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Christian Fundamentalists

Christian Fundamentalists

Photo courtesy of Brett Jordan   I was raised as a Christian and consider myself a Christian because I am a firm believer and try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and his message of love, forgiveness and compassion. So imagine my surprise when I get this email about the upcoming Australian federal election...

Ramblings of an Eco Warrior Princess: Part II

Ramblings of an Eco Warrior Princess: Part II

Photo by Alex Barth So where did I leave off? Oh yes, how each of us individuals can make a difference.. (this is a two part series and you can find the first part of Ramblings of an Eco Warrior Princess here. Well first off we have to stop hiding behind our fear, ignorance and...

Ramblings of an Eco Warrior Princess

Ramblings of an Eco Warrior Princess

Lately I’ve been feeling pretty sorry for Planet Earth. All of our ‘human progress’ has created a chain of events that has really changed the balance of nature and has Mother Nature pretty damned angry. I watched Hurricane Katrina decimate New Orleans. I watched the tsunami kill thousands and thousands in South East Asia. I’ve...

Spreading Random Acts of Kindness

Spreading Random Acts of Kindness

My fiancé Ben and I were sitting up talking about a great blog post I had read about “Paying it forward – Random Acts of Kindness” (thank you very much Jane for your inspirational message) We were trying to remember if there were ever a time a complete stranger had helped in some way or...

Are You Feeding Your Brain With Rubbish?

Are You Feeding Your Brain With Rubbish?

If you pause a moment and really listen, you’ll hear people talk trivia all day long. “Anyone see what happened on Neighbours last night?” “Hey guess who {insert movie star here} is going out with now?” And if you follow popular media, you’ll notice so much of it is focussed  on “news” such as the...

‘Reality’ TV, give me a break

‘Reality’ TV, give me a break

Photo by o5com Surely I’m not the only one who thinks there is a little irony with people who claim they are watching what they eat only to watch them ordering a diet coke. So if you can see the irony in that, than you must agree with me when I say there is an...

Less Concrete, More Greenery: The Tree Change

Less Concrete, More Greenery: The Tree Change

I’m a little ambivalent about moving to the country side. And when I mean country side I don’t mean picturesque towns like the ones in the English countryside with luscious green meadows and beautiful white fencing with ponds containing ducks and other such animals. I’m talking about a remote town in central Queensland which looks...

Vintage Lover

Vintage Lover

Isn’t it annoying when a friend is wearing something you like and you’re dying to know where they bought it from and when you ask them, their reply is “it’s vintage” or “I got it from an op-shop.” I sometimes think, sure sure, you just don’t want me to go out and get the exact...

Shopping Addiction: Do You Have It?

Shopping Addiction: Do You Have It?

Picture courtesy of Ethan Bloch Have you ever known someone who persistently discussed their shopping habits; what they bought, where they purchased it and how much it cost? Did you ever watch this person glow and grin as though they’ve just uncovered the secret to everlasting happiness only to find them back to their normal ‘depressing’...