Having just celebrated Madiba month and writing this editorial
in the middle of Women’s Month, there is much to celebrate.
For Link-Up Team, it’s the completion of Year One since
receiving the magazine from Estelle. It has been great to get to
work with Link-Up partners and associates, and together find
ways to serve the larger Western Cape Community, spreading
awareness, one link at a time in the many ways that inspire us
to share: in education, health, care for the environment and our
animals, economics, relationships, family and interfaith.
A New Year begins in the natural garden – for some the 1st,
others 21st September marking Spring. It’s the return of the Sun,
bringing warmer, longer light days with a promise of new harvest.
The ancient peoples have followed this Sun Path for thousands
of years, and Dean Liprini, student of Credo Mutwa, shows us
the journey of the solar calendar edged into the pathways in the
local Cape Region, reminding us of our heritage and splendor
in being alive and thriving on this Life Journey through the
seasons. How are you doing coming out of the winter months?
Are you initiating a new thriving cycle? Write in and tell us your
stories, we are interested.
‘Nature is everything and you are a part of Nature’
– Credo Mutwa
We celebrate the abundant rain filling the dams that will support
new growth and nourishment, conscious of using this precious
element with care. ‘Climate Change’ is high on the agenda
everywhere and we support the activism of Global Youth calling
all adults and elders to support conscious and healthy living.
We trust that you find the articles in this issue helpful and
interesting – ‘hayfever help’ may support those challenged by
nasty Spring allergies. How much do you know about ‘cool
currencies and talent exchange’ – their new website is worth
checking out; and read about ‘let Hope fly’ – with the invitation
to the annual kite festival in Muizenberg and an article on mental
health, spreading awareness.
Congratulations to our winner of the Winter issue’s MASSAGE
GIVEAWAY: Wendy Clews. Thank you to all those many
participants who wrote in.
Lastly, and not least, we want to acknowledge our delight in
receiving the abundant generosity – see back page – “Year One”
Community Gifts, and do not miss out on these super Gifts from
Nature’s Deli Health Shop, Organic Zone, Oakhurst Farm Stall,
OSHUN Garden and Interiors, Simply Natural Health Shop,
SureTouch, Waterstone Health Shop, and Zetler Pharmacy. As
there is no more space in this issue, we are pleased to let you
know that more gifts will be available in the Summer issue.
Anyone wanting to offer more products or services into this
community basket, please email us.
Thank you for such abundant gifting – we are all thriving !
Anne-Lise and Zephne