Friday, August 29, 2008

ARTS, CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT!!!!!

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you had an absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Friday. you standing and wondering mmm what’s today’s date…Well today is in fact the 29th of August 2008 and that of course means that it is the Friday edition of the Morning Cruise and on Friday’s we focus on Arts, Culture and Entertainment… So Friday is here and I am thrilled, yesterday was our pick me up edition of the Morning Cruise and today I would also like to think it’s our Get Moving edition of the Morning Cruise…So what ever you doing, wherever you going…even if you are not up to anything at the moment then I do suggest that you get moving…So what is it about a weekend that makes a person smile…I know that I’m guilty of this smiling if you are too I think that we should shouldn’t feel guilty because there nothing wrong with being psyched about sleeping late on a Saturday morning or those loving Sunday afternoon naps…many people if you talk about the weekend or even just about Friday it’s almost as if they get so so exited…Enough about weekends and Fridays…

Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, you’re Tip of the Day, Job Shop and Information Guide.

We also had interview with:

· Up and coming singer/songwriter Nicola Warwick joined me on the line to chat about her career of course the highs and the lows, the industry itself, her love for music and where it all started.

· We also spoke to a group called Level 5 and they joined me in studio, I spoke to Nathan Machent and Jermome Wylbacht so they’ll be chatting about Level 5, the group’s origin’s and where to from here.

· Lastly we had an interview with director Jeremy Blackburn from a play called Not 104 and he joined me here in the studio…we just spoke about the play itself and what the title exactly means…hope you enjoyed that one.

Word of the Day:

PRISE - use force in order to open or move apart

Trivial Question:

Q: Which province is home to the smallest of the world's six floral kingdoms?
A: Western Cape

Did You Knows:

Half the world's population is under 25 years of age…Here is another fact you’re your FYI…Fishing is the biggest participant sports in the world…

Tip of the Day:

So I’ve got your tips… Throughout the course of a day, many thoughts pass through your mind. So, when it's time to relax, or concentrate your thoughts on something important, those thoughts seep into your mind. This can be a real problem if you don't know how to STOP THINKING…here are some tips…

1. Find a quiet spot. The quiet may seem like it would be a worse place to go if you were trying to clear your mind, but it really is helpful to be able to hear yourself think.

2. Think about what happened during the day. This step may sound very contradicting in regards to the main idea of the article, but it is one of the most important steps throughout this whole article.

3. Block out negative thoughts. After absorbing the day's actions, you must separate the good thoughts from the bad. With that being said, you now must try to block out the bad. This is very difficult, and takes a great deal of practice.

4. Think positive thoughts. Once the negative thoughts are gone, try to think positive thoughts. This is perhaps one of the most difficult things for a human to do, but it is important.

5. Keep busy. Read a book, watch television or you favourtie movie.You can even cook a meal for you family, call or visit a friend or family member.

http://www.wikihow.com/

Quote of the Day:

Oprah Winfrey - As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Friday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

CHEER ME UP...THURSDAY!

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you had an absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Thursday. I hope that you are doing marvelously well on this Thursday morning…The end of the week is so close and if it was an absolute mission for you to not only get up this morning but just to get done…for where ever you needed to be weather it’s at work, school, college, the day hospital or even an interview if you struggled then don’t worry all I’m going to say is you have 1 more sleep… Just a reminder that today in fact is the 28th of August 2008…Wow what a morning it was raining and raining…raining is always so so much better when you are at home then you can do things to keep yourself oh so so warm I truly think that being warm is the best thing in the world…

Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, you’re Tip of the Day, Job Shop and Information Guide.

We also had interview with:

· Sedrico Husselman from the Trinity Project and he spoke to us slightly about the organization, but more about the recent award that the organization won and their need for volunteers.

· We also spoke to Patricia Hector from Going Outward and she’ll be joining me here in the studio to talk about the organization and how it helps and inspires the community at large.

· Lastly we featured an interview with Linda Johnson from the Happiness is Playschool and she’ll be talking to us about the playschools knitting project.


Word of the Day:

FERVID - intensely enthusiastic

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the National Park situated on the outskirts of Beaufort West?
A: The Karoo National Park

Did You Knows


Football (soccer) is the most attended or watched sport in the world
One in ten people in the world live on an island

Tip of the Day:

Your tips on ways to love the second best thing… Had to settle for second best? Lost a competition, a job promotion or an auction item you really wanted? When you're done with moping it can be good to know that it is possible to love the second best thing…So here are those very tips to love the second best thing …

1. Remember what really matters. You still have your family and friends, you still have the chance to smile again. If you count all the silver linings to your cloud, you might feel happier.

2. Maybe the first thing isn't all it's cracked up to be after all. Look for the flaws and things that wouldn't have been so great about it.

3. Look for the second best thing. It might be your existing job - give it a facelift or take a vacation and come back to it with a fresh mind. It might be your lower place in a competition that says "I still entered it at least and I am ahead of most of the human race on this one". Or, it might be an auction item you didn't put the highest bid in for; there'll be other ones just as nice. In the meantime, spend the time looking, researching and enjoying the thrill of the hunt.

4. Try smiling. It often helps.

5. Remember why you're here after all. You are a special person and you're on a journey through life. Life is precious and you are already ahead by having a chance to live it.

http://www.wikihow.com/

Quote of the Day:

Zig Ziglar - People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing,That's why we recommend it daily

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Thursday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


LADIES MORNING...ALL 4 THE SISTERS!


Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you had an absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Wednesday. Just a reminder that today in fact is the 27th of August 2008 and that of course means that it is the wonderful mid-week Wednesday edition of the Morning Cruise… so I must just say we right in the middle of the week and I’m so loving it, no complaints on this side… So it’s our ladies morning so for the next three hours from 9 right until 12 its all about you the women…and I would love you to take part in the show sharing you experiences and what makes you a proud to be a sister…now if to all the guys don’t feel left out at all I do suggest that you watch this space…because we have some exiting things to come…

Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, you’re Tip of the Day, Job Shop and Information Guide.

We also had interview with:


· Lorain Johannes from the Western Province Women’s Rugby Team so we’ll be finding out more about women participating in the sport as the sport is still very male dominated.

· We also spoke to Michelle Korevaar and she joined me here in studio to chat about the Feather Awards which is an awards ceremony for those women doing wonderful things in the world.

· Lastly we spoke to Jolandi Rust and she’ll be chatted to us in a pre recorded interview about her journey with her bicycle as she aims to travel Africa that’s 35 countries all on her bicycle.

Word of the Day:

ODIOUS - extremely unpleasant; repulsive

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the Captain of the Banyana Banyana soccer team?
A: Portia Modise

Tip of the Day:

So we talking about growing old and be happy…Some women fear this at all costs… and even resort to some drastic measures so here I have some tips to avoid that…

1. First of all is one's outlook on life. If circumstances get a person down, there is no way he or she can feel happy and alive. No matter how bad things get to be, there is probably some redeeming quality in what is happening.

2. Secondly, keep active and healthy.

3. Thirdly, eat as much as you need to to feel good.Don't overeat.One must be careful not to gain too much weight, but be sure you enjoy what you eat, and eat healthy foods. Healthy foods are delicious, when added to one's diet regularly.

4. Fourth, look good every day. Wear nice clothes, or as nice as you can afford. People treat you well if you wear things that are becoming and look nice and clean. Comb your hair and put on makeup if you are a woman. Take a bath every day and keep yourself clean and sparkling.

5. If you are in pain, take care of whatever ails you. If your leg hurts, find out why and take herbs or do physical therapy which will restore it to full use. See a doctor when you must, but don't overdo the medical dependence. Read and talk to others about what they have done to relieve their aches and pains.

6. If you are bored, find something to work on. Get outside the house and help someone else.

7. If you find your activities limited, find things that might be possible within your limits. Reading or listening to music at concerts or other places is good fun. The trick is to apply yourself seriously to your chosen recreation.

8. Remember what you wanted to do when you grew up. Did you do it? If not, do it now.

Tips: http://www.wikihow.com/

Quote of the Day:

Joan Baez - You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live now

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Wednesday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

****KNOW IT ALL TUESDAY****

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you had an absolutely fabulous on this oh so good Tuesday. Today is our totally terrific… Tuesday edition of the Morning Cruise If today seems not to be going your way, you not you just feeling I don’t have lus for absolutely nothing then… not to worry because your friend between 9 and 12 is here…That might sound a little odd…but none the less I did in fact say that to day on the Morning Cruise it’s a totally terrific Tuesday now that sounds good to me… So I would like to now from you have you ever played a practical joke on someone…mmm think about it maybe you did maybe you did… well I did in fact play a practical joke on someone last night…HEHEHEHE!!! Pretending to be a ghost and all…

Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, you’re Tip of the Day, Jobshop and Information Guide.

We also had interview with:

· Inspector Ezra October from the Wynberg Police Station, we were also joined in the studio by training officer Ainsily Jacobs and one of the students currently training to be a police officer we just spoke about the current SAPS recruitment drive.

· We also spoke to Attie De Villers and he joined me in the studio to chat about eco-friendly egg packaging.

· And we ended our series of interviews today with Susan Brice from the City of Cape Town’s City Parks Division and she spoke to us about the penalties for delays at cemeteries.


Word of the Day:


SCAMP - a mischievous person

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the only Capetonian selected to represent South Africa in the Track & Field programme at the Beijing Olympics?
A: Sergio Mullins

Did You Knows:

In the most popular male names are James and John and the most popular female name is Mary

South Africa has a penguin colony, which thrives thanks to the cold Antarctic currents on the west coast near the Cape

Tip of the Day:


So your tips were today on ways to forget about your troubles…It happens to us all we have so many troubles they're weighing you down…Time to pick up your droopy face and turn sorrow into joy by forgetting those troubles that are a-weighing you down…So here are those tips ways to forget about your troubles…

1. Think about how good things are for you. If you are troubled, examine others in worse situations and consider how lucky you are. Don't, however, let this make you feel guilty for being unhappy. Other people might be in worse circumstances but it doesn't mean your troubles aren't valid.

2. Visit a good friend's or relatives house. This will usually make you feel appreciated and happy, helping you forget your troubles temporarily.

3. Ask for help sorting out your troubles. Look at the simpler things in life such as talking and sitting admiring views. A friend, a parent, a partner, a mentor - all such people make great listening pals.

4. Don't feel sorry for yourself. Avoid turning to alcohol because it can only cause more trouble (such as money) and people will think the worst of you.

5. Take a break. Go on a vacation, maybe all you need is a break.

6. Meditate. Meditation helps you focus on only one thing. It is a great temporary fix.

www.wikihow.com

Quote of the Day:

Norman Vincent Peale - Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Tuesday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Monday, August 25, 2008

BEST OF THE BEST...OF LAST WEEK !


Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you well and oh so good. Just a reminder…Today is the 25th August 2008 and that of course means that it is the Monday Edition of the Morning Cruise…So it’s Monday, so it’s a new week, but at the same time it’s also the last week of August and the last few official days of winter too now that I know is music to many people’s ears, I just can’t believe it because after September the end of the year is just a little bit loser…So I love the newness of a new week turning over a new leaf and starting something off at a fresh start…Is there anything that you have planned this week…maybe you’ve been putting it off for a while now, but you feel that I simply must this week no more procrastinating… maybe you chose to take up a arts and crafts class at a community organization, maybe you decided to become a volunteer in your area or maybe you’ve even decided to go on a diet now that’s a biggie or maybe you just had enough of your current situation weather in a relationship, at work and you feel you need some change…non the less whatever you decided all I’m going to say is go for it.

Now in today’s show, I’ll be bringing you all the favorites of the show that truly make the Morning Cruise what it is with a twist of course because Monday’s here on MC will be just a little different and the change needs you participation…Monday’s have been dubbed the Best of the Best because we gonna feature everything of the best in the last week, so it will the Word of the Day the word that you feel is the best of the week that was, the same for your SA Q&A, Tip of the Day and Quote of the Day and don’t forget those interviews… it’s all the best of the best.

We also had interview with:


· Professor Keymantari Moodley and she joined me on the line to chat about a flu treatment research project sounds very interesting especially since the change in seasons.

· We also spoke to Daphne Brandbury and she me joined me in the studio we’ll be talking about the guidelines for drug testing at schools, I know a lot of people are pretty divided on drug testing in schools parents, schools and learners have there own opinions.

· Lastly we spoke to Tessa Sliverbreur and she joined me on the line to talk about dehydration, the importance of drinking water, and the symptoms to look out for if you feel that you are dehydrated.

Word of the Day:


CUR - a mean, cowardly person

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the dried meat snack that originated in South Africa?
A: Biltong

Tip of the Day:


So I hope that you thought about your body and your self image there of…So you know that feeling many of us had it before we wish we had a smaller stomach, better legs or that we were thinner so that we can go into that bikini…now you know that summer is coming up so it’s even worst because you can’t hide anything…So I’ve got a few pointers on ways to improve your overall body image, which will be an integral part of the recovery process. Everyone should feel good about their body, no matter what size you are…

1. Wear clothes you feel comfortable in - Don’t wear clothes that feel too tight or restrict movement. Don't hold off on buying clothes you like - do it now! Dress to express yourself, not to impress others. You should feel good in what you wear.

2. Stay away from the scale - as a matter of fact, get rid of it! If your weight needs to be monitored, leave that up to the doctors. How much you weigh should never affect your self-esteem or your sense of who you are.

3. Before you look in the mirror, think optimistically - When you start your day, decide how you are feeling before going to the mirror. No one looks good with bed-head, and our moods aren't determined by the reflection we see. Start your day with self-affirmations, relax in a hot shower, think of all the positive ways you will cope with any stresses of the day ahead and think of the things you have to be thankful for in your life.

4. Talk to yourself at the mirror - Focus on what you like and remind yourself that it's okay to like and appreciate what you see, no matter what size you are.

5. Make a "why I like myself" list - Think of all the things about YOU that you like -- are you honest? Creative? Intelligent? Compassionate? Loyal? Kind? Think of all the reason you deserve to love yourself and write them down.

6. Take the time to do nice things for your body - One a month get a massage, a manicure, or a facial. Pamper yourself to long hot baths by candlelight. Get together with a friend and give each other pedicures.

7. Take risks to challenge yourself - Think of things you normally wouldn't do and try them (you'll find out that the world won't cave in) -- leave the house without makeup, get a wild new haircut, spend all day in your pajamas or go out to run an errand in them.

8. Stay alert to fighting negative self-talk - When that little voice of doom pops up in your mind trying to remind you how horrible you think you are, have a strategy for turning those negatives to positives.

9. Stay active - Movement therapy is something that helps improve everyone's sense of being. Take up Yoga or Tai' Chi. Join a Karate class. Take a thirty-minute walk three days a week. Get outside and play volleyball with the kids or go rollerskating in the park with your friends. Take a leisurely bike ride at sunrise. Make angels in the snow and sandcastles at the beach. Be active and enjoy life!

10. Ask for a hug when you need it - Sometimes there is no better therapy then a hug and a kind word from someone that cares about you, but our loved-ones aren't mind readers! Tell them when you're having a bad day and ask for a hug, a shoulder to lean on, or an ear to listen.
http://www.somethingfishy.org/

Quote of the Day:

Muriel Strode - Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Monday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Friday, August 22, 2008

By Chanel September

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you well and oh so good.
If you standing and wondering mmm what’s today’s date…Well today is in fact the 22nd of August 2008 and that of course means that it is the Friday edition of the Morning Cruise and on Friday’s we focus on Arts, Culture and Entertainment…So Friday is here and I am thrilled, I know it’s still early, but there is nothing wrong by getting just a little a head of oneself…Now yesterday it was all about Thursday, about the day itself and why we love the day so so much and keeping the same trend…I think Friday’s are so superb because it almost like a cycle that has come to an end…Speaking about now here in SA we have five day working week that starts on a Monday and ends on a Friday…but in other parts of the world things are however slightly different you because in Saudi Arabia & Iran, however, Friday is the last day of the weekend and Saturday is the first workday…So I wonder what its like to end you weekend on a Friday and start on a Saturday, just imagine…

Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, and you’re Tip of the Day.

Today’s interviews were with:

· Mohammed Safoodien and he joined me here in studio to chat about the Minstrel Extravaganza as the minstrels are so part and parcel of Cape Town with everyone just loving and flocking to see them support.

· I hope you enjoyed that one…I hope you enjoyed that one…We also spoke to Tinarie Van Wyk Loots, Scott Sparrow and Jason Potgieter they joined me here in studio to chat about two brand new productions which all three actors star in, but with a twist.

· Lastly we featured a documentary entitled Miriam Makeba and Asha: female vocalists spanning generations.

Word of the Day:

GENITOR - a natural or biological father or mother, esp. a father

Trivial Question:

Q: Who was the hip-hop MC Ashley Titus better known as?
A: Mr Fat

Tip of the Day:

So I’ve got your tips…and today’s tips are all about ways and what to do when meeting someone new…You know what it’s like you have to meet new people…some people get shy, others don’t know what say or maybe you don’t know how to act…well to avoid that the next time you meet someone new…here are some tips…

1. Practice smiling and saying "Hello" with every stranger you meet. You will be surprised how many people respond positively. Practice "small talk" too. This will build your comfort level and help you be more relaxed. And you may make more new friends in this process.

2. Laugh at their jokes.

3. Remember, they are probably shy, too.

4. Be sincere.

5. As you get to know someone, they become more comfortable with you. The secret is to never push their comfort level. Start talking to them from a safe distance, but not so far away they cannot hear you.

6.As they become more comfortable, you can move closer. If they appear uncomfortable, then give them space and slow down.

7. If they are already speaking with somebody else, consider whether they would want you to break in to that conversation.

8. Generally, if people are standing in a closed circle or making direct eye contact, the group is not ready to welcome newcomers. If they stand with a space in the circle, that is usually an invitation for others to join the group.

9. Remember what they say, and refer to it next time you talk to them. That will show you paid attention. Think of how you would initially react when you recognise a familiar friend; your body orientation, eye movement, tone of voice, type of smile. Then try to mimic it upon meeting a stranger.

10. Don't take it personally if the individual is arrogant, sarcastic, immature, or otherwise rude in his/her initial reply. This is a sign of emotional immaturity and is usually a maladaptive defense mechanism.

Tips: www.Wikihowto.com


Quote of the Day:

Confucius - Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Friday and an amazing weekend. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

By Chanel September

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you well and oh so good. Just a reminder that today in fact is the 21st of August 2008…I must say I’m feeling the change and I know that you are too and I also know of a lot a lot of people that are embracing it as well it’s a spring pandemonium as I like to say it’s our springish weather that what I like to call it…Today of course means is the Thursday Edition of the Morning Cruise…So do you ever experience this on a Sunday evening…I do all the time…If I think back to Sunday evening Thursday is a day that seemed so so far away…you know what its like its Sunday and you think to yourself another week…and for some reason it feels like Friday is so far like a something in the distance…but then some small miracle happens and then before we know it’s either the end or we just so close to the end of the week one more sleep and that’s why we love Thursday’s don’t we… Speaking about loving Thursday’s has anything memorable happened to you on this day…

Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, and you’re Tip of the Day.

Today’s interviews were with:

· Joseph Williams from the Hanover Park Foundation…he joined me here in studio to chat about the foundation and what they do to help young people in the community of Hanover Park.

· We also spoke to Daphne Brandbury and she me joined me in the studio…she spoke to us about the guidelines for drug testing at schools, I know a lot of people are pretty divided on drug testing in schools parents, schools and learners have there own opinions.

· Lastly we spoke to Lynnelle Mattayse from the City of Cape Town and she spoke to us about the air pollution poster competition currently taking place. Entries close on the 26th of September and the competition is open to all grade 6 and 7 learners.

Word of the Day:

LUCID - Clear; easily understood; completely intelligible

Trivial Question:

Q: Which language is used by the majority of the residents of the Western Cape?
A: Afrikaans


Tip of the Day:

So I’ve got your tips on how to improve your body language… Improving your body language can make a big difference in your people skills, attractiveness and general mood…We use body language all the time and like they say actions are so much louder than words…So here are those very tips to improve you body language…

1. Don’t cross your arms or legs – You have probably already heard you shouldn’t cross your arms as it might make you seem defensive or guarded. This goes for your legs too. Keep your arms and legs open.

2. Have eye contact, but don’t stare – If there are several people you are talking to, give them all some eye contact to create a better connection and see if they are listening. Keeping too much eye-contact might creep people out. Giving no eye-contact might make you seem insecure. If you are not used to keeping eye-contact it might feel a little hard or scary in the beginning but keep working on it and you’ll get used to it.

3. Relax your shoulders – When you feel tense it’s easily winds up as tension in your shoulders. They might move up and forward a bit. Try to relax. Try to loosen up by shaking the shoulders a bit and move them back slightly.

4. Nod when they are talking – nod once in a while to signal that you are listening. But don’t overdo it and peck like Woody Woodpecker.

5. Don’t slouch, sit up straight – but in a relaxed way, not in a too tense manner.

6. Lean, but not too much – If you want to show that you are interested in what someone is saying, lean toward the person talking. If you want to show that you’re confident in yourself and relaxed lean back a bit. But don’t lean in too much or you might seem needy and desperate for some approval. Or lean back too much or you might seem arrogant and distant.

7. Smile and laugh – lighten up, don’t take yourself too seriously. Relax a bit, smile and laugh when someone says something funny. People will be a lot more inclined to listen to you if you seem to be a positive person. But don’t be the first to laugh at your own jokes, it makes you seem nervous and needy. Smile when you are introduced to someone but don’t keep a smile plastered on your face, you’ll seem insincere.

10. Keep you head up - Don’t keep your eyes on the ground, it might make you seem insecure and a bit lost. Keep your head up straight and your eyes towards the horizon.

11. Slow down a bit – this goes for many things. Walking slower not only makes you seem more calm and confident, it will also make you feel less stressed. If someone addresses you, don’t snap you’re neck in their direction, turn it a bit more slowly instead.

12. Don’t fidget – try to avoid, phase out or transform fidgety movement and nervous ticks such as shaking your leg or tapping your fingers against the table rapidly. You’ll seem nervous and fidgeting can be a distracting when you try to get something across. Declutter your movements if you are all over the place. Try to relax, slow down and focus your movements.

13. Use your hands more confidently – instead of fidgeting with your hands and scratching your face use them to communicate what you are trying to say. Use your hands to describe something or to add weight to a point you are trying to make. But don’t use them to much or it might become distracting. And don’t let your hands flail around, use them with some control.

14. Don’t stand too close –one of the things we learned from Seinfeld is that everybody gets weirded out by a close-talker. Let people have their personal space, don’t invade it.

15. Mirror - Often when you get along with a person, when the two of you get a good connection, you will start to mirror each other unconsciously.

16. Keep a good attitude – last but not least, keep a positive, open and relaxed attitude. How you feel will come through in your body language and can make a major difference.
http://www.positivityblog.com/

Quote of the Day:


Samuel Johnson - Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Thursday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

By Chanel September

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you well and oh so good. I hope that you are feeling lovely and so wonderful on what I would like to think of as a beautiful Wednesday morning… Let just say despite the slight change in temperature the weather is still beautiful even though there has been a dramatic turn around, but we not complaining because it of course springish weather…Just a reminder that today in fact is the 20th of August 2008…So it’s our ladies morning and we’re in the middle of the week and I must say I’m loving it… loving this Wednesday and the fact that from 9 right until 12 its all about the ladies… and I would love you to take part in the show sharing you experiences and why you love being a women…

Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, and you’re Tip of the Day.

Today’s interviews were with:


* Hanelie Westrat from the Mowbray Police Station and she has been appointed the new Head of Detectives Unit at the station and she spoke to us about her career the joys, the highs and lows touching on being a women and what it means to her in society today.

* We also spoke to Abafanzi Bebonke from Women Together which is a organisation for women by women…so she spoke to us about some of the things that they do in their community and especially for women.



* Betty Mathibela and she spoke to us about some of the amazing and wonderful things that she does in her community as she’s a community worker helping those in need.

Word of the Day:

TACIT - understood without being openly expressed

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the author of Confession of a Gambler?
A: Rayda Jacobs

Tip of the Day:

So I hope that you thought about your body and your self image there of… So you know that feeling many of us had it before we wish we had a smaller stomach, better legs or that we were thinner so that we can go into that bikini…now you know that summer is coming up so it’s even worst because you can’t hide anything…So I’ve got a few pointers on ways to improve your overall body image, which will be an integral part of the recovery process. Everyone should feel good about their body, no matter what size you are…


1. Wear clothes you feel comfortable in - Don’t wear clothes that feel too tight or restrict movement. Don't hold off on buying clothes you like -- do it now! Dress to express yourself, not to impress others. You should feel good in what you wear.

2. Stay away from the scale - as a matter of fact, get rid of it! If your weight needs to be monitored, leave that up to the doctors. How much you weigh should never affect your self-esteem or your sense of who you are.

3. Before you look in the mirror, think optimistically - When you start your day, decide how you are feeling before going to the mirror. No one looks good with bed-head, and our moods aren't determined by the reflection we see. Start your day with self-affirmations, relax in a hot shower, think of all the positive ways you will cope with any stresses of the day ahead, and think of the things you have to be thankful for in your life... only then are you more prepared to face yourself with pride.

4. Talk to yourself at the mirror - Focus on what you like and remind yourself that it's okay to like and appreciate what you see, no matter what size you are.

5. Make a "why I like myself" list - Think of all the things about YOU that you like -- are you honest? Creative? Intelligent? Compassionate? Loyal? Kind? Think of all the reason you deserve to love yourself and write them down. Hang the list up next to the mirror as a reminder that these things are what make you truly beautiful.

6. Take the time to do nice things for your body - One a month get a massage, a manicure, or a facial. Pamper yourself to long hot baths by candlelight. Get together with a friend and give each other pedicures. Buy lotions that feel and smell good and treat yourself to some perfume or body mist. Take naps when you need to, just because you can!

7. Take risks to challenge yourself - Think of things you normally wouldn't do and try them (you'll find out that the world won't cave in) -- leave the house without makeup, get a wild new haircut (how many years have you had that same hairdo???), spend all day in your pajamas or go out to run an errand in them. The point is, your makeup, hair and clothes do not make you who you are! Prove it!

8. Stay alert to fighting negative self-talk - When that little voice of doom pops up in your mind trying to remind you how horrible you think you are, have a strategy for turning those negatives to positives. No one is perfect! When you find yourself being self critical immediately stop and pay yourself a compliment!

9. Stay active - Movement therapy is something that helps improve everyone's sense of being. Take up Yoga or Tai' Chi. Join a Karate class. Take a thirty-minute walk three days a week. Get outside and play volleyball with the kids or go rollerskating in the park with your friends. Take a leisurely bike ride at sunrise. Make angels in the snow and sandcastles at the beach. Be active and enjoy life!

10. Ask for a hug when you need it - Sometimes there is no better therapy then a hug and a kind word from someone that cares about you, but our loved-ones aren't mind readers! Tell them when you're having a bad day and ask for a hug, a shoulder to lean on, or an ear to listen.
www.somethingfishy.org

Quote of the Day:

Muriel Strode – Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Wednesday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

By Chanel September

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you well and oh so good. So have you ever felt sort of run down…you know the feeling like I’m not up to anything and this morning the first thing you thought when you woke up was I need more sleep… not to worry because your friend between 9 and 12 is here…That might sound a little odd…but none the less I did in fact say that to day on the Morning Cruise it’s a totally terrific Tuesday now that sounds good to me… I must say that the weather is so so beautiful…now I love winter there’s no better feeling than being warm…but I have to admit despite being a lover of winter nothing beats beautiful spring or summer mornings you know when the sun starts to rise and sunsets now that is simply gorgeous…now enough about sunsets and rises…

Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, and you’re Tip of the Day.

Today’s interviews were with:

* Today’s interviews were with Desiree Behr and she’s from the Oasis Association, she joined me in the studio to us about how the association has created jobs for people with moderate disabilities.

* We also spoke to Professor Keymantari Moodley and she joined me on the line to chat about a flu treatment research project sounds very interesting especially since the change in seasons.

* Lastly we spoke to Wesley Frasier from Ukugqama Kwenmini Association and he spoke to us about the organization and how it helps their community namely with their free arts and crafts classes.


Word of the Day:

CUR - a mean, cowardly person

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the dried meat snack that originated in South Africa?
A: Biltong

Tip of the Day:


I’ve got your tips on First impressions can be quite important. Everyone stereotypes everyone on first impression, even if we are reluctant to do it. We all get a first impression of a new person that creates a mental image of his or her personality in our minds. That image of you often lasts and can affect the relationship that follows…So here are those tips ways to make a great first impression…


1. Act as if you are meeting a good friend - If you just imagine that the person you have just met and are talking to is one of your best friends you’ll probably adjust unconsciously and start to smile, open up your body-language to a very friendly and warm position and reduce any nervousness or weirdness in your tone of voice and body-language. Don´t overdo it though, you might not want to hug and kiss right away.


2. Keep you body language open - Smile. Don’t cross your arms or legs. Turn your body towards the people you’re are shaking hands with or talking to so that your body language is friendly and open. Make relaxed eye contact – don´t stare – when talking or listening. Don´t look the person in the eye all the time. When you break eye-contact try to do it kinda slow, don´t let your eyes just dart away. Making eye-contact can be a bit hard or scary but if you work at it you´ll get used to it.


3. Stand up straight - Keeping a good posture certainly improves on the impression one makes. Don´t slouch. Sit or stand up straight.


4. Be positive - Sometimes you can go in all positive in a first meeting. Sometimes it may not be the best approach to go in too positive as it can be seen as bit abrasive or inappropriate. A better way to convey a positive attitude in a first meeting can then be to read the mood of person(s) before you start talking – by just watching them - and then match it for a short while. Then - when you have an emotional connection and the other person feels you are similar to him/her - you can let your positivity arise a bit more.


5. Don’t think too much - Try, as much as possible, to stay outside of your head and focus on the people you are talking to rather than focusing on yourself.


6. Mentally rehearse before you even enter the room - Visualize how great the events will unfold - see and hear it - and also how great will you feel at this meeting.


7. What you say isn´t that important - I´d say that mental rehearsal followed by acting as if you´re meeting a friend are the most important parts of all of this. They often solve the rest of pointers in this article unconsciously and automatically and keeps your thoughts focused outwards instead of inwards.

http://www.positivityblog.com/

Quote of the Day:

St. Clement of Alexandra - If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Tuesday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Monday, August 18, 2008

By Chanel September

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you well and oh so good. Just a reminder…Today is the 18th of August 2008 and that of course means that it is the Monday Edition of the Morning Cruise… So it ‘s Monday, so it’s a new week just the other day I though for me not sure bout you but time is defiantly flying way to fast for my liking…So the other day I was saying how weird it is that on a Monday I can so easily stand up…but as the rest of the week goes by it just becomes more difficult the same thing happened to me this morning and I in fact think that I am going to monitor it and I suggest that you do the same…So I love the newness of a new week turning over a new leaf and starting something off at a fresh start…So are you in a comfort zone…are you very comfortable with your life and where you are right now mmm think about that one for a bit…long and hard…

Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, and you’re Tip of the Day.

Word of the Day:

ASSIDUITY - Constant or close attention to what one is doing

Trivial Question:

Q: In which Western Cape town can you take a choo choo train? A – Saldana, B – George or C - Kleinmond
A: George

Tip of the Day:

I spoke about ways get out of your comfort zone…So I’m wasting no time here are three very easy to use tips on achieving exactly that…

1. Face your fears. But do it in small steps - This is one of the best ways to overcome fears and get out of your comfort zone. What holds us back in our zone of comfort is often a fear or that facing that fear straight on might be overwhelming. This is a solution to those two problems. It allows you to stretch your comfort zone slowly making it less uncomfortable and frightening.

2. Try something weird - One obvious way to move out of your comfort zone is to do something new. But a more interesting option might be to think of doing something weird. When you choose something new you may choose something that is line with your personality. So your experiences can become limited. Instead, choose something that’s out of character for you.

3. Make a new acquaintance - This will expose your to new experiences, opinions and interests. And it’s not just about meeting new people the usual way. Try just picking up a biography about someone you know nothing about. Start reading a book from a writer you haven’t read before.

4. Take a friend with you - In general, it’s often easier to not go it alone. And this applies to many situations. Including when you are going for the emotional bungee jump that getting out of your comfort zone can be.

5. Educate yourself - Your comfort zone might be protecting your from imaginary dangers. Maybe things aren’t as difficult or scary as you imagine? Do a bit of research. Getting some good information can dissipate quite a bit of your fear and nervousness.

6. Awash your mind with positive memories - Realise it can be fun to get out of your comfort zone despite what your mind and feelings might be telling you before you get started. Think back to the previous times when you have broken out of your comfort zone. Focus on the positive memories, when you got out there, when you took a chance. And it wasn’t so bad, it was actually fun and exciting and something new to you.

7. Use other methods to pump yourself up - Besides remembering positive memories, there are a whole bunch of things you can do to pump up your emotional state temporarily. Here is a small list of such tips within in this.

www.postitivityblog.com

Quote of the Day:

R.A. Schwartz - Today is a fresh start. I will surpass all past performances! I cast aside those emotional blocks which I may have placed in my own path

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Monday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Friday, August 15, 2008



By Chanel September

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you well and oh so good. The end of the week is in fact here…Did you feel any different this morning or was it like any other morning…well I in fact hope it was different and I’m so sure this morning when you woke up there was a spring in your step because there is something about a Friday morning that makes is so so different…Just a reminder that today in fact is the 15th of August 2008…Today of course means is the Thursday Edition of the Morning Cruise… So it’s Friday we are all well aware I’m sure, but do you find that for some reason a person never gets done what you should there’s always other things on the agenda…if you like me and it’s the only real time to do anything then I hope you make it to good use…but I think its very very important to RELAX!!! What ever you do relax… tell yourself no matter what this weekend is gona be good... So I’m in fact a huge planner…I like things to be organized and go according to plan, but its so so funny because when weekends come it seems to just be the total opposite…

Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, and you’re Tip of the Day.

We also had interview with:

Justin Wikinson the writer and director of Butlers and Brandy a production running at the Artscape it actually the production kicked off last night in fact believe it or not.

We also spoke to Carl Delport from Schools Music and Arts Challenges and he joined me in studio to chat about the organisation and the platform that they create for young musicians, touching on some of the challenges organised by the music school itself.

Lastly we spoke to Cathy Raymond from Drakeinstien Heritage Foundation and she spoke to us about the foundation and how they highlight the importance of heritage in society and the evening lectures that they conduct on heritage.

Word of the Day:

STRIDENT - making or having a harsh sound

Trivial Question:

Q: Which well known musician was known “drama queen”?
A: Lebo Matosa

Tip of the Day:

So I’ve got your tips on ways to break eight bad speaking habits… Now this is something that we all fall victim to when speaking…bad habits, bad speaking habits tho and what I want you to do is listen carefully to the eight habits, see if you are guilty perhaps of one or two bad habit when speaking and then listen out for the tip in how to change those very very bad behaviour…

1. Interrupting
2. Apologizing Before Speaking
3. Using Speech Tics Like Er and Um
4. Saying “Exactly” or “I Totally Agree”
5. Grasping for Words Mid-Sentence
6. Swearing
7. Finishing Others’ Sentences
8. Letting Your Pitch Rise at the End of Sentences

Tips from: changing-personal-habits.com

Quote of the Day:


Henry Longfellow - Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Friday and relaxing weekend. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

By Chanel September

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you well and oh so good. Just a reminder that today in fact is the 14th of August 2008 we exactly two weeks in to the not so new month…I must say I’m feeling the change in weather it’s springish weather that what I like to call it…Today of course means is the Thursday Edition of the Morning Cruise…Is it just be but this week went so so fast, I don’t know what it is tho, but you know what they say time flies when you having fun…So have you ever had a really really bad day you know those days that where everything just seems not to be going your way…well if that sounds a little familiar to you because it sure does to me I came across an interesting website yesterday and some said that they prefer food, baking and even calling a good friend…that cheers some but all I’m going to say is don’t worry or maybe I should just say relax because the best cure other than the morning cruise between 9 and 12 is of course to smile…


Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, and you’re Tip of the Day.

We also had interview with:


· Ferozah Jacobs and she a women doing good in her community…she joined me on the line to chat about her work as a volunteer for the many destitute refugees that were the victims of xenophobic attacks.

· We also spoke to Bealah Fredricks from the Community Develpoment Foundation and she spoke to us about Photo Speak a project involving the youth, a camera and a lot of passion.

· Lastly we spoke to pre recorded interview that took place with Tessa Sliverbreur and she joined me on the line to talk about dehydration, the importance of drinking water, and the symptoms to look out for if you feel that you are dehydrated…

Word of the Day:

OMNISCIENT - knowing everything

Trivial Question:

Q: Name the smallest province?
A: Mpumalanga

Tip of the Day:

So I’ve got your tips on how to be make more friends… Making new friends and broadening your friendship circle can be just a little daunting…I remember when I went to high school I didn’t know anyone and had to instantly make new friends… We all know that being the new one in a group of people can be especially difficult, but hopefully these useful tips will help the next time you meet new people…

1. Spend more time around people - If you want to make friends, you first need to put yourself out there somehow. Friends don't come knocking on your door while you sit at home watching TV. If the people you're already around (e.g. at work or school) aren't friend material for whatever reasons, it's not the end of the world.


2. Talk to people - You can join a club, go to school, or go to church, and you still won't make friends if you don't actually talk to people. By the same token, you don't have to be involved with an organization to talk to people, and any time you talk to someone, you have a chance at making a lasting friend. You can talk to anybody the clerk at the video store, the person sitting next to you on the bus or the person in front of you on the lunch line.


3. Initiate a get-together - You can chat your heart out but it won't get you far if you don't open up the opportunity for another meeting. This is especially important if you meet someone who you aren't otherwise likely to meet again. Seize the day!


4. Be a good friend - Once you've started spending time with potential friends, remember to do your part (i.e. initiating activities, remembering birthdays, asking how the other person is feeling) or else the friendship will become unbalanced and resentment is likely to arise.


5. Choose your friends wisely - As you befriend more people, you might find that some are easier to get along with than others. While you should always give people the benefit of the doubt, sometimes you realize that certain friendships are unhealthy, such as if the person is obsessively needy towards you, or constantly critical, or introducing dangers or threats into your life.

Quote of the Day:

Anthony Robbins - It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Thursday and relaxing weekend. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

By Chanel September

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you well and oh so good. Just a reminder that today in fact is the 13th of August 2008 and that of course means that it is the wonderful mid-week Wednesday edition of the Morning Cruise… ooh so we in the middle of the week and I must say I’m loving it… I think the best thing in the world despite all odds waking up and feeling really good I do think sometimes it’s very hard to feel like that when your still so so tired, but I think being positive is all in the mind… Now by now you know how that it’s a ladies morning here on the morning cruise…if you don’t or you’re not to worry I’ll quickly explain…for the entire month of August every Wednesday we’ll dedicated the entire show to women, highlighting some of the amazing things that they do not only in there community, but in there careers and family as well…no if to all the guys don’t feel left out because we have a entire show dedicated to you come soon you just going to have to keep it locked to 89.5fm… I really like the sound of having a ladies morning… if you like the sound of ladies morning then do let me know what you think…and I would love you to take part in the show sharing you experiences and why you love being a women…

Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, and you’re Tip of the Day.

We also had interview with:

· Chantel Erfort and she joined me on the line to chat about her career as an editor the joys, the highs and lows touching on being a women and what it means to her in society today.

· We also spoke to Jeannette Kritsinger and she spoke to us about Women in Motorsports…so we just found out more about women participating in the sport as the sport is still very male dominated.

· Lastly we spoke to Amiee Franklin and she spoke to us about a new initiative called Paperclips Against Prejudice.


Word of the Day:

JADED - To become weary or spiritless

Trivial Question:

Q: Who was known as the Hottentot Venus?
A: Saartjie Baartman

Tip of the Day:


So I hope that you thought about your health, long and hard… because if you are committing one or two sins…that they can be ironed out today…So here they are tips for all women to remain healthy…

1. Daily calcium - To get the recommended calcium per day, women should consume three servings of milk products. If you don’t like milk products, you can replace each of the three portions with a 300 mg calcium supplement and try other sources of calcium.


2. Sleep stealers - Beware of factors that rob you of a good night’s sleep: Arguments before bedtime, caffeine, sugar, vitamin C and intense exercise. To relax, take a hot bath, drink a cup of herbal tea or a glass of milk and read. A drop of lavender or orange oil on your sheets can also help bring sweet slumber.


3. Growing bones - Gardening is a great exercise for building bone density because of all the bending and lifting. Taking care of your flowers just once a week can reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

4. Cut the caffeine - Your chances of developing an irritated bladder can double if you’re drinking more than four cups of caffeinated coffee each day. Caffeine in tea, chocolate and cola are also irritants.


5. Don't Drink too Much Alcohol - Whilst it is true that a glass of wine or one drink a day (two for men) can help protect against heart disease, more alcohol than that, or binge drinking on a night out, can cause other serious health problems such as liver and kidney disease and cancer.


6. Maintain a Positive Mental Outlook - There's a definitive connection between living well and healthily and having a cheerful outlook on life. Yes, keep on smiling and laughing!


7. Shake your Body - Every day find new ways to move your body. Use the stairs rather than an escalator or elevator. Walk your dog (or a neighbours' dog if you don't have one!), chase your kids, play ball with friends, mow the lawn. Anything that moves your limbs is not only a fitness tool, it's a stress buster. Think 'move' in small increments of time.


8. Reduce Stress - Stress busters come in many forms. Some techniques recommended by experts are to think positive thoughts. Spend 30 minutes a day doing something you like. (i.e., go back to number one above!, exercise is a great stress reducer, Soak in a hot tub; walk on the beach or in a park; read a good book; visit a friend; play with your dog; listen to soothing music; watch a funny movie. Get a massage, a facial or a haircut. Meditate. Count to ten before losing your temper or getting aggravated. Avoid difficult people when possible.


10. Stop Smoking - All the experts agree on this one. Ever since 1960 when it was announced that smoking was harmful to your health, people have been reducing their use of tobacco products. Just recently, we've seen a surge in smoking in adolescents and teens. Warn your children of the false romance or 'tough guy' image of smokers.
Tips from www.be-young.com

Quote of the Day:

Helen Reddy – If I have to, I can do anything. I am strong, I am invincible, I am Woman

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Wednesday and relaxing weekend. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

By Chanel September

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you well and oh so good. So today is the 12th of August 2008 and that of course means that our Tuesday edition of the Morning Cruise…ooh so Tuesday is here and like I said earlier I trust that you are in fact fantastic and if you have had just a little bit of stress this morning you know your morning has not gone so smooth as you planned maybe you missed your train, you over slept or someone gave you some real grief…Now that of course is no way to start off your morning… none the less I’m so sure that your daily dose of MC, MC standing for Morning Cruise will help…so weather you need some cheering up, weather you have some spare time on your hands, cleaning the house or even, washing the dishes what ever it is… you can even be at your place of work, at home, in your car or in the taxi lend me your ears as I’ll be easing you through your mid-morning on this terrific Tuesday…

Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, and you’re Tip of the Day.

We also had interview with:

· Colene Brenan from the Western Cape FET Colleges and she spoke to us about assessment month run by the institution.

· We also spoke to Mrs Hendricks from the Beconvale Home Care Centre and she joined me here in studio to chat about the training programme that they offer for people who are interested in becoming home carers for the frail.

· Lastly we spoke to Joe Makofela spokesperson for the minister of communications and he spoke to us about digital migration that’s to take place next year and officially by 2011.

Word of the Day:

MORTICIAN - an undertaker

Trivial Question:

Q: Which former Springbok flyhalf holds the world record for most dropped goals in a Test match?
A: Jannie de Beer

Tip of the Day:

So I hope you thought about your spending habits because I thought about mine and I think they so need to be changed…So here are ways to calm your mind and your spending…

*Realize that you've got a problem

*Get into a quiet space and write down your finances

*Accept that you're too busy

*Structured financial counselling may help

*Develop a new plan for your finances

*Give yourself time to get in touch with your finances

*Start working your new plan NOW!!

Quote of the Day:

Norman Vincent Peale - Miracles are of all sizes, and if you start believing in little miracles, you can work up to the bigger ones

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Tuesday and relaxing weekend. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Monday, August 11, 2008

By Chanel September

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you well and oh so good. Just a reminder…Today is the 11th of August 2008 and that of course means that it is the Monday Edition of the Morning Cruise… So I just feel that I must do this…but from myself and everyone at Bush Radio I just want to thank you for coming on Saturday it means such a lot because of course it would not have been the same if it weren’t for you…We had loads of fun…I had a good time and I hope that you to had a wonderful time celebrating not only Bush Radio’s coming of age, but Women’s Day too…

Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, and you’re Tip of the Day.

We also had interview with:

· Bongani Sotshonda and Lubabalo Mgquatsa and they spoke to us about the Marimba Extravaganza called Marimba Legends.

Word of the Day:

PLUMMET - fall or drop straight down at high speed

Trivial Question:

Q: Which SA Olympic swimmer made history when she qualified for the final of the 800 metres freestyle at the 2002 Commonwealth Games?
A: Natalie Du Toit

Tip of the Day:

Now earlier I spoke about ways to take lead of a conversation… …So I’m wasting no time here are three very easy to use tips on achieving exactly that…

1. Take the lead in the conversation if it's not going your way - Often I'll be quiet because the people I'm with are discussing something where I have zero to add, usually because I know nothing about the topic. If those goes on too long, then I'm suddenly the quiet one. If the conversation isn't going your way, try to take the lead and switch it to an area where you'll naturally have more to talk about.

2. Live an interesting life and know a thing or two about a variety of topics - This is pretty general advice that jives with my overall philosophy of becoming an all-around better person and allowing the little social details will flow out of that. Living an interesting life and having a good amount of knowledge make it more likely that things to say will effortlessly pop into your head.

3. Sometimes you just can't come up with something to say - These tips continue to help me, but at times my mind draws a blank. When you can't think of something to say, it's often due to shyness and inhibition interfering with your ability to think freely, and reducing these feelings is easier said than done. You can't just logically reason anxious feelings away. Sometimes the shy feelings are temporary and you can ride them out. At other times you feel shy all night and that outing is a write off.

www.socialsucceess.com

Quote of the Day:

Abraham Lincoln - That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Monday and relaxing weekend. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Friday, August 08, 2008

By Chanel September

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you well and oh so good. If you standing and wondering mmm what’s today’s date…Well today is in fact the 8th of August 2008 and that of course means that it is the Friday edition of the Morning Cruise and on Friday’s we focus on Arts, Culture and Entertainment…so Friday is here and boy oh boy am I happy, I know it’s still early, but there is nothing wrong by getting a little exited…I think that the reason why I’m so exited about this weekend…definitely has to do with women’s day being on the 9th…I’m proud to be a women and I’m sure all the sister’s out there are feeling the same…but it’s also of course the party this weekend and that should be really really good…I cant wait and I trust you can’t too all you have to do it come on down and join the party…So as the week draws to a close what stands out for you what was the highlight of your week…it can be anything a promotion, a new baby in the family maybe you getting married this weekend or it’s your matric ball mmm those are events in our lives that are truly special to us and I think we cherish those happy happy moments in our lives.

Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, and you’re Tip of the Day.

We also had interview with:

· Wendy Godard from the Claremont Dramatic Society and she spoke to us about a production called Barefoot in the Park.

· I hope you enjoyed that one…I hope you enjoyed that one…We also spoke to Clive Jacobs from the Lavender Hill Sports and Recreational Project he spoke to us about their women’s day.

· Lastly we spoke to Penny White she spoke to us about the Cape Guild Weavers Exhibition.

Word of the Day:

PARAMOUR - A lover, especially one in an adulterous relationship

Trivia Question:

Q: Who is Jabulani Tsambo?
A: HHP

Tip of the Day:

So I’ve got your tips some of the most deflating moments I've experienced in social situations are when people have told me I was being quiet. There I was, thinking I was doing fine with everyone, but nope, they actually saw me in an entirely different way…

1. Tell yourself that you have to say something every so often
2. Elaborate on the things you have to say
3. Don't filter yourself too much when trying to think of something to say
4. Don't fret too much about saying generic things
5. Pay attention and keep up with the conversation going on around you -
6. Learn the unwritten rules of loud, lively conversations

Tips from: www.succeedsocially.com

Quote of the Day:


Henry Ward Beecher - Your best success comes after your greatest disappointment

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Friday and relaxing weekend. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

By Chanel September

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you well and oh so good. Just a reminder that today in fact is the 7th of August 2008 and that of course means that it is the Thursday Edition of the Morning Cruise… How did you feel this morning when you woke up think about it for a little…did you feel well rested this morning when you opened your eyes did you feel that you wanna just curl up and go to bed and get some more sleep are you like me your alarm goes off like 50 times before you stand up…I always admire those people that when their alarm goes off they stand up immediately…to me that is a miracle trust me…We all love to sleep especially to relax and have you noticed that sometimes when you tired you get a little agro…mmm makes me think…None the less every night we go to bed…we get that much needed shut eye…but do we really know what happens to our bodies when we sleep and why this form of lets say relaxation is so so important…In just a bit I’ll be give things to know when you are sleeping…

Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, and you’re Tip of the Day.

We also had interview with:

· Rudy Bard from the Cape Support Group for Mental Health and she spoke to us about a support group for parents with schizophrenic children.

· We also spoke to Dileen Roberts and she’s from the non-profitable organization Carpenters Shop and she’ll be chatting to us about the organization it’s self and some of the community projects that they run.

· Lastly we spoke to pre recorded interview that took place with Cicely Blumberg and she’s from the Adopt-A- Pet organization.

Word of the Day:

DEADPAN - Displaying no emotional or personal involvement

Trivial Question:

Q: Which province has the most people living in it?
A: Kwa-Zulu Natal

Tip of the Day:

So I’ve got your tips on how to be a good team player… A team player is someone who will unite others for a cause by sharing information and ideas and empower them and repose trust in them. So it is essentially shared responsibility, with each team player owning up for what they do…

Part 1

Adaptable: You have to adapt and mould yourself to fit into the team. Be willing to help others and learn and have the power to think outside the box. You must re-evaluate your role in the team from time to time.

Collaborative: Collaboration is the key to success. You have to meet the challenges head-on as a team. There should be perfect co-ordination among the members and each one of you has to deliver, working together ungrudgingly. For perfect collaboration, you should be focused and result oriented. Your perceptions must be clear, transparent and tangible to the entire team.

Committed: You should be ready to give more than your 100%. Nothing can be achieved half-heartedly. Do not shy away from risks.

Competent: Being competent does not mean possessing the required skills, but that you can execute the job well.

Dependable and Reliable: You should be responsible and possess good judgmental skills. Also, leave scope for someone to hold you accountable. Be consistent while delivering.

Part 2

Disciplined: Discipline is doing what you really don't want to do, so that you can do what you really want to do. Be disciplined in your thinking, emotions and actions.

Communicative: Your communication with the team members has to be clear. Put it down in writing, so that everyone is aware of what you are doing lest there is confusion. Be confident and never be jittery about saying what you feel. Also, believe in others before they believe in you.

Enthusiastic: You have to infuse enthusiasm among the team members even during the drabbest exercise. Remember, enthusiasm is contagious.

Goal-centric: You ought to know the goal of the team; the bigger picture has to be loud and clear. Always be prepared to pitch in whenever there is an exigency.

Problem Solver: When your team has to deal with changing conditions, don't fret or get stressed out because something new is being tried out. Consider different view points and compromise when need be.

Quote of the Day:


DON WILDER - Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Thursday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

By Chanel September

Good Day! How are you doing? I hope that you well and oh so good. Just a reminder that today in fact is the 6th of August 2008 and that of course means that it is the mid week and what I would like to think as wacky Wednesday edition of the Morning Cruise… ooh so we smack in the middle I’m loving it must say that so far my morning and I trust that you are too loving this morning that is…so you know how people always say ladies night and it’s Wednesday and it’s all about us the ladies…but I thought about it and why can’t we have a ladies morning so no ladies night but in fact ladies morning…I like the sound of that…what do you think mmm rings a bell hey…so you might be thinking why ladies morning…especially you men out there but I though that seeing that the month of August is ladies month why not dedicated a show to the ladies mmm because there are some fabulous women out there doing some amazing things even caring for your family that’s amazing…

Moving onto today’s show we had all the usuals such as you’re Word of the Day, your SA Q&A, and you’re Tip of the Day.

We also had interview with:

*Sam Wilson from Women24 and she spoke to us about a national 2008 female survey.

*We also spoke to Aqeelah Hendricks and she’s from the Independent Women’s Forum, Aqeelah spoke to us about the organisation itself, how they help women in different communities and their women’s day event to take place on the 9th of August.

*Lastly we spoke to Bernadette Ray Ray and she’s from the Ocean View Police Station and she spoke to us about their Women’s Network.

Word of the Day:

REDOLENT - having a pleasant odor; fragrant

Trivia Question:

Q: Which SA artist is known as the Princess of Africa?
A: Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Tip of the Day:

So what's so different when it comes to money matters and being a single parent? A lot actually. Unlike married moms, you don't have the luxury of another income, or a hubby to turn to when you need some advice about your finances. So I’ve got five financial steps that will bulletproof your financial planning and secure a bright, rosy future…

1. Set up a budget and follow it religiously - Your personal cash flow is probably under a little pressure, so you need to be especially prudent with your cash. Pay the fixed monthly expenses first, set yourself an allowance for all the extras, save what's left and avoid the disastrous debt trap. Why, you might ask? Debt is far more dangerous for a single parent than for a couple, simply because you don't have anyone to bail you out when the cash well runs dry.

2. Don’t burden your kids with financial worries - don’t hesitate to let them have a voice in family finances. If you need to eat at home more, let them help you plan menus, clip coupons, and get meals prepared – or at least set the table. Whatever you do, don’t badmouth their dad about money or any thing else.

3. Cover the risk areas (death, disability) - Nobody wants to talk about dying or getting ill. But the reality is that you need to plan for every eventuality, especially when you're a single parent. Draw up a will and keep it up to date. Make sure that you've given some thought to who will look after your child if you no longer could.

4. Stash any spare cash and create an emergency fund - You can't plan every detail of your life, so you need to have a contingency plan in place for emergencies. Create a small emergency fund that is easily accessible and fairly liquid. Save the extra money you have at the end of every month and keep it in your personal cheque account until you have enough to open an investment account.

5. Plan ahead especially for future education costs today - We all want the best for our children and a proper education is key. Education costs a lot and starts as early as day care. I know your budget is a little stretched but you have two choices. You either start saving a little now or pay the full price of not saving later. On a single income it's difficult to find the extra money every month, but make an effort to find the cash somewhere in your budget.

6. Lastly, Don’t hesitate to look for a better paying job - There are two ways to approach a budget crunch – spend less or make more. If you do both, you can really better your situation!


Quote of the Day:

Sally Berger - The secret of getting ahead is getting started

It’s time for me to love and leave you. You must have oh so super Wednesday. Let’s chat again tomorrow…Much Love…Peace.