Happiness and Honesty is the New Black
Mar02

Happiness and Honesty is the New Black

A smile is the best accessory. This post came about as a bit of a reflection on a passing comment at work. A couple of day ago a co worker told me that they were a bit thrown when they initially met me because they thought ‘no one can be that happy all the time’. A simultaneously flattering and hilarious comment and one that I took as a positive rather than a questioning of my authenticity (or sanity). Quite frankly no-one...

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Making Sustainability Sustainable
Feb21

Making Sustainability Sustainable

Unsustainable Sustainability. You might have noticed I’ve been a little quiet the last week or so. It’s because my ventures into sustainability have suddenly become -due to life’s surprises- unsustainable. To back track a little, Ged broke his dominant arm a week ago had to have surgery on his wrist. The same day the dog had to go in for a procedure on his ear. To top it off my car decided to go on strike (it’s...

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Living With a Grateful Heart
Feb14

Living With a Grateful Heart

Living life with a grateful heart. Today is Valentines and I’m not even sure how to begin to share the last few days of drama with you. In a nutshell my lovely husband broke his wrist playing sport. We spent all night and the wee hours of the morning post-full-moon in a very busy emergency ward. He was given a bed at 1.30 am and told he needed further scans and possible surgery. Meanwhile at home the pooch had a blood clot that...

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Good, Bad, and Your Shopping Decisions.
Jan30

Good, Bad, and Your Shopping Decisions.

How To Live A Good Life. I don’t often share all of my reads here as I spend a great deal of time reading outside the traditional bounds of Environmental and/or Fashion literature. Most of my additional reading is related to gender, spirituality/religion, society, economics, and new age philosophy. While I believe all of this relates directly back to creating our sense of self and our identity, outside of writing a book (which I...

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Fashionably Revolutionary
Jan24

Fashionably Revolutionary

 The uniform of change making. This morning I opened my very first ‘fashion revolutionary’ inspired product promo. It was from one eco and ethically minded lingerie company Naja. The product being advertised was a sports bra and the tagline read: Be an active (ist) for women Be an active (ist) for the planet Be an active (ist) for yourself The sportswear is being sold for $20 (mind you I can’t for the life of me find...

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Keeping New Year Spirits High
Jan21

Keeping New Year Spirits High

This time of year can be pretty tricky. Coming off the back of the busy holiday season where some of us work and others played it can seem like we have a bit of a ‘come down’ from the festive spirit. Depending on your likes and dislikes  and your personality type (and whether or not you have children on school holidays) the holiday spirit can either be invigorating or exhausting. So by mid to late January most of us are...

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Can You Shop Yourself Happy?
Jan17

Can You Shop Yourself Happy?

What makes you happy? Have you ever stop to think about it? Retailers like to convince us that stuff will make us happy. That our overflowing closets full of the latest trends will somehow make our lives more complete. Those of us that fall for this (which is most of us for at least one good or service at some point in our lives) soon realise that the path to long-term happiness is not best paved with fancy consumer purchases and...

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A Virgos guide to life for the over-scheduled: Part Two
Dec10

A Virgos guide to life for the over-scheduled: Part Two

Create a plan and prioritise! This is post follows on from the one published a couple of weeks ago that you can view here. People often ask me how do I fit so much into a day. My answer? Prioritising! I live in my own filth most of the time because the truth is that having a dust free home with no dog hair tumble weeds is not a priory for me. My Nan was the cleanest person I have ever met (she actually scrubbed the dirty out of my...

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A Very Mindful Christmas
Dec08

A Very Mindful Christmas

Taming the holiday spirt. Let’s face it December can be tough work even for the most festive of folk. It’s the time of year where all the deadlines loom. School wraps up for the holiday season, the weather is at a bit of a peak changing point, and suddenly everyone has the urge to catch up all at the same time. If you happen to work in the service or holiday industry it’s likely that you are gearing up (or already...

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Monetising Happiness
Nov03

Monetising Happiness

Have you ever stopped to contemplate the cost of happiness? For some of us it might be as easy as the RRP of a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s or our morning cup of coffee, for others happiness might be a little harder to quantify. Perhaps it’s the smell or rain, a day at the beach, or the sound of your child laughing…how can you put a value on something as intangible as that? Well it turns out that our emotions are being...

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