Why NOT Being Busy Can Be Good For You

Helen Edwards Australian Writer and Blogger

Do you rush through life, filling it up with tasks, to do lists, and all of the things you want to achieve? When is the last time, in response to the question, ‘how are you?’, that you replied, ‘oh you know, nothing much happening, just taking every day as it comes’? More often than not,…

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Greetings From The Earth

Earth Greetings sustainable diaries and cards

Earth Greetings design and make greeting cards, stationery and homewares, with the lightest possible footprint on the planet. Some of the ways they achieve this, are by choosing 100% recycled, natural and biodegradable materials, avoiding plastic, carbon offsetting and donating a minimum 10% of profits to environmental organisations. From humble beginnings as an Earth friendly…

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Why Anxiety Is Not All In Your Head

It was a regular Saturday night, late last November. My 20 year old son came home with a mate and their take-away dinners, and I couldn’t bear the smell. I started to feel sick. My hubby came home from bowling, hungry for his dinner too. I had to leave the room, the smell was so…

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Thoughts on Power, Diversity and Kindness

So many of the current problems in our world could be resolved with a few simple things – truly embracing difference and diversity, kindness, empathy, courage, compassion, hope and optimism, realising there’s enough for everyone if we change how things work, caring about future generations, letting go of fear, listening, especially to First Nations Peoples,…

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Reducing Food Waste With The Swag Bag

Food is one of the world’s biggest problems, when it comes to management of waste. Reducing waste in the first place is always the goal – shop to a list, store and use leftovers and try to put your food scraps into the compost or green waste bin. If you compost your food scraps, you…

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Reasons Why Your Brain is the Biggest Part of Going Green

Reasons why your brain is the biggest part of going green: 1. Changing your habits requires changing your thinking, behaviour & attitudes. ? 2. This takes time and it isn't easy. For example, going to an #opshop for an item you need instead of a mall, taking your own bags, refusing to shop. ? 3. It takes strength of mind and resilience to keep on the path and not go backwards. ? 4. It takes acceptance and commitment, understanding your values and allowing yourself to feel uncomfortable feelings, to deal with #ecoanxiety and #climategrief.

Reasons why your brain is the biggest part of going green: 1. Changing your habits requires changing your thinking, behaviour and attitudes. 🐝 2. This takes time and it isn’t easy. For example, going to an op shop for an item you need instead of a mall, taking your own bags, refusing to shop. 🐸 3. It…

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