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ADJUSTING FOCUS

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A few weeks ago, I found myself harbouring pretty low vibe, unkind thoughts. Dem thoughts reserved for the most vulnerable of moments – in a change room, gettin’ nekkid with a new lover, heading to the beach in a sea [pun intended] of 10s – the typical playground for our ‘mean gal’ to be handed […]

Vegan is not a dirty word.

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I’m going to preface this little piece by totally and heart openly declaring that I ain’t someone who fears change. If anything, I fear stagnation and [too much] stability. That’s not to say it’s how I’ll be forever, but it’s for now. On the spectrum of a measure for my comfort and joy, with ‘sameness’ […]

PODCAST FLOOZY

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They say that admitting you have a problem is an integral part of healing your addiction. So, here it goes … I’m Emily and I’m a podcast-a-holic. Total sluz for the podcasts. Absolutely cannot get enough. Would pod all day, every day, if I could. Podcasts have exploded into our world over the past few […]

ADVENTURES OF A GREEN KITCHEN

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If you have any sort of specific requirements within the realm of your food and diet – whether it be due to intolerances, religious or ethically governed food choices, sensory aversions, etc – meal prep and cooking may be met with a lot of stress and anxiety. But it certainly doesn’t have to be. There are […]

THE HOT HIPPIE // A REVIEW //

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Since my first O.G [Original Gangsta] entries for the Hot Hippie series here and here, so many of you have expressed an interest in learning more about which brands promote kind, fair, natural and earth friendly practices and ingredients. Which is just amazing – the industry has really experienced a shift as of late and is totally a […]

If we haven’t met yet …

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Oh hey there. I thought it high time that we were better acquainted and that you hear the back story of Bless this Mess. Maybe you’re a regular to the blog but know nothing about me, or perhaps you’ve stumbled across this site and are wondering how it’s even possible that ‘the Universe’, profanities, o-gasms […]

5 (SIMPLE AF) WAYS TO START SAVING THE PLANET

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed the evolving theme in my writing and posts but, as of late, I am all about debunking the naysayers and the beliefs that “I’m too small to make a difference” phooey. Apologies for the profanities that will likely be rife over the next few hundred words but furg that. […]

Why I’m ‘vego’ and why I always will be

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I think it has been born out of curiosity rather than out of aggression but the question of “So … why are you vegetarian?” has been thrown at me a fair bit lately. So I thought I would use this forum as a bit of a platform to answer yo’ questions. For ease of reading […]

Magical Mornings – Oil Pulling

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I’m sure, if you have your finger on the ‘wellness’ pulse, you’ve come across the concept of Oil Pulling. Oil pulling is an ayurvedic holistic practice that involves swishing 1-2 Tbspns of coconut oil in your mouth for at least 10, but ideally 20, minutes. The act of swirling the oil around your mouth and […]

GREEN UP YOUR LIVING SPACE

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I know one thing, ok two things, to be very very true. At birth I was gifted with both a curious mind, and cursed with a black thumb. Since my little journey into fully fledged adulthood, I have killed a countless number of plants, vegetables and flowers. I know. What a shitty little vego, one […]