Social media is our oyster, ya'll

Do you know how much you can do on social media and how much you can gain from social media, for free? There are literally loads and loads of education tools, materials, interactions and “what not” on social media that you can utilize to educate yourself and others. You can even be a self-proclaimed celebrity, an influencer or even an expert of some kind. The other day someone referred to a friend of mine as a “Facebook politician”, I was flabbergasted and intrigued at the same time, because to me it just showed how powerful social media is. Everything is … Continue reading Social media is our oyster, ya'll

Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is crucial…

During the 2019 election process, Namibians have been exposed to misinformation, disinformation, fake news, propaganda, cyberbullying, hate speech and all kinds of online wickedness. I justified all that craziness as a result of politics, elections and all the sin that goes with that, but do you think it ended there? We are in 2020 and people are still at each other online, especially on social media. Spreading each another’s “dirt” on social media for us to read as if we are interested in reading that, many times its just plain slander. The sad thing is, for those not media literate, … Continue reading Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is crucial…

Do not overthink social media

Overthinking in itself is overwhelming and often leads to all kinds of anxiety, now just imagine, overthinking social media…eish…you are in for a nightmare my friend and foe. We are constantly on social media platforms, if not Facebook, then Instagram, Snapchat, Linked-in, YouTube, Whatsapp, Messenger, Wechat, QQ or Qzone if you are in China, Tumblr, TikTok, Twitter, Reddit, Viber, Pinterest, Line, Telegram, Medium, you name it, now just imagine you are overthinking every single thing you read and see on these platforms? You will be killing yourself, it’s like suicide my friend and foe. Imagine, you post pictures, videos, texts … Continue reading Do not overthink social media

How to deal with manipulation

Don’t give in, simple as that. Easier said then done though, because most of the time you don’t even know that you are being manipulated. Someone ask you to do something and you refuse, the person start to insult you and take you on a guilt trip and before you know it, you have done that which you initially did not want to do. Next time the person ask you to do something, you do it because you want to keep the peace and you have no time or energy for drama. Newsflash!!! You are being manipulated. A friend call … Continue reading How to deal with manipulation

Social Media is not your battleground honey…

It’s not your diary either. I know that we are in our feelings constantly and we experience these red hot moments where we want to get at whoever offended us (mind you we get so easily offended lately), but we should take a hot minute to think about the consequences of our postings. Yeah, it’s freedom of speech and it’s your right, but with rights comes responsibilities. Once it’s out there it is out there forever. Once you post on social media you loose control of your information, be it misinformation, disinformation or propaganda. Even if you delete the post, … Continue reading Social Media is not your battleground honey…

Social Media does not create anxiety…

Social media might be a trigger for your anxiety and other mental or physical disorders, but in itself, it does not create anxiety. Recent studies have shown that your “FOMO-Fear Of Missing Out” cause the anxiety and not necessarily social media in itself. FOMO is also the cause for social media addiction, research has shown. The moment we open social media and see how much fun and seeming success others have in their make-believe lives, we immediately go into comparison mode which make us to feel “some kinda way” about our own lives and before we know it we are … Continue reading Social Media does not create anxiety…

Mental health is an issue…

People are depressed, they are hurting, they are fed-up, overwhelmed, people want to die, they are harming themselves right under our noses, in our homes, schools, churches, work-places, on the sports fields, in clubs, on the streets, right in our faces. People are hunted by their chronic, in-bred, deep-rooted pain and emotional suffering. They want to escape. The reason people are harming themselves and kill themselves is because they had enough, they can’t take it anymore, they want to end the struggling, suffering and/or pain. Their escape to drugs, alcohol and all kinds of self sabotaging substances and habits are … Continue reading Mental health is an issue…

Allow your emotions…

Allow your emotions to enlighten you, to radiate love and respect in your dead veins, to turn you into a fearless lover of life with total acceptance of yourself, your flawed, fabulous, delicious, passionate, ardent, not-afraid-to-express-yourself self. Permit your emotions to vibrate towards your highest good. Authorize your emotions to guide you into the path where you belong, truly belong, your happy place, your safe space. Not the path that is carved in the stones of people’s voices and opinions, not the path that was paved by others for you. No….allow your emotions to guide you into the path of … Continue reading Allow your emotions…

I am a reflection of you, you are a reflection of me…

We are all intertwined in some way. Sometimes by lust, love, needs, habits, unfilled desires, hunger of some kind, by entrapment, fear, bravery, lies, betrayal, the list is endless. Did you know that your blood is red and so is mine, irrespective of whether I am left-handed and you are right-handed, whether you are rich and I am poor, regardless of whether you are a man and I’m a woman or whether you are white and I am chocolate. Yes, I am chocolate, dark chocolate, so you are basically a reflection of dark chocolate and I am reflecting a certain … Continue reading I am a reflection of you, you are a reflection of me…

Hey you, Angry bird…

Your angry outbursts is a sign of weakness, a sign of fear, a sign of pain, a sign of hopelessness, insecurity, immaturity, a sign that you panic and are out of control. It is not a sign of bravery, strength, power and all those lies that you and the people in your head have been telling yourself. Your aggressiveness and violent eruptions are foolish. In the words of the genius, Albert Einstein: “Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools”. A controlling fool with a low self-esteem. Anger is the art of fools, cowards. Outbursts are silly and childish and … Continue reading Hey you, Angry bird…