It’s almost women’s month. We were joined by women’s organisation’s whose sole purpose is uplifting hurt women.
Gender Hub Wednesday
By Denisia Adams
WORD OF THE DAY
a sudden, unpredictable change, as of one's mind or the weather.
SA TRIVIA QUESTION
Menlo Park is a suburb in which city?
A – Pretoria B – Free State C – Menlo Province
Answer: A – Pretoria
DID YOU KNOW (www.didyouknow.org)
The tomato is the world's most popular fruit. And yes, just like the brinjal and the pumpkin, botanically speaking it is a fruit, not a vegetable. More than 60 million tons of tomatoes are produced per year, 16 million tons more than the second most popular fruit, the banana. Apples are the third most popular (36 million tons), then oranges (34 million tons) and watermelons (22 million tons).
TIP OF THE DAY
8 Ways to Become Less Cynical
Skepticism and pessimism can wreak havoc on your health. Here, how to make some important attitude adjustments.
Time to Lose the Cynicism
Lifelong cynics aren't destined to remain that way. If you're exhibiting some of the telltale signs, break the cycle by following these eight helpful tips:
Avoid negative, cynical people.
When you're surrounded by negative people who view the world in a jaded, pessimistic fashion, it can be easy to behave in a similar manner. In the study, consumers with negative opinions of a product became even more negative about it while participating in a group discussion. So, when cynics and complainers gather for a gripe-fest, do yourself a favor, and walk away before you end up feeling even worse than you did before.
Let go of the assumption that the world is against you.
It's unrealistic to believe that the universe has singled you out and shifted the world order just to make your life miserable. Sometimes bad experiences lead to good experiences, and since you can't predict the future, you can't assume it will always be bad.
Look for the source of your pessimism.
Deep-rooted negativity can often be traced to childhood experiences, as kids observe their circumstances and make presumptions about how the world functions. If all you saw growing up were disappointments, betrayals, and failure, it's no surprise that it's what you expect from the world as an adult. The sooner you can attribute your pessimism to a unique set of circumstances rather than the state of the world itself, the easier it will be to change your perspective.
Understand that the past does not equal the future.
Just because you've experienced pain or disappointment in the past does not guarantee that it's all you will experience in the future. There are also many things in life we can control to one degree or another, and therein lies the possibility of change. Do not make a bad start turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy for a bad ending.
Accept pain, failure, and disappointment as a part of life.
Life involves taking many risks every day, and not all of them will end positively. But some actions will lead to good results, and it's generally better to have a mixed bag than to have nothing at all. Plus, taking risks may even make you happier.
See yourself as a cause, not an effect.
You don't have to be a product or a victim of your circumstances. Stop thinking about what is happening to you, and start thinking about what you can make happen. If you're not happy with the way your life is now, set goals, and move on. Use your past negative experiences to build character and make better decisions, instead of letting pessimism turn you into someone who avoids risk at all costs.
Focus on the good times.
When something good happens, expect that that's how things usually are. The anticipation of positive experiences can result in a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Make goals attainable.
If you set completely unrealistic goals for yourself, you'll only become frustrated and disappointed if you're unable to achieve them. It's better to establish practical objectives, keeping in mind that you're only human. Miles Denney, author of Surviving the American Diet to Become Thin Like Me, embraces this idea as he helps his readers successfully lose weight. Do the right thing for your body 75 percent of the time, he advises, and be more liberal 25 percent of the time. This principle recognizes that some degree of positive change is better than no change at all.
WE ALSO FEATURED:
Christine Spone from the women of essence, community women’s project in Mitchell’s Plain Cape Town. It’s a place where women can kick back and relax as well as receive all the emotional support she needs. There are councilors on standby for women who perhaps are battered and abused or experience kids abusing drugs. To out more contact Christine on 083 340 27 62
We then spoke to co founder of the 50 years service to women, the Sisters Incorporated. Lynette Veldhuizen joined us on telephonically to speak about how the organisation has reinvented itself since its incision. They currently celebrating their 50th anniversary and plan on having a big event for the month of September. To find out more about the organization contact 021 794 61 57
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Robert B. Mackay
The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others lives a lie.
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!!!!!!!!!!