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Reaching New Heights: Hiking in the Himalayas

November, 2012
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Every so often, there is an experience in your life that leaves you with a brand new perspective. It leaves you with clarity, with renewed energy and with new determination. Climbing to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar was one of these experiences.
We were climbing with a group called the Global Volunteer Network (GVN) and [...]

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Talking with Your Doctor

February, 2011
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Putting your child’s healthcare in the hands of another person is not a simple task. You can, however, have a rewarding relationship with your child’s pediatrician. This is best accomplished by establishing trust in your physician and ensuring that you have a good understanding of one another. Here are some suggestions for what you can [...]

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Climbing for a Cause

February, 2010
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On the 15th of January 2010, 12 people stood together watching the sunrise from “The Roof of Africa”. They looked down at a sea of clouds and across snow filled valleys to magnificent glaciers. Their bodies were shattered, they were utterly exhausted, but they had done it; they had climbed the tallest mountain in Africa. [...]

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Lending A Helping Hand

February, 2008
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Though under great pressure from their rigorous high school study, Grade 11 students from the Beijing BISS International School have just worked on a new project - “Adopt a Village” in Hebei Province, north China.

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School on Top of the World

November, 2007
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If someone had asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, like most children living in central Florida in the 80’s, I would have said “an astronaut!” Never in a million years would I have guessed I would be a Montessori teacher in Beijing, China.

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Chasing the Flame

July, 2007
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Having visited 6 host cities for the Olympic Games in 365 days, Greg Groggel, a young American guy chased the flames of Olympics on his own. “Are the fundamental principles of the Olympic Charter achieved when a country plays host to the world?” This is the question which fascinated Groggel and which drove him, in part, to make this great journey.

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A Song for China’s Lost Little Ones

June, 2006
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Steven Curtis Chapman, the “king of Christian music,” has fallen in love with China, especially its underprivileged children. On May 24, Chapman arrived in Beijing for a charity concert to help raise funds for disadvantaged Chinese children requiring heart surgery.

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Hospital in Need

April, 2006
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Situated in a picturesque alpine valley 4000 meters above sea level, and 1000 kilometers west of Chengdu, the newly completed Dzogchen Brilliant Gem Philanthropic Hospital sits like a jewel among the snowcapped mountains of eastern Tibet, at the far west border of Sichuan Province.

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Ding and Her Cats

April, 2006
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In a small yard in the corner of Longtoujing Hutong, Houhai, grandma Ding lives a “peaceful” life with 150 cats. Everyday, she gets up at 5 o’clock in the morning to clean and prepare food for her feline friends.

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