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The office year end function

At the end of the year, we want to let our hair down, kick our shoes off, lessen the stress…. Don’t be tempted to overdo things at your office function. If you intend staying at your job, remember you still have to work with these people and you WILL have to face them again. Hopefully not for a disciplinary hearing after a wild office function! Too many glasses of vino and you might just think it’s a perfect opportunity to cut [...]

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Holiday Blues

I know that with the holidays coming up, lots of people both look forward to and dread the holiday period. Holidays are supposed to fabulous, lots of fun, happiness, doing cool stuff, laughter, joy etc. In reality it isn’t always such a blast….. The expectation of making your holiday a good one, is stressful in itself. Then there are the added factors of extended family time, change in location, different opinions and value systems…. For others, holidays can be lonely or [...]

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Phobias

I recently spoke about Phobias on Radio 702, South Africa. I have had some requests for further detail on phobias. Also to understand whether there is a link between childhood phobias and autism. Phobias What are they? A specific phobia is a type of anxiety disorder defined as an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. With a  specific phobia, you are likely to experience a sense of dread or panic when faced with a specific situation or object. These [...]

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