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Have you ever wondered about the “glamorous” lives led by beautiful cabin crew or well-navigated pilots? Well, it’s not necessarily about the shopping we might do, the beaches we sun-bake on, or the hotels and restaurants we frequent. In fact, it is often about experiencing countries from the farthest corners of the globe, and seeing first-hand the many sad and horrific situations faced by these societies. As a result, many selfless airline crew are deeply involved with a number of lesser-kn ...
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Take yourself back a number of years, and picture the endless lines and groups of humans as they tried to escape the horrors of their homeland, and embark on a journey into a new country, a safe country. The refugee crisis was in full swing... young men, families with children... all striving for a better life, and in many cases, striving for life.…
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Take yourself back a number of years, and picture the endless lines and groups of humans as they tried to escape the horrors of their homeland, and embark on a journey into a new country, a safe country. The refugee crisis was in full swing... young men, families with children... all striving for a better life, and in many cases, striving for life.…
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Having experienced a sometimes tough upbringing back in her home country of the Philippines, we chat with Zen who tells us a bit about her journey from her childhood until now as she enriches the lives of children across the country through her vision of 'Seed', and also enriches the lives of those who are struggling over in the Middle East. A simp…
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Having experienced a sometimes tough upbringing back in her home country of the Philippines, we chat with Zen who tells us a bit about her journey from her childhood until now as she enriches the lives of children across the country through her vision of 'Seed', and also enriches the lives of those who are struggling over in the Middle East. A simp…
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"The more you give, the more you get", mantra we should all live by... as per the quote on Nu Skin's website, and also as per the upbringing of our guest in today's episode. Maria, crew with Emirates Airline, has embarked on a journey taking in her passion of skincare and beauty, and gently blending it with her natural motherly and maternal instinc…
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"Many of you have probably heard of the organisation we chat about today. They are most known for their amazing work with the eradication of Polio around the world, but also for fighting disease, promoting peace, and also disaster relief. Rotary International are a worldwide organisation doing many amazing things around the world, with the help of …
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Have you ever had a moment where you've felt vulnerable? A moment where you've felt uncomfortable and with what feels like a minimal amount of control over a situation? If you have, then you might have a small inkling about what the children of the small town of Senya-Beraku on the coast of Ghana, two hours from Accra feel. However, these children …
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We've been living in a strange and overall depressing kind of world for a while now... Covid has ripped lives apart, physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight. Many of us have come to terms with the restrictions, and living our lives the best way we can, and this includes the many thousands upon th…
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We've been living in a strange and overall depressing kind of world for a while now... Covid has ripped lives apart, physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight. Many of us have come to terms with the restrictions, and living our lives the best way we can, and this includes the many thousands upon th…
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Unconditional love is something we get from our parents as a child, no matter how naughty we are... Returning this love when our parents are of an age where they might find it more difficult to complete daily tasks, is something most of us might find tough to do. Yes, we love them... but going that next step and becoming a primary carer might not b…
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Stopping to invest in someone's life could be one of the most magnificent things you could ever do. They could be a stranger on the street, someone you've worked with, or someone you've decided to support on your volunteering journey; But... they could and should also be the people closest to your home. Our guest today, Simon, we will be continuing…
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Have you ever just thought 'stuff it, time to just be spontaneous and dive into the deep end'? If YES, then you know the risk, the excitement, the scariness, the fun. If NO, then you've come to the right place. Our guest today, is a man of many talents... he's ex-cabin crew, ex-airline dispatcher, ex-ex-cabin crew, a drum teacher, currently works f…
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Close your eyes for just a moment, whisk yourself away to a beach on the tropical island of Zanzibar, in the Indian Ocean. The wind is lightly blowing through your hair, you smell a fresh saltiness in the air as your feet gently sink into the sand as you walk. You hear the innocent laughter of the children playing in the distance and feel such free…
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The age of technology is upon us! Everywhere we go, everything we do just about involves us using some kind of technology to survive. Whether it be the supposed simplicity of sending an email, or the more intricate and perhaps vital tasks of online banking or shopping. It seems, most of us in the Western world have grasped the change in the way we …
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As parents/guardians, we have a duty to set our children on a path of growth, of learning, of realising their full potential; The potential we see in them, but more importantly, the potential they see in themselves. We give our children opportunities to help guide them, including the choice of school, but also extra-curricular activities, whether i…
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It's just one day of every year, one extra special day that we look forward to... maybe not the number attached to it, but a day where we look forward to being spoiled, to spending time with friends, to enjoying some nice food, to having a cake WITH of course candles, and maybe to a cheeky drink. We look forward to a celebration... no matter how ol…
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They say that learning a language is much easier for those at an early age... fewer inhibitions, more time to learn, less to learn, and a brain designed for language learning. If you're like me, you would've also found learning a language to be a difficult task too (due to being an adult), and that has been in normal circumstances. But can you imag…
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From people to animals to nature to climate, our world is one of delicate and natural beauty. Something precious that we all need to look after and to take care of for the generations to come. Our guest in this episode is Shiela, Mrs Eco International 2019, and ex-crew with Emirates Airline. Her journey has taken her from the Philippines to Dubai a…
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It's 6am, you're waking up to another normal day, if you celebrated Christmas, you are probably getting over the festivities of the day before. You have your breakfast with your family, and say goodbye to your husband as he heads off to work. You hear on the radio some news of goings on around the world, including an earthquake many thousands of mi…
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Charity work comes in many forms... from taking care of children to animal welfare to refugees. But, had you ever thought that it could involve fashion (besides of course your run of the mill op shop). Well, I for one had never thought about this, until I met ex-Emirates crew Shiela Teodoro DeForest. Based in Colorado, US, Shiela is putting her ski…
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Philotimo! A Greek noun translating to 'love of honour', but a word almost impossible to translate completely due to its complexity of nature. However, our guest Lena seems to portray the use of this word perfectly for us, as she talks about her Greek background and the somewhat natural draw to living up to a love of honour. Lena takes us on a jour…
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Who would've ever thought i'd be reaching the end of a second season!! Least of all me, that's for sure. As soon as Covid hit, I was at a loss as to how i'd manage to get more Hatrack Heroes, as I wouldn't be flying anywhere. But, it all came to be over the few months following, as I slowly began to get more interviews done, and get things rolling …
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A day in the life of one of these children has possibly never been so special. A day where they are without worries, a day without illness or disability, a day they will never forget, a day where they are literally as free as a bird. Wouter, from Stichting Hoogvliegers, gives us an insight into this special organisation based in The Netherlands. An…
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What would you do? What would you do if you were asked by your Government to shoot without care into a crowd of innocent citizens. Citizens that you swore to protect... Citizens you chose to serve... Citizens who trusted you? This is just one of the stories that came to mind for our guest Pepe, as he tells us of his journey with the Notre Dame Refu…
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The great Nobel Prize Laureate Kofi Annan once said “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope", and this is a quote that our guest Mandy also believes in as she discusses the work she's done with the children of St. Nicholas School. A small town on the coast of Ghana, and part of the bustling capital of Accra, Tema New Town is home to this school, …
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The inspirational Casie Martin from 'Little People Big Hearts' shares some remarkable stories of the journeys she has taken across the world. From Ethiopia to Afghanistan, Casie has put herself out there in order to help those in need. Whether it be children who don't have the necessary shoes to wear, or who are having to make 30km round trips on b…
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Have you ever struggled to come to terms with how to look after your money? I know i've been in that situation before... and I know this is the case for many many other people out there. Cabin crew Mae and two of her colleagues also new this was the case, but especially came to realise that there was a huge need in the Middle East for educating the…
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They might not be the first people you see, or the first people you think of when you come to the beautiful city of Dubai, but there are thousands upon thousands of men working in the city of Dubai creating what Casie from 'Little People Big Hearts' calls 'The City Of Gold'. Since our first chat with Casie, we had the outbreak of Covid, which obvio…
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Water... where would we be without it? It's unthinkable... something we would never even contemplate. It's our life source! In 1st world countries, water is something most of us take for granted, something we drink, shower in, wash our clothes with, our dishes... and it's more often than not, clean enough to drink from the tap. Put it this way, we …
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Water... where would we be without it? It's unthinkable... something we would never even contemplate. It's our life source! In 1st world countries, water is something most of us take for granted, something we drink, shower in, wash our clothes with, our dishes... and it's more often than not, clean enough to drink from the tap. Put it this way, we …
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Have you ever tried to make a stranger smile? Or had a stranger smile at you? Well, it might seem a little odd to do this or have this happen to you, but I tell you, no matter which end of the smile you are, it can make you feel a million dollars. This is exactly the kind of thing that our guest Divine likes to be involved in, not just a smile, but…
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Have you ever tried to make a stranger smile? Or had a stranger smile at you? Well, it might seem a little odd to do this or have this happen to you, but I tell you, no matter which end of the smile you are, it can make you feel a million dollars. This is exactly the kind of thing that our guest Divine likes to be involved in, not just a smile, but…
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Cats... you might love them or hate them. But, no matter which one of these, a cat is still a beautiful creation put here on earth... for loving, to love, to chase mice, or be chased by dogs, to scratch sofas, to rub up against your leg... or just sit there and be doted on hand and foot until they're satisfied. No matter what, cats have a place on …
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