Apr

27

Apps for healthy and conscious shopping

Earlier this month I wrote about the 2016 update on Pesticides in Produce  from the Environmental Working Group (EWG).  Just a few days later the new EWG Healthy Living app was launched.  In this post I’ll introduce this and other similar apps that help you make better choices as consumers. The EWG are an excellent […]

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Apr

20

Some pesticides with your produce?

The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) annual Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce was released earlier this month revealing yet again that some of our favorite fruits and most used vegetables are drowning in pesticides. The saddest bit of news has to be that strawberries ARE the dirtiest of the 50 fruits and vegetables tested.  Why sad? […]

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Mar

30

Mindful Learning

Dr. Craig Hassed is one of an increasing number of medical professionals and academics involved in medical education, praising the benefits of mindfulness and mindbody medicine in general, and playing an instrumental role in shifting the paradigm about the mind-body connection.  “If the mind is not in balance it doesn’t matter how healthy the body […]

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Mar

15

Do we need more Vitamin G?

More people in Hong Kong are taking up the fight to keep our natural surroundings just that, natural.  We are standing up to stop the development of un-spoilt land and country parks, under pressure for affordable housing and the baffling claim that the more concrete you pour the better the economy will be.  Nevertheless research […]

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Feb

17

Mind your body

There is no doubt that when you take it to the next level, the mind and the body are connected, and that when those connections are intact and in balance you have health and when they’re broken you have disease.” Esther Sternberg MD The connection of our mind-body is an important part of how we […]

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Aug

30

Celebrating Whale Sharks

Today, August 3o, is International Whale Shark Day!  I love that a day has been dedicated to an important marine animal like the whale shark.  But what has this got to do with wellness I hear you ask. Well I believe that everything is interconnected, and that includes our relationship with the oceans and marine […]

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Aug

29

Mindfulness Series: Breathing and a Beginner’s Mind

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. Angela Schwindt   Possibly the most important self-discovery I’ve made since teaching young people about the mindbody connection, is that they are teaching me just as I am teaching them.  Each class, each group of children, […]

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Jul

27

The inside view of Inside Out

It was bound to happen and fortunately Pixar got there first and did a great job with Inside Out, a film about getting into someone’s mind to see how emotions carry on. A certain holiday favorite for the kids. Inside Out, released in Hong Kong last Thursday, is a story about 11 year-old Riley who […]

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Jul

24

The emotional cost of a wandering mind

We all spend a lot of time thinking about something other than what is going on right now. Our minds wander, they wander to the past and contemplate what could have been, or what might happen in the future, and then there is the thoughts about things that may never happen at all. Apparently we […]

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Mar

17

To sit or stand?

I’m standing while I write this post, actually I’ve been standing at my desk all day, writing, on the phone, emailing and researching. Why am I standing? Well it appears, and the evidence is mounting, that standing while you work is much better for your health.  The idea has been around for a few years […]

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