War On Waste, What We Can Do

Posted in Lifestyle on July 14, 2017

It’s been a long time coming, but today was a big day in Australia because both it’s two giant supermarket chains, Coles and Woolworths, committed to removing single-use plastic bags in the next year. Here, down under, we use 5 billion of them a year. That’s 10 million every single day with only 25 million people. In the States, that number is higher than 100 billion every year. To make them fossil fuels are used and there is the problem that then they don’t break down. We already know, plastic […]




An Ingredient or A Being; How a leg becomes a drumstick.

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on May 09, 2017

In Australia over 1 million of them will be killed every day. In the US 9 billion of them per year. Chickens are bred, raised and slaughtered at a unprecedented rate, and at this exploding speed we have overlooked a basic part of the equation – the chicken. They have become a thing, an ingredient; void of any needs and looked at instead of a being, more of a cog in a wheel. While we have decided it is OK to take their life when we slaughter them, somewhere along […]




Creating a Self Practice.

Posted in Lifestyle on May 03, 2017

After practising yoga for 15 years I can see clearly how different stages of life require us to bend and be flexible, like in our practice, if we are going to even get to our mat! Where once as a student at university it was easy for me to go to the shala every morning then head to school,  suddenly when the babies came along walking out the door took a whole lot more planning. It could have been easy to put my hands in the air and say “too […]




Earth By Anna; Cruelty Free Fashion and Travel Tips

Posted in People on May 02, 2017

Anna Weatherlake may be married to one of Australia’s high profile cricketers, but she is more than just the stereo-type pretty wife ( a notion which is actually pretty outdated anyway) She happens to be savy, smart and also is gorgeous – which  makes her stunning Instagram platform like looking at a magazine – where thousands of people are being inspired to live a plant-based life, and Anna is showing them it is possible to do so and still travel, eat well and look beautiful! @earthbyanna She goes into deeper detail […]




Game Meat; Why It’s A Game We Can’t Afford To Play

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on March 03, 2017

Game meat is growing rapidly in popularity, as consumers clue onto the horrific cruelty and environmental destruction caused in animal agriculture. I completely understand the argument for eating game meat; It is wild, which means the animal hasn’t had to suffer in a cage or a crowded shed for the duration of her/his life. It is free right up until their relatively quick death, which means no scary, often hot/freezing ride to the slaughter house with no food and having to witness to the smells and sounds of death of […]




To Dog Sled Or Not?

Posted in Animal Welfare on February 14, 2017

My family and I stayed in beautiful Whistler, Canada over Christmas this year, for a much-needed recharge and reconnect. It was truely magical with the snow covering the majestic trees, heaven-high mountains and the quaint bustling village. I loved the Christmas vibes, the indulgence of incredible (and not always healthy) food and drinks, and just spending quality, no-distraction, time together as a unit. We skied, snow-mobiled, ice-skated, tubed… and when the kids saw the brochures for the dog-sledding they were begging to have a go. My kids LOVE dogs and […]




How Death Got Me To Disconnect To Reconnect

Posted in Lifestyle on February 06, 2017

My screen has been switched off for three months, after death came into my life last year and forced me to disconnect, to reconnect. Within two months, three people in my circle passed away – and I do not claim in any way to feel the same shock or grief as their spouses or children, but with their passing, I was still managed to be knocked off my projectory. And with the force that this universe has, if there was any doubt I was being called elsewhere, ( right back […]




The Ins and Outs of What You Need To Know When Choosing Your Salmon

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on November 16, 2016

Salmon is one of the most popular fish to consume around the globe and here in Australia more farmed salmon is produced than any other species of seafood and we eat tens of thousands of tonnes of it a year. But interestingly, consumers are often unaware the salmon they are eating is not wild, but actually from factory aquaculture farms in Tasmania; bred in trays, raised in cramped tanks and dyed pink with chemicals. This big business is worth an estimated 700 million dollars and is dominated by three main companies,  Tassal, […]




What Small Changes You Can Make To Start Big Shifts

Posted in Lifestyle on November 09, 2016

Just because we don’t want to know about it, or because we close our eyes to it, does that mean we are not supporting acts of cruelty that don’t match up with our value system? What could we do instead? I am certainly not perfect, and in the book I am almost finished, I speak about the challenges that I have faced with living a “cruelty-free” life and continue to learn about. It really is a journey of evolving and since life is messy not linear, we can do our […]




Exchanging Energy With Our Food

Posted in Animal Welfare on October 31, 2016

What are your thoughts on energy and our ability to experience/share/exchange others energy with whom we interact with? Call me sensitive, but when I am around someone who is really angry, I can feel it, and when I am around someone who is depressed, I can sense it. I am certainly not alone in this, very normal sensation of “picking up on energy”. The energy can intensify when large groups of people take on similar emotions, such as joy (think about the buzz at festivals) or such as fear. Fear […]




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