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REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER - I've got 99 problems

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REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER - I've got 99 problems

REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER  Anyone else feel like this? ✋https://bit.ly/3dcyFaK I debated whether to post this article because I didn't want anyone to feel overwhelmed. But equally I think it's also really important to recognise the reality of our current situation, and what is possible as we progress on our respective journeys to Zero Waste. A conversation this week with a customer about a well known postal laundry pod service reminded me about the amount of greenwashing that big businesses still undertake (and have enormous marketing budgets with which to do so). In real terms there is nothing ethical, sustainable...

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REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER - We are clever but not wise

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REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER - We are clever but not wise

REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER This is a strange memory to have popped up for me this week. It was the first year that I met Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, in my former role as Marshal of the Flags for the Commonwealth Observance.  It was in this role that I was privileged enough to hear Sonia Ghandi, Dr Dambisa Moyo, Annie Lennox OBE, Dame Jane Goodall and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speak. All Inspirational Women who have given and achieved so much in their specialist fields. All Women who had a profound impact on me.  But it was the words of...

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REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER - Who Will You Invite To Your Table?

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REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER - Who Will You Invite To Your Table?

REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER Absolutely love this photo. Living sustainably isn't just about how you nourish your body, it's also about how you nourish your mind. Engaging proactively. Campaigning for causes that you believe in. Surrounding yourself with people who respect and uplift you. Amplifying the voices of those who need uplifting. Self care and self love. Taking time out to reflect. These are all examples of nurturing and maintaining positive mental health. Sustainability literally means the ability to sustain yourself or the thing that you are trying to protect. And so it necessarily must include the most cherished parts...

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