Die Zoeloe-groetwoord ‘sawubona’, wat beteken “ek sien jou”, openbaar sy ware krag in die bou van diep, liefdevolle verhoudings met volwasse kinders wat geëmigreer het. Dit dien as ‘n baken van verbondenheid, waar die fisiese afstand oorskry word deur ‘n geestelike en emosionele band. In hierdie nuwe fase van ouerskap, word die rol van ‘n gids eerder as ‘n gesagsfiguur beklemtoon, waar respek, vertroue, en open gesprekke floreer.
Navigating the uncharted waters of sibling emigration can lead to a maelstrom of emotions. From a heightened sense of responsibility to unforeseen bonds, this article sheds light on the intricacies of maintaining familial connections amidst geographical separations. Find out how families are reinventing relationships and fostering new connections in the digital age, turning the potential estrangement into an opportunity for closer bonds and enriched interaction.
In hierdie diepduik artikel, word die veelvlakkige emosionele uitdagings van emigrasie ondersoek, gereflekteer deur die lens van MC Escher se “Relativity”. Hierdie ontleding openbaarmaak die gelaagde werklikhede wat transnasionale gesinne ervaar, terwyl dit die onverwagte rol van kuns as ‘n medium om hierdie komplekse ervarings te ontsluit, belig.
Aphasia, a neurological disorder affecting millions, transforms the ability to communicate. This profound language disability manifests in various forms, reshaping the lives of those diagnosed and their loved ones. The journey with aphasia is a complex tapestry of loss, resilience, and rediscovery.
In ‘n wêreld waar emigrasie algemeen is, word gesinsdinamika en sibbeverhoudinge uitgedaag. Hierdie artikel belig hoe sibbes wat ver skei is deur geografiese afstande, nogtans innige bande kan behou deur konsekwente kommunikasie en onderlinge ondersteuning, ten spyte van die unieke uitdagings wat emigrasie meebring.
Exploring the motivations and emotional complexities behind South African emigration, this comprehensive guide puts a unique emphasis on the role of individual personality traits. Delving into socio-economic drivers and the concept of ‘migrant personality,’ it provides valuable insights and advice for those considering such a life-altering decision.
Emigration outcomes are often depicted as fairy-tale endings, with successful emigrants thriving in their new country, rarely looking back with regret. Yet in the work of migrant French sculptor Bruno Catalano it is depicted as an intimate and much fuller journey, encapsulating the highs and lows that come with it. As an emigration therapist, I have the privilege to explore… Read More »The emotional impact of emigration, through the eyes of an artist
Now that you have done the cost analysis, let us look at the emotional cost of emigration Many South Africans are considering leaving the country. However, of the few who actively start the process, even fewer see it through. The decision to emigrate is often made at important crossroads in people’s lives, with lasting consequences for the decision-maker and people affected… Read More »Why We Leave : How Personality Traits Influence the Emigration Journey
Christmas acts as a punctuation mark in our lives: It gives us a sense of structure. Traditionally, it is a time for sharing and enjoying time spent with loved ones. But beneath the overtly festive overtone, this season tends to expose the missing pieces in our lives. Inevitably, we give more thought to how we and society have changed and… Read More »Christmas 2022: Did we love enough?
People are forever moving – to a new house, a new town or city or sometimes even to a new country. The life-changing decision to emigrate from your home country can make the scale of life tip either way. By taking this risk we stand to lose so much, or we can gain so much. We embark on this great… Read More »Venturing into the unknown – talking about emigration and the uncertainties