Is water really the source of life?

I have one question for you… How much money do you think you have spent on bottled water over the past 5 years whilst travelling overseas?

If you are anything like me then I am assuming you have spent a great amount so far. It is a common fact that unsanitary water can cause illnesses such as diarrhoea & vomiting and it is very important to avoid drinking tap water or when brushing your teeth especially in countries with poor water sanitation.

Does that mean that you should be prepared to spend lots of money on bottled water? 

Travellers heading overseas are almost always advised to avoid the local tap water and only use bottled water but it’s alarming when you take some time to look at this properly. The “drink bottled water” advice can be quite dangerous when based on the assumption that the bottled water you’ll be drinking is of the same quality to what you are used to back at home.

Quite often, bottled water has been filled with tap water, re-sealed and then resold to make a further profit with no real care with regards to the implications to your health.

So, if you can’t guarantee the safety and quality of bottled water, what other options do you have? 

A lot of people think that drinking tap water is okay but you only have to switch on your TV to see some of the latest news surrounding water standards in well-developed countries. In most developing countries, and like previously mentioned, some of the best known developed:  freshwater sources can and are largely contaminated by industrial waste which is dumped directly into rivers and streams… An estimated half a million tonnes of PCBs were discharged into our environment during the 20th century.
In most, if not in all developing countries and even some best known developed countries – Fresh water sources can be largely contaminated by industrial waste being dumped directly into rivers and streams, an estimated half million tons of PCBs were discharged into the environment during the 20th century.

In 2012, the United Kingdom was voted as 14th in the list of OECD measuring 0.4 death rates due to unsafe WASH services per 100,000 population with the USA being in 6th position with a 0.6 rating along with Canada and New Zealand.

So tap water is unsafe to use due to metals, microbial and chemical pollution but surely bottled water if sealed is okay to use?

The cost of bottled water alone is extortionate and if you’ve ever been stuck waiting in an airport, train station or petrol station, you know how much this can cost especially when there is no other option nearby.  Maybe the cost doesn’t upset you too much, after all, it is so much better than drinking tap water right?

There are countless studies showing that bottled water is often less regulated and tested than tap water and is not treated for any metal contaminants. The plastic alone carries over 24,000 chemicals, are not BPA free and is linked to long-term health complications.

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Long-term health complications as well as being financially costly, what makes this worse then is the amount of plastic pollution harbouring our environment to date:

We are killing our biosystems more each year with the rapid growth in plastic pollution.

On average, 46,000 pieces of plastic are swirling in each square mile of our oceans and estimated to represent almost 80% of the total marine debris floating in the world’s oceans…
Every year, at least one million birds and 100,000 sharks, turtles, dolphins and whales die from eating plastic, whilst on average, a plastic bag will be used for about 12 minutes, they stay around for 450 years when left on a beach.

Bottled water is not only damaging to your health, financially costly but also killing our biosystem and getting worse each year…

What if there was a more affordable, proven and safer way to drinking water? Global Travel Adventures may have found the perfect solution for you:

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Puritii is cheaper, more convenient as well as being a better and healthier alternative, ensuring you and your loved ones are consuming safe water.

“The portable Puritii Filter is most powerful biological and chemical purifier on the planet!”

Dennis Brown
39 years and 20-Patents in the Water Industry and the Inventor of the Puritii Water Filter

This incredible filter is designed to filter 60 gallons or 7680 fluid ounces of water. The typical bottled water is 16.9 fluid ounces. 7680/16.9 = 454.4 which means one Puritii filter can filter about 454 typical bottles’ worth of water before a new one is needed.

With the average bottle water on the go being $1.18 the Puritii Filter will save you hundreds of dollars and you will be saving hundreds of plastic bottles polluting our planet.

There is truly on one solution when it comes to the safe consumption of water: Puritii

To purchase this incredible filtration unit, simply follow this link and save yourself 15% off in the process: Claim 15% off by clicking here

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Team Livelihood UK

Earlier this year, I took part in an international development project in Bangladesh working to identify & help develop entrepreneurship in a rural community.
During the evening and my free time, I was thinking about and looking into how I can bring all my passions into one place and help other people get motivated to chase after their own dreams.

So many people see me travelling, having fun and volunteering and often say “Karl… I admire the fact you do all this cool stuff and I have a lot of respect for your volunteering and helping people who need it… I wish I was able to do it BUT I would never be able to get the time off work, I have too many commitments back home to even consider going away like you do.”

It became apparent to me there is a massive gap between what people are currently doing and what they really desire to do… and maybe…. Just reading this is making you think that I am writing about you right now?

The truth is there are so many people living life like they have a second chance at it later on…  There are so many people I know who talk to me and express their fear of death yet I can’t think of anything else scarier than just existing. Literally going day by day completing the same mundane task with no actual passion or goal to reach.

At the same time, so many people say “YOLO, you only live once” when the exact opposite is true, you only die once… You have so many opportunities to change your life and live it the exact way you want to! Team Livelihood UK is a movement helping you identify exactly what you are wanting to achieve in life so you can take the steps towards achieving it.

When I was sat down one night in Bangladesh going through the conversations in my head, looking at my own life and where I want to be heading, what I want to be doing, I had one of the most profound experiences, what I saw was just incredible and I am excited to be sharing this with all of you right now.

Imagine a network of driven and motivated individuals dedicated to improving their own lives in all aspects through Healthy Body, Generous Heart, Personal Development, Strong Finances & Empowering Others.

Consider being involved in a global team of changemakers who are laser focused on chasing their dreams, helping each other to reach their own goals and empowering and uplifting everyone around them to do the exact same.

Team Livelihood is not going to be for everyone and if you are reading this right now and you are truly happy with everything in your life then I am extremely happy for you and I would definitely like to hear from you so post a comment and let me know who you are. It would be awesome to speak to you 🙂

I have never seen something so clearly before and this is an exciting time especially for those of you reading this who are looking for something bigger than what you are currently seeing in your life. The universe works in ways which are unexplainable but if there is something you feel that is missing then there is a very good chance this has come at a perfect time for you and your life.

Team Livelihood is all about helping people get from life what they are looking for especially those who are:

  • Passionate about doing & becoming more than what they currently feel able to.
  • Advocates for tackling global issues facing poverty
  • Looking to make a change but (with their current circumstances feel helpless)
  • Feeling like they could and who are wanting to change the world
  • Interested in involving themselves with an international organisation in its early stages
  • Wanting to personally develop and share their stories to empower people around them
  • Looking to secure their futures financially whilst inspiring others to chase their dreams

TeamLivelihood is going to help so many people over the next few years especially those who are involved with it and the vision I have got for this is huge.

If after reading this and you want to know more, please post a comment below introducing yourself, you can also contact me using the contact form by clicking here

I would like to help as many people as possible with this so if you have any loved ones and friends who are always talking about doing more, if you know people who are constantly talking about needing to “break away,” have people in your circle who are ‘always in the clouds and dreaming a bigger life’ then it is important for you to pass this to them. To do so, please use the social media icons below to share or copy and paste the URL and share with the people who are looking to achieve more.

Thank you.

Questions you need to consider when choosing to volunteer.

What is your reason?

Volunteering is a huge topic, there are literally hundreds of different project types, and twice as many different organisation to choose from. Everyone volunteers for a different reason. Some people choose to volunteer to gain work experience, meet new people and to visit different parts of the world. Some volunteer to develop themselves as a person, complete a personal challenge, help bring change to a community and to provide sustainable aid to an area that is affected by poverty. There are thousands of reasons as to why someone would choose to volunteer.

  •  Write down your reasons for wanting to volunteer.

What type of personality do you have?

There is also a lot of different types of people who choose to volunteer, some who are highly confident, need no or little support and want to get involved with a project straight away whilst other people might need some more support. Showing them an opportunity just isn’t enough and they need to know answers to everything. Some people might be very nervous about getting involved with a volunteering project and worried or even scared about what they are getting involved with.

Write down the following answers:

  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • How do you feel at the thought of being overseas for 6-12 weeks?
  • Are you normally confident or shy?

Is there a specific location you would like to travel to?

Like I mentioned earlier, a big reason for a lot of people volunteering is the ability to travel to a new country and experience the culture. Whether you want to stay in your home country, there are plenty of local organisations who operate cross country so you are able to visit different places that you haven’t been able to, at the same time, should you decide to venture to different parts of the world, then volunteering is a great way to do so. A great number of people choose to volunteer on a gap year, if you are planning on doing something similar, you’d be interested in looking at Gap Year Inspiration.

  • Write down your top 5 places you would like to travel to.
  • Write down your top 5 places you would like to volunteer in.

If you have any matches from your two answers, then you have a great idea as to where you are travelling to next.

What type of project would you like to get involved with?

So you’ve now got some form of action plan to your volunteering experience. You’ve worked out why you would like to volunteer, how you would feel on a volunteering project & where you would like to spend your time volunteering. The next question you need to ask yourself is what type of project you would like to get involved with.

There are plenty of different options to choose from. Are you an expert in the medicine field or do you have a knowledge of sports coaching? Do you spend time at home empowering women and young people to stand up for themselves or do you volunteer to tackle homelessness locally?

  • Write down your hobbies and interests.
  • Write down what project you think you would like to involve yourself with.
  • Be specific with what you write down.

How are you going to fund your project?

Unless you are volunteering with a government funded project, a lot of the time, you will have to fund the project yourself. Are you able to save up for the project or would you be looking at fundraising the allocated amount? Have you got enough time to take off at work? Are you leaving yourself in the clear for when you return or are you planning on travelling for an extended amount of time after the project?

  • Write down how much you think it will cost you.
  • Write how you think you will be able to fund it.
  • Mention the idea to the people you know at home (Boss, family & friends)
  • Write down the possible methods of raising the funds if required.
  • Write a backup plan for when you return from your project in case you aren’t able to continue your employment.

If you have completed the tasks and answered the questions, you should hopefully have some idea as to what project you would like to take part in, how long you will be willing to volunteer for and the organisation you would like to partner with.

If you have any questions, would like some advice or just want to speak about the different options available to you, please post your comment below or fill out the form on the Contact me page.

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