Another chapter in my quest for good health

Hello again! It’s been a long, long time since my last post – 9 months I see! Perhaps you thought I was gone for good? Sometimes I’ve wondered that myself when I noticed my laptop was gathering dust in the corner – but no, I don’t think Mrs Goodness is over for me. I find

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My anxious search for context over content

This morning I finally deleted all my social media accounts¹. Pinterest was the last one to go, and I was really torn because the last few boards I’d considered saving were just collections of beautiful, crafty images that I might one day need for creative inspiration (oh, and great hairstyles to show my hairdresser next

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My favourite sunscreens

Well, I don’t know about you, but this past week (the first week of November) we’ve just been hit with February-style weather – ie. scorching hot days that prompts one to check if the road is melting a little?!  The above photo was taken just last weekend, when we experienced a 27ºC spring day at

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Homemade raspberry lip balm

For some mysterious reason, Stella always has very dry lips. I decided to have a go at making her a super simple lip balm using ingredients I already have at home, and it is such a hit! She absolutely loves using it and her lips look better for it too. The reason why she loves

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In search of a sustainable mind

For the past two years, the Mrs Goodness blog has mostly revolved around food. Healthy food. Part of it has to do with me feeling that most of us are running on fuel that looks good, tastes good, but does almost nothing to feed our bodies and often leaves us feeling like (we look like?)

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What I learned from my hysterectomy

In this story, I’ve shared health-related details that are quite personal. I’ve decided to talk openly about this part of my health journey because I feel that there are many health issues that people are experiencing in isolation when there really is no need to.  If we can talk openly about our experiences, we can

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The Good, the Bad, and the What if?

The past 8 months have been a humbling time for me. If you’ve read my blog from the beginning you will know that a good chunk of the Mrs Goodness story has involved experimentation, research, questioning, all in search of answers to various niggling little health issues. Well, over the past few months I’ve finally

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How I fell in love with my Merkur safety razor

I’m sure I’m not alone when I confess that I bought my first double-edge safety razor (after extensive online research on the best safety razor for ladies, of course!), ooh-ed and aah-ed at its beauty and then posted a photo on Instagram, received lots of comments and admiration about how eco-friendly I am, and then

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On Christmas and presents

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting a genuinely lovely journalist from the NZ Herald to talk about how we do Christmas here in the Vreede family. He himself is beginning his own journey of low-waste living and asked me some very pertinent questions such as, “How do you reconcile your

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Life after Plastic-free July

So, Plastic-free July is over for another year.  I got the distinct impression over on social media that interest in the Plastic-free July movement is growing, yay! 😄  And no wonder, with more and more horrifying impressions of plastic pollution around the world being shared in the media.  I stumbled upon this mini-video on Instagram the

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