Touch – Our first language

“Touch comes before sight, before speech.  It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth” So writes Margaret Atwood in her novel: The blind Assassin (2000).  How absolutely true.  Touch is the first language we learn and the 1st sense to develop.  Already in the womb, we begin to touch…
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June 14, 2020 0

Part 3 – Strategies to help you thrive during lockdown.

This is part 3 of a three part blog 11. Worry-time  – allocate  a time everyday for you to worry.  Let’s say for instance  between 11h00 and 12h00.  This means that you are not allowed to worry outside of this hour.  Should you catch yourself worrying at any other time, stop it immediately, tell yourself…
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April 16, 2020 0
A couple at a table laughing, looking at a video on a clip on a phone

Part 2 – Strategies to help you thrive during lockdown.

This is part 2 of a three part blog written by Dr Lize Wolfaardt 6. Humour – Finding the humour in heavy, serious and uncertain times, somehow lightens the load and brightens our spirits.  Luckily, as a nation, we are very good at this.  With all the humour pertaining to Corona virus and lockdown going…
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April 14, 2020 0
lady tending to her indoor plants

Part 1 – Strategies to help you thrive during lockdown.

This is part 1 of a three part blog written by Dr Lize Wolfaardt Connect with nature – even if nature at this point is limited to your garden. Be in the moment by becoming aware of what you are sensing.  Smell the different fragrances of the flowers and greenery, feel the texture of the…
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April 10, 2020 0
Lonely Man looking out of the window

Freedom of Choice

  Many of us have been feeling as if our freedom of choice has been suspended.   Not being able to make choices with regards to our movement in terms of  how, when and where to work, do shopping, practice our sport , go for walks, walk our dogs, etc, has made us feel as if…
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March 28, 2020 0

The Experience of Connectedness

How do I contend with the soul destroying feeling of not being good enough, the feeling that I have to perform to have worth? How do I change being consumed by feelings of not belonging and loneliness, even when surrounded by friends and family? How do I modify always feeling like the outsider? How do…
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July 12, 2018 0