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From the Heart

From the Heart

By Wendy Appleyard A[dropcap] friend of mine gave blood – she didn’t want to – once finished she delighted in telling everyone all the details - right down to the kind of biscuit she was served afterwards. It was like her deed was done now, she had crossed that off her

The Litter Project

The Litter Project

By Bernie Rakocevic Most of us were horrified as we watched the devastating environmental impact of the estimated 41 million litres of oil spilled from the tanker Exxon Valdez in Alaska’s pristine Prince William Sound. The spill covered 2100km of coastline. The ensuing financial, environmental and ecological impact is well documented. Over

Acceptance

By Simone Ravenscroft We all judge each other - this is a fact of life. I believe I speak for the majority when I say, if you can genuinely look someone in the eyes and say you have NEVER passed judgment on another person in any way, you would be lying. Judging

Life Analogies: The Tree

By William Rue You are born through cellular osmosis and mitosis; and life is just growth. In time degradation takes place and you die. Is it that you are like a fruit, and that at a time you are perfect and ripe? Or is it that you are the tree, set

A Hungry Child Needs Your Help

A hungry child needs your help

    Fighting in C.A.R. is pushing families to the edge of survival, while funding for this crisis has nearly run out. Children will be the first innocent victims. Without your support, WFP cannot continue providing emergency food assistance. The Situation in C.A.R. Before conflict started, half of the children in C.A.R. were stunted due

The LGBT Struggle

By Ramelle Lewis Growing up, I knew my family was different. When I was very young, I didn't realise that different didn't necessarily mean 'bad', or 'wrong'. I just knew that my family would never conform to the nuclear bloc of Mum, Dad and child. I had Mum, and later Ava*[1], my

A Smile: The Domino Effect

By Victoria Holland It’s weird the little things that stick in your mind. I remember when I was a kid in junior school my headmaster told a story in assembly that has always stayed with me - it was about passing on a smile. He said that when you smiled at

Choosing to be Spacious

Choosing to be Spacious

By Christine Guthrie What does it mean in our society to be seen? To be noticed, appreciated, heard? Is it a fearful thing to be noticed? In our communities we need to experience processes of belonging that affirm us as individuals at the same time as providing communal group experiences that promote

Volunteering Holidays

By Sean Lee During holidays, most of us are craving for a time to relax and enjoy with family and friends – be it a short travel abroad or a luxurious cruise across the Caribbean. Alongside with this need to indulge ourselves a bit, sometimes we also tend to become materialistic

Help Kids with Cancer

By BC Phillips One of the darker elements of human nature is our propensity to seek out reasons to avoid helping others. It’s easy to maintain our sense that we are good and just when an external factor is present that makes the misfortunes of others due to their own faults.

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