To Supplement or Not? What We Need To Thrive on Plants or Less Meat

Posted in Food / Health on August 17, 2018

I know we can live a healthy and cruelty-free life if we eat a varied diet of quality plant-based whole foods. In a perfect utopian world all the foods grown would be rich in nutrients and we would absorb all the vitamins and minerals from our food and be bounding with energy with no supplements… However the truth is, sometimes even when we eat healthy, the soil in our country may be totally lacking a mineral, such as zinc and so therefore so is our food (hello Australia) and with […]




Questioning Leather Today

Posted in Animal Welfare / Products on July 23, 2018

Animals skins pervade into all corners of our culture and life. We sit on them, we wear them, we cover the inside of our cars in them. And this is looked at as something to be excited about – we pay more for the leather interior, for the leather handbag and sales men tell us the couch is leather like that is a good thing. But is it? Most vegans vehemently argue it is not. And I don’t think this is crazy, despite the looks you can get when you […]




My Favourite Sydney Spots with AMAZING Plant-based meals

Posted in Lifestyle on July 12, 2018

My husband and I love good food and as we have gotten older, and have eaten our way through Sydney, we have our favourites we go to again and again… As a plant-based family we always need some good options but the ones I recommend here are not all “vegan” eats, but they all have great options. These are the places we eat at constantly, they are good quality and also lend themselves to a beautiful day because with children it can’t all be about the food, it also has […]




If You Struggle Being Vegan In a Non-Vegan World

Posted in People on June 26, 2018

Clare Mann is an Australian-based psychologist, existential psycho-therapist, best-selling author, speaker, and communications trainer. She consults with people worldwide to help address the personal and social challenges of being vegan and living in a non-vegan world. Her most recent book Vystopia explores the struggles we can experience when we discover the systemised cruelty to animals in our world – and that others don’t seem to care to change their consumer choices that directly contribute to this suffering. I know I felt the challenge when I became vegan 15 years ago… […]




Practical Tips For Lessening The Anxiety

Posted in Animal Welfare on June 22, 2018

This one I am writing for me at the moment:) Normally I am pretty centred and present but I have been experiencing moments of anxiety this year due to circumstance, perhaps yes… but I know all-to-well that no matter what the outer circumstance, it is our inner environment that matters. And we can help this inner environment. I also know very well though growing up with loved ones who suffer severe mental struggles that to dismiss something with a  “you have the power to control your inner-environment” is not acknowledging […]




Eating Less Meat To Feed The World

Posted in Animal Welfare on June 06, 2018

Our food on our plate. How easy is it to look at it and forget how it got to us, right? We are spoilt in that way I guess, because everything is a little “easier”  but it also does us a disservice because we don’t see or REALLY grasp the impact of the production of our products or food. How did that cow get fed? How much did she or he need to eat? How did that food get to them? What land was used to grow the food? How […]




Ondine Sherman, Co-Founder of Voiceless & Author, Educating Our Youth on the Truth

Posted in Animal Welfare / People on May 29, 2018

Ondine Sherman is a woman I love. Her gentle and kind demeanour in no way takes away from her strength, commitment and ability to be vulnerable in her work she shares with the world. Alongside of  steering the ship of the animal rights group Voiceless, she has also wrote three books, one, The Miracle of Love is about her journey mothering her twin boys who have genetic disabilities and is a real eye and heart opener, a must-read for everyone. The other two books are from her young adult fiction […]




Why NOW Is The Time We Must Speak Out To Ban the Live Sheep Trade

Posted in Animal Welfare on May 10, 2018

I have been wanting to write a post on the live sheep trade for a long time… literally years. But each time I go to, I have a major block around it because, as you will know if you watched any of the footage recently that Animals Australia bravely got, it is heart-wrenching disturbing. It is the sort of footage that makes you lose your breath, that springs tears to your eyes within minutes and personally, deep in my chest hurts with a sense of shame to be part of […]




Food Products You Wouldn’t Realise Have Dead Animals in Them

Posted in Animal Welfare on May 03, 2018

I have been living as a vegan for almost 16 years now. (And I am still alive and kicking despite what so many friends, family and even, can I say ignorant, health professionals told me – touch wood!) What continues to surprise me is how there are animals products hidden in so many food products that are not obvious unless you are aware of it. Even if you check labels it isn’t always clear – which I personally think isn’t right for the consumer. This is by no means a final […]




Navigating Protein Powders

Posted in Food on February 15, 2018

As a rule of thumb I always recommend to avoid processed foods and instead seek to consume everything it in its most natural state if possible, for the healthiest option. Yet sometimes we prescribe nutrients in supplement forms when needed for additional boosts in times of stress or overcoming illness – and they can be VERY effective. I have to wonder, in todays’s life, are we not all under a little stress… and perhaps our food is a little less full of nutrition because of our depleted soils and if […]




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