home · minimalism

WE’RE DOWNSIZING! + WHAT I’VE LEARNT FROM THE MOVING PROCESS

I have some exciting news to share with you, friends: we’re downsizing! I mentioned on the blog earlier this year that we had decided to not renew the lease of the unit we have lived in for the last two years, and the time has now come for my husband and I to create a…… Continue reading WE’RE DOWNSIZING! + WHAT I’VE LEARNT FROM THE MOVING PROCESS

green living · musings · zero waste

IS ZERO WASTE A MISNOMER?

Is zero waste really zero waste? This is a question I have been asking myself lately and which I am sure many zero-wasters and aspiring zero-wasters (I consider myself in the latter category) have pondered at some point throughout their journey towards a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. I think there are some situations, rare though they…… Continue reading IS ZERO WASTE A MISNOMER?

minimalism

MINIMALISM + LETTING GO OF WHO WE USED TO BE

I recently delved into Goodbye, Things by Japanese minimalist Fumio Sasaki and loved it. Have you read it? I’m a big fan of all things Japanese and the quirky, personable tone Japanese authors always seem to have (or perhaps that’s just how they come across in translation). I raced through Goodbye, Things and was left feeling inspired by this…… Continue reading MINIMALISM + LETTING GO OF WHO WE USED TO BE

health

MAKING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SLOW LIVING AND WOMEN’S HEALTH

Today I want to share with you my thoughts on the important connection between slow living and women’s health, but first I thought I might put the topic in context by discussing something that is, in my opinion, the unifying factor between these two elements: menstruation. In a number of cultures, menstruating women are thought…… Continue reading MAKING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SLOW LIVING AND WOMEN’S HEALTH

food · recipes

RECIPE: SLOW COOKER MOROCCAN CHICKEN + CHICKPEA TAGINE

I absolutely love my slow cooker (okay, slow cookers – we have two!) and have tried to cook just about everything in it (with varying degrees of success). Chicken thighs are one of my favourite things to slow cook as they become super moist and so delicious, presumably thanks to their reasonably high fat content.…… Continue reading RECIPE: SLOW COOKER MOROCCAN CHICKEN + CHICKPEA TAGINE

books · health

BOOK REVIEW: THE MAGNESIUM MIRACLE BY CAROLYN DEAN

As you might have gathered if you’re a regular reader, I’ve been on a health book binge lately and it would appear there is no end to it in sight, so today I’m reviewing yet another one: The Magnesium Miracle by Carolyn Dean. I have quite a few positive things to say about the book as well…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: THE MAGNESIUM MIRACLE BY CAROLYN DEAN

life · musings

WHY I DON’T WANT TO HAVE A BABY (ANYMORE)

I feel now more than ever that minimalism is a gift that just keeps giving to more and more areas of my life. I have been able to opt out of the unfulfilling rat race of compulsory consumption and start to live my life in a way that is more content, more grateful and more…… Continue reading WHY I DON’T WANT TO HAVE A BABY (ANYMORE)