As it’s my lady’s birthday today, I want to point your attention towards the issues that matter most to her.
Today I share with you 5 articles from Heena’s blog that illustrates her character.
Heena Cares About Education
As a primary school teacher, Heena cares deeply about children’s education. She is also the National Union of Teachers (NUT) representative for her school in South Harrow, to ensure that teachers are supported well in their careers.
In The best thing you can do for a child is encourage them to be independent, Heena outlines areas of focus to set the foundations for your children to gradually grow into responsible young adults.
Heena Cares About The Environment
Forever running around after me turning off light switches, Heena pushes hard to share ways in which to raise more awareness about the impact we are having on the environment, and what we can do to lighten our footprint.
In Everything is Disposable, Heena give practical suggestions on shifting from the ‘dispose everything’ mentality, into thinking how we can encourage more ways to ‘reduce, reuse or recycle’.
Read the article at: http://www.heenamodi.com/2010/02/05/everything-is-disposable/
Heena Cares About Animal Welfare
For a number of years, Heena has rescued abandoned cats by adopting them from animal shelters. A couple of years ago, she recognised the amount of violence that is involved in the dairy industry. As a result, she became vegan. To support other vegans, Heena regularly contacts food manufacturers to check whether everyday products are vegan-friendly, and then publishes the response on her blog.
In When your diet affects others. What do you do?, Heena explores some of the social considerations of following a vegan diet and how to overcome some of the challenges when dining with family and friends.
Read the article at: http://www.heenamodi.com/2008/10/09/when-your-diet-affects-others-what-do-you-do/
Heena Cares About The Local Community
Over the years, Heena has regularly participated in support groups that look out for the local community. She has served on the committee of a residents association and worked closely with local police on the Safer Neighbourhoods Team.
In Do you know your neighbours? What are the benefits of saying hello?, Heena opens our eyes to some of the shocking situations that are experienced by those living next door to us, and reminds us of our duty to ‘Love Thy Neighbour’.
Heena Cares About Spiritual Growth
Having been brought up in a Jain family, Heena has taken a deep interest in her spiritual growth and progress for those around her.
In Jain Bhavnas / Reflections, Heena introduces twelve incredibly powerful contemplations from the timeless Jain tradition that cultivate equanimity through detachment.
Wish Heena a Happy Birthday!
Better still, read one of the recommended blog posts and leave a thoughtful comment on her site.