barcelona bordeaux cities Green living health Hong Kong Interviews Lima New York Reflections tokyo

Celebrating World Bicycle Day: Why We Ride

According to the United Nations, World Bicycle Day is all about “acknowledging the uniqueness, longevity, and versatility of the bicycle… And that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation.” Our reasons for cycling are as varied as the bikes we ride. Training wheels or tandem, on mountains or …

Continue Reading
DIY health Lima

DIY herbal incense / Smudge stick

Smells transport not only the mind but the emotions, bringing back memories and feelings. A smell can make you happy or nostalgic, can relax you, can irritate you.  I love smells, but I can’t stand artificial perfumes.  On a recent trip to the countryside, Paloma would bring back flowers and herbs from every walk.  It …

Continue Reading
DIY Green living health Hong Kong Reflections tokyo zero waste

DIY: Repair your broken pottery with the Japanese art of “kintsugi”

In our newest post, Julia writes from Hong Kong about “kintsugi”—the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer and metallic powder. Kintsugi is not only a sustainable practice but also a spiritual one, honoring imperfection on our path toward healing and renewal. Have any broken pottery to repair? Check out her story for step-by-step instructions!

Continue Reading
health Hong Kong Reflections tokyo

Cancer in the time of coronavirus

A hermit crab, when confronted with potential danger, seeks safety inside its outer shell. As the crab grows, it needs to move into larger empty shells to survive, exposing it to danger with each change. “Maybe hermit crabs are my spirit animals,” I said to my husband, Julien, who humored me with a half-smile and …

Continue Reading
bordeaux DIY health

DIY Liquid Hand Soap

Regular hand-washing has become more important than ever. It’s one of the best ways to remove germs, and prevents us from getting sick and spreading germs to others. The problem is that most soaps, including liquid hand soaps, contain a lot of harmful toxins and are not very natural. If you like to use liquid …

Continue Reading