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.
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.
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.
No matter how good we are at communicating there are always ways that we can improve. So if you are up for it, here is an opportunity to learn how to express your emotions constructively and at the same time build resilience to endure trying times.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
When was the moment you fell in love?
Can you remember exactly?