consciously living for the mind, body & planet

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Is walking a superpower?

Do you find some of the best ideas come to you whilst out walking? Me too. “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks” – John Muir  When we walk at our own pace, with no distractions of our emails or our phone, our attention is free to wander. This kind of …

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Happy News Stories Well-being

Six Positive News Stories to make you smile this Monday – Grab your coffee and give these a read!

Happy news stories are posted on @ecowithnico and @consciouslyelle Instagram accounts every Monday morning – follow us to keep up to date with all going on in the world! This week: September 13th 2021 Happy story #1 The UK is banning all shark fin products! Campaigners have happily welcomed the UK’s formal announcement that from …

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Sustainability tips

Fast fashion & waste – how bad is it?

Firstly, lets define fast fashion: “Inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends.” (Dictionary online definition) Every year, we collectively purchase around 80 billion pieces of new clothing globally. A McKinsey and Company study found that fashion consumption increased by 60% between 2000 and 2014 alone. These statistics are staggering. This does not include production, …