Mindful Partnerships
May25

Mindful Partnerships

Making lasting collaborations. Today is Ged and I’s anniversary so I thought what better time than now to write a post about mindful partnerships. Sustainability in Style isn’t a dating or romantic relationship advice site, so this post is all about mindful partnerships in stylish lives- not how to find love. However, I thought it might be nice to quickly say a huge thank you to Ged for being there for me. The photo above...

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Last Minute Upcycle: Shopping Bag to Bon Bon
Dec24

Last Minute Upcycle: Shopping Bag to Bon Bon

Are you running late? Never fear! The best of us get a little bit behind schedule from time to time (or all the time). If you are one of many who are spending your Christmas eve day chasing store closing deadlines this quick little DIY should help you out a lot. The best part? You (likely) won’t have to spend a cent. If you have visited a trendy store at any time over the past year and have a paper shopping bag hanging around...

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Recycled Paper Notebook
Jul26

Recycled Paper Notebook

Giving a Crap About Paper A little while back I changed my toilet paper options to something that better suited my personal values. First and foremost I was looking for a way to buy my recycled toilet paper plastic free, and secondly I was pretty stoked I could fund sanitation projects in developing countries while wiping my bottom. Double win. The downside? Annoying amounts of toilet paper wrapping. Unfortunately the two companies I...

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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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Book Club: The Artist’s Way: Wk 12
May04

Book Club: The Artist’s Way: Wk 12

  Do you hear the sound of a thousand tiny violins? Or is it just me hearing them? Sadly my The Artist’s Way journey has reached it’s conclusion this week and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t desperately miserable to see it end. Have I enjoyed myself?  Yes! Immensely. Has it been the longest and most frustrating twelve weeks of my creative life?  Yes! Would I do it all over again?  Hell Yes! When do we start?...

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Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 10 & 11
Apr27

Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 10 & 11

  OMG what a busy and creatively fulfilling two weeks I have had. Many apologies that book club has been MIA but once you unleash the creative beasts within it can be hard to rein them back in again. The focus of the Week 10 readings and tasks were recovering a sense of self protection for the ‘perils’ that can ambush us on our creative path. While week 11 addressed artistic autonomy, or how we will continue to...

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Book Club: The Artist’s Way: Wk 9
Apr12

Book Club: The Artist’s Way: Wk 9

  The focus of week nine of The Artists Way creative recovery course was recovering a sense of compassion. In order to do this one must face the internal blocks to creativity be it past failures, or perceptions of ourselves that result from our life experiences or that are projected onto us by others. Reading Review: Week 9 This weeks reading were short, swift, and forceful. In nine short and sweet pages Cameron tackles our fear...

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Book Club: The Artist’s Way: Wk 8
Apr06

Book Club: The Artist’s Way: Wk 8

                  Week eight of The Artists Way creative recovery course is focused on the perception of time and how this relates to our creative risk taking efforts. It looks at the ways that loss, failure, and our perceptions of ourselves get in the way of our creative growth and ways that we can change the negatives in our lives, be them real or perceived negatives, into catalyst...

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Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 7
Mar31

Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 7

The focus for week seven of The Artists Way creative recovery course is recovering a sense of connection. When we listen to ourselves we can pick up on the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) hints our intuition is telling us. Intuition is that little-voice or ‘gut feeling’ that can often be overshadowed by our loud and dominant minds. The readings and tasks of week seven were geared to excavate your true sense of...

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Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 6
Mar22

Book Club: The Artists Way: Wk 6

    Week six officially marks the half way point of the twelve week The Artist’s Way creative recovery course. I often feel like time speeds by me but in the case of this course it feels slow and luxurious.  In fact despite being far busier than I was six weeks ago (having taken on my Masters study full time and some additional writing work) I feel like I have more time in each day. My guess is that making time for...

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