Surviving Our Image Obsessed Culture: how body shaming affects us all

Accusations or self-appraisals of having the wrong body type or shape are becoming an increasing feature of life in the western media. In the relatively liberal western democracies, it is now the norm to display all or large areas of the human body as an expression of being confident or…

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How Reality TV Messes with our Take on Reality

A huge stride forward was made in the fight against the body shaming trend which has come to dominate our image-obsessed popular culture. It was because one woman, using her celebrity influence, recently dared to speak out. American singer, Demi Lovato, responded to a journalist’s online comments that she had…

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It’s A Wonderful Life

At this season of festivity and sentimentality, it’s easy to forget that there are those who struggle emotionally and financially around Christmas. This film reminds us that despite the tragedies and broken dreams that life invariably dishes out, it’s still a wonderful life. We all can do with a change…

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Perfectionism

No matter the magnitude or frequency of our achievements; no matter how many testimonies we have shared or witnessed, we remain at our core, fragile! In an instant, we can turn from happy to sad, confident to inadequate, hopeful to doubting, healthy to sick. No one can argue with the…

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The Mind of a Trouble Shooter

What the reported  suicide of nine year old Jamel Myles Suicide in the news this week [https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-45343337/us-mum-s-anguish-over-son-s-suicide] highlights most poignantly is the sobering reality that suicide is being resorted to by younger and younger age groups. One can only imagine the acute grief felt by his family, friends and all…

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