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Photo by Amy Treasure on Unsplash Shortly after Easter this year I got a very bad concussion that left me on full bed rest for three weeks and semi bed rest for another 3 weeks. For the first three weeks after the diagnosis I was not allowed to use a computer or a phone. I could not even watch TV. I was only allowed to sleep or take a walk if I felt good. The first couple of weeks were hard. The following weeks were better as I learned how to pace myself. I realized that my body was quite adept at letting me know when it had had enough. And so I listened to me and surprisingly, I learned a lot about myself.  For the first time in my life I was able to rest without guilt and it was wonderful. I unplugged and reconnected with nature and it made me incredibly happy. This enabled me to see ME for the first time in what seemed like forever and I started to understand what was missing in my life, what I needed and what I no longer needed.  For a very long time I have equated

South African Symbiosis

This South African home, designed by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens from INK Design Lab, has been totally integrated with it's surroundings. The exposed beams, earth tones, natural elements and awesome views make the home look like it just sprung up from the earth. I just can't get enough of that kitchen with the tree growing through it or the bathroom with it's hollowed out tree trunk vanity. 


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