• Team EKO

Get Real Right Here

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Hello & welcome to ekoyou.com – the place to go to be yourself.

You know, it’s pretty challenging when you’re choosing to change up your life – whether a little, or a lot.  Believe us, we truly know what happens when life comes and gives you a shove that makes you question what you’re doing.  Life was very different for both of us,


  • Team EKO

“You need seven hours of leisure a day to be happy.”

* This piece has been posted by us but was written by The Guardian newspaper in the UK.
A new survey suggests people need seven hours of leisure a day to be happy. Few have that much – but there are some ways you can give yourself a break. Even if you are a working parent.

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5 Steps to Building Meaningful Relationships

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This is a great piece published by Michelle Maros, Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life’s Creative Director and resident writer.  We think it’s really worth sharing with our EKO family…

Relationships– the enigma of our lives. They can bring us so much joy and at times so much sadness. Relationships are a core part of life, and meaningful, positive relationships are key to living life in peace. From early childhood to the present moment


  • Lisa Clausen

What living your Truth doesn’t mean

We focus a lot on living your truth – because at EkoYou we really believe in it. In the process of finalising website content and things, I was reminded by something I read that there are some watch-outs when you set about living your best life. 

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Six Tips for Making the Leap to Meaningful Work

dreams dont workWe love this piece from Roman Krznaric, Ph.D., a founding faculty member of The School of Life in London

The idea of fulfilling work—a job that reflects our passions, talents, and values—is a modern invention. Open Dr. Johnson’s celebrated Dictionary, published in 1755, and the word “fulfilment” doesn’t even appear. But today our expectations are higher,


  • Ciane St'Eve

LOOKING GOOD AND BEING A FEMINIST

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I consider myself a feminist; I love men, I am married, I wear steel boned corsets, false eyelashes and fake tan; I have stopped short of plastic surgery, but I support people who feel the need for it in their lives.

But these are all expressions of my identity, I am the girl who never grew out of the dress-up box and I am happy to bring it into my adult life. I have used it to play with people’s conceptions of image, and I have spent a lot of my career working ideas around image and perceptions of image,


  • Ciane St'Eve

Chop, chop and the bearded ladies

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I’m pondering the not so superficial things, like hair length (mine) and facial hair, two things which at first glance may seem unconnected, and have nothing to do with self-image discovery and women’s empowerment.  So let’s rip the scab off and see what oozes out.

Not only as women does our hair somehow become matrimonial property (even if you’re not married!) but everyone has an opinion on it. Then, stupidly, some of us (myself included) listen to other people’s opinions and forget about what “I” might like and what might be best for “me”!