How did I become addicted to plastic?

How did I become addicted to plastic?

There was a time, when I lived in my first apartment, where I could fit everything I owned into the back of a pick-up truck. Consequently, the amount of garbage I created in a week, would not fill a full-sized

There is freedom in diversity

There is freedom in diversity

Back in 2002, Wade Davis gave these comments in an interview where the question was asked, “why does diversity matter, if nature and society are changing all the time anyway”? Just as there is a biological web of life, there

The true cost of water?

The true cost of water?

As we left behind the water crisis in Cape Town, it was with a sigh of relief. Phew. We have done our time conserving water, getting down to our allotted 50L per person per day. Which is not much water.

Teach women, invest in a community

Teach women, invest in a community

I’m not sure how it came to be, that I learned how to sew. Did I pester my Mom to teach me? What did I think I was going to make on her old Kenmore? I remember she explained it

Where can you live in the sky with a canopy of trees?

Where can you live in the sky with a canopy of trees?

The 2 ideas do not seem possible to coexist. Skyscrapers are built on a patch of land devoid of trees. These structures tower over the land at ever dizzying heights where no species of tree is able to reach. Not

Teenagers are teachers, if we listen instead of lecture

Teenagers are teachers, if we listen instead of lecture

“Coming home with straight A’s is fine, I’ll accept that, but what I’d rather have you do is come home and tell me something amazing that you learned in the spirit of doing something good for someone else, come home

Largest annual mass human migration in the world

Largest annual mass human migration in the world

And we think travelling for Christmas is a big deal! No, we have nothing on the global numbers who will reunite with friends and family on Chinese New Year.  It is not surprising that communities all over the world are

Published on Thrive Global, the joy of the first time!

Published on Thrive Global, the joy of the first time!

I have been extremely lucky to experience many firsts in life, as joyful moments. Riding my first geared bike with a sense of freedom to roam anywhere I wanted to go. Meeting my first true love on a warm sunny

It took me a year to find freedom, a love story

It took me a year to find freedom, a love story

You know that feeling you get when you move into a new house and everything around you, the smells, the light, the physical space, are so different to what you are used to? You imagine living in this space as

What would an epic creative retreat look like for you?

What would an epic creative retreat look like for you?

About once a month, my husband and one of my biggest fans, ends up ‘selling’ a spot to my creative retreat. He will tell me, “I found someone who wants to attend today.” Which is great, except the problem is,