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.
Light is an ephemeral quality that we just can’t live without! The rising and setting of the sun are the only events that happen every single day, no matter what. As they say, the sun always rises! Around the world, whether northern or southern hemisphere, light defines our lives and our lifestyles. As seasons change our worlds get darker in the mornings, lighter in the evenings, days stretch to midnight or fall short at 5pm. We are in a constant state of adjusting to how much light there is outside. This affects what we wear, how we eat, when we exercise, and what activities we can enjoy outdoors. This fluctuating state is universal and it can be said that in spring time, wherever you are in the world, as blossoms appear on trees and the air warms up, really, what we are most grateful for at the end of a long winter is more light in our lives. Light makes things grow – plants, trees, the food we eat; light also has an amazing ability …
Check this article by Mexico-based blogger Ainoha Aguirre Moura and see how we can all be part of a more sustainable new life. “Some actions begin as a test and end up becoming a habit; others behaviors, which transform themselves into powerful actions that define us, making us feel proud of ourselves… These small changes usually have something in common: They come to stay.
We go about our lives mostly in a rush with a long list of things to do and people to see. How often do we really stop and think about the source of everything that sustains us? I’m talking about mother earth. This holy planet. A.k.a ‘Our Home’. They say in life everything is a flow, or at least, it should be. In the seeking of right relationships, we want reciprocation, good ol’ give and take. But, how often do we take even a moment to think about giving back to the earth? It seems that all we do is use the earth – for resources, shelter, food, animals, water – but what do we give back? How do we make sure that the earth is not exploited in this relationship? How do we look after the earth? The answer is that we don’t. Our society is entirely focused on what we can get from the earth, often in extreme detriment to the environment and natural ecosystems of the earth. If the earth were a …