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Zaid-Mon Straight Egyptian Arabian Horses.

Living Fully

Be Well - the art of Living Fully

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On a recent cruise I was reminded of the power of appreciation in my life and more poignantly the power I have to choose appreciating life going well in the present moment (living fully). The cruise director who was a bit of a Welsh comedian was trying to get us to fill in our reviews and encouraging everyone to rate the cruise high. He quipped, “English people never review anything 10 out of 10. After all there is always room for improvement isn’t there?” It reminded me how slovenly I can be in rating my own day. I was particularly bad when I started, I would see all the things I didn’t get done (an overambitious to-do list) and the disappointments when something didn’t go together perfectly. Is this you or someone you know? Read on to find your way to happier days!
Shark Wisdom Calling You!

Shark Wisdom Calling You!

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The Great White Shark visits you to remind you of your “Self Identity.” This sleek macro-predator has wonderful qualities to share and expand your life. They live in all coastal and offshore waters with water temperatures of 12-24C (54-75F) in great concentrations off the coast of South Africa. They are curious, intelligent kings of the oceans and can be seen socializing in clans of 2-6 individuals. They are open ocean dwellers, recorded to dive to depths of 1220m (4000 feet) exploring the inner realms of the ocean. Great White Sharks have an extraordinary power sense, enabling them to identify electrical and magnetic fields emitted by the movement of living animals. Each time a living creature moves, it generates a concentric electrical field and Great Whites are so sensitive that they can detect ½ a billionth of a volt; even a heart beat can be distinguished by this radar sense. Although Great Whites have an infamous reputation as ‘man-eaters,’ in the mind of the public they do not eat human flesh. When they mistake humans for seals, their favorite food, they quickly spit human flesh out and break off contact (fatalities are result of blood loss and fairly rare). Are you mistaken for something you are not? Or do you have great curiosity and desire to explore the inner depths of your being? Perhaps you sense a great ability to detect and identify things in your life that you want to share with others. Read on to see what the Shark Wisdom has to tell you today.

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Dr Zaida Rivene’s Chiropractic Center Wellness Center


A place for the most up to date and advanced chiropractic care covering the body (structure), mind (emotions), environment, allergies and spirit. Specializing in restoring the bodies flexibility and lifeforce, structural and emotional alignment, Gerson therapy, Fertility, Family chiropractic (baby to grandparents and the dog too!) and turning retirement into recreatement.

Red Roan Ranch Accommodations


A place to come, unwind and stay for a day or more.  Make your own retreat on our beautiful ranch. Choose from:  chiropractic sessions, swimming, massage, hiking, vegetarian meals and just being in nature.

Jim Montrose Ayurvedic Consultations Self-Care Yoga Real Cooking Re-birthing


Best practices of 5000 year old plus Ayurveda, Yoga, Re-birthing, Meditation, Real Cooking and Rejuvenation for the Art of Enhanced Living.

Zaid-Mon Studs Egyptian Arabian Horse Farm


An extraordinary straight Egyptian Arabian horse stud, based on bloodlines from the EAO and the Bedouin tribes coupled with natural horsemanship, natural healing, animal chiropractic and tranquil pastures. Horses for Sale!

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Useful articles, guides and products to support your journey to greater wellness and ease.

Meet Jim & Zaida

alt-jzDr Rivene practiced in her international clinic in northern California for 24 years before her and her husband James Montrose moved to South Africa in 2004. They started a wellness clinic on a 23 hectare Arabian horse stud  nestled at the foot of the Langenberg Mountain Range, 2 1/2 hours drive from Cape Town, in the Hermitage Valley of Swellendam.

Dr. Rivene and Jim Montrose decided to provide the top natural healing practices and care available in South Africa. Dr. Rivene offers an eclectic and effective range of advanced chiropractic, homeopathic and natureapathic techniques to help you regain and remember your true healing nature and wellness. Along with her husband, Jim Montrose who is a gourmet vegetarian chef, ayurvedic counselor and rebirthing specialist they offer weeklong programs to help you regain your natural balance and overcome chronic illnesses and disease.  In addition to obtaining the best health at any age, Dr.. Rivene is currently the only Gerson practioner  in SA and offers special programs for patients with chronic diseases and cancer.

Schedule now:      

Call the office at +27 83 2901 1283 (083 290 1283 in SA) to schedule now. Or contact Dr. Rivene by email for more information (call if this is urgent).

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From the N2 (Cape Town towards George) Take the first Swellendam exit (left). This is the R60. Proceed (1km+) through the 4 way stop and continue approximately 2-3 km and look for a sign for the Hermitage. Make a hard right (270 degrees). After the turn continue about 200 meters and turn left at first road (dirt). Proceed 300 meters and turn left into Red Roan Ranch and go to bottom of hill (the main house).

(Coming from George to Cape Town) Take the third exit (R60) right. Proceed (1km+) through the 4 way stop and continue approximately 2-3 km and look for a sign for the Hermitage. Make a hard right (270 degrees). After the turn continue about 200 meters and turn left at first road (dirt).  Proceed 300 meters and turn left into Red Roan Ranch and go to bottom of hill (the main house).

GPS:  S34 degrees 01.367 minutes, E020 degrees 25.193 minutes. Note most GPS units (Garmin, etc.) have the wrong coordinates for Red Roan Ranch.

Call if you have trouble 071 959 0786 or 083 290 1283