Happymore Chibvura

An all-things Psychology blog

Taming Cognitive Dissonance and Thriving in 2024

Navigating the resolution conundrum

Confession time! Did 2023 resolutions evaporate quicker than champagne bubbles? Did the “new you” get lost in the shuffle of life’s laundry and deadlines? As the fireworks faded and the calendar was about to flip to 2024, did a familiar pang hit you? That echo of resolutions scribbled in excitement, now juxtaposed with the inertia of, well, reality? Yeah, me too. You’re not alone. Dive into the full blog for practical tips on how to deal with the cognitive dissonance of resolutions, building sustainable habits, finding your “why,” and cheering on the imperfect you. Come 2024, let’s chase sunrises, not sunsets.

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Exploring the Impact of Territoriality on Community Resistance in the Face of Relocations

In the intricate interplay between development and human rights, governance and the human spirit, the question of territoriality emerges as a powerful force, shaping community resistance against relocations. This article explores the profound impact of territorial displacement on communities, drawing insights from historical events and contemporary struggles, with a focus on the ongoing case of the Gwayi – Shangani dam in Binga, Zimbabwe, which stands as a stark illustration of the complexities surrounding forced relocations.

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The Missing Numbers: Unveiling the Psychological Trauma of the Israel-Gaza War

Image showing Israel-Hamas-War-1000-Bodies-Buried-In-Gaza

In the midst of conflict, statistics often dominate the headlines, portraying a stark numerical picture of lives lost, casualties incurred, and buildings destroyed. However, what these numbers often fail to capture is the profound psychological trauma that lingers long after the dust settles. In this blog post, I delve into the Israel-Gaza conflict and the missing numbers that represent the untold stories of psychological suffering.

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Understanding Sleep Paralysis

Man Suffering From Sleep Paralysis At Home

Have you ever found yourself tangled in the enigmatic explanations that shroud psychological phenomena like sleep paralysis, known as “madzikirira” in our vibrant Shona culture? The echoes of attributions to bewitchment and supernatural forces aren’t unfamiliar, right? But, hold tight, as we venture into the depths of understanding this phenomenon.

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