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Thoughts and reflections on life from writers around the world

Thoughts and reflections on life from writers around the world. If you would like to submit a reflection for possible publication here, please email us.

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Mohan Bhagwandas
17-Apr-2014

On a recent visit to Brazil Mohan Bhagwandas found himself impressed by 'the boundless energy' of the Brazilians, 'even when the thermometer gets to 48'. One quiet morning overlooking in Rio de Janeiro, he connected with a different energy ...

Zeke Reich
25-Sep-2013

It was through stepping out of his comfort zone and encountering people with very different political and cultural perspectives that Zeke Reich discovered a richer sense of his own identity.

Laura and Peter Boobbyer
21-May-2013

Laura Boobbyer shares some thoughts she has had about quiet times. 'It's not that I don't believe in quiet times - I do - it's just that I have always found it difficult to get out of bed! Maybe you have the same problem? My quiet time career, since Initiatives of Change changed my life 20 years ago, has had many ups and downs...'

K Haridas Nair
01-Oct-2012

K Haridas Nair reflects on new insights into the principle that 'Change starts with me' gained during a course run by the Arbinger Institute at the recent Tools for Change -KL 2012 conference.

Alline Serpa 140x
26-Jul-2012

Alline Serpa challenges the Initiatives of Change network to revisit the legacy of Frank Buchman, its founder, and to find a deeper care for each other, rooted in personal change.

Su Riddell
05-Jul-2012

Su Riddell, mother of two, shares some thoughts and lessons learned about parenting.