I was recently in India and bought Ashwagandha capsules at an Ayurvedic pharmacy. I love natural remedies, so I was keen to try Ashwagandha out. I was told that it could be taken as a general tonic. After taking this Indian ginseng daily I’ve been feeling more energetic than usual.

Some of the other benefits of Ashwagandha are:

  • It can balance the body in many ways.
  • It stimulates the immune system, while also decreasing inflammation. Few herbs can accomplish this feat.
  • It’s gentle and can be taken daily.


These days you would hear people all over the world talk of yoga.

I’ve been doing yoga since I was a kid and I love what it does for me.

I try to do some yoga asanas every morning as it helps me to stay focused as well as calm throughout the day. People often confuse yoga with some sort of stretching exercise and assume its a few stretches and that’s about it. It really is much more than just that.

Yoga originated in India and it means that which brings you to reality. Yoga plays a role in maintaining physical and psychological health.

Will discuss some of the asanas that I do and their benefits soon. Please let me know what are your thoughts on yoga?


Kloofzicht is a five star lodge and spa and it’s situated among the Zwartkops Mountains  and is a forty five minute drive from Sandton.  The lodge is surrounded by fly fishing dams and the Zwartkops Mountains. 

On arrival one immediately feels a sense of stillness and calm.  The nature reserve upon which Kloofzicht is built is home to kudu, impala, zebra, springbok etc.  It was such a treat to watch the Giraffe on the hill while having your dinner.  

The surroundings are just so peaceful and beautiful.  It also seemed to be the perfect place to focus and concentrate also.  I was amazed that I managed to get quite a bit of work done while I was there.

The spa was my favourite part about Kloofzicht.  The massage at the spa was just fabulous.  I was  relaxed and  felt totally rejuvenated afterwards.   

The staff at the spa and lodge were all very friendly and professional.

If you’re exhausted, stressed and tired of your usual routine, then Kloofzicht is the place for you!  Just take a deep breath, relax and enjoy:)

Women’s Day



On the 9th of August 1956, women marched to the Union Buildings with a petition against the carrying of passes by women.  The women of SA sent a public message that they would not be intimidated and silenced by unjust laws.
Women were third class citizens in South Africa while black men were second class.
You Strike a Woman, You Strike a Rock has come to represent the courage and strength of South African women.  Women have fought for their emancipation and that of their families.

I love being a South African woman.

Love Ramani

Just a random thought….

I’ve been thinking so much about this….
Why do people come into our lives and suddenly leave…..often they go away or they die….but why does it have to be this way?
Have you ever wondered why?

I think it’s sad…they don’t owe you any explanation, their friendship or their love. They don’t owe you the sort of friendship or relationship you expect of them.

That’s just the way people are. Perhaps they come into our lives to teach us a lesson and once the lesson has been taught they leave…..
Love Ramani