This week, we are expressing.

When we gathered for A Fresh Start last Thursday, we shared our one-word intentions for the year ahead — explore, peace, relax, kindness. The theme of our group was inspired. I was reminded once again just how much I enjoy gathering strangers together and connecting with friends … more to come.

One beautiful side-effect of spending real time in the real world with real people is meeting my need for connection. Over the past few years, my social media habits have slowly and steadily and silently encroached on my awake time and giving me a false sense of connection. I am constantly checking something — a quick search, send an update, approve a post, share a link.

Over the weekend, I became aware of how much time social media is stealing from me. I switched off Saturday night and decided not to return until Monday.

The result was a glorious Sunday that seemed to expand beyond a usual day … read more.

Fortunately, our community is populated with individuals who are committed to positive change. When it seems like the negative gets a little too loud, take a quick look at the calendar and select a light refresher.

Where do you express your best self?



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“For me, it is OK as long as I can breathe, as long as my heart is pumping, as long as I can express myself.” Ai Weiwei

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Events in our community this week

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18 (6:30-8:30pm) Healthy Holiday Desserts | SpiceBox Organics | details

18 (6:30-8:30pm) Dreaming Against the World | Asia Society HK | details

19 (6-8pm) Women in the Environment | Cancham | details

19 (6:30-9:30pm) A Plastic Ocean – Film Screening | Plastic Free Seas | details

19 (6:30pm) Bhutan: Moving Mountains | The Royal Geographical Society HK | details

19 (7-9:30pm) StartUp Social Innovation with Impact | Incu-Lab | details

20-23 (9am-7pm) Awakening the Illuminated Heart | Red Doors Studio | details

21 (11am-5pm) Kindness Mats Charity Event | ImpactHK | details

21 (11am-12:30pm) Renew and Rejuvenate through Cleansing and Detox | SpiceBox Organics | details

21 (2-4pm) Vegan meal at Oriental Vegetarian | Meat Free Hong Kong | details

22 (10am-2pm) Harbourfront Bike Ride for IEC Cycleway | Hong Kong Cycling Alliance | details

22 (1-6pm) Heal the Ocean | School of Everyday Life | details

24 (6-8pm) Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone | Design Trust | details

24 (6:30pm) Pioneering Climbing in Alaska | The Royal Geographical Society HK | details

Coming up

Jan 25 An Evening of Music

Jan 25 Introduction to Rooftop Gardening

Jan 28 Nature Trail, Beach Cleanup & Lunch

Feb 23-25 LOHAS Expo & Vegetarian Food Asia

Feb 28 Wine Dinner with Yoshiaki Sato

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dragonfly – A platform for your transformation, synthesizing spirituality with social awareness > details

AcquaVibe – Water filtration system using natural pressure without electricity > details

Wendy Lam – Integrative manual therapist, craniosacral therapist and physiotherapist > details

Dr Tommy Chan – Clinical & Consulting Psychologist with a non-drug approach to psychological health > details

Tian Yan Nei Gong Centre – Classes and private sessions to integrate body and mind; free trial class. > details

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Featured directory listings

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Evergreen – Health and nutritional supplements extracted from natural ingredients with no preservatives > details

Naturally Better Box – Monthly home delivery of full sized, chemical and cruelty free products; online shop > details

Cafe 8 – Social enterprise; free Wifi, lunch, coffee, wine and beer; bright environment > details

Queen of the East – Cantonese vegan and vegetarian Chinese dishes; open for lunch and dinner > details

Love Hair – Treatments with more natural products; eco flooring, reclaimed wood shelving and screens > details

Incu-Lab – Incubating social innovation with co-working space, courses, training, education > details

School of Everyday Life – Promoting symbiotic values and nurturing respect for life, animals and nature > details

Yoga Studio – Vinyassa yoga classes and wellness lifestyle discussions; beginner to advanced > details

i Vegetarian – Buddhist vegetarian and vegan fine dining; set lunches and sharing dishes; retail shop > details

Oriental Vegetarian – Hong Kong style vegetarian restaurant with vegans options on request > details

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