Underwear for the Modern Day Superhero
Apr20

Underwear for the Modern Day Superhero

Newsflash: Real superheroes wear organic.  Howdy folks! Sorry about the big gap between posts. A dog at my homework. Hang on, scrap that… my homework ate my dog walking time (and my clothes washing time, and my fun time, and my cleaning my house time…. perhaps all my time?). Anyways, whatever the lame excuse I’m back now with an epic interview for those of you who wear underwear, be it on the inside or the outside of...

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Life Changing Accessories (Literally)!
Apr10

Life Changing Accessories (Literally)!

You had me at Amazeballs! When Celina Comninos and I struck up a conversation via email I couldn’t help but check out her lovely label Loup & Co. As soon as I saw her wonderful designs (hello Cacti necklace) the customisable give cards  (the ‘You are amazeballs’ one is my fave) and her incredible business model I knew I had to find out more. Statistics compiled by UNICEF about Kenyan children indicate that during...

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Peptalk Take-Homes
Mar25

Peptalk Take-Homes

One Balmy Eve of Inspiration. Last Tuesday I embarked on an adventure of inspiration, perspiration, and a sprinkling of frustration. It was one of those days (which seem to be how many of them have been going this year) when things just didn’t quite go to plan. Plan A was to get the dog in the car, drive him to boarding, then catch the train to Brisbane to attend the Peppermint Mag Peptalks event and spend the evening sleeping...

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Support Local Business
Mar13

Support Local Business

One of the best ways to know where your products are coming from is to  buy from the makers themselves. How can you do this with ease? Shop locally! While there is a global ‘top-down’ push for larger scale production systems for everything from carrots to clutch bags you as a consumer can say no to mass production by investing your money locally. Your local farmers and makers market offers you the opportunity to ask the...

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How to be a More Socially Responsible Business.
Nov20

How to be a More Socially Responsible Business.

Creating a CSR program for your company is more than just writing a cheque or posing with several underprivileged kids for a photo op. It entails actually getting involved with a cause, using your power for good and being able to make long-term change. Contrary to popular belief, CSR is not just for large corporations; more and more small businesses are seeking opportunities to become involved in this growing phenomenon. Your...

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Finding Kindred Spirits
Nov13

Finding Kindred Spirits

Meet and Greet Crowded parties, fashion shows, yoga festivals, weekly community meetings… whatever you attend there is always an opportunity to meet new people. The funny thing is that once you head out into the world to events that interest you, there is a good chance that your new BFF might be sitting right next to you. All you have to do is say hello to start what could be one of the most important connections of your life....

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Money as Gratitude
Oct26

Money as Gratitude

Money is the root of all evil. An oft quoted phrase of biblical origins that many of us have come across in the past. While the incarnation above is frequently used in popular media, the true passage (depending on what version of the bible you read) reads ‘the LOVE of money is the root of all kinds of evil’. There is a bit of an undercurrent in environmental readings and movements that paints money as a source of all...

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Business For A Better World with Ruby Awan
Oct25

Business For A Better World with Ruby Awan

Business for a better world. Today’s post has been contributed by the beautiful Ruby Awan, a B.Comm. graduate from Toronto, Ontario, Canada passionate about social justice and environmental issues. Her love of travel began at an early age, as she was fortunate enough to travel to Latin America, South Asia, the Middle East and Europe. During that time, she gained perspective on several issues including poverty, pollution, and...

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Shop Love: Podie Pie
Apr19

Shop Love: Podie Pie

Sorry for the long absence between posts folks. It has been a busy and fantastic week. As I have been out-and-about I haven’t had much time for extensively researched posts but I have had the opportunity to visit some fantastic retail ventures. Backing up the last ‘shop love’ post I wanted to share yet another Sunshine Coast gem with you. Alas there is no online shopping alternative for Podie Pie (just a Facebook...

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Events: Lisa Messenger Book Launch
Feb11

Events: Lisa Messenger Book Launch

  Be a Trailblazer,  Break the Rules,  Disrupt,  Take a Different Road and  Do it Fearlessly. -Lisa Messenger     This is a quick shout out for all the Byron Bay folk who would like to spend their Valentines Day with one hell of an inspiring woman. Lisa Messenger, the entrepreneurial genius and creator of the Collective Hub and Renegade Collective magazine, is launching her newest book baby ‘Life and Love’...

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