green companies

The Eco shop is now open! (link in “now open”) For years I have been looking for companies that provide me with a different alternative to the products on the high street. When I started becoming aware of how products are really made, how cotton is full of chemicals and pesticides I started to look…

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nature recycles

A few weeks ago, I read a post by Greta Franklin de Matos about her resolutions for October of going out in an outdoor adventure every day, picking up and photographing the rubbish she encounters in her trails. Greta lives in South Chile in an area of outstanding natural beauty. By juxtaposing photographs of the…

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flu

Winter is around the corner and with it comes advertising for the flu vaccine. In a trip to get dental floss from Boots pharmacy I came across a leaflet advertising their vaccination service. Up to that point, I hadn’t realised that vaccination is now available in pharmacies as well as through the GP (General Practitioner).…

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elderberry syrup

Free PDF on elderberry syrup recipe Name Please enter your name. Email Address Please enter a valid email address. get PDF here! Thanks for subscribing! Please check your email for further instructions. Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again. Autumn season is back. I had been feeling sick for a couple of…

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plastic-free lunch boxes

In my search for ways of getting rid of plastic in my life I am always on the lookout for safe, healthy alternatives. Sometimes it is difficult to find products that are completely plastic-free. Usually there is some plastic component, which can quite frustrating when you are trying to stop buying and using plastic.  …

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consumer society

We live in a consumer society The capitalist system has also been called the consumer society. The whole system is based in consuming more and more. Consumption fuels the system. The message is to consume more to produce more, which drives the economy up. The American Dream and the pursuit of happiness Money will give…

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organic

Get your free PDF: List of GMOs + shopping suggestions. You are what you eat. Food is our fuel. We need it not only to move and have energy but to create new cells and tissues, pump the heart and other vital processes. Food can keep us healthy when we eat the nutrients our body needs.…

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Live the life you want

Last year I started to ask myself this question: what is my mission? I wanted to find work that would combine my passions and make money. What is it that I am meant to do? What is my mission? As always when you are asking questions, answers appear. “When the student is ready, the teacher…

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plastic

  I was going to write about a completely different topic but during a walk on the beach to clear my head I came across this plastic chair, which has prompted me to write this post about plastics. I also found this great infographic on plastic with the striking title sorry, What? EVERY piece of plastic ever made still exist…

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breastfeeding

I would love to tell you that breastfeeding is easy, full of love and tender moments. My husband said “Where is the joy?” in the first few days after birthing. We had this image of a sleepy baby, quietly feeding in her mother’s bosom and the mother lovingly smiling. My reality, and I’m sure I’m…

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