In the UK and the US, an estimated 3.4 billion greeting cards are sent at this time of the year. Producing these cards requires the felling of over 400,000 trees and what do we do when the holidays are over? Put them in the bin! (Hopefully the recycling one at least).
A guest blog from Claire Desroches
It seems that resolutions are made to be broken, and that failing to use that gym membership or to follow the latest diet attempt are light-hearted topics for the office lunch hour. So how can someone be female, train in martial arts... and be vegan? Claire explains why demanding commitments can lead to success and fulfillment.
I took this picture after enjoying a day's cricket at Lord's (the English home of cricket) earlier in the Summer. Once a bastion of the upper class, Lord's is now a place where all can enjoy cricket in this historic stadium - famous for its 19th century pavilion. It's not as posh (or as privileged) as it once was, but it still has that elegant, traditional feel making it a unique atmosphere for a cricket game. There's no football-style chants at Lord's (as at other cricket grounds) but a genuine appreciation for the game and polite applause!
At The Natural Store you can shop with the knowledge that every item has been specially selected because it's ethical in some form, be it fair trade, local, natural, organic, recycled, reclaimed, vegan, vegetarian or vintage.
From ladies' fashion and beauty, gentlemen's clothing and grooming, a food hall, pets, a baby and children's department, gardening and home interiors and more, there really is something for everyone.
If I asked you, "What do you do to keep yourself healthy" What would your answer be? Many of us think being healthy is eating well and exercising and that's certainly part of it. But one aspect often forgotten about is relaxation.
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