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Is SALT Really Bad For You?

Well, in the context I am going to talk about it, no.

I was recently featured in a high-end coffee table book called SALT’.   The book was commissioned by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and curated, designed and managed by Rich With of Grow Creative.  

Here is the blurb;  

SALT profiles the individuals, families and groups who live and work in Southend-on-Sea.In their own words, they have composed a modern love letter to the town. Their  stories showcase all that makes Southend not only a hub of creativity and enterprise, but living, breathing, sentient character that reflects its inhabitants and their culture of rugged individualism and potential.A wide cross-section of people are featured; artists, writers, independent business, students, fisherman, publicans and medical professions, breathing life into the thriving microcosm of emergent talent in this part of the country.They are the SALT of Southend-on-Sea…”

When I was asked if I would like to be featured in the book, I naturally said yes. What I didn’t account for was the quality of the publication , the myriad of different personalities and talent in the book, and best of all the ‘feeling’ the book gives you when you pick it up and read it.

SALT is indeed a love letter to the town.

Like most people I identify with my environment.  We identify with where we live, and when you have something like SALT that communicates, and most of all connects with all that you feel for your home town, it makes you feel honoured and very humble.

In SALT we learn about Southend-on-Sea through 24 different personalities whose dreams, histories, stories, moments, aspirations, opinions and life events make up the fabric of Southend-on-Sea.

One great line in the book, gives us a sense of what that fabric feels like?

“Every day they get up and improve the borough in their own special way. Whether it’s on a grand humanist level such as saving someone’s eyesight or teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals, or more humble notions like producing amazing food or writing things that make you laugh so hard that beer sprays out of your nose. These people make this town worth living in.”

What struck me as I read these stories, is that we all make an impact in so many different ways.  

Everything that I talk about (and all that EnSpirit Global is about) concerns how we make an impact, and each and everyone one of the people featured in SALT makes an impact.  

  • We need inspiration…
  • We need care…
  • We need laughter…
  • We need insight…
  • We need connection…
  • We need peace…
  • We need food…
  • We need perspective…
  • We need coffee…
  • We need educating…
  • We need counselling…
  • We need opportunity…
  • We need bravery…
  • We need art…
  • We need vision…
  • We need movement…

Every person in SALT gives us something on that list.

Every town needs their own SALT.

I am honoured to be part of the SALT of Southend-on-Sea.

Baiju Solanki

Baiju Solanki

Founder & CEO EnSpirit Global


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