ADCO CBD is celebrating with an exclusive give-away of a limited edition pamper hamper valued at R1000!*

Included in your hamper are a range of goodies: ideal for pure wellbeing, a clean-living eco-friendly bamboo trimmed water...

Five exciting African museums to add to your travel wish list

A display in the Museum of Black Civilisations in Dakar, Senegal. SEYLLOU/AFP via Getty Images Nompumelelo Maringa, University of...

From dragonflies to kingfishers: the science behind nature’s brilliant blues

Kosciech/Shutterstock Rox Middleton, University of Bristol Sitting by the edge of a river on a lazy summer’s day, the...

Hemp trumps cotton

By: Steven Daniel So the research for this article started off with looking at Cotton Facts on Cotton SA,...

The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity

It is our pleasure to welcome Julie and Jerry Brown, authors of The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens...
Melissa Baird

Wonder is all around us and this is what I live for


Life in Balance was established in 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa and is at the forefront of changing perspectives. Its aim is to invite us all to be the change we wish to see in the world and never forget that one person can make a difference.         Read more


Raw, Unfiltered, Organic Honey – from the bees of the Overberg

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Gardening, Need to know

Hemp trumps cotton

By: Steven Daniel So the research for this article started off with looking at Cotton Facts on Cotton SA, and admittedly it really didn’t look that bad. It only takes 3% of the agricultural area of the world and produces…

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Need to know

Stop Shell’s Seismic Destruction

Shell has announced it will start a seismic survey in search of oil or gas deposits from Morgan Bay to Port St Johns on December 1. There was no public participation process and I have asked for the Environmental Impact Assessment…

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Art of Living Stress-Free Zone

When you’re ready to give your life a turbo boost of positive power, remember, it turns out that the fastest and most powerful way to get your brain and body out of stress and anxiety isn’t to work on your MIND,…

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Off Balance

Fracking – Snap, crackle and pop!

Despite changing the venue at the last minute, around 300 people made it to the Shell public meeting at Kelvin Grove in Cape Town regarding their fracking prospectus for the greater Karoo. Shell’s representatives and an independent facilitator were on…

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Need to know, Wellness

Five benefits of CBD

Do you suffer from the misery of pain, inflammation, anxiety, stress, or insomnia? Take a leaf out of Mother Nature’s book and turn to CBD as an alternative therapy to treat a range of conditions.¹ Throughout history, human beings have…

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The Heart is Not Just a Pump

Many of us live under the medical myth that the heart is only a pump, an idea borne of an industrialised culture that views the body as a machine. The heart however is so much more beautiful and fascinating than…

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