Charity Diary

I am fortunate enough to work for a company that is a Bcorp  (benefit corporation that balances purpose with profit). This means that all full-time employees volunteer one day a month at a local charity. This month I posted on my company website what I got up to and thought I would share it here too. 'What does... Continue Reading →

The Fast Fashion Industry

Smiling at the friendly cashier, I thanked her before skipping out the store. I had just purchased a pretty, floral dress from H&M for the small sum of £20. Little did I know that there had been 101 steps involved in getting a new garment like this folded neatly into a plastic carrier bag and onto the shelves. ... Continue Reading →

My Pledge for the Planet

As the jolly waiter placed the region’s traditional cuisine in front of me my toes curled. I could feel my stomach somersault. My appetite suddenly disappeared. The dish was coated in layer of crispy batter. Fried chicken served in the same manner, was always a treat. So, why was this any different? Possibly because I... Continue Reading →

Zero Waste Week

As zero waste week draws to a close, I wonder what I can do to reduce the amount of disposable items I use.  I consider myself pretty efficient; I never buy water bottles, I refuse straws and I always take my keep cup with me when I buy coffee. However, I am far from living... Continue Reading →

My Mad Mother

Last month marked a six year mile stone for my mother. On Easter weekend 2012 my mum's life was turned upside down. She was diagnosed with a spinal tumor and told that she probably would never walk again. While, she is parlaysed from her armpits down this has not stopped her. Yes - it has... Continue Reading →

Time for Quiet Reflection

Today was the Jewish festival Yom Kippur which means day of Atonement. It is one of the most important Jewish festivals. Personally, it is also one of my favourite festivals. Yom Kippur marks a time to be quiet and reflect on the previous year. Something which is important for everyone. A friend once taught me that the... Continue Reading →

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