Activism Barcelona Health Lifestyle

Reflections in times of Coronavirus

Since Saturday March 14th, when the State of Alarm was announced in Spain, we have been confined to our houses for the double purpose of not becoming infected with COVID-19 ourselves and not collapsing our health care system, which since the 2008 crisis has been operating at minimum levels.  This is our sixth week living …

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Cities Food Health Lifestyle Tokyo

Lockdown lessons and recipes from Miica’s “Bio Labo House”

Friend and food creator Miica Fran has traveled Japan and Europe to discover the meaning of “wabi-sabi” and sustainable living, inspiring her to start an experimental zero-waste kitchen “Bio Labo House” in Tokyo. Miica shared with me her stories and the steps she takes to reduce waste, as well as a lovely lockdown recipe for Lyonnais cassoulet to help us feel cozy and connected during these tough times of isolation.

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Lifestyle Lima

Moving

We all probably go through a moving process during our lifetime. Either it’s your office, a new house, going into a smaller or bigger space, in your city, to another city or abroad, the process takes time, energy and money.   Moving can be overwhelming and stressful. Things come out non stop and it is hard …

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Barcelona DIY

DIY Laundry Detergent

One of the most expensive items on a weekly grocery-shopping list is laundry detergent, especially if you want to avoid ingredients that are harmful and toxic for your skin and/or the environment and rather choose a more eco-friendly product like ecover or seventh generation. In that case you still have another problem because these products …

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Activism Barcelona Fashion

The Power of the Consumer

Sometimes we underestimate ourselves. We think we aren’t powerful enough to make changes at the societal level, and that our actions are insignificant. We believe this so profoundly that it blocks our ability to think, take action, and react to issues that really affect and matter to us. Contrarily, there is nothing more effective than …

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Food Health Lifestyle Tokyo

How the concept of Wabi-Sabi calls us to celebrate the beauty in imperfection

Hola people of the future! I welcome you to take a comfy seat at our table, taste our delicious food, drink our sparkling sake, and get to know the brave and beautiful women of Japan. Yes, I’m still daydreaming of the first of a series of delicious, intimate lunch gatherings we’ve hosted in Tokyo. Together, these magnificent women and I explored the wisdom of the Japanese concept of “wabi-sabi” – the beauty of things imperfect, transient, and incomplete — as a simple approach to reducing food waste and embracing our imperfections.

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