Anxiety, the invisible monster Part 3 – The triangle of anxiety & Cognitive Distortions

So I mentioned rumination in the last article. How does this work? Rumination is your monster’s strongest tool in its box and it manifests as a worrying thought. “I’m going to fail the test tomorrow.” “No one likes me.” These thoughts are pushed into your mind by the monster and play on loop over and [...]

Anxiety, the invisible monster Part 3 – The triangle of anxiety & Cognitive Distortions

So I mentioned rumination in the last article. How does this work? Rumination is your monster’s strongest tool in its box and it manifests as a worrying thought. “I’m going to fail the test tomorrow.” “No one likes me.” These thoughts are pushed into your mind by the monster and play on loop over and [...]

The future of education, innovation and technology in South Africa, Should we be worried?

I am an engineer and generally introverted. But I was asked to talk about the future of education, innovation and technology in South Africa, and make it sound interesting… I don’t even know how to make things interesting, but I’ll try. I’ll be touching on the fourth industrial revolution and whether we should be scared [...]

Anxiety, the invisible monster – Part 1. The symptoms

Anxiety. It could manifest itself as social anxiety, general anxiety, simple shakes or damaging panic attacks. Most our anxiety may be caused by other people or exam results. It is an invisible monster that we hide from the world and often from ourselves. "P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you [...]

How To Be A Better Human: Part 2_ Stop With All The Privacy

Have you ever wondered who people “bought” creations like land, mountains, beaches and forests from? Things and places that are said to be created by God, but are somehow owned by man because they paid a certain amount of money to whom?? The “owners” then charge the rest of the humans on Earth who have [...]

Focus On: Re-Imagined Learning Centre

The Re-imagined Learning Centre is a school that believes in the traditional African saying: “It takes a community to raise a child”. It was founded by Che’vanni Davids, Cheree Springfield and Nkululeko Phakati in 2016. The initial intention of the founders was to start a home schooling initiative for a group of kids who had a [...]

Google it: Taxes & Personal Finance

This series was inspired by videos ironically found on the internet. These clips often complained about the irrelevance of the school curriculum. They throw tons of criticism at the requirement to learn topics like Pythagoras theorem, photosynthesis or Australopithecus's facts. It is clear that the internet is harbouring a cynical youth disinterested in acquiring knowledge well; [...]

Google it: Taxes & Personal Finance

This series was inspired by videos ironically found on the internet. These clips often complained about the irrelevance of the school curriculum. They throw tons of criticism at the requirement to learn topics like Pythagoras theorem, photosynthesis or Australopithecus's facts. It is clear that the internet is harbouring a cynical youth disinterested in acquiring knowledge well; [...]

Don’t Prank the tourists

I was having a particularly great day. The sun was shining and I was looking forward to binge watching my favourite series later that evening. For now, however, I had just completed a homework assignment and was looking for my tutor to help me mark it. Walking into the Mathematics building at Wits University I [...]

Don't Prank the tourists

I was having a particularly great day. The sun was shining and I was looking forward to binge watching my favourite series later that evening. For now, however, I had just completed a homework assignment and was looking for my tutor to help me mark it. Walking into the Mathematics building at Wits University I [...]