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”

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?”