Affirmations: The power of thinking positively

You’ll be forgiven for the eye-roll that title just caused you to have. If there is one thing that has become a f-letter expression in the modern world, it is the “positive thinking” admonition. It is especially grating to people dealing with extreme stress, depression, anxiety … and every other mental health challenge where at-will…

Breathing and Grounding

Louise Heunis Occupational Therapist and Advanced Breathwork Facilitator “Some doors only open from the inside. Breathing is the most direct way to accessing that door”. When you own your breath, no one can steal your peace. Breathwork In this challenging time, many of us are struggling with feelings of uncertainty, anxiety and overwhelm. Our lives…

Relaxation and mindfulness

Intentional living during the CoVid-19 Lockdown Mindfulness and relaxation practices at home During the national lockdown, we are faced with a lot of new feelings and challenges. Initially the idea of spending time at home might have been a wonderful prospect, but as the days go by, reality might be sinking in. Feeling stir crazy…

Mindfulness

Mind full? Mindfulness as we know it has been making its way around social media more than ever but is in fact a practice that has been a way of being for many people for a very long time. So, what is it? Being mindful is paying attention to what’s going on inside and outside…

The reality of substance abuse during lockdown

My name is Andre Strydom, and I am the Continued Care Coordinator for Nurture Health, based at Nurture Woodlands. We’ve already witnessed the havoc of Covid-19 around the world, and now we are faced with it on our doorstep, in our very own beautiful country. We are reminded of the elderly, the homeless and the many…

The power of choice

“You are not the victim of the world, but rather the master of your own destiny. It is your choices and decisions that determine your destiny.”-Roy T Bennett There is a famous parable about the power of choice: An old Cherokee Indian chief is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside…

Bullying lasts beyond the moment

Bullying is something we all remember from school. Maybe we were lucky, and we were not the ones that were bullied, but that does not mean it did not affect us. We saw it, we feared it, we consciously avoided falling onto the radar of the bully. And we remember. I have heard, over the…