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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.


Faith, culture should be linked

Friday April 25, 2014

Cheekiness is, to me, one of the leading virtues of this country. From a virtues perspective, I see it as a combo of confidence, humour and humility.

I met an unforgettable woman during a virtues workshop in an Australian women’s prison. Marie swaggered into the room, parting the others like the Red Sea.

From violence to virtues

Friday April 04, 2014

The old song goes, “You always hurt the one you love.” Sometimes this applies to the little ones in our care.

Keep a ‘pace of grace’

Friday March 28, 2014

Years ago, I found myself at death’s door. I crawled out to my prayer corner one morning to ask God if I should prepare to die, and instead received guidance in the form of 10 Rules for Health.

Trustworthiness not a lemon

Friday March 21, 2014

My husband has a weakness for Meyer lemons, the big juicy ones. He makes quarts of lemonade from them and, to my delight, gets his Vitamin C that way.

Virtues – power of generosity

Sunday November 10, 2013

Virtues are the qualities of our souls, the content of our character, “the fruits of the spirit”.

Deals dishonour the country

Thursday July 18, 2013

Sometimes we call the Cook Islands God’s country. We do that for many reasons. Perhaps it is because we believe its people are clean living and uncorrupted by the evils of the world. We also generally regard ourselves as nice “God fearing” people with charming smiles and decent morals.

Shark pillagers in our waters?

Thursday July 11, 2013

Some months ago I put some hard questions in Parliament to the Minister of Marine Resources Teina Bishop.

The people of the Cook Islands, at least those on Rarotonga, have been inundated with lots of photographs and follow-up write-ups from the Prime Minister Henry Puna and his spin doctor Trevor Pitt for the last week or so.

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