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  1. Creating sticky habits

    Creating sticky habits

    In 1960, plastic surgeon Dr Maxwell Maltz published a book on behaviour change called Psycho-Cybernetics. In it, he suggested that ?it requires a minimum of about 21 days for an old mental image to dissolve and a new one to jell.?
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  2. Soft options - what to do with your soft plastics

    Soft options - what to do with your soft plastics

    We were a bit gutted to hear about the suspension of the Soft Plastics Recycling Scheme collection as of 31st December 2018. There are plans to start up again in April 2019.
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  3. New Starts - 5 Healthy Habits To Try

    New Starts - 5 Healthy Habits To Try

    The New Year often brings with it the need or desire to change our existing lifestyles to something we consider more healthy or beneficial to ourselves, but just where is the best place to start when looking for new ideas?
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  4. Take a (Day) Hike - 4 Great Walking Tracks in NZ

    Take a (Day) Hike - 4 Great Walking Tracks in NZ

    Our beautiful country is justifiably world famous (and not just in New Zealand) for its Great Walks. But not all of us have the time, inclination or fitness level needed to tackle those majestic multi-day hikes.
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  5. Help the pollinators, help the world

    Help the pollinators, help the world

    If you read my blog last year on indoor plants for a serial killer you'll know that my foray into plant cultivation has been less than smooth sailing. However, I feel that as my plants approach their first birthday, I have graduated to attempting something more focused.
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  6. Goodbye buy buy - Responsible Decluttering Pt 1

    Goodbye buy buy - Responsible Decluttering Pt 1

    It appears we have once again reached peak Kondo. Marie Kondo's Netflix series has created a second wave of people around the globe discarding possessions that don't 'spark joy'.
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  7. The beginnings of play for babies 3-6 months

    The beginnings of play for babies 3-6 months

    The fourth trimester has come to an end and our little baby is starting to be aware of their surroundings. You've been focusing on establishing healthy sleep patterns and now their wake cycles are stretching so playtime becomes more of a norm than just a few minutes here and there.
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  8. Bullet Journaling for beginners

    Bullet Journaling for beginners

    I'm not entirely sure how I first discovered bullet journaling, but it was definitely on some form of social media. When you search Pinterest, Instagram or YouTube for "bullet journal" or "bujo" there's a terrifying number of beautiful spreads that seem truly impossible to recreate.

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  9. An (almost) zero waste home

    An (almost) zero waste home

    A family of four living in suburbia with day jobs and a fast-paced life - we are what I'd consider to be a pretty typical household, living in a pretty typical way.
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  10. A healthier Easter treat for kids

    A healthier Easter treat for kids

    While not wanting to be an Easter Grinch, it is nice to have some treats that aren't loaded with sugar or highly processed ingredients at this time of year. These delicious bliss balls not only taste amazing but they will also fill the kids up as they contain healthy fats from coconut and raw cacao butter - leaving less room for the sugary treats!
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