I am a Qualified Naturopath and am on the Council of Voiceless: The Animal Protection Institute. I write this blog as I’m incredibly passionate about helping others live healthy, cruelty-free lives and am on a mission to empower each of us to make compassionate choices that support ourselves and the greater whole.
Practising ashtanga yoga for over 12 years, I deeply believe we need to take our yoga off our mats and live it by making kind, conscious daily decisions.
When I began my studies, over a decade ago, in natural healing and nutritional medicine, I also learnt about the horrors of factory farming… I had NO IDEA! Once I knew I couldn’t un-know but I felt overwhelmed because I didn’t know how to help. I didn’t think there was anything I could do that was “big enough”. Then I realised what I could do was a great place to start.
The daily choices we make may seem small and insignificant but multiplied by millions of others whom also choose to live compassionately can have a profound effect.
Now I live with the intention to do no harm and above and beyond this, to be part of the solution not the problem.
To live with compassion for myself, for all beings and for our environment. I’m not perfect by any means, but I like to live to my fullest potential. As a mother to two beautiful young children, I want to do what I can to nourish them and also look after this beautiful earth for them to live on in the future and I know it is not always easy and straight forward!
I also know what we eat, buy, even where we purchase from and how we spend our time and our thoughts influences our lives, our communities and the planet earth as a greater whole. I believe we have a collective responsibility to look after our planet, as we are all connected…and this often starts right at home.
I want to share some of what I have learnt along my journey to help others, to help you, find easy to access, researched information that empowers you to be able to make sustainable, greener choices.
This will include
- Plant-based yummy recipes
- Natural health topics
- Animal and Environmental friendly products
- People, groups, books and films that educate and motivate me
- Shining the light on hidden suffering of animals that occurs in our society
- Interviews with those making a difference
I am still constantly learning. I hope I provide some food for thought and inspire some to join me down the compassionate road…you have the capacity to make a difference.
If you would like to get in touch about anything, please email me on Gemma@thecompassionateroad.com