Everybody experiences trauma in their life.  I have had my fair share, but my most recent experience has taught me a great deal about how trauma effects the mind and body, and how and what is needed to overcome such an ordeal. 

The Picking-Up-Poo Club

Recently I have noticed a strange phenomenon amongst my forty-something friends. It seems that an extraordinarily large percentage of us have recently bought, or are planning on buying a dog. It got me thinking, what is causing this rush of canine hysteria?


This article was written and published for the first edition of ‘WildObout African Artisans,’ a magazine produced by Wild Olive African Artisans in celebration of their 20th anniversary. In the article I talk about meeting the extraordinary perfumer, Marioara de la Tara, as well as what inspires me about living in Cape Town.