Homemade cleaning products that will save you money and toxins

Pierre Van Zylcleaning, eco friendly, Green Living, Home, homemade, inspiration, non toxic cleaning, non-toxic, short cuts, simple, sustainability, wellness

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Say it with me, ready?   2-Butoxyethanol.   Honestly, I’m not sure if I pronounced that right, but hey props to you if you did. And if you did do you know what it is used for? I think the title of this blog post gives it away but it’s cleaning products. It’s what gives…

The Coolest Juice Bars from Around the Globe

Pierre Van Zylcafe, Escape, getaway, Health + Nutrition, inspiration, Juice, juice bars, review, shopping, Travel, vacation, wanderlust, weekend, wellness

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From Hollywood to New York, Amsterdam to London, join the juice craze and sip on the best smoothies and juices that the world has to offer. Plus these juice bars are also totally gorgeous!                                   Raw Chemist, Toronto This…


Pierre Van ZylKC, wellness

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After recovering from the the good kind of pain at the end of November last year, I developed the plain-old kind of pain that is in no way good: an intense, searing pain of a likely cervical radiculopathy that prompted me to go to the ER one fine …

7 easy ways to reduce your weekly grocery budget

Pierre Van ZylGreen Living, inspiration, money, wellness

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If you are anything like me, most of your weekly send goes on purchasing food. And whilst investing in your health with good quality food is worth every cent, it can be easy to rack up some big $$ in doing so. Having a budget is all well in good in theory, but in practice,…

These Weekend Getaways are less than 2 hours from Sydney

Pierre Van Zylaround town, Escape, getaway, healthy, inspiration, nature, retreats, review, sustainability, Travel, vacation, wanderlust, weekend, weekend getaway, wellness, yogi

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I think we can all agree that lounging around on a weekend is the perfect way to recharge after a busy week. And whilst home is usually pretty cosy, the fact that you are still in cell phone coverage means that sometimes the emails and work keeps going. Since few of us have the time…

Mindfulness not your thing? Why not try mindLESSness

Pierre Van Zylhealthy, inspiration, Mind + Productivity, Mindfulness, self discovery, weekend, wellness

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I’m sure that by now you would’ve heard of mindfulness. But if not, basically it is a technique that draws on Buddhist practices that teaches you how to be in the moment. Since most of us these days are stress heads this technique provided a useful way to escape and de-stress. Mostly it involves a…

10 signs you are terrible at relaxing

Pierre Van Zylchilling, funny, inspiration, Mind + Productivity, mindful, Mindfulness, relaxing, wellness, Yoga, yogi

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For a lot of us Type-A personalities out there we struggle to find our off-switch. Personally, some days I feel like my off-switch has bee totally fried. And whilst we can all appreciate the importance of chilling out, sometimes it’s a little harder to achieve than you would think. Relaxing to us is pretty much…

Clean beauty swaps that won’t break the bank

Pierre Van Zylbeauty, Beauty + Skincare, beauty routine, inspiration, natural, natural beauty, natural makeup, review, shopping, short cuts, simple, wellness

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Us avid health foodies can spend a lot of time thinking about the food that we put in our bodies. But let me ask you this, have you ever thought that hard about what you are putting on your body? I guessing the answer to that question is probably no. Don’t worry though, keep reading…

6 Indoor plants for your creative space

Pierre Van Zylclean air, design, health, Home + Office, homewares, indoor plants, inspiration, interiors, nature, nature time, plants, wellness

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When full-time hustling is your jam and big cities are your playground, nature and plant time can be hard to come by. And whilst your concrete jungle ways may be good for your business and your bank account, spending most of your life indoors can have some pretty serious impacts on your health and cognitive…

My 3 favourite foods to help boost immunity

Pierre Van Zylcold and flu, disease, Health + Nutrition, healthy, immune, immunity, inspiration, plants, wellness

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Every time cold and flu season comes around do you seriously envy that person in your office with rock-solid immunity? Do you wonder what their secret is to being this bacteria-fighting machine? I do sometimes, and hey maybe it’s genetics or maybe it’s diet related but once you know the tips of the trade, getting…

Brownie Batter Oats that will Kick your Chocolate Cravings

Pierre Van ZylGluten-free, Health + Nutrition, healthy, inspiration, recipe, refined sugar free, simple, wellness

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If you were to look up the definition of decadence, I am sure that somewhere along the lines a brownie would be mentioned. I mean how much more decadent can you get than the rich chocolately goodness that is a brownie. Plus brownie batter is sometimes even better than brownies. I mean isn’t that the best…

Meet these 3 incredible women who turned Instagram into their careers

Pierre Van ZylBlogging + Social Media, girl boss, healthy, inspiration, instagram, interviews, social media, wellness, women

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Hands up if you want to turn your Instagram into a full-time career? There’s quite a few of us am I right? There’s something seriously enticing about living a freelance and creative life. I mean everyone wants to be their own boss right? And whilst we get to see a lot of our fave influencers…

Guilt-free chocolate recipes for you to enjoy this Easter

Pierre Van Zylchocolate, Easter, guilt free, Health + Nutrition, healthy, holiday, inspiration, raw chocolate, Recipes, wellness

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Who here is a chocolate lover? Me I’m not hugely fussed but I do have a soft spot for some raw chocolate coated almonds (ok maybe it’s a slight addiction). With all that said, I will definitely be indulging in some chocolate this Easter! Now, for many of us Easter can be a great time…

Financial Wellness?

Pierre Van ZylCME, finance, money, PracticeBalance, wellness

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Do you know how social security works? Are you maximizing contributions to your retirement accounts? Have you ever heard of a 529 account, or a backdoor Roth IRA?I combed the archives of this blog, and while there are a smattering of posts on money and…