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12 02, 2019

Keeping Secrets – Catherine Davis

By |2019-05-27T10:59:55+00:00February 12th, 2019|

You smoke, but your partner doesn’t like the habit. So you let him think you quit and you smoke only when he’s not around. That’s a big secret. What if your husband maintained a relationship with someone you despised? And they kept it a secret. Can you imagine the hurt and betrayal both couples would feel when they discovered the secret?

12 02, 2019

Sibling Rivalry – Catherine Davis

By |2019-05-27T10:59:56+00:00February 12th, 2019|

“Adulthood sibling rivalry may be an extension of the themes which pervaded children’s lives”, says Cape Town psychotherapist Bruce Bradfield. He lists things such as alliances with either parent, the adoption of roles which place one or other sibling in the position of scapegoat and feelings of jealousy or unprocessed anger.

12 02, 2019

How to deal with an ageing mother – Kirsty Wilkins

By |2019-05-27T10:59:56+00:00February 12th, 2019|

Imagine asking your mom where she lives and she can’t remember. Or listening to her repeat the same story with different facts each time. Although it’s a part of life, witnessing your mom get on in years will never be easy. ‘People live longer today than ever before. As a result, many adult children find themselves taking care of their ageing parents,’ says Cape Town-based clinical psychologist Joelene Conradie.

12 02, 2019

Kids and TV – Venessa Dace

By |2019-05-27T10:59:56+00:00February 12th, 2019|

Let me out myself straight away. I do like my telly. I have an unabashed crush on boerbul lookalike Commissioner Frank Reagan in Blue Bloods; Dr ‘McDreamy’ Shepherd of Grey’s Anatomy and I have a longstanding affair; and I adore Horatio’s thousand-yard sideways stare in CSI Miami. But I’m so very glad I didn't have a TV for much of my childhood.

12 02, 2019

Tertiary Education: How To, What To? Help!

By |2019-05-27T10:59:56+00:00February 12th, 2019|

Leatia Stemmet is a Johannesburg based Counselling Psychologist (BA, UNISA; BA. Honours in Psychology, University of Johannesburg; Masters in Psychology, University of Pretoria, 2008), working with JMD Psychological Consulting. Take a look at the company website at www.jmdpsych.com and feel free to email Ms Stemmet at leatia@jmdpsych.com When choosing what to study at university/technikon etc, [...]

12 02, 2019

Sarie Mites Oor Geluk

By |2019-05-27T10:59:57+00:00February 12th, 2019|

JY het alles wat jy nog altyd wou hê. ‘n Gelukkige huwelik, ‘n wonderlike man en kinders, ‘n mooi huis, gesondheid, geld ... maar tog is jy nie gelukkig nie. Wat kort in jou lewe? Wat sal jou gelukkig maak? Miskien is al wat tussen jou en jou geluk staan jou verkeerde persepsies oor geluk. [...]

12 02, 2019

Mxit

By |2019-05-27T10:59:57+00:00February 12th, 2019|

by Rozanne Els Wel, buiten om gou uit te vind watter wiskunde-huiswerk jy vir môre moet doen en te skinder oor of Jannie regtig van Sannie hou, is MXit ook ’n goeie manier om in kontak te bly met jou pêlle. Volgens Laetia Stemmet, ’n sielkundige van Johannesburg, gee MXit tieners die geleentheid om op ’n [...]

12 02, 2019

Goal Setting and Decision Making

By |2019-05-27T10:59:57+00:00February 12th, 2019|

by Jessica Hobbs Johannesburg based counseling psychologist, Leatia Stemmet, gives her advice on goal-setting and decision making, with a focus on difficult life situations. Take a look at her site, www.dannerup.com What is the difference between problem solving and goal setting? Goal setting is future orientated, and involves thinking about your future ideals, and motivating yourself [...]