Lessons from Namibian Prohibition 

The sound of a beer opening. The taste of your favourite merlot. That swanky cocktail to wrap up a hectic week. Sounds familiar? Well, with many of us having missed these little pleasures in life, this week proved to be a big one as the alcohol ban was finally lifted.  We spoke to a few individuals to find out how …

Parenting in turbulent times 

In the last of a three-week MYD Heart and Let’s Talk Psychologists series on communication, we highlight communication between parents and children in times of turbulence. Dr. Anina du Toit, a certified Clinical Psychologist who often works with children of all ages, gives parents practical tools on how to talk to their children in the time of COVID-19. The entire world …

Let’s Talk Psych tips on communicating effectively in relationships 

The lockdown had many people in relationships lucky enough to spend more time together, or in other cases, being forced to do so. You may love your partner to bits but as the saying goes, “even lovers need a holiday” – away from each other.  So while lockdown restrictions have been eased, we remain confined to our homes with social …

Workplace communication during times of crisis

A famous saying by George Bernard Shaw goes: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” This alludes to one of the biggest mistakes people make when communicating or not communicating.  With work colleagues sometimes being the people you spend the most time with, it’s important to ensure that your communication at work is …

Hobbies for healing

While the rat race has made many of us forget the appeal of hobbies, scientists and researchers have been reiterating the power of hobbies in healing and transforming people.  Activities like hiking, creating or consuming art, swimming for leisure, or even cooking are not only fun and exciting but also have healing benefits.  Research has also proven that hobbies are …

Five reasons why you should be getting more sunlight

  We’re all spending more time indoors and a negative consequence of that is not getting enough sunlight. While too much sunlight is definitely not healthy (given the risks that harmful rays have on our skin, too little sunlight has equally harmful consequences.   These are the reasons why you should be getting more sunlight today: – Sunlight activates the …

To mask or not to mask?

That has been the burning question since the Coronavirus outbreak which led to overburdened health sectors across the world. These burdens include a shortage of medical face masks for health workers, caused mainly by increasing demand from the general public.  But what is the science behind face masks and how effective are they in slowing down the spread of COVID-19?  …

The sensible guide to #Lockdown nutrition

We’re heading into the second phase of the Namibian lockdown and with the Winter season fast approaching, you might want to re-evaluate the way you stock up on your healthy foods. With the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirming that maintaining a healthy lifestyle during lockdown could boost people’s chances of fast recovery if they were to contract COVID-19, it’s clear …

Honouring nurses and midwives

Celebrated every year with different themes ranging from mental health awareness, ageing, and health, as well as healthy blood pressure, World Health Day was this time around celebrated on 7 April around the theme #SupportNursesAndMidwives. The day is aimed at highlighting the work of nurses and midwives worldwide while advocating for better working conditions for them to be able to …

Health, hygiene and COVID-19

There has never been a time in modern history when hygiene has been of utmost importance for every person on the planet as it is today. We are now more than ever compelled to practice the best hygiene to not only keep ourselves safe but others as well.  Follow these personal and household hygiene practices to keep you and your …