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many of us may not have been educated to make healthy choices and this is where the true problem lays. Whether we invest in individuals or programs, money can still be misused. It is the quality of our health and wellbeing that determines the quality of our choices whoever we are. To use money responsibly, ethically and sustainably in the real world or in the bureaucracy we actually need programs which teach us to make healthy decisions. These programs, I am suggesting, would encourage and support us to seek a balance between our home, work and personal life and they would inspire us to value our health, family life and money equally. Until our shared humanity is recognised, real and lasting positive change will not take place. We will continue to point our finger and tell others about the problems they are causing and the changes they should be making, when we may in fact do well to look in our own back yard. Kristina Mackey Alice Springs Gift of life Sir Territorian Katrina Rehlaender, now 29, was 11 years old when she received a gift she will remember every Valentines Day: a new heart. Katrina had been born with a hole in her heart. After having an artificial valve and two pacemakers inserted, she was told she needed a heart transplant. Thanks to an anonymous donor Katrina received her new heart on 14 February 1993 at the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne. Now she is asking Territorians to consider pledging to donate their organs after death. Basically I wouldnt be here today without my new heart, she says. Once youve gone you dont need your organs, so you could help save a life. But making the decision to donate can be a hard decision. Taking the time to think about it and talking about it to your friends and family today could make your wishes known before it is too late. DonateLife NT is urging Territory families to sit down and discuss each others organ donation wishes as part of a national organ donation awareness campaign. Family consent is an important step in organ donation and we find that many people are unsure of their loved ones wishes. Knowing if your family members want to be organ donors can avoid confusion and crucial delays later on, and help save the lives of others. Resources to assist families in discussing their donation wishes are available at www.donatelife.gov.au. Lee Wood DonateLife NT Manager POP VULTURE with CAMERON BUCKLEY: Foot problems, itchy skin, a walking ailment and gastro: ignore the stars. CAPRICORN Avoid any financial gamble this week, art house theatre will yield something in the way of a subtle elevation of your own personal Idaho. Foot problems over the weekend. PISCES Enjoy the whirlpool all week long! As Saturn returns in the form of Combat Wombat. The Numb chucked Marsupial trio are everywhere and in the now. A Monkey Marc set will make you think that Ethiopian jazz is a cross breed Dixie land and the barroom band from Star Wars. Itchy skin mid week. TAURUS People will be grabbing you by the horns. But it is in your nature to feel the overwhelming urge to attend every single exhibition opening and closing, even if though you may have little to no grasp as to what is transpiring. Try and ride your own bumps this week. Singing in the rain. VIRGO
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