Love & Relationship
January 26, 2021

The Cure for Loneliness

It is the month of love, and as relationships are brought to the fore, it can become apparent just how lonely you feel. Distressing millions around the world, loneliness reportedly affects around 1 in 10 South Africans, both young and old. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, it is affecting increasingly more, and in some ways has become an epidemic on its own. Being lonely isn’t the same as being alone Loneliness is not the same thing as enjoying alone time. Rather, it’s about feeling physically and emotionally isolated. Essentially, loneliness refers to the difference between the amount…
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August 11, 2020

Is worrying about being sick making you sick?

A close family member has been diagnosed with cancer. A friend's dad passed away from COVID. The news is littered with the worst-case-scenarios, and suddenly every mole, headache and rash seems like a death sentence!  All the frightening news this year can make you hyper-aware: before, you weren’t even conscious of your body, but now you feel everything - and you worry. Everyone has health concerns now and then, but for some of us, stressing about health becomes overwhelming and turns into its own problem. Hypochondria, also known as health anxiety, is worrying about your health to the point where…
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July 19, 2020

This is how stress affects your skin!

A little bit of stress keeps you on your toes and actually helps keep you motivated. But when stress gets too much and is persistent, it starts messing with your sleep patterns, metabolism and general health – and it also starts showing on your skin. Yikes!
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Mental & Emotional Health
June 3, 2020

Why does winter make me SO blue?

It’s winter again, and while you may feel a little sunny this time of the year, there is a point where winter-blues may be worse than just a passing mood-swing. In fact, for some of us, the cold, dark season can actually trigger a type of depression, called Seasonal Affective Disorder – also known as SAD. What Is SAD? SAD happens at the same time every year.  Symptoms typically start around Autumn, continue through the winter and resolve when the seasons change back to warmer conditions. Symptoms of SAD:  The symptoms for Depression is basically the same as for SAD,…
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June 2, 2020

The difference between anxiety, stress and tension

Stress has been linked to up to 75% of disease, but that doesn’t mean all stress is negative or bad for you. In fact, a certain amount of stress helps motivate you and keeps you on your toes. It’s when stress reaches high levels or is persistent that it becomes dangerous! Here's how you can deal with it effectively.
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Mental & Emotional Health
March 18, 2020

Could you be suffering from complex PTSD?

Prolonged or repeated experiences of trauma can take a toll on your mental health. It’s important to be screened, diagnosed and put on a treatment plan to help you heal and improve your wellbeing.
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March 12, 2020

Coronavirus – how to stay calm and clean

Where and when did it all begin? On the 31st of December 2019, China alerted the World Health Organisation to several patients with flu-like symptoms in a city called Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province. Initial assessments of these patients ruled out “known” flu-like viruses including bird flu, seasonal flu, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Once these initial patients were assessed, they were placed into quarantine. The suspected source of the outbreak was identified as a busy seafood market in the city the following day. Days later Chinese authorities identified the virus,…
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