GENDER HUB WEDNESDAY
By Denisia Adams
WORD OF THE DAY
Convivial - kuhn-VIV-ee-uhl
1.Fond of feasting, drinking, and good company; sociable.
SA TRIVIA QUESTION
Where would you find the small town called Hanover?
A – Western Cape B – nowhere C – Northern Cape
Answer: C – Northern Cape
Hanover, a small town in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, is named after Hanover in Germany. The town was established in 1854. Much of the farming in the area surrounding Hanover is with Merino sheep. Hanover claims to be the countrys most central place.
DID YOU KNOW (http://www.didyouknow.org/)
A common argument in favor of torture is that it elicits valuable information that has the potential to save lives, but a new scientific paper asserts that it likely damages the brains and memory functions of suspects, reducing their ability to provide interrogators with accurate information. Stress hormones may play a role in this, binding to receptors in areas of the brain vital to memory and normal brain function. Previous studies of extreme stress with special forces soldiers support this paper’s assertion, finding that the soldiers’ recall of previously learned information was impaired afterwards.
TIP OF THE DAY
How to Recreate Your Life
Have you recently come to the abrupt realization that your life isn't anything close to what you wanted it to be? Whether it's spurred by a mid-life crisis, a near-death experience, a psychedelic epiphany, or a painful separation, here's how to change the direction that your life is heading.
1.Remember what you've always wanted. What did you dream about being and doing when you were a child? Or an invincible teenager? Or an idealistic college student? At many points in our lives, when we encounter obstacles, we tend to settle. What have you settled for? What did you give up on when you settled?
2.Be honest with yourself. Pretending that your life is great when it's really not is only going to make things worse. Sure, you've got plenty to be grateful for, but there's nothing wrong with seeking more growth and fulfillment. Don't ever feel that by wanting more, you're forsaking what you already have.
3.Write down your goals. Where do you want to be in 5 years? 10 years? What do you want to accomplish before you die? Make lists and timelines. Keep them close to you, and read them every day, preferably when you wake up.
4.Consider making a big change. Switch careers, move to a different area, or end a relationship that's bringing you down. Stop your life from becoming one big routine.
5. Expand your comfort zone. Do something that's completely out of character. Shave your head, wear a miniskirt, try karaoke, do a cartwheel barefoot on the grass, etc. Be spontaneous and daring. Even if it has nothing to do with your goals, stepping out of your comfort zone will help you get used to facing your fears, especially people's reactions when you do something they'd never expect you to do.
6. Remember that it is your life to live. You should choose what is best for you.
WE ALSO FEATURED:
An interview with Leo Mbobi from the Sonke Gender Justice Network and the one man can campaign. He joined us in studio to respond to the common views of the ‘man on the street’ when it comes to violence against women and children.
Lastly we were joined by Julia Rodgers from Projects Abroad and Lucinda Evans from Philisa Abafazi Bethu. They joined us this morning to discuss what NGO’s are doing to prevent gender-based violence.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
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!!!!!!!!!!