Thank You

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This is a very quick update to sincerely thank all of your for the outpouring of generosity I have experienced since the Help Jorge appeal. Total monies raised have just reached US$1450 and donations are still trickling in. This is amazing!! I’m truly blown away by your kindness and very proud to be a part of such a generous, compassionate global community. Jorge is doing well, and is still under the care of my amazing friend Alison. She has told … Keep reading…

Meeting Jorge

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I was giving my friend Alison a ride home after an early dinner one night, as her car had a flat tire and she hadn’t had time to get it changed. She asked me to swing by the home of a local man, Jorge, who she’d recently been introduced to by a friend doing volunteer social work in the local community. The friend was moving away and needed someone to help the man with the twice daily insulin injections he … Keep reading…

Sometimes You Gotta Get Radical

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In the last few months, I’ve been connected to several people suffering grief and loss; people I love who have lost people they love, suddenly, or gradually. In the last two months I have known of six people who are no longer here; six irreplaceable people who have left gaping holes in the lives of their nearest and dearest. Two of those people took their lives. I know of two other people in my lifetime who have done the same. … Keep reading…

Dear Life, Thank You

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It was difficult to decide what to write about after my last post! So I decided to do what I always do when I’m unsure of what’s next – take a moment to pause and be grateful for what I have. It always fills me with contentment and the knowledge that I’m on the right path. I wrote the following post as part of my friend Kim’s Dear Life series, published every Monday on her blog, So Many Places. It … Keep reading…

(almost) Four Years

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I recently decided that on October 28th, 2013, I would publish a post entitled, ‘Four Years.’ It wouldn’t be about four years of travel, or a relationship, but four years since I last had a drink of alcohol and became a recovering alcoholic rather than an active one. And whilst I think  ‘Four Years’ sounds way more impressive than ‘Three years, nine months and four Days,’ waiting for the ‘right time’ to share about my journey as a recovering alcoholic … Keep reading…