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Flor De Luna

Flor De Luna is a multilingual community builder, trail runner, and conscious Breathwork instructor hailing from the Ural mountains in Russia. Having previously reported on climate change and environmental issues for the media outlets in South America, she decided to make a bigger change when she moved to Hong Kong. Combining her storytelling and leadership skills, Flor has co-founded two startups focused on zero waste lifestyle and mindfulness, organized a number of events – from small meetups to big-scale conferences, including StartmeupHK Festival with Invest HK and multiple sustainability-themed Startup Weekends with Techstars. She is also a certified climate reality leader trained by Al Gore and a a certified breathwork coach, graduated from International Centre of Conscious Breathing Studying and Practicing, part of Global Professional Breathwork Alliance (GBPA) at Respira Breathwork.

The 10 Best Sustainability Podcasts You Need To Listen To Now

4 Mins Read Are you a podcast fan yet? Or maybe you’re exploring this format for your daily commute but you are not sure where to start? Given that sustainability is now taking center stage in media headlines (and rightfully so), it’s no surprises that some awesome audio shows have popped up to discuss the most important topic […]

Natural Fitness: How To Be A Zero Waste Trail Runner

6 Mins Read Trail running, already one of the most popular sports with a growing community in Hong Kong and throughout Asia, is gaining additional momentum amid travel restrictions this year. While experienced athletes are taking on numerous running challenges as a replacement for canceled races, many beginners and amateurs are hitting the trails to explore and get […]

Mental Health Hygiene: 3 Breathing Techniques To Reduce Anxiety & Stress

5 Mins Read Maintaining mental health hygiene in 2020 should be as normal as maintaining our general hygiene. “Thanks” to coronavirus outbreak, we’ve been forced to look after our physical health more carefully – for example by washing our hands frequently, wearing masks to prevent germ spread, and following strict social distancing guidelines. But one thing we often […]

Low Waste Life: Confessions Of An Ex-Zero-Waste Jar Activist

8 Mins Read Two years ago, I made the somewhat difficult and hugely inconvenient decision to keep all my waste in a glass jar. I wanted to make as large an environmental impact as possible, and walk the talk about advocating for a greener & healthier planet. This drastic decision came with many unintended consequences, so I’m sharing […]

Baking Soda FTW: 20 New Ways To Use This Zero Waste Gem

8 Mins Read It’s unbelievable how much one teaspoon of baking soda can do for our bodies and households! Baking soda is an indispensable item in any low waste arsenal and the ultimate multi-purpose home ingredient. The fine white powder has innumerable applications not only in the kitchen & bathroom but also in helping to cure some skin […]

Trail-Running: How To Run Injury-Free Across The City And Beyond

4 Mins Read In our Corona times, when so many of us have suddenly become either dedicated runners or master chefs, it’s easy to get over-enthusiastic about our new hobbies and end up in trouble. And while our mistakes in the kitchen can cost us a few wasted products (or perhaps a cut finger), running related mistakes can […]

Where To Find The Best Vegan Mooncakes In Hong Kong

7 Mins Read It might feel surreal, especially given the strange year we are living through, but we are only a weeks away from this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival! Despite all the hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, celebrating this very special holiday will definitely lighten up and elevate our moods. And what could be better for our […]

Breathwork vs Yoga: What’s The Difference?

3 Mins Read Breathwork has gained enormous popularity in recent years with pundits calling labelling it as the ‘new yoga’ or ‘meditation’s little brother’. There’s no doubt this is a net positive. Most of us don’t breathe deeply enough and breathwork has a huge range of benefits. Along with the surge of breathwork practitioners across Asia, some wellness […]

5 Reusable Masks We Are Loving And Breathing Through

4 Mins Read Facial masks are here to stay. Even if the number of Covid-19 infections suddenly plummets, the aftermath and new hygiene protocols will stay longer, if not forever… And that means, we have to treat face masks as a part of daily life, an essential of our new pandemic wardrobe that can’t be forgotten at home […]

Pelvic Floor Health 101: What Is It And How To Strengthen It?

3 Mins Read When we think about self-care and personal health we normally imagine a daily routine for glowing skin, lean muscles, and happy gut. We rarely pay attention to the organs in our body that we can’t see or feel immediately – despite the fact that our pelvic floor affects the health of our skin, muscles, and […]

The Rise Of Maskne: How To Take Care Of Your Skin During Covid-19

5 Mins Read Wearing a mask in public spaces at all times has become the norm in recent weeks and months. Unfortunately, alongside its function to protect us and others from the spread of Covid-19, a facial mask can also be a (new) cause of acne. Have you noticed any breakouts around your nose, cheeks and chin? Most […]

Covid-19 Health Guides: How To Reduce Your Blue Light Exposure

5 Mins Read Even before the pandemic, the amount of time we spend in front screens has been growing by double digits every year, and with that, concerns about the consequences to our health. The more screen time we endure, the more artificial blue light we are exposed to. Thanks to Covid-19, our work & social lives have […]

5 DIY Homemade Vegan Face Mask Recipes We’re Loving

3 Mins Read A good friend once told me: don’t put on your skin what you wouldn’t put in your mouth. When it comes to natural beauty advice, The ongoing pandemic situ has forced us to review our dietary choices and become savvier with the resources we need. So how about implementing the same approach with our self-care […]

Covid-19 Fitness: Tips & Advice On Exercising While Wearing A Mask

4 Mins Read Starting from yesterday, it’s compulsory to wear a mask both indoors and outdoors in Hong Kong (and in many other countries too!) due to a resurgence in local case transmission. Wearing a mask should not exempt you from continuing with your exercise regime, but what is true is you need to know a few things […]

6 Zero Waste Activities For Kids Stuck At Home

4 Mins Read Staying home with kids during the summer holidays can be really tough. You’ve probably tried dozens of activities during the first and second ‘Rona waves and now you’re scratching your head, especially if you are a conscious parent and don’t want any plastic craft clutter that will end up in the landfill. Don’t worry, Green […]

Slow Living During Corona: Tips, Ideas & Inspo

4 Mins Read There’s nothing more permanent than a temporary solution, the old Russian proverb says. While we were thinking of social distancing and self-isolation as something temporary, Corona is here to stay for much longer. And although it has severely affected the way we live and move in 2020, we can still take charge of how we […]

5 Virtual Running Challenges To Join While Official Races Are Still On Hold

4 Mins Read 2020 will be remembered as a year of cancelled events thanks to ‘Rona (or Covid-19 as it is officially known) and us trail runners have been a particularly disappointed bunch. By definition, trail running is a sport that requires the outdoors. Still, people gotta adapt, eh? As most marathons and trail races have been postponed […]