Thanks to this approach, I learned to understand my body and take better care of it. After all, my health issue has been the occasion to shift my perspective and start a new life.
In your blog, you also talk about sustainable practices. How do you live sustainably in your daily life? Can you share with us some tips?
The changes we should consider to make our lives more sustainable are often small and underrated. For instance, we can go to the market with a tote bag, reduce plastic, and be careful with the origins of products we buy. But even more than that, we should start focusing more on reusable objects rather than recyclable, picking up the trash that is left in streets by others, and sensibilizing other people on these issues. I feel that in Italy, the practice of reuse encounters several cultural obstacles, and for this reason, sensibilizing can play a relevant role.
To me, being sustainable stays in the framework of my holistic lifestyle. If I listen to my detoxed body, I realize I don’t want to wear clothes that have caused pain to others: this holism is what informs my choices in fashion. For this reason, I stopped buying fast fashion clothes: now I buy 80% less than before. I opt instead for natural fabrics, I value second-hand and reuse much more; I love mixing vintage with sustainable pieces of clothes! I also encourage everybody to organize swap parties with friends: giving new life to products is always a good choice.
Let’s turn to your travels now. We all know that travelling is not always compatible with sustainability. How do you deal with this difficulty?
I changed my way of travelling, without renouncing its beauty. When I travel long distances, I avoid short stays: if I go to Guatemala, I try to stay there for long periods of time. When the distance and the geography allow it, I opt for a van, that’s my favourite.
And for the rest of the trip, I consider more ecological structures as well as turn to local options to eat and shop; that’s a nice way to support local economies.