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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12 Paleo Recipe Blogs To Drool Over

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12 Paleo Recipe Blogs To Drool Over - The Urban Ecolife

Since my current ‘circumstances’ that have something to do with gypsy-like global gallivanting often finds me far from the comfort of a kitchen (possibly the only downside of travel… oh, and missing loved ones at home probably ranks up there too), I don’t have a great deal of opportunity to get stuck into my usual weekly routine of real food recipe creation. If you haven’t noticed this, I’ll forgive you. I don’t shy away from the fact that sometimes I feel like I’m living in the shadows of some of the greatest recipe bloggers known to man. Truth of the matter is, my blog isn’t a recipe blog. SHOCK HORROR. It never intended to be though. I just love to freaking make a mess in the kitchen and stuff my face with glorious, healthy, real food. So I share these tasty creations (yes, I am intentionally protecting you from the ones that don’t turn out) with you when I can in hope of inspiring you on your own real, sustainable food journey.


3 Drool Worthy Recipes From The Paleo Foodie

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Putting some recipes to the test from The Paleo Foodie Cookbook!

I admit. I felt like a little girl in a candy store when I received my copy of “The Paleo Foodie.” Arsy (from Rubies & Radishes) is no stranger to cookbook fame and stardom. This is her second leap out of the front gate, following the success of her first best selling cookbook, “The Paleo Slow Cooker.”



Why I Eat the Way I Eat

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Why I Eat the Way I Eat - The Urban Ecolife

“. . . .how and what we eat determines to a great extent the use we make of the world–and what is to become of it. To eat with a fuller consciousness of all that is at stake might sound like a burden, but in practice few things in life afford quite as much satisfaction.”
― Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma)


It’s rather amusing to observe both online and offline how heated, personal and controversial such a simple topic like food is. What starts out as a conversation about whether you like your eggs scrambled, fried or poached can quickly escalate to the heated debate over the state of the industry and factory farming, grain-fed versus pasture-raised and the unequivocal right of the chicken to a free life. As I’m sure you’ve experienced, food has the ability to cause entire rifts throughout communities, friendship circles and other organised bodies of people. For something so seemingly innocent, food is possibly one of THE hottest topics you can exchange opinions about in conversation with someone, maybe only trailing behind politics, religion, Miley Cyrus’ tongue and what Miranda Kerr eats for breakfast.


My Natural Skincare Routine using 2 Simple ‘Products’ (Video)

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My Natural Skincare Routine using 2 simple products - The Urban Ecolife

Guys, I’m freaking out! You want to know why? 

*Drum Roll*

I created (and posted to the wide world interwebs) my very first YouTube video EVER.



You won’t ever want to slurp ‘instant soup’ again after you read this…

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There really isn't anything appetizing when you look at the ingredients on instant soup packets. Learn more about it here...

Have you ever really stopped to read the ingredient list on a packet of instant soup?

I use to live off this stuff. It was a low-calorie, cheap and instant lunch option that involved no work on my behalf except for boiling the water. Even then, that was the kettle’s job. 


The Best Natural Sleep Remedies (Bonus tips from other Natural Living Bloggers!)

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The Best Natural Sleep Remedies (Bonus Tips from other Natural Living Bloggers) - The Urban Ecolife

Sleep – The Holy Grail of Life.


It can be a bit of a love/hate relationship at times.

It can feel soooo good when you get it, but soooo horrid when you can’t.


Simple and Natural Skin Care for Flawless Skin

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When I made the leap to ditch the commercial beauty products in my daily beauty regime, I was amazed at how much simpler my life became. No more trips to Priceline to empty my purse in stocking up on a baskets full of moisturizers, serums and cat piss potions. No more need for pimple busting, zit exploding, acne vanishing empty promises. No more hours poured over the bathroom basin and mirror, excruciatingly washing away my flaws and insecurities.


Quite simply. I felt FREE.