A Virgos guide to life for the over-scheduled
Nov19

A Virgos guide to life for the over-scheduled

 How I stay organised and never miss a deadline. Let me start with a general disclaimer. This post should be consumed with an awareness that no one anywhere has their shit 100% sorted. We all have areas that need improving and sometimes those areas are so large they are pretty much cover everything. At different stages in life we have different levels of commitments and some are more demanding than others. Although I have no kids (nor...

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The Art Of E-Friends
Aug25

The Art Of E-Friends

Networking for the eco-minded Hello! I’ve had a lovely morning break from writing to climb mountains* with my great new Instagram buddy Elissa from Wanderlust People. You may remember a little while back that the Wanderlust People team contacted me for an interview. Funnily enough at the time of the interview neither Wanderlust People or myself were aware that we are all located on the Sunshine Coast. Several emails later and...

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Sleep Well and Look Good
Aug10

Sleep Well and Look Good

Sleeping Beauty had it worked out. We all know it but not all of us are game to admit it- no amount of coffee or concealer will make up for a restless night. Sleep is one of those wonderful things in life that is free, makes us look and feel good, and can be as easy as closing your eyes. However, for some of us (my dear hubby included) sleep isn’t all that easy! We have busy schedules, parental demands (fur babies included), and...

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Beauty and the (non-biodegradable-packaging) Beast
Jul24

Beauty and the (non-biodegradable-packaging) Beast

Beastly beauty burdens Many of us like to look pretty schmick while saving the World. Which is why from time to time (or for many of us all the time) we gravitate to beauty products and make-up items to give us that little bit of style-oomph we crave. When it comes to fashion items it can be pretty easy to say no to excess packaging by refusing the carry bag or asking companies to pack your items in biodegradable post options. Sadly...

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Getting Back To Nature.
Jul11

Getting Back To Nature.

So many worries and so little time! In a world where we spend hours in front of screens or behind the wheel (wearing out sets of tyres), caring for other, and working around the clock we can sometimes become a little lofty and stressed. This lofty feeling can result in illness, brain chatter (those thoughts that keep you awake all night), brain fog, depression, and unhealthy addiction. Retail therapy is just one example of how we...

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Abundance and Scarcity
Jun27

Abundance and Scarcity

Abundance is all around. Hey folks! Sorry for the seven day blog absence. Last week threw a few challenges my way (including a tummy bug… blerk) but I’m feeling much better now and I am glad to be back here writing to you. Today I’m here to share with you a really interesting little doco that I have come across over the last couple of weeks that have been waiting to come online so I could write to you about it. Julie...

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The Importance of Downtime
Jun13

The Importance of Downtime

Time Out Hey folks. Sorry I’ve been a bit quite. I took some unplanned time out to get stuck into some gardening, mountain climbing, book writing, and catching up on many of the things I had neglected in order to tend to end-of-semester uni requirements. My writing journey for The Closet Scientist (a book that bridges the gap between  classic how-to style book, hard hitting academic-research based-fashion focused cultural...

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Self Cleaning Fabric
May16

Self Cleaning Fabric

Lazy folks and planet lovers rejoice. Have you ever picked something out of the laundry basket for a sneaky second (or perhaps third, fourth, or fifth) wear? Are you nodding? Thought so. We all have our everyday fave items that just don’t ever seem to be in the clean clothes pile. By re-wearing items rather than washing them you are actually doing your bit for the planet. According to research by Clearwater Australia  the use...

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How To Be Sustainable and Keep Your Friends
Apr21

How To Be Sustainable and Keep Your Friends

A Lesson In Tolerance. We can all remember that one time we were bailed up by a (I hate to say it but it’s gotta be said) boring-preachy -I-know-better-than-you-person at a social event or gathering. While it sounds horrible to say these judgmental things out loud and/or type them on a blinking screen, it should be acknowledged that there is a right and a wrong way to share your passions about sustainable living without being...

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Coping with Compassion Fatigue
Apr14

Coping with Compassion Fatigue

But what if nobody gives a fork? Having been buried deep in contemplation over the prospects of what a zero waste future would look like over the past few days of assignment writing, today’s trip to the conventional supermarket shocked me back into reality. PLASTIC! As far as the eye could see. Everything looked shiny and exciting and somehow ordinary boring purchases like bread or tomatoes come in a variety of shapes and sizes...

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