All posts by Vivika Widow

Author, blogger and founder of the Ragdolls UK foundation who support children and young adults suffering from genetic disorders. Visit www.vivikawidow.com for more info

Getting to know Vivika Widow

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Vivika Widow speaks to Amy Irons (STV)

Author of MAESTRO, RED SNOW and the CONFLICT graphic novel series discusses her vision for the Ragdolls UK Foundation for girls with Turner’s Syndrome with STV News.

For more information on the Ragdolls UK foundation and their work with children with genetic disorders visit www.ragdollscharity.com 

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KNOWLEDGE (An article taken from ‘Times Online Magazine 2008)

This week has been all about learning new things for me. Since childhood I have had an unquenchable thirst for knowledge which didn’t relent as I ventured into adulthood.

The world around us is an intriguing place. The wonders range from the sheer scale of the universe to the power of the tiniest micro organisms. The vast oceans that cover our planet are still in part a mystery to us. Billions of years have been spent building the earth to what it is today and yet like a shy maiden there are still parts of herself she still conceals from us. And why should she give us everything? The thankless overuse of her natural resources have left her tired and withered.

It is said that one day the sun will eventually exhaust all of it’s fuel. It will burn up, taking our beloved planet with it leaving nothing but a desolate wasteland much like Mars in its wake. Nothing will survive. Thankfully this is in billions of years but it does beg the question. What will happen afterwards? None of us will be around to witness this event but some primal part of us still can’t bear thinking of the earth no longer existing. Perhaps some other planet will be able to sustain life with the drastic change in temperature. Maybe another star will become the new sun. Maybe it is an end to it all … who knows?

What I do know is that knowledge and learning are ¬†important. We must learn about how we function as humans both mentally and physically. We must know all we can about the environment around us so we may stop destroying it. We must learn about the universe so that perhaps one day we can answer the age old question… why are we here?

So my darlings if you find yourself with time on your hands pick up a book, learn a new skill because it is this quest for higher learning, the ability to comprehend things on that kind of level that unites us as a species the way nothing else can.

Choices (An article taken from AUSA magazine 2009)

This weeks topic has to be choices. Why? Because I had a choice on what subject to choose and therefore it is choices.

Throughout our lives we are faced with decisions that shape the rest of our journey. What subjects to choose in school, what friends to keep, further study or the world of work. Young adulthood is fraught with life changing decisions. However, decisions are not done there. As we grow older our decisions not only shape our journey but mould it – marriage, family, career. Everything from the large to the small are our choices to be made.

It is the nature of this particularly tumultuous beast that not every decision we make are good ones. Some would say there is no such thing as a wrong decision and that everything happens for a reason. If you believe in karma, fate or such like or not one thing is certain when we make those wrong choices we have to suffer the consequences and deal with the new situations as they arise. Some of us are more able to apt at dealing with this than others and it all comes down to one major decision that is held in one by the entire planet. Fight or flight. This simple principle is the most effective decision we will ever make because when faced with this choice (Do we run to solitude? Do we stand and face the problem head on?) it shapes all of our other decisions. Do we stand and fight through advanced higher physics or do we retreat to something simpler and easier to cope with? Do we marry or do we wait to find what else is out there? Do we stick with the job we hate or do we move on to greener pastures? All of these issues come down to fight or flight.

So my darlings take some time and think of the decisions you have made so far today. Consider the results of those decisions. How much impact have you had on your own life in the time since you arose this morning.

How different would things be had you chosen differently.

XXXX Vivika