a springboard into mindful eating


This week, I was speaking with some other hardcore foodies when the topic of mindful eating came up. I must say it’s super cool that this is becoming more mainstream outside of the dietetics arena. With apps like Headspace and Smiling Mind, mindfulness colouring books abound, yoga finding great popularity, and meditation regularly cited as something […]

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food swaps: connecting with food and community


What’s a food swap, you ask? To quote Local Harvest: Food Swaps are local gatherings where people swap excess homegrown produce and gardening extras. Items may include fruit, vegetables, herbs, eggs, seeds, seedlings, gardening tips and worm juice, but may easily extend to skills shares, stories and seasonal recipes. Swaps are generally money free and run on an […]

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a very belated summary of my zero-waste month


During April, I decided to get involved with Give A Fork! month, hosted by Sustainable Table, where daily emails (as well as restaurants and sustainable companies getting involved) supported you through attempting to fit a month’s worth of waste into a jar of your choosing. It was quite a crazy decision, being the month in the […]

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bushranger’s bay in photos

Bushranger's Bay

For anyone who wants a walk + a secluded beach, look no further than Bushranger’s Bay on the Mornington Peninsula. It’s an easy one hour return walk from Boneo Rd carpark. The weather didn’t cooperate with me on the day and it lightly rained on my walk, but cleared a little just before I arrived at the beach. […]

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i give a crap

Who Gives A Crap Toilet Paper

Have you heard of Who Gives A Crap? Their mission statement: Good for people, good for the earth, good for your bum. We’re determined to prove that toilet paper is about more than just wiping bums. We make all of our products with environmentally friendly materials, and we donate 50% of our profits to WaterAid […]

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my laziness-based composting decision


I’ve wanted to set up a compost for a very long time. I’ve tried a worm farm before, but it simply didn’t work. The fact that my family contributes to the $7.8 billion worth of food waste each in Australia alone disturbs me. I hate that there aren’t state- (or even nation-)wide composting initiatives to […]

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