Take a minute

This week, we are appreciating storms.

Sometimes, we need a little outside help to take a break from the routine. Our thoughts and habits become second nature when we do the same thing over and over every day and every week and every month and every year.

Holidays can offer a change of scenery but even though many of us take a summer trip, we pack our schedules and we pack our suitcase with more than we will actually need on our travels.

We bring baggage from work and worries about the world and although we plan to relax and unwind and enjoy time with family and friends, we find ourselves continually checking our devices just in case we missed something important.

Every once in a while, nature steps in to shake things up a bit.

Today, our city went quiet and life slowed down for a minute.

We have this opportunity to unplug and reflect and review and let Nida blow away the cobwebs. It is a perfect chance to disconnect with what’s out there and reconnect with what’s in here.

Some of us will use the time to catch up on stuff that piles up. Some of us will do the things we say we never have time to do. Some of us will escape into movies or books or games. Some of us will pull out articles we have been saving for later.

While you’ve got a minute, you might want to sign up for a cleanup, meet our members making a difference, get informed about HK’s new ground zero, reconsider plastic thinking or get in touch with your inner farmer.

Take a moment to step back and view life from a wider perspective.

What do you see?



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Events in Hong Kong this week

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2 (7-8:45pm) Circle of Love, Healing & Meditation | The Sanctuary
2 (8pm) Kindness Walk Tin Hau | The Guest Room
3 (7-8:45pm) Circle of Love, Healing & Meditation | The Sanctuary
4 (8pm) Helping the Homeless – Yau Ma Tei | The Guest Room
5 (6pm) Meet the Winemakers | La Cabane Wine Cellar & Bistro
5 (6:30-8:30pm) Rawsome Food Class | Maya Café
5-7 Open to Love | The Sanctuary
6 (10am-4pm) Fish for Trash | Save Aberdeen Harbour Alliance
6 (4pm) Meet the Winemakers | La Cabane Wine Cellar & Bistro
7 (8:30am-12pm) Health Fest | Elite PT Studio

More on the August calendar

Coming up …

Aug 9 (07:30:00) Madame Butterfly Private Dinner | Maya Café
Aug 9 (8pm) Helping the Homeless – Sham Shui Po | The Guest Room
Aug 10 (7-8:30pm) Tin Shacks to Classrooms in Kenya | Green Drinks
Aug 11 (6:30pm) Sambal Discovery Evening | Green Queen HK
Aug 14 (9am-12:30pm) Mindfulness for Everybody | HK Insight Meditation Society
Aug 21 (6:45-7pm) Silent Disco Zumba & Yoga in the Park | The Yoga Room
Sept 3-4 Intuition Training Course | Karma Consultants
Sept 20 Stock your Store (Trade Event) | Green Queen HK

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Valley Veterinary CentreVeterinarian; full medical, diagnostic and surgical facilities > details
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HK Shark FoundationRegistered Hong Kong charity dedicated to marine conservation > details
Genie Juicery Cold pressed juice, smoothies, nut milks, cold brew coffee and protein shakes > details
Grassroots Pantry Boutique café serving homemade, plant-based world dishes > details
YogaBamBamBoutique yoga studio offering traditional and alternative classes > details
La CrêperieServing authentic buckwheat flour galettes and sweet crepes > details
Nutri AlleyCatering for allergies, free of nuts, dairy, eggs and caffeine; kosher and vegan options > details
Hong Kong Helpers Cookery ClassesHealthy cooking classes for helpers > details
Save Aberdeen Harbour Alliance Uniting people committed to sustainable solutions > details
HK’s Cleanup CrewRelaxed group coming together once every 4-6 weeks to clean up trash > details

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