This week, we encourage rest.

Tomorrow’s summer solstice is a perfect reminder to take a moment and mark the change. The sun will appear to stand still before reversing its direction and that is the message from nature.

Multitasking is so celebrated in our modern world that we rarely even notice when one task is completed and the next is begun. We move quickly from one to the next and rarely take the time to take a breath.

Rest is an important item for every to-do list.

Without it, we risk burnout, illness and just plain crabbiness.

You may (or not) have noticed that I took a rest and didn’t publish last week.

Pushing on without rejuvenating leaves us tired, worn out and prone to mistakes that will slow is down even more than had we slowed down and rested up.

In my case, a perfect holiday led to a week of near-perfect exhaustion.

It is time to bring ourselves to a full stop for a bit.

What is your solstice?



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Events in our community this month

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2 The 20th Annual RGS Quiz Dinner | The Hong Kong Club | details

2 Hi! Houses | Asia Society HK | details

5 Monday Mindfulness for Beginners | IMI – Integrated Medicine Institute | details

5 Protecting the Elephants of Africa | Ming Hua College | details

5 Souls of the Vermilion Sea | Asia Society HK | details

6 Relax, Breathe and Meditate | All About You Wellness Centre | details

8-11 Evolution – Asia Yoga Conference | Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre | details

8 Probiotics & Fermentation Workshop | All About You Wellness Centre | details

9 Homeopathy for Travel & Family Holidays | IMI Discovery Bay | details

18 International Yoga Day at Asia Society HK | Asia Society HK | details

27 Conscious Networking | All About You Wellness Centre | details

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