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

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

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

Your personal contribution to the SDGs

Back in 2015, The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were formally adopted by the United Nations. Over the next 15 years, the 17 SDGs would form an action plan to lift humanity out of poverty and put the planet back on course towards sustainability. These goals, which are one and indivisible, reflect the three dimensions of …

#globalgoals #personalsustainability #sdgs #sustainability #unitednations

Gift-giving during the holidays

If the holidays make you feel anxious, gift shopping will probably be one of the reasons why. However, you don’t need to abandon gift-giving this Christmas. But some awareness around our consumer behavior might be necessary to survive another holiday season. Buying new stuff should always be about one thing. How can this product or …

#familytraditions #giftbuying #giftgiving #holidayseason #minimalism #santaclaus #secretsanta #sinterklaas

Minimalist Christmas

Watch out for remote burnout

During the current worldwide crisis, we all have to make sacrifices and we need to adapt to the new normal. As there currently is no solution in sight, and a vaccine or cure is still in early development, we tell ourselves to settle with our new way of living. From a business perspective, it will …

#burnout #family #homeoffice #pandemic #personalsustainability #remotework #tedtalk #work #workplace

3 steps to stop remote work burnout

Why do you travel?

If we can learn something from today’s crises, it’s that traveling doesn’t come without consequences. Either to our own health safety or to the environment. By now we understand that traveling by plane for instance releases a lot of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Have you ever looked at the chemtrails in the sky? There are …

#airplane #climatechange #coronavirus #environment #globalwarming #money #pandemic #savings #travel #traveling

Do you believe in Karma?

The actions you take in life will have an effect on your future. It’s a hard pill to swallow, but the theory of Karma might hold some truth. I still believe that some things happen randomly. You play the lotto and you’re a winner, a loved one gets sick and passes away, you walk down …

#adultlife #health #karma #mentalhealth #religion

Face masks don’t make you invincible

The fight against coronavirus is global. But the guidelines on whether you should wear a face mask as part of that fight are often completely different from place to place. That means that, for a lot of people, whether you wear a face mask when you leave the house is basically up to you. In …

#aerosol #coronavirus #covid19 #facemask #health #pandemic #who

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