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Add Permaculture into your toolbox

From news reports, we are bombarded by signals of distress of toxic wastes, famines and expiring species, of wars and climate change. Never have so many systems vital to the earth’s habitability been out of equilibrium simultaneously. So why not awaken to the urgency of this global challenge? As a strategy to accelerate the transition… Continue reading Add Permaculture into your toolbox

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Making Eco bricks

For most of the lower grade plastics we use, there is no market to recycle, meaning that they are currently being sent to landfill.  So it's up to each individual to start taking responsibility for there own trash. The easiest thing is to refuse to buy products that have lots of packaging. Yet if you… Continue reading Making Eco bricks

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The 10 R’s of Sustainable Living

Exciting times ahead. Climate change is now a part of the mainstream media. Environmental groups agree, it's now or never!  And there's thousands of people ready to change their mindset to become more sustainable. The question that we are often asked is "where do I start?"  So here are a few guidelines to get you… Continue reading The 10 R’s of Sustainable Living

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Practical Hints to Overcome Anxiety

Great article!

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In Australia, it’s estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.  In any one year, around 1 million Australian adults have depression, and over 2 million have anxiety.

If you suffer from persistent and excessive worry, anxiety, know that you are not alone. Many creative people have felt that anxious. In fact, 17% of Australians aged 16 to 85 have experienced some type of anxiety and/or affective disorder in the past 12 months. This is equivalent to 3.2 million people today.

The good news is, feelings of anxiety can be greatly improved with a few simple steps. Lifestyle changes and adopting skills to cope with stress can be very helpful. Also connecting with your local community to find appropriate qualified health professionals can be beneficial.

Reduce Anxiety by Simplifying your Life

Researcher Fugen Neziroglu states that “Having moderate levels of anxiety about…

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Take it personally

Urban sustainability is a huge challenge considering that every two seconds, one person joins the planet’s expanding urban population. As expansion continues apace, problems such as urban planning, waste management, collective infrastructure, and transport are creating enormous strains on ecosystems and the environment. The global crisis faced by humanity is a reflection of collective values… Continue reading Take it personally

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Creating Sacred Space

Nice article by Laila about how a simple step to changing our lives is by creating a habitat, no matter how small. Working with nature is an exciting challenge and we can have a positive impact on our loved ones and the planet. Read Now 🙂

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In the last twenty years there have been many improvements in women’s lives. For example, life expectancy has increased, the number of girls in school and the number of jobs for women. Many countries have introduced laws to protect women’s rights. However, there are still many injustices. Women are half the world’s population and perform two-thirds of all the work, getting to that one-tenth of global income. Women have only one-hundredth of properties, including land (United Nations, 1979).

Today’s life is much more complex. We live in a polluted world, but there is still hope to overcome personal obstacles, including fear, guilt and passivity. We can create spaces to dream and contemplate positive endings.

The best gift you can give to those you love is an organic lifestyle. We can start at home, taking care of the people we love the most.

Creating Habitat With Nature

Bath Pond Organics Love and Co Bath Pond

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How to make beeswax wraps

My love affair with bees started when some bees decided to come and live in my house. I let them be, just observing that I didn't make any sudden movements close to the small entry and exit point of the hive.  Then I went travelling for 6 months forgetting that they were there. On return,… Continue reading How to make beeswax wraps