in the name of crisis, let us reflect (part 2)

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You may recall my blog post on March 30, titled ‘in the name of crisis, let us reflect’ where I spoke about how we should start reflecting on the true essence of life and re-evaluate our purpose on this life path.  Seňora CRISISuela has undoubtedly spread panic, grief, fear, frustration and uncertainty to every Cypriot- including me. Following this numbness, however, Seňora CRISISuela has also got many Cypriots to RE-Think life, start investing in the real treasures within us and reach a helping hand to each other.

 And it is this spirit of caring and lending a helping hand which is finally uniting Cypriots to another level. The Cyprus Aid series of concerts, the continuous effort of the Red Cross to help thousands of families, the admirable effort of countless volunteers eager to help their fellow brothers and sisters, plus so much more… It is this tireless eagerness to help each other which has touched my heart and soul in so many ways…

 A few weeks ago, I heard about Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s ‘Food from the heart’ venture- a program which lends a helping hand to people in need- the poor, the hungry, the elderly, the disabled and the unemployed…. My heart smiled yet once again. In this interview which appeared in the Cyprus Daily today, Sir Stelios speaks about the ‘Food from the heart’ program which he dedicates in the loving memory of his late grandmother.

 food from the heart

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About Mahi S

I was born on the island of Cyprus in 1971. For years, I lived the life of a nomad: I grew up in the Arab Gulf, finished high school in Cyprus, then went to the U.S. for five remarkable, life-changing years of study and work in public relations. With every change of home, I was confronted with the challenge of separation and the issue of identity, but ultimately the rewarding experience of interacting with people of different cultures has informed my life ever since. It inspired me to create an ideal setting wherever I found myself, to live meaningfully and use passion as the main ingredient in my life. I run to keep myself motivated and to fire the kind of creative thinking that keeps me balanced and content. But it’s also an ongoing challenge: since 1999, I have completed 17 half-marathons, which I try to run in a different city every time. In fact, running and travel are the two pillars of my life philosophy: “Travel is fascinating, whether it’s about a series of mesmerizing destinations or a journey within myself”. “Running keeps me sane, motivated and focused!” Right now, I am focusing on promoting my new book, ‘A squirrel in your kitchen’ an e-cookbook with quick, easy and delicious recipes (and anecdotes) from dearest friends around the world. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AYXN500. I am also hoping to experience the fascinating challenge of a full marathon in 2016; in Athens or New York. We’ll see!

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