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What if my human right clashes with your human right?

On 21 March, we will be celebrating Human Rights Day in South Africa. It is a time for us to reflect on our individual human rights, and – more importantly – to consider how we can support others to bring these ideas into reality. In other words, a reminder to embrace the spirit of “Ubuntu”, I am because you are.

What we can learn from our Superheroes

Whether or not you like superhero movies, there is a good reason why they are so popular: Even though the likes of Wonder Woman, Batman and Thor are larger-than-life characters, these superheroes essentially go through similar challenges we do. Spider-Man suffers loss, suddenly has more power than what he ever wanted or dreamed of, and has to confront what this means to him.

What have movies got to do with Human Rights?

Human rights and the challenges that accompany freedom of expression are the themes of many movies. ‘Philadelphia’, ‘Erin Brockovich’ and ‘Blind Side’, are three such movies you are likely to have seen.

How well do you know your Superheroes?

Test yourself to see how well you know their backstory. And you can also think about how much they have influenced the way you live your life.

It’s your right to share your feelings. And you can do it without hurting others.

As a human being, you are wired to have feelings. Expressing those feelings can have long lasting consequences to your relationships. Speaking out has the power to both deepen connection and improve meaningful communication, but can also create hurt, resentment and anger.

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Is sex taking over your life?

Is sex taking over your life?

Although sex is a powerful bond in a healthy relationship, it has also sadly often become destructive. What is it about sex that can bring out such extremes as addition or abuse?  Being mindful of the impact that sex can have on both body and mind is an important foundation for nurturing your own sexuality. 

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Looking for a connection and friendship?

Looking for a connection and friendship?

Loneliness is about the gap between the amount of social connection you have, and the amount of it you need. Since persistent loneliness has a negative effect on both physical and mental health, finding ways to improve meaningful connection with others can go a long way to enrich your whole being.

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Work out your stress

Work out your stress

There is no doubt that 2020 was a stressful year. Between lockdowns, retrenchments, and curfews, it left most feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and burnt out. Research estimates that stress contributes to as many as 80% of all major illnesses, including heart disease, inflammation, cancer, metabolic conditions, skin disorders as well as overall immunity. There is also a close connection between ongoing stress and mental health disorders, including anxiety and depression.

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In this time of COVID take control – achieve a goal

In this time of COVID take control – achieve a goal

It is tempting to read articles and see stories about success and believe it happened overnight. Not to say that never happens, but unfortunately, the idea of instant success is often more myth than fact. The truth behind success – be that in improving your health or your finances – is a lot less glamourous. It involves a lot of hard work, and more importantly, a lot of planning.

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Rest, Recover and Reset for 2021

The holiday season is almost here, but watch this video first!
Lets’ face it – 2020 has challenged us all in unexpected ways. Many are experiencing depression and burnout.
If you or a loved one are experiencing this, it won‘t just go away, it needs gentleness and care.

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It’s been one helluva year – holiday season is almost here!

It’s been one helluva year – holiday season is almost here!

It’s been one helluva year, 2020. And so, as it gradually draws to a close, many South Africans will be looking forward to the holiday season. This is typically the time to switch your mind off work, prepare for the festive season, just chill, or hang-out with friends. Typically it is also the time when we spend more money on gifts, parties, spending our bonuses (for those lucky enough to receive such a blessing) on luxury items, or new clothes, or going away on holiday.

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The perfect recipe for a long-lasting relationship

The perfect recipe for a long-lasting relationship

“What is the secret to a long-lasting relationship?” is a question that regularly pops up, most often around Valentine’s Day.
Everyone tends to talk about how they got married, or got into a relationship, but not much time is spent on how they have been able to stay that way.

How does sex affect your mind and body?

How does sex affect your mind and body?

Sex. A powerful force that can topple empires, ruin marriages or even lead to death.
On the other hand, it is only through sex that the human race continues to survive. It is an important way to feel a sense of connection, belonging and love.

You don’t have to be lonely – there is a cure

You don’t have to be lonely – there is a cure

It is the month of love, and as relationships are brought to the fore, it can become apparent just how lonely you feel.
Loneliness reportedly affects around 1 in 10 South Africans, both young and old. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, it is affecting increasingly more, and in some ways has become an epidemic on its own.