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by Mandi Hart
 

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Five ways to stay the ’emotional tsunami’ from Covid-19.

Five ways to stay the ’emotional tsunami’ from Covid-19.

Our future leaders are in our homes today. Love them well and see our children thrive.

A clinical psychologist, Suntosh Pillay, working in the public sector in KwaZulu-Natal expressed a view in an article on City Press that the Covid-19 has caused an “emotional tsunami”, which places another stress on an already tense society.

“We must never talk about keeping people physically healthy without a parallel conversation about keeping people emotionally well. We need to keep [the] conversation around mental health alive on all levels,”

Courage to dream again is possible.

Courage to dream again is possible.

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” Michelangelo 

Every single person is born with gifts and talents. This combination is unique to your makeup and wiring, and you have much to offer this world. These seeds of potential lie dormant until cultivated, but our lives often head in a direction where we find these seeds hidden so deep inside that all seems lost.

“I have absolutely no idea what to think about or dream about.” Does this sound like you? If it does, take courage, you are not alone, and I hope that this post will inject you with a glimmer of hope to begin to dream again.

Going back to school? Six essential things to consider.

Going back to school? Six essential things to consider.

Returning to school isn’t as simple as it was a few months back. The world looks unfamiliar and our children will have to navigate unchartered territory with courage and lots of support. Change is sometimes scary for children and adults. In South Africa, we’ve been in lockdown for almost two months at the time of writing this post. Did you know that it takes on average 66 days for a new behaviour to become a habit? This fact alone means that your children have had the time to develop other ways of doing life and schooling.

Lamenting, an invitation to honesty

Lamenting, an invitation to honesty

Until recently, I never truly understood lamenting. In fact, lamenting is God gift to us, and it reminds us that we are human. It is a beautiful way to express our suffering, cry for help or at injustice and lean into trusting God.

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