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Your Excellent Adventure

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A few weeks ago I was standing off to the side in a quiet airport. I overheard a man talking with his friend. He was recounting all the things he wanted to do “someday”. The list of items he noted was, in many ways, fairly typical of ideas that people have about improving the quality […]

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School on wheels brings classes to Indian slums

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HYDERABAD, India — On a hot afternoon, a bright orange bus drives into a slum area of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, parking amidst shelters made of tarpaulins and bits of wood. Barefoot children come running, eyes shining, and troop inside. It’s a school on wheels that brings education to the doorstep of disadvantaged children […]

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How to Be Amazed: See the Wonder in Small Things

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Wonder is all around us. When we were children, we saw it everywhere we looked. Everything was new, fresh, amazing. We grabbed the closest adult to show them these small miracles we saw in the world, from the brilliant yellow dandelions spouting through the grass, to the shape-shifting of a summer cloud. As adults, we […]

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Please Stop the Cruelty

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What we do not know exists, we cannot change. But, once we have information, we can embark on the journey to change. This is why we are bringing an issue to your attention that may not be comfortable, but is an ugly truth. We all have the power to do something about it. Every year […]

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What Can You Accomplish?

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What can you accomplish when you combine your desire, effort and imagination? Well, just about anything. Your commitment, energy and intensity will pave the road to your accomplishment. For while the unique vista of from which each of us views the world is as individual as we are, causing each of us to interpret “accomplishment” […]

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Becoming Stronger

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I was asked a while back, ‘How do we become strong?’ I just love being asked this kind of thing, it throws my mind into a mad swirl of questions! I would consider myself a very strong woman, but I hadn’t ever taken the time to analyse just how I got here! Until now that […]

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Who Turned Out the Lights?

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“Life offers contradictory truths: We are separate, yet we are one. Accidents happen, yet there are no accidents. Death is real, yet death is an illusion. Our experience of reality and truth depends on our state of awareness.” Dan Millman Have you ever felt lost, alone and in the dark? Have you ever desperately sought […]

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A National Geographic Love Story

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Mabel Gardiner Hubbard was only five years old when scarlet fever rendered her deaf for life. At the age of 17, she would meet a young Scottish speech therapist who was destined to shape her life. Gardiner Greene Hubbard, Mabel’s father and National Geographic’s first president, took a liking to the industrious teacher and part-time […]

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When to listen to fear (and when not to)

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If fear tells you not to step onto a pond that has just frozen over, it is a good idea to listen to fear. But if fear tells you not to set foot outside your door in the winter because there may be frozen ponds out there, it’s best to overcome the voice of fear, […]

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The Painful Truth

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We’ve all experienced some form of emotional pain in our lives at some stage or another, and as I was considering what to write about on this subject I came across this lovely quote. ‘Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for […]

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