Rank #1: What’s Your Brand Story?
Kelebogile Makhafola, the Rain Queen of Maruapula Brand shares her insights with us on why a Brand needs to have an essence, what that says about your brand and how that creates the relationship you have with your customers and how they will treat you as a brand. Twitter: https://twitter.com/maruapulabrand Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maruapulabrand/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/maruapulabrand Follow me on social media: LinkedIn FaceBook Twitter Instagram Google+
Rank #2: Healthy Hearts
Dr Nikki Stamp is one of one of eleven female heart surgeons in the whole of Australia. We chat about some of the challenges she has had to face in getting to where she is today, why heart health is important and her new book ‘Can You Die of a Broken Heart’. Twitter: @drnikkistamp Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drnikkistamp/ Follow me on social media: LinkedIn FaceBook Twitter Instagram Google+
Rank #3: Emotional Eating
Renny Letswalo is the chairperson of Cambridge Weight Plan South Africa and shares her journey of having to lose weight for health reasons which propelled her into wanting to help others achieve their weight goals, live a healthier lifestyle and how our relationship with food plays a large role in our lives and overall wellbeing. Twitter: @CWPSA FB: https://www.facebook.com/cambridgeweightplansa/ Follow me on social media: LinkedIn FaceBook Twitter Instagram Google+
Rank #4: Are you a victim of gas-lighting?
Gas-lighting is an effective form of emotional abuse that causes a victim to question their own feelings, instincts, and sanity and is generally carried out to give the perpetrator a sense of power and control over their victim. The term originally comes from the 1938 stage play Gas Light, in which a husband attempts to drive his wife crazy by dimming the lights which were powered by gas in their home and then denies it happened when his wife questions him. Even though the term has been around for a while, the term narcissism is more widely used. Chances are if you have been involved with a narcissist, you may well have been gas-lighted. The movie “The Girl on the Train” is a good example of this behaviour. If you’re looking for ways to develop yourself, have a healthy sense of self and your own boundaries, then you may want to consider signing up for my Mancave Mastermind or Womenology Masterclass programs. The program is a 6-month personal growth and development program ultimately empowering individuals to become a better person, partner and leader. The next groups kick off in Jan 2018 and has been a life changing program those that have attended to date. Click here for more details. PS. Niche Radio won Lifestyle Blog last year and is in the running for Blog of The Year again in 2017. Please help us by voting for us here.
Rank #5: Stepping into your Greatness
Mireille Toulekima founder of Mireille Toulekima Global Leadership is a successful engineer, published author, mentor, wife, mother and so much more. I chat to her about her exciting, inspiring and motivating journey about making it in a man’s world in the gas and energy sector as well as her new book ‘Stepping Into your Greatness – 12 rules for building an Outstanding Life’. You can find out more about her on her website and on Facebook Follow me on social media here: FaceBook Twitter Youtube Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn
Rank #6: Healing Children
More than 20% of children will have a mental health issue at some point in their lives—but parents often don’t recognize or admit their child needs help until an average of 8 years after the first symptoms – frequently when they have reached a state of crisis. Today I speak to Dr Kurt Newman, who is president and CEO of Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and is widely recognized as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals. Dr Newman has been a surgeon at Children’s National for over thirty years and is a professor of surgery and paediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. His recently published book Healing Children is the story of his own career and of the brave kids he has treated over the years—and their equally brave and tenacious parents. Anyone who has seen a child recover from a wound or a broken bone knows that kids are made to heal. Their bodies are more resilient, more adaptive, and far more able to withstand acute stress than adults. You can read more about Dr Newman’s book Healing Children here You can follow me here: Twitter Youtube Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn
Rank #7: Why do we have an Ego?
Our “Ego” is an identity of our own construction, an identity which is ‘not real’. If we take all the perceptions of what we are i.e. our beliefs about our personality, talents, and abilities – then we have the structure of our ego. It is reactive based on our past experiences or frame of references and plays and immense role in creating the emotional drama in our lives. The ego hides behind the “I” and “me” in the thoughts and statements we have about our identity (e.g. I’m not clever enough, pretty enough, capable etc). Every time we compare ourselves to external references (i.e people, situations or things) we are reinforcing or ego and the beliefs we have about ourselves. And where did these thoughts originate from? Well, our childhood. When we were kids, perhaps when we were teased on the playground or reprimanded or praised by a teacher or parent and this is where we started forming this perception of our ‘self’. As adults, we need to stop and take a reality check against our “Ego” which has served us a purpose up until now and that is to protect us and keep us safe by limiting ourselves. Listen to my latest podcast on understanding our “Ego”
Rank #8: Black and Bisexual
Relationships are challenging at the best of times but add extra complexities to that such as being bisexual, and it can get a lot more complicated. There is no particular lifestyle attached to bisexuality - bisexual people come in all shapes and sizes, from all sorts of occupations, and with all levels of education. Your sexual orientation does not determine who you are or what you do, however many people suffer discrimination or violence because of misperceptions and prejudice from people who are straight, gay, or lesbian. Most of these perceptions come from the ‘unknown’ in other words majority of us are afraid to ask questions to satisfy our curiosity and when we do this, we gain more insight and a deeper understanding of the topic and person(s) involved. This week I chat to Patrick who is black, male and bisexual to help us understand more about the world he lives in. You can follow me here: FaceBook Twitter Youtube Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn
Rank #9: Money Matters
Let’s face it, discussing budgets and finance is not romantic and who wants to do that when you’re in love and having fun? One area that many couples get stuck in their relationship is finances and if left unresolved, it can cause frustration, resentment and ultimately lead to the breakdown of the relationship. Couples need to have an honest conversation before they take their relationship to that next level where they decide to move in together or get married. This week I talk to Money Coach Winnie Kunene from Married at First Sight SA TV show on why it’s important for couples to discuss their finances and how to go about doing it. Twitter - @WinnieKunene
Rank #10: Moving Back Home With Your Parents
As a teenager growing one, one of the first things you can’t wait to achieve is getting your driver’s license followed closely by moving out of home into your own place so that you can live life the way you want and not have to conform to your parent’s rules and restrictions. However there comes a time when you may be forced to move back into with your parents and that can be quite a transition for both you the one moving back home as well as your parents – each party having established their routines whilst on their own and now having to integrate lifestyles, schedules and differing views and opinions. If not managed properly, it can lead to conflict and clashes amongst family members.