Category Archives: living love

Take a look in the mirror, or how to make sure the next Trayvon Martin lives

Trayvon Martin is dead. And he should be alive. While everyone debates the justice of the acquittal we also need to look forward. We need to make sure the next young man walking in his family’s neighbourhood at night will

Take a look in the mirror, or how to make sure the next Trayvon Martin lives

Trayvon Martin is dead. And he should be alive. While everyone debates the justice of the acquittal we also need to look forward. We need to make sure the next young man walking in his family’s neighbourhood at night will

Lee Hodgson: Bags for kids

Meet Lee Hodgson. He’s 42, originally from the UK and currently splitting his time between Indonesia and Malaysia. Lee is a true English lad, with a mischievous smile and a couple of bung knees. And he sews bags. The sight

Lee Hodgson: Bags for kids

Meet Lee Hodgson. He’s 42, originally from the UK and currently splitting his time between Indonesia and Malaysia. Lee is a true English lad, with a mischievous smile and a couple of bung knees. And he sews bags. The sight

Connor and Cayden Long: When you love, you win

If you haven’t heard about the Long brothers yet, you’re in for a treat. Connor is 9 years old and Cayden is 7. They compete together in triathlons. In fact, they recently won Sports Illustrated Kids’ SportsKids of the Year Award. You

Connor and Cayden Long: When you love, you win

If you haven’t heard about the Long brothers yet, you’re in for a treat. Connor is 9 years old and Cayden is 7. They compete together in triathlons. In fact, they recently won Sports Illustrated Kids’ SportsKids of the Year Award. You

You have to be happy to spread happiness

I haven’t posted a blog in a long time. Almost a year actually. There are many excuses for this, I’ve been busy being the most obvious. But the truth is simpler. I haven’t been very happy. This blog is all

You have to be happy to spread happiness

I haven’t posted a blog in a long time. Almost a year actually. There are many excuses for this, I’ve been busy being the most obvious. But the truth is simpler. I haven’t been very happy. This blog is all

Living and dying well

Not every day is filled with laughter. Yesterday I went to a funeral. It was the send off for a friend’s brother, Mark. Hundreds of people had driven to the corner of the city to pay their last respects to

Living and dying well

Not every day is filled with laughter. Yesterday I went to a funeral. It was the send off for a friend’s brother, Mark. Hundreds of people had driven to the corner of the city to pay their last respects to

Everyone has something to give

It is my belief that every person has something to give. And that whatever we can give, we should. Nobody is too small, too young, or too poor to make a difference. Sure, some of us have more than others

Everyone has something to give

It is my belief that every person has something to give. And that whatever we can give, we should. Nobody is too small, too young, or too poor to make a difference. Sure, some of us have more than others

3 simple ways to live without regrets

This week a friend forwarded me an article from the Guardian sharing the top five regrets of the dying. Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse from Australia, spent years working with people during their final weeks of life and documented

3 simple ways to live without regrets

This week a friend forwarded me an article from the Guardian sharing the top five regrets of the dying. Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse from Australia, spent years working with people during their final weeks of life and documented

Invisible Children: Kony 2012 campaign

Invisible Children are a California-based NGO that has been fighting for almost a decade to end armed conflict in Uganda and free child soldiers who have been recruited by force by the LRA rebel army’s leader Joseph Kony. They springboarded to

Invisible Children: Kony 2012 campaign

Invisible Children are a California-based NGO that has been fighting for almost a decade to end armed conflict in Uganda and free child soldiers who have been recruited by force by the LRA rebel army’s leader Joseph Kony. They springboarded to

It’s the little things that count

Today I was visiting the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali. I learned a lesson from a monkey there – it’s the little things that count. I was meandering through the temples and forest overrun by monkeys and I stumbled across

It’s the little things that count

Today I was visiting the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali. I learned a lesson from a monkey there – it’s the little things that count. I was meandering through the temples and forest overrun by monkeys and I stumbled across

Seeing children smile in Indonesia

As I mentioned in my last post I am currently in Indonesia for work. On Thursday I got the opportunity to get out and about and visit some of the projects that ChildFund are running in Jakarta. I already posted

Seeing children smile in Indonesia

As I mentioned in my last post I am currently in Indonesia for work. On Thursday I got the opportunity to get out and about and visit some of the projects that ChildFund are running in Jakarta. I already posted

Dinka Basuki: Human sunshine

I’m currently in Jakarta on business. Today I met up with a friend. Her name is Dinka and she is like human sunshine. She has a way of brightening the room when she walks in. Dinka and I used to

Dinka Basuki: Human sunshine

I’m currently in Jakarta on business. Today I met up with a friend. Her name is Dinka and she is like human sunshine. She has a way of brightening the room when she walks in. Dinka and I used to

“But you can’t save the world,” they say

I’ve been volunteering, fundraising, working for charities, and otherwise wearing my bleeding heart of my sleeve for a number of years now. I’ve found that people tend to react in one of several ways when they find out what I

“But you can’t save the world,” they say

I’ve been volunteering, fundraising, working for charities, and otherwise wearing my bleeding heart of my sleeve for a number of years now. I’ve found that people tend to react in one of several ways when they find out what I