Tools for embracing change

Change is an inevitable part of life. It urges us to try new things, but it is also something that many of us fear. Creativity coach Karen Powell, has prepared a toolkit with step-by-step instructions to help us embrace change.  “As much as we like to control things and keep ourselves comfortable, we cannot escape change throughout our lives. Having …

Anger: the invisible toxin

Anger is particularly destructive in relationships. When we live in close contact with someone, our personalities, priorities, interests, and ways of doing things frequently clash. Leandre Kurz from Let’s Talk Psychologists gives us some insight into the invisible toxin that lives in relationships. Relationships are ongoing negotiations between individuals trying to live together and mutually meet each other’s needs. Dissatisfaction …

Building Tolerance Towards Yourself

by Karen Powell The idea of needing to build tolerance towards yourself implies there’s something wrong with you, or that you’re struggling to reconcile something within yourself. You might be feeling a lot of guilt for something you’ve done (or failed to do) and you’re having a hard time forgiving yourself. So let’s look at the feeling of guilt first. …

Re-imagining a world free from preventable cancer deaths

World Cancer Day (commemorated every year on 4 February) is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalysing personal, collective and government action, we’re working together to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is …

Afra Schimming-Chase on setting boundaries

Boundaries are the physical, emotional and mental limits we establish to protect ourselves from being manipulated, used or violated by others. 99FM’s Master Your Destiny spoke to Afra Schimming-Chase, a financial planner and motivational speaker, who shared her personal journey on where to draw the line.  Afra-Schimming-Chase MYD: Why is it important to establish boundaries?  AS-C: Boundaries are important because …

Goodbye to the guilt of the working mom

A 2010 meta-analysis of 69 studies over 50 years found that, in general, children whose mothers worked when they were young had no major learning, behaviour or social problems, tended to be high achievers in school and have less depression and anxiety. The positive effects were particularly strong for children from low-income or single-parent families, while some studies showed negative …

The restorative tonic of ‘thank you’

Science is proving the many health and wellbeing benefits – better sleep, lower blood pressure, and fewer aches and pains – that come with the simple practice of gratitude. How can we use the power of gratitude to reap these and other benefits in our lives? Karen Powell, a creativity coach, and a lifestyle mentor help us find some answers.  …

The First 1000 Days 

How to seize this window of opportunity for the optimal development of your child’s brain. “Our early years of life – from conception to eight years of age – are absolutely critical in shaping human development, workforce development and healthy populations,” states DeeDee Yates, the leader of a critical thinking forum on integrated early childhood development.  “There is a substantial …

Food as a mode of vitality

“Now, more than ever, as we experience more stress, exercise and move less, breathe in more polluted air and consume food in a form that is very different to its original form, we need to be aware of what we are putting into our bodies,” says Samantha du Tooit, the founder of Eat Clean Namibia. “Eating clean is striving to …

Trust in silence

“Silence of the mind is the key to introspection,” says Namibian writer Marita van Rooyen, “and it always helps to have silence around you in order to be able to fully shutdown and allow your mind , body and soul to become quiet.” Silence can be found through meditation, through sports that push the body while focussing on the mind, …