My personal round up of a few internet things that inspired me this week
|via Mango Island Mama|
1. Mango Island Mama - MOOOO. Milk is for cows
Not only is this blog beautiful and inspirational, but Ellen does a great job of explaining and sharing information about all things raw and vegan. One such 'thing' was this article that will make you think differently about the dairy industry and drinking milk. As a Dutchie who is addicted to cheese and all things dairy, Ellen really hit a nerve [in a good way] by talking about the negative effects of milk on our bodies, the trauma cows experience when separated from their newborn calves and how each glass of milk, by USDA standards, is allowed up to one eye-dropper full of pus. Yes, pus. I'm looking at ways of living a healthier lifestyle right now, and this blog is giving me the inspiration boost I need to do just that.
Thankfully, Ellen rounds off the post with some recipes for delicious milk alternatives - Fresh coconut milk smoothie anyone?
The Travelettes are a group of female travelers, writers and photographers sharing their travel stories online. They come from all corners of the world and it is their goal to inspire, inform and motivate young women to travel more. Travelettes.net provides guidelines, tips and personal experiences on all things travel. The Travelettes are your girlfriends who have been there, done that, and are always happy to give advice. I recently joined their Facebook group and am already so inspired by the tips and stories being shared amongst the thousands of travel savvy ladies.
|Photo by Romel Hall, borrowed from the Barbados Photographic Society|
My friend Nikola, over at her blog Thirteen North, Fifty Nine West, shed some light on the sargassum seaweed situation in Barbados, following some social media frenzy after this photo was uploaded, showing one of our famous East Coast beaches completely covered in the 'weed'. This 'issue' has progressively gotten worse over the last few years and Nikola highlights the negative and positive impact of this visitor from the North. I've recently been discussing the idea of tackling this issue and am still baffled that nobody is seeing this seaweed problem as a social enterprise opportunity....Is anyone able to give a valid excuse for why it hasn't been done already? Anyone out there willing to get crackin' on this?