Being a mother is a rush. A rush to get them dressed in the morning. A rush to get your work done before picking them up. A rush to prepare dinner before blood sugar levels plummet into the danger zone. And then, in the midst of the rushing, when you least expect it, your child will say something so sweet, so funny, so brilliantly unexpected that suddenly you stop. Like a game of pass-the-parcel, every child is an ever-unraveling gift to their mother. When the music stops and you are free to receive their gift, you are so…

How much are you willing to suffer for beauty? As cosmetic companies develop increasingly complex chemical formulations in the name of “beauty”, we are also increasingly exposing our precious bodies to toxic ingredients that take suffering to a whole new level. Below is a list of SIX of the nastiest toxins found in everyday beauty products. As Valerie Grandury, the founder of non-toxin cosmetics Odacitè admits, “it can be a bit overwhelming to switch, given the sad fact that there are over 10,000 chemical ingredients used in personal care products! Some of which are known to…

Love takes no prisoners The other day a girl walked past me on the street; she had the most beautiful face and the saddest eyes.  I didn’t know her name or her story but I knew the sadness in her eyes; heartache. That fist in the stomach that wakes you each morning, the aching chest that clasps you late at night. A private pain that no doctor can treat and no one can see. Yet each and every one of us has experienced how physically real it is at some point in our lives. Irrespective of…