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  • Creating art extends yourself into another reality
    Sep 17, 2020 8:00 am

    Creating art extends yourself into another reality

    It was another deliriously lovely Bermuda day in September, when the sky is bluer than the turquoise sea and the late afternoon sun casts a golden hue to the fading day.

    Soft, airy clouds were scudding across the horizon; a ship vanished...

  • Behold the beauty that is the turquoise ocean
    Sep 3, 2020 8:00 am

    Behold the beauty that is the turquoise ocean

    My dear readers, do you really love the mighty ocean that surrounds us on every side?

    Do you take time and allow yourself to appreciate the moment the sun blazes forth from the shining sea? No power on earth can reverse that passage to the...

  • Home, sweet home – happy to be back!
    Aug 20, 2020 8:00 am

    Home, sweet home – happy to be back!

    I came back to Bermuda recently after being marooned for over five months in Bali.

    It was a long, exhausting and dramatic return journey. I took six flights:

    Bali/Jakarta/Istanbul/Zurich/Dublin/London and finally, Bermuda!

    I...

  • Keep your heart open to be ready for love
    Aug 6, 2020 8:00 am

    Keep your heart open to be ready for love

    We all have both good and difficult times in our lives. Sometimes we feel insecure, vulnerable and lost, like a delicate flower open and trembling under the uncaring force of the wind.

    The words of other people blow through us in gusts.

  • The power of kindness knows no bounds
    Jul 16, 2020 8:00 am

    The power of kindness knows no bounds

    I am sure that each of you has met someone who unselfishly helped you for no other reason than the kindness in their soul.

    I have received so much help from strangers, especially when I first moved from Russia to the United States. I...

  • Take a deep breath and step forward into your new life
    Jul 2, 2020 8:00 am

    Take a deep breath and step forward into your new life

    I believe that, regardless of the circumstances, we ourselves choose the roads we follow. We do it every day with our thoughts, desires and actions.

    Exactly three years ago I did my first “live” broadcast on Facebook. I was finishing...

  • The 20-second secret to feeling better – a hug
    Jun 18, 2020 8:00 am

    The 20-second secret to feeling better – a hug

    When I need support or protection, if I am sad and feel lost, when I’m stressed and scared and long for warmth and reassurance, if I want to feel protected and know that I am not alone in this world, I go to my husband, Bill, and hug him tightly...

  • Always have persistence and determination on your life journey
    Jun 4, 2020 8:00 am

    Always have persistence and determination on your life journey

    I learnt a long time ago how to quickly rebuild my life whenever plans collapsed suddenly and everything changed — sometimes in an instant.

    The first reaction is shock, horror, disbelief and panic.

    I’ve managed to quickly cope with...

  • Dancing is a simple recipe for happiness
    May 21, 2020 8:00 am

    Dancing is a simple recipe for happiness

    When I learnt that DJ Felix was going to run a special music broadcast during Bermuda’s lockdown, I immediately wrote to him: “I want to be in it! I want to cheer my beloved Bermudians up!”

    He loved the idea, and I went to work.

    I...

  • Connections to the divine world are everywhere in Bali
    May 7, 2020 8:00 am

    Connections to the divine world are everywhere in Bali

    It is impossible to predict anything nowadays. Two months ago we were planning to come back to Bermuda after many weeks in Southeast Asia. We had airline tickets and we were so happy to once again see family.

    It was not to be. Bill and I...

  • Dance your dream and find your inner happiness
    Apr 2, 2020 8:00 am

    Dance your dream and find your inner happiness

    In this very difficult time for every person in the world, I would like to share with you, my dear readers, a lovely, positive and inspirational story of how 12 women danced their dreams.

    While we were living amid the magic of Tao Garden in...

  • What to do to improve memory for seniors
    Feb 27, 2020 8:00 am

    What to do to improve memory for seniors

    My beloved mother, who is 82 years old, started having memory problems several years ago.

    At first, she began to forget where she had put certain things. Then it became more obvious.

    For me, the most heartbreaking moment was when we...

  • Unlocking my inner energy in Thailand
    Feb 13, 2020 8:00 am

    Unlocking my inner energy in Thailand

    One year ago, my husband and I arrived for the first time in Northern Thailand to the ancient capital of Chiang Mai, a small city with more than 300 Buddhist temples and, for many, Thailand’s spiritual heartland.

    Monks in ochre robes were...

  • A cup of coffee takes me back to Cuba
    Jan 30, 2020 8:00 am

    A cup of coffee takes me back to Cuba

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    Why do I love travelling so much? At the top of my list is meeting wonderful people whom I would probably never encounter in my daily life. Many have become my good friends; Bill, who I met in Bermuda when I arrived one sunny...

  • Jan 16, 2020 8:00 am

    Celebrate your special style in 2020

    When we arrived in Hanoi and walked into the airport hall, I stopped in admiration. A sudden wave of unreality swept over me and I felt for a moment as if I were in a scene from a movie.

    A slender and elegant Vietnamese woman with lustrous...

  • Celebrate your special style in 2020
    Jan 16, 2020 8:00 am

    Celebrate your special style in 2020

    When we arrived in Hanoi and walked into the airport hall, I stopped in admiration. A sudden wave of unreality swept over me and I felt for a moment as if I were in a scene from a movie.

    A slender and elegant Vietnamese woman with lustrous...

  • In 2020, write your chapter beautifully
    Jan 2, 2020 8:00 am

    In 2020, write your chapter beautifully

    I genuinely love the last days before the New Year. I always look back and think about how it went, what happened, what interesting people I met, places I visited, women I helped, what dreams I realised, how I personally changed and how my life...

  • Start your day with some dancing
    Dec 19, 2019 8:00 am

    Start your day with some dancing

    There is a Russian proverb that says, “How you start the day is how you will spend it.”

    In Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, I always start my day with a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake. The Vietnamese consider this lake to be the calm heart of...

  • Learning how to find harmony out of chaos
    Dec 5, 2019 8:00 am

    Learning how to find harmony out of chaos

    We arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam a week ago and I was not sure we could even leave the front steps of our hotel. In front of us was a river of motorbikes and scooters all travelling in a chaotic and relentless flow that stunned us.

    We were on...

  • An incomparable spiritual feeling
    Nov 21, 2019 8:00 am

    An incomparable spiritual feeling

    Many years ago, when I was still living in Russia, I saw a stunningly beautiful photograph in a travel magazine. Thousands of large, snow-white lanterns with a brightly burning fire inside were flying in the evening sky towards a huge, full...

  • A life less ordinary is the only way to live
    Oct 24, 2019 8:00 am

    A life less ordinary is the only way to live

    I cannot live a quiet life. I always have to come up with new projects and exciting dreams. I’m not interested in following routines.

    If I find myself slipping into complacency, I don’t like myself. The more difficult the task the more...

  • It’s a special feeling to hold your dream
    Oct 10, 2019 8:00 am

    It’s a special feeling to hold your dream

    This September, on our remote island in the Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota, we planned to hike in the regal pine forest, boat on the loon-speckled lake, forage for mushrooms amid the lichens and ferns of the boreal forest and gaze at the...

  • Getting into the spirit of things
    Oct 3, 2019 8:00 am

    Getting into the spirit of things

    If someone were to tell me this fantastic story I would say it cannot be true.

    But it happened to me in August four years ago. We spend every summer on our island in the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota. This remote outpost is in the...

  • My belated love affair with tennis
    Sep 20, 2019 8:00 am

    My belated love affair with tennis

    All my life I have done everything possible to realise my dreams.

    When I arrived in Bermuda, I had a long cherished dream: I wanted to learn how to play tennis.

    I practised almost every day with my coach, Howard Cross, an older but...

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