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Nicky Howe

Nicky Howe

Nicky Howe has done a number of different things in her life, and yet as this interview unfolds there appears to be thread of continuity which sews it all together. Her focus on relationships seems to be the golden thread that guides her path. Whilst she says that she didn’t recognise what her values were until her mid-thirties, Nicky lives a life which is congruent with them, and a life where she has found purpose in a range of different activities.

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Are your work boots left at the office door?

Are your work boots left at the office door?

Do I bring my whole self to work each day? Do I really want my colleagues to bring all that they are to the workplace? If your answers are no to these questions we might be missing out on a lot of engagement and productivity. I had a pair of pull-on work boots that I...

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It’s not me, it’s us!

It’s not me, it’s us!

I was in a meeting today with a group of community organisations and a funder. We were talking about the contraction of government funding and the impact that it was likely to have on the service delivery agencies. These are difficult times as we consider whether we...

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Lynda Rose

Lynda Rose

Lynda Rose has done a number of things in her life, including being a real estate agent, and now a health and wellness consultant and coach. Lynda is a mother and grandmother and has done many things in a full life. In this interview she talks widely about some of the things that have influenced her and led her to where she is now. She’s finding purpose in her life through a focus on health and wellness and she’s finding ways of bringing her knowledge and energy to people that she has the opportunity to work with.

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Penny Robinson

Penny Robinson

Penny Robinson is a Lecturer at Monash University, doing a mixture of research and teaching.  She volunteers for the I CAN Network, and is one of the Young Adults group leaders for Aspergers Victoria.  She also likes cycling, but hasn’t done much of it over the past couple of years. She was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome at the age of 14.5, in Year 9, in 1997.  In 2015 it is 18 years since her diagnosis!

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What the “Living With Purpose Interviews” are About?

What the “Living With Purpose Interviews” are About?

Over the last year I have been thinking a lot about what my purpose is and what it is that I want to be focusing my time on. As I was doing this it was helpful to hear from some other people and understand how they see these things. Purpose is something so important, but we don’t talk about it very often.

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Over 50,000 reasons to say Thank You

Over 50,000 reasons to say Thank You

The amazing generosity of Perth people was shown over the two months of October and November 2014. Lenny Jacoby (pictured above) asked her Facebook friends if they could donate 100 women's underpants to Ruah. Lenny had heard that many homeless women don't often...

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Abuse of Power

Abuse of Power

In mid 2014 I watched the film, "Calvary", which is a compelling exploration of relationships, loss, pain, abuse and power. It's one of those films that left the audience silent as we left the cinema, and also one that my thoughts returned to repeatedly over the...

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The High Cost of Homelessness

The High Cost of Homelessness

It may sound perverse - but we need to get a better handle on how much homelessness is costing us as a society. In mid 2014 I spoke at the “Homelessness: We can't afford to ignore it” conference, put on by CHCWA . I enjoyed the debate and conversation and was...

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