HK heartbeat #798 | 9 Oct 2018 | heartbeat.com.hk
This week we are remembering the beginning.
You might have seen my note yesterday, reaching out for your support.
Last year, I took some personal time when I started to feel the impact on my physical being of constant stress without relief. I reflected and reviewed and returned with a fresh determination to walk my talk ... and a promise to myself that I would practice asking for help.
Operating independently in the world's most expensive city is an ongoing adventure. Finding balance is a challenge echoed by our members who are pioneering new businesses today in service to tomorrow. Gone are the days of weekends away and the delicious holidays that came with a regular salary.
We get up early, stay up late, work more and play less and put our own health at risk for the health of our customers and our community and our environment.
In the beginning, we were a few and now we are more.
Today, our screens are peppered with gloom and doom with the new climate report released yesterday -- a report commissioned in 2015 when we already knew that changing our behavior is no longer optional.
This is not new information. We have been talking about a new awareness for at least 10 years.
The difference now is that issues like single-use plastic have made mainstream media headlines.
Words are powerful and the words that point to the real issue are pollution and waste.
Pollution -- air, sea, land, light ...
Waste -- food, oil/plastic, water ...
Our community is at the forefront of change and we are committed to making your life a little easier.
To encourage you to join today as a paid member, I am offering you 2001 rates to be the change.
Spread the word in the weekly newsletter with a listing for your own business or sponsor non-profit.
Can I count on your support?
"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." Seneca
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