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Respecting all people

My husband’s university in Saudi Arabia sent him here to complete his studies. We arrived in 2008 and he’ll finish his PhD in Physical Education at the end of the year, after which we’ll return home and he’ll teach at …

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Accepting the colour of your skin

As long as I can remember, I felt different. I went to a private school in Africa where my teachers were British, so I never had a strong African accent. I was tiny and the darkest, even though my class …

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I wish I had been a better neighbour

I used to live in an apartment building and two storeys above me on the third floor lived a woman with her 5 year old daughter, Lucia.  She used to wave at me sometimes while I was in the building’s …

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Never judge a book by its cover

My great school friend from the UK, Beets visited me in New Zealand a few years ago. I wanted to show him around so we decided to kayak and tramp the Able Tasman National Park with two mutual friends from …

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Understanding the law of attraction

Entirely separately, through our own endeavours, we both stumbled across the law of attraction, the power of the universe and the power of positive energies.  At a low ebb for both of us, it brought us a sense of meaningfulness …

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The point of music lessons

I’ve been teaching piano to children since I left high school 24 years ago. I always thought that each child should do heaps of practise every day to improve very quickly – almost expecting every student to become a concert …

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Overcoming my fear of retirement

I used to be a journalist and PR consultant in Canberra. I worked hard in the business and there was a lot of pressure: work pressure and financial pressure. I kept fearing retirement, wasn’t sure what I would do, how …

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A small act of kindness

On a dreary, rainy, winter’s day I was standing at the bus stop huddling under my umbrella. A man was in front of me in the line, getting wet. So I stepped closer to him and moved my umbrella over …

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Taking control of my power

A breakthrough in my life has been dealing with people that are personally critical. For most of my life there has been the odd person that has had the power to criticise me to the point of causing me significant …

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That time I found yoga

On this particular day I gave in to my stubbornness and rolled out my mat- I was apprehensive about doing something I had been avoiding for years. I must admit though, Yoga had been a practice I was curious about, …