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SARAH HEERINGA
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November 9, 2017

What happens at home matters.

Most of us live with more clutter than necessary and the idea of living a more simplified, uncluttered life with less stuff sounds very attractive.

Clearing clutter makes our homes look bigger, reduces mess, makes cleaning easier to achieve and clears both the physical and mental space that enables us to be more creative.

But where to begin? Many begin to feel overwhelmed...

September 28, 2017

Slow travel is not just about dashing from place to place, ticking things off a to-do list. It's about immersing yourself in a destination. It's about savouring the moments – from the simple to the sublime

Friends of mine visited Italy recently with their teenage kids. It was the height of summer and jostling with the huge crowds of sightseers, they all soon felt overwhelmed by the heat and the press o...

September 8, 2017

The idea of a simpler life sounds great – but where to start?

One response to the demands and expectations of modern life is the trend of Slow – a wide-ranging but loosely structured movement that's spread throughout the Western world.

It all started with the Slow Food Movement – which officially kicked off in 1986, when the Italian writer Carlo Petrini joined others on Rome’s historic Scalinata della...

August 31, 2017

In search of tasty everyday meals for families of vegans and others.

Ours is a busy house with lots of coming and going. But most days we try to come together to share the evening meal together.
 

Eating and talking around the table feels like an important part of our family culture. It's how we reconnect with each other and it helps us to process the events of the day.

It's one way we can try to k...

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February 1, 2018

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