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Environmentalist? What about your Diet?

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food / Lifestyle on November 29, 2015

Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation. [i] Fao.org. Spotlight: Livestock impacts on the environment. I don’t think any of us need reminding we are playing a dangerous game with the way we are treating our planet. With over 7 billion of us inhabiting this spinning orb, we need to work as a whole to overcome the issues of global warming and environmental destruction if we are going to leave a place as wonderful as it is now […]

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Awareness; From Yoga to Daily Living

Posted in Lifestyle on November 24, 2015

Yoga is continuously teaching me. It is my greatest tool I have been given in this life and one I am for ever grateful for each time I finish my practise. By coming to my mat daily over a sustained period, it has and continues to, take me on an inward journey to explore my internal nature, as well as giving me physical strength. The combination of movement and attention that yoga requires needs a certain amount of self-awareness. By experiencing and fostering this on the mat, it is then […]

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The Small Shiny Treasures Along The Way

Posted in Lifestyle on August 28, 2015

I don’t want to bypass the sweetness that life has to offer just to be on a “healthy” path or to reach “success”. For me it’s the little, often insignificant things that tally up each day that bring me the most happiness and peace when I close my eyes to sleep. I could die in that moment and be satisfied. Not because I have fulfilled my dreams or goals and not because I have “achieved” anything in particular. I’m not disregarding that reaching and striving for our ambitions can give us a […]

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What’s The Ecological Impact of Feeding our Domestic Pets?

Posted in Animal Welfare / Lifestyle / Products on August 02, 2015

I have two beautiful fur babies – schnauzers – that I consider as part of our family. I always had dogs growing up and couldn’t imagine not sharing my home with a furry friend. And I’m not the only one; 4.5 million of us in Australia are dog “owners”, 2.5 million have cats, in the UK there are 8 million cats and 8 million dogs, and in the US, 40% of households have a dog. In total there are currently around 1 billion pet cats and dogs worldwide, giving love and affection […]

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The Difference between Giving Up and Listening to Your Intuition.

Posted in Lifestyle on June 19, 2015

I find the balance between fear and intuition interesting and sometimes hard to distinguish. When we are all gung-ho on “making things work” in western society and defining our success on material wealth – giving up and quitting is generally not looked upon favourably. Got to make it work… I believe that there is a time, when you really are not feeling the love anymore, that perhaps it’s time to let it go. Yep. Time to call it quits. Scary. Because no matter what goals you set out to achieve […]

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The Gift of Motherhood

Posted in Lifestyle on May 19, 2015

“Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their child, than the unlived life of the parent.” Carl Jung Some weeks I don’t get to my blog because life gets a little ‘busy’. At this stage of life, this really means my family requires more of me outside work time and as I have limited time, 168 hours per week, as we all do, I prioritise what I spend my time on. For me two values always rise over any of the rest. My own self-care and […]

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My Three Key Ways To Avoiding Toxic Chemicals When Renovating.

Posted in Lifestyle / Products on April 25, 2015

Building our dream home has been a fun, sometimes testing experience, which I am very grateful for. I was lucky to of had the chance to do a mini renovation in a previous apartment so had become clued in on the toxic overload that can occur with new materials! Back then, my daughter was a new born and although I knew about chemicals in medicines and foods, I had no idea when I laid the carpet-because it was soft for her to crawl on-that I was also covering the house with a […]

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The Nourished Psychologist: The Connection Between Food and Happiness

Posted in Lifestyle / People on March 27, 2015

Monique is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about sharing through her blog, The Nourished Psychologist  what she has discovered: that our diets and our mental health are most certainly linked. I love that she is spreading this message with such passion. In some areas we have differing views but we both believe strongly in avoiding additives and the beauty and power of real food to help us feel good. With 1 in 3 Australians going on anti-depressants at some point in their life, I think it is clear we need a little help […]

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Compassion Mediation: A Simple Formula For Happiness

Posted in Lifestyle on March 27, 2015

GUEST POST BY MY WONDERFUL SISTER-IN-LAW. Jodie is a human rights and discrimination lawyer, executive coach and meditation teacher ( and Mum to 2 beautiful children). Her business Meditate the World offers individual, community and corporate meditation workshops, including introductions to meditation for corporate first-timers to meditation, disadvantaged community groups and the elderly. You can reach her at jodie@meditatetheworld.com.au I know you will love this post, I do.  Last night as I was getting my daughter ready for bed, she tested the boundaries of my patience in a way only four […]

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Tips for creating a compassionate birth experience

Posted in Lifestyle on February 11, 2015

It’s the seventh birthday of my daughter this week. We sat on beach today and I pointed to our old apartment and told Ariella how she was born there, overlooking the sea, the moon and Bondi Beach… what a way she was welcomed to this earth 7 years ago. Birth for a woman is a passage of rights. It is the most awesome experience your body goes through, where you can surrender to a process so huge, connect to a greater power and hopefully end up with a soul you will share […]

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