Thursday, October 19, 2017

Selfishness and heroism

July 29, 2008 by  
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Throughout our lives we are repeatedly told by others not to be selfish. We learn that being selfish is considered negative, antisocial behaviour. At the same time we feel an innate tug to take care of ourselves first, knowing deep within that failure to do so will mean our inability to care for others.  The […]

Courage to do the work you love – Nic

July 28, 2008 by  
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Within the first 2 hours of the start of our trip to Kruger National Park, it was clear to us that our driver and guide, Nic, loves what he does. We didn’t have to ask – we just knew. From his welcome, complete with instructions, directions and full disclosure on how the day would progress, […]

It’s a small world after all

July 24, 2008 by  
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So here I am in South Africa, in the library of my hotel having a meeting with Robert, my business partner. A woman walks in and asks us if we are South African. I ask “Do we look like South Africans?” a bit perplexed, as most people see immediately that we are foreigners. “I am […]

Global Citizens

July 20, 2008 by  
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Victoria, Shane and I are on our way to South Africa. In mothering my children, I have always maintained that I am rearing citizens of the world, and have endeavoured to bring them up that way. When the opportunity for me to visit South Africa this summer came up, I was determined to find a […]

The Detox

July 7, 2008 by  
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Yesterday was the final day of my 7-day detox. The programme, which I do about once per year, has me imbibing only fruits and fruit and vegetable juices. No cooked foods. No sugar. No meat. No flour (as in pastry or bread). And worst thing of all for me – no coffee! I decided to […]