How to Use a Menstrual Cup: a Comprehensive Guide

How to Use a Menstrual Cup: a Comprehensive Guide

By now, you’ve probably heard of menstrual cups, but you may be unconvinced by the idea. If that’s you, today I’d like to answer some questions that many people have about menstrual cups, and hopefully convince you to take the plunge and try one out! For those who are unfamiliar with menstrual cups, I’m going … Read More

Introducing the Compassion Chronicles!

Introducing the Compassion Chronicles!

Hello everyone, I don’t usually post at this time of week, but there’s something I’m really excited to share with you all. I’ve had a mailing list for a while now, but I’ve suffered from writers’ block when it comes to figuring out what to email you about. It felt daunting to commit to a … Read More

How to Stop Wasting Food: Solutions to Food Waste

How to Stop Wasting Food: Solutions to Food Waste

The UK has a problem with food waste. Here are some statistics I found on the government website: We waste around seven million tons of food every year The average household throws away £470 worth of food per year Bread, fruit and vegetables are the most wasted foods Businesses are guilty too – the manufacturing … Read More

Why We Should Be Buying Second-Hand

Why We Should Be Buying Second-Hand

Many of us are uncomfortable about buying second-hand. We fear that used items will be in poor condition, or are squeamish about using someone else’s castoffs. Often, we only buy second-hand when we need to save money. But I think buying second-hand is very important for a variety of reasons – so much so that … Read More

Country or City Living: What’s Greener?

Country or City Living: What’s Greener?

I’ve always thought of living in the countryside as being more eco-friendly than city living. Given my rural childhood, the thought of country living evokes memories of collecting firewood, breathing fresh air and going blackberry-picking. But living in the countryside doesn’t necessarily equate to an eco-friendly lifestyle. With the number of people now on the … Read More

Biodegradable Plastic: The Solution to Pollution?

Biodegradable Plastic: The Solution to Pollution?

Plastic products are ubiquitous in today’s world. But what happens to these products when they are discarded? It’s common knowledge that ordinary plastic either doesn’t biodegrade or takes a very long time to do so. This has made plastic pollution an increasingly troubling problem. It looks ugly and kills animals which mistakenly ingest it – … Read More

Do Labour-Saving Devices Complicate Life?

Do Labour-Saving Devices Complicate Life?

I’ve fallen in love with simplicity. Since discovering minimalism, I’ve been really questioning what I do and don’t need. But some of my most meaningful discoveries have been made out of necessity. I grew up in a very low-income family, but we still had the typical labour-saving devices. Dishwasher, tumble dryer, microwave, electric kettle, toaster. … Read More

Should You Stop Eating Fish?

Should You Stop Eating Fish?

When people decide to give up meat, they often exclude fish. I was no exception, as I initially went pescetarian rather than fully vegetarian. It’s hard to explain why many of us view fish as separate to meat. From an ethical point of view, some people don’t believe fish feel pain. Others find it harder … Read More

Do Smartphones Contribute To Child Labour?

Do Smartphones Contribute To Child Labour?

Most of us don’t think anything of replacing our smartphones – it’s just a normal part of life. When choosing a phone, we’re usually more concerned with its features than with the ethical implications. But the smartphone industry has a dark secret. I first learnt about the use of child labour in cobalt mining by … Read More