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Climbing Mount Dinara

Climbing Mount Dinara

Irena Žabičková

It had been a long, busy summer with many projects and activities focused around keeping our Croatian volunteer center functioning smoothly, and my husband Paolo and I we... »

Nilda’s hospitality

Nilda’s hospitality

Irena Žabičková

About six years ago we moved to a new neighborhood. Since arriving, we’ve tried to be friendly with our neighbors and show kindness. We greet them with a smile, ask how t... »

Brighter tomorrows

Brighter tomorrows

Irena Žabičková

What does one do when their hopes and dreams get shattered? What should one do to move forward from disappointment on to new hopes? These were the questions I asked mysel... »

The counselor

The counselor

Irena Žabičková

I’m a perfectionist. I like to do things well and thoroughly, no matter how much time it takes. In my decision-making, I’ve come to recognize that my main motivation is a... »

A time of miracles

A time of miracles

Irena Žabičková

A number of years ago, I lived and worked in a small volunteer center in the south of Russia. A week before Christmas, a snowstorm blew down the main power line for the w... »