All posts filed under: Eco Lifestyle

conscious living as a family

Stephanie Francis is a Freelance Photographer & Qualified Spa therapist. She is a full-time mum of three girls & strong advocate for conscious living and planet health. “At what point do we look around and realise our day-to-day habits have become unsustainable? When did we swap our basic humanity for convenience?  It is estimated we currently need 1.7 + planet earth to provide resources and absorb our waste. We are abusing our only home, the only place that can keep us alive… How embarrassing to hand this mess over to the next generation. But, I’m here to tell you we don’t have to! It is never too late to change!

the zero-waste shopping revolution

Meet the Ere Perez community! Let us introduce you to our neighbour and friend “The Health Emporium” in Bondi, Australia. It’s already been a year since Australia’s supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles dropped their single use plastic bags at their checkouts. As we begin to choose more sustainable and ethical produce, we are choosing zero-waste options. The Health Emporium in Bondi are not only providing high quality organic produce, naturopathic supplements and natural beauty products, but are consciously practising environmental sustainability that aims to look after each other and most importantly our planet.

night-time rituals for beauty sleep

Barre Body defines themselves as Australia’s best boutique barre & fitness. With studios across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, they are the home of barre, yoga, pilates, and more… They also share their tips for healthy lifestyle, fitness, wellness & more on their blog. The team at Barre Body recently met with Sally Flowers of Home Sanctuary, to discuss the way we can get a better sleep: “We all know sleep is good for us. But while most of us could happily slumber right through alarm time, actually getting to sleep can be a little more elusive. Blame the auto-play feature on Netflix, the addictive nature of scrolling, or the 3 coffees you chugged to wake you up today (ironic) – getting sleepy can be exhausting! If you have an inkling that your insomnia may be self-inflicted, join the club. We chatted to Home Sanctuary’s Sally Flower about how to create a night-time ritual. Here’s what our dreamy expert had to say: If you have trouble reaching the utopia of quality sleep, you are not alone. According to the Sleep Health …

celebrating in style

Founders Juan and Ere Perez celebrated 20 years of marriage in Merida, Mexico earlier this month. Merida is one of Mexico’s cultural capitals and is close to Chichen-Itzá famous Mayan ruins and the natural cenotes (underground waterholes) found throughout the stunning Yucatan Peninsula. The colourful commitment ceremony was hosted at the stunning Hacienda Teya, founded in 1683, this cattle ranch turned to cultivating henequen (yellowish fibre from the agave plant) at the beginning of the 20th century. The abandoned hacienda was purchased in 1974 and restored to the classic beauty we see today, known for its traditional Yucatán restaurant, vast green gardens and seventeenth century ballrooms that host weddings like that of Juan and Ere.

youth in business, meet Ned

Young entrepreneur Ned Heaton is only 11 years old and is already half way through a year-long youth entrepreneur business program. With the company he created, “The Turtle Tribe”, he has just been announced as a 2019 finalist in the International BE THE CHANGE Awards. Why did you go into business in the first place? My parents advised me that being able to run my own business would give me more opportunities to have a positive impact in the world and be in control of my own destiny.

reuse and recycle

Working for a company that is focused on making more ethical & sustainable products has made me aware about issues of recycling, plastic and waste. It’s something I notice in the office, when I am shopping and also – at home.   Ere Perez has inspired me to try to use less plastic on a daily basis, to take my own bags to the shops & be conscious when choosing which brands to support with my money. All of this led to me doing some research about recycling in Australia… Australia’s waste industry is in crisis. China’s sudden decision to stop importing waste material for recycling has changed the economics of recycling markets in Australia. India and Malaysia have followed China’s lead. This means Australia has lost 1/3 of the export for recycling, and the government is trying to figure out what to do with all that rubbish. The Australian Council of Recycling has warned that some councils and recycling firms have been pushed to send their kerbside recycling to landfill; recycling is “greatly under threat”.  

natural perfumes & your mood

Tonia Walker is a creator of natural fragrances at IME Natural Perfume. She believes in a holistic approach to wellness and as she says, the magic is in the mist! In this article, Tonia explains why perfume has an impact on our mood, and how to choose wisely. “How does your perfume affect your mood? Have you ever walked into a spa and instantly relaxed from the scent of their carefully chosen candle flickering in the corner? This is because the sense of smell is the only sense that has a direct link to the brain, it does not run through any other pathways, therefore, the effect of your sense of smell is instant. And because our memories & emotions are stored in this same part of the brain, the limbic system, you are likely to always attach a memory or emotion to what you smell, which ultimately has the ability to alter your mood.

movement and meditation

Ryan Henson is an internationally certified movement therapist and movement educator, he has worked with people of all ages and demographics to facilitate the journey of ’embodiment’. This process ultimately allows individuals to feel truly comfortable within their own skin and enlivens the human experience.  “I am beyond fascinated by the human body, I am utterly obsessed. Even when I sit in meditation, with my body still, with my mind quiet – I can still feel my lungs breathing me, my heart beating me, my blood flowing and providing nourishment for each and every cell in my body. It is in these moments that I intuitively know that movement is life, and that life cannot exist without movement. How cool is that! My own personal practice consists of finding the places within myself that are lacking this inherent movement and helping to integrate those parts back into the whole of me.  How I do this differs from day to day, most days I have a solid meditation/ yoga practice, some days I just let loose and …

i am a woman and i am capable

Never stop dreaming, achieve your dreams Cynthia is a mother, yogini, life lover, permanent student and rookie cooker. She has a degree in Communication and is a researcher for a healthy life. With Women’s Day approaching, Cynthia Landa, shares with us the reasons why it’s so important to follow your dreams and how to achieve them. “Which person do you admire the most and why? Do you admire a woman who has already achieved her dreams? Life goes too fast, so much, that there are millions of people who regret not having done what they really wanted. They are living someone else’s dream, they are accomplishing the duties that society has constructed.. even against their deepest dreams! Today is a good day to think about your own dreams, maybe you have to dust them off, but it’s never too late to start walking towards them…