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Virtues in Paradise

Linda Kavelin-Popov is co-founder of The Virtues Project and best-selling author of ‘The family virtues guide’, ‘A pace of grace’, ‘Graceful endings’ and other books on virtues. In this regular column, she explores virtues in the Cook Islands context. You can find out more about her work at www.virtuesproject.com or www.gracefulendings.net.


‘Thy will, not mine, be done’

Saturday April 15, 2017

Easter is a holy season – a time to remember the sacrifice Jesus Christ made, the pain and suffering he endured, and the ultimate victory of his resurrection.

Time for a look at yourself

Saturday April 08, 2017

The first step in creating healthy balance in your life is to take an honest, compassionate look at yourself, and ask, “How am I, really? What stresses me and what blesses me?”

How are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions? Do you even remember them now that we are several weeks into the year? I know better than to rely on my memory.

THERE are times in our lives, when we receive major wake up calls.

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.

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.

Have you ever thought about what made a teacher your least favorite – “the worst”, and what made your favorite teacher “the best”?

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

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

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