HK heartbeat #794 | 11 September 2018

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This week we are remembering.

17 years ago today, an email was written that sparked the birth of HK heartbeat a few short weeks later.

Back then, there were a few of us doing out best to support each other and promote natural living in Hong Kong. It was the height of the dot com explosion and before the internet changed our lives. Words like holistic or conscious were known only among our community. Sustainable and zero-waste lived in the world of poverty.

Then, social media made it easier to connect and share and now social media is challenging with anonymous users posting a growing volume of information missing source references. Fast is faster, fear-based marketing is used to sell everything and privacy is a quaint notion when convenience saves time.

Today, we have more opportunities to switch off and go natural and be the difference.

It is rejuvenating to support the kids willing to get out and clean up. Last Saturday, our Plastic Free Seas adventure involved getting dropped at a remote beach by Sea Shepherd's Gary Stokes to set up and cook Beyond Burgers donated by Hemingway's while the kids learned about marine conservation and visited our pink dolphins. It is a recipe for success.

It is rewarding to welcome new members willing to invest in the future of HK heartbeat in exchange for an introduction to our growing community.

It is refreshing to see new businesses and professionals joining the network and a joy to re-connect with members who continue to provide natural products, services and programs.

It is a relief to finally catch up with some calendar updates.

It is a request that you celebrate my birthday on Saturday by joining volunteer group for World Cleanup Day this Saturday.

Later this month, IRIS Your Escape returns to Central and we have 2 free passes and a special rate to attend the seventh health & wellness festival.

If you haven't already done so, please sign up as a Community Member to stay in touch.

How will you remember how far we've come?



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Dr Tommy Chan - Clinical Psychologist & Executive Coach; Non-drug approach to psychological health for adults, children and families; coaching individuals and organizations for improved performance

Sravaniya DiPecoraro - Holistic Professional; Using western psychological astrology, tarot, numerology and I Ching; since 1992; YA500 yoga teacher conducting philosophy courses and certification

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa - Holistic wellness experience integrating healing therapies from East and West in a breathtaking natural environment; customized wellness programs and retreats

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11 (7:30-9:45pm) Pascal's Wager | HK Philosophy Café | event details

12 (12-2pm) Gender and Sexuality Politics | CUHK Gender Research Centre | event details

12 (7-8:30pm) Herb Gardens in Public Spaces | Green Drinks | event details

13 (7pm) La Cabane 6th Birthday Party | La Cabane Wine Cellar & Bistro | event details

14 (6:30-9:30pm) Conscious Cinema | Circular Wellness  | event details

15 (10am) World Cleanup Day Action | Consulate General of France in HK & Macau | event details

15 (10am-4pm) Peng Chau Plog for World Cleanup Day | Waste-Free HK | event details

15 (11am-2pm) The Penguins Beach Cleanup | The First Penguins | event details

15 (2pm) World Cleanup Day in DB | DB Green | event details

16 (9am-1pm) Plastics, War Relics & Mangrove | Green Sustainable Living Hong Kong | event details

16 (2-3:30pm) Free Community Drum Jam at the Harbour | Kumi Masunaga | event details

18-19 (9am-7pm) CSR Asia Summit 2018 | CSR Asia | event details

22-23 (10:30am-6pm) IRIS: Your Escape | Hybrid Group | event details

Coming Up

Oct 17 Hong Kong Vegfest

Oct 27 Lamma Fun Day Beach Music Festival

Oct 27-28 Shi Fu Miz Festival

Oct 25 Tawai: A voice from the forest

Nov 4 & 5 2018 Walk for Nature

Nov 17 March of The Rainbow Penguins

Nov 24 9th Harbourfront Bike-ride for Pollution Free Hong Kong

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Iris - Your Escape

September 22-23

Hong Kong Vegfest

October 17

Shi Fu Miz Festival

October 27-28

Earn Lane Crawford points for donations

Bring your pre-loved designer goods for sale by Luxarity.

From August 1 to October 16, 2018, receive 3,000 Lane Crawford Rewards Points for every pre-loved designer brand item you donate. Items collected will be donated to LUXARITY for resale at a pop-up in November 2018. LUXARITY partners with Blockchain for Social Impact to sponsor grants for products and solutions that address social and environmental challenges. The donated items will be resold to sponsor grants or donated to environmental NGOs working to reduce waste in the fashion industry ... read more


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Stanley Wellness Centre - Integrative clinic offering allied health disciplines treating newborns to elderly, including pre and antenatal care, sports injuries and chronic conditions

Asia Plantation Capital - Social Media Manager; Plantation management company developing sapling cultivation, forestry growth, harvesting technology, distillation methods and product processing, while benefiting local communities.

Hybrid Group - Hosting natural lifestyle events in Hong Kong

The Round Clinic - Family oriented natural health center for all natural fertility, maternity and child related services and treatments

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