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AbantuLives

AbantuLives

By Bantu Tendai Maat
Abantu means People. Our focus is to discuss, educate, inform and inspire holistic wellbeing at primary health care level. We engage critical thinking as we challenge status quo within the systems and structures that influence as well as impact our everyday lived experiences. We believe All human beings should and can fulfill their potential and live with dignity, equality and health.
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Exploring Sexuality, Intimate relationships and Mental Health
What is Sexuality? Some of the types of Intimate relationships in modern society. What are some of the stressul experiences that can affect your mental health as you nagivate complexities around sex, sexuality and intimate relationships? Please subscribe, share, like and comment if you like this podcast. Any suggestions on future ideas on the podcast are always welcome.  Please email info@abantulives.com  You can visit our Website, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. If you're struggling in anyway and would like to speak to someone please Email or WhatsApp
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February 16, 2021
Survellaince Capitalism, Consumerism and your Mental Health
WhatsApp's new Privacy policy which will come into effect on the 8th of Feb 2021 has triggered alot of anxieties with people moving to similar platfoms like; Telegram Signal Wickr Me Threema We're living in a a digital era in which our data is in the new gold. Silicon Valley makes huge fortunes for a few people using us as the product. Books to Read 1. The Age of Survellaince Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff 2. Who Owns The Future by Jaron Lainer Documentaries to Watch 1. The Century of The Self by Adam Curtis 2. Hyper Normalisation by Adam Curtis 3. Shoshana Zuboff on surveillance capitalism VPRO documentary 4. The Corporation Please subscribe, share, like and comment if you like this podcast. Any suggestions on future ideas on the podcas are always welcome. Please email info@abantulives.com You can visit our Website, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn If you're struggling in anyway and would like to speak to someone please email or WhatsApp +27 68 551 1234
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January 27, 2021
We have lost, We have gained, We're still processing! Thank you and goodbye 2020!
Its new's year Eve. This past yar has been a perculiar year. As the world continues to battle various stages in the second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic amid mixed feelings anchoring on both hope and fear, AbantuLives takes this moment to acknowledge you. You're here! Welcome to AbantuLives, the podcast that explores the connections between holistic wellness at the intersections of history, culture and the systems and structures that impact and influence our everyday lived experiences. My name is Tendai. We believe that all human-beings should and can fulfill their potential and live with dignity, respect, equality and health. This is episode number 5. Today we're simply taking time to check-in on you as 2020 comes to any end as well as THANK YOU for all your support and encouragemnt since our first podcast launch on the 3rd of November 2020. 2020 has been a challenging year. There's been a general sense of disconnection and fatigue as the year ends. As you take stock of the year and perhaps grief your losses, be it a loved one to death, illhealth, loss of a job or business, loss of self, loss of purpose or even more seriously the loss of the will to live. That you're here as still plodding along at best is worth a pause and big self-hug. Go on.. don't be shy, you're social distancing so perfectly safe to hug yourself.  Thank you! In as much as its been a year of pain, los and suffering for the most part, its also been a year of gain depending on how you choose to look or perceive life. Some people have welcomed new life and growth of family, others have married, engaged even if it meant a virtual ceremeony. Something you would not have possibly imagined as the year started. Other people are thriving in business and prospering, some in new jobs and others have ventured into new unknown terrains something they'd not otherwise have done had 2020 not unfolded in the way it has. Some of the biggest gained l hear people mention are those intrinsic values that may have been lost over the years or diluted over time. Values of time itself, good health, loved ones, simplicity et cetera. As we continue to process the trauma of 2020 that we can not yet allow ourselves to feel fully as a way of coping, our hope into 2021 is the awakening of truth, trust and healing both on as individuals and as a collective society. One thing that's stuck out the most for me personally in 2020 is how difficult it is to know what is true and what to trust. In a world were systems and structures have over centuries been a source of physical, environmental and psychological violence its hard to sift the wheat from the chaff. Life, truth and trust has been exploited for the benefit of a small number of people but we're so lost and confused we turn on each other as we do not know who to trust or what is true anymore. We live in a modern society were information as a result of technology is easier to access. We should compared to our ancestors be in better spaces to make informed decisions or live more empowered lives, yet reality is discouraging. Our hope in 2021 and beyond is for all of us to do our part however small lor trivial it may seem to you to reconnect to all life and mother earth.  Perhaps then the truth may be become easier to access and identity. THANK YOU and ALL THE BEST FOR 2021 ABANTU!! Please subscribe, share, like and comment if you like this podcast. Any suggestions on future ideas on the podcas are always welcome. Please email info@abantulives.com You can visit our Website, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn If you're struggling in anyway and would like to speak to someone please email or WhatsApp +27 68 551 1234
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December 31, 2020
World Aids Day and Holiday Blues
Remembering World AIDS Day and how far we have come fighting against the AIDS pandemic  and the spread of HIV  Holiday blues in a corona-virus year. Be Kind. Please subscribe, share, like and comment if you like this podcast. Any suggestions on future ideas on the podcas are always welcome You can visit our Website, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
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December 3, 2020
16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence
What is 16 days of activism against GBV? What you can do to be part of the campaign and an advocate to end the plague of violence towards women and children? Speak Up Teach, listen and validate children from young in building self-esteem as well being empathic. Seeing the humanity of another simply because they exist Gender is a social construct like Racim, It has often been used to control, dominate and have power over others simply because they're women and or children Self-Awareness is critical in ending gender-based-violence.  Example is not laughing and sharing cruel jokes that involve the suffering and pain of other human beings based on their gender.  We became accomplices to gender-based-violence when we push or entrench further the toxic narative that encourages violence towards women and children whether we care to admit it not. Self-knowledge is empowerment.  Lets be more conscious in what we say, do, think or where we go. Please subscribe, share, like and comment if you like this podcast. Any suggestions on future ideas on the podcas are always welcome You can visit our Website, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
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December 3, 2020
Language and Counselling within diverse cultures
What is language, communication and counselling? Why do we communicate? What role does the language we communicate in during a counselling session play towards narrative healing?. As far as we’re concerned “language” refers to the standardised written and spoken language. Communication scholars divide the “language” of communication into three primary categories, namely verbal, nonverbal and written communication. Counselling on the other hand according to Oxford dictionary is the provision of professional assistance and guidance in resolving personal or psychological problems. Why do we communicate? Please share, subscribe, comment. Any suggestions on future ideas on the podcasts are always welcome. You can also visit our website on  as well as follow on Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn
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November 16, 2020
Introducing Abantulives
The world we live in today is in desperate need of healing. Who & What is AbantuLives? We explore the connections of Holistic Wellness at the intersection of history, culture, the systems & structures that influence & impact our everyday lives. Mental health is not just mental health. It is also physical health & so much more. Please follow us on Twitter @abantulives Facebook @abantulives LinkedIn @abantulives , email info@abantulives.com You can also visit our website www.abantulives.com
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November 3, 2020