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28 Dec 2021
The Autocratic 'Damager'
The Autocratic 'Damager'

The Crucial Characteristic Missing in many Managers

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• When I was starting out in my first management job, my image of a good business manager was an individual who was decisive, unemotional and results-driven.
Decisions were based on rational analysis, short shrift was given to employees who didn’t do their jobs in the same way, and there was little tolerance for emotion and intuition. This was the ‘autocratic’ management era, where the boss made the decisions and the employees jumped ...

• As the limitations of this insensitive style became evident, managers like myself began to realise the folly of their ways and listened a little more attentively to their staff ...
This was ‘participative’ management, which recognised that employees were not simply robots there to carry out your commands, but flesh-and-blood people with their own dreams, hopes and fears ...

• Next came the ‘collaborative’ style of management, where managers involved employees more fully in day-to-day decision-making and had far happier employees who delivered better results ...

Some years ago, I was asked to address a group of farmers. Having been through all of these management phases, I chose to talk about the evolution of management as a profession.
Books on management identify the traits and skills needed to make great managers, and in my address, I listed those I thought were the most important. 
I worked hard on that list, and thought I had pinpointed all of the main elements needed for achieving success as a manager.

But the COVID-19 pandemic showed me that I had left out one crucial quality ... a 'True Motivator'
On my original list I identified the following as the essential characteristics of any successful manager: ready to show trust; self-disciplined; good communication skills; a sense of humour; an entrepreneurial outlook; a stable temperament (never moody); loyal; humble; generous; energetic; calm under pressure; decisive; focused on issues, not people; and open and transparent ...

However, I admit that there is one critical trait I missed completely, and it’s one that managers should not only feel, but demonstrate too ... it’s 'Compassion'

'Compassionate Managers' devote time to stepping into someone else’s shoes and fully understanding their emotions and stresses. The word compassion means ‘to suffer together’, and that’s exactly the pain felt by compassionate people, triggering a desire to relieve the suffering of others ...

When you treat people with compassion, they never forget it. People will want to work with you not because of what you do, but because of who you are. COVID-19 has taught me that compassion may, after all, be the ultimate motivator. 
Indeed, there’s growing evidence that compassionate management has a direct impact on the bottom line, as it creates happier employees who are less stressed, more committed and more productive ...

Article Credits : Peter Hughes & Farmers Weekly

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27 Dec 2021
Noraly Schoenmaker ...aka “Itchy Boots”
Noraly Schoenmaker ...aka “Itchy Boots”

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Staying with some remarkable stories about people, one such person is Noraly Schoenmaker ...
aka “Itchy Boots” ...
who is a 33 year old Dutch travel vlogger ...
Her popular blog and YouTube channel, which now has over 938K subscribers, afford Noraly a unique nomadic lifestyle — that of the perpetual motorcycle explorer ... having already travelled in excess of 100,000 kms ... Alone ...

Here is her story ...
Meet Noraly of Itchy Boots fame ...
Hi there! My name is Noraly Schoenmaker and I’m a 33 year old, Dutch, solo-female traveler - currently on a mission to travel the world by motorbike! I blog about my travels as Itchy Boots ...

When I was 18 years, I travelled to Egypt. By myself ...
I absolutely loved it and have been traveling solo ever since. I got my PADI diving certificate there, rode camels through the desert and went quad biking over sand-dunes. Even though I’ve seen a lot more of the world in the years after - that first solo trip was unforgettable ...

I went to Australia at age 23 to work in gold mining. I became 'rich' and travelled around the world for 2 years straight ...
Then completely broke, homeless and jobless, I returned to Holland ...
The next 5 years I worked for an international contractor on big ships all over the world, from Kuwait, Kazakhstan to the Bahama’s and beyond.
But even though I saw a lot of the world, it wasn’t the same as full-time travel.. 
So I quit that job and sold all my stuff - to be on the road again. This time I’m travelling by motorbike, which is just the BEST adventure ...

My best travel advice ...
Travel solo ... Don’t be afraid, you will meet lots of people along the way. Locals to help you and travellers to hang out with and take your pictures ...
That is the whole point of traveling solo, you will meet tonnes of new people 

Read more about Noraly by clicking the link below ...

and follow her exciting ventures around the World on YouTube ... https://youtube.com/c/ItchyBoots

Article Credits : Noraly Schoenmaker aka “Itchy Boots” ...

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26 Dec 2021
RIP 'Arch'
RIP 'Arch'

Anti-apartheid hero Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies aged 90 ...

The Nobel laureate, often described as South Africa’s moral conscience, died on Boxing Day in Cape Town
Desmond Tutu, the cleric and social activist who was a giant of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, has died aged 90.

Tutu, described by foreign observers and his countrymen as the moral conscience of his nation, died in Cape Town on Boxing Day.

“The passing of archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us a liberated South Africa,” president Cyril Ramaphosa said.

“From the pavements of resistance in South Africa to the pulpits of the world’s great cathedrals and places of worship, and the prestigious setting of the Nobel peace prize ceremony, the Arch distinguished himself as a non-sectarian, inclusive champion of universal human rights.”

Tutu was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the late 1990s and in recent years he was hospitalised on several occasions to treat infections associated with his treatment.

“Ultimately, at the age of 90, he died peacefully at the Oasis Frail Care Centre in Cape Town this morning,” Dr Ramphela Mamphele, acting chairperson of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu IP Trust and coordinator of the Office of the Archbishop, said in a statement on behalf of the Tutu family.
She did not give details on the cause of death.

Tutu was born in Klerksdorp, a farming town 100 miles (160km) south-west of Johannesburg. The sickly son of a headteacher and a domestic servant, he trained first as a teacher before becoming an Anglican priest.

As a cleric, he travelled widely, gaining an MA in theology from London University. Though he only emerged as a key figure in the liberation struggle in the mid-1970s, he was to have a huge impact, becoming a household name across the globe.

Excitable, emotional, charismatic and highly articulate, Tutu won the Nobel peace prize in 1984. A vocal supporter of sanctions against South Africa, he was detested by supporters of the apartheid regime, who saw him as an agitator and traitor. Tutu was however protected not just by his wit and combative spirit but by his immense popularity and respect. In 1986 he was appointed archbishop of Cape Town, the effective head of the Anglican church in his homeland.

Tutu always kept his distance from the African National Congress (ANC), the party which spearheaded the liberation movement and has now been in power in South Africa for more than 20 years. He refused to back its armed struggle and support unconditionally leaders such as Nelson Mandela.

However Tutu shared Mandela’s vision of a multiracial society in which all communities live together without rancour or discrimination and is credited with coining the phrase “rainbow nation” to describe this vision.

After the nation’s first free election in 1994, Mandela, who had become the president of a free South Africa, asked Tutu to chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), the controversial and emotional hearings into apartheid-era human rights abuses.
The TRC was described as the “climax of Tutu’s career” and lauded across the world as a pioneering effort to heal deep historic wounds
However Tutu found the experience deeply traumatic. He was saddened and perplexed by the ferocious criticism from the white rightwing, some mainstream liberals and the ANC. The terrible testimony that he listened to day after day brought deep emotional stress too, with TV viewers watching as the tough, witty cleric put his head in his hands and wept.

In late 1990s, Tutu, suffering prostate cancer, began to spend more time with his wife of 60 years, four children, and numerous grandchildren. He continued to criticise the ANC and was initially excluded from the state funeral of Nelson Mandela in 2013. His absence provoked a public outcry. Tutu later said he had been “very hurt.”

Despite his illness, Tutu remained interested in world affairs and determined to use his enormous moral prestige to make a difference. In 2015, he launched a petition, urging global leaders to create a world run on renewable energies within 35 years, which was backed by more than 300,000 people globally. It described climate change as “one of the greatest moral challenges of our time”.

He also spoke out against homophobic legislation in Uganda and argued in favour of assisted dying.

Mandela, who lived near Tutu’s home in Soweto and also won the Nobel prize, described his close friend as “sometimes strident, often tender, never afraid, seldom without humour.”
“Desmond Tutu’s voice will always be the voice of the voiceless,” Mandela said.

In 2009 Barack Obama described Tutu as “a crusader for freedom, a spiritual leader … and a respected statesman who has become a symbol of kindness and hope far beyond the borders of his native land”

Friends remembered Tutu as a man of deep faith whose charm, warmth and intelligence few could resist, and who was happiest when active on behalf of others.

“I love to be loved,” he told the BBC’s Sue Lawley when appearing on Desert Island Discs in 1994.

Article Credits : Jason Burke & Reuters contributed to this article ...


26 Dec 2021
Angela Maxwell
Angela Maxwell

The Woman Who Walked Around The World ... Alone

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Often I come across and get surprised and inspired by other people's stories ... here is one such remarkable story ...

The Woman Who Walked Around The World ... Alone
Whether a walk leads halfway around the world or just down the road, Angela Maxwell has shown the true worth of slowing down ...
Paying More Attention and Giving More ... than we receive along the way.

Seeking a deeper connection to the world, Angela Maxwell set off to walk it alone. Six years and 20,000 miles later, she brought that connection home.

"Why?" It's a simple question, and one that people ask Angela Maxwell frequently. Yet until recently, the American struggled to answer why, exactly, she upended a perfectly fine life in pursuit of a big dream. 
But for Maxwell, "why" is a question worth answering. After all, she embarked on a journey that very few people attempt ...
In 2013, she decided to walk around the world – alone ...

A solo walk of this magnitude wasn't something Maxwell had planned. In fact, she left only nine months after having overheard a conversation in her art class about a man who supposedly walked around the world.

Maxwell's journey did not sprout from a place of loss, defeat or personal crisis. When she decided to embark on a long-distance walk, she was in her early 30s, ran a successful business and was in a relationship. 
"I thought I was happy," she said, "but in retrospect, I realised that I was searching for more… for a deeper connection with nature and people – by living on less and connecting with the world around me."

The best way to find that, she figured, was by setting one foot in front of the other. Walking would minimise her carbon footprint, plus the slow pace meant that she could fully immerse herself in nature, meet people she would otherwise only drive past and get to know other cultures in a way that is unique to long-distance walkers.

As she prepared, Maxwell found a whole world of women explorers to embolden her ...
She fell in love with the writing and slow travel style of Robyn Davidson, who traversed Australia with camels. 
She learned about long-distance walker Ffyona Campbell ...
and read up on Rosie Swale-Pope, who hitchhiked from Europe to Nepal, sailed around the world, crossed Chile on horseback and, at age 59, began jogging around the world.
"I read their books in hopes of finding encouragement – and I did – by learning about their challenges and struggles as well as their triumphs. Each woman's story was vastly different and it gave me the confidence to give my walk a try," Maxwell said.

Once she made the decision to go, Maxwell sold all her belongings and organised the necessary gear. She packed a cart with 50kg of camping equipment, dehydrated food, a military-grade water filter and four seasons of clothing. Maxwell left her hometown of Bend, Oregon, on 2 May 2014 and headed into an adventure so grand it was probably best she didn't know exactly what was waiting for her along the track.

When I first connected with Maxwell over Skype in June 2018, she was already nearly four years into her journey, having walked more than 12,500 miles in 12 countries on three continents. Curious, I asked her what kind of person it takes to walk around the world. 
Her face gleaming, she quipped, "a stubborn one". 
She then added, "It's probably a combination of ambition, a little stubbornness and a pinch of passion – not for hiking as a sport, but for self-discovery and adventure."

Maxwell told me that even though she quickly found her routine – wake up around sunrise, have two cups of instant coffee and a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, pack up, walk, pitch the camp for the night, eat instant noodles and snuggle up in the sleeping bag – no day was the same. Initially, she set out with a plan, but quickly realised the detours make the adventure. That's why, despite following a general direction, she would always trust her gut feeling of where to turn left or right.

Maxwell would suffer from sunburn blisters and heatstroke in the Australian desert and dengue fever in Vietnam. 
She would be attacked and raped by a nomad who broke into her tent in Mongolia.
Hear gunshots while camping in Turkey.
and learn to sleep with one eye and one ear open, awake to the vulnerability of deep sleep. 
Even though it was impossible to know what they would be, Maxwell had anticipated hardships of all sorts.

"Still," she said, "I didn't start walking because I was fearless – but rather because I was terrified. 
I was more afraid of not following my heart than I was of losing everything I owned and loved."

Coping with the trauma of the sexual assault turned out to be a defining moment, one in which Maxwell ultimately resolved to keep walking. 
While she was still scared, other women's stories of perseverance and strength helped her continue: 
"I was determined not to let the incident force me to give up this dream of mine and go home. I had left my whole world behind, had nothing to go back to and understood the risks inherent in my journey." 
Maxwell was walking to discover just how strong of mind and body she could be, even in the face of violence.

Along the way, her slow pace allowed her to be drawn – 
briefly but deeply – into other cultures. 
She roamed tiny seaside villages along Italy's Tyrrhenian Sea, soaking up the vibrant atmosphere and accepting invitations to talk, sit and drink wine. 
In Vietnam, exhausted after reaching the top of Hai Van Pass, she was greeted by an elderly woman who invited her to rest in her small wooden shack at the summit for the night. 
One friendship blossomed at the border between Mongolia and Russia and led to a reunion years later in Switzerland. 
Maxwell even became a godmother to the daughter of a woman she met in Italy.

Whether these intercultural encounters lasted seven minutes or seven days, Maxwell always kept two things in mind. 
First, to be a good listener in order to learn. 
"Walking has taught me that everything and everyone has a story to share, we just have to be willing to listen," she said.

Along her journey, she learned generations-old family recipes in an Italian village, 
beekeeping in the Republic of Georgia 
and camel handling in Mongolia on the historical Silk Road.
Second, Maxwell learned the importance of contribution. She chopped wood in New Zealand 
and handed out food to homeless people in Italy. 
In Sardinia, she helped an Italian farmer renovate his house.

More often than not, however, Maxwell's stories were her biggest contribution. 
She spoke at informal gatherings, schools and universities, and even on the TEDx stage in Edinburgh, sharing her experiences to inspire others. 
She became a voice for female empowerment, especially after she decided to continue walking despite the attack in Mongolia.
"Quitting was never an option," she said

Throughout her pilgrimage, Maxwell collected donations for NGOs such as World Pulse and Her Future Coalition that focus on supporting girls and young women. In total, she raised about $30,000.

Embracing curiosity and open-mindedness, Maxwell said, is a powerful way to "more deeply experience the world and its inhabitants". 
For six-and-a-half years, Maxwell chose a lifestyle of curiosity, uncertainty and extreme vulnerability. 
And she did so in search of something she could never be certain to find: personal happiness and a deeper connection to the world around her.

On 16 December 2020, Maxwell's pilgrimage ended right where it started: at the house of her best friend Elyse back in Bend. 
Just as she had answered the call to begin her journey, she knew the time was right to end it. 
She knew, too, that this adventure had become a way of living that she could return to at any time. 
For now, though, she's working on a book, planning future journeys and creating ways for women to find, express and embody courage in their daily lives.

Whether a walk leads halfway around the world or just down the road, Maxwell has shown the true worth of slowing down, paying more attention and giving more than we receive along the way.

Article Credits : Angela Maxwell & Florian Sturm

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25 Dec 2021
Blessed Christmas Everyone
Blessed Christmas Everyone

Blessed Christmas Everyone

Christmas Day Blog
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Today's posting is dedicated to ...
• all those who will be alone today ... 
• all those who's 'families' have 'deserted' them ...
• all those who will not be so fortunate, to eat a sustainable meal today ... 
• all those who are homeless ...
• to all the domestic pets that have been abandoned and are starving today ...

all as a result of ...
'Shit Runs Downhill and Starts at the Top' ©

Very unfortunately there are millions of people ...
here in South Africa, in Africa, and the World ... 
who as a result of others ...
will not be celebrating Christmas today ...
as there are, millions of domestic pets that will ...
as a result of others ...
be going hungry today ...

Yes, the past two plus years have been 'extreme challenging' to say the least ... 
but my observation and experience, has shown that those who are more fortunate, have been 'slow' in coming forward ...
'slow' meaning 'not prepared to help'

It's easy and doesn't necessarily 'cost a fortune' to be a Philanthropist ... 
the true meaning of Philanthropy is broad and includes ... 
• giving of your time to help others ... 
• giving the car guard some change for looking after your vehicle and making it safe for you to return to your parking ... 
• 'Paying It Forward' when you receive assistance from others .
• ensuring that you show your concern and love for others by asking 'How are You ?' and then waiting for an answer ... instead of 'I trust you are well' which is a meaningless statement ...
• worse is not even having the common decency and respect to use someone's name in all forms of communication, and then not being respectful to say 'Thank You' ... 'Kind regards' ... 'Lots of Love' at the end of your communication.

Be Generous of Spirit, Act with Kindness, Be Open and Willing to Share with Others ...
without any expectation of receiving something back in return ...
Celebrate the True Meaning of Christmas with Others, without envy or resentment ...

I Wish Everyone a Blessed Christmas ...
God is with You today and everyday .  
My Thoughts and Positive Prayers are for ALL of You this Special Day, as we remember it's 'true meaning' ...
Stay Safe and Keep Well
Kindest regards
Pete Moore

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24 Dec 2021
Shit Runs Downhill
Shit Runs Downhill

Shit Runs Downhill and Starts at the Top ©

Some recent 'happenings' clearly illustrate the subject of my book 'Shit Runs Downhill and Starts at the Top'©

Let's take a look at Politics ...
As the sayings go ...
"I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown" ... examples : Donald Trump and Boris Johnson
"The special skill of the politician consists in knowing what passions can be most easily aroused, and how to prevent them, when aroused, from being harmful to himself and his associates" ... Donald Trump and the 6th January Insurrection 
"He knows nothing and he thinks he knows everything. that points clearly to a political career" ... examples : Jacob Zuma and many other so-called African Politicians
"Politicians were mostly people who have too little morals and ethics to be successful at anything else" ... and the World has seen LOTS of those over the years ...
and the list goes on and on ...

Now let's focus on D(D)T in this excerpt ...
• Donald Trump’s term as the US President revealed that his true policy priorities benefitted corporations and the wealthiest few, at the expense of everyone else ...
• He supported efforts in Congress to cut taxes on the wealthy at the expense of the poor ...
• Allowed dangerous pesticides to stay on the market, despite it being detrimental to the health of citizens ...
• Pulled the rug from under private investors backing conservation efforts ...
• Imperiled American voters with untrue claims about illegal voting ...
• Undermined the legitimacy of the court system ...
to illustrate just a few of the ways D(D)T negatively influenced the lives of millions of both US Citizens and people around the World ...
in fact 'the list' alone would fill a book or more ...

Excerpts from Pete Moore's Book ...
'Shit Runs Downhill and Starts at the Top' ©
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23 Dec 2021
Shit Runs Downhill
Shit Runs Downhill

Shit Runs Downhill and Starts at the Top © ...

The Urban Dictionary sums it up well ...
'It means anything crappy coming from the top of the chain of command will hit everyone down to the bottom. This includes dumbass decision making, disciplinary actions, or simply a superior taking his frustrations out on subordinates'

In my early days, I was betwixed as to why a young trainee minister at St Paul's Church in the Durban CBD, received a 'packed house standing room only' congregation, when it was his turn to preach, whereas Virginia Wade's Father, who was the Archdeacon of Durban back in the 60's, could barely attract 50 congregants, when he was preaching ...

The answer is simple, in hindsight ...
the young trainee minister was exciting, inspiring, positive and 'current' and attracted a younger following ...
whilst Archdeacon Wade was more of a 'traditionalist' and boring when it was his turn to give the sermon, only appealing to those in their final stages of life on this Planet ...

The same can be said for all 'walks of life' ...
business, families, social groups, sports clubs, etc. etc. the list goes on and on ...

Excerpts from Pete Moore's book ...
'Shit Runs Downhill and Starts at the Top' ©
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24 Oct 2021
Benefits of Plant Based Diet
Benefits of Plant Based Diet

Organic Plant Based Eaters are Healthier than meat eaters

Following an Organic Plant Based Diet “IS nutritionally superior to any other way of eating, because we know scientifically know that plant foods are loaded with nutrients to protect our health”

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, an evidence-based review showed that an Organic Plant Based Diet is associated with a lower risk of death from ischemic heart disease, lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes than meat eaters. 
Organic Plant Based Eaters also tend to have a lower body mass index, lower overall cancer rates and lower risk of chronic disease.

“A plant based diet doesn’t necessarily lead to weight loss -- especially if you eat out at restaurants often” 
“A lot of times, the only vegetarian dishes on the menu are cheesy and fattening” 

The most important thing for Plant Based Eaters is to make sure they are getting key nutrients, including protein, fatty acids, iron, zinc, iodine, calcium and vitamins D and B-12. 
Protein is essential for building muscle mass, amino function, fighting disease and healing, so make sure you’re getting protein in each meal throughout the day for optimum absorption. In order to get essential amino acids and nutrients, Plant Based Eaters must mix beans with grains.

Keep these tips in mind:
* There are numerous research-proven health benefits to following a Plant Based Diet, but only if you’re doing it properly and not substituting meat with processed or high-fat vegetarian products.
Make sure they are getting adequate nutrition.
Be aware of how much of your diet is made up of nuts as a source of protein, especially if you’re trying to lose weight. An ounce of nuts is about 180 calories and 5 grams of protein. You should be getting between 20 to 30 grams of protein per meal. They’re a healthy food, but high in fat and calories -- so be sure to round out your diet with a variety of vegetarian proteins.

Article Credits : WebMD.com

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Honeybush Tea
Honeybush Tea

Health Benefits of Honeybush Tea

Honeybush tea comes from the Cyclopia plant, a shrub that grows only in the coastal and mountainous areas of the Western and Eastern Cape regions of South Africa. There are more than 20 species of the plant but only a few are used commercially to make tea.

Its yellow flowers smell like honey, hence its name. It's closely related to rooibos or red bush tea and has a similar, but sweeter taste. The two are often blended to make rooibos honeybush tea.  

Honeybush tea has been used for centuries in South Africa but has only become more widely available internationally since the late 1990s. 

Health Benefits ...
In South Africa, honeybush tea has been traditionally used to treat coughs and symptoms of menopause, as well as aid digestion. 
Early research shows its potential for the treatment of several major diseases ...

Diabetes management ...
Researchers are interested in polyphenols, which are antioxidant-rich micronutrients found in honeybush. Lab studies have shown that these have the potential to manage type 2 diabetes.
In one human study, researchers found an improvement in insulin resistance, which is when cells stop using insulin effectively and can lead to an increased risk in developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Heart disease ...
Early research has shown that honeybush's polyphenols (antioxidants) have the potential to be anti-inflammatory and beneficial to heart health. Some research on polyphenols has shown its potential to increase good cholesterol (HDL) and improve the function of the inner lining of blood vessels. They may also increase anti-platelet activity, which stops blood cells from sticking together and forming clots.

Cough treatment ...
Honeybush tea contains a modified sugar called pinitol which is an expectorant (promotes secretion of saliva and mucus) and helps with coughs and phlegm. 

Skin health ...
Some studies have shown that honeybush extract cream has the potential to smooth and hydrate skin. In one study, honeybush extract was shown to improve skin elasticity, wrinkles, and protect against aging.

Nutrition ...
The antioxidants such as xanthones and flavanones in honeybush tea can help prevent damage to your cells that can lead to serious diseases such as cancer.

Honeybush tea doesn't have many nutrients, but it contains trace amounts of the following minerals:
Iron, Potassium, Calcium, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese, Sodium ...

Honeybush tea is caffeine-free and low in tannins, which give other teas a bitter flavor. As tea is made by steeping leaves, flowers, and stems in hot water, it contains almost no calories, however, adding milk and sweeteners will increase the calorie count.

As honeybush tea doesn’t have any calories, there is very little risk of consuming too much of it. However, many people drink their tea with added milk or cream, and sweeteners, such as honey, sugar, or simple syrup. These additions are high in calories, fat, and sugar. This can add up over multiple servings of tea.

How to Prepare Honeybush Tea ...
Honeybush tea can be found in loose-leaf form or as pre-packaged tea bags at some grocery and health food stores, as well as tea stores. Most honeybush tea is made from dried fermented leaves, flowers, and stems, but an unfermented green tea is also available.

As honeybush tea has no caffeine, it can be enjoyed before bedtime. To prepare the drink, add 1 teaspoon of the tea leaves to about 250ml (about 8 oz) of freshly boiled water. Steep for about 5 to 7 minutes. Some experts recommend steeping it for 10 minutes to release more antioxidants. As it’s low in tannins, it won’t become astringent. You can drink it with or without milk and sweetener.  

Here are some ways to use honeybush tea in recipes:
Infuse milk with the tea leaves to make a honeybush tea ice-cream
Make a honeybush iced tea with lemon zest.
Add milk and spices like cinnamon, ginger, clove, and cardamom to make honeybush chai.

Article Credits : WebMD.com

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Pete's Pet Help Rescue Pets Food Appeal
Pete's Pet Help Rescue Pets Food Appeal

Why I Rescue Pets

For as long as I can remember, I have always had a 'soft spot' for all animals, and have been very fortunate to rescue many over the years ... animals seem to be relaxed and gravitate towards me ...

What is more soul destroying than witnessing starvation both in humans and animals ? ...
on many occasions I have willingly chosen to go without food so as to Feed Rescue Pets ...

You see, you don't need to be financially wealthy to be a philanthropist, giving of your time to help others, is just as rewarding and beneficial to all, and as the saying goes ... 
'Giving is more Blessed and important than receiving' ...

The past two years have been a monumental struggle for survival for billions of people and animals around the world ...
and I am 'gutted' to read and witness stories about millions of domestic animals that have just been abandoned by their 'so-called previous owners' !!! ... how can anyone do such a selfish actio, to simply abandon a Family Member ? ...
My 'pet hate' are those individuals and families who emigrate and leave their pets behind !!! ...
My other abhorance are so-called rescue centres that practice euthanasia ... 12 million dogs puppies, cats and kittens are 'put down' every year !!! ...

For the past ten years I have been actively contributing my time and money to 'do my bit' to help rescue pets, which prompted the start of Pete's Pet Help ...
Prior to the past 12 months I have been blessed to have the financial resources to not need any assistance from donors, however like many others, recent times have required help from Friends and 'Strangers' ... for which I am Extremely Grateful ... without them Pete's Pet Help would not have survived these extremely difficult and challenging times ...

But ongoing support is Very Much Needed at this time ... so if you are willing and able to help it would be Very Much Appreciated ...
Pete's Pet Help's current Rescue Pets Food Bill is ...
R 650.00 per week ...

All contributions will be gratefully received and acknowledged ...

Bank Account Details ...
Standard Bank
Branch Code : 051001
Current Account : 10144812760
Account Name : Peter Moore
International Swift Code : SBZAZAJJ
and then use the account number 
OR ...
FNB - Bank Code : 250655
Current Account : 62262115465
Account Name : Peter Moore
FNB's International Swift Code : FIRNZAJJ
and use the bank account number above ...
OR ...
Simple Easy Secure Donation 'Click Links' are also available via FNB & Standard Bank Aps ... ask me for the details ...

Thank You ...
Pete

Covid Deaths vs Unrecorded 'Excess' Deaths
Covid Deaths vs Unrecorded 'Excess' Deaths

Let's Not Forget Those Who Are Starving

Struggling for work and food, the poorest suffer even more now, as a result of Covid & Insurection ...

Restrictions on mobility introduced to stop the spread of the virus and the recent Insurection, have been catastrophic for those living in poverty

With little financial support available, families face an impossible decision: go out to find what little work is available, and risk dying from the virus, or die at home because you can no longer afford to survive ...

“Stay at home, using masks, social distancing, all of these would not be working if we are starving. We don’t live alone. We have families, children to feed" 

“I told the officers I follow all of the health protocols. I told them if they closed my stall, how would I get the money to feed my family,” kind
"If they ever close mine today, I’ll open again tomorrow. I don’t care. I have to earn money. I can’t rely on the government"

Activists suspect there are many unrecorded Covid deaths among the poor ...
‘They did not die just because of Covid ...
They died because of Poverty’

Many deaths due to the virus go unrecorded as such because they are attributed to other causes. This is either because they occur at home or other residential facilities ...
In countries with poor health records or a weak healthcare system and infrastructure, like South Africa, still higher disparities are likely to occur between officially reported and actual deaths ...

Thus, the excess mortality suggests an actual COVID-19 mortality that is many times higher than official reports indicate ...


Personally I TOTALLY DISAGREE !!! ...

"Basic Economics"
Minister Ntshavheni defends destruction of looted goods ...

Is this Africa's way to solving the ECONOMIC CRISIS that this country is in, due to the ANC GOVERNMENT's lack of ability to manage the fiscal ??? ...

Click on the link below to read the full article ...

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