Mariette Snyman Calm, Clear & Helpful

Calm, Clear & Helpful

If anxiety, heartache, chronic pain or other issues are keeping you awake, listening to "Calm, Clear & Helpful" can bring you comfort and clarity. Ever-curious journalist Mariette Snyman interviews a range of experts on holistic health, love relationships, parenting, and life's phases and challenges. Join us each Tuesday for fresh insights, practical know-how, and for conversations from the heart.
Weekly English South Africa Self-Improvement · Relationships
154 Episodes
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Ep. 153 My kind emigreer – hoe hanteer ek dit?

Jou hart breek aan stukke wanneer jou kind emigreer, maar jy is ook bly oor die voordele en nuwe moontlikhede. Emigrasieterapeut dr. Sulette Ferreira belig aspekte van die besluit om te emigreer, vrae wat ouers kan vra, die ervaring van broers en susters, en grootouerskap oor grense heen. Sy gee…
20 Feb 41 min

Ep. 152 Strengthening self-love: understand your sensory preferences

Is your natural inclination visual, auditory, or kinaesthetic? How can you apply this knowledge to deepen your connection with others – and, most importantly, with yourself? Human development specialist Dr Melodie de Jager explores our sensory systems and preferences, offering practical tips on increasing our awareness, enhancing self-care, and even…
13 Feb 45 min

Ep. 150 Why the world needs your feminine energy

Do you push yourself too hard in order to survive? Now’s the time to replace “harsh masculine energies” with a more balanced approach. Angel medium Belinda Bras-Nel explains how the feminine aspect - dishonoured through the ages - is rising, and what men and women can do to let go…
30 Jan 40 min

Ep. 149 Cortisol, stress and weight gain: insights and solutions

Carrying excess weight - especially abdominal fat - could point to elevated cortisol levels. Naturopathic doctor Faryal Luhar discusses possible causes and how cortisol surges affect our physical and mental health. She outlines the role of hormones like DHEA, testosterone, leptin, and ghrelin, and offers practical advice on how to…
23 Jan 38 min

Ep. 148 Twelve areas of life: how to reinvent yourself

How about recreating your life in specific areas, using 5 sensible steps? Master transformation coach Liezl Thom outlines a practical process, offering examples, to help you shape a unique manual for your life. You can identify your foundational and strategic strategies – and have fun!
16 Jan 53 min

Ep. 147 Is intermittent fasting truly a magic bullet for health?

Apart from weight loss, time-restricted eating offers significant benefits, especially in our current epidemic of metabolic disease. What - however - do you need to know? Functional medicine health coach Anita Hamilton-Williams explains why men and women should approach intermittent fasting differently, take into account autoimmune conditions or cortisol dysregulation,…
9 Jan 53 min

Ep. 146 Is dementia a disease of the brain - and not the soul?

How can you communicate with someone living with cognitive impairment in a way that benefits both you and them? Dr. Rayne Stroebel clarifies the World Health Organisation’s view that the consciousness of individuals with dementia is never lost. He offers practical pointers for being deeply present and caring in a…
12 Dec 2023 54 min

Ep. 145 Seksuele identiteit: ‘n keuse - of meer kompleks en divers?

Kies mense hul seksuele oriëntasie? Watter 4 fasette behels seksuele identiteit? Pastorale narratiewe terapeut dr. Marietjie van Loggerenberg belig wetenskaplike navorsing wat epigenetika insluit, seksuele vloeibaarheid en die uitsluiting van gay, transgender, interseks en ander mense - onder meer in ‘n geloofskonteks.
5 Dec 2023 38 min

Ep. 144 How to help your animals deal with crime issues

Should you task you dog with protecting your home? Pets, like humans, are traumatised by crime incidents and may experience guilt, or develop behavioural issues. Animal communicator Jenny Shone offers real-life case studies and practical advice on how to help your animal companions clear blockages following crime.
28 Nov 2023 57 min

Ep. 143 Dr. Johan Myburg: singewing en verskuiwende denke oor ouer word

Is alle mense bo 65 één ouderdom: oud? Behels ouer word die een verlies op die ander, of is dit ‘n terrein wat ons vars kan verken? Dr. Johan Myburg praat oor vooropgestelde idees, hoe om jou beeld van jouself en jou werklikheid oop-oog te benader, sinvolle gesprekke en “aanhou…
21 Nov 2023 45 min

Ep. 142 My son has Tourette’s: a parent’s journey

Since there’s no cure for Tourette Syndrome, where does one find hope? Transformational coach Cherona Dannhauser shares valuable insights from journeying with Luke (17), such as addressing co-occurring conditions, identifying internal and external triggers, and exploring strategies to navigate motor and vocal tics. Understanding this neurodevelopmental disorder is key to…
14 Nov 2023 1 hr 05 min

Ep. 141 Leon van Nierop: hoe flieks en TV-reekse ons raak

Is rolprentresensent en skrywer Leon van Nierop ‘n sensitiewe kyker - of nie? Hy praat oor sy rol as resensent of “tussenganger”, die vloektaal, geweld en eksplisiete tonele wat kykers moet verwerk, genres, preutsheid en vraatkyk. Hy verduidelik hoe rolprente van TV-reekse verskil, hoe hy kies waarna hy kyk en…
7 Nov 2023 45 min

Ep. 139 Help your little one learn about identity, belonging and consent

Learning about identity, belonging and consent - and knowing which adults are “safe” - can help young children deal with life challenges more easily. Early childhood development specialist Mariy Payne explains how the edutainment television show 'Takalani Sesame' equips littles ones in a playful way, and suggests fun activities for…
24 Oct 2023 30 min

Ep. 138 Knowing your money archetypes can improve your relationship with money

Do you struggle with making, keeping, spending or investing money? Wealth Matrix Mentor Farhana Goga explains how knowing your money blueprint can free you from guilt and shame, and how “doing the work” can heal money-related trauma, dissolve anxiety and fear, and empower you to attain financial freedom. Sponsored content.
17 Oct 2023 45 min

Ep. 137 Perimenopause: address your symptoms in a natural way

Perimenopause is a natural transition, but suffering debilitating symptoms is optional. Dr Faryal Luhar explains how hormonal changes can affect women’s physical, mental and emotional health. Awareness of the signs of perimenopause, including sleep disturbances and weight gain, is crucial; their root cause needs to be addressed. Learn how this…
10 Oct 2023 41 min

Ep. 136 How to manage the medical, emotional and practical aspects of cancer

Palliative care nursing sister Cherry Armstrong’s “Cancer: navigating the journey” helps cancer patients and their loved ones face this challenge, from the time of diagnosis to remission or terminal stages. Cherry addresses common questions and fears, treatments, side effects, medical aids, nutrition, complementary therapies, caring for a loved one, and…
3 Oct 2023 30 min

Ep. 135 Low vision: what it is and where to find help

Much of the information processed by the brain is visual, yet few of us know how to approach low vision. Occupational therapist Belinda Leibowitz clarifies its causes, assessments, professionals who can help, and why visually impaired persons needn’t give up their hobbies. She considers whether visual impairment is a normal…
26 Sep 2023 59 min

Ep 134 Is autoimmune disease the canary in the coal mine?

Autoimmune disease signals an urgent need to tend to an individual’s gut health and the influence of environmental factors. Functional medicine health coach Anita Hamilton-Williams explains why believing that autoimmunity cannot be treated is a myth; although existing tissue damage cannot be turned around, nutrition, lifestyle and behaviour changes can…
12 Sep 2023 46 min
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