Do you think running sustainable business has affected the way in which you make and buy things, both at work and home?
Yes absolutely- I have my NZ made clothing line MONNI where I work only with natural fibres and vintage and designer ends of fabric.
I noticed early on in life how everything was connected and every action has an effect, so with this knowledge I decided I would do everything in my power to make my actions more mindful.
When we opened the doors of Tea and Tonic it seemed only natural that we would be selling beautiful New Zealand made products that were truly sustainable. We also have a zero tolerance on soft plastics and a strict criteria businesses need to meet around packaging.
What do you find helps you maintain health and happiness?
Some pearls of wisdom are go to bed early, sleep enough, move enough and make your exercise something you enjoy, eat quality over quantity, choose whole foods organic or spray free, buy local and in season, find your nearest farmers market and for the sake of yourself and the planet buy food that is not in plastic packaging.
Enjoy nature and your body they are such precious gifts. Find joy in all the little things. Surround yourself with people that love you and accept you for who you are then find empathy for people who you find challenging because they too are doing the best they can.
Remember love and gratitude hold the key to all healing and inner happiness.