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Lessons from lockdown: Searching for something more

The forced time at home, following the declaration of the lockdown  has brought Kelsey Hauptfleisch to surprising realisations about herself. By sharing them with...

Enacting hope during COVID-19 pandemic

Times of great crisis often produce great despair. We cannot see beyond the uncertainty and confusion of the present. Many people are feeling this...

Rediscovering church

Michaela van Nierop relates how growing up in a Catholic home and attending a Protestant school left her frustrated because the two religious traditions share the...

My scars say I’m still alive

A minor accident over the New Year period made Michaela van Nierop think about how internal scars are far more difficult to speak about and overcome...

Hatred and resentment – poison that kills from inside

While Michaela van Nierop continues to work through the trauma of being the victim of a sexual assault, she is trying to move on. She seeks...

Anger management — the art of boundaries and communication

Anger is often perceived as a negative emotion with hurtful consequences. Michaela van Nierop shares how she has learnt to process anger. She speaks...

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