Mindful Living with Izelle Hoffman

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Mindfulness. It’s how your body feels, how your spirit feels, what you consume, what you think about, what you listen to. Listen to this!

Mindful Living with lifestyle chef, food editor and author Izelle Hoffman is a weekly podcast, exclusive to JacPod, that helps you achieve health and balance.

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Being mindful about entrepreneurship

With unemployment levels in South Africa at a whopping 33% - one of the highest rates in Sub-Saharan Africa, many people turn to starting their own businesses in an effort to make a living. But what does it take to be an entrepreneur and, in particular, a female entrepreneur?

In the latest episode of Mindful Living, host Izelle Hoffman talks to two entrepreneurs who’ve taken the brave step to start their own business.

Alesimo Mwanga and Joy Sibanyoni are two of a trio of dynamic women who run a sustainability agency called, PAWA Africa. They aim to help accelerate the success of South African women-led businesses by championing the urgent mandate of helping close the financing gap that currently exists for female entrepreneurs in South Africa.

Gaining self-confidence and practising self-care (Lourette du Toit)

When you feel good in your skin you radiate confidence. A woman who believes in this strongly, and who helps others feel more confident about themselves, is business leader and skin specialist Lourette du Toit.

“I’ve had patients who get up early in the morning - before their husbands - to put on foundation. That’s the kind of thing I want to change,” she tells Izelle Hoffman in the latest episode of Mindful Living.

From cruise ships to game lodges to becoming the CEO of the Dermology Aesthetic & Laser Clinic group, Du Toit has been in the industry for over 16-years.

She shares some tips with Izelle Hoffman on how to gain confidence, protect your skin from sun damage and much, much more.

Bedagsame Juwele Ontwerp (Carlo Hayes)

In hierdie week se episode van Mindful Living, gesels Izelle Hoffman met ’n passievolle julweel ontwerper van Pretoria. Carlo Hayes is al vir jare in die bedryf en spesialiseer in diamante en die ontwerp van pasgemaakte juwele vir spesiale geleenthede!
Van bekende afrikaanse sangers tot akteurs en krieketspelers, hy ontwerp vir almal en sy werk spreek vanself.
Om juwele te ontwerp is meer as wat die oog kan sien, dit gaan oor bedagsaamheid en die middeweg tussen wat die klient verkies maar ook wat steeds jou ontwerp stempel dra.

Being happy in your own skin (Dr Xandra van Heerden and Khilona Natha)

How can your knowledge change and positively impact the lives of others? In the latest Mindful Living podcast, we meet two women of science who're doing incredible things in their field and who're literally helping people to be happier in their own skin.

Dr Xandra van Heerden is a chemical engineer and Khilona Natha is a geneticist and both women use science and technology to assist other women in “unlocking a healthier future”.

Celebrate your body and what it can do (Kirsten Johnson)

Exercise and movement shouldn’t be seen as punishment but rather as a celebration of what your body is capable of!
With that in mind, the guest this week on Mindful Living is someone whose mission in life is rooted in empowering women to live life fearlessly through mindful movement.
Kirsten Johnson’s a former Professional Ballerina turned Exercise Specialist who is passionate about helping people develop a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. She shares her story with Izelle.

The creative magic behind mindful spaces (Bianca Boas)

In Mindful Living this week, we meet a woman who lives to create gorgeous and mindful spaces for us to spend our time in. Because when we think Mindfulness, it’s not only about living in the moment but also about where you find yourself in that moment.

Bianca Boas is a multi-functional Fashion and Interior designer and advisor who's designed everything from Sheikh’s palaces to a McDonalds. She shares her story with Izelle Hoffman - explaining where it all began; why mindful spaces matter and how you can create your own mindful space at home.

Movement is a medicine for creating change (Kyle Taylor)

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional and mental states. Each new week brings you a new opportunity to be the best and healthiest version of yourself! Nobody knows that better than Personal Trainer and sports-injury rehabilitation provider Kyle Taylor.
In this week’s episode of Mindful Living, Kyle chats to Izelle Hoffman about mindfulness and how a healthy mind – healthy body connection is the key to a much happier life. “At the end of the day health is wealth, and if you invest time in your health, it’s the best investment you will ever make,” says Izelle, a Lifestyle chef and cookbook author.

Don’t let your happiness depend on anyone, self-love's a must! (Melinda Burger)

Self-love and self-care are not the same as being selfish. We need to love ourselves first in order to flow over to others - it’s like the saying: ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup!’
But what if you don’t like what you see in the mirror, or have something that you are highly insecure about? Perhaps it’s something you got mocked and teased at about at school.
In this week’s Mindful Living with Izelle Hoffman, we meet Dr Melinda Burger to talk about some solutions from her perspective as an Aesthetics doctor.
“I think the best part of what I do is to see how I change people on the inside by doing what I do on the outside.”
They also look at what is a healthy relationship with food, and how food can impact the quality of your skin.

Health food guru meets junk food lover (Naledi Mallela)

What do you get when you bring together a lifestyle chef whose focus is on creating meals that add to your health and wellness with a YouTuber who’s become a hit sensation with videos of her eating (mainly) junk food?

You get an interesting and powerful first episode of Mindful Living with Izelle Hoffman.

Lifestyle chef and cookbook author Izelle Hoffman is a rising star in South Africa's culinary firmament. Raised in a farming environment that placed great importance on good food, she’s convinced that eating correctly adds significantly to a life of overall wellness.

In this episode, Izelle chats to media personality, digital creator and YouTube sensation Naledi Mallela whose love for food and digital content creation has led to her becoming a very popular Mukbang creator in The YouTube space. What is Mukbang? It’s a video where viewers watch the host eat!

In Naledi’s case, she tells stories while eating and the viewers are loving it. Her videos get between 50 000 and 100 000 views.

So how do health food guru Izelle and junk food lover Naledi get on? Listen to find out.

10 episodes