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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Jan

11

Favorite Ingredients of Wellness

Here we are, 2015 already!  I do hope this year goes by at a slower pace than the last. Perhaps it’s because I’m getting older that I feel the years are rolling by far to quickly.  I don’t know, but with all that I plan to do in 2015, I hope, and remain optimistic, that time […]

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Jan

10

Mindfulness for Children – new courses in Hong Kong

Mindfulness Matters! and it’s mascot, The Little Green Frog, is now available in Hong Kong. Mindfulness paves the way to be alert and make kind, conscious choices in the present moment. Janet Etty-Leal Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment, without judgment. More simply, it is purposefully bringing attention to what is being experienced. […]

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Dec

19

Triclosan – the deadly agent in soap

Triclosan is a chemical antimicrobial that is found in all sorts of consumer products from soaps, shampoo’s, detergents and even in children’s toys.  It has also been in the spotlight recently with government investigations and researchers testing its harmful effects. Triclosan has been investigated by various authorities in the US due to concerns that it is linked to […]

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Nov

26

The Simple Things in Life – Broccoli Soup

There are many reasons to support a local organic vegetable co-op, or a regular local veggie box delivery.  From reducing your eco footprint by sourcing and buying locally, to playing a part in the sustainable growth of local organic farms, the benefits are abound.  Most rewarding for a passionate cook though is the supply of seasonal […]

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Nov

20

When I found silence

The noisy world in which many of us live today doesn’t easily allow room for silence.  On the outside, the pounding sounds of the city; babbling people in public spaces; even the sounds of nature can be disruptive, and on the inside, the chatter and busyness of our thinking minds.  And then there is the […]

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