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Going vegan is too damn hard

Perception is a funny thing. Every change seems hard, before we do it. And every change seems easy, after the fact. Just like when we become vegan. Before I became vegan, I remember thinking that it was impossible. Only when I actually took the plunge, did I realise just how simple veganism was. At first, [...]

Don’t read this article

Stop reading. Stop watching. Stop waiting to be "ready". It's time. Start creating. Start choosing. Start doing. Take that first step. Draw the picture. Write the poem. Perform the comedy skit. Start the blog. Create the YouTube channel. Then learn some more, and come back and keep creating. Keep doing. Keep striving. Too often, we [...]

The 75 most important words for kids (and adults)

I just celebrated my 36th birthday. I'm a year older, and I'm pretty sure I'm a bit wiser. Sometimes I think about going back in time to my younger self, and the advice I'd impart. Although I don't have a time machine (yet), I think I'd share words that would offer the greatest benefit to my life [...]

Why everybody hates vegans

Vegans are hungry. They're hungry for the things that aren't easily found in today's world. Justice. Equality. Compassion. Peace. Why does everybody hate vegans? Because they remind us of what's possible. Vegans have the ultimate motivation, inspiration, and willpower. They have the fortitude to stick to their convictions, no matter how much mockery, ridicule, humiliation, [...]

Minimalism and a meaningful life

Lately, I've been questioning my existence and my place in the world. No, I'm not having a mid-life crisis. Actually, my philosophical musings are the result of my minimal living. As I purge the unwanted and unnecessary from my life, I create room for greater meaning and purpose. Eliminating the clutter means that I have [...]

De-cluttering to reduce stress: How to start?

What's the irony of de-cluttering for stress management? It's so stressful! As I've delved into the reality of de-cluttering and minimal living, I've realised that for many of us, the very prospect of reducing our possessions is overwhelming. For some of us, it fills us with stress, panic, and even dread. Very few of us [...]

My experiment with minimalism

Over the last few years, my lifestyle has changed radically. I stopped working a full time job, started my own business, adopted a bunny, and have become a mum. It wasn't all that long ago, that I had a hectic schedule - with most of my waking hours spent outside the house. But now, I [...]

Three unexpected reasons to raise a vegan child

There are many, many reasons to raise vegan kids. Aside from the obvious benefits to health, the environment, and the animals. I also believe that veganism is an excellent vehicle to teach kids valuable lessons in kindness, healthy self-esteem, and justice. Let's begin with kindness.   Veganism is all about KINDNESS. So many parents want their [...]

By |2017-07-09T18:49:31+00:00February 1st, 2016|Categories: Children, Mindset, Parenting, Personal Development|3 Comments

My three toddler-inspired NY resolutions

My toddler recently started walking. I've been watching his progress with interest, and not just because I'm his mum. Watching him learn to walk - and watching his approach to this new challenge - has been incredibly awe-inspiring. Because he has a great attitude to learning to walk. All children do. I've noticed that there [...]

Do you ever feel like you’re a “bad parent”? Read this:

Do you ever feel inadequate? Do you ever feel like you're stumbling through the minefield of parenthood, while everyone else has it together? You're not alone. In fact, every single one of us has these moments. Those moments where we feel like we're failing, flailing, or floundering. Anyone who doesn't, is either lying or kidding [...]

By |2017-07-09T18:49:31+00:00October 26th, 2015|Categories: Mental Health, Mindset, Parenting, Personal Development|Tags: , , , |0 Comments