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Sh!t my clients teach me #1

22nd Aug, 2014

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This is the first in a series of posts where I share the joy and wisdom my clients teach me.

Why the frogs?

My practice logo of the frog is symbolic of the fact that frogs are the oldest surviving species because they don’t stay stuck. They adapt and take a calculated leap to get ahead – just like my clients!

Over the years I have been privileged to consult with my clients, they have gifted me…

6th Jun, 2014

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I was recently at the checkout at the supermarket, observing a mother distressed by her three year old child misbehaving. Then she said, “stop that you stupid little c_nt!”  Keeping in line with my policy to be an “involved bystander” when children are concerned, I approached her to discuss this suggesting “that word actually describes the most beautiful part of a woman’s body”.  The three year old looked up at me and she seemed…

9th May, 2014

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This post was originally featured on the Who’s Your? online magazine. In celebration of Mother’s Day, here are some tips on how to be the happy mum you’d like to be.

1. Be adventurous together.
In spite of the many challenges, parenting is gratifying! Choosing to be adventurous means you can make it up as you go along because no one has all the answers and life keeps changing. You want to raise kids…

24th Apr, 2014

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Reckoning on gender differences in sex education
Anna* is 23, a healthy, vivacious, intelligent and confident law student.
She has been told by her GP that she is probably infertile.
This is no longer unusual.

Our girls have benefited from some sex education at school, perhaps some at home and much of it from pornography either from direct consumption or vicariously through their sexual partners.
The harsh reality is that when girls have multiple sexual…

Holding hands on the digital highway

4th Apr, 2014

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As society overinvests in protecting kids from experimenting with life outdoors, teens have moved online and responsible adults are trying to develop protective strategies for managing the risks of cyberspace.

Our focus has been to educate kids about the dangers on line from paedophiles grooming vulnerable kids, to cyber bulling and digital tattoos and sexting. We have reacted with software programs that block, monitor…

Tweens & Virtual Tattoos

14th Mar, 2014

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The first sexual revolution was soft porn – Playboy magazine being an excellent example. The second sexual revolution was created in part by the explosion of commercial pornography and it’s availability on the worldwide web.  I believe we are in the midst of a third sexual revolution with the rise of ‘selfies’, soft porn photos, sexting and amateur video cam pornography. Software developers are creating apps that allow users to share photos that are…

20th Feb, 2014

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This piece was originally posted in ‘Who’s Your’ online magazine.

The owner of a luxury goods shop in Zurich has denied racism was involved when Oprah Winfrey, who runs her own TV network, and is ranked number one on the Forbes Most Powerful Celebrity list in July, was discouraged from buying a 35,000 Swiss franc ($41,000) handbag.

This raises the notion that there is a capacity to ‘judge’ a woman’s worth (never heard of it…

20th Feb, 2013

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This piece can also be found published in the online magazine Mamamia.

I was horrified to read years ago that Noddy and Big Ears were forced to deny ‘improper relationship’ in Toy Town.

Not to be outdone, it appears that Bert and Ernie, the iconic residents (and roommates) of the long-running children’s TV series Sesame Street, have been ‘outed’ over their (assumed) sexual identity by no less than the New Yorker magazine in the wake…

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