Is It Time To Put Your Lifestyle On A Diet?

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Is it time to put your lifestyle on a diet? - The Urban Ecolife

We have a modern obsession with dieting. From Jenny Craig, to Weight Watchers, Lean Cuisine, Diet Shakes, Bikini Boot Camps and Detox Teas.

 

It’s a $580 BILLION industry. 

 

There’s no denying that DIETING SELLS.

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Permaculture Biofilter Duck Pond (Update) One Year Later

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Biofilter Duck Pond (Update) One Year Later - The Urban Ecolife

This is one post I am so excited to share with you! If you remember, last year I had the privilege of helping one of my dear friends and her husband build a Biofilter Duck Pond. You can read more about those adventures in building the Biofilter Duck Pond in this blog post. It was a big learning experience for all of us and one I was thrilled to be part of. I recently had the pleasure of visiting them a whole year later and gees, was I in for a surprise! 

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My Latest Love List For The Month Of May

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My Latest Love List For the Month of May - The Urban Ecolife

It was about high time I shared with you a few things that I have fallen in love with of late. So I thought I’d bundle them all up into a love list. I enjoy reading these sort of posts from other bloggers because let’s face it, who doesn’t like to snoop into what other people are really digging, doing and totally gushing over? In a non-creepy way of course.

 

Considering we are nearing the end of May, (wait – WHAT?! We’re already there?!), it’s a perfect way to round out what has been another glorious month on planet earth.

 

Without further a-do, I present to you, my latest love list for the month of May 🙂

 

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3 Ingredient Coffee Banana Smoothie (Paleo, Dairy-Free, Vegan)

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3 Ingredient Coffee Banana Smoothie (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan) - The Urban Ecolife

There’s no denying. I like coffee.  A lot. Guilty as charged. So much so, when I travelled through Central America last year, I made every attempt to learn everything I could about what goes into coffee production, how it affects the local communities who grow the coffee beans and what’s the most sustainable way to go about sourcing it. From a coffee-drinker’s point of view, making these decisions requires a fair amount of research. It’s not just about wiping away the drippings of guilt when you indulge in your daily latte. It’s about making the best choices possible for you, local communities and the environment.

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Are Our Modern Lifestyles Making Us Sick?

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Are our modern lifestyles making us sick (a case for why it's not what you think) - The Urban Ecolife

This as a disclosure that I’m not a doctor and you should always consult a doctor for personal medical advice. I wanted to make that clear first as I am going to proceed talking about health and yes, it’s a touchy subject. But I’m only sharing my personal experience and a different perspective in hope of giving you some hope.

 

I have my own opinions about how our busy, stressful, highly-processed and carbon-intensive modern lifestyles are not only causing serious environmental problems, but are also wrecking havoc on our personal health and wellbeing. That’s no secret. Why do you think I write about everything that I do?

 

Some time ago, I reached out to you with the question about one thing you’re struggling with right now and an overwhelming number of you responded with personal health issues. 

 

This doesn’t surprise me. 

 

Many of you probably stumbled upon my blog having caught sight of the odd recipe or two that favors real, whole ingredients, only to discover what I write about goes so much deeper. I believe that we are creatures of nature and we aren’t separate from the systems of nature. What we see happening around us; the food crisis, environmental damage on an epic scale, climate change and an overabundance of greenhouse gas emissions is a reflection of a serious imbalance occurring in our own lives.

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Are You Ignoring The Benefits of Solar Energy? (and What To Consider Before You Get A Solar Installation)

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Are You Ignoring The Benefits of Solar Energy? (and What To Consider Before You Get A Solar Installation) - The Urban Ecolife

Australia is officially the worst-performing industrial country in the world on climate change policy and action. One word. Ouch!

It’s embarrassing. As an Aussie, I’m ashamed that this is how we are presenting to the world stage. Sun-loving beach bums aside, I believe we need to get a few things straightened… for our own sake more than anyone else’s.

 

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9 Common Leafy Greens You Didn’t Know You Could Eat

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9 Common Leafy Greens You Didn't Know You Could Eat from The Urban Ecolife

One thing that really bugs me these days (and yer, this may make you think I have no life but I’ll let that one slip), is when I walk by groceries stores and see all the vegetables with their leaves or tops chopped off. Dude, are you trying to rip me off! From this experience, my love for the farmers’ market only deepens where more often than not, they give you the WHOLE plant. Stepping it up a notch and better yet, growing my own where I decide the what and the how.

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

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

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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