Planting trees through ad revenue generated by your search engine - Is this not the most genius idea you've ever heard of? With the click of a button you can have a massive impact on the planet!
For most of us who have never tried yoga before, the thought of stepping in to the studio for the first time can fill us with trepidation and terror. What if I'm shit? What if my leggings rip? What if I FART? All the worst possible scenarios flash before your eyes - none of which ever actually happen FYI, unless you get a little too relaxed in an inversion.
Going organic can do wonders for your personal health and that of the planet's - but like with any seemingly good-doing trend, there are a few things to be mindful of before making the switch. Here's the lowdown -
Ritual doesn't have to be this big thing - it doesn't need to involve white muslin dress and a room full of candles - it can be as little as taking a moment to stop. to breathe. to digest. To move beyond the 'I' and 'me', quieten the monkey mind and find some space between your thoughts.
Making your own toothpaste is the easiest thing ever. I know what you're thinking - but I promise you your breath will be fresh, your gums clean and your teeth blinding - and you'll also avoid producing a lot of non-recyclable plastic waste.
When living in a place that's surrounded by concrete and metal with the odd tree peppering the pavements, it's no wonder so many of us feel disconnected from nature in cities, and pretty helpless when it comes to protecting the environment. But there are a few simple ways we can help to reduce our impact on this beautiful planet, and hopefully keep it that way for years to come. Here are 5 tips to get you started -
After a few conversations with friends and students recently, it seems that a lot of us, myself included, struggle to find some consistency with the practice of meditation. We feel there's this massive pressure to create the perfect setting - candles, incense, fluffy cushions, whale music, you know the drill - to meditate for at least 30 minutes to an hour at a time, and to clear the mind completely of any thoughts full stop, for it to actually be effective.
Glastonbury Festival is finally around the corner, and I'm not going to lie, I've been eagerly awaiting this moment for 364 days. With 200,000 of us descending upon Worthy Farm this weekend, here are some simple tips that'll help to reduce your impact and personal contribution to waste on-site.
I'm so grateful for listening to my intuition more recently. After burning out last month following a hectic few weeks of teaching, I decided to pull out of a rocket teacher training and escape to the hills in Ibiza to invest in some much needed 'me' time with my extended family, the Rainbow City community.
Sometimes reading about the state of the environment can feel a bit bleak, that we forget that there are so many incredible projects around making progress, with a collective mission to save the planet. I wanted to share 5 amazing innovations I've come across to remind us all that there is hope afterall. Happy World Environment Day!
Do you ever catch yourself glazing over whilst in conversation with a friend? Or thinking about what to make for dinner in savasana? Or being somewhere and watching the clock, wishing you were some place else?
"The Earth is not just our environment, the earth is our Mother." - Dalai Lama
On Saturday, over 200 of us came together in celebration of International Earth Day, to show that we care for the planet - to raise funds for charities and initiatives based here in the UK who are fighting against climate change. I was so happy to see such a great turnout, especially having expected about 5 people to show up - What an honour to have shared such an important day with so many special friends, old and new!
This weekend, England will sink it’s teeth into 80 million chocolate eggs, but the reality behind the chocolate industry that many of us don’t know about is bittersweet. Human trafficking and child labour is a massive issue within the cocoa industry in Africa, where the majority of the world’s cocoa comes from. If the chocolate you’re buying isn’t certified, then there’s a big chance the beans were picked and harvested by a child who was either kidnapped or sold into forced labour.
It's hard to remember it sometimes when you're rattling down a metal tube 100 metres under concrete on the way to work every day, but we are all intrinsically connected to nature, and all of our consumer choices affect these kinds of ecosystems and other areas of biodiversity around the world.
The philosophy behind Living Yoga, is that the work doesn’t just end the moment we roll up our mats. It’s about embodying the practice in our day to day lives - by taking positive action, and by making conscious decisions; from the products we use, to the food we eat, to the clothes on our backs. This week I caught up with my friend and inspiration Roxy Hempel, founder of The Eco Edit, to find out more about the consequences of fast fashion, and to get her advice on choosing eco-friendly and socially conscious alternatives.
PLASTIC. It's grim, but with a few additions in our bags every day, it can be avoided.
Virtually every piece of plastic ever to be made still exists in some shape or form, and we manufacture over 300 million tonnes of it every single year.
When I went to the Climate Crisis and Population Displacement conference on Saturday, the severity of the impact climate change has had and will continue to have on human life really hit home - as many as 140 million people have been displaced as a result of droughts, floods, severe storms, land submergence and other disasters in the last 6 years.