Ed’s let­ter

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I’ve had a cold for al­most three months now. I’ve been to the doc­tor and even self-med­i­cated; it just re­fuses to go. Af­ter much in­tro­spec­tion I’ve had to get real with my­self. How can I ex­pect to get bet­ter when I don’t look af­ter my­self ? I’m lit­er­ally run­ning around burn­ing it at both ends at work, play­ing su­per­mom (nav­i­gat­ing home­work, pick-ups and rugby matches), leav­ing no time for my­self, not ex­er­cis­ing or even sleep­ing enough. My body is lit­er­ally say­ing: stop.

Pas­tor Pushie’s col­umn (page 82) has scared some sense into me. Not hon­our­ing my body can lead to more se­ri­ous ill­ness in fu­ture. Some­thing as sim­ple as not sleep­ing enough can cause heart dis­ease or even can­cer (take the quiz on page 100 to as­sess your sleep­ing pat­terns). So, in trib­ute to all the amaz­ing fea­tures in this month’s is­sue fo­cus­ing on health, I vow to fit in more time for my­self. This means ex­er­cis­ing my “No!” mus­cle and work­ing through the guilt of not be­ing all things to ev­ery­one. On the plus side, this week I said “yes” to a lunch with women I’ve looked up to in my in­dus­try, who to­tally en­er­gised me and re­minded me that I’m not alone. I’ve also slow-jogged, or rather power-walked, twice first thing in the morn­ing, and I’m eat­ing less meat. Let’s see how it pans out…

This is­sue is brim­ming with amaz­ing ways to live a health­ier life (mind, body and soul), in­clud­ing black women blaz­ing a new trail in the agri­cul­tural in­dus­try (or agri-preneurs, as they are now known). The fea­ture shows that, yes, women can make it in this male-dom­i­nated in­dus­try, but also that or­ganic in­gre­di­ents are avail­able at af­ford­able prices to add to your fam­ily’s daily meals. We’ve selected fash­ion and beauty prod­ucts that not only look good, but are ben­e­fi­cial too. There are lip-smack­ing smoothie bowl recipes us­ing fresh in­gre­di­ents to give you a re­fresh­ing and nour­ish­ing boost in the morn­ing.

Here’s to tak­ing more walks, say­ing no to that ex­tra glass of wine and get­ting more sleep!

This is­sue is brim­ming with amaz­ing ways to live a health­ier life (mind, body and soul)

Our trench story’s a must-see I’m lov­ing the weekly veg box by agri-preneur @nonkubrit­ton The team be­hind this month’s cover shoot

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