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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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Mental health workshop answers many questions

Monday 22 October 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between mental illness and madness?

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The power and blessings of gratitude

Saturday 6 October 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

I was sitting outside the pharmacy at Aitutaki Hospital smiling to myself and a nurse came along to visit with me for a moment. “You seem happy,” she said.

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The Four Agreements for a happier life

Saturday 29 September 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

The Four Agreements is a small but powerful book by Don Miguel Ruiz. He says everything we do is based on our agreements - with the Divine, with other people, and most importantly, with ourselves.

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The 90-day plan for getting things done, really works

Saturday 8 September 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

One of life’s small pleasures for me is setting a goal, then accomplishing it.

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Trust essential for open communication

Saturday 1 September 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

If you’re interested in genuine conversation and open communication, creating trust is essential.

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Learn to discover your part in the divine plan

Saturday 25 August 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

Years ago, I read a fascinating book entitled “Mutant Message Down Under”, by Marlo Morgan.

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A look into the anatomy of deeper intimacy

Saturday 18 August 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

As I navigate this season of elderhood, one of its lovely surprises is that intimacy has become more central in my life.

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Let patience be guide to avoiding the 'blurt'

Saturday 11 August 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

Are you familiar with the blurt? It is one of my least favorite and most dire old habits.

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E-type personality like a car in overdrive

Saturday 4 August 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

The idea of the A-type personality was popular some years ago, referring to someone who had to get all A’s in school, drove themselves mercilessly, and had to get it all done, whatever it was.

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How to really help someone who is grieving

Saturday 28 July 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

What do we say to a loved one who is dying? How do we respond to a grieving person?

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Healing not just up to doctors, but you too

Saturday 21 July 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

The medical conference on Aitutaki earlier this week marked the 20th anniversary of these conferences so generously sponsored by Dr Joseph Williams, aka “Papa Joe”.

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How you can move from stressed to blessed

Saturday 14 July 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

Does your head start to spin with all the undone tasks on your “to do” list?

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Illness clear call to create 'pace of grace'

Saturday 7 July 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

It took a life-threatening energy illness in my early 50s – post-polio syndrome, to give me the wake-up call I needed to create balance in my life.

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Self care a challenge for 'sandwich generation'

Saturday 30 June 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

Have you ever noticed that we, as humans, seem a bit uneasy about self-care? Do real men and strong women even need such a thing?

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Entertained by an angel on Rarotonga

Saturday 23 June 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

It took three days and four flights to get back from the Philippines to the Cook Islands, with little or no sleep, yet my trip ended with a very special encounter: an angel awaited me at Rarotonga International airport.

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Determination can make dreams come true

Monday 18 June 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

When I did a Virtues Pick not so long ago, I received Determination.

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Island connections with project go back 25 years

Monday 11 June 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

Kia Orana from the “almost mid-most” heart of the Ocean which is Rarotonga in the Cook Islands (Aitutaki has the official title).

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The Virtues Project celebrates 30th birthday

Monday 11 June 2018 | Published in Virtues in Paradise

The 30th anniversary of The Virtues Project, founded by my husband Dan Popov, brother John Kavelin, and me is being celebrated on line this week.

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