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Vega Sims

Vega Sims

Vega is TCHC and this programme's  Marketing Manager. She looks after the website, creates all the graphics and writes for the advice blog.

She's got a Marketing and Communications post graduate degree from the University of Pretoria with extensive amount of marketing experience, she owned a business and sings in a rock band.

Favourite quote: "...even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from here." ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

15February

Things they don't teach you at school

Written by Vega Sims Posted in General Advice

Things they don't teach you at school

In the past few months there has been a post circulating the internet talking about the rules they never teach you in school. I came across it, and even though it’s very directly put, I wanted to post it here.

As a young person you might think that it’s all rubbish, but these are life lessons I had to learn on my own, and I’m sure this is true for many people. I think if someone said these words to me at the age of 17 it would’ve made a big difference not just in my career, but also in my personal life. It would’ve saved me a lot of heartache and trouble along the way.  

25January

How to deal with feeling Stuck

Written by Vega Sims Posted in Mental Illness, Careers

How to deal with feeling Stuck

Feeling like you’re stuck is definitely not a unique problem, whether you’ve grown up with very little or come from a middle class working family, many people get to a point where they feel stuck in a situation and can’t see a way out. Learning how to deal with the feeling of being stuck is perhaps one of life’s most important lessons because if you know how to deal with this, no matter at what point in your life, you’ll be able to get “un-stuck”.

02November

Overcoming the damage of bullying, part 2

Written by Vega Sims Posted in Beat bullying

Overcoming the damage of bullying, part 2

A week has passed since I’ve written part 1 of this article, and I’m hoping that you’ve been diligent in doing the exercise and that you have now taken the first step to recovery. The whole point of this exercise is for you to realise that you are worthy, have value and that the bullying was not your fault.

26October

Overcoming the damage of bullying, part 1

Written by Vega Sims Posted in Beat bullying

Overcoming the damage of bullying, part 1

Bullying can cause a lot of pain and destroy your confidence, but you don’t have to be a victim for the rest of your life. People who bully others often use this behaviour as a way to make themselves feel better and more powerful. Usually bullies are acting out because they feel they are lacking in some way or another.