Dr Alisson agrees that pandemic stress can impact teenagers’ ability to learn. She says, ‘Uncertainty around Covid-19 can cause anxiety, exhaustion and fatigue. If anxiety effects our functioning then it’s like trudging through mud mentally, feeling a fogginess in our thinking processes. This impacts our ability to concentrate and remain motivated.’ Any dysfunctional behaviours or relationships in a family can be exacerbated during this period when everyone is forced into a confined space together.
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Beat The Disease To Please
Is saying ‘yes’ is a habit that’s leaving your own needs constantly overlooked, as you put everyone else’s needs before yours? How can you break the cycle of people- pleasing and put yourself first?
Quaran-Teens Help Them Manage Their Mental Health
Teens climbing the walls during covid-19? Restlessness isn’t the only thing to be concerned about, writes daniella renzon, community service clinical psychologist
Know Your Headache Migraine, Tension Or Cluster?
It’s common for people to refer to any splitting headache as a migraine, but this might not always be the case
Going Through A Friendship Crisis?
Is your waning social life affecting your marriage?
Pandemic panic, brain fog and ocd… as you get back to life un-usual, psychologist marise swart shares some advice on some common issues that may affect your mental health
How To... Make Gluten-Free Flours
Prepare these gluten-free flours to replace cake flour or self-raising flour in your favourite recipes!
Cosmetic Treatments: Everything You Need To Know
Considering a cosmetic procedure, but aren’t sure what to expect? Cape town based general and aesthetic practitioner dr jan nel offers his valuable insights
LOCAL FASHION BRANDS ARE HELPING US BECOME MORE CONSCIOUS SHOPPERS IN THIS EVER-CHANGING WORLD, WITH THEIR BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED ECO-FRIENDLY WARDROBE PIECES
EVER NOTICE HOW YOUR CHILD’S BIONIC EARS PICK UP EVERY WORD OF YOUR PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS, YET COMPLETELY TUNE OUT WHEN YOU REALLY NEED THEM TO LISTEN? OUR EXPERTS OFFER SOME CONSTRUCTIVE ADVICE ON HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF HEARD
Blood couldn't make us any closer'
THE TITLE OF ‘DAD’ DOESN’T ONLY BELONG TO SOMEONE YOU SHARE DNA WITH. THESE MEN HAVE FILLED THE FATHER FIGURE ROLE AND RAISED THEIR CHILDREN AS THEIR OWN
FOCUSING ON WHAT MATTERS MOMENT BY MOMENT
The Summer 2002 issue of S&H included this still-timely article
RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS to Ourselves, to One Another, and to the Earth
AN INTERVIEW WITH FARIHA RÓISÍN
Surprising ways meditation can help your brain stay sharp and agile.
BRITNEY TOXIC PREGNANCY!
Fears perinatal depression will cripple singer again
To Your Health
Here's what's extra good for you in this issue.
Is Your Routine Actually Keeping You Stuck in a Rut?
What's the difference between having some structure in your life and feeling like you're on repeat? It has a lot to do with perspective.
Love animates the World
CHARLOTTE DUFOUR is a veteran in the fields of international cooperation and sustainable food systems. Here she is interviewed by KALPANA SAI of the Heartfulness Institute about the role of Yoga and spirituality in mental health and wellness. She shares some solutions for a world that seems more anxious and disconnected than ever
Mind Your Mushrooms
Adding fungi to your meals might hold the key to balancing mind and body.
Bearing With a Sore Head
What hurts in your skull - and why
A World of Worry
Compounding crises have made everyone anxious, but how do you know if you’ve slipped into a more serious disorder— and what do you do about it?