Entries by Melissa Baird

A Gentle Giant Lies Dead

A gasping review of The Cast Whale Project The Cast Whale Project began as a dream (literally) for German based artist Gil Shachar. He wanted to create a sculpture of a large, dead beached whale by molding every inch of it and present it back to the land in the exact same manner as it […]

Ahoy! It’s Captain Fanplastic…

By: Melissa Baird At the end of 2018, Soapbox South Africa launched an educational programme called Captain Fanplastic, that contributes to the UN’s 14th Sustainable Development Goal. The learning objective is to create a mindset that plastic is #NoTrashButTreasure. The call to action is to pick it up, reuse or recycle it. The programme starts with a story that local facilitators […]

Water – Wiser

By: Melissa Baird I met the Japanese author and researcher; a natural “scientist” Dr Maseru Emoto in 2008, the same year I launched Life in Balance , South Africa’s first conscious-consumer, lifestyle publication. His research in to the power of thought and its impact on water was astounding and prompted me to conduct an experiment […]

Cricket Flour Power

By: Melissa Baird I recently attended the Pioneers 18 conference in Vienna, Austria. This slickly produced, high tech conference won the event of the year last year and they sure put on a show. The co-host was a humanoid robot called Pepper that had the audience break out in to fits of applause and more […]

Enter the Labyrinth – To walk or not to walk…

“The point of a maze is to find its centre. The point of a labyrinth is to find your centre” By Jenny Griesel This year marks the 10th annual World Labyrinth Day on 5 May 2018. People all over the world in over 20 countries will globally “Walk as One at One”. Thus a universal wave […]

Creatively addressing environmental concerns

There can be little doubt that our little planet is in need of attention; we’ve known for some years that we’re running out of fossil fuels and that deforestation is a major problem, and that the effects of climate change may soon become permanent or irreversible. Awareness surrounding global and environmental concerns is nothing new, […]

No prescription needed

  It has become fairly common practice that at the first signs of illness a prescription for antibiotics is handed out, like M&Ms with little thought to the consequences of what they may be doing to other, healthy parts of the body (consider destroying all bacteria in the digestive system as one side effect). Although […]

Olgani Detoxifying Charcoal Toothpaste

Detoxifying Charcoal Toothpaste contains Olgani’s signature NutrireB base, coconut shell activated charcoal and bentonite clay among its ingredients. This non-abrasive, bleach-free formula, gently cleans without any damage to tooth enamel. Essential oils of Peppermint, Spearmint and Tea Tree will leave your mouth feeling clean and fresh. Olgani Detoxifying Charcoal Toothpaste can be used as a […]