Category: Conscious Living

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Fair features are not best. So why are blonde-haired, blue-eyed kids treated as special?

I have a blonde-haired daughter. Before she came along, I don’t recall noticing the little comments that people utter about fair features. They were probably around sometimes, but I guess I became more aware once I had both a brunette child and and blonde one to love. Even so, I...

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Green is not a dirty word! How to deal with negativity towards your lifestyle choices.

Have you tried to make changes to live in a more eco-friendly manner, and been met with eye-rolling, opposition, or even hostility? Been called a ‘hippy’ or ‘tree-hugger’ or ‘conspiracy theorist’ perhaps? Maybe it has happened to you in another circumstance, when you were trying to better yourself or do...

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How we have embraced conscious fashion and clothing habits

When I started understanding what fast fashion was all about and the impact it is having on people and the environment, I started looking for alternative ways to clothe my family. Being a more conscious consumer has led me to finding wonderful new brands that support workers fairly, and sustainable...

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I quit being a slave to cosmetics

About a year ago, I started questioning why I had been faithfully buying facial moisturiser for half of my life. I’d been using it daily since I was a teenager, and I very much ‘needed’ to apply it every time after my face got wet. But why wasn’t I able to create moisture...