There’s no getting away from the fact that the COVID-19 crisis is massively disruptive to our economy, our work, our education, our families and is set to completely rearrange our daily lives. What we’re experiencing is unprecedented and has all the hallmarks of a science-fiction novel or apocalyptic movie.
But have you noticed how quiet it’s gotten?
No school. People working from home. No events to attend. Nowhere to go. Less traffic. We’re being forced to slow down, there’s a new spaciousness in our daily lives without the pressure and urgency of having to be somewhere, or to participate in an event.
We now have the opportunity to spend meaningful time with our friends, our families and our beloveds. And while we’re being urged to practice social distancing, we are also being encouraged to take a walk (albeit around the balcony or garden) and to closely contemplate our relationship with nature.
|We’re hoping that’s what people are going to do. We’re hoping that a quiet revolution is taking place as we slow down, connect with the natural world, lower our cortisol levels and raise the power of our immune systems. We’re hoping that by slowing down, we’re going to realise it feels a whole lot better than the mad, hectic rushing around we‘re so used to doing.
We’re hoping we’ll stop yearning for ‘things to go back to normal’ and in the process of having to self-isolate and practice a new way of living, start creating a completely NEW kind of normal that we won’t want to let go off when inevitably, this crisis ends. A new normal that includes quietness, soulful reflection, connection to the living world around us. Let’s make that a personal promise.
|SLOW DOWN – WILD FOOD AHEAD
When you’re quiet and centred, you can’t help but notice more. What fresh beauty might you discover after the lockdown has been lifted on your first walk on the beach, in the forest, on the mountain?
|AMAZING GIVEAWAY OF EPIC #SUSTAINABLELIVING BRANDS!
We’ve teamed up this month with the awesome VELD AND SEA who offer an unforgettable immersive and educational experience every season, where you can spend wonderful hours learning how to forage for wild food and then cook what you find into a fabulous and bountiful feast. Their prize is a R1000 voucher to join any of their amazing experiences, plus a super cool Trucker cap
And in our never-ending quest to encourage everyone to go plastic-free, we’ve also teamed up with STASHER, who make the best silicone reuseable, extremely tough yet flexible storage packs, perfect for storing your foraging finds as you go.
Together we’ve put together a fantastic giveaway and you could be the winner of these fabulous prizes worth R3540!
Time to stop dreaming, and speed up…but only for a moment. Just to enter our fantastic #SustainableLiving giveaway!
Unique to KURO-Bō and hand-made from high-quality borosilicate glass (pyrex), our planet-changing KURO-Bō Activated Charcoal Kōins and Gō-Ecō Water Bottles are the perfect companions for when you’re out and about. To help you with your Slow Revolution, we’re giving away a gift pack worth R1,300:
- 1 x Gō-Ecō 1L Glass Bottle
- 1 x Gō-Ecō 550ml Glass Bottle
- 4 x KURO-Bō Natural Water Filter Koins
- 1 x 100% Plastic-Free Natural Bottle Brush
VELD AND SEA
Based at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery in Cape Point, Veld and Sea offers inspiring seasonal and sustainable foraging classes and cooking experiences.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: A R1,000 voucher to apply to any of their incredible experiences, whether it be coastal foraging, fynbos foraging, or flower workshops. Also an awesome Veld and Sea R300 Trucker Cap.
With everything you put into healthy food choices, a more thoughtful storage bag only makes sense. Easy to use, easy to clean, reusable and non-toxic, Stasher bags fit a sustainable lifestyle perfectly. And, they are just perfect for storing your foraging finds as you go!
WHAT IS INCLUDED: 1 x Reusable Silicone Snack bag, 2 x Reusable Silicone Sandwich bags and 1 x Reusable Silicone Half Gallon bag – all valued at R856.
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Click HERE to enter the GIVEAWAY (you’ll need an email)
* Bonus entrees: Share this post on your IG story with the hashtag #sustainableliving (Remember to tag @veldandsea, @stasherbag_sa, @kurobocharcoal in story post so that we can see you!)
T&C’s* Competition Closes Sunday 19th of April * Winner will be announced Monday the 20th of April and will be contacted via direct message* Winner will be chosen by a randomiser function on a website* Competition is only open to South African Residents* You have to follow all three steps mentioned above to qualify