Coreen Walstra

Coreen, the Bold Brunette, is a South African blogger sharing her stories and experiences of living with an auto immune disease, as well as life, love and so many beautiful adventures.

What to do when you feel demotivated – four tips

This year has been a taxing year for many people all around the world. From job losses, salary reductions, loved ones passing away, relationships ending or just feeling incredibly overwhelmed. We have all had to make changes in our lifestyles to adjust to the new normal.

How mindful are you?

Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment — and accepting it without judgment.

As a teacher, ask your learners how they’re doing

The lockdown has certainly flipped many situations, scenarios and routines upside down. We’ve had to adjust to a life where we are confined to the walls of our homes. Dashing to the shops may spike anxiety levels, and the uncertainty of when all of this will end is still unknown to us all. We’ve heard speculations, but we’re not really sure.

Instead of: they’re just looking for attention

How often do we take a step back and try to find out why children behave the way they do? Do we tend to lash out and get upset about their behaviour, or are we willing to give the child a chance and try to understand why they’re behaving in this manner?

The importance of play

The importance of play is a crucial part of a child’s learning journey. There are countless benefits that stem from play. Here are nine.