Embracing new beginnings after losing a child: Finding hope in the new year

As the New Year approaches, many talk about fresh starts and new beginnings. But when you have experienced the profound loss of a child, the idea of a ‘new beginning’ can feel complex and emotionally charged. I’m Jeanne van den Bergh, a social worker in private practice, and I’ve supported many parents through this heart-wrenching...
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5 ways to navigate the festive season after the loss of a child

The festive season, a time traditionally filled with joy and celebration, can be particularly challenging when you’re grappling with the unimaginable loss of a child. As a social worker in private practice, I’ve worked with many who’ve faced this heartache. Today, I want to share some strategies that have helped others navigate this difficult period....
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Overcoming career setbacks: A roadmap to resilience and success

Embarking on a career journey is akin to navigating a winding road with unexpected twists and turns. Along this path, you are bound to encounter setbacks that can momentarily derail your progress. These setbacks can be especially challenging when they occur due to circumstances beyond your control. However, it’s important to remember that they need...
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Standard Bank Top Women Leaders Publication launches its 18th edition. Unveiling South Africa’s top gender empowered companies

Standard Bank Top Women Leaders publication proudly announces the release of its 18th edition, a comprehensive guide dedicated to celebrating women-led business success and championing gender empowerment in South Africa. This milestone edition spans nearly three hundred pages, featuring captivating insights into almost eighty gender empowered organisations, making it the most extensive publication since 2018....
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How to handle the stress from financial loss or difficulty

Financial challenges aren’t merely a strain on the bank account; they deeply resonate with our emotional well-being. These feelings, while natural, need attention and care. Feeling worried about one’s financial situation is a natural response that has its roots in both evolutionary biology and the socio-cultural constructs of modern society. From a biological standpoint, our...
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Fuelling the global gender empowerment movement: Standard Bank Top Women Conference 2023

Gender inequality remains a stark reality in today’s world, but the Standard Bank Top Women Conference 2023 is poised to change that narrative. Set to take place on the 18th and 19th of October 2023 at the prestigious Galleria Conference and Events venue in Sandton, Johannesburg, this year’s conference is not just an event; it’s...
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Doubt in relationships: Nurturing trust and communication amidst uncertainty

Relationships are beautiful, complex, and often filled with moments of doubt and uncertainty. Whether it’s a romantic partnership, a close friendship, or a family bond, doubt can creep in and shake the foundation of trust we’ve built. In this journey of navigating doubt in relationships, remember that you’re not alone. Doubt is a natural emotion,...
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Empowering success at Standard Bank Top Women EmpowHER Conference in Sun City, North West

The Standard Bank Top Women EmpowHER conference culminated in resounding success as the final event of the year, rounding off a triumphant journey that spanned three provinces. This dynamic conference, held on 17 August 2023, marked an empowering milestone for business and corporate women across South Africa. From Cape Town to Durban, and now to...
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