Five Minutes With Our Kin

What a truly heart bursting week! Not only are we celebrating International Women’s Day but also the release of Vogue Australia’s March issue ‘Designing The Future’; a super special edition guest-edited by actor and activist Emma Watson, featuring all things sustainability and equality. Things are certainly being overturned in a very real and tangible way in the last year with women’s marches, marriage equality and the me-too movement, all against the backdrop of a rather questionable political climate. Equality is on everyone’s radar and taki...

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#whatsinmybag | The Market Tote

Welcome to the first edition of conscoius.kin unpacked; a little series we’re putting together to satisfy the voyeur in us all. We don’t know about you but personally, we love to know what’s in other people’s handbags, especially since it’s considered impolite to walk up to strangers on the street and poke around. This week we’re unpacking the ‘perfect Sunday’ and all the essentials you need for a jaunt to the farmers market. The official day of rest tends to go one of two ways: either we’ve hustled and bustled all day Saturday and are just sta...

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A Valentine’s Manifesto for Self

‘I love myself. The quietest, simplest, most powerful revolution ever’. ~ Ism There’s nothing like the arrival of Valentine’s Day to make you ponder the ‘L’ word. Of course, there are many types of love on offer in this lifetime. There’s platonic love, sisterly love, pet love, love for mother nature, parental love and a love for a something ‘greater’ than ourselves, to name a few. And our favourite: romantic love. As a society we love to hone in on the particular brand of love that is the couple bond. We’re fascinated by it. Hollywood, popular ...

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  • Being Human

From one of our founding kin

"Beauty can be found in the day’s first rays of light, the ocean at night, the depths of someone’s eyes, a hand-crafted trinket or indeed the confidence of a person celebrating their unique gift, talents and appearance, It is without constraint, rules, barriers or standards. It is freedom" - Rebecca Medcalf Do you ever find yourself so over-exposed by information that it brings you almost to the point of disconnect? It seems that there are just so many causes, businesses, people and issues that fighting to be noticed in our daily lives… And jus...

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You don't have to show the world that you are good.

This really resonates with me. As humans we tend to crave validation, but I found this need for constant validation was quietly undermining my ability to start something new and to make meaningful change in my life… It was even affecting the personal joy and satisfaction that I was able to achieve from starting a new activity/routine. You won’t find this on my Facebook or on my Instagram feed.. but I care deeply about what goes on our skin, our bodies and in landfill, waterways even on the side of the road. What you also don’t see on social med...

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Making Rituals. Everyday.

[tweet_box design="default"]All acts of love and pleasure are my rituals - Doreen Valiente[/tweet_box] Immerse yourself in the creation of personal ritual. Attention to ritual and rhythm will help you become aware of the cycles which are already present in your life. Consciously creating ritual is significant. It is claiming your space with the intention of creating positive, life affirming rhythm. Ritual is entirely about you, time you have given yourself, setting you up for the day or the night. Rituals can be found in all cultures across th...

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