It was a week of community, collaboration, cooperation and camaraderie. The event organizers noticed the positive energy even before the expo started on Wednesday morning, wondering if it had something to do with the natural lifestyle they were promoting. As international commercial event organizers, they had never experienced anything like it with any other show.

I investigated further. It appeared that one difference was the presence of company founders sharing their vision and their passion for their businesses. Where large corporations send their sales reps to commercial events to compete for market share, we are building a new market entirely around a shared vision.

And yesterday, as if further confirmation was needed, I received this email: “It was a hugely enjoyable couple of days with great energy and positivity at the show. I can’t wait to see how the show grows and develops over the coming years. But above all, what made it so special, was the incredible support from people like you and the real sense of community on the show floor. l loved it. And, best of all, it gave me the excuse to finally experience Hong Kong – what an amazing city.” Carsten Holm, Managing Director at Diversified Communications UK.

I am particularly proud of Body Awakening and SpiceBox Organics, heartbeat business members whose welcoming smiles made my visit even more enjoyable. And a very special thanks to Ada Tam at Jireh Health and Food for Life who recommended HK heartbeat to the organizers as the expert for promoting the event in the local Chinese community. This is the highest compliment I have received in my career as a marketing professional and proof that communication goes far beyond language.

It was the perfect event to launch Fresh Choices HK with a new publishing record. Sponsorship was confirmed on July 21 and on the afternoon of August 21, I was at the General Post Office waiting for Man the delivery man.

Over the coming months, I will be doing my best to share all my new connections with you — online and physical retail shops, restaurants, products, professional services — all designed to offer a little more balance for life in the fast lane.

I am equal parts exhausted and energized and I am deeply grateful for all of the beautiful people in the heartbeat community who share my vision for a world that is connected around conscious choices. What I saw in October 2001 is becoming a reality today. The rate of change is increasing and I’ve got my work cut out for me so I will be calling on your support so I can continue to share the love.

Why is now the perfect time?


Founder & Publisher
natural life in the fast lane

Listen to your own heartbeat.

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. –Henry Ford

Holistic Pet Help

New local online store and resource for companion animals

Shop online for holistic chemical-free products made from high quality human grade natural ingredients designed to keep your companion animals healthy and happy. Browse our catalogue for everything from digestive health, insect control, coat and skin care, joint treatments and natural, healthy treats to aromatherapy, flower essences and more. We are animal lovers whose horses, dogs, birds, and cats are treated like family members and we use our products and services with our own animals. Our blog is full of helpful tips, we offer special holistic pet classes and our home delivery service is affordable.
ENQUIRIES : Holistic Pet Health | TEL : +852 9095 6513


Saturdog Night Fever

Feverish fun, flares and bad hairdos in support HKDR

Get your groove on and enjoy a fantastic evening of feverish fun, flares and bad hairdos in support of 500 abandoned dogs now living under Hong Kong Dog Rescue’s roof. We are still in need of sponsorship to cover event costs like audio-visual equipment. Our aim is to spend as little as possible (preferably nothing) so that every dollar from tickets (HK$1,888 each or HK$19,800 for a table of 12) and fundraising on the night goes directly towards our $1,000,000 goal to fund ongoing daily operations providing food, shelter and veterinary treatment. Even if you can’t make the party at the Aberdeen Marina Club, you can donate to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home loving dogs. If you or your company are able to help with anything at all, including equipment or prize donations, please get in touch or make a donation today.

ENQUIRIES : Hong Kong Dog Rescue | TEL : +852 6289 8686 Linda


Workshop: Rising of the Phoenix

Amara Tia Ann visits Hong Kong in September

As an extension of spirit, the true nature of the human potential is joy of being. This innate ability to constantly be and create joy was forgotten by mankind along with the fall of consciousness eons of years ago. Facilitated and channeled by spiritual teacher Amara Tia Ann, Rising of The Phoenix – Awakening Your Golden Light Body of Joy is a roadmap to becoming joy. Amara Tia began serving as a professional energy healer and channel in 2004. Her work is recommended by world renowned spiritual teacher Judy Satori. Earth is currently transiting to a higher energy frequency, presenting a golden opportunity for mankind to remember the joy within.

ORGANIZER : Karma Consultants
WEBSITE : | QUICK LINK : Click here for details

Yoga & Mindfulness with Angus Ford-Robertson

Essential skills for well-being in 3 one-day workshops 28-30 Nov

Angus created a special program for his first Hong Kong visit. Day 1 Bioenergetics explores the body-mind practice to release chronic muscular tensions, connect with buried emotions and expand capacity for intimacy. Day 2 Mindfulness covers key skills of mindfulness, including the body scan, mindful breathing, mindful movement and the essentials of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses that Angus currently teaches to the UK National Health Service. Day 3 Mindful Communication focuses on communicating clearly, honestly and fearlessly without manipulation to prevent conflict in everyday situations from the boardroom to the bedroom, based on Non Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenburg.

ENQUIRIES : Charlotte Douglas | TEL : +852 6680 0340
EMAIL : | REGISTER : booking form
WEBSITE : | FACEBOOK : Click for details
QUICK LINK : Click for details

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September in Hong Kong

1 (7-9pm) > Meat Free Hong Kong Monday
3 (6:30-8pm) > Chinese Buddhist Pilgrims in India
4 (5-8:30pm) > Urban Agriculture Workshop & Seminar
4 (7-8:30pm) > Holistic Living in the Concrete Jungle
4 (7:30-9:30pm) > Hidden Obstacles to Love
5 (8-9:30pm) > Introduction to Buteyko Breathing
6 (11:45am-1:15pm) > Introduction to Buteyko Breathing
7 (5:30-6:30pm) > Full Moon Yoga
8 (7:30pm) > Meat Free Hong Kong Monday
9 (9am-4pm) > Spirituality 101
9 (8pm until late) > Full Moon Gathering
10 (7-8pm) > Stay Healthy in School
10 (7-8:30pm) > Shine your Light into the World
10 (7:30pm) > Green Drinks
11 (10am-6pm) > Conscious Parenting
12 (12:30-2pm) > Tourism and Conservation in Kenya
12-17 > Tranquil Abiding Retreat
13 (2:30-4:30pm) > Curb Your Cravings
13 (6pm until late) > Saturdog Night Fever
15 (7-8:30pm) > Cancer Free Living
16-17 (9am-5pm) > CSR Asia Summit 2014
16 (7:30pm) > Fitness, Food & Fun
18 (6:30-8pm) > Asia’s Impact on Wild Africa
19 (7:30-9pm) > Modern Buddhism
20 (11am-1pm) > Children’s Nutrition
20 (8am-1pm) > International Coastal Cleanup Campaign Kickoff
20 (12:45-2:15pm) > Yoga for Runners
20 (5:30-8pm) > Conscious Dining
21-22 (12pm-12am) > Imagine Peace Festival
21-22 (2-5pm) > Hacking Perfection
23 (12:15-3:15pm) > Parenting Effectiveness Training
23 (7:30-9pm) > Become your own Spiritual Doctor
28 (5-6pm) > Outdoor Karma Yoga Class
29 (11am-12pm) > Introduction to Kefir
30 (7:30-9pm) > Healing the Heart and Mind

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The heartbeat directory

Fresh listings on the website for natural choices

Kay Ross – Hands-on bodywork to facilitate physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health
Tse Qigong Healing Centre – Qigong energy healing and training for health and fitness
Mani Healing – Readings, workshops, meditations and healing attunements
Namaskar – Free quarterly magazine for yoga practitioners sharing knowledge, learning and experience
Donna Gee – Registered Physiotherapist and Postural Rehabilitation Specialist and Skenar practitioner
The Sanctuary Resort & Spa and Wellness Centre – Personal growth, healing therapies, yoga and meditation
The Yoga Room – Hatha, Ashtanga, yoga kids, prenatal, yin, pilates and meditation classes
Nia Hong Kong – Body-mind movement practice blending East and West traditions
Life Origin – Promoting healing arts and emotional healing with somatic psychotherapy
Light Radiant Food – Local café serving international vegetarian and vegan dishes featuring organic ingredients

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Fresh Choices – a heartbeat mini-guide

Promote your products and services to people who care

Our print mini-guides are designed for people on the move with fresh contacts and connections for everything natural in Hong Kong. Printed on our signature raw-paper, the convenient format fits in your bag or briefcase for easy reference everywhere. Fresh Choices HK features current content for natural choices every day, including popular products, tips and tricks, upcoming events and contact details for natural lifestyle businesses and professionals in Hong Kong. Free copies are circulated to our networks and posted to personal members. Listings and display advertising available for natural products, services and programs. Contact us to find out how you can get listed.

Fresh Choices will be released in August – click here for details.

Fresh content and connections for natural choices every day

At heartbeat, we support positive ecological, personal and social change by sharing information about everything from aromatherapy to yoga — chemical-free health and beauty, lifestyle services, whole food, sustainable fashion, eco-style, green gadgets and more … The newsletter deadline is 7 days before the first of the month.

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