Get Active, Ethically

Get Active, Ethically

It’s starting to cool down here in Oz but that’s no excuse to not get our butts moving!  But you are not here for a motivational ‘fitspo’ rant and I’m no good at giving them…I slept in this morning because I felt like it.  Gentle... read more

Gentle Living Series: Meet Nicola Newman

I’m so excited for you to hear from this beautiful, gentle girl, Nicola Newman.  Nic has become such a great friend over the last couple of years, especially this year.  She lives about half an hour away from me on a property in the country growing her organic... read more
Traceable 

Traceable 

Today is Fashion Revolution Day.  It marks the anniversary of the Rana Plaza Collapse in Bangladesh where over 1000 people were killed and over 2000 injured when a garment factory collapsed. Cracks were visible in the walls days earlier but nothing was done about it.... read more
RESPECT – you, me, brands

RESPECT – you, me, brands

Today I was scrolling through Instagram when I saw someone I admire and follow sharing something they loved. And a yukky thing happened – my first thought was, ‘I wonder if she really likes this or if she was paid to say she likes it?’ I immediately felt awful and pessimistic, but the truth is, she probably was paid. It got me thinking about how I feel about this. I don’t want to feel hoodwinked. So I felt that it was a good time to get really clear on what I share, promote, recommend and talk about – across all forms of media. Because I don’t ever want you to feel hoodwinked!

Now I know I don’t have the following of a skantily-clad beach babe (does that make me sound elderly?) but I don’t think it matters how many people ‘follow’ you, ‘like’ you or ‘subscribe’ to your content – you still have a responsibility to those people.

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Some of your faves..

Blessed by Jess

My beautiful darling friend Jess Ainscough passed away on Thursday.  I’ve never experienced the loss of someone so close to me before and I’ve cried my little heart out (and I’m sure I’m not done yet).  But I know Jess would not want us to be sad;...

From a Shipping Container to a House

I believe that this life is transient. That we shouldn’t feel too attached to anything. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take care of the place that we are in right now.

Ever since we lived in the recycled shipping container cabin, we have always wanted to find a more sustainable and manageable way to live in tune with nature. To live simply. Gently. Taking as little as possible, giving back to the land and working in cohesion rather than dominating. Doing it all in a way that could last…

Just imagine if you knew…

Imagine if, back when you were in your teens, you knew how to nourish your body.  Really nourish it.  Feed it beautiful, living foods that make your insides dance with joy, give you energy and make your skin glow.  Feeding your body from a place of love, not...

Natural Manhood

Natural ‘beauty’ is not just for the girls. According to the Environmental Working Group, men are slathering themselves with an average of 85 chemicals per day. And let’s face it, men are incorporating more in to their grooming regime than ever before and it’s not going to stop anytime soon! My partner, Davey is no exception. He’s obsessed with his beard, often linking it to the very essence of his manhood.

Video: Fave Natural Deodorants

The most asked question I get when it comes to switching to natural is, “Do natural deodorants really work?”   I have tried & tested A LOT of them over the last few years so I thought Natural Beauty Week was the perfect time to share my very...

DIY Fruit Face Mask

Last week I was asked to comment on a news article about Aspirin facials. I had never heard of them before so I started researching and found the idea quite alarming. So I created a safe, yummy alternative.

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