Pregnant Mothers In Cages: Time To Ban Sow Stalls

Posted in Animal Welfare on December 07, 2015

My kids want a pet pig from Santa this year. I had to break the news that pigs don’t really like living in the heart of Sydney city but I completely get why they would want one. They know the pig that comes to the food markets sometimes. He loves getting scratched on his back and nudges up for more affection. Not unlike our dogs, pigs show a bond with humans, a desire for love and without a doubt, an ability to experience joy and to suffer. I know there […]

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] 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 […]

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 […]

Cruelty-Free Beauty with Emmily Banks

Posted in People / Products on November 21, 2015

Today I chatted with Emmily Banks who is a natural makeup-artist, eco-beauty advocate and founder of Depths of Beauty  and one smiling, awesome chick! Emmily is extremely passionate about sharing the importance of non-toxic beauty products for the health of our planet and its people, and is the perfect person to do so as she truly radiates beauty with her natural vibe and brilliant attitude. Much of the cosmetics we use today are full of nasties that can make their way into our bloodstream, especially after use day after day […]

Sentient Beings or Tools of Research?

Posted in Animal Welfare on November 20, 2015

“Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals and the answer is: ‘Because animals are like us.’ Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: ‘Because the animals are not like us.’ Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.”Prof. Charles R. Magel I started this post looking at the movement that is happening to the ‘Makeover the World‘ a campaign that is spreading worldwide to not to use animals to develop new products or ingredients for cosmetics to no longer market products […]

What to Know When Choosing a Baby Formula

Posted in Food / Health / Products on September 10, 2015

My babies both hung off my breasts until 18 months. Beautiful and bonding yes, it also meant I was committed to being with them all the time and that often I felt like a cow. For me it worked, I loved the experience- the good and the bad- and I believe if possible it is the best option for your child for nutrition, for ease (no washing bottles etc), cost (although I was eating huge amounts of food) and immunity. However it doesn’t run smoothly for everyone. Lucky for me […]

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 […]

Would You Still Wear Crocodile Leather If You Knew This?

Posted in Animal Welfare on August 08, 2015

I like luxurious, beautiful things. A little superficial? Perhaps. I know I can happily live without them yet feel lucky to enjoy some of them. For me, something cannot be beautiful and cruel at the same time… it just doesn’t equate, because as cheesy as it sounds, I view beauty with a holistic lens. So with this in mind, no matter how “trendy” a bag is, if it is made out of crocodile leather, I can’t see it as beautiful knowing what I know. Crocodile leather handbags and watch straps are used […]

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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