Virtues in Paradise

Virtues in Paradise: The power of unity

Saturday 17 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

In small islands and towns, it’s tricky to work out solutions to conflict, writes Linda Kavelin-Popov.

Opinion


Virtues in Paradise: What is love?

Saturday 3 February 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

I recently came down with the dreaded flu – part of a wave of viral illness that, along with Covid-19, is surging in many parts of the world, including here in paradise., writes Linda Kavelin-Popov.

Opinion


Virtues in Paradise: How are you, really?

Saturday 20 January 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

How is it possible that here in Paradise, those who live here miss out on many of the treasures that bring thousands of tourists each year to these shores, craving the beauty and gifts that are all around us? writes Linda Kavelin-Popov.

Opinion

Virtues in Paradise: What are your intentions for 2024

Saturday 6 January 2024 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

“Looking forward, looking back. I’ve come a long way down the track,” sings Australian country singer Slim Dusty. It’s a great song for the New Year, writes Linda Kavelin-Popov.

Opinion


Virtues in Paradise: Love is the answer

Saturday 9 December 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

A friend of mine just flew overseas for Christmas. Before she even stepped on the plane, the family dynamics of mama drama were already flaring up amongst her adult children. Who got to pick her up at the airport? Who had the privilege to have her stay first? Longest?

Opinion


Virtues of Paradise: Healing family violence

Saturday 25 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

How do we stop family violence? How do we heal multi-generational abuse?

Opinion

Virtues in Paradise: Can we save the world?

Saturday 11 November 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

Is it the end of the world? Is World War III starting? How can anyone bomb civilians, babies and children, schools, and hospitals? Linda Kavelin-Popov writes.

Opinion

Virtues in Paradise: Seeing through a lens of virtues

Saturday 14 October 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

The way we see others has a deep impact on them and also on us., writes Linda Kavelin-Popov.

Opinion


Virtues in Paradise: The Virtues effect – Making a difference

Saturday 30 September 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

I have a friend who makes a profound difference in my life. She’s one of my greatest blessings. I’ve been reflecting on what it is about her that causes me to leave her presence more hopeful, happy, and confident -- ready to tackle life with fresh optimism, writes Linda Kavelin-Popov.

Opinion


Virtues in Paradise: Bold, brave and brilliant

Saturday 16 September 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

Virtues was front and centre at the Pasifika Medical Association Conference held in Aitutaki on September 11, writes Linda Kavelin-Popov.

Opinion


Virtues in Paradise: What is Your Calling?

Saturday 2 September 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

Everyone has a calling. It’s different from having a job, although those for whom their job is also a calling are truly blessed, writes Linda Kavelin-Popov.

Opinion


Virtues in Paradise: Atirai’s story of determination and success

Saturday 5 August 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

Everyday heroes exist all around us, yet only when we pause to listen to their stories can we be inspired by their courage or learn from their wisdom, writes Linda Kavelin-Popov.

Opinion


Virtues in Paradise: The virtue and power of mindfulness

Saturday 22 July 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

What is the difference between feeling stressed “out of our minds” and being fully present in this moment, serene yet alert? By Linda Kavelin-Popov.

Opinion

Virtues in Paradise: Too stressed to be blessed?

Saturday 24 June 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

How are you really? Do you ever stop to ask yourself that question? Or like most people, do you sometimes drift into a state of gradually increasing anxiety or low-level depression? By Linda Kavelin-Popov.

Opinion


Virtues in Paradise: Everyday miracles

Saturday 10 June 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

Sometimes something will suddenly appear in front of us in response to a prayer or a wish writes - Linda Kavelin-Popov.

Opinion

‘Let us worship but one (true) God’

Saturday 10 June 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

Historian and author Howard Henry has been fascinated by the birth of Christianity in the Cook Islands for many years. In a weekly series, Henry chronicles the arrival of Christianity to the Cook Islands and its role in building the nation. In this article he talks about how the Gospel arrived at Atiu on 19 July 1823.

Opinion


Virtues: Harvesting hope

Saturday 29 April 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

Do you dare to dream? Not the kind of dream that comes when you are asleep, but a dream for what you really want to create in your life. By Linda Kevlin-Popov.

Opinion


The power of language

Saturday 15 April 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Features, Opinion, Virtues in Paradise

I’m so happy to be back in the Cook Islands and to resume this column after three and a half years away in Hawaii. Someone recently asked me, “What is a virtue anyway?” By Linda Kavelin-Popov.

Features

Young teachers hold hope for the future

Saturday 3 November 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

Have you ever thought about what made a teacher your least favorite – “the worst”, and what made your favorite teacher “the best”?

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Finding that elusive balance for peace

Saturday 27 October 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

How do we go from burnout to blessing? How do we maintain the elusive balance that can give us a genuine pace of grace? A breath of peace whenever we need it, time for beauty, for prayer and reflection, for play, for free time with family and friends. There is an epidemic of overdoing that has spread throughout the world in the past decades.

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