The Ladies of the Afakasi Scoop
We talk a lot in our episodes about our own experiences but our listeners still have some questions about us. Since we have never done a "who we are" type podcast we thought its about time we did that - just a tad delayed given that we have been podcasting for over a year now LOL.
Working from home sucks. I don’t care who you are, working from home sucks .... What is stressing me out, is my District Health Board’s (DHB) inability to consistently provide clinicians with information or guidance about how we are meant to support clients under Level 4 restrictions.
At 4pm today I imagine that most of Tāmaki Makaurau were gripping their screens awaiting the announcement from Aunty Cindy telling us if we were coming out of Level 4. But alas many hopes were shattered when she added another week to what feels like a really long detention period.
Winter is Coming
With the winter season upon us, and this year being significantly different from last year, it is important that we ready our immune systems for the potential barrage of cold and flu viruses that could be floating around.
It's NOT ok, To not be ok
Today, not just the new generation but everyone I feel have interpreted, I believe at first a good sense of empowerment of acknowledging a bad situation you may be in mentally as "ok" no pressure everyone has bad days - but this phrase now also gives the "ok" to stay and dwell there because society said it's ok to be this way.
When I think of the word freedom I revert back to memories of being a teenager. I couldn’t wait to get my driver’s license so I could have the "freedom" to get to where I wanted to go, when I wanted to go. I couldn’t wait to be an adult so I could have the "freedom" to live life the way I wanted to instead of doing what my family wanted me to do.
Readjusting in the COVID era
You may know someone who learned a new skill during lockdown, got in the best shape of their lives or even achieved that life-long goal they have always worked towards. While others may have been less fortunate with the year that has been 2020; many people lost jobs, loved ones and even their livelihood.
The unseen benefit of tough times
What is the hardest thing you've ever done or been through?
What is something that you've always wanted to do but haven't for what ever reason(s)?
What if I told you that whatever you've been through so far in life has equipped and prepared you in a way that you have what it takes to start what you've been afraid of starting.
When is enough, enough?!
Every girl dreams about who they’ll end up with - who their life long partner will be. The excitement of a new relationship, the endless possibilities, the hopes and dreams you hope to fulfill, your future kids you might have together, the memories you will create together, finding someone who will take care of you, understand you, and love you for you...These all play a role in how some partners are chosen (well, for most girls anyway).
Weight a minute?!
Our Network just finished a “Biggest Loser” challenge and I failed miserably! However, with every failure there’s always a lesson, right? When I reflected on why I came LAST in the challenge; the answer usually came back to motivation, “your why” as every great PT will tell you. Wait ‘LAST’ did I say??? Yeah ok, pretty much last haha.
The awareness norm
Mental Health needs to be normalised to allow people to grow. I interviewed Sela Alo to gain insight on ideas of mental health, and we both expressed our journeys becoming more in tune with our own mental health awareness.
Is 13 too young?
In our Afakasi Scoop Episode 6 podcast titled ‘Wait WHAT’ we discussed with our special guests what the right age was to start talking to our children about sex. Up until this podcast I had always believed that having limited exposure to the world of sex and my Mum not talking to me at all about it helped me focus on my studies which got me to university - my parents dream.
After the podcast with feminist Anatola Finau, I was encouraged that a lot of the big issues we are going through could be resolved if we are willing to be open minded and brave enough to have the tough conversations.
Stuck in the COVID-19 rabbit hole
What does the new generation of cellular network technology and a virus that causes respiratory tract infections have in common? If you believe the new roll out of 5G causes Covid-19 is the harbinger of death to thousands of people around the world in the past 4-5 months then you like many might agree with the statement “5G is directly responsible for Coronavirus deaths.”
The struggle of giving
Every Sunday my Nana would emerge from her room dressed in her ironed puletasi, pearl earrings, faux fur collar coat, cartwheel hat and shoes that were reserved for special occasions.