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Coping with the emotional fallout of a miscarriage

Glynis Horning   Around one in four to five pregnancies ends in miscarriage, so medical professionals tend to treat them as routine. But for you the loss can be hard to bear, however early it occurs. From conception, your hormone-fuelled emotions kick in, promoting a sense of attachment to the  … Read more

Anxiety, depression require these changes

Lifestyle changes are simple but powerful tools in treating depression and anxiety, and they are an essential component of an integrated approach to treatment. In some cases, lifestyle changes alone can lift depression or relieve anxiety, so it makes sense to start with them right away. But if you are  … Read more

What the 5 love languages entail in practice

Ronéll and Anke van Rooyen   We regularly have a nice conversation about the subject of the Five Love Languages, viz. constructive words, touching, quality time, acts of love, and gifts. Today I want to make it practical in an enjoyable way in this article by just listing ideas for  … Read more

Why friendships are good for you

Karen van der Berg     Human beings are not meant to be on their own. People look up their friends; whether it is marriage partners or ordinary friendships, people want to have friends. It is not yet known exactly why friendship is so important for one’s health, but presumably  … Read more

What to do if you have been raped

Anja van den Berg   Although the accuracy of statistics pertaining to rape in South Africa is contested by some organisations, sexual assault is clearly a prevalent problem in the country.   Statistics provided by the South African Police Service reveals that 42 596 rapes were reported in 2015/16. The most powerful  … Read more

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