Wednesday, May 28, 2014

And 5% of CD sales from April shows go to...

I raised a little money from my CD sales in April for the following animal charities in Germany and Austria. Please check them out when you have a chance as they really need your help!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

On the way to see Tori!

Tori Amos Tonight in Berlin!

That moment when you're a teenage girl, lost and trying to find your own voice and you first hear Precious Things by Tori Amos and you're like, YES! YES! you understand me and I understand you. You're fierce, yet delicate and you're not afraid to show us your heart, your pain and you have no shame. Not anymore. It's been over 20 years Tori. Thanks so much for helping me through the darkness. See you tonight!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Kind Life

I'm trying so hard to be a better human being because I don't want to hurt anything or anyone. I'm not perfect but choosing to be vegan, starting a little garden and buying cruelty free is my own personal big step in the right direction. Every day I hope I can learn something new to live a kinder, more aware, and gentle life. A life I can be proud of. I urge everyone to avoid supporting companies that test on animals and watch this beautiful video to remind us all how dogs deserve to live; with grass under their paws, playing and jumping in the sunshine. Not locked up in cages in dark rooms being tested on so people can have their lipstick and washing detergent. We all have the power to make beautiful changes in the little choices we make each and every day.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Anti Capitalism - Fight it with every day choices and with your veggie garden!

Yesterday I went to Kreuzberg in Berlin and saw a march against capitalism. For me it seemed a little ironic that many people in the parade were wearing clothing brands that are known to exploit their workers and take advantage of people in poorer nations so that we can have cool sneakers. 

I know that no one is perfect and it's really difficult to live in our society without it affecting someone, somewhere in a negative way. That's how governments and corporations have set up the system to work but hey, here's an idea. Why don't we start our own little revolution at home by planting a little garden in our yard or on our windowsills or balconies? Some things are relatively easy to grow such as lettuce, tomatoes and herbs and there is nothing more powerful or satisfying than picking and eating your own produce. How much more anti capitalist can you get? 

And to take things further we could waste less food by sharing it with our neighbours and friends through or other online or face to face avenues. We could buy local, supporting people in our own backyard, encouraging small, handmade businesses, folk who enjoy what they do and put time and love into what they create. 

We can trade our skills with other people. I make some soap and you trade me some of your delicious veggie curry. Reduce the use of money! Like my music and want to trade some handmade CD's for a handmade scarf or a couple of jars of Dandelion Honey? Awesome. I would love to! There is so much we can do at home to fight against capitalism, living our lives more responsibly, connecting with people and making things more beautiful. Please feel free to share your ideas here too!

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