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Dara Hayes

Here Are Australia’s Hottest Vegan Influencers Right Now!

To celebrate the end of No Meat May, and to encourage you to keep your vegan lifestyle going, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to share the hottest vegan influencers in Australia. They range from foodies and fashionistas to activists and athletes! Living a healthy vegan lifestyle is easier than you believe it to […]

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New To Veganism? Here are 6 Tips For Transitioning Into A Vegan Lifestyle

With more and more people starting to transition into a vegan lifestyle, it can be easily said that veganism has become a trend; a fad if you will. But living a vegan lifestyle is much more than a social media trend where you take photos at cute cafes and post them on Instagram. It’s just […]

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Simple Swaps You Can Make Towards Living A Plant-Based Life

Wondering how you can tweak your daily life to become more plant-based? Yes? Me too! Aside from saving the suffering of the animals and minimising the effect meat and dairy production has on our planet, it’s a major bonus for our day-to-day general health and wellbeing. The secret is working out some simple plant based […]

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Are Vegan Dating Agencies The Next Big Thing?

Love is in the air, everywhere you look around. But if you’re vegan, dating can be a tad tricky because much of dating revolves around food. And with that, all too often, comes having to explain why, when and how. Sitting opposite one another at a dinner table and staring into each other’s eyes is […]

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Sydney Vegan Market Welcomes You Into The Future

Sydney Vegan Market is like vegan heaven on Earth, and this month’s market was the perfect way to start off the new decade; vegan style! Run and curated by Vegan NSW, the Sydney Vegan Market features everything from fresh food and homewares to coffee and fashion. With all things plant based, cruelty-free and vegan, you […]

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5 Easy Tips To Help You Build An Indoor Plant Collection

OK, so I don’t know about anyone else, but my place looks like a jungle right now with all of the indoor and outdoor plants I’ve acquired. Over the past few years, house plants have become a huge trend. This is pretty cool because it means more and more people are using their green thumbs. […]

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You Need To Put Los Angeles On Your Bucket List In 2020. Here’s Why

Los Angeles is known for many things – the home of Hollywood and celebrities, a laid back lifestyle with easy access to Venice Beach and Santa Monica, the Hollywood walk of fame – we can now add a vegan epicentre to the growing list of accolades. When booking our tickets to attend the second Vegan […]

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The Mayfair Hotel Has Increased Its Plant-Based Dishes!

Finding a somewhere a little bit ‘special’ for dinner that pleases both vegans and carnivores is not without its challenges. But we found it! On the downside it’s in Los Angeles, but seriously, it’s worth the trip. The recently refurbished Mayfair hotel in DTLA has increased its vegetarian and vegan options due to popular demand. […]

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Vegan, Vegetarian or Just Curious? Sydney Vegan Tours Are A Must

Food is one of the most important things in both mine and my family’s life, and it has always been so important for me to eat sustainably and healthily. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or just curious to see what Sydney has to offer, the Sydney Vegan Tours is the tour to do. Their Glebe […]

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Vegan Christmas Gift Guide

Your No Sweat Vegan Christmas Gift Guide

OK, it’s December so we can officially start talking about Christmas. If you’re looking for some inspiration, we’ve curated this list of cruelty-free gift ideas for the ones you love. Or perhaps you just got their name in a Kris Kringle. Whatever, the best part about these presents is you don’t even have to be […]

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Vegan, Organic, Biodynamic… What Does It All Mean When It Comes To Wine?

Ten years ago, it was a little voice in the wilderness. Today it’s a roar. Organic and biodynamically produced chardonnays and cabernets are the fastest growing wine market across the world, fuelled by claims that they are better for your health and better for the planet. In a report released late last year, wine and […]

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11 Reasons Going Vegan Will Save The Planet

Top Environmental Benefits For Going Vegan Can choosing plants over animal products really decrease your environmental footprint? Some scientists argue that eliminating meat from your diet is the single greatest thing you can do to help the earth. We’ll go over the top 11 ecological impacts of animal agriculture and how switching to eating plants […]

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Can You Have A Big Fat Vegan Wedding?

Your wedding day is supposed to be right up there among the best days of your life so what if you want to do the whole thing on a vegan ticket? Organising a wedding can be pretty stressful so add another set of must-haves into the mix and it might just push you over the […]

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Tesla Joins Luxury Car Market With Fully Vegan Interiors

Eight out of 10 vegans prefer electric cars. Well, that’s not actually a stat, more of a guess. Isn’t it a no-brainer though, that people who care about the planet should be more inclined to ditch the gas guzzler and get around in a clean green vehicle? Of course unlike other Western countries, the Aussie […]

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Vegan Hotel Opens For Business In Scotland

The world’s (arguably) first vegan hotel has opened in Scotland. Saorsa 1875 flung wide its doors last month in Pitlochry, a Highlands village that’s a popular stop for travellers on their way to the famous Loch Ness. The 11-room boutique hotel caters to eco-conscious vegans (or those interested in in being so). “The vegan philosophy […]

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How To Fly The Vegan Flag (Literally)

Looking for something to jazz up your street frontage? The vegan flag was officially adopted by the international vegan community in June two years ago. You may have come across it before but if not, here’s a little recent history lesson. The vegan flag is what’s known as a civil flag, one that is flown […]

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9 Countries Offering Vegan-Friendly Retreats

If you’re an adventurous foodie, a vegan, or gradually transitioning that way, here are nine vegan-friendly retreats on the platter for you: 1. Mexico Straying away from an image of serving only beef tacos or chicken empanadas in the name of Protein dishes, Mexico has joined the group of vegan-friendly retreats. Whether you choose to […]

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Hold the Phone! We’ve Just Found A Vegan Meal Delivery Service That Ticks All The Boxes

As anyone who knows me can tell you, I am not a cook by any means. If given the choice, ordering food always wins out over the palaver of going to the shops for groceries, deciphering a recipe, then having to wait for the food to cook. But, as we all know, ordering food can […]

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Planning A Holiday? Here Are Our Top Destinations For Vegan Travellers

If you were wondering where to go on your next international adventure, wonder no more! We’ve got you covered with our favourite destinations for vegan travellers, where you’ll be guaranteed to find delicious and plentiful plant-based eats. 1. Bristol, UK Bristol tops the list, being recently crowned the ‘vegan capital of the world’ after a […]

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We’ve Tracked Down The Best Vegan Fashion Tours Around The Globe

Type ‘vegan tour’ into Google and you’re rewarded with options to experience the vegan cuisine of countless cities across the globe. Add the word ‘fashion’ into the mix and… not so productive. But there is light at the end of the stylish tunnel. What do you mean? In London, named last year as the world’s […]

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The Only Vegan Easter Eggs You’ll Want This Easter

What’s Easter without chocolate? Not Easter! We’ve found the most delicious vegan Easter eggs to share. Let’s face it, what’s not to love about a long weekend and “no-excuse needed” to start and end your day eating chocolate? If you feel the same way, it turns out you’re alone. Australians are reportedly the number one […]

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Are You Vegan Because You Mean it, Or Just Because It’s Trendy?

There’s no getting around the fact that ‘vegan’ is suddenly a buzzword. Those who live a vegan lifestyle are growing in numbers faster than we can count. Anecdotal evidence is backed by market research firm Euromonitor International, which named Australia was the third fastest growing vegan market in the world (after the United Arab Emirates […]

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Is Bodhi The Best Vegan Buddhist-Based Restaurant in Australia? Yes. Yes, it is.

I’ve been destroying dumplings during lunchtime yum cha sessions at Sydney CBD vegan restaurant Bodhi for well over 15 years now. I’ve never been disappointed, but it was only recently that I realised this beautiful al-fresco style dining room offers heavenly a la carte options once the clock ticks 5pm. I say heavenly because well, […]

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Love Is In The Air. Can You Feel It?

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, why not let that special someone know exactly how you feel about them? Short on ideas? This lush list of vegan, cruelty free, sustainable gifts will be sure to spice things up! FOR HER Personalised Heart Travel Jewellery Case, $52. Pack your present in this gorgeous heart travel […]

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Veganism vs. Ethics – Where Do We Draw The Line?

For many vegans, this might seem like a fairly obvious statement. The definition of veganism, wherever you may find it, is pretty clear-cut: one who avoids animal cruelty in all aspects of their life. Easy, right? Well, yes and no. On an immediate level, it’s a walk in the park; we don’t eat meat or […]

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With Alibi, We’ve Found The Perfect Plant-Based Date Night Restaurant

Straight out of the gate, I’m going to say I wasn’t on a date when I smashed every vegan morsel at upmarket Sydney plant-based restaurant, Alibi, but I was there with a great male friend (no pity please – I’m consciously single). Anyhoo, my brother-from-another-mother and I both commented on just how amazing a place […]

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Longrain Has A Vegan Menu & We Never Want To Eat Anything Else, Ever Again

Sydney iconic restaurant, Longrain, recently released its sensational vegan banquet menu and boy, oh boy is it amazing! Since its launch 20 years ago, the culinary institution has been a place where lovers of fine South East Asian food and desperately delicious cocktails can convene, knowing they will never be let down in terms of […]

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Vegan Australia Day, Yes, It’s A Thing

January 26, AKA Australia Day, with its traditional meaty BBQs and creamy desserts, can be a nightmare for the increasing number of Aussie Vegans. To help navigate this minefield, Australia’s leading health retailer Healthy Life, has compiled some tips to help vegans enjoy the controversial national holiday in their own way. “With millions of vegans now […]

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There’s A Super Blood Wolf Full Moon Rising & You’re Going To Love What It Brings To Your Life

Listen up! There’s a rare celestial event happening later this month called a ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ and if you’re planning on taking up extra studies this year then go for it with gusto! According to a leading spiritual adviser, Rose Smith, who heads up www.absolutesoulsecrets.com the Super Blood Moon is all over your intention and […]

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Olympic Gold Medalist Stephanie Rice On Living A Kinder, Happier, Healthier Vegan Lifestyle

Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Rice bursts with vitality and energy when she speaks to you. However, six years ago after retiring from swimming, Stephanie fell into a slump and struggled to get out of bed. “I felt a bit lost after I retired because I had been so used to training for seven hours a […]

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On The Vegan Trail – Byron Bay

When you think of Byron Bay, a vegan lifestyle might be the first thing that comes to mind, right? A plant-based mecca brimming with yoga studios and meditation gurus? It wasn’t always this way … Yep, Byron Bay was originally a fishing town, in fact a top whaling destination and was home to a large […]

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Vegan Gifts That Keep On Giving

Left your run for Christmas presents a bit late? Or perhaps you’re just “not feeling it” this year. Or the thought of spending money on a whole lot of money on gifts seems simply wasteful and that is just not where you’re at. We can relate. If you can too, but you’re still feeling the […]

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5 Vegan Wines To Enjoy This Festive Season 

Here’s a little something you may or may not have known: Not all wines are vegan or even vegan-friendly. True story! And as we are pretty much in the thick of the festive season, we thought we’d quickly cover which wines you can safely swill, knowing there’s been no animal cruelty involved. What’s the difference? […]

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A Very Vegan Christmas Gift Guide

What did one vegan buy the other for Christmas? Several of the truly amazing cruelty-free gifts on this list, that’s what! Happy Shopping! FOR HER Whether it’s Mum, your sister, your BFF or your vegan boss, slip something from this list in her stocking and she’ll love you forever! Inika Ultimate Glow Gift Set, $129 […]

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6 Cruelty-Free Travel Wallets To Take On Your Next Trip

Rummaging through your tote for your passport is no fun. Before you book your uber to the airport, be sure to buy a quality cruelty-free travel wallet, like one of the stash we’ve selected here. They’ll house your passport, all important travel documents, as well as frequent flyer cards and anything else you need before […]

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Why We Love Sebastian Says

For the love of Dog, your furry best friend truly deserves the chicest collar a canine could possibly wear. Why-oh-why then, are some of the most stylish collars made in leather, you ask. It’s an endless source of frustration for us, too. Well, it was, but then we happened across Sebastian Says. Made from pineapple […]

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Put These Vegan-Friendly Countries On Your Bucket List!

Travelling as a vegan shouldn’t be difficult. There’s an array of nations that are actually super vegan-friendly. For many it’s ingrained in their culture. For others, it’s something that is not only catching on, but spreading fast. Here are our top five picks for a Vegan-friendly vacay. INDIA More than 500 million people (nearly half […]

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6 Vegan Candles That Will Light Up Your Life

… according to beauty and lifestyle writer, Shonagh Walker I’ve been a beauty and lifestyle writer for longer than I care to admit. So long in fact, that you’d think I’d be bored of seeing all the new products that are launched literally on a daily basis. Sometimes I am … but never, ever, ever […]

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The Best Foods To Eat Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Ever wondered if your zodiac sign might gravitate to certain foods? Here, astrologer Maren Altman explains why and offers some delicious recipe ideas. In astrology, each zodiac sign corresponds to an element. The four elements are Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, and three signs are assigned to each: Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius Earth: Taurus, Virgo, […]

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Eating A Plant-Based Diet Is Not The Same Thing As Adopting A Vegan Lifestyle. Here’s The Difference.

Dieting has been ingrained in our culture for centuries. Countless different types of diets have been popular over the years including the Atkins Diet, Ketogenic Diet, Zone Diet, Paleo Diet… the list goes on and on. What these and all “diets” have in common is that although they can lead to quick results, they ultimately […]

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Planning Your Next Holiday? With These Vegan Travel Tours, Your Only Worry Is What To Pack

Navigating a vacation as a vegan traveller can sometimes be painful. While plenty of countries lean naturally towards a vegan diet (we’re looking at you, Asia), others are far more meat-based. However, the tides seem to be turning, with all four corners of the globe offering plenty for the vegan vacationer to take a bite […]

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Dreaming Of Starting An Animal Sanctuary?

International Model, Emily Bodhi, Opens The Doors To Her Byron Bay Animal Sanctuary Dreaming of starting an animal sanctuary? International model Emily Bodhi did exactly that, giving up a glamorous life in Dubai to open a rescue haven in the Byron Shire of NSW, Australia. Here’s her story: I grew up in a small town […]

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Got a spare $15? You Could Own This Seaside Vegan Café!

Ever dreamt of owning your own hugely successful seaside vegan café in one of Australia’s most pristine and serene tourist spots? Now you have the chance to, for just $15! Yep, Laura and Matt McNamara, owners of Island Whole Foods at Phillip Island, Victoria, are raffling off their enormously profitable seaside cafe to travel through Australia […]

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Five Ways We Can Eat for Sustainability

In honour of 2018’s Meat Free Week (September 24-30) We asked leading naturopath and blogger, Gemma Davis, co-author of The Compassionate Kitchen, for her top tips on eating sustainably. Reduce Meat Consumption – or even better – go completely plant-based Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions – more than the […]

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Goal Setting 101 – You don’t need willpower!

Thirty day challenges are all the rage in November, particularly in Australia. The weather is warming up and party season is about to hit… perhaps making it the last chance we have this year to finally achieve those new years goals. You know, the same goals we made last year. And the year before. Why […]

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Why We Love Elixiba

Heading to Byron Bay? Make sure you stop by this plant-based restaurant and alchemy bar. What’s that, you say? What is an alchemy bar? We are so glad you asked. It’s a high-vibrational environment that allows you to step outside of your everyday life and walk right into your bliss. Still confused? OK, let’s make […]

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The Many Faces Of Veganism

Vegan ˈviːɡ(ə)n/ n. a person who does not eat or use animal products. adj. using or containing no animal products. The definition of veganism is pretty clear and concise, not too many grey areas lurking amongst a nuanced description that is numerously interpretable. Society, however, has different ideas about what constitutes our lifestyle of choice. […]

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Why We Love Vinomofo

We have a bit of crush on Vinomofo – a fantastic website run by people who are seriously excited about wine and making the experience of buying it easy and fun. Only selling wines they love and drink themselves, their advice is simple, honest and without all the salesy hype. But best of all, they have a […]

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Finding The Change To Vegan Hard? Hang In There – It Gets Easier

Perception is a funny thing. Every change seems hard, before we do it. And every change seems easy, after the fact. Just like when we become vegan. Before I became vegan, I remember thinking that it was impossible. Only when I actually took the plunge, did I realise just how simple veganism was. At first, […]

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Adding Up The Cost Of Healthy Eating? Make Sure Nutritional Value Is Part Of The Equation

Hey Healthy, Sexy, Vegans! Is it possible to eat healthy on a budget, or are healthy foods just too expensive? Well, the cost of eating healthy really depends on how we measure it. Typically we’ll think in terms of calories—and we want them cheap. (How many calories can I get for my dollar?) By this […]

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Ella Magers (AKA Sexy Fit Vegan) Shares Her Thoughts On Vegan ‘Junk Food’

Dieting has been ingrained in our culture for centuries. Countless different types of diets have been popular over the years including the Atkins Diet, Ketogenic Diet, Zone Diet, Paleo Diet… the list goes on and on. What these and all “diets” have in common is that although they can lead to quick results, they ultimately […]

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Reducing Protein Can Help You Lose Weight & Live Longer

Hey Beauties! Multiple studies have shown that restricting calories can have a positive impact on lifespan and overall health. Yet, most of us find it pretty tough to actually do it. In the well-known “Minnesota Starvation Study,” volunteers experienced obsession with food, constant hunger, psychological and emotional challenges, and bingeing. It should give us cause […]

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Here’s How To Avoid Activism Burnout. Yep, It Happens To The Best Of Us

Activism is stressful. Whether it’s attending protest rallies, rescuing abandoned animals, or capturing footage of terrified animals as they are dragged to their execution. Of course, some forms of activism are relatively benign, while others are more traumatic. With activism, comes the potential for our own distress. Post-traumatic stress, to be precise. In some people, […]

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The 7 Conversations You’ve Definitely Had Since Going Vegan

No matter what your reasons for being vegan, there’s never a bad one. Whether it’s your love of animals, your concern for the environment, or your health (or all three), each and every reason is 100 percent valid and we think it should be celebrated. But, not everyone thinks like us, do they? There is […]

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Too Busy To Hear Your Inner Voice? Try These Two Techniques

Ever had a gut feeling about a person, place or situation…… So often we have a gut feeling about something, ignore it and regret it later. How is it possible to turn up the volume on our intuitive awareness? We’ve all had a gut feeling to do something, go somewhere, say something and haven’t followed […]

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Want To Talk to Animals? Turns Out Telepathic Communication Is Key

Humans think that the mark of all intelligent life is uttered or written speech.   What if it wasn’t? What if there was a greater and more natural way to communicate?  A way that all beings shared whether on two legs or four? There is a deeper, more profound truth in the unspoken space behind […]

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Suffering From Vegan FOMO? It Won’t Last Forever (We Promise!)

I’m not going to lie, my vegan transition experience has be one of letting go of past traditions, values, and beliefs. You could even say I went through a grieving process for some of these things. Yes, things have changed. How I eat, what I choose to buy and decisions that I make are different […]

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While It Sometimes Feels Like Everyone Hates Vegans, Don’t Despair…

Vegans are hungry. They’re hungry for the things that aren’t easily found in today’s world. Justice. Equality. Compassion. Peace. Why does everybody hate vegans? Because they remind us of what’s possible. Vegans have the ultimate motivation, inspiration, and willpower. They have the fortitude to stick to their convictions, no matter how much mockery, ridicule, humiliation, […]

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Faux Fur At Home Is Big This Winter & We Couldn’t Be Happier

Ready for a Netflix binge? Snuggle up under one of these divine faux fur throws with a glass of vegan wine. Whether it’s faux fox, faux leopard, or faux deer, you’ll sleep easy knowing no animal was harmed for your viewing or napping pleasure! 1. Evoking images of log cabins atop a snowy mountain, this […]

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Why We Love: Miss Glass Home

Few things bring a warm, fuzzy, comforted feeling quite like the scent of freshly laundered clothing or linen. Even better when you can add some vegan luxury to the tub! With this in mind, allow us to introduce you to Miss Glass Home Tangent Garment Care. Created by uber-chic Melburnian, Siobhan Glass, these liquids will […]

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There’s Lots Of Talk About Conscious Living. Here’s Why It Matters

It took me 26 years before I sat down and put some thought into what I valued most in life. That’s a pretty long time to be living with no real understanding of what fulfilled me. Looking back I can see myself as a bit of a floater in my early 20’s. I’d breeze in […]

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The beautiful Thing That Happens When You Stop Fighting Change

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”  – Alan Watts Impermanence. It’s one of the cornerstones in the teaching of Buddhism and something, in some way, that we all know we can’t avoid. Yet why do we spend so much time […]

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Discover How Purposeful Eating With Ayurveda Can Lead To Self Empowerment

What You Eat: You are what you eat! We eat food primarily to survive of course. Food provides our bodies and minds with vital energy to maintain health and wellbeing. However, depending on our eating habits, we can either be making a mess or a positive contribution to our own health and that of our […]

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6 Reasons You’re Struggling To Stay Vegan – They’re More Common Than You Think

Veganism isn’t a switch. It’s a series of choices you make for them to eventually become part of your subconscious. It’s a lifestyle rather than just a habit. So why do people struggle to stay vegan? Well, there’s more than one answer to this question. For some people, it happens instantly, but as we have […]

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The Lion Whisperer, Kevin Richardson, Tells Us About His Unique Calling

Kevin Richardson was interviewed by Australian author Veronica Farmer prior to coming out to Australia for his recent Speaker Tour. I was born on the 8th October 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa. I spent my childhood in the suburb of Orange Grove, far from the African bushveld that I now call home. At around the […]

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What Vegan Ninja Warrior, Lisa Parkes, Eats To Crush Her Workouts

After a bit of food and fitness inspo? Meet Lisa Parkes, Australian Ninja Warrior. We grilled her on how she gets her RDI of essential nutrients and how she fuels that incredible athletic prowess. How hard is it being a Ninja Warrior on a vegan diet vegan? “Not as hard as you’d think. I’m fueled […]

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Plant Based Eating & Top Level Martial Arts – Yep, It’s A Thing!

I always thought I ate well and lived a healthy lifestyle. It wasn’t until I moved to Byron Bay in 2015 that I really began to understand the impact my daily decisions and food choices were having on myself, the earth and all its inhabitants. Byron Bay is synonymous with healthy living and wellbeing. It’s […]

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What Happens When The Son of A Cattle Farmer Marries A Vegan?

I warned my wife when we first met that although she does not drink, smoke, party or eat meat, I have always been infamous for all of those things. I am a boy from the bush, the son of a stud cattle farmer. My beautiful wife launched and grew a global charity called Meat Free […]

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6 Top Tips for Transitioning To A Vegan Lifestyle

Are you considering moving in the direction of a plant-based diet but feel overwhelmed at the thought of it? These vegan lifestyle tips will help make the transition easier. The process of ditching old habits as you develop new ones takes work and can feel daunting. If you embark on the journey with the right […]

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