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Successful Women
Healthy Lifestyle
July 28, 2021

Women are successful in their own right

Traditional gender norms suggest that men are naturally strong and assertive, while women are the nurturers and care givers. Despite significant progress in the field of gender equality, traditional gender roles in the workplace, and elsewhere in life, can be difficult to shake. Women are often told to “man-up” to become more successful. While it’s true that anyone who wants to be successful must be robust, tenacious and tough, women don’t need to buy into the idea that they need to mimic men to achieve their own success.
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Finding light in the darkness
Healthy Lifestyle
June 23, 2021

Finding light in the darkness

Start your day by scrolling through your Newsfeed and you’ll probably have at least 10 reasons to roll over and hide under the covers. There’s lots of suffering and struggle in the world, not to mention your personal challenges. Although you can reduce your exposure to news of suffering (actually don’t start your day with your newsfeed), suffering is still inevitable.
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Respect your body.
Healthy Lifestyle
June 23, 2021

Respect your body. It’s the only one you have

It’s safe to say we’ve all been there, you are tired, so you skip making dinner and eat an unhealthy snack instead. You have a night out with friends and skip the gym the next morning. When work piles up, the first thing that suffers is sleep. The problem is, the more often this happens, the more your health is affected.
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Respect - Hello Doctor Newsletter- July
Healthy LifestyleMental & Emotional Health
June 23, 2021

Cultivating self-respect through gratitude

R.E.S.P.E.C.T! Yes, it’s a well-known song and a word often used when it comes to teaching children how to interact with adults, but there is more to it than just being a catchy tune. Respect is effectively the glue that holds relationships together. It can be defined as “esteem for, or a sense of the worth, or excellence of a person, a personal quality, or ability”. Without respect, interpersonal relationships are filled with conflict and dissatisfaction. When we don’t respect others, they are unlikely to respect us. But perhaps more importantly, if we don’t respect ourselves, how can we expect others…
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Giving is good for you
Healthy Lifestyle
June 3, 2021

Building your community to enrich everyone

You know that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you do something for someone else? Turns out those feelings do more than just making you feel fuzzy; they have a significant impact on your health. Yes, the idea that giving to others can be good for your health and happiness might feel like a bit of a stretch. But a growing body of scientific research shows exactly that. It is now clear that doing good for others, without any expectation of reward, improves your physical and mental health, and may even help you live longer.
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Can playing soccer help you become president?
Healthy Lifestyle
June 3, 2021

Can playing soccer help you become president?

Whether you are a seasoned pro, or a weekend warrior, there is a lot to love about sport. The great outdoors, the adrenaline, the competition… the winning! It seems strange to think that there may be a connection between sport and leadership, but not only does that connection exist, it’s a lot stronger than you might think. To be a successful sportsman requires more than just skills with a ball. Successful athletes recognize the importance of teamwork and trust, they know how to deal with adversity and conflict, and they know how to think strategically and shift course when necessary.
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Where to find support if you are being abused
Healthy Lifestyle
June 3, 2021

Where to find support if you are being abused

Not all abuse is physical. It may be easier to see the bruises to someone’s face, arms and legs, but the wounds dealt to someone’s heart is just as real – and can be worse. Unfortunately, lockdown, where family members were stuck at home 24/7, has led to an escalation of physical and emotional abuse. Sadly, many abusive relationships start ‘normal’, with a lot of romance. After abuse couples might even have ‘good times’ when they both convince themselves that the violence is over. But just because there’s no storm raging ‘right now’, that doesn’t mean that it won’t come…
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Unemployment Blues
Healthy Lifestyle
June 3, 2021

How to support your unemployed child

In 2020, the unemployment rate in South Africa jumped by 30%. With 7.2 million unemployed people in the Rainbow Nation, it’s possible that your child is one of them. Given the challenging situation we’re all in, there is no shame in not having a job. But, if you’re the one job-hunting for months without success, you can start to doubt if you’re really good enough.
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Ia Addiction Ruining Your Family?
Healthy Lifestyle
June 3, 2021

How do I know if my teenager is an addict?

We usually think of addiction as something extreme; associated with drugs, alcohol or substances, but you can become addicted to many different things. For many years experts believed that only alcohol and certain drugs could lead to addiction. But recent research suggests that seemingly harmless activities like eating, social media, video games, sex, and even working, can become objects of addiction.
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Nurture your inner child
Healthy Lifestyle
June 3, 2021

Nurture your inner child, no matter your age

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’ A cliché? Yes, but there may just be a dot of truth to it. Everyone knows that play is good for kids. It promotes physical and mental development and provides an opportunity for healthy social interaction. But as kids get older, time for free play gets less, until adulthood, when it just about disappears altogether. Truth is, it’s time to put play back on your agenda. Playing as an adult isn’t just about goofing off from your responsibilities, it’s an important means of reducing stress and improving overall well-being.
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