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The Paralympics: disabilities do not disable life

Victoria Oruwari

The London 2012 Paralympics demonstrate that a disability does not have to disable life.

Victoria Oruwari, a classical singer from Nigeria living in London, lost her sight at the age of seven but enjoys life to the fullest.

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Dalai Lama at the University of Westminster, London

Photographed by Alexandra Buerger: http://alexbuerger.wordpress.com

There are many people who are able to draw and hold attention, but very few that can also command peace. The moment the jovial Dalai Lama stepped onto the modest stage at the University of Westminster in London, the entire audience sighed with joy and then silence fell on us all.

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Bharti Vyas: Running a business beautifully

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Bharti Vyas

After spending 30 years in the beauty industry pioneering her concept of holistic therapies to the Western world, Bharti Vyas, 68, is a well respected guru in her field.

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Thich Nhat Hanh: “Life is available only in the present moment”

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Whilst romantic couples exchange roses and gifts in the hub of Piccadilly Circus, another group of people celebrate Valentine’s Day with a different display of affection.

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Why should we know Thich Nhat Hanh?

Martin Luther King, Jr with Thich Nhat Hanh

“I do not personally know of anyone more worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize than this gentle Buddhist monk from Vietnam,” said Martin Luther King, Jr speaking of Thich Nhat Hanh, the most influential Zen Buddhist of our time, alongside the Dalai Lama. 

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Top 10 tips on how to banish holiday blues

Flying over the Maldives – by Monica Sarkar

MANY OF US would have treated ourselves to a well-deserved end-of-year break as the year wound down to a close. But can we face coming back home?

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Writer’s Blank: The relationship between meditation and writing

Buddha statue, Phuket, Thailand

WRITER’S BLOCK IS A condition that can become a frustrating obstacle for anyone who attempts to write. In fact, many writers have been known to abandon their craft for years, or even put an end to their careers altogether.

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The sound of your own voice: Woman aged 29 hears her voice for the first time

THE NEXT TIME YOU FEEL like complaining about waking up early in the morning and going to work, the number of bills that just fell onto your doormat, why you can’t be thinner, prettier or wealthier, just remember that some people are grateful for the simplest things in life that we may not even realise are there. Such as the sound of their own voice.

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