The Internet is getting uglier every year. Whether it is the amount of ads on websites, social media feeds and surrounding thumbnails, the cookie pop-ups on every single website with the worst and ugliest offenders being the news media and even government websites, it is getting worse. But you never noticed, because it has been creeping up on use steadily over the years. Just stop and have a mindful look right now at the website you are on. Not this one of course, this one (Medium) hasn’t yet been polluted. …


Diane Chang is the founder and Creative Director of Akushio, a sustainable specialty brand of travel bags and accessories for toiletries and cosmetics. As a skincare and makeup lover, Diane aims to take the stress and overwhelm out of packing your beauty products, so you can feel beautiful and confident no matter where you go. Later this year Diane’s product will be on Kickstarter.

Website: akushio.co
Instagram: instagram.com/akushio.co
Facebook: http://facebook.com/akushio.co
Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/beautipolitans
TikTok: tiktok.com/@akushio.co?lang=en
Kickstarter: TBC

Originally published at https://www.stayingaliveuk.com on June 16, 2021


Because of our conditioning throughout our lives by our parents, our teachers, business leaders, the government and ourselves, it means we can only function properly with what we’ve known.

When unknown situations arise like a global Pandemic, we can only resort back to what we have experienced in our lives so far. Our craving and clinging to how things used to be kicks in and our mind will stress continuously until such time that the known shows up again. That’s why so many people protest against lockdowns and their perceived removal of freedom.

Many people on the planet were hoping…


I have been cycling from a very young age whilst growing up in The Netherlands, the whole infrastructure there means that the cyclist has a higher priority over motorised vehicles, which everyone respects because everyone is a cyclist, yes indeed without exception. There are more bicycles than people in The Netherlands, some might even say it’s a problem with so many discarded cycles all over. This would be a nice problem to have here in the U.K.

When I moved to the U.K. in 1977, I cycled with fear and today 44 years later I still cycle on U.K. …


Whenever there’s a crisis in the world the fraudsters wake up big time! This current pandemic is no difference. Insolvency, debt, closures, stock clearances, company sales, you name it, if you’re a company you will be receiving a ton of these emails.

Most of the time you ignore, delegate to junk and delete, sometimes though it’s worth investigating who the fraudsters are and how they can have legitimate companies. Next time I wish to come back as an investigative journalist. …


This is by far the longest scam email I have ever received. Worst still it’s almost perfect English and surprisingly my email service provider didn’t pick it up through its spam filters. I will be having a word with them!

Good day,

Please, do not take this message and information as joke because doing so is at your own peril / detriment. I don’t have much to say here but will make it brief and straight to the point for your quick action. …


Okay so a bit of self indulgence for you in this episode. I was invited by a previous guest and fan of the podcast, Rupert Honeywood of Business Growth Bureau to appear on his weekly live stream titled ‘Look Forward Thursdays’. This is my first speaking event since the start of the pandemic, so I said yes of course. Another opportunity to talk about my current passion, storytelling.

We came up with a jazzy title ‘Your brain is wired for stories and how to implement this in your business’.

We discussed the following 5 topics.

  1. How storytelling affects your…

Debra is an inspirational speaker, international best-selling author, digital nomad and ‘one of the UK’s Leading Evolutionaries’ according to Source TV. Debra opens transformational doorways for you to raise your frequency to empower yourself to be happy, healthy and wealthy. Returning you home to your innate superhuman blueprint from which you can create the life of your dreams.

Debra brings many years of coaching, training and mentoring, together with extensive experience in business support, personal & spiritual development. She has created programmes for thousands. …


If you click through the tweet below and keep clicking through the threads you will discover 65 tweets by Dominic Cummings listing all the failings by the British Government in connection with it’s response to the global pandemic resulting in 128,000 deaths in just one short year.

Here’s the link to the full interview of Dominic Cummings by Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care Committee on Wednesday 26 May 2021. The meeting started at 9.30am, ended 4.38pm.

Witness(es): Dominic Cummings, Former Chief Adviser to the Prime Minister.
Subject: Coronavirus: lessons learnt


Alison Grade is the fourth generation of her family to work in media. She has been a professional freelancer all her career.

Writing in The Guardian Mark Lawson described her as being one of the most influential people in TV when, as a schoolgirl, she persuaded her father to repeat Neighbours at 5:35pm so she and her friends wouldn’t miss it.

Alison describes her key skill as transforming creative concepts into a business reality. She accomplishes this with the films she produces, the creative entrepreneurs she mentors, SMEs she advises and in her book, The Freelance Bible (Penguin).

Alison…

Michael de Groot

Whiteboard Animations Producer, Storyteller and Podcast Host at Staying Alive UK Storytelling Productions | www.stayingaliveuk.com

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