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Maxine Perthel
An Adventure Travelling Through the Kalahari & Botswana for One Month

An Adventure Travelling Through the Kalahari & Botswana for One Month

Patricia Ann Byrne3 March 2021 In August 2016, three ladies leave Stellenbosch in “Stella” (Toyota Hilux double cab) destination Brandvlei. Stella was equipped with a roof tent, a long-range diesel tank and a special large water tank (we calculated 2 litres p.p.p.d and had 42 litres for 1 week, refilling our water at each fuel stop); 1 two-man tent (mine) for Claire & I. Sally slept in the roof tent. Roof rack had 2 spare tyres, 2 gas tanks, 2 filled diesel jerry cans, a fold up table, spade, sand tracks, firewood (compressed wood chip logs) etc. tied down with...

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Nathalie Perthel
Reconnecting with Nature, what does it mean for YOU?

Reconnecting with Nature, what does it mean for YOU?

Nathalie Perthel 24 February 2021 The idea of climbing a mountain might be exactly what springs to mind if you are somebody like my husband, who loves nothing more than to take in the view from the top. For me however connecting with Nature takes place at a much slower pace and one that everyone can take into their stride (pun intended here) A chronic back pain condition has forced me to learn to slow down, to stop and reflect on what it means to be better in tune with Nature and be kind to myself and my body. Not...

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Maxine Perthel
How to improve your physical and mental well-being through interactions with nature

How to improve your physical and mental well-being through interactions with nature

Maxine Perthel 20 February 2021 Recently, doctors all over the world have actually started prescribing time in the outdoors to improve mental and physical well-being as well as to combat anxiety and depression and fight conditions such as high blood pressure. Exploring the outdoors and spending time in nature has many scientifically-proven benefits. Spending Time in Nature Boosts your Mood, Energy Levels and Decreases Anxiety and Depression According to recent studies, spending as little as 15 minutes in nature can help psychologically restore your mind. Walking in nature is not only a great form of exercise, promotes weight loss and...

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