Frances’s Chocolate Cake

Some days we just need to eat cake! I am all about healthy eating and ensuring we do as much as we can to stay healthy BUT I also believe in taking a balanced approach to all  of life’s pursuits. Life is to be enjoyed right?! In our house we happen to really enjoy eating cake! Continue reading “Frances’s Chocolate Cake”

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Snack Foods and Plastic Free July

It’s plastic-free July – a movement aimed at encouraging people to  look at their purchasing patterns and say no to single-use plastic items. One food group where there seems to be a lot of unnecessary single-use plastic packaging is snack foods. Continue reading “Snack Foods and Plastic Free July”

Stress, Chinese Medicine and the importance of observing our mind and body.

Stress. It is intertwined with the lives we lead and is unavoidable given the nature of the world we live and the lives we create. Some people experience stress daily, others less frequently. Whether you feel it daily or occasionally, there is value in being able to identify when you are feeling stressed; to be able to listen to and observe your body; to learn how stress affects you; and to have strategies that can help you manage and reduce the impact it has on your life.

Continue reading “Stress, Chinese Medicine and the importance of observing our mind and body.”

Home-made cleaning products … better for the environment and our health

What ingredients are used to make the cleaning products I buy? Are they safe for my family and the environment? How much money do I spend on cleaning products each grocery shop? Why do store-bought cleaning products smell so strong and does my brain associate and link that smell with me thinking things are ‘clean’?! Continue reading “Home-made cleaning products … better for the environment and our health”

My soap making journey and a simple way to make liquid soap at home …

 

Over the last year I have been slowly working my way through our home … thinking about the things that we consume and use on a daily basis, and working out what I can change to make our home more ‘natural’.

One of the first things I realised we use a lot of each day is soap! Continue reading “My soap making journey and a simple way to make liquid soap at home …”