Author: Sabine Gedeon

For this is my blood, and the reusable cup that holds it – how I switched and ditched disposable pads

As I am slowly transitioning into the zero waste lifestyle, one of my priorities is to tackle the monthly perks of being a woman (insert sarcastic voice here). Let’s be honest, if we think about all the products we as women use in general, we can’t be too proud about the carbon footprint we’re leaving ; Pads, tampons, waxing kit, bleach kit, shaving cream, makeup products, face and body creams, hair products, deodorant, nail polish, nail polish remover, cotton balls – you name it. Now, ever since I started practicing minimalism, I’ve already given up on nail polish and...

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The big comfy couch – why it’s important to get out of your comfort zone

You don’t have to bungee jump or let yourself fall off a plane in the middle of nowhere to feel like you’ve accomplished something beyond your limits. For some people, this equals a considerable feeling of accomplishment but not all human beings are the same. For the longest time I felt like I HAD to do at least one of these high adrenaline activities to feel like i’ve check- marked something extraordinary, something I could later on refer to on my lifetime to-do list and be proud of. Truth is, this was someone else’s list, not mine. If I...

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6 easy avoidable purchases for the eco-fashion beginner

Making changes in one’s life is rarely an easy operation and is often a long process involving multiple relapses along the road. Habits take time to modify and with temptation all around – Gosh you must be really willing not to eat that piece of cake. If I was to visualize it, it would definitely not be a straight line but more like a heartbeat portrayed on an electrocardiograph; you start by well behaving until your reach a peak and then you get bumps on the road that bring you back to square one. The long-term objective is to...

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A day at the Montreal Botanical Garden

I’ve always dreamed of traveling to Japan to witness the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees blooming until I found out that I needn’t go this far to live a similar experience. I had recently learned that the Montreal Botanical Garden was filled with Magnolia and Crabapple trees that offer just about the same impression and I had to go before the blooming season was over. I thought it was perfect for a little photoshoot so I grabbed a camera and my boyfriend and spent the Saturday beneath the trees. The smell was so invigorating I wished I could build a little...

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The true cost of a garment – something that will make you go bananas

Oh, spring time! the snow is melting and the flowers are blooming. Spring is the season of rebirth, of nature getting a fresh new and colorful wardrobe of greens. We humans are not that different. In fact, for most people spring is a synonym of clean up and shopping for new clothes. I was once shopping with a friend downtown and while we were in a store she said something that struck me: “OMG, this top is on sale for 10$, I guess it’s not selling and they won’t be making any profit out of it”. Now her statement...

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