Over the years I have experimented with dozens of DIY kitchen and bathroom recipes to find the ones that I like and that work. Below are my favourite organic beauty products that I made from scratch.  The best thing about these is that none contains...

Today marks the Autumn Equinox, and the start of the Seed Gathering Season.  Since 1998, The Tree Council has been organising Seed Gathering Season, the autumn campaign to inspire everyone to gather seeds, fruits and nuts and grow the trees of the future. The festival starts...

Slimy, slippery seaweed has been heralded as the new, must-have superfood. Seaweed refers to several species of macroscopic, multicellular, marine algae.  The term includes some types of red, brown, and green algae. Despite its recently trendy, superfood status, seaweed has been used all over the world for thousands of years, but has most notably...

While organic food is sometimes more expensive than non-organic, there are ways to keep costs down. In an ideal world, organic wouldn’t need to be more expensive. A big part of the problem is that the true cost of our food isn’t reflected in the...

Mindfulness meditation is a powerful and ancient meditation technique that is proven to help reduce stress, alleviate anxiety and depression, and even help with pain and illness. Forbes recently reported that Brown University had found a convincing link between mindfulness meditation and improved cardiovascular health.  Meditation’s...

How to Find Your Green Thumb and Start a Garden   With a little planning, preparation, and determination you can become a full-fledged gardener! Here are some tips to turn your thumb green: Don’t get ahead of yourself   While it may be exciting to fantasise about prize winning runner...

Getting men to identify with yoga has long been a challenge in this country. It doesn't matter that yoga, since its beginnings in India thousands of years ago, has mainly been taught and studied by men. Sure enough, the first thing many men notice on entering...

In the face of environmental changes, rising diet-related dis-ease and statistical declines in our wildlife, the production of healthy food, the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and protect endangered species grows year on year. While there may be no silver bullet to tackle all of...

The end of school holidays is fast approaching and it's time to dig out those lunchboxes and prepare for another term of school lunches. Before you groan in anticipation, think of these positives: no more hungry or bored kids loitering around the fridge and kitchen;...

The most likely health complaint you will have after a short haul flight will be simple aches, pains, and cramps. Not exactly, life threatening but best avoided if possible. However on longer haul flights your health can suffer when you are trapped in a seated position...