May 2017: 7 stories in 5 publications

This month’s newsletter begins with the best drinks for May and the experience of learning to make my favourite childhood dish. There’s also more food news from Siba Mtongana, who opens up about becoming an international television star.

Speaking of local heroes making it big, Chris Bertish talks about his journey across the Atlantic Ocean on a stand-up paddleboard. And in other travel news, I share a review of the Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Hotel, tips on how to fully appreciate the greatness of Victoria Falls, and a taste of an untouched Malagasy paradise at Sakatia Lodge.

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by technology (like many people are these days) Zen Habits has tips on finding stillness and filtering out the noise. Meanwhile, the Harvard Business Review explains why you need quiet time and Raptitude makes a compelling argument for why you should stop watching the news.

The key is to be intentional about how we spend our precious attention. It’s also about understanding why each moment is precious. As Leo Babauta writes in Zen Habits:

“As we give each activity our full loving attention, we start to appreciate each person, each object, everything around us as something worthy of respect, love, and gratitude.”

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Helicopter over Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe (Copyright: Eugene Yiga)