HK heartbeat #802 | 6 Nov 2018 |

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This week we are overcoming obstacles.

In an effort to reach everyone, I have been developing social media channels to spread the word about what's new and what's on in our thriving community. My intention is to reach everyone and today it paid off.

The website went down this morning and I have been online for the better part of today with the lovely people at tech support who are puzzled by the problem. Therefore, you may not have access to any of the links in this newsletter right away.

In the meantime, I will share updates in our HK heartbeat community group.

I could delay this week's update, but I can't be sure when the site will be fully functioning so I am turning to the Social Media Manager (me) to keep everyone in the loop. All of the hand-coded pages managed by the webmaster (me) are still working and our e-news system is separate from the website, thanks to the forward planning of our email publications manager (me) who values privacy over data collection.

The CTO (me) is looking into a server upgrade so the Sales Manager (me) is reaching out to everyone and asking for a little help in the form of a contribution in exchange for services received. Or you can get in touch about upgrading to paid personal or business membership or running a promotion.

In the meantime, I am reminding myself to breathe and continue to trust.

Fortunately, we have great mindfulness teachers who make it a little easier.

It is with sadness that we say our farewell to Rosina Arquati, a founding member who left her body a few days ago. Like many in our community, I learned a lot from her during our time together and her contributions to animal welfare in Hong Kong will continue through the many students she taught over the years. A light ceremony and meditation will be held for her on Wednesday evening at Alive Wellness.

Rosina is truly a beautiful and loving soul and a shining example of the diversity of our community. It has been an honor and a privilege to share her beautiful wisdom with everyone from the beginning. We remember her in our choices moving forward.

My choice is pretty clear. While I have managed on my own until now, it is going to require a team to see my vision through to the next level and beyond.

There are times (like now) when I realize I need a little help.

Will you share the love?


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"One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the
only strength which can overcome adversity." Albert Schweitzer

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Community Calendar

7 (6:30-9pm) Closing the Loop | Green Drinks | details

7 (6:45-10:45pm) Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) Gala | Conservation International | details

7 (7-9:30pm) Own Your Sexuality | Sommer Life | details

8 (6:30-9:30pm) Conscious Cinema: Heal | The Vibe Tribe | details

9-11 Clockenflap | Clockenflap | details

10 & 11 (9:30am-4:30pm) GreenFest - Rethink our Food | Hysan | details

10 (9:30am-5:30pm) Women's Empowerment DayFest | Pure Potential Worldwide | details

10 (2-5pm) Symposium with Dr Jane Goodall | Jane Goodall Institute | details

10 (7:30-9:30pm) Wasted! The Story of Food Waste | Hysan | details

11 (2-3:30pm) Public Lecture with Dr Jane Goodall | Jane Goodall Institute | details

12 (6:30pm) An Special Evening | The Royal Geographical Society HK | details

12 (8-9:30pm) The Art of War: A Choral Response to a Century of Conflict | Katterwall | details

15-17 (9:30am-6:30pm) Cosmprof | UBM Asia | details

16 (12:30-1:30pm) Finding your Balance Within | Tian Yan Nei Gong Centre | details

17 (1-6pm) March of The Rainbow Penguins | Planet Ally | details

22-26 Social Enterprise Summit | Social Enterprise Summit | details

25 (2:45-7:15pm) Solar Wellness Series | HK SolarSoundSystem | details

Coming Up

Dec 7-10 Garden Gathering

Dec 14 Finding Your Balance Within

Jan 4-6 Farmfest

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AyurYoga International - Ayurveda, naturopathy, reflexology, Reiki energy systems, pulse reading

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

John Masters Organics - Organic skin care, hair care and body care with functional ingredients

Elite PT Studio - Personal training, health and nutrition center

Tai Chi Place - Chief Instructor; Taichi and Baduanjin courses

The Vibe Tribe - Marketing and social media for sustainable and ethical business practices

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