Tag Archives: resilience

What my 5 most important ‘things’ are in life

I was asked this wonderful question of ‘What are the 5 most important things in life?’ by a senior Rotarian at a Rotary Club presentation I gave recently. I was honoured to be asked such a question by this beautiful … Continue reading

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The Far Edge of Humanity

Today I stood on the far edge of humanity and it was beyond what 90% of us in the world would think is possible let alone acceptable (inside or outside of war). The reason I knew I was still within … Continue reading

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An Unnatural Disaster

(Note. I wrote this two weeks ago and I don’t have any picture to accompany as too dangerous if I get spotted…) It is with a heavy heart I go to sleep tonight thinking about the multitude of people who … Continue reading

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The Resilience Spectrum – where are you on the scale?

Bike trip end of day 3 of 7… I think it was as my kidneys felt like they were going to explode out the side of ribcage that I thought about what I was actually doing. I was cycling downhill … Continue reading

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Fantastic Africa – Why Africa is so rich!

So while I spoke of Africa fatigue in my last blog I must counteract that with the wonderful reality that the world that is lucky to have Africa as a part of it. The Africans are so refined at knowing … Continue reading

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A community hero who shouldn’t have to be

Judith is a mother of three who raises her children on her own single-handedly but without use of her legs that were stricken and debilitated by polio as a child. Judith has had to come from absolutely no income or … Continue reading

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What was I thinking in Aotearoa New Zealand 2009…?

I had a wonderful read of my blog from a 3000km bicycle trip I did in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2009. The excerpt that really got me from all of it was 10 pictures defining my life for an article I was interviewed … Continue reading

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