriving


Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Before we reach a diabetic space, the body will always try and compensate, so it will take those high blood levels of sugar and store them as fat. And that's one of the very common reasons why women in their middle years start to gain weight, particularly around the tummy area.

Best Places to Travel to Right Now


Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

No matter how much we appreciate the comfort of our homes, it’s natural, at some stage, to reach a bursting point. A moment when we just wish the world would stop spinning so we can disconnect, breathe deeply and rediscover the things that truly feed our soul.

Video: Microneedling by Tamarah Renecle


Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

I’m Tamarah Renecle, I am a skin specialist and I hope you listened to my podcast in the previous edition of EEVI.

Always Another Country by Sisonke Msimang


Estimated reading time: 1 minute

The New York Times called it a graceful memoir, and I couldn’t agree more.

Video: Empowering Women to be Financially Independent


Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

It is extremely important for women to be financially independent. Far too often, women end up as the breadwinners either due to death or divorce or, now more often, due to difficult economic situations. It also helps us feel financially responsible and boosts our morale and self-confidence to know that we can manage on our own if necessary, make our own decisions, and that we do not need to rely on anyone.
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