There Is Somebody I Would Like YOU To Meet
Oct27

There Is Somebody I Would Like YOU To Meet

By: Colleen Qvist This person is rather amazing and has tonnes of potential, a sparkling personality, a super sharp brain and is rather fun to be around. I know you will really like this person if you take the time to get to know them. Will you do it? You will!! That’s great. Let me introduce you. The person is YOU. Yes, that’s right. YOU. You are probably asking what on earth you would want to meet yourself for? That is just the...

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How Do You Cultivate Confidence?
Oct26

How Do You Cultivate Confidence?

By: Colleen Qvist Let’s start with What does confidence look like? You can see confidence walk into a room, stand on a stage, call across a crowded room. Confidence has this way of being noticed and can be seen in work and home situations. Confidence is tall and takes up space. Confidence has a presence. What does Confidence feel like? Confidence feels powerful and in control. Confidence makes decisions. Confidence leads. People feel...

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Friendship, When To Make The Cut
Sep04

Friendship, When To Make The Cut

By:  Moheshini Rajaruthnam Friends can make life a pleasant journey, an exciting journey but sometimes they can zap all your energy. We all make a friend or many as we go along, from school to college and in everyday life but it is good to know which friends to keep and which need to go. As we grow up, we change perspective, we change our lifestyles and inevitably we change our friends. It happens when we grow and mentally explore...

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‘Our Lived Experience’ The Mental Health Blog
Sep02

‘Our Lived Experience’ The Mental Health Blog

By: Yvette Hess Our Lived Experience (OLE) is an ongoing project aimed at educating people about mental illness in South Africa. OLE was born out of the idea that the wealth of knowledge lives within the bodies of people and it is where real life experience and sharing it becomes more than just useful. It becomes wisdom. OLE is a platform where these experiences, news and other information are shared- where a community is created. OLE...

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Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One
Aug12

Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One

By: Stella Mpisi Dealing with the death of someone you love is never easy, so much so that many people consider the loss of a loved-one as a “biggest fear”. As much as we dread to say goodbye to people we love dearly, death is a natural phenomenon that we simply cannot escape from. The best thing we can do is to learn how to deal with it. Personally, I have had to deal with the loss of two very important people in my life from a young...

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Split Second
May26

Split Second

By: Se-Anne Koopman In my family, I am the emotional one. Whenever something happens – good or bad – I cry first. I believe in getting my emotions out the way and then tackling the situation. I remember my first hard news story that I had to type, many moons ago. It was about a partially eaten foetus discovered by youngsters. After taking down the notes from the spokesperson, I put my pen down and wept. Once I had dealt...

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