Events this month

“I’m so impressed by your incredible listing of events in Hong Kong – it’s extremely thorough and really helpful for planning ahead. Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into it.” Robin Tassie, Yoga Central

Here’s what’s on in Hong Kong … naturally. Please follow the current local public health protocols and support virtual events practical. The network newsletter (launched in 2001) is  where members (more…)

HELP WANTED: Hong Kong

“To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.” John Locke

With demand rising quickly, here’s a short list of organizations who have identified specific needs and are actively seeking assistance to coordinate crisis support for our rapidly growing (more…)

HK homeless serving homeless

“A recurring message that I hear from our frontline workers is that they don’t want to stop.  The thought of their friends going without food or shelter really pains them.” Jeff Rotmeyer

Thank you all so much for your support during this challenging time. We are aware that so many of you are also struggling with this Covid situation, so (more…)

Stay home safe

“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” Hippocrates

Widespread local transmission means we all need to be prepared to stay at home while recovering from asymptomatic or mild SARS-CoV-2 infections. Latest from news.gov.hk The Centre for (more…)

A new tiny home for heartbeat

“I feel in my heart it is the right move right now. The next phase requires me to cut costs drastically. I will not be doing this alone.” Kinzie

It’s time to downsize. At the request of friends and members wanting to lend a hand, in order to keep HK’s heart beating, I set up a fundraiser (more…)

Breathe easy indoors

High-rise living and windows kept closed to keep out noise pollution add to the lack of ventilation.

Now that we’re moving inside, it’s time to clean up our living space and give our immune systems a break. With the return of remote work and the (more…)

Vision 2022

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt

2022 marks the beginning of a new chapter and I will need everyone’s support to make this happen — especially to find a new living space and secure (more…)

Here for you in ’22

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” Mother Teresa

This week, our future begins. The calendar is ready to welcome our new year’s resolutions. It’s finally time for the directory review and updates are on the way. (more…)

BYO cutlery set

Disrupt with quality over quantity, reusable over disposable.

Cutlery to go Lightweight, metal and wood for durable, reusable convenience … naturally Get comfortable choosing responsible. Choose durable cutlery over disposable plastic. Disrupt with quality over quantity, (more…)

Biodegradable protective mask

Reduce waste and disrupt with quality over quantity, reusable over disposable, comfort with care … naturally.

Get comfortable choosing responsible. Choose lightweight and biodegradable protection. Cut down on single-use poly masks packaged in plastic. Disrupt with quality over quantity, reusable over convenient. Say goodbye (more…)

Beyond

“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” Albert Einstein

This week, I am still beyond words. Last week, I was at a loss while grieving a loss. I checked in for something (anything) to share. The question (more…)

Twenty two

“If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African proverb

Let’s imagine the next chapter of natural Hong Kong together. As we celebrate twenty years of HK heartbeat, members share stories of success and meet souls at the (more…)

Dream

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. James Dean

This week, I’m dreaming again. It’s still the same heartbeat dream. The original needs a bit of updating. Our hot new tech will make it happen. In 2001, (more…)

Petition: Reduce Plastic Waste

Promote the “Bring Your Own Bottle” waste reduction strategy and upgrade public water fountains

Ask the government to upgrade public water fountains. From Drink Without Waste The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and Food and Hygiene Department (FEHD) have suspended more (more…)

Mass

“The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters.” Galileo Galilei

This week, it’s a question of mass. We might not miss the mass of tourists. People in church send prayers during mass. The mass media is an crumbling (more…)

Number

“I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.”  Neil Armstrong

This week, there is life beyond numbers. Market economies are distant from day to day. Companies create complex solutions for problems. A simple solution might be to stop (more…)