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Recent events have turned our backbones of steel to withering shoulders and emptied us of resilience

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Qaanitah Hunter speaks candidly about her weight loss, what inspired it and the unexpected (and seemingly inevitable) reactions it has attracted. Image supplied.
Qaanitah Hunter speaks candidly about her weight loss, what inspired it and the unexpected (and seemingly inevitable) reactions it has attracted. Image supplied.

When it matters most, under pressure and in high stress, I can focus on the situation at hand and immediately dive into solution mode. This is regardless of whether it is in the face of death and tragedy or a high-stress work environment.

I joked with my therapist recently that my tagline is nothing but the cliched: "I make lemonade from the lemons life constantly throws at me". For years and years, I have constantly made lemonade. For my colleagues and friends, I am not the person to vent to or to rant with. I am the fixer. The solution finder. The lemonade maker. But to keep up the metaphor, the lemons that life throws at me seem too much to handle.

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