Posts Tagged: people

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

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

Webspiration #5 – You’ve got the power

This week’s round-up of inspiration from around the web reminds us of the power we have – to touch one another’s lives, to change ourselves for the better, and to inspire others: 1.   My friend Carlo argues that if we want

Webspiration #5 – You’ve got the power

This week’s round-up of inspiration from around the web reminds us of the power we have – to touch one another’s lives, to change ourselves for the better, and to inspire others: 1.   My friend Carlo argues that if we want

Best advice from 2011

It’s that time of year again – the time for reflection and summation. I started this blog from a spark of inspiration that was inadvertently flung my way during a psychology class, and 6 months later I am just starting to

Best advice from 2011

It’s that time of year again – the time for reflection and summation. I started this blog from a spark of inspiration that was inadvertently flung my way during a psychology class, and 6 months later I am just starting to

The annual Peace Mountain sandcastle extravaganza

Making the world a better place should be fun, right? Last year my friend Sam suggested we go down the beach on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) and build a massive sandcastle. Why not?, we thought. So a group of

The annual Peace Mountain sandcastle extravaganza

Making the world a better place should be fun, right? Last year my friend Sam suggested we go down the beach on Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) and build a massive sandcastle. Why not?, we thought. So a group of

Lou & Liz: Small changes, big environmental impacts

It’s never too early to start saving the planet. One great example is the efforts of Vancouver teenagers Leeza Udovenka and Jacqueline Louie to promote the use of reusable coffee cups in their city. The 16-year-old high school students, who call themselves Lou

Lou & Liz: Small changes, big environmental impacts

It’s never too early to start saving the planet. One great example is the efforts of Vancouver teenagers Leeza Udovenka and Jacqueline Louie to promote the use of reusable coffee cups in their city. The 16-year-old high school students, who call themselves Lou

Webspiration #3

After a 3 month hiatus (in which I cocooned myself in my psychology studies) I’m back with renewed enthusiasm and seeking new inspiration. I hope you’re still reading… To get the ball rolling again, a few pieces of inspiration from around

Webspiration #3

After a 3 month hiatus (in which I cocooned myself in my psychology studies) I’m back with renewed enthusiasm and seeking new inspiration. I hope you’re still reading… To get the ball rolling again, a few pieces of inspiration from around

Scott Heiferman: How 9/11 inspired a community revolution

Today is the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York (9/11). I remember that day well. My boyfriend at the time called me and simply said “The world just ended,” which

Scott Heiferman: How 9/11 inspired a community revolution

Today is the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York (9/11). I remember that day well. My boyfriend at the time called me and simply said “The world just ended,” which

The People United

This week I attended a public address given by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. I found him to be humble, compassionate, and strong in his convictions – as all world leaders ideally should be. His talk was really engaging, especially

The People United

This week I attended a public address given by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. I found him to be humble, compassionate, and strong in his convictions – as all world leaders ideally should be. His talk was really engaging, especially

Matthew Luxon and Waveney Warth: Living without waste

Could you live for a year without creating any waste? In today’s consumer society where everything comes wrapped 3 times in plastic (or so it seems), attempting to live rubbish-free may seem like a fool’s errand. Yet that’s exactly what

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Matthew Luxon and Waveney Warth: Living without waste

Could you live for a year without creating any waste? In today’s consumer society where everything comes wrapped 3 times in plastic (or so it seems), attempting to live rubbish-free may seem like a fool’s errand. Yet that’s exactly what

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