Erika has studied self-care, wellbeing, the human mind-body, philosophy, psychology, education and communication for over twenty-five years.
She shares her knowledge with business owners, employees, teaching staff, health professionals and individuals, to help care for themselves and their communities.
Having owned my own business for decades now, and having researched wellbeing for a number of years, I know the importance of building and maintaining all aspects of my wellbeing - physical, mental, emotional, social, purpose, environmental, financial and occupational.
I also know that it is a difficult thing to do and that life has a way of always surprising one with new challenges.
But, as a good business plan helps navigate the business through the rapids, a well-thought out wellbeing plan (or if you want, a personal value statement or vision for your life), can guide you when things are difficult.
The trick is to establish a simple sustainable self-care strategy based on your identified purpose and values. And to do it consistently, not only when times are tough.
Let me help care for yourself to better care your people and your community.
ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS & BOOKS
S.M.I.L.E - Happiness looks gorgeous on you - South African Society of Occupational Health Nurses (SASOHN) , 2019
Self-care is (Y)our Business - Somerset West ECD Hub, 2019 and Masikhule NGO Business Course for ECD Educators, 2019.
What You Have Taught Me about Wellbeing - ROTO Macassar, 2019
Workplace Wellness for ECD Teachers -Masikhule NGO Business Course for ECD educators
Implementing a Formal Workplace Wellness Strategy: Indulgence or Investment? - Xtraordinary Women Business Network, Durbanville , 2018
A Grounded Theory of ECD Principals’ Self-Care and Workplace Wellness Promotion Practices - Bulgarian Society for Comparative Education Conference, Varna, June 2018.
Are we looking after our teachers and are they looking after themselves? - Association for Teacher Education of Europe Spring Conference, Bialystok, Poland, June 2018.
Your Health is Your Business - Hirsch Business Network, Somerset West, 2018.