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 …

How Emily Found Her Fit

“My parents both have high blood pressure and my Dad has diabetes. I made a decision, that this wouldn’t be me.” Recently awarded the Fitness Personality of the Year 2018, at the Simply You Awards, Emily Kandanga is the Co-Founder & Trainer at Sweat Fitness Namibia. Her journey to becoming a Namibian fitness icon, began we she saw the epidemic of …

Food as a Mode of Vitality

“The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”  Nutritionists and Doctors alike advocate for healthy eating as a way to not only become healthier but also as a way to make a person feel more alive and vibrant. 99FM’s MYD Heart sat down with  Samantha du Toit …

The Healing Power of Love & Laughter

Althea van Wyk is a Motivational Speaker and a Brain Coach, who previously on the MYD Show explained that, “Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to change throughout life. In other words, the human brain has the amazing ability to reorganize itself by forming new connections between brain cells, however, this can be positively or negatively.” Now Althea is preparing to bring the woman behind …

Perspective Changing Tips for Stress Relief

Changing your perspective when you can’t change your situation has become almost clichéd advice. Yet, if our perspective can have an affect on our general wellbeing, perhaps its worthwhile knowing the great perspective changing tips, for when life feels a little too much to handle. 1. Set Your Sights on the Lesson and Not the Problem When we view what’s …

Talking Tolerance by Coen Welsh

Inhumanity is made visible in a lack of tolerance, which has the power to destroy the peace of society. What tolerance is and why we need it, is what Namibian Industrial Psychologist, Coen Welsh, has outlined for us in his short guide to Tolerance. What Tolerance Is by Coen Welsh What is tolerance? According to Michael Austin on PsychologyToday.com, there …

Building Tolerance Towards Yourself

by Karen Powell The very 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 …

Naturally Beautiful

In the beauty industry a movement is happening, a movement towards natural ingredients and away from harmful toxins as consumers become more informed of the potential health dangers of many of the common ingredients used in every day beauty items. Large cosmetic manufactures are reporting a downturn in sales, but increases are being reported in the organic and natural beauty …

Breaking the Stress Cycle

While some days are worse than others, most people experience some form of stress every day. Stress has been called the silent killer, or the killer without a face because studies have revealed that up to 90% of all health problems and diseases are due to stress. This modern plague has an impact not only on our health but also …

Lighting the Way out of the Storm

Tabea Boye started the Lighthouse Lifestyle Wellness Centre, to teach people different relaxation techniques and offer various relaxation treatments. This after she saw first hand, the damaging effect stress has on one’s life and relationships. “In 2011 my life came to an abrupt halt. I was diagnosed with a burn out. This wasn’t a very nice place to be. I …