Cheap and Cheerful: When Sustainability Means Saving Up.

As 2019 comes to an end and we are about to enter a new decade, I was curious to look back on some more sustainable changes I have made over the past months and what their practical impacts have been. These considerations are also a great opportunity to think of the next steps I could take as obviously, Rome wasn’t built in a day and if you’re going to find a good long-term solution, you want to sit down and do your research properly. Perhaps you have been thinking of creating new eco-friendly habits for yourself. If that’s the case, click away and join the conversation!

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Under Pressure: a Story of Expectations in the Modern World.

Last weekend, I did something completely wild: I turned off my mobile phone for 48 hours. To hell never-ending notifications and the pressure of getting back to people “ASAP” when really there’s nothing urgent about it being your turn to play on the Scrabble app. Pretty crazy for a citizen of a Western country in 2019, eh?

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5 Ways to be Charitable Every Day

Do you wish you could have a bigger impact on the world but often feel overwhelmed? Not enough time. Not enough money. No idea where to begin. It’s easy to focus on the top of the mountain and come to the conclusion that you’re never going to reach it. But the truth is, you can actually easily integrate new habits in your every-day life to play your part in the making of a better, fairer world without rearranging your busy schedule or winning the lottery.

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Rome, Italy

Back in late January, I spent a couple of days in Rome, away from cold and snowy Northern France. It was my first time visiting the Italian capital and while American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne eloquently wrote, “How is it possible to say an unkind or irreverential word of Rome? The city of all time, and of all the world! I will more humbly tell you this: as I left this city, I had only one obsession – settling there and enjoying the “dolce vita” ad vitam eternam! So grab your backpack and passport: I’m taking you on a weekend getaway to Italy!

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The Art of Letting Go.

Why do we hold on to things? Isn’t it more liberating to let go and stick to the bare necessities – with room for just a little extra perhaps? Moving to a new flat and going through a tough time has led me to sit down and ponder on how to lift some weight off my shoulders. Sorting my closets and asking myself the real question: “Do I really need this?” has helped me focus on what matters and allowed myself to move on. And maybe it will help you too.

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