This is a guest post by Cassandra from Everyday Good Co - a Melbourne based social enterprise selling everyday sustainable products. Cassandra reached out a while ago, and after chatting for a bit I knew that our values are well aligned. We're both passionate about reducing waste and empowering others to do the same to make living sustainably easier.Once I started looking into the zero waste movement myself and actively taking steps to reduce my waste, I realised it's a lot less of a hassle than I thought it would be in my head. Taking action and small steps can go a long way!Read More
A little while ago I reached out to Emma at Love Tea, a tea company based just outside of Melbourne, designing and selling natural teas inspired by Naturopathy. Love Tea has always been a favourite of mine since my first few days in Melbourne. The first blend I bought was their Raspberry Leaf tea, which I knew would support my cycle - I couldn’t find many other options for cycle support out there and so I kept coming back to Love Tea.Read More
A while ago I started getting into Bikram Yoga - yoga done in a hot room (usually 40°C), always with the same sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. The first class I took was brutal and incredibly challenging. After the class I was pretty sure I wouldn’t go back. Ever. But I did. Once the initial exhaustion wore off I educated myself on the benefits of Bikram Yoga and gave it another go a couple of days later.Read More
I often make slightly different versions of this curry, depending on where in my cycle I am. This one’s a general recipe, including most ingredients, but you could easily leave out the carrot, eggplant and capsicum for example if you’re in your luteal phase or don’t like any of those veggies too much. Or leave out the cauliflower and sweet potato for a curry that’s just right for your ovulatory phase. None of those ingredients is bad for you at any point in your cycle though, so often I just prepare it depending on what I feel like, with the majority of the veggies being ideal for my phase.Read More
In the first part of this series on cycle syncing I covered why and how cycle eating works. Now let’s take a more detailed look at the four different hormonal phases the female body goes through every month, and how each hormonal pattern determines what types of food are most supportive of our body and health.Read More
I change my foods once a week in line with my menstrual cycle. It helps balance my hormones, avoid health issues based on an hormonal imbalance, and it helps me know where exactly I am in my cycle, so I can assess how I feel and act accordingly. I can give my body what it needs because I’ve learnt to read the signs it gives me and I know what it might be missing in terms of nutrients when I can tell that something’s off.Read More
It’s always exciting when you come across a new, young brand that’s totally aligned with your values and that you instantly feel connected to. That’s what happened with rhoeco, a newly established tea company from Greece that produces organic herbal teas to promote well-being while preserving the Earth. rhoeco aims to promote zero waste, choosing ethically sourced goods, and staying away from pointless consumerism.Read More
What are your personal essential routines and rituals for a great day?
It seems like lots of people and blog posts talk about morning routines lately. For a good reason, since we all have a peak performance window in our day during which we get the most done in the most effective and focused way. It’s that time when we don’t let distractions get in the way of accomplishing what we’ve set out to do.Read More
We produce around 6 million tons of coffee waste worldwide each year, most of which ends up in landfills. Australia itself contributes an estimated 75,000 tonnes to that number, and it’s constantly increasing.
You just need to do a quick Google search to find that Melbourne’s right at the top of the list for the best coffee in the world, so no wonder we love our coffee. Instead of just drinking it to fuel us in the morning though, we can make even better use of those beans and do good for the planet at the same time.
Who Gives A Crap gives 50% of their profits to charity to build toilets and fund sanitation projects for those who really need it. I talked to Who Gives A Crap’s co-founder Danny about business models that create positive change, overcoming obstacles, and becoming an entrepreneur.Read More
Originally I wanted to title this post ‘how I used to think I ate healthy but really wasn’t’. It’s still a good place to start.
About one to two years ago I had some hormone related health issues. Back then I had no idea where they came from or what to do about them. I was pretty sure I was healthy in most ways - I went for morning runs almost every day and ate lots of fruit, salads and veggies. Looking back now I can tell that exactly those things contributed to my issues in big ways.
There is a lot of research on the various benefits of regular exercise and healthy food out there. Quite likely we’ve all heard of at least a few of them, and most of us are probably over this topic in the way it’s usually presented - either because it makes us feel guilty for not eating right or exercising enough, or because we already know a lot about the “official” benefits.Read More
Change is possible and we all play a small part in it, which adds up to a big part.Read More
I found Tom when I first moved to Melbourne. I've always been a lover of unconventional hairdressers, avoiding traditional hair salons. Tom's very interesting to talk to. Maybe I'm naturally drawn to unconventional thinkers, but I knew from our conversations that there was a lot of valuable knowledge and interesting insights to be covered.Read More
A day in the life of a startup follows a business from its early stage steps through growth pains and new opportunities to a sustainable, independent enterprise.
We go back every few months to document the change happening to provide useful insights and inspiration, sharing direct and real learning opportunities, and empowering entrepreneurs and people wanting to make a change.
Some people, when you ask them about their work, tell you that they’ve been doing the same job for the last 20 years. They’re usually age 40 and above. Ask Johannes about his job and he will tell you the same thing - he’s been doing the same job for the last 20 years. He’s 23.Read More
As bloggers, creative entrepreneurs, and content marketers we’re constantly in search of inspiration for new blog posts, we’re under pressure to writing compelling content, and we’re always hoping to attract new readers. One of the most important factors when it comes to creating engaging blog posts is photography.Read More
While Pinterest is great for discovering products, brands, and collecting ideas, it is also a great place to be discovered yourself. In order to grow your community and build trust with your followers you have to contribute. Pinterest lives of unique visuals.Read More
Wellington. One of my favourite parts of this trip, maybe because of the good coffee we got there. As I said, it’s like little Melbourne.Read More