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Ella Slonim

There's so much I can say about this beautiful lady! She's been such a huge positive influence for me this year. Her encouraging ways, open heart, and incredible mind have kept me company through so many good (and the odd difficult) times.

Her biomedical engineering degree, yoga teacher training certification, years spent nannying, and driving licence demerit points all describe Ella reasonably well, on paper. But to spend time with her is to understand what an empathetic, loving and giving soul she really is. She'll always be late, she'll question almost everything, and she'll ask you how you feel.

She's my favourite adventure partner. Pictured here eating a nut at the spectacular Fluted Cape, Bruny Island, Tasmania.

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Olly Carter

Browsing through the incense-filled shop below the Lotus Centre in Hobart, I saw Olly reading a book on Numerology. "Making sense of self through numbers." to quote Olly, trying to simplify the concept as much as possible for me to grasp. He came across this fascinating topic after feeling like he'd lost himself, and Numerology is a part of the path that's helping him learn more about himself, and why he's here.

He took down my date of birth, and, with some simple algebra and a glance at his new book for information, showed me my 'Life Lesson Number' - 5:

"Your keyword is freedom. If you have 'free rein', you can accomplish wonders, but if you feel bound or limited, you lose your enthusiasm and accomplish little. You would be a good explorer or Peace Corps volunteer, as you learn well by travel and experience. You are a diligent student if interested in the subject, but you may fail in subjects for which you see no useful ends. You should be eager for new experience, and shun monotony. In your quest for knowledge, you will become interested in discovering answers in books and magazines. An avid reader, a fluent talker, and a versatile doer, you are the witty conversationalist, and brighten any group by your mere presence.  You are here to learn and to experience the value of freedom, and should not tie yourself down too severely. Your talents, once learned, prepare you for a literary career or a position in sales, and dealing with the public."
- Numerology and The Divine Triangle, Faith Javane and Dusty Bunker

This really does sound like me! Aside from the fact I wouldn't describe myself as an avid reader or witty conversationalist...

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