LinkUp Western Cape

Editorial – Spring 2018 (September – November)

Spring Greetings !

The new LINK-UP team welcomes you to the first Spring Edition! It has been an honour, privilege and exciting journey of discovery as we adopted the project hosted, and now trading, under The Novalis Ubuntu Institute.

In this edition, we expand on articles and contributions that we trust you will continue to enjoy and find valuable. We highlight in this edition, Michael Rault’s Spring Cleaning and Berry Behr’s Interfaith articles. We trust you will also enjoy reading Ruth Ehrhardt’s interesting article on oxytocin, the love hormone in natural form. Perhaps we all need to take note of this ‘shy hormone’ as good ‘medicine’ in our lives and in our stressed and turbulent society, irrespective of whether we are ‘pregnant’ with a baby or a great idea. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, be sure not to miss Sure Touch’s competition.

And then : Cape Mental health’s Kite Festival in October and the exciting “Spirit of Africa Festival” early November !  In addition, we decided to collate an Event Calender in which we list most of the markets in the area and the LINK-UP advertisers’ events in one table (easy to fix to the fridge ore refer to) See the Advertising Options and Rates box for all advertising and contact details.

Now, a few words on the Future of LINK-UP

The purpose of Link-Up Western Cape remains to continue linking the broader public with a community of healers and alternative health and spiritual practitioners. We intend to continue being of service to this vibrant greater Western Cape community.

The Vision is to build and refresh the Link-Up brand using the solid foundation created over 34 years, whilst continuing to connect people on a healing journey across a broader spectrum of topics entrenched in a philosophy of abundance.

The intention is to keep Link-Up as a free publication, and, to align with the natural cycles of the planet’s Southern Hemisphere, to publish an edition every third month. This means that topical articles relating to the specific season will be sourced and featured. 9000 copies will be printed and distributed around the Western

Cape, and the Link-Up Western Cape website kept updated with the editions – a wonderful opportunity for spreading your practice’s news even further.

Although the publication will now be covering a season, i.e. a three-month instead of a two-month period, the 2018 advertising rates were retained for this Spring Edition. Revised rates take effect from the Summer Edition (for December – February). To keep LINK-UP current and relevant, we warmly and keenly welcome your input, participation and feedback on an ongoing basis. With all our combined actions and plans, we look forward to strengthening the collaboration in this expanding community.

In Gratitude : Thank you Estelle and Lee-ann who held our hands during the transition period. With their ongoing support, we have been able to, in a very short time, reach publishing timeously. Zephne van der Merwe demonstrated extra-ordinary talent and skill, as she led the team ably and with focus. Gratitude goes also to Novalis’ Hazel Suttill and Yolanda Kala for additional research support that completed the team. Thanks to Helga Steyn for catalysing the shift in ownership and her support in many ways; and to Amanda, Leah and Cindy for further assistance and support.

Most importantly, THANK YOU to you, the community, ongoing advertisers, and supporters for seeing the value of Link-Up; and for ‘cheering us on’!

We also wish to honour two conscious spiritual leaders of our community who recently passed on. Their participation, wisdom and expertise will be missed. Rest in Peace Sylvia Katz and Claudia Rauber.

We look forward to hearing from you and supporting your initiatives further.

With warm budding Spring blessings and regards

Anne-Lise

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