We’re almost to the end of May so it’s time to share the links that have caught my eye this month. I love collecting links across the month that I find interesting, challenging, thought provoking or helpful and sharing my favourites with you!
So these are the links that interested me in May (and yes, there’s a little bit of a theme to some of them!)…
I’ve become a little obsessed with reducing my waste and reducing the amount of chemicals and toxins in my home. If you’ve seen the War On Waste this month on ABC then you are probably looking at how to reduce your waste but might not know where to start. If that sounds like you, check out Your Game Plan to Reduce Waste on Biome Eco Store‘s blog. It’s a great starter guide for ways to swap out certain products for their zero-waste equivalent.
Speaking of War On Waste, their website has links to lots of great articles on reducing waste in specific areas such as fast fashion, takeaway coffee and reducing food waste and household rubbish. I highly recommend checking it out if you’re interested in reading more about this issue.
If you’re like me and love sweet potato chips/fries you’ll know that they are delicious but can be a but hit and miss when you’re baking them to not end up with burnt or soggy chips. Enter this recipe for the perfect sweet potato fries without frying. This method promises perfectly crispy sweet potato fries every time, I can’t wait to try it out.
I’m working on incorporating mindfulness and slow living into more areas of my life and I loved this post on Mindful Shopping, complete with fancy flow chart. It’s a good way to step back and really assess the way you spend your money on clothes. It’s an opportunity to consider mindful spending and adding back some conscious consumer behaviours to our shopping habits, something I definitely need to do more of.
This article, When you picture someone with a mental illness, picture me in a nice tailored suit, by Osher Gunsberg is going a long way to normalise mental illness and change perceptions. I’m so thankful that there are people out there like Osher who are thought of as having their stuff together and living a great life that are speaking up about the realities of mental illness and breaking down the stigma that exists around depression.
I loved these tips for 4 way to deep-cleanse your day-to-day. These are 4 simple but powerful things you can do to declutter and reset your daily life (and I love the idea of the ‘irritation list’).
Looking for a new book to read? Look no further than the annual Modern Mrs Darcy Summer Reading Guide. Even though it is clearly not summer here, it is a great season for books (and nothing beats curling up on the couch under a blanket with a good book!!). Anne lines up the 30 best new releases so you can pick from the creme de la creme, I’ve already got my eye on at least half a dozen of these picks, how will I find the time?!
If you want to be more environmentally conscious, more responsible as a consumer, more thrifty or just want to fix a beloved item of clothing, these tips on how to mend your own clothes will help you out. I feel like mending is a bit of a lost art now and something I definitely want to start doing more of. I think I need some practice though!!
And for something a little different, this article on why Foucault’s work on power is more important than ever caught my eye this month. I studied philosophers and schools of thought when I did historiography at uni and Michel Foucault was the one who captivated my attention the most. I found his work so complex, so thought provoking and something I could easily get lost in. I can’t go past an article I see on Foucault now, even after all these year. He still captures my imagination like no other philosopher.
I hope you enjoy these links I love as much as I did! What was your favourite?