Expressing Emotions Across Gender Lines

Popular culture would have us believe that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. According to Namibian Clinical Psychologist, Heidi Burmeister-Nel, “We are all well aware of the gender stereotypes when it comes to emotions. Naturally, there are truths in all stereotypes, but I am in agreement with a large number of psychologists that believe that these differences …

Your Mental Health Matters

The 10th of October marks World Mental Health Day. According to World Health Organisation, the objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts in support mental health. On 99fm, we had Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Heidi Burmeister-Nel speaking on, depression, anxiety, suicide and how to take better care of your Mental well-being.  

What it is to be Valued in a Relationship

“Now it has been discovered that scientifically, love is when we feel we are taken care of.” Establishing your own personal values will have a benefit on your relationships according to Clinical Psychologist Martina Perstling. “We mustn’t forget that the way we express ourselves is often also coupled with values. When we live a life that is based on values …

The MYD Show – A Mind of My Own with Dr. Shaun Whittaker

To start off our new series, A Mind of My Own, Namibian Clinical Psychologist Dr. Shaun Whittaker joined us in studio to share the latest science regarding mental and brain health. “If you look at the research on corporal punishment, it’s very clear that there is not a single benefit to it, on the contrary that is where the violence …

Bottling Problems, Does It Help?

Problems don’t discriminate. We all experience our fair share of difficulties and adversity. But in handling problems, at times, it seems that the best, easiest and simplest option is to just “bite the bullet” and keep those problems buried away inside. Why bring about further stress and heartache by talking about our issues? Let’s simply bottle them all up and …

Could Empathy Make You a Better Parent?

How do you foster empathy as a parent, is what 99FM’s MYD Heart asked Namibian Clinical Psychologist, Ute Sinkala, who notes that within the context of parenting, “empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of your children.” Understanding the feelings of your children will help you in being a better parent, explains Aha! Parenting, “empathy… …

Where Does Connection and Independence Lie in Relationships?

Deep connection nurtures relationships But how do you maintain your independence within the realms of a healthy connected relationship? This is what 99FM’s Heart asked Namibian Clinical Psychologist and regular MYD contributor, Heidi Burmeister Nel.  “It may seem like independence and connection are opposing forces, yet the one strongly contributes and influences to the other. We need enough connection to …

Heidi’s Five Things to Build You in 2017

Namibian Clinical Psychologist and regular MYD contributor, Heidi Burmeister Nel, shares here the five things she knows will build her as a person in 2017, so that armed with a simple list we too can ensure that we grow this year. Five Things That Will Build Me in 2017 by Heidi Burmeister Nel When I think about what will build …

Putting Balance Back with Beauty

A woman of many talents, Beauty Boois is a Namibian not afraid to take on challenges. However, for most this was a year filled with challenges, making it is easy to get bogged down with the details and forget the end goal. 99FM’s MYD Heart spoke to Beauty to find out how she maintains her balance while juggling the many …

The MYD Show – The Path to Peace with Edwina Mensah-Husselman

Edwina Mensah-Husselman is a Namibian clinical psychologist who in this episode of the MYD Show, shares with us on what anger is and how we can overcome our anger to not be held captive by it. Edwina is an activist, a passionate community developer and part of the Let’s Talk Psychologists team that have more than 10 years’ experience in …