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Paint it Black: Jungian Song Analysis

Paint it Black: Jungian Song Analysis

CREDITSBy Dr M van Zyl "Paint It Black" is a song by the Rolling Stones, released in 1966 on their album "Aftermath."It was also the theme song from “Sending Vietnam” or the original “Tour of Duty” TV series that ran in the late 1980’s. Although I did not watch the TV...

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Barbie

Barbie

CREDITS By Dr Melane van Zyl I first need to declare that I:a) Have not seen the Barbie movieb) Never played or owned a Barbie dollc) Found all these criticisms about Barbie: 1. Unrealistic Body Proportions: One of the most pervasive criticisms is that Barbie's...

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Thoughts on Self-awareness and Self-reflection

Thoughts on Self-awareness and Self-reflection

CREDITS By Dr Melane van Zyl Self-awareness is the conscious understanding and recognition of one's own thoughts, emotions, beliefs, motivations, strengths, weaknesses, and behaviours. It is an essential aspect of personal growth and development and involves the...

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Sleeping problems in children: tips for parents

Sleeping problems in children: tips for parents

CREDITS By Dr Melane van Zyl The most difficult part of having children was to deal with them if they did not sleep. I am one of those people who need eight hours of sleep (at least) to function. So, what can we do with a child that does not sleep well? Children can...

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The Gut-Brain Connection

The Gut-Brain Connection

CREDITS By Dr Melane van Zyl Did you know your brain and digestive system are intricately connected? Our gut is so important that it is now even named our second brain. Our gut is extremely sensitive to stress. We have known this for ages, talking about butterflies or...

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How to build a healthy ego

How to build a healthy ego

CREDITS By Dr Melane van Zyl The ego has been getting a lot of bad rap in the media. This is probably because a healthy, strong ego is confused with a big ego (as in narcissism). A healthy ego, however, is important for psychological wellbeing. In my practice, I spend...

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How can I get rid of my depression?

How can I get rid of my depression?

Firstly, we will look at the most important actions you can take to get rid of depression. Then I will discuss one of my favourite topics, mindfulness, and how practicing mindfulness can help treat depression. 1. Psychotherapy: Engaging in talk therapy, such as...

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Am I depressed or just sad?

Am I depressed or just sad?

CREDITS By Dr Melane van Zyl Depression and sadness are related emotional experiences but differ in several important ways. It's essential to understand these differences to recognize when someone may need professional help for depression or when they are experiencing...

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Paint it Black: Jungian Song Analysis

Paint it Black: Jungian Song Analysis

CREDITSBy Dr M van Zyl "Paint It Black" is a song by the Rolling Stones, released in 1966 on their album "Aftermath."It was also the theme song from “Sending Vietnam” or the original “Tour of Duty” TV series that ran in the late 1980’s. Although I did not watch the TV...

read more
Barbie

Barbie

CREDITS By Dr Melane van Zyl I first need to declare that I:a) Have not seen the Barbie movieb) Never played or owned a Barbie dollc) Found all these criticisms about Barbie: 1. Unrealistic Body Proportions: One of the most pervasive criticisms is that Barbie's...

read more
Thoughts on Self-awareness and Self-reflection

Thoughts on Self-awareness and Self-reflection

CREDITS By Dr Melane van Zyl Self-awareness is the conscious understanding and recognition of one's own thoughts, emotions, beliefs, motivations, strengths, weaknesses, and behaviours. It is an essential aspect of personal growth and development and involves the...

read more
Sleeping problems in children: tips for parents

Sleeping problems in children: tips for parents

CREDITS By Dr Melane van Zyl The most difficult part of having children was to deal with them if they did not sleep. I am one of those people who need eight hours of sleep (at least) to function. So, what can we do with a child that does not sleep well? Children can...

read more
The Gut-Brain Connection

The Gut-Brain Connection

CREDITS By Dr Melane van Zyl Did you know your brain and digestive system are intricately connected? Our gut is so important that it is now even named our second brain. Our gut is extremely sensitive to stress. We have known this for ages, talking about butterflies or...

read more
How to build a healthy ego

How to build a healthy ego

CREDITS By Dr Melane van Zyl The ego has been getting a lot of bad rap in the media. This is probably because a healthy, strong ego is confused with a big ego (as in narcissism). A healthy ego, however, is important for psychological wellbeing. In my practice, I spend...

read more
How can I get rid of my depression?

How can I get rid of my depression?

Firstly, we will look at the most important actions you can take to get rid of depression. Then I will discuss one of my favourite topics, mindfulness, and how practicing mindfulness can help treat depression. 1. Psychotherapy: Engaging in talk therapy, such as...

read more
Am I depressed or just sad?

Am I depressed or just sad?

CREDITS By Dr Melane van Zyl Depression and sadness are related emotional experiences but differ in several important ways. It's essential to understand these differences to recognize when someone may need professional help for depression or when they are experiencing...

read more
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