Six ways to fall in love with where you live

Whether you’ve just moved to a new town/city or have been living in the same place for a while, there are a few things you can do to feel (re)enchanted with where you live. Between bank holidays and the days getting longer, this is a great time to spice things up in your relationship with your surroundings. Read on for a few ideas and then share your own in the comments! … More Six ways to fall in love with where you live

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Fuel your day: refreshing berries, carrot & greens smoothie

Here’s the second recipe in the fuel your day series: it’s another smoothie and it stems from the desire for something refreshing after experiencing post-Easter-chocolate-overdose-nausea! Read on for how to make this easy healthy smoothie… Ingredients: Half a cup’s worth of berries (around 125ml) – I buy frozen berries to be able to enjoy them … More Fuel your day: refreshing berries, carrot & greens smoothie

Fuel your day: coffee, oats & banana smoothie

Hello everyone! I have been thinking of sharing yummy-healthy plant-based recipes for a while so… Here’s my first shot at it. There will probably be other ‘fuel your day‘ posts so keep your eyes peeled! A while ago I walked past a sign advertising coffee and oats smoothies outside a well-known coffee chain; and as … More Fuel your day: coffee, oats & banana smoothie

Celebrate women, but remember to respect them too

Confused? Here are ten easy steps. (Trigger warning: some people might find some of the content in this post difficult.) Protect yourself Stop consuming toxic information. Don’t buy magazines that compare women’s levels of cellulite, then advertise pills and creams to make you skinnier. Skip songs where so-called artists label women whores and bitches and glorify assault. Unfollow … More Celebrate women, but remember to respect them too

Five ways to reduce your environmental footprint AND enhance your lifestyle

A couple weeks ago I read an article called “5 easy ways to help fight climate change without changing your lifestyle“. There are several good ideas – I particularly like the meatless Monday one – and it got me thinking about other steps that can help reducing one’s environmental footprint while also making life more enjoyable. Read on for … More Five ways to reduce your environmental footprint AND enhance your lifestyle

Waiting… We’re just not that good at it anymore

If you also have a blog with WordPress, you might have heard of their daily prompts: one-word tidbits of inspiration to help you fight writer’s block (blogger’s block?). Today’s prompt is waiting (click to see what others are writing on the topic!). Waiting… It’s just something we aren’t very good at anymore. As a child of the … More Waiting… We’re just not that good at it anymore

Three resources to start thinking critically about your lifestyle choices

I am currently being quite intentional about the information I consume: no more aimless scrolling down my Facebook or Twitter feeds waiting for my time to be clickbaited away. Instead I am doing things like listening to podcasts on a daily basis and reading at least a chapter a day. I choose to listen to podcasts about personal development, entrepreneurship … More Three resources to start thinking critically about your lifestyle choices

Potential for citizen science initiatives in Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to my blog! I am not yet sure which direction it will head in, but this is what has been on my mind recently. Earlier this month I attended a one-day conference about “Enthusiasm for Citizen Science: Taking stock of motivations, costs and benefits” at the University of Reading. First of all, I would like … More Potential for citizen science initiatives in Rio de Janeiro