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Interviews

An interview with Krystle Rose, founder of Face Alchemy

It’s no secret that the beauty industry has some dirty secrets. There are brands that use nasty chemicals, test on animals and do wrong b...
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Baby

The Art of Settling | 5 ways to help baby sleep

Guest article by Emmy Samtani, founder of parenting app, Kiindred When you ask any new parent what their main challenges are, I can guara...
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Guide

What is Mindfulness? A Beginner’s Guide

Mindfulness. It’s a term that we’re all getting pretty used to hearing these days with everyone’s obsession with all things simple living...
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Interviews

An interview with Anna Mitsios, founder of Edible Beauty

You know that expression, “good enough to eat?” Yeah, well – Edible Beauty made it a real thing. Developed by naturopath and nutritionist...
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Baby

7 positive ways to prepare for giving birth

Giving birth is without a doubt the most life-changing thing you will ever do. It is incredibly exciting, but it doesn’t come without its...
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Baby

Introducing Nadine Richardson, founder of She Births®

We’re excited to introduce our new Boody Baby ambassador, Nadine Richardson. Mother, yoga teacher, doula, director of The Birthing Instit...
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Interviews

On the Road with Melody: Interview with a Fashion Photographer

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and cultu...
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Eco

Plastic Free July: How to avoid plastic pollution

Plastic pollution. Those two words placed together are enough to send a shiver down the spine of any environmentalist. In fact, they’ll m...
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Interviews

Who are Thread Together and what do they do?

There are many things we take for granted in our everyday lives. The meals we eat, the water we drink, the clean air we breathe. Somethin...
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Guide

Living Off the Grid: A Beginner's Guide

We’ve all dreamt about it. Leaving the rat race, ditching the hustle and bustle of city life and living off the grid. You know, selling y...
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Eco

Why living a sustainable life is good for you and the planet

Sustainability. It might not roll off the tongue, but we’re told time and time again how vital it is. We’re living in an age where people...
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Lifestyle

Hearty winter recipes to warm you up this season

There are plenty of things not to love about winter: it gets dark too early. It’s too cold. It gets harder and harder to get out of bed. ...
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Lifestyle

9 ways to stay fit and healthy this winter

It’s here again. That time of year when germs are rife and everyone struggles to stay warm. The winter months creep up on us and often le...
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Guide

How to make men's grooming more sustainable

Men’s grooming. Sounds harmless enough, right? Sadly, in most cases, wrong. The cosmetics we buy and the grooming regime we follow each m...
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Lifestyle

3 healthy dessert recipes with a protein boost

Many of us enjoy a little post-dinner treat but often end up feeling guilty when we break into that tub of ice cream or chocolate bar. We...
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Baby

Baby Essentials: The Ultimate Newborn Checklist

When a new addition to the family is on the way, there’s obviously so much to prepare for. Between planning for breast and bottle feeding...
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Interviews

Mother’s Day: Introducing our Boody Mums

To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, we caught up with our Boody Mums to find out their thoughts on motherhood. From what they love and ...
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Eco

What is a passive house? The future of eco-friendly building

What is a passive house? We’re glad you asked. With so many buzz terms in the world of green homes and sustainable living, it can sometim...
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Guide

Reusable Coffee Cups: The Ultimate Guide

Reusable coffee cups. How did we ever cope without them? Not only are they the perfect alternative to nasty disposable cups for the plane...
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Lifestyle

JOCO Reusable Coffee Cups: Why they’re the best for caffeine lovers

This Earth Month we’re excited to team up with reusable cup brand JOCO to bring you a Boody branded reusable cup! At Boody, we’re dedica...
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Eco

Earth Day 2019: How to celebrate by living greener

Earth Day is fast approaching. To celebrate April 22nd, we’re rounding up our top Earth Day tips to encourage you to live greener not onl...
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Interviews

Living in Brisbane: A guide from Katherine Bowden

Nestled on the beautiful coast of the Sunshine State is the laidback capital city of Queensland. Often overlooked by the larger cities in...
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Guide

How often to buy new underwear

When it comes to keeping our wardrobe fresh, many of us wonder how often to buy new underwear. As long as we wash them after each wear, t...
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Interviews

Simple living with Tina Clark, founder of Sagitine

Life can be complicated. We all know this. From deadlines and appointments to relationships and keeping fit, there’s no end to the things...
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Guide

What is minimalism? A beginner’s guide to living with less

What comes to mind when you hear the term ‘minimalism’? Perhaps you imagine someone who has thrown away all their things and are living i...
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Eco

Everything you need to know about eco-friendly homes

Eco-friendly homes are a big step for many of us trying to live more sustainable lives. Sure, we love the idea of living in an eco-friend...
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Interviews

Maatsuyker Island’s 2019 Lighthouse Keepers: Meet Hannah & Grant

Tired of the rat race? Fancy ditching your daily life routine for a life-changing experience? This is exactly how Hannah Sutton and Grant...
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Guide

Travel clothes: Why bamboo clothing is good for travelling

Bamboo clothing has many benefits. It’s good for your skin, good for the planet and looks great on. But one of the main reasons people gr...
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Baby

How to swaddle a baby in a muslin wrap

Whether you’re asking yourself ‘what are muslin wraps used for?’, ‘how to swaddle a newborn’ or ‘when to stop swaddling baby’, we’re brin...
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Lifestyle

11 best podcasts for sustainable living

We all love a good podcast. Whether we’re after fresh inspiration and motivation or to simply make our work commute a little bit more bea...
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Eco

9 ways to live an environmentally-friendly life

Eco-friendly living is fast becoming a lifestyle choice that many of us are wanting to adopt. It’s no secret that the impact we’re having...
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Baby

What should baby wear to bed in summer?

If there’s one question every parent finds themselves asking when the temperature soars, it’s ‘what should baby wear to bed in summer?’ W...
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Guide

7 types of long weekend people

Already feeling burnt out from the start of the working year? Fear not, friends — the Australia Day long weekend is upon us. And whether ...
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Lifestyle

5 tips for improving an unhealthy gut

The silly season has officially come to an end. You have, hopefully, over-indulged and spent time in the sun with family and friends. You...
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Guide

19 ways to live better in 2019

It's a new year, which means many of us are thinking about ways we can live better in the 12 months ahead. But where do you start? In a w...
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Lifestyle

Loving Earth summer recipe: Vegan Mint Iced Chocolate

Feeling the heat this summer? So are we. But fear not —our pals over at Loving Earth have treated us to a delicious recipe that's perfec...
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Guide

How to keep cool in summer by wearing bamboo

We all know how hot and sticky a summer Down Under can get. When almost every day of the season gets labelled ‘a scorcher’ or a ‘record h...
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Guide

What to wear on a plane to help you fly comfortably

Flying home for Christmas? Unless you're lucky enough to fly business class, we all know flying is pretty uncomfortable. That said, there...
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Eco

11 fun and eco-friendly Secret Santa ideas for your colleagues

So, you’ve just pulled out a name from your office’s Secret Santa hat. Or, more likely, clicked a link from the automated Secret Santa we...
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Guide

10 tips to packing light and smart when travelling

Last updated: 19th February 2019 On the hunt for packing tips? Stress-free travel requires clever planning, starting with your luggage. H...
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Eco

The importance of having a sustainable Christmas

It’s that time of year again. The shops are filled with decorations and window displays beckoning us in, while families are planning to g...
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Lifestyle

5 reasons essential oils are the future of wellness

Last updated: March 6th 2019 You know when you suddenly get a whiff of something and you’re transported back to a moment in time? Yeah......
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Lifestyle

5 ways you can be a more sustainable traveller

Last updated: February 6th 2019 Leave the world a better place – that’s all we want to do, right? Overseas travel can be one of the large...
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Interviews

Boxing Day has never been this sweet (ft Loving Earth)!

We’re really excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Loving Earth to bring you the sweetest deals this Boxing Day! Loving Earth is...
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Guide

Christmas Gift Guide: How to Give the Gift of Comfort

We’re marking the occasion with a Christmas Gift Guide for Him & Her, so you can tick everyone in your fam off the list. Here are so...
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Guide

How to wear yoga pants every day of the week

Last updated: 6th March 2019 Comfort and style. A good, quality pair of active tights can do it all. Wondering how to wear yoga pants e...
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Lifestyle

Why You Should Join a Parkrun

Lace up your runners, call up your friends, and jog on down to your local park for a free, easy and safe workout for everyone. Introducin...
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Lifestyle

What Type of Yoga is Best for You?

If you thought there was just one way to do yoga, think again. Yogi or not, there’s a style that works best for each individual, and lear...
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Lifestyle

5 Ways You Can Adopt Eco-Friendly Eating Habits

If you love Mother Nature and fresh food as much as we do, you’re in luck! With so much conflicting information out there about what we s...
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Lifestyle

How to Experience Summer Festivals and Stick to Your Health Goals

The season is in full swing. As the weather heats up, so does the lineup of summer festivals. There’s nothing that feels more like summer...
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Guide

10 Confidence Boosting Hacks to Make Your Work Day Better

Pull on your #bosspants and start owning your workday. A simple shift in your mindset can boost your confidence in the workplace, and eve...
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Interviews

10 Reasons We Love Greening Australia

Giving back is an integral part of our philosophy at Boody, engrained in our culture and our people. We are passionate humanitarians and...
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Guide

10 cycling routes around Australia for travel lovers

Last updated: 6th February 2019 Living an active life can be more than a jog or cycle around your neighbourhood, and travelling can be mo...
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Lifestyle

Why swapping your daily coffee for a herbal tea will improve your health

Last edited: February 19th 2019 Cover your ears, coffee lovers. It may be time to swap your daily brew for a hot pot of herbal tea in the...
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Lifestyle

Why Eating an Ayurvedic Diet is Good for Your Current Body Type

With diets in every shape and size, adding another into the mixed seems short-lived. Fad diets are rarely based on any medicinal or nutri...
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Guide

5 Alternatives to Meditation to Find Peace in Your Day

As transformative as it can be to one’s life, meditation isn’t for everyone. Failure in meditation can contribute to a lack of self-care ...
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Interviews

Discover Kiindred: the Mobile App New Parents Will Love!

Meet Alicia and Emmy. Two young mums and tech entrepreneurs, taking the parenting support world by storm.  Throughout their own pregnanci...
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Guide

6 tips for eco-friendly and sustainable living at home

Your home is your sanctuary. It’s where you seek shelter, find warmth, make your meals, and create lasting memories with your family and ...
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Guide

10 ways you can beat sleep deprivation and live a better life

Last updated: February 6th 2019 Can't sleep? As a society, we underestimate the true power and necessity of sleep. "Sleep when you’re dea...
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Guide

How to Stay Mindful When Travelling the World

Travel is all fun and games, until it’s not. Until the long haul flights, security check after security check, lost baggage, homesickness...
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Guide

How to make time for exercise (and keep motivated)

Last updated: February 6th 2019 Wondering how to make time for exercise? Wonder no more. A week without exercise suddenly turns into a mo...
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Lifestyle

12 healthy living accounts to follow on Instagram

Last updated: Friday 1st February 2019 For fitness lovers or the occasional foodie, Instagram is increasingly becoming a go-to source for...
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Guide

Morning Routine: Redefine Your Day for Health and Wellness

Mornings aren’t for everyone. In fact, they’re not for most people. But for those who wake before the sun or even 15 minutes before they ...
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Guide

How to Find Enough "Me-Time" When You Live a Busy Lifestyle

Days go by fast. In between all the regular stuff – work, exercise, cooking, cleaning, and then throw in a few kids – it’s hard to find e...
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Baby

How to keep your baby warm all winter: 6 tips to prepare for the cold

Last updated: 6th March 2019 Winter is on the way in the Southern Hemisphere. Beach days and balmy nights are quickly slipping away, wher...
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Guide

Top 10 Best Winter Walks in Australia

Don’t let the cold weather stop you from living an active lifestyle. Walking (or hiking) isn’t just a summer activity; in winter, a walk ...
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Baby

Breastfeeding tips for new mums

Last updated: February 6th 2019 Okay, expecting parents – it’s time we talked about newborns. Not idealised newborns. Not terrifying new...
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Interviews

The ABCs of Toxin-free Beauty with Irene Falcon

Irene Falcone, founder of toxin-free beauty and lifestyle website Nourished Life, provides some helpful hints on how to get going on that...
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Eco

The benefits of bamboo clothing for you and the environment

Last updated: 6th February 2019 Start with what you’re wearing right now. In a perfect world, you'd know where your clothing is made, how...
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Lifestyle

5 yoga poses to give you morning motivation

Last updated: 6th February 2019 Struggle getting up in the morning? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Yoga instructor Marja Jacobsen fr...
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Interviews

Birthing Kits: a Simple Way of Caring for Mums Everywhere

To promote sustainable change this Mother's Day, we've come together with PropellerProjects, a non-profit organisation dedicated to impro...
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Eco

19 Sustainable Living Blogs | The Ultimate List

Last updated: 4th February 2019 It's no news that sustainable living is a 'trend' in the online world. And, although at Boody we tend to ...
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Baby

10 things to do to prepare for baby

Last updated: 4th February 2019 We all know how exciting it is preparing for a baby to arrive. But of course, it can be exhausting and ov...
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Guide

Practical gift ideas for new mums

Last updated: 15th March 2019 Buying cute gifts for newborn babies is fun, but there’s someone else who also deserves to know we care. Pr...
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Interviews

Moving your Boody can help restore sight

This week, we put the spotlight on four Sydneysiders, four challengers who will be participating in the Fred Hollows Sydney Coastrek comi...
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Eco

16 ways to live a zero-waste lifestyle

Last updated: 6th March 2019 Every day we see people trying to make a difference in the world with eco-friendly initiatives and zero-wast...
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Guide

Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide: Finding the perfect underwear for your loved one

Last updated: February 12th 2019 Valentine’s Day will be here in just a few days! The official day for lovers is the occasion to surprise...
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Lifestyle

Minimalism wardrobe: how to simplify your life and closet

Last updated: March 15th 2019 We’ve all heard of minimalist living. But maybe it sounds too challenging to get rid of all your material ...
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Baby

How to keep your baby cool this summer

While hot summers make outdoor family days more adventurous and fun, it is also a challenge to make sure our little ones stay comfortable...
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Guide

8 New Year's Resolutions to Be Happier in 2017

The time has come round again to set goals for the new year ahead. But before we do that, let’s really consider our resolutions. Because ...
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Interviews

Conscious People: Yoga, Self-Care and the Environment with Persia Juliet

Meet Persia Juliet. A yoga teacher whose combination of music, story-telling and deeply expressed emotions oozes through her classes. She...
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Guide

9 Sustainable Ideas for a Green and Merry Christmas

Christmas is certainly the time for giving and celebrating. But the overwhelming amount of festive waste from food, paper, electronics, ...
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Lifestyle

The life-changing habit of journaling

Post updated: 10th July 2019 We all know that suppressing our emotions and limiting our thoughts is unhealthy. But how often do we actual...
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Eco

Why ethical fashion should matter to us all

Last updated: 10th July 2019 This week we are so excited to introduce Bethany Noble, Chief Marketing Officer at Good On You, a widely-use...
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Interviews

Conscious People: Interview with Kate Nelson @plasticfreemermaid

Be prepared to jump out of your chair after reading this post, because Kate Nelson is changing the world and her words will have you want...
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Lifestyle

Baby Steps to a Healthier Family with Mandy Sacher

Too often parents who are on a health kick fail to adjust their children’s diet in a way that suits everyone. Being healthy is not a one-...
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Baby

7 ways to raise an eco baby: green parenting tips

Last updated: 13th March 2019 Here at Boody, we believe in raising an eco-friendly baby. After all, our kids are the future of the planet...
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Interviews

Conscious People: Interview with Mark Robberds, Yoga Teacher

Our next guest is a game changer in the yoga industry. Mark Robberds has been studying yoga since 1997. He is a Certified Ashtanga Yoga t...
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Guide

3 winter warming recipes from Jordanna Levin, The Inspired Table

As we continue with these declining winter temperatures, it’s important to fuel our bodies with nourishing food to boost our immune syste...
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Interviews

Conscious People: Interview with Dion Horstmans, Sydney Based Sculptor

Interview with Dion Horstmans 1. When did your passion for sculpting start and how has that evolved over time to the style you have now...
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Lifestyle

9 inspirational videos that will alter your life perspective in 2019

Post updated 11th July 2019 Our attention to what’s happening in the world is usually directed at the hype in the media, which most of th...
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Eco

9 tips to help you survive winter naturally

The winter season is a beautiful time for resting and reflecting. That said, it's also the season we are prone to more nasties, includin...
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Interviews

Conscious People - Jessica Sepel, Founder - JS Health

It’s our absolute pleasure to introduce our next guest to the Boody blog with the beautiful Jessica Sepel from JSHealth. Jess is a qualif...
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Lifestyle

How to reduce stress and anxiety and boost happiness

Last updated: 29th April 2019 It’s almost impossible to say we can ever live both stress and anxiety-free. But have you ever noticed how ...
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Eco

11 ideas for eco-friendly family weekends

Last updated: 29th April 2019 It’s one thing to be eco-friendly ourselves, but sharing environmentally-friendly practises with our childr...
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Interviews

Conscious People: Introducing Jody Scott, Health Editor at Vogue Australia

We are very excited at Boody to launch our interview series - Conscious People. We want to give you the opportunity to get a sneak peak i...
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Guide

11 natural ways to cleanse your body from toxins

When we live a healthy lifestyle, our bodies can be very efficient in eliminating toxins and waste that doesn't serve us. But when we're ...
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Lifestyle

5 reasons to ditch the scales in 2019

Last updated: 11th July 2019 How many of us allow the scales to dictate our self-worth? We push ourselves for a few weeks before jumping ...
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Eco

8 top eco resorts in Australia

Last updated: 8th May 2019 Looking for your next retreat that seamlessly combines your environmental awareness and desire to relax and re...
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Guide

5 Ways to be Creative - Lessons from Elizabeth Gilbert

Many of us get stuck with the idea that we need to figure out ‘how to be creative’ - like it’s beyond our reach or next to impossible to ...
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Eco

The importance of choosing eco-friendly clothing and cosmetics

Last updated: 18th February 2019 Eco-friendly cosmetics and clothing shouldn't be underestimated. After all, many of us have no trouble b...
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