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 […]




The Importance of Connecting To Spirit In Our Lives

Posted in Lifestyle on February 13, 2018

Connecting to spirit looks different for each and every one of us, but in my humble opinion, it is as important to carve time out in our lives to do so, as it is to eat and sleep. What even is spirit? Spirit is above and beyond religion and is the greater “energy” that exists beyond what we can see and touch. That connects us all, that runs through all. Religion can be the way some of us do connect to spirit, but is in no way, the only way. […]




Men CAN Be Strong Eating Only Plants

Posted in Animal Welfare on January 23, 2018

Shock. Strong men that only eat plants? No? The idea that you have to consume whole chickens, piles of steaks and wash it down with a smoothie containing a dozen raw eggs to be a strong man is still the general concept that is floating around, which may date back to cave-men days. Yet, thank goodness we no longer live in caves and now more and more prominent males in the spotlight are demonstrating that this is not the case. You can live a cruelty-free life and be healthy.  You […]




Veal; What You Need To Know To Make Your Choice.

Posted in Animal Welfare on December 05, 2017

Veal crates are just about the most barbaric contraption still used by a human on another living being. Just the picture of them reminds me of something from a horror sci-fi film. Like an experiment gone terribly wrong. Which it is. And it has. These crates are designed to prohibit exercise – really stop any movement by the calf – and normal muscle growth in order to produce tender “gourmet” veal. The calves are fed a milk substitute that is purposely low in iron so that they will become anemic […]




To Feed The Animals Or the People?

Posted in Food on November 27, 2017

“If you had a choice, would you support an organisation that would feed starving people or raise awareness about the plight of animals?” a friend asked me the other day after our yoga class. It is a topic that is often raised – and often confused, so I completely understood his questioning and perhaps even the pondering of where we should put our energy. Is it the people or animals that are more important? Whose rights do we argue for? But what if they are interrelated? Directly. Another friend had […]




Pratyahara: The Fifth Limb Of Yoga On and Off Our Mats

Posted in Lifestyle on November 21, 2017

While we often think the postures in yoga is the whole picture, Patanjali says that all eight yogic limbs need to be practised for the true purpose of yoga – the asanas are just one part of the whole system.  Pratyahara is one of the 8 limbs spoken by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras and translated from Sanskrit means, sense withdrawal.  On the mat, while we go through our postures, we can practise Pratyahara by bringing our focus to our breath and by stilling our gaze point- our dristi –  so that […]




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