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  • Laugh your way to a healthier life
    Mar 16, 2017 8:00 am

    Laugh your way to a healthier life

    Early on a glorious morning in Miami, the soft sun shone on the beach. Loose branches of palm trees swayed in the wind and waves rhythmically crashed against the sand. I was standing barefoot in a circle of people, excited and fascinated to try...

  • Make your dreams a reality
    Feb 23, 2017 8:00 am

    Make your dreams a reality

    People keep asking me how and why I started writing.

    Fifteen years ago, I went to Moscow from a Siberian city called Irkutsk. Grey, unfriendly Moscow met me with a cold and piercing wind that threw a handful of snow right in my face.

  • The rule of 15 seconds
    Feb 16, 2017 7:59 am

    The rule of 15 seconds

    When I called my daughter in San Francisco, she answered me in tears.

    My heart sank. “What happened? Something very serious?” I asked with great anxiety.

    “President Trump, what he does here, his new laws about immigrants and other...

  • During chemo, surround yourself with positivity
    Jan 27, 2017 8:00 am

    During chemo, surround yourself with positivity

    After describing the brutal moment her cancer was diagnosed, in part two of this week’s column Nina London addresses dealing with the subsequent treatment and the need for support. Both are extracts from her upcoming book Find your Light...

  • The moment my life was turned upside down
    Jan 26, 2017 8:00 am

    The moment my life was turned upside down

    This is part one of an extract from my upcoming book Find your Light as a Warrior Woman. Don’t miss part two tomorrow.

    It was a sunny August morning. I was sitting in the doctor’s office in Vancouver,...

  • How to change your habits
    Jan 12, 2017 8:00 am

    How to change your habits

    Into the fireplace went my 2016 calendar with all its inked-in appointments and reminders. The new year is the perfect time to start all over with a new and clean agenda. For myself, and many other people, the first day of the year is a starting...

  • Waving goodbye to this year’s troubles
    Dec 22, 2016 8:00 am

    Waving goodbye to this year’s troubles

    For me, the Christmas spirit begins with the wonderful moment when we bring the Christmas tree to the house. This green forest beauty, fragrant and still alive, is a beloved guest in our home. It soon transforms into a respected fairy queen,...

  • To find a happy child in you
    Dec 15, 2016 8:00 am

    To find a happy child in you

    I went ice skating at the new rink in St George’s.

    How unusual, exotic and beautiful!

    I was so ecstatic, I felt like a child again — careless, enthusiastic, full of energy and laughter!

    I bravely tried to jump and did not even...

  • The sun is shining just for you
    Dec 1, 2016 8:00 am

    The sun is shining just for you

    It is 6am, a warm July morning. I awake and hear the gentle, guttural sounds of the doves who have built their nest on the roof. I listen to the calm and rhythmic dance of the waves.

    I reach for my computer, and pull my hand from it like it...

  • A symbol of change, renewal and rebirth
    Nov 17, 2016 8:00 am

    A symbol of change, renewal and rebirth

    Long ago in an ancient city lived a Master, surrounded by his disciples. The most talented of them once wondered: “Is there any question that our Master cannot answer?”

    He went to the blossoming meadow, caught the most beautiful butterfly,...

  • Time to clear out the clutter
    Nov 3, 2016 8:00 am

    Time to clear out the clutter

    Relentless Hurricane Nicole ran into a beautiful and flourishing Bermuda rapidly and unexpectedly.

    It was some kind of unfathomable mystery of nature. Why, from all the vast expanse of the ocean, did this hurricane pick as its target our...

  • Are you distracted from your ‘oyster’ goal?
    Oct 27, 2016 8:00 am

    Are you distracted from your ‘oyster’ goal?

    When people ask me why I decided to change my life drastically and emigrate, I answer, “I dreamt of trying oysters”.

    Bright, Sunday morning sun breaks through the window painted with frost curlicues. My mom cautiously wakes me up at 7am.

  • Life begins at 50: only now am I fulfilling my dreams
    Oct 20, 2016 8:00 am

    Life begins at 50: only now am I fulfilling my dreams

    The most amazing, incredible and unexpected thing that happened to me when I turned 50 was that I began to fulfil my dreams. I suddenly realised that my time is not infinite. If it’s not now that I do, feel, try and taste something new, then...

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