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Suddenly The most hated flag in America

Suddenly The most hated flag in America

Walt Disney World has removed a version of the Confederate flag from a stage show about American history. Epcot’s American Adventure no longer shows the banner in a flag display during its 30-minute American Adventure show, reported the Orlando Sentinel.

The dramatic retelling features 35 audio-animatronics figures, including Frederick Douglas and Mark Twain, who take the audience on a journey through American history that touches on key events — including the civil war.

The flag was the third version of the Confederate flag, which is mostly white, with the stars and bars in the upper left corner and a thick red bar on the right side. It had been shown alongside dozens of other flags from American history. Disney confirmed to the Sentinel it had removed the flag, but did not comment on the removal.

– AmericanActionNews

Desk-rage: Just How Stressed Are You at The Desk?

18xpv8u63l627jpgDesk-rage: how stressed are you?

If you feel overwhelmed and easily angered you may be more stressed than you think

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Desk Rage Flying Papers

Desk Rage Flying Papers

Small daily gripes – your computer feels slower than a tortoise, the printer is on the blink, your colleague wants to gossip – and you have a critical deadline. These issues shouldn’t cause anger, just momentary frustration, but when these seemingly small issues add up and result in real anger this is a sign that all is not well.

Desk rage is a phrase used to describe episodes of on-the-job anger where colleagues lash out at one another, often verbally but sometimes with physical violence.

Desk rage is generally a symptom of workplace stress, too many commitments, too little time and long hours, where employees may crack under the pressure or reach burnout. Worryingly, desk rage is fairly common. A telephone survey conducted with over a thousand American employees revealed that one third of the respondents admitted to ‘yelling at someone’ at work and 24% of those interviewed admitted crying at work.

Heading for burnout

Keeping Up and Trying To Cope

Keeping Up and Trying To Cope

Burnout is a term used to describe a state of long-term exhaustion and a decreased interest in work occurring over an extended period of time. Physically, you may experience symptoms of illness and you’re likely to be emotionally affected too.

Some other indications are a loss of ‘joy’ or enthusiasm for life or feeling exhausted all the time“, says Colleen Johnson, qualified counselling and educational psychologist. “You may also lose interest in things you previously enjoyed, feel overwhelmed or be hyper-emotional.

Burnout can creep up on you. The signs and symptoms may be subtle, but often worsen over time. “Some of the early warning signs are feeling tired and drained most of the time, getting sick often, feeling isolated and alone, or becoming increasingly pessimistic“, says Colleen. You may also have headaches, back pain, muscular tension, insomnia and you could turn to drugs or alcohol to feel better. “Generally, if you experience a large number of these symptoms you are either suffering from burnout or on your way towards burning out“, says Colleen. Always remember that while ‘good’ stress may help us get things done, ‘bad’ stress can rob our happiness and contribute to serious health issues. Getting a handle on stress and seeking professional advice may thus lower the chance of desk rage.

Get a handle on stress

Handling Stress?

Identify your stressors
Colleen suggests identifying your stressors and then prioritising them from the most important to the least important. This will give you a good idea of what your greatest sources of stress are about.

Delegate and communicate
Don’t be afraid to delegate tasks – it doesn’t mean that you aren’t coping, but rather that you are making constructive decisions to help you cope better. It’s okay to ask for help! If you are overwhelmed at work, speak to your manager about ways to help you get back on track. If stress is linked to home and family, speak to your spouse or a trusted family member about delegating some of the household responsibilities. A good balance between home and work can help you to feel more in control.

Give yourself a time-out
If you feel overwhelmed or angry, take a few minutes to calm down. Take a walk to the canteen, coffee area or even the restroom. Practice deep breathing and calm down.

Sleeping on the job or passed out on th ejob?

Sleeping on the job or passed out on th ejob?

Do a mental check
If you are feeling cranky or angry, take a moment to stop and consider the problem from several angles. Is this small, medium or something major? If it is something really minor, curb your reaction – don’t make mountains of mole hills.

Eat healthily and get some exercise
You may have heard this one before, but it’s an important point. Good nutrition coupled with exercise can help you cope better with stress. Walking is a great way to release tension and ease depression. Consider supplementing a good diet with a multi-vitamin tablet to ensure that you are getting all the vitamins and minerals your body and mind need to function at their best.

When to get help

When  is it too Late ?

When is it too Late ?

According to Colleen, because burnout usually creeps up on you, most people will only seek help when something critical occurs; for example: a mild-mannered employee losing his or her temper or acting aggressively.

Some of the red flags to get help are feelings of complete hopeless or helplessness, the inability to be productive, feelings of detachment or any suicidal thoughts“, she says.

If you are feeling overwhelmed or you need assistance with any emotional concerns, contact your Employee Wellbeing Programme for assistance sooner rather than later.

Resources

Colleen Johnson, counselling psychologist   http://www.careerintelligence.com   http://www.telegraph.co.uk    http://www.mindtools.com

– Liberty Well Being

Cape Town South Africa In Asteroid Tsunami Zone?

Asteriod001Cape Town South Africa In Asteroid Tsunami Zone

Cape Town’s coastline could be hit by a major tsunami if an asteroid risk map just released has it right

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Astronomer Nicola Laoring

Astronomer Nicola Laoring

The map, which combines data on population density with data on where asteroids would most likely hit, came about after software was developed at the University of Southampton in the UK. It was developed to predict “impact corridors” of asteroids and the risks posed should they strike. Astronomer Nicola Laoring, of the South African Astronomical Observatory, says the map indicates that Western Cape would be at risk. “If an asteroid hits water, which is a distinct possibility given that 70% of the Earth is covered in water, then the impact could result in a tidal wave causing a tsunami in coastal regions.

“The western coast of South Africa is also a high risk area as it lies along an asteroid impact corridor,” she said.

So, what does this mean for the west coast, and Cape Town in particular?

Clemens Rumpf

Clemens Rumpf

She says the Earth is “continually bombarded by interplanetary dust grains and small pieces of rock” and that these are called shooting stars, or meteors. Much larger objects are classified as asteroids. While Earth’s atmosphere protects us from most asteroids smaller than 40m in diameter, larger ones could cause large- scale devastation. Clemens Rumpf, who developed the software, which is called Armor, told British media he hoped it would be used by international organisations to evacuate communities or intercept dangerous asteroids with spacecraft.

He added that about 13000 asteroids had been recorded and about 500 of these have a chance of hitting Earth. But, says Laoring, while “there are more than a million near-Earth asteroids greater than 40m in diameter, a collision with Earth by an object of this size is expected on average only once or twice every 1000 years”.

– Tanya Farbe TimesLive

Rhon’s Early Morning Inspiration For Thursday

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“Flawed but Valuable To God”

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But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Corinthians 4:7 

Some people don’t read the Bible because they think it’s all about saintly people whose lives have no bearing on reality. If you feel that way, read the book of Genesis. The dysfunctional families there will make yours seem normal! Cain was jealous of his brother Abel so he murdered him. Lamech introduced the world to polygamy. Noah, the most righteous man of his time, got drunk and cursed his children. When the men of Sodom wanted the two angels who visited Lot, in order to save himself Lot offered them sex with his daughters instead. (And the Bible still refers to him as ‘godly’! 2 Peter 2:7) Abraham slept with his wife’s maid, got her pregnant and then banished her and her son to the wilderness because his wife Sarah complained about ‘the other woman’. Jacob’s firstborn son Reuben slept with one of his father’s wives. The list goes on and on. The question is: why would God include this cast of characters in the Bible? To make the point that we’re all flawed in some way! We like to think we’re normal, but by God’s definition we fall far short. We all have habits we struggle with, past mistakes we can’t undo, and inherent tendencies we can’t overcome without His help. God said, ‘My power shows up best in weak people’ (2 Corinthians 12:9). You say, ‘But shouldn’t I strive to be better?’ Yes, but if God only used perfect people, His work would never get done.

Prayer; Heavenly Father, thank You for using flawed people like myself – forgiving us, and asking us to grow and start new – every day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

 

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