Articles tagged with: adventure

Funny, She Doesn't Look Like An Arctic Explorer

elham_al_qasimi.jpgFebruary 9, 2010, update from the Dubai Today show (weekdays 09:00 - 12:00 on Dubai 103.8):

Jessica Swann, broadcaster extraordinaire, and Mohammed Parham Awadhi, co-founder of Wild Peeta, interview 27-year-old Elham Al Qasimi, a United Arab Emirates National woman who intends to be become the first United Arab Emirates National, and thus also the first UAE National WOMAN, and the first Arab woman, to attempt reaching the North Pole unassisted and unsupported.

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Polar Explorer Elham Al Qasimi With Riz Khan

elham-al-qassimi.jpgSusan notes: from sand to snow and back again - an interesting interview with a brave, thoughtful and driven young Emirati woman who has become a heroine to her countrywomen and men in the United Arab Emirates.

I love her quiet determination, her poise, maturity and humility.

Clearly this amazing young woman is going to "go far" in more ways than one. So this won't be the last we'll hear from her...

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Do Stuff That Thrills & Excites You!

eve_rising_2.jpgSusan notes: as usual, this message from the Daily Om came at exactly the right time for me. Maybe it’s the right time for you too...

Each human life has the potential to be dramatic, thrilling, and awe-inspiring. Our lives are, in truth, ours to design. 

Each day, we make choices that influence the character of our experiences, and our decisions determine whether our paths are rousing or tedious, breathtaking or tiresome.

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Aimee Mullins And Her 12 Pairs Of Legs

Susan notes: Thanks to TED for making TED Talks downloadable and embeddable, and for providing the biographical information that goes along with them.

aimee_mullins_2.jpgAthlete, actor and activist Aimee Mullins talks about her prosthetic legs -- she's got a dozen amazing pairs -- and the superpowers they grant her: speed, beauty, an extra 6 inches of height ... Quite simply, she redefines what the body can be.

Aimee Mullins was born without fibular bones, and had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was an infant.

She learned to walk on prosthetics, then to run -- competing at the national and international level as a champion sprinter, and setting world records at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta.

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