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April 5, 2017

What are we enabling our minds to prevent us from being?

I will never forget walking past Kiki on the slack line in Cape Town. I stopped to watch her and felt pretty captivated. She invited me to have a go! It was terrible! I was so wobbly! I couldn't stay up on the line without holding her or the tree…
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March 15, 2017

We are all doing our best

I realized something quite profound from spending time with Amal, a beautiful friend of mines 4 year old daughter from Denmark (who doesn't speak English yet and I don't speak Danish) and my close friends' (from Ireland & Chile) son Tiago who is approaching 11 weeks on this earth who…
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March 7, 2017

Open Letter to Unogwaja

Dear Unogwaja, We have reached an incredible moment in our journey together! I can still remember as if it were yesterday the time before you were not even alive and were literally just an unlikely dream I should give up on and try again later when I am better prepared,…
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February 20, 2017

Please come back down to earth

I felt inspired and compelled to do a written blog today. I'm pretty sure we all believe in the power of letting go what doesn't serve us. But how do we really know what does or doesn't serve us? It's not as simple as it sounds! I want to reflect…
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December 5, 2016

Home is everywhere

I'm sitting on the plane in midair, somewhere in between UK and UAE en route South Africa. My thoughts are flowing. I have started to think that patriotism as beautiful as it is may seem can blind us from many things. Like the fact that us humans all have this…
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November 1, 2016

Leading from the heart

If you do nothing else but this one thing today, let it be this: Breathe! Go into nature and breathe! Breathe deep into your stomach! Breathe as deeply and as long as you ever have before! Smile while you do it as It's the most important and precious gift you…
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June 14, 2016

Arming our nation with the most powerful weapon is a responsibility for us all.

I visited the Apartheid Museum recently. I cannot get the image of a young boy sitting on the floor in a classroom with sweat dripping down his brow out of my head. He epitomised determination. You could see it in his eyes. He wanted to learn, no matter what barriers…
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June 14, 2015

Sunday Independent – 14 June 2015

"In the footsteps of a brave young 'hare'.  John McInroy - the driving force behind the Unogwaja Challenge..."
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April 17, 2015

Respect starts with ourselves

I recently took part in the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon for the 5th time in as many years. Through Unogwaja we have become involved in road running across South Africa and around the world. So we understand and share in the magic involved with these events – the 2 Oceans…
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January 16, 2015

TIME TO STAND UP

I struggled to "stand up" more than ever in 2014. I have realized the longer we don’t “stand up” the harder it becomes and the greater the possibility of allowing our life and what truly matters to slip by. I’m sorry you can’t hear the rendition of Friedrich Nietzsche’s words…
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