Times are glum right now, especially in Asia. Indonesia is experiencing a critical shortage of oxygen as Covid19 cases surge, Malaysia is still in lockdown where people are stealing food to survive
If you’re like me, you’ve been transfixed by the news of the unrelenting heat wave hitting Canada, with record temperatures killing hundreds from heat related issues, as well as setting off fires that are destroying whole towns.
If you value my opinion, I really want to encourage you to listen to this podcast – Transcend – with Scott Barry Kaufman. I discovered the You Are Not So Smart Podcast by David McRaney recently and love it
This week Switzerland voted against climate change measures. There were two reasons. 1. Switzerland is responsible for only 0.1% of global emissions. 2. The vote indicates that the country is
A big week, as I got the book – Uncommon Courage – released into the world. It’s such an interesting experience launching a book, especially one as vulnerable as this.
As it’s World Environment Day 2021, let’s look at a huge challenge – the media. One great publication which put its hat-in-the-ring early in the climate crisis, is The Guardian.
At the end of 2012, I came to the conclusion that I was too early trying to establish a business that offered content marketing in the Asia Pacific region – after years of trying – but timing is everything and I got my timing wrong.
One of the themes that came through is how businesses are coming up with multiple ways to help educate, train and upskill employees, but equally, how hard it is to get employees to take advantage of these opportunities.
In recent weeks I was part of a community scapegoated. I’m not going to tell you what or why, because the reason it happened is because I can’t speak up against it due to possible negative ramifications.
Right now, South East Asia is on lockdown, or it will be soon. The UK variant made its arrival about six weeks ago – and boy does this variant move FAST!
Nope, according to Seaspiracy, it’s the globally powerful and corrupt fishing industry, which is getting billions in subsidies from governments around the world
When we were in lockdown this time last year, I was determined to do the biggest home clean out I’ve ever done, but it didn’t happen
Hope is a challenge for many these days, and there are a lot of reasons why hope is hard to come by. The relentlessness of the pandemic is certainly having its way, but so is government apathy towards the climate crisis.
When you are living in a developing country, you are seeing the impact of the pandemic through very different eyes. I am watching people getting back to work, being vaccinated, getting on with their lives, but when your neighbors are starving, it’s very challenging to even relate to this mindset.
It was my lovely husband’s birthday yesterday, April 16th! For his 50th birthday last year, we were in lockdown and he got a Zoom party. So this year, I was determined to celebrate his 50+1 birthday, but after a recent Covid19 outbreak, we had to postpone the celebrations again. Bummed!!
For the last year I have been inspired, devastated, and inspired again, especially witnessing so many amazing people doing so much to serve our community need in Phuket.
Last week I spoke about the need for the sisterhood to unite, this week, let’s talk about Manbassadors. What’s a manbassador?
In Australia, we are seeing mass protests because women are being raped and sexually abused by those in the highest halls of power. In the UK a young lady was murdered walking home at night
#Just10Percent is a way to create a new world. A world where dignity for all life is at the center of how we design our businesses and our lives.
You could not purchase any Nestle products because we were protesting the marketing of infant formula in developing countries.
On the 9th of March, and throughout the month, thousands and thousands of women will be giving public speeches, the majority for the very first time.
One of the things I tell everyone I work with is this. Don’t worry about the social media participation you don’t like – how can you possibly like everything?
It is alarming to see the scale of impact on the local community in Thailand. It is quite simply devastating. All developing countries are experiencing this
This time last year, I had just attended the Queen and Adam Lambert concert in Melbourne. It was definitely a kind of magic.
A huge issue all around the world, is mental health. This is due to the pandemic and the associated economic fall-out, and by all accounts, it’s not going to be over anytime soon.
If you’ve been paying attention to the climate crisis, you’ll appreciate we’re in big trouble and have to make a lot of changes, fast. Aspirational marketing is definitely one of those changes
In 2020, I gathered all of the environment and climate crisis information into one blog, which I updated every week. Here is the new blog for 2021, which I will update weekly.
Two stories (or maybe themes) got my attention this last week. The first is the ramping up of climate crisis commentary, and Game Stop.
There has been a lot of beauty in the media and across our social channels for the glorious gift of words Amanda Gorman gave us at the 2021 US Inauguration. It was a truly remarkable moment
The Edelman Trust Barometer 2021 is definitely the most compelling report in its 21 year history. Check it out
Well here we are, a new year, new hope, and a chance to start all over after a grueling 2020. So Happy New Year my friends and thank you for sticking with me and supporting me all these years.
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