All posts filed under: Eco Lifestyle

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…

eat beautiful: how food makes you glow

Danielle Romero is a Venezuelan-Mexican mom. She holds a Degree as Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and she is currently studying a Master’s Degree in Child Nutrition. She is writer, lecturer and founder of Jugos para el alma, a community made up of more than 450 thousand followers that has allowed her to change many people’s life. Danielle shares with us her advice for a healthy and conscious lifestyle. Once I read “Beauty is a reflection of your inner self” … It took me some years to realize this, only after having gone through different sizes and weight fluctuations, mainly after my children were born. The word “diet” never had great importance within my vocabulary and unhealthy lifestyle. I felt defeated: I accepted the idea that your metabolism changes after your 30s (when even water makes you feel bloated) and that I will never have the energy I used to have before… For me it was part of being “mom”. But the fact was, my inner self didn’t feel good either and this was projected in …

self-care at work

Olivia Caputo is a beauty and lifestyle influencer based in NYC who shares only her favourite brands, techniques, experiences, and tips with her followers. Her curious and wild spirit is what has led her to the most memorable adventures worth sharing. As an educated consumer and well-versed traveler, Liv inspires her followers to ‘Liv to the Max’. “Work hard, care hard. Can that be a thing? Sometimes we get so caught up in our work that we neglect our mental health and well being. Over the years, I have learned how important it is to give myself a break and take care of myself. I have implemented little things into my daily routine to make sure I am taking care of myself — while staying as efficient as possible when it comes to working on my business. Here are some little things that you can add into your daily work routine to help you stay focused and relaxed at the same time.

gifting love & friendship (…and a cup of tea)

Sharing tea or coffee is one of the best ways to catch up with friends and loved ones. Valentines coming up gave me the idea of sharing an easy inexpensive gift full of love, that you can make at home and share for that wanted & necessary catch up. Want to gift the boost of energy for anyone’s start of the day? Here is an easy recipe to gift: Homemade uplifting tea – Chai Tea 4 slices of ginger 4 pots cardamom 1 stick cinnamon 6 black pepper 4 cloves Mix in herbs and put them into small drawstring bags for gifting. For unwinding, here is a homemade relaxing tea: Homemade relaxing tea 1 teaspoon Chamomile flowers 1 teaspoon Rosebuds/ rose petals 1 teaspoon Peppermint 1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers ½ teasppon Lemon Balm Mix the herbs and put them into small bags for gifting. How to serve your tea: Empty the ingredients into a teapot or mug with a strainer. Boil a kettle or bring water to a boil on the stove. Add boiling water to …

love your life

A new year is the perfect time for reflection, goal-setting and visioning all we want to achieve in the coming 12 months. The first few months can be a flurry of resolutions, best intentions, and dreams! In the constant push to better ourselves, to advance, to improve and live our best lives, it’s good to remember that we are already good enough. While it’s great to focus on fitness plans, new nutrition goals, career wishes or leisure pursuits, there is a place for gratefulness too. Often, we can get caught in the trap of seeking more and more. In this cycle, we are actually running away from the present moment and from who we are right here and now. We are seeking, the new improved version of ourselves, but what’s so wrong with the current one?

make time for fitness

Stan Veniaminov is a personal trainer based in Bondi, Australia. Read about his tips on how to stay fit and healthy in this new year. “With the start of the new year, we are always very busy: getting back to work after many festivities, setting up new routines,… That means you will have less time to focus on yourself, keep in shape, attend fitness classes, seeing your personal trainer, eating clean and healthy… But it doesn’t mean you have to stop! Even 20-30 minutes a day can make big difference to your come back in the New Year, 2019.