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Surviving Childhood Trauma

  Since the inception of Sative magazine, we have written articles on relationships, mental health, and self-improvement. We tackle issues that so many of us face but are afraid to talk about in the open. Our dream is to create a community of people who gets it, that there is someone out there who understands them. This is one man's story on dealing with trauma in a relationship.Sometimes I sit in my room and do nothing but stare at the ceiling. Just trying to understand life, you know? I am tired of hurting. I want to be a better person, you know?I am writing this eulogy to the person I used to be. I am sorry I broke so many...

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Wisdom From Nature

  If only life came with an instruction manual! We could all turn to a specific page and find guidance on handling life's journey. Unfortunately, life does not work that way. We do not get a user manual to guide us through life's diverse events.But, If we slowed down, we would notice the many lessons and answers already out there in nature. We just need to open our eyes and hearts to see them all around us. Stay as the witness, and everything becomes clear!I have had many deeply connected moments with nature, where time stands still and I feel one with God, yet I never thought to look to nature for answers.In this month's article, I am sharing some...

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Covid-19 impact on Mental Health

The coronavirus pandemic is one of the rare times in which frontline workers are navigating the same traumas as everyone else. We are in to use a phrase that is relied on so frequently that it is rendered nearly meaningless- "unprecedented times." We are building the bridge as we are on it. This month's article is penned down by Chipo Bvindi, a registered social worker and crisis of care Counsellor. She goes deep on how she continued to care for others while simultaneously dealing with the same intense stressors. I can't even find the words to properly explain how difficult it is to acknowledge someone's pain and also be in pain simultaneously. Bear with me! COVID-19 introduced itself to humanity...

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3 Important Skincare Rules No One Tells You About

  With so many products to try and tips to follow, it's easy to get confused when it comes to what's good for your skin. So forget the trends, the latest "hot" product and who's using what - because SATIVE BEAUTY has the three primary rules to follow for your best skin yet...Have you ever spent thousands of rands buying skincare products that did nothing for your skin? I am sure a lot of us can relate to this question. I will share one of my stories from my skincare diary.After trying out a few dozen skincare products but to no avail, in an attempt to lighten up the appearance of my stretch marks after giving birth, I started to...

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The Truth Behind Success

  Exactly a year ago today, we opened our virtual doors to launch the Sative store. What an exciting journey it has been for us so far. May you please join us in celebrating this milestone.     When we started, we held a lot of preconceived notions on how to be a success. We were going to work very hard. Harder than anyone.   You hear this a lot in terms of any success, that if you want to succeed, you have to outwork everyone. But when you look around you, everyone is stressed out. People are overworked and not getting enough rest. Take no days off cause the grind does not stop - That is the most popular...

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