Veganuary… Why Go Vegan?

Happy New Year and Happy Veganuary 2021! A year of 500,000 participants. Wow! I always get so excited to think about all of the new vegans in the making. So, this year, I thought I’d share mine and my husband’s reasons behind going vegan several years ago. I still remember the evening my husband decided…

Food Bank Friday – Ethical Superstore

Black Friday is not my favourite time of the year. To me, it signifies everything that conscious, ethical consumerism is against. Mindless greed in the pursuit of money from corporations and retailers, often selling cheaply made, sweatshop produced goods, to consumers who don’t really need many of the goods on offer, but are convinced by…

Black Friday & Robotic Consumerism

Black Friday is nearly here again, and it’s a time when my inbox used to be stuffed full of temptation and special offers. Yes, I used to be a self-confessed shopaholic. I didn’t always shop and think the way I do now, it was a very gradual process to become a more conscious consumer.  Buying…

World Vegan Day – What does it mean to be vegan?

Walking around and seeing an ever increasing number of ‘Vegan Options Available’ signs outside cafes, bars and restaurants; being able to enter almost any supermarket and find a huge selection of vegan products; and watching as huge multinationals back worldwide bans on animal testing, there certainly is a huge change happening at the moment, and…

Hey! Leave Those Rats Alone!

According to the RSPCA, rats are highly social animals, with an excellent sense of touch and smell – and can form close human-animal bonds. Why then, am I still reading headlines such as “Summer of the cannibal rats! Hungry, aggressive, highly fertile – and coming to our homes”? And not even from the usual tabloids…

The Thoughts Inside My Head

Do you ever wonder if you’re the only one who has the thoughts that run through your head day after day, or the really random ones that surprise you out of nowhere? Well, I can assure you it’s not just you. And neither is the depression and/or anxiety you feel – maybe related to lockdown,…

Balance Yoga – For Sanity. For Community.

I hope this blog post finds you well and keeping things together. It’s a challenging time for all of us, and suffering with anxiety, I’ve had many ups and downs, during life, not just lockdown. I wanted to share something positive with you, that’s helped to keep me strong over the years, but has been…

White Monday – Conscious Consumerism

In Britain alone, it’s estimated that we’ll spend £7 billion over Black Friday weekend. In a world of over-stuffed wardrobes, un-used tools and useless trinkets, do we need to keep mindlessly consuming? Many of the people who spend on Black Friday will be getting themselves into debt – for a bargain. All for what? To…

Can you Think like a Vegan?

Do you think like a vegan? What a strange question, I hear you say. But, do you? Or do you have lots of pre-conceived ideas when you heard the term “vegan”? Perhaps you’ve heard something about vegans that you didn’t like. Maybe you’ve had a vegan talk to you and it’s made you think about…

World Vegan Month – Celebrating The Rise of Veganism

Has 2018 been the year of mainstream veganism? A survey published by the Vegan Society & Vegan Life Magazine in 2016, revealed that 540,000 people identified as vegan in Great Britain. A new survey published by Compare the Market in 2018 has identified more than 3.5 million people now identifying as vegan in Britain. That’s…