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  1. Festive Christmas Fruit Salad

    Festive Christmas Fruit Salad

    Enjoying the silly season, and glorious food, is part-and-parcel with this special time of year - it’s Christmas after all. But without striking some balance, it's quite easy to overindulge on alcohol, excess food and Christmas treats, which may leave us entering January feeling a little worse for wear. Enter this festive fruit salad.

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  2. Exercising when you're less mobile

    Exercising when you're less mobile

    Exercising with limited mobility might be a little more challenging but it is definitely worth the extra effort and creativity. The benefits of improved mood, relieving stress and boosting self-esteem are just some of the great reasons to include movement into your routine and go a long way to creating a happy, healthy life.

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  3. The power of self acceptance

    The power of self acceptance

    The start of a new year is always a strange time, often a mix of excitement and anxiety of what the next twelve months may hold. In 2018, instead of spending those weird days in between Christmas and New Year’s Day dwelling on all my shortcomings, I did the opposite. I listed all of my favourite things I did that year and looked at everything I had achieved.

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  4. 6 sustainable Valentine’s gift ideas to show you care

    6 sustainable Valentine’s gift ideas to show you care

    The increasing consumerism of Valentine's Day doesn't mean you have to give in to it. Yes, it’s still possible to celebrate love in a conscious way.

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  5. Celebrating women in STEM for #IWD2020

    Celebrating women in STEM for #IWD2020

    Sunday 8th March is International Women’s Day 2020 – a global day celebrating the achievements of women, and a call to action for accelerating gender equality. At ecostore, we’re celebrating New Zealand women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and highlighting how we can all help more women to create, invent and discover a better tomorrow.
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  6. Spring Green Salad with Smokey Yoghurt Dressing

    Spring Green Salad with Smokey Yoghurt Dressing

    This spring green salad is a lovely combination of flavours and textures. It’s perfect paired with a simple piece of grilled or BBQ’d protein for a fast, delicious and nourishing meal.
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  7. 6 ways to spring clean your beauty routine

    6 ways to spring clean your beauty routine

    As the chunky knits and heavy coats go back into storage, springtime is a great time to check and refresh your beauty tools, make up and skincare products.
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  8. A style guide to shopping secondhand clothing

    A style guide to shopping secondhand clothing

    With clothing becoming cheaper to buy than ever before, we as consumers are increasingly detached from our purchases. The cost to the environment from water usage and chemical contamination during production is something that we cannot ignore.

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  9. Turning the tide on Ocean Waste Plastic

    Turning the tide on Ocean Waste Plastic

    There was a lot of excitement this month at ecostore with the release of our new Limited Edition Hand Wash, with bottles made from Ocean Waste Plastic.

     

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  10. On seeking the elusive work-life balance

    On seeking the elusive work-life balance

    I’m tired of hearing the stories about people who quit their day job, and now work remotely from a poolside in Bali or found their passion as a fulltime cupcake decorator. Surely that is not the answer for all of us, there has to be a large number of us stuck in the humdrum of fulltime work for society to function as it does.
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