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HK heartbeat -- Week #848 | 29 October 2019

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The masks are coming out in force this weekend.

Modern Halloween is not connected to pagan folk customs or Christian practices but it is picking up in consumption-led economies, fueling up to US$8.8 billion of spending in America on cheap costumes, disposable decorations and tonnes of seasonal candy this week. In the absence of clean shipping, the environmental impact will be considerable, not to mention the comedown after that massive sugar high.

Halloween is a relatively recent commercial holiday in Hong Kong so we have time to change our traditions before it takes hold with those tricky messages to try and convince us to treat ourselves.

We're here to help anyone who's ready to set sail in a different direction by offering a map and helping each other keep the wind at our back. Signs of change are appearing in a movement towards impact investing and a return to quality basics.

The first step is to make the decision, then to make it again and keep making it over and over. Keeping on course means elevating personal care practice beyond the mind myths and tricking ourselves into a new set of habits aimed at treating all life well.

Get social. Take a walk. Play a trick. Share a treat.

Listen to your own heartbeat.


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"Happiness is just another of the tricks that our genetic system plays on us to carry out its only role, which is the survival of the species." Paulo Coelho

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This week on the calendar

29 Tuesday (9:30am-5:30pm) Coaching for Performance and Potential
29 Tuesday (2-7pm) Courage & Transformation with Systemic Constellation
29 Tuesday (6:30-9:30pm) Up-cycling Denim
29 Tuesday (6:30-8:30pm) Tribal Masks: Global Symbols of Ritual & Culture
30 Wednesday (10am-1pm) Vegetarian Dumpling Workshop
30 - Nov 2 Wednesday-Saturday (10:30am-5:30pm) Eco Expo Asia
30 Wednesday (3-7pm) A R.A.W. Celebration
30 Wednesday (5:30-8:30pm) The Conscious Millionaire
30 Wednesday (6:30-8:30pm) Reusable Fashion
30 Wednesday (7-9pm) Marriage Equality Forum
30 Wednesday (7-8:30pm) Tackling Single-Use Plastic
30 Wednesday (7:30-9:30pm) Mindfulness Foundation Course
31 Thursday (9:15am-12pm) Macrobiotic Lifestyle Cookery
31 Thursday (3:45-6pm) Field Trip "Race for Water" Catamaran
31 Thursday (5-9pm) Mayse Halloween Party
31 Thursday (6:15-8:30pm) Healing in Hong Kong Through the Arts
31 Thursday (7-9:30pm) Halloween Fancy Dress Plog
31 Thursday (7-8:30pm) Introduction to Breathwork
1 Friday (All day) World Vegan Day
1 Friday (7-9pm) Orange is the New Black
1 Friday (7:30-9pm) Chanting & Voice
2 Saturday (10am-5pm) Walk For Nature
2 Saturday (10am-4pm) Introduction to Permaculture
2 Saturday (1-3pm) Mui Wo Flavours: Farm to Table Lunch
2 Saturday (2-5pm) The Nesbitt Trail
2 Saturday (5-6pm) Free Sunset Yoga Class
2 Saturday (7-11pm) Vegan Block Party
2 Saturday (8-9pm) Stand Up for Peace and Love
3 Sunday (7:15-8:15am) Mo've & Stretch
3 Sunday (10am-6pm) Rotary Charity Bazaar
3 Sunday (10am-5pm) Walk For Nature
3 Sunday (11am-6pm) Bhagavad Gita Study
3 Sunday (1-7pm) Goethe Fest 2019
4 Monday (9am-6pm) Yoga Teacher Training
4 Monday (12:30-1:45pm) Low-carbon Solutions

Details and more events on calendar

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