When I Stopped Consuming and Started Creating… My Life Changed.

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When was the last time you read a book (or blog post – hey look, you’re doing that now!)?

 

What about watching a live sports game or Youtube video? Or maybe you visited an art gallery or watched a live band?

Maybe it was a simple as seeing someone’s flourishing garden and desiring to grow your own food one day.

 

Through this process, did you stop to admire someone else’s talent, workmanship or skill?

You probably felt a pang of a admiration, jealousy even. You’re left wondering what they have that you do not. Maybe you even whispered a silent promise to go home and do something similarly inspirational.

 

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The Truth About the Fashion Industry Stripped Down and Laid Out Bare-Naked

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The Truth About The Fashion Industry Stripped Down and Laid Out Bare-Naked

This is one topic I’ve been hesitant to talk about much.

 

Geeeez… can you imagine why?

 

I myself am guilty to the rotten core about having drooling envy for the latest threads being splashed across my Instagram feed. So what does one lass say to another about her ethical fashion faux pas?

Keep silent? Pretend that it’s not happening? Hypocritically criticize all the celebs and fashion haulers while you go about your day sneakily shopping online so no one sees you going about the task of contributing to our global melt down?

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It’s HERE! The Sustainable Lifestyle Design Ebook is ready for Pre-Order!

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Sustainable Lifestyle Design - The New Ebook from Emily Uebergang at theurbanecolife.com

May I present to you my little baby! The brand spanking new ebook that’s now available for pre-order at a discounted price (only until April 1). Grab your copy on Amazon.
(I’ll have other e-reading versions available later this week, so sign up to my mailing list to get notified if you aren’t already).

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Natural Spa Day Series: Create A Health Retreat At Home

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 Natural Spa Day Series - Create a Health Retreat at Home (The Urban Ecolife)

Have you ever dreamed of retreating to a tropical island for a month to detox on healthy organic food, relax by the beach sipping fresh coconuts, splurge on massages, practice daily yoga as the sun rises and sets and have someone else attend to your every need?

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Why I’ve Never Had a Gym Membership and Don’t Plan To… Ever

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Why I've Never Had a Gym Membership and Don't Plan To... Ever - The Urban Ecolife

I may be the last standing human on this planet (or at the very least, in the privileged world of the West) who has never held a little gold plated gym membership card in her hot little hands. I’m 25 years old. This is prime time (apparently) to be sporting crop tops and butt revealing short shorts in an attempt to woo other muscle bulging, weight pumping junkies. Supposedly.

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A day with Joel Salatin on Polyface Farm

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A day with Joel Salatin on Polyface Farm | The Urban Ecolife

If ever there were such a thing as farming celebrity (which I totally think there should be – take that mind numbing Hollywood), Joel Salatin would be an A-lister. Well, he kind of is if you speak with anyone hailing from any of the Permaculture, Paleo, Real Food, Sustainable Agriculuture, ‘Save the world from the plight of factory farming and earth pillaging’ movements. He’s got a voice and he’s not afraid to use it.

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Is Your Love Affair with Organic Chocolate Sustainable?

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Is Your Love Affair with Organic Chocolate Sustainable? The Urban Ecolife

It’s one thing to eat chocolate, another to buy organic chocolate, and another to understand if this addiction is actually sustainable fullstop. Seriously, what would you do tomorrow if the chocolate stocks were to run dry?!

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Are You Really Eating Raw Cacao?

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Are You Really Eating Raw Cacao? - The Urban Ecolife

When the studies were doing the rounds boasting the health benefits of cacao, I’m sure many took that as permission to somewhat overindulge in this exercise of chocolate eating. What the studies explained as health benefits such as antioxidants that protect you from free radicals in the body and polyphenols which act as an anti-inflammatory, many read along the lines instead of “Chocolate is the elixir of life”. Don’t quote me on that, but yes, even I took that as queue to face dive into a few too many bars of the rich, dark, decadent stuff.

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