Author Archives: Amélie

About Amélie

Canadian in Berlin. Eco-Living & Travel Writer. Yoga Enthusiast. Out of Step. Vegan. Master of Short Sentences.

The Best Vegan Documentaries You Should Watch Now

5th March 2021

If you’re considering veganism for a month: high five! Make sure you read my Veganuary tips guide for a successful transition and my favourite vegan quotes for a little inspiration. If you’re considering taking this further than the month: you really should, and watching the best vegan documentaries there are out there is a great way to get to your ends.

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Is Honey Vegan? Everything You Need to Know

3rd March 2021

Is honey vegan? There are many debates within the vegan community about various foods you can and can’t consume. And one of them is honey.

is honey vegan

To be a vegan is to abstain from consuming or using products made of/that use animal products in the production process — due to ethical or environmental reasons. Bees do make honey themselves, and they are a living thing, but do vegans eat honey? It’s not necessarily a clear-cut case compared to other things such as meat and tends to depend on an individual’s beliefs.

Ethical Clothes: My Favourite Brands

28th February 2021

It’s great to see that people are becoming more mindful of the planet and its inhabitants. More and more, people are choosing to invest a little more money in their material possessions and take home ethical clothing brands among other efforts like ethical banking to help save Mother Earth.

Ethical Clothing Brands

As I read somewhere recently, there is no such thing as cheap clothes – someone somewhere is paying the price. So today, let’s talk about my favourite ethical clothes.

My Favourite Books About Yoga

26th February 2021

As someone who has read countless books about yoga and watched several yoga movies, I know all too well the positive effect that they can have on your practice and on your daily life.

books about yoga

Yoga is so much more than simply taking classes. It’s about changing our outlook on life and boosting our physical and mental wellbeing. It’s developing harmony between the mind, body and environment. And perhaps, most importantly, it’s a spiritual tradition that dates back thousands of years. So where better to learn about the fascinating history, traditions and practice of yoga than in the pages of a book?

Take Away Berlin: a Vegan Quarantine Guide

22nd February 2021

Berlin frenz, if we’re going to put on the quarantine fluff, might as well do it with delicious vegan food with the multiple take away Berlin options.

There’s nothing funny about what’s happening right now. I’m assuming it’s no news to you that the virus Corona was born from the animal trade. COVID-19 is life-threatening but is also changing lives. Poor conditions for animals have in recent years caused a rise in diseases spreading from animals to humans, otherwise known as zoonotic diseases. With its origins in a wet meat market in China, my only hope now is that it’ll prompt some people to go vegan.

Ethical Banking and Ethical Investing: Food for Thought

19th February 2021

My journey to understanding the intersectionality of my activism was a long one, and questioning the potential negative impact of where I put my money is a relatively recent concern of mine… So what exactly is ethical banking and ethical investing and why is it now more important than ever before?

ethical banking

This article is published in partnership with bunq, the Bank of the Free. Banking is probably one of the last things on your mind when you think of eco-lifestyle, but it shouldn’t be. You can have a huge impact by switching to ethical banking.

The Best Online Yoga Courses Right Now

15th February 2021

I (re)discovered yoga in the midst of an internal personal crisis while far far away and very lonely. Incidentally, as I was backpacking through South-East Asia and moving constantly, doing all sorts of online yoga courses, reading yoga books, and watching yoga movies were my favourite to do on the go out of my hotel rooms. They gave me tools to cope better and find the inner strength to push through.

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Planning an Ayahuasca Retreat? My 2021 recommendations

10th February 2021

So you’ve decided you want to embrace ancient Shamanic plant medicines by heading on an ayahuasca retreat but don’t know where to start? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

ayahuasca retreat recommendations

Deciding to take the plunge into your first ayahuasca retreat is a pretty big deal, and deciding which retreat to go to is an even bigger one. You’ll have many questions, I’m sure. What can I expect on an ayahuasca retreat? Where can I find the best retreats? How do I choose the right ayahuasca retreat for me?

The Vegan Stockholm Restaurant Guide

2nd February 2021

Stockholm’s vegan scene is rather small but definitely vibrant and varied. The one thing I found a bit strange is how most vegan places are only open for lunch, but there are a few places that offer dinner too, of course. I won’t bore you too much with an intro, but I just want to say that the vegan Stockholm scene has some of the best fast food and Asian food I’ve ever had, and a throng of cute little hipster cafes worth crashing for some healthy breakfast food and delicious coffee. I loved Stockholm and it’s made it to one of my favourite places in Europe for vegan food!