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 or


Welcome back, students

Saturday February 06, 2016

Welcome back to school, kids! is a message especially for you from Mama Virtues. If you don’t read yet, I hope your family will read this to you out loud.

Virtues alive and well in paradise

Monday January 18, 2016

This is part two of last week’s column on three virtues that will create real happiness in the New Year, based on a Jewish scripture from the Tanach, or Old Testament.

Recognise those teachable moments

Saturday November 07, 2015

After a virtues workshop, the programme director gifted me with a massage.

Opening yourself to grace a wise move

Saturday October 31, 2015

My friend Larry says, “You can’t hear yes if you don’t ask.”

On our journey overseas, we have travelled by ferry to Cormorant Island on Alert Bay in the Pacific. It is located in British Columbia on the west coast of Canada.

Enviro Squad show that they care

Saturday August 15, 2015

“Do you love it enough?” is a slogan of the Enviro Squad of Araura College on Aitutaki.

Hope sheds light in dark places

Saturday June 06, 2015

On a recent cloudy Sunday, when I was driving with a friend to church, we suddenly saw a huge perfect rainbow, one end in the lagoon, the other arching to the other side of the island. 

Everybody needs a dream. 

Have you ever given yourself a birthday present? 

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