Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Women all over the globe get together and COOK up some girl power and donate your change toward developing community women. Find out how on the Morning Cruise:

By Denisia Adams

1. Strictness or harshness, as in character, action, or judgment.
2. A harsh or trying circumstance; hardship.
3. A harsh or cruel act.

Eg. During the revolutionary war, many soldiers died as a result of the rigor of the long, cold winters.

What area in South Africa draws local and international tourists to view its wild flowers?
A – Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens B – Namaqualand C – the gardens

Answer: B – Namaqualand
Namaqualand! 100% big sky country. During the arid summer months it is difficult for the tourist to imagine the phenomenon of the yearly wild flower appearance. After the winter rainfall, Namaqualand dons her coat of many colours and for a brief moment, the wildflowers invade the countryside. Countless poems, novels, paintings and prose have been dedicated to this annual shower of colour.

Wife Carrying is a sport in which male competitors race while each carrying a female teammate. The objective is for the male to carry the female through a special obstacle track in the fastest time. The sport was first introduced in Finland. Several types of carry may be practiced: piggyback, fireman's carry (over the shoulder), or Estonian-style (the wife hangs upside-down with her legs around the husband's shoulders, holding onto his waist). Major wife-carrying competitions are held in, Finland as well as the US where the prize is… the wife's weight in beer.

How to Move on After a Life Changing Revelation
You're going along in life with few cares or worries, and suddenly, it hits you. Something someone says, a glance in the right direction at the right time, an overheard snippet of conversation... and everything seems different. Now you realize something - you know something you didn't know before. How do you regain your balance and continue with your life? Sometimes, you can't go back to the way things were before, but you can go forward. Here's how:
1 Take the time to take it in.
Maybe you've had a personal revelation, about your own life. Maybe something was revealed about a friend. Or maybe, you've just been considering life in general, and suddenly see everything in a different light. This can be a result of a religious epiphany (when you suddenly realize what you truly believe), or because of a revelation of character (your own or a relative's or friend's), or because something about a situation that never sat right with you suddenly clicked into place. Whatever it is, you need time to process and truly appreciate and understand which areas of your life must change from this time forward. Don't make sudden changes. Give yourself time to really consider this revelation from many angles before taking any action.
2 Decide whether this changes things only for you, or if it will change a relationship(s).
When you are the only one to consider, you will have a bit more leeway in implementing changes. If your revelation involves another person or persons, you will need to consider their rights, your obligations to them, and their feelings. Change may come in many forms, but not all changes need to be steamrolled out over all those around you.
3 Seek guidance and counsel.
You don't necessarily have to see a shrink or a therapist. You could go to a trusted family member or friend and discuss your revelation. It is never recommended that you act solely on your own instincts unless there is some intensely compelling reason. It is always preferred and wiser to seek the input of a trusted friend or relative before taking action that will affect your whole life.
4 Seriously meditate on all possible consequences of your actions.
After you have spoken to your "advisors" or "counselors," take the time to play out several scenarios in your mind before you do anything drastic. Will you lose your job? Will your relationship end? What will happen if you do Plan A? What about Plan B? Simply out of courtesy to others, it should be said that the option that creates the narrowest swath of destruction is generally best. However, if your revelation is one such as outing a molester in your family - in this case, you cannot allow consideration of who will be hurt or upset to enter into your thinking.
5 Ask yourself what payoff you are looking for, especially if your actions will create a sensation or a big blowup.
Will your life be better for it in the end? What do you hope will happen when you stage your big reveal? What if it doesn't happen? Then how will you feel? Sometimes, we realize something, and it hurts our feelings, or conversely, it makes us feel huge and invincible. If you call all your loved ones together and make a big, explosive announcement, what are you hoping they will do? Perhaps your revelation is a personal one: you are gay. If your family lives in an area where tolerance is the general rule, and you will be reasonably safe if it doesn't go well, then telling them all together this way may pay off in the end.
6Take a deep breath... and do it.
Living with newfound knowledge can be a struggle. Whether you discover that you are gay, or that you are adopted, or your spouse is cheating, or you realize that a family friend molested your sister, or that your mother favors your brother over you... these things can change your life. Whatever you have realized, after a certain amount of time, you have to act. Whether the action you take means that your life will change - or that it won't - you will decide to move forward from here, one way or the other. Come out if you are gay, or accept your friend who has just told you that s/he is - or end that relationship. Do it in the way that makes the most sense to you. The exception here would be if you know that by doing nothing, someone else could be hurt. In that case, no matter what the consequences, you must take action to prevent this from happening.
7Move forward.
Don't relive this event, or this revelation, over and over, trying to put your life back the way it was "before." All life is change. You cannot hope to go backward, not ever, not from anything, good or bad. All you can do is put it into its proper perspective and go forward. Accepting what is and moving ahead with your life is the better plan. Tell yourself "One day I will come to terms with this. That day can be today."

Jackie Sans from the Women's Hope Education and Training (WHEAT) Trust.
WHEAT Trust was started by women to empower women to develop their communities. She joined us to talk about the 1000 woman Global Feast. It was called 1000 women lunch, an annual event which is held at the Cape Town International convention centre but WHEAT has not really profited from the event and the event was limiting women geographically. They then decided to change the format as a lower over head event centring it on involving women globally. The now new 1000 women global feast is where woman all over the globe from any financial status get together to host their own little events (breakfast, luncheon, tea party etc) with friends. The friends would then donate any amount of money, even as little as R1 toward developing community women. This initiative is to stand in solidarity with the women who would/don’t know a life another than being in the kitchen. WHEAT believes that woman play a decisive role in household and national food security. Lots of people don’t even realise that women produce 70% of the world’s food and own only 1% of the land globally. So woman all over the world should get together and cook up some girl power.
To find out how to go about setting up an event and more join the Facebook Group. Search for 1000 women global feast and follow the steps. You can also contact WHEAT on 021 762 62 14.

Sophia Loren
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.

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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