Wellness Bites

Sue Sharpe

Sue is an academic who has taught health science for 15 years at all levels, from vocational education and short courses to higher education degree programs. Previously she’s worked as an Occupational Therapist in mental health, paediatrics, and soft tissue therapy.

At home, Sue is a “pragmatic minimalist”, focusing on what really works for family life. In a small apartment with a husband, young son, bulldog and thriving urban garden, she enjoys living the city version of tiny living. She’s interested in the ways that urban living nurtures active lifestyle and supportive community.

Monday, 19 December 2022

Sue Sharpe

DIY eco living tips and advice

Eco-wrap: Cover your presents and minimise waste

You may remember a parent or grandparent who, as a child, insisted you unwrap your presents carefully, saving the paper for reuse. While that’s a great tip to save money and resources, paper can usually only be reused once or twice before more is needed.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Sue Sharpe

eco friendly low tox nutrition

Eco-friendly meat: Is there such a thing as meat with a low carbon footprint?

I was a vegetarian for over a decade, and I love plant-based foods. I enjoy tofu, legumes, mushrooms, cauliflower; almost all the foods used to meet nutrition requirements without animal products.

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Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Sue Sharpe

parenting tips and advice

Tiny apartment living with children

Three years ago, I sat on the floor of my almost-empty house in the suburbs, surrounded by boxes and cleaning equipment, doing my best to ignore the chaos as I breastfed my son. A few days later, we celebrated his first birthday in a tiny two-bedroom ap…

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Monday, 1 August 2022

Sue Sharpe

eco living low tox tips and advice

How to minimise waste when you live in an apartment

No compost? No problem. Here are some easy ways to minimise waste when living in a small space.

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Thursday, 19 May 2022

Sue Sharpe

apartment living mental health and wellness natural health

Trading space for time: We love our apartment downsize

In 2019, against the advice of friends and family, we traded space for time. Selling our house and most of our things, my husband Rob and I moved into a tiny apartment close to the city. Though we didn’t know anyone who had downsized except after financ…

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