Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00

Love to Laugh, Laugh to Live

It seems that there really is more than a little truth in the old adage 'laughter is the best medicine'. Scientific studies around the world are continuing to prove that, apart from making us feel good, laughing actually does us good as well – and can actually significantly increase our life span. Pre-school children laugh or smile between 300 and 400 times a day. By the age of 35, this drops to about 18 times. Why have we lost our sense of humour, and what can we do to put more laughter into our lives?

Published in My Articles

“Spare the rod, spoil the child” and “No hiding equals no discipline” are familiar adages that offer advice with biblical roots - but are no longer treated as gospel. Indeed, there is no hiding from the fact that research proves corporal punishment is not the most effective method of instilling discipline in children. There are two highly effective alternatives to punishment – positive and negative reinforcement.

Published in My Articles
Monday, 01 April 2013 00:00

The Problem With People Pleasing

Article as it appeared in Weigh- Less magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Feel like you have been pushed-over or passed-over one too many times? If you’re nodding in agreement, it’s time to take a stand and start speaking-up for yourself.  

Published in Magazines
Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00

To Time-Out or Not?

Article as it appeared in Your Baby magazine.  By Cath Jenkin

Sending your tot to the naughty corner is a no-no for some moms. Here's why.

Published in Magazines
Monday, 01 October 2012 00:00

Let Them Clap for you

 Article as it appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine. By Kim Garner

Stop dissing yourself and take credit where it’s due. You deserve it!

Published in Magazines
Friday, 01 June 2012 16:38

Communication During Conflict

Article as it appeared in Weigh-Less magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Conflict usually leads to poor choice of communication, making the battle worse. However, conflict in itself is not bad when managed in a positive manner.  People are a package deal. Reasonable conflict facilitates better understanding of each other, ultimately enhancing the relationship. 

Published in Magazines
Sunday, 20 May 2012 13:36

It's Never too Late...

"Fortune Favours the Brave" - Section of the main article as it appeared in Your Family magazine. By Kate Turner

While she loved her career as a successful psychologist, Durbanite, Claire Newton, 46, had also always dreamt of sailing the high seas. 

Published in Magazines
Friday, 20 April 2012 00:00

Are you a Builder or a Breaker?

Article as it appeared in Vroukeur magazine. By Carien Grobler (Translated into English)

The word "criticism" sounds negative and unacceptable in a world where everyone says you should focus on the positive. It can however be positive, writes Carien Grobler.

Published in Magazines
Monday, 16 April 2012 14:55

Interview With Speaker Claire Newton

I was interviewed for Umhlanga Life Blog, in my capacity as President of the Durban Chapter of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA) and convenor of the convention. To read it click here.

Published in Magazines
Sunday, 01 April 2012 00:00

Your Life Diet

Article as it appeared in Wellness magazine. By Natasha Liviero

Discovering what you really want in life, or how indeed to achive it, is not always easy. It may even evade you.

Published in Magazines
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