Besma Whayeb is an ethical lifestyle blogger and freelance writer. Her blog, Curiously Conscious, has become a hub for a new generation of conscious consumers, focusing on natural and organic beauty, ethical fashion and homewares, healthy food, wellness and eco travel. “My change to living an ethical lifestyle came about after experiencing culture shock in Paris. I’d moved to Paris as part of my degree and had fallen in love with the culture; I love the way Parisians do things – simple, understated, elegant. I felt like my cheap t-shirts weren’t quite up to scratch, and I’d already turned vegetarian, was eating lots of organic food, so I decided to apply the same inquisitive eye to my clothes. Advertisements
Chantal Chalita is an environmental engineer who found a way to do something good for the world, uniting her marketing skills with her passion for the environment in the “GREEN ME” Blog. She encourages people to live a greener and sustainable lifestyle through small changes in their daily life. She does it in a very characteristic and attractive way that makes it completely different from any other blogs. “That’s why I try to give you practical tips to be a little more environmental without changing your lifestyle, because I’ve realized that being an extremist does not lead to a lasting change. The first and most important thing is to become conscious, and by this I mean to know what am I doing? and why am I doing it?
Kalinda grew up in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and was raised in a bilingual and bicultural home. Throughout her career in television and makeup, Kalinda developed a profound understanding of the beauty industry, and in 2014 she established a blog to share her advice and know-how with readers from around the globe. “At this point, I’m sure you’re familiar with the word ‘detox’. This concept, which has gained immense popularity in recent years, invites us to clean some part of our lives. It can refer to food, house cleaning products, or any of our body systems. And although each detox is different, in general, they all refer to the same idea: stop consuming certain ingredients or substances in order to give our body a rest and live a healthier life. That’s what I want to talk about today.
Gwen Lewis is a writer who lives in California. She has been in the health industry for years and loves writing on the topic to give tips from experience. In her free time she loves to stay active and has just taken on learning how to surf. “It’s true. Flowers are always appropriate! We all know fresh flowers are an excellent way to show someone affection, brighten up a dreary room, or beautify a yard, but did you know that flowers are actually good for our overall wellbeing? From fighting aging to boosting your mental mood, flowers are good for us in numerous ways. Let’s start from the inside out. Recent studies show the simple pleasure of seeing and smelling fresh flowers has multiple benefits for enhancing and improving our state of mind. Their scent provides aromatherapy for relaxation and a sense of peace, while the color variations have been shown to calm (softer tones) or invigorate and energize (bold, saturated colors). Fresh flowers also have been shown to improve health levels, such as reducing blood pressure and improving …
“Our outer world is a direct reflection of our inner world. Simultaneously, our inner world is constantly affected by our outer world.” Sigrid is a Yoga & Meditation teacher from Barcelona that moved to Sydney in 2015. Passionate yogi, Sigrid is a sustainable, ethical and healthy lifestyle advocate who aims to inspire others to find tools to connect with themselves, and with this global love-consciousness. “Through my life I have had to deal with things like chronic gut pain, anxiety, back problems and quite recently, also skin conditions.
Holidays are nearly here! Another year is winding up and we all need a little break to take stock, celebrate the wins, reflect on the losses, and recharge for 2018. Usually around this time of year time feels like it speeds up. There’s more on the social calendar, plans take over and there’s often a rush to get the loose ends tied up before the clock strikes 12 on December 31st. Christmas or no-Christmas, New Year, holiday festivities, however you spend it, this time can be a joyous one when we focus on the people we share our lives with.
After the mayhem of Black Friday, Green Monday is about to hit. Black Friday has become a great platform for consumers to save on goods offered on sale on that day, and Green Monday is following suit. Usually the second Monday in December, we thought we’d challenge ourselves (and maybe you!) to use this day to purchase goods with a ‘green’ focus. This can mean many things – ethical sourcing, local, sustainable products, environmentally aware design, cruelty free – however you interpret this. We all consume a lot, from food, household goods, clothes, entertainment, advertising, social media, travel, transport, it’s at the centre of our lives! We thought Green Monday 2017 would be a good opportunity to see if we can use the day to look at what we purchase and consume. The more we consume, the more we buy, the more resources we are using.
Tahnee McCrossin is a student of the body, weaving the ancient healing traditions of Yoga and Taoism with somatic exploration and modern scientific understanding into an integrated system that supports longevity and self-healing of the body-mind-spirit. Through her work as a yoga and meditation teacher, chi ne tsang practitioner and health researcher, she is striving to reunite the modern body-mind with the spiritual and psychological wisdom of the ancients. She is grateful to be a current student of Mantak Chia, Paul Grilley and Michael Tierra. She shares with us some precious Taoist beauty secrets. “Chinese women are renowned for their perfect porcelain skin and anti-ageing lifestyle. Their secrets have been passed down for thousands of years from family to family, but the originators of many of the most secret Chinese beauty practices were the Ancient Taoists. Enamoured with the natural world, they were interested in living long, full, healthy lives in an ageless body (sounds great, right?) and they used energy cultivation and tonic herbs to help them achieve this goal.
Teen is a happy and modern mum from Bondi Australia. Read about her experience here. “It’s amazing how life can change and inspire you. When my baby girl turned one, I thought to myself ok what happens next? I didn’t want to leave this gorgeous little munchkin to go off to work, but I felt this bubbling creative desire to start something new and exciting for myself. As a new mum I struggled to find cool products for my daughter that also looked fashionable for me to use, and that was when the idea for Bondi Beach Baby was born: high quality beautiful organic fabrics for bub, in stylish cool prints for mum.
We are in charge of our life and we have the opportunity to choose each action and write our biography to our liking. Choices make us free, but it is up to us if we make those choices in a responsible and conscientious way.