GENDER HUB WEDNESDAY
(tackling gender issues and speaking to aspiring males&females)
By Denisia Adams
Good day and wow is it freezing in the Mother’s City today. It’s perfect for hot chocolate!
Check out what happened on today’s show:
WORD(s) OF THE DAY
To give a false appearance of: feign sleep.
To represent falsely; pretend to: feign authorship of a novel.
To fabricate: feigned an excuse.
SA TRIVIA QUESTION
On what day do South African’s observe the Day of Goodwill?
A – 26 Dec B – 27 Sept or C – 16 June
Answer: A – 26 Dec
DID YOU KNOW
Spanning cultures, continents, and civilizations, the history of saffron in human cultivation and use reaches back more than 3,000 years. Saffron, a spice derived from the stigmas of saffron crocus plants, has been used as a seasoning, fragrance, dye, and medicine and has remained among the world's costliest substances throughout history.
TIP OF THE DAY
How to Stop Others From Controlling Your Life
By Alicia Brian, eHow Member
Identify first in what ways you feel others are controlling your life. What specifically do you think that they are doing which is taking over or changing what you would normally be doing or experiencing?
Recognize that you have more power over your own life than you may already be acknowledging. Unless you are a minor, where you live, who you talk to and how you spend your time is often actually all your own choice.
Determine if you really think that another person's actions are making you feel weakened, angry or manipulated.
Discuss this matter directly with the person whom you feel has too much control over you. This is often difficult to do, but will generally create a more respectful environment over time if communication is enabled.
Stop yourself from rushing into this discussion as if it has to be a confrontation. The manner in which you broach any subject with another individual, especially a topic in which you believe you have been treated in an unfair way, is the foundation upon which the discussion will be sitting.
Recognize that the person you will be discussing this with will have their own ideas as to what is occurring and that these ideas may conflict with yours. If you want them to be open-minded to what you are trying to say, you must be willing to give them that same consideration in turn, despite any previous considerations which you may feel have been void when they dealt with you.
Analyze whether or not you would feel controlled by this individual if you were comfortable in your own skin. Have you held back from voicing your opinion on a regular, daily basis? Have you been accepting situations in your life without rebuttal that you would have preferred not occur? Have you been completely honest with all of the people around you so that they knew how you felt about certain matters when they made their suggestions?
Take a moment to think about whether or not by way of changing your own behaviors and actions in your life, the problem you believe to exist could be corrected. It may be necessary to have the discussion with this individual regardless of all of the details involved, but then continue to focus on your own behaviors and how you can better your life.
Consistently remind yourself that all you have to do in this life is live and die. It is very good to consider that this world is a codependent one in which we all have to live and depend upon other life in order to exist and live comfortably. Equally important is to recognize and act upon ways in which we can selflessly help others. If we are keeping all of these things in mind and acknowledging that we actually are in control of our own lives, things will get better for us over time. Open communication can be key to learning and growing for all.
WE ALSO FEATURED:
Reruns of interviews done before focusing on abuse experienced by both males and females. The last interview played focused on healthy family lifestyles.
***If you have any ideas on any topics you’d like the show to focus on in terms of gender feel free to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org****
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Pearl S. Buck
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy 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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