Tuesday, March 31, 2009

By Denisia Adams

Good Day to you hope to doing excellent on this tasteful Tuesday.

Today on the Morning Cruise was Omniscient Tuesday where we kept you in the know between 9am – 12pm:

beguile [bi-gahyl]:
to influence by trickery, flattery or to take away from by cheating or deceiving: to be beguiled of money.

Where is the leading whale watching spot in South Africa?

A - False Bay B - Mossel Bay C - Hermanus

Answer: C - Hermanus

Hermanus has grown from rustic fishermen's village to being
acknowledged by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) as one of the 12
best Whale viewing sites in the world. From its rocky cliffs, Whales
can be seen as close as 5 metres (16.4 feet). It is also the only
place in the world where one can watch the Whales and, by means of an
underwater microphone, hear their calls at the same time.

The hippo is the third biggest land animal, slightly smaller but
heavier than a white rhino - the elephant is the biggest. But no
animal has killed more people than the hippo.

How to Turn Stress Into Success

Recognize what is causing your stress. Many important things stress us out along with many minor things that seem major. Determining what is stressing you allows you to either deal with that item of stress or compartmentalize the stressful issue, so you can move on.

Do something to take your mind off what is stressing you out. If you can do something fun for an afternoon or an evening, you can completely forget about your problems, even if it's just for awhile.

Get a good night's sleep. When something is stressing you out, getting a good, full night's sleep can erase the problems of yesterday and allow you to start over fresh with a new day.

Plan your success after you are refreshed and are not thinking about the problems that are bothering you. Sit down with a notepad and pen and write out a plan to achieve your success. Your plan should be an actionable plan that can legitimately achieve your success.

Enact your plan for success. You may have to deal with the issue that stressed you out, but you should develop a plan for handling that in a good timeframe. You want to deal with that issue, but have a plan for doing so.

An interview with Mark Ridl from Karrimor who joined us to speak about safety when hiking.
Tips for safe hiking

· 1. Review the equipment, supplies and skills that you'll need for your outing. Consider the kinds of
emergencies you may encounter and plan for them.

· 2. Hone your outdoor skills. For example, if you need to know how to use a compass, erect a temporary
shelter or provide first aid, ensure that you practice these skills before the trip.

· 3. Make sure that you're in proper physical condition for your adventure.

· 4. It's best to hike or camp with at least one other person. If you're travelling to a remote area, you should
have a minimum of four people in your group. If someone becomes injured or sick, one person can stay
with the victim while the two others go for help.

· 5. Bring emergency signalling devices. In case of emergency, know the location of the nearest ranger

· 6. Leave a copy of your itinerary with someone. It should include details about your vehicle, a list of
equipment you have with you, and your scheduled date of return.

We then spoke to Benita from Co Dependent anonymous (CODA) who joined us to speak about codependency, what is etc.

Codependency is when a person has a strong desire to control people around them, including their spouse, children or co-workers. Codependents believe they are somehow more capable than others, who need their direction or suggestions to fulfill tasks they are responsible to complete Codependency, for others, doesn't express itself in a desire to control, but instead, in the need to be controlled by others. Because it is nearly impossible for Codependents to say "no" to people, they may find themselves the victims in physically and emotionally abusive relationships. Co-dependents have low self-esteem and look for anything outside of themselves to make them feel better. They find it hard to "be themselves." Some try to feel better through alcohol, drugs or nicotine - and become addicted. Others may develop compulsive behaviors like workaholism, gambling, or indiscriminate sexual activity.

Characteristics of Co-Dependent People Are:
· An exaggerated sense of responsibility for the actions of others.
· A tendency to confuse love and pity, tendency to "love" people they can pity and rescue.
· A tendency to do more than their share, all of the time.
· A tendency to become hurt when people don’t recognize their efforts.
· An unhealthy dependence on relationships. The co-dependent will do anything to hold on to

a relationship; to avoid the feeling of abandonment.
· An extreme need for approval and recognition.
· A sense of guilt when asserting themselves.
· A compelling need to control others.
· Lack of trust in self and/or others.
· Fear of being abandoned or alone.
· Difficulty identifying feelings.
· Rigidity/difficulty adjusting to change.
· Problems with intimacy/boundaries.
· Chronic anger.
· Lying/dishonesty.
· Poor communication.
· Difficulty making decisions

Lastly we spoke to Communications Officer for the City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitary department who joined us to speak about the sms line has been introduced.

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it

That’s it for the Morning Cruise, where we cruise through your weekday here on BushRadio 89.5fm live on your stereo between 9am – 12pm with me Denisia Adams. Take Care ... make the best of your day and Keep the Faith. Stay Real……!!!!!!!!!!

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