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MARGAUX ๐Ÿฆ‹ Conscious is cool  sustainability | ethical living | veganism | health โœ–๏ธ

Would you believe these are all made with only whole plant foods! ๐ŸŒฑ ๐Ÿฐ ๐Ÿ’ Nothing good taken away, nothing bad added. I am still in awe of how incredible plants can taste and the flavours you can recreate. These Ferrero Rocher truffles have been a huge hit with everyone Iโ€™ve shared them with, they actually taste like the real thing, the only difference being the more you eat the healthier you are! Was also very proud of my silky chocolate and spiced pumpkin tart I made for Christmas!๐ŸŽ„I am loving cooking and Iโ€™m pretty sure it has something to do with the #hownottodie @nutrition_facts_org book I read which rekindled my amazement at the understated power of nutrition through plants ๐ŸŒฑ โœจ๐Ÿ’ซ #healthiswealth #wholefoodplantbased

Happy new year! ๐ŸŽ‰ This year I spent a lot of my holiday with family and friends in the countryside talking, hiking, laughing and eating ๐Ÿ˜‹ This is a platter I made to share for Christmas, itโ€™s all #vegan and the cheeses even got the tick of approval from a dozen French people ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿ’ Iโ€™d be lying if I said I wasnโ€™t super proud considering Iโ€™m usually a #shitchef ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ

Wearing my new @matterprints pants ๐Ÿ’• Matter are a #slowfashion business who make beautiful ethical and sustainable timeless clothes, and with every print used they tell a story of a certain place and time and help reconnect the artisans, designers and consumers so we never forget to think about #whomademyclothes! โ™ป๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘– โœ‚๏ธ Here Iโ€™m wearing the Sideswept Dhoti + Trikora print pants โœจ ~~ I made a new Utube Video featuring these rad pants๐Ÿ‘– showing you some of my other favorite things from ethical fashion ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป , to cruelty-free beauty ๐Ÿ’„, fair trade gifts ๐ŸŽ, and some amazing social entreprises and companies doing cool things! Link in Bio!! check it out โ€” โค๏ธ ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒˆ #decemberfavorites #ethicalfashion

Dreaming of an ethical Christmas... ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’ญโœจ This year Iโ€™m really happy to be supporting @oxfamaustralia and their ethical @oxfamshopaustralia! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„Christmas time often gets confused with consumption time and I think itโ€™s important to remember that material objects donโ€™t often bring true meaning to our lives. Is buying a gift for someone truly a sign of love if it comes at the expense of the planet or the person who created the productโ€™s quality of life?
Luckily if gift giving is a part of your holiday there are many ethical and fair gifts you can buy which will put a smile on more than one personโ€™s face this Christmas! Every product at Oxfam Shop supports artisans, farmers and producers around the world to lift themselves out of poverty and has other community and environmental benefits.
Like this rad coconut candle, this beautifully bound notebook or this handmade basket which is environmentally friendly, woven with seagrass, and made by rural and disadvantaged women artisans in Vietnam, supporting them with income and training so they can become financially independent.. ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒŸ My ultimate sustainable gift idea though is a donation in someoneโ€™s name through @oxfamshopaustraliaโ€™s #unwrapped gift cards! My pick is the โ€œSafe refuge for womenโ€ which provides women and girls in Papua New Guinea who are threatened by violence with crisis accommodation, legal advice, counselling and access to healthcare services. ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒˆ
#ethicalchristmas #ethicalgifts #sustainableliving
@oxfamaustralia @oxfamshopaustralia

"No matter how remote we feel we are from the oceans, every act each one of us takes in our everyday lives affects our planet's water cycle and in return affects us". --- Fabien Cousteau โœจ. ๐Ÿฌ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿš
Health to the oceans means health for us ๐ŸŒŽ
Consume consciously, shop less, reduce your waste, refuse single use plastic, consider the sustainability of animals in your diet, and check out @cowspiracy and @bluethefilm2017... || Wearing ๐Ÿ‘™by : @shapesinthesandswim #sustainableswimwear

Frolicking ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ in my bikinis made from 100% regenerated materials by @shapesinthesandswim ๐Ÿ‘™ All their collections have a purpose and this one is designed to reflect all the threats, pollution and coral bleaching occurring to our oceans and reefs. For every swimsuit you buy they also donate $15 to @tangaroablue to help clean up our beaches with their Australian marine debris initiative โ™ป๏ธ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŸ Did I also mention they are made ethically and in Australia? ๐Ÿ˜ #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion #ecoliving

I'm back! Haven't posted in a couple months but I'm still alive ๐Ÿ˜‚ while I've been off @sisterofsoulstkilda released this cute @frankgreen_official keep cup where all the profits go to saving animals at @edgarsmission ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฎโค๏ธ definitely get your hands on one and support them ๐Ÿ™ƒ the cup has the George Bernard Shaw quote "Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends" ๐Ÿถ #vegan #iquitplastics #zerowaste #ecoconscious #waronwaste

So engrossed in what happens, so hypnotised by the world of fluctuating forms, so absorbed in the content of our lives, people have forgotten the essence, that which is beyond content, beyond form, beyond thought. So consumed by time, we have forgotten eternity, which is our origin, our home, our destiny. ~ Eckhart Tolle
Our society has forgotten how to simply be, and we have been taught that having, doing, owning - everything but being - will bring us happiness, fulfilment. Yet why is it that more we have, the more incessant our wanting becomes and the more unsatisfying the owning of or doing of things are? The wanting of a thing, an object, or an event brings us more satisfaction that the having of it. As soon as it is ours, we look to the next source of fulfilment. Which we will never find.
No action, event, person, job or item can bring us happiness. Happiness can only be felt in the moment, in the now.
And if we are always looking for something else to complete us, fill a void, fulfil our life, if we are never in the moment how can we truly feel happy?
The less we own, the less we want, the more we realise that being alive is enough - the better we feel. Right now in this moment, you have everything that you wanted at one point in your life. There was a time were you thought that if you had everything you now do, it would be enough. If you can't be happy with what you have now, when can you be?
I wanted to share some of the books I have read the last few weeks, which have helped to remind me of what is truly important in life. It's so easy to lose ourselves, forget who we are, or to get caught up in this game of life, all whilst forgetting to live, to be present, and to enjoy being alive, to simply enjoy the now. โœจ
My 3 recent favourite reads:
A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle
Goodbye, Things - Fumio Sasaki
The Untethered Soul - Michael Singer.

Vegan and ethical fashion = the perfect combination ๐Ÿ’• if you haven't heard of @matt_and_nat they are an ethical vegan company who make beautiful vegan handbags ๐Ÿ˜ more proof we don't have to sacrifice animal or human welfare to dress well! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป Ive got a little loop giveaway for you, so if you want to win one of these babies make sure you are following myself, @matt_and_nat, and then go to @veganbarbie25 follow her and the person in the description of the same photo. Keep going until you circle back to my account! Comment "Done" under this photo to finalize your entry. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Winner will be chosen October 2nd and must live in Australia, Canada, US, or Europe! Good luck ๐Ÿ˜˜
#veganfashion #ethicalfashion #giveaway

"No human face is exactly the same in its lines on each side, no leaf perfect in its lobes, no branch in its symmetry. All admit irregularity as they imply change; and to banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality. All things are literally better, lovelier, and more beloved for the imperfections which have been divinely appointed" John Ruskin
Love and celebrate imperfections, there is no beauty in perfection. It's what connects us to others, to nature and to life, we are all the same in that we are all beautifully imperfect. ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ›๐ŸŒˆ

Did you know that every 7 years all the cells in your body will have fully regenerated? Which means that in a bit over two years my entire body will be fully built by plants!! How amazing is that ๐Ÿ™ƒ#youarewhatyoueat ๐ŸŒฑAfter 4 and a half years of eating a plant based diet I'm still amazed at all the benefits I'm still experiencing, and it only seems to be getting better! ๐ŸŒˆ from amazing digestion, to sustained daily energy, no more chronic pain, feeling stronger, fitter, having a clearer mind, staying effortlessly lean, saving money, living in line with my values, not harming the environment and getting to eat as much as food as I want every single meal ๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ My old self is still stunned because at the time of changing my diet I literally thought I might die from only eating plants and gave it a week... if only I had known!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ญ ~~~
This beautiful salad bowl is what my meals looks like most days and has quinoa, red kidney beans, avocado, tomato, cucumber, olives, sauerkraut and lentil dip on a bed of greens and alfalfa sprouts ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ #wholefoodplantbased #wfpb #thekinddiet

@thebekindtribeโœจ refuse plastic, go vegan ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿณ the two easiest way to make a positive difference ๐ŸŒ what are some of the things you do to live more kindly??

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