It’s time to switch the brain off and to do that, I’m at the JW Marriot in Phuket right now. Our family is staying here for five days and then we’re going south of the Island for another five days. We can’t leave Phuket – well we can – but have chosen to stay put until this pandemic comes to an end.
The challenge I face is, I tend to work seven days a week. Steve’s (hubby) work is more intense in a different way. Before the pandemic calls were rare. Now, everyone is online, scheduling calls at all times of the day and night. When your business is headquartered in the US and you’re in Asia, it’s always extremely challenging, but more so since this pandemic started. However, we can’t complain, and we’re lucky too because work is still coming in.
Regardless, rest is important and we haven’t had a proper holiday for two years. The kind where we switch off completely. And after this third wave smashed Asia, we knew we had to take a break to try to relax, just for a few days. Just not having an office to walk into every single day is a break for me. It’s something I can’t avoid when I’m at home. I know many are in the same boat.
So just a reminder to take a break if you need to. None of us are good working every hour of every day. It’s not good for our mind, body or spirit, and of course, we also need to feel good about it when we do it. I know the vast majority of humanity are suffering terribly during this time, which can make us feel guilty to focus on ourselves. But when we keep ourselves strong, we can better serve those in need around the world.
Regardless of having a break, my weekend reads continues. That’s something I’ll never stop doing. Maybe I’ll read even more – apologies in advance if I do.
Friend’s content and sometimes mine
Episode 90 Quintessentially good with Jade and Hillary is a podcast by two friends, Jay Leshark and Russell Distance Russell. Always fun and cheeky, this week features my friend Jade Lama and her partner Hillary. Jade is someone I have enormous respect for, in how she has handled herself and her business during these extremely challenging times. Have a listen.
And this lovely article The importance of ‘flow’ by David Braga. A HUGE struggle I face every day.
And the second episode of Sustainability at Heart by Freda Liu – featuring three awesome humans – Avi Liran, Andrew Chow and Marianna Pascal. Have a listen and be inspired.
Please have a listen to this
Jeffrey Sachs’ speech at the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit (full speech) tks Paul Dunn
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Content to read
And here’s the content I’ve been reading this last week. Scan the headlines, read the ones that jump out at you, read or watch them all. Knowledge is power, and global knowledge is even more powerful.
Climate Crisis / 6th Mass Extinction
66 Reservoirs Discharging; Cities Severe Flooding| Many Dams Burst – tks Sophia Henri
Statement by Prime Minister Bennett Following Meeting of the Corona Cabinet tks Roshini Ganesan
America’s urgent dilemma: How to deal with people refusing to take the Covid-19 vaccines tks Fiona Randall Taskis
There She Is – tks Pattie Grimm
Business and Technology
Tourism to hit all-time low in 2021 tks Shaun Stenning
Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity
Phuket Sandbox Is Open But The Locals Are Still Suffering
Conspiracy theorists lack critical thinking skills: New study tks Phillipa Edwards
Passion, humour, history
Unknown Stories Revealed by Fixed-Point Cameras – this is amazing!!
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