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The Long and Winding Road

For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a children’s author, so when an opportunity came up to write a 5,000 word children’s story for the final semester of my undergraduate year at university, way back in 1999, I jumped at the opportunity. There was a catch, though: the deadline for submissions [...]

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Fiona the Brave

I don’t like confrontation. I find it difficult to stand up for my rights against boisterous opposition and I will never, ever, bungee jump. But I will travel alone to faraway places, initiate the occasional ‘crucial conversation’, and I have been known to partake in a few adventurous activities, despite my fear and terror. So [...]

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Me? Tarzan?

The first time I saw the results of my VIA Strengths Survey (http://viacharacter.org)  my eyes went to the bottom of the list first to see what wasn’t a strength, and then I slowly made my way up. This is a very common response: ‘Okay, so I’ve got strengths. But show me my weaknesses so I [...]

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