Lessons learned

After 2 years of this pandemic, it’s time for lessons learned. Wouldn’t you agree? Governments better are prepared for the next pandemic. The European Council already approved conclusions in 4 areas: crisis management, supply of medical products, access to health data, and strengthening its role in global health. But it’s yet to see if any …

#compromise #consensus #covid19 #europe #government #pandemic #sustainability

The story of religion

To find peace with and within yourself, there are a few things a person can do. Meditating can produce a deep state of relaxation and tranquility. Yoga can foster harmony in the body and mind. Religion can bring you spiritual guidance. And if that’s not something you are up to, you can find peace in …

#faith #meditation #mindfullness #religion #spirituality #tradition #yoga

Small business impact

Every individual has a moral obligation to make this world a better place. That might sound naive and idealistic, but that doesn’t make it less so. Looking at climate change, the corona pandemic, and the grown polarisation in our society, it’s clear that we don’t always handle a crisis that well. Humans are very agile …

#fwdmessage #impact #sdgs #smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #smb #soleproprietor #sustainability

FWD Message

Good on you

Being a sustainability seeker means constantly looking for brands that actually deliver on their promises. But the tsunami of the increasing number of labels doesn’t make it easier. Greenwashing is still a growing problem. Looking at commercials today, it seems that every company has sustainability on its mind. But do they really? Even though we …

#bcorp #business #entrepreneurship #fashion #fwdmessage #shopping #smallbusiness #sustainability

Circular digital economy

When we talk about a circular economy, we usually talk about physical products and their resources. We look for solutions to reuse, recycle, or share them. In the digital world, we need a lot of technology and electronic equipment. But these complex products are extremely difficult to recycle. The consequence is that this sector is …

#blockchain #circulareconomy #cleanenergy #consumption #digitalage #energy #sustainability #technology

Modesty, a lost virtue?

You can’t measure success by the money you spend. So stop showing off your lifestyle on social media. In a world where the top 1% holds half the world’s net wealth, we question their motives and hold them responsible for problematic overconsumption. They are showing us a world that we can’t afford. But we ignore …

#finance #modesty #personalsustainability #progression #success #sustainability #wealth

Digital decluttering: an introduction

Clutter is stuff that gets in the way of other valuable stuff and it might stress you out. Digital clutter might not take any real space, but it does take space in your mind. It can be a burden on your life without you realizing it. All the files, downloads, documents, photos, music, videos, and …

#clutter #computer #declutter #digital #digitallife #minimalism #simplify

Breaking through the noise

There is a lot of noise on social media, and it’s hard to break through it. It uses our curiosity and our fear of missing out to keep us on the platform. It mines for our attention with highly adaptive algorithms. And forces us to share every moment and aspect of our life. But who’s …

#facebook #fomo #friends #instagram #jomo #socialmedia #twitter

Why nobody is going to save you

Everyone has a different approach to climate change. So do I. Watching the YouTube channel “Our Changing Climate” explaining the different approaches from celebrities, and wondering if they can create the change we need, is pretty interesting. But, I don’t think it is an important question to ask. And I don’t think the answer matters. …

#celebrities #climatechange #economy #powerofone

Why Celebrities Won't Save Us (From Climate Change)

The case for empathy

People mean different things by empathy. Some people use the term as a catch-all term for everything good—compassion, love, morality, wanting to make the world a better place, and so on. […] Others use it in a narrower sense to describe what people think and the understanding of what people think and feel, sometimes known …

#compassion #covid19 #empathy #goals #minimalism #slgs #understanding

17 Sustainable Lifestyle Goals

In a previous post, I talked about how you can contribute to the 17 SDGs from the United Nations. They are important to lift humanity out of poverty and put the planet back on course towards sustainability. But every big change starts small. And making this world a better place starts within yours. That’s why …

#goals #personalgrowth #personalsustainability #slgs #sustainability #sustainabilityseeker #unitednations

17 Sustainable Lifestyle Goals

Parenthood and the adversity paradox

Everyone grows up with a certain amount of adversity. You don’t experience just the good times, but also the bad and difficult times. So you grow up with a certain amount of emotional bacteria that protect you from these challenges. You learn how to survive, and to overcome heavy obstacles. Because unfortunately life is sometimes …

#children #family #lifehack #parenthood #parenting #tips #wellbeing

Will Smith Brings Kevin Hart to the Red Table