Zero waste series: zero waste basics when grocery shopping

Hello trash obsessed friends!

I hope you had a fantastic Plastic Free July and have started freeing yourself of plastic and disposable items (moved to an organic farm in a place where they don’t have wifi, and became a true zero waster, 100% DYI-er, ‘living off love and fresh water’ as we say in French – vivre d’amour et d’eau fraîche, en français dans le texte). Yes? Amazing, I’ll meet you there. Continue reading “Zero waste series: zero waste basics when grocery shopping”

Plastic free July: how I started my zero waste journey

In this society where takeaway food has become a second nature and disposable products fill our homes and lives, it seems pretty unrealistic to pretend you can produce ‘zero waste’. How on Earth can a regular person living in the city and working full time (i.e. time poor) make zero trash?

Here is what this specimen of person living in the city and working full time (yours truly) thinks. Continue reading “Plastic free July: how I started my zero waste journey”

5 things: practice yoga differently

Yoga isn’t just about downward facing dog and child’s pose on your mat. If you’re a little bit like me and like to spice things up from time to time, here are five ways you can practice yoga differently.

SUP yoga

Stand up paddle yoga is one of the most challenging forms of yoga I’ve ever tried, but also one of the most blissful when comes Shavasana time (relaxation pose usually held at the end of the practice for a few minutes of meditation). Lying down on your board, soaking in the sun and floating on the water is somehow magical. Continue reading “5 things: practice yoga differently”

Yoga every damn day #1

 

I started my yoga practice about 3 years ago, and as mentioned in my previous post, it’s fair to say that yoga has changed my life. I found so much more than just a physical practice in yoga. Of course, the asanas or yoga postures are usually where most people start and they are a great way to stretch and stay fit. But yoga is really a philosophy, based on a meditative and spiritual core.

Okay, the word ‘spiritual’ might be where I lose some of you reading the article, and is probably where I would have lost interest myself a couple of years ago. You see, I come from a mostly non religious and fairly Cartesian and rational family. I’ve rarely been to church other than for weddings and funerals. Faith to me is quite a foreign concept, and in that sense, spirituality was not really a part of my upbringing. Continue reading “Yoga every damn day #1”

Mother’s Day: 5 things about slow living my mum taught me

My mum is an amazing woman. When I was about 15, I wrote an article about her on a blog that I had at the time, which I deleted later on. It was called ‘Ma mère, cette femme’ (‘My mother, this woman’ en français dans le texte) and I really wish I had saved the text because I am fairly sure I would still to this day, write the same thing word for word.

It’s funny how sometimes growing up, you grow closer to your parents whom you once despised (ha, those sweet teenage years). For me, I definitely have grown closer to my mum as a result of experiencing adulthood, but there’s something more. Continue reading “Mother’s Day: 5 things about slow living my mum taught me”

What does slow living mean?

Before we start talking about my favourite vegan recipes or the latest cruelty free product I’ve tried, let’s define ‘the slow life’.

I think we can all agree that we live pretty fast paced lives. ‘Busy’ is the new black, and our followers count on Instagram is the metric to how successful we are at ‘life’. When people ask us how we are going, most people go to answer is ‘good, busy’. But is busy really a synonym for happy? Continue reading “What does slow living mean?”

Why hello there.

Hello & welcome!

One of the first questions I’ve asked myself when creating this blog was: should I be writing in English or in French?

As a French native living in Australia for about 5 years, it seems like a fair question.

I suspect part of the audience will not understand French, and so it probably makes more sense to primarily write in English. I guess my lazy French readers will just have to suck it up and brush up on their English skills (or use Google Translate). Although French is my mother tongue and therefore a much easier language for me to write in, I will endeavour to write English content that reflects my thoughts (and irresistible sense of humour) as closely as possible. Continue reading “Why hello there.”