Are you ‘wish-cycling’?

Wish-cycling – putting items in a recycling bin when you’re not sure whether they are recyclable or not and just hoping for the best. According to polls, two-thirds of us (in the UK) admit to being confused about what can and can’t go in the recycling bin. This does not surprise me at all! IContinue reading “Are you ‘wish-cycling’?”

Join the “no-resolutions” movement.

You’re probably already seeing the same old shite you see every year on social media and on television centred around generic New Year’s Resolutions. Lose the holiday weight! Stop drinking for January. New year, new me! 2020 is going to be the year I ……*enter generic resolution* I’m not saying that any of these are aContinue reading “Join the “no-resolutions” movement.”

Tis the season for sustainability

For most of this list, it’s really helpful to ask yourself “do I buy/do/use this ‘just because’ or is it something that feels integral to this time of year for me? Get rid of the “just becauses”! It will save you money and cut unnecessary waste. For the rest, think creatively about how you canContinue reading “Tis the season for sustainability”

Your End of Year Financial Audit

Now is the perfect time to take stock of your finances before we head into Christmas and a brand new year with brand new goals. Before you can set yourself some money objectives for 2020, you need a clear picture of where you are right now. A really useful tool I use is the MoneyGirlContinue reading “Your End of Year Financial Audit”

We need to talk about food waste

Roughly one-third of the food we produce annually is never eaten. Just let that sink in for a second. As a society, we have become so disconnected from our food system that we have forgotten all of the resources that went into making it, at every stage, and getting it onto our plates that weContinue reading “We need to talk about food waste”

The Power of the Holiday ‘reset button’

It’s amazing how much of a reset you get when you take a vacation and really switch off from work. No matter how much you love your job, it’s so important to just take time out, fully. I work for a charity and so I do have a very fulfilling job. I know I amContinue reading “The Power of the Holiday ‘reset button’”

Do what you can, it does matter and it will make a difference.

Climate change and plastic pollution are overwhelming. Big global issues cannot be changed by one person or one action. So should you even bother? Climate anxiety is on the rise as is anxiety in general and it’s hardly surprising given our constant updates about large scale global issues. With smartphones in our hands all day,Continue reading “Do what you can, it does matter and it will make a difference.”

Creating Rituals

Athletes are renowned for pre-game rituals. It gets them in the zone to perform. Starting your own ritual is a great way to boost your overall well being. What makes a ritual different from a routine is that it’s more intentional and mindful. Mindfulness is a term that has been used so much in recentContinue reading “Creating Rituals”

Low waste (and low cost) skin-care swaps

In my quest to create less waste and spend less money, I’ve actually discovered several skin care swaps that have my skin feeling better than ever. Ice roller -> lavendar infused ice cube Ice rollers or jade rollers have been popping up on social media a lot of late with beauty bloggers swearing by them.Continue reading “Low waste (and low cost) skin-care swaps”

Transitioning to Sustainable Fashion

Fashion. A seemingly frivolous topic but we all wear clothes and we all have a mixture of emotions connected to them. Some of us have too many and have nowhere to store them. Some of us have gained weight and feel self-conscious and uncomfortable in them. Some of us are struggling with money and ourContinue reading “Transitioning to Sustainable Fashion”