The Starfish

There is something very special in each and every one of us. We have all been gifted with the ability to make a difference. And if we can become aware of that gift, we gain through the strength of our visions the power to shape the future. We must each find our starfish. And if we throw our stars wisely and well, the world will be blessed. http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Spa/9599/starfish.html

Understanding Spirituality

Spirituality, described as “linking the deeply personal with the universal”, is inclusive and unifying. It naturally leads to the recognition that to harm another is to harm oneself, and equally that helping others is to help oneself. It applies to everyone, including those who do not believe in God or a ‘higher being’. http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mentalhealthinfo/treatments/spirituality.aspx

Technology Shapes the Future

«While technology shapes the future, it is people who shape technology, and decide what it can and should be used for.» Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Benefits of Sport and Recreation Participation

Participating in sport and physical recreation enhances social inclusion as well as health and wellbeing. The mental and physical health benefits of physical activity are well known. Participation in these activities, for example, can improve cardiovascular health, decrease stress and improve self-esteem. Participation in sport and group-based physical recreation has also been found to help facilitate social interaction, build community strength, decrease anti-social behaviour and promote ethnic and cultural harmony and community involvement. These benefits extend into the economic sphere to include cost-effective health prevention, a fit and productive workforce, business growth, tourism and employment (Collins and Kay 2003: 28-33; Cortis et al. 2006). http://www.fahcsia.gov.au