My name is Beth, I’m 26, and I was born and raised in the South East of England. I’m your average twenty-something—muddling through, trying to make the most of things—who believes we can all do something to live a more ethical, eco-friendly life, without putting our own well-being on the back burner. Everyone has to start somewhere, and that’s where this blog comes in.
Here’s how I define those words:
- Ethical = doesn’t harm other living beings—humans or animals
- Eco-friendly = has less of an impact on the planet and its resources
- Well-being = physical and mental health (I mostly focus on the mental health side)
Toasty is for those who want to live a more ethical, eco-friendly life, but don’t know where to start. Who want to take it one step at a time. Who want to do what they can—but aren’t sure what that is yet.
As I’ve learned more, I’ve found these things all seem to connect, which makes sense, since they all involve having compassion for animals, other people, and the planet (to varying degrees). My interest in mental health stems from my own experiences with Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
I’m still figuring it all out and I’ll be sharing my experiences as I go. I’m not a fan of the all-or-nothing approach; I believe in doing what you can, and I believe doing something is better than doing nothing. Perfection is impossible—especially in a society which puts profits above everything else. But that doesn’t mean we can’t try to make a difference.
No matter what stage you’re at, you’ll always be welcome here.
I’d love to tell you that I chose Toasty as a blog name because it sounds cosy and welcoming. But the reality is, Toasty has been my friends’ nickname for me since we were at school and it’s just stuck.
After completing a creative writing degree in South Wales and spending some time in Dubai, I’m back in South East England making a living as a content writer.
I’m an introvert who loves non-fiction books, naps, travel, raspberry gin, yoga, cooking and eating. I’ve always been a dog person, but also have affection for cats after one of the neighborhood felines in my last house share chose us as her owners. And I recently reached a Millennial milestone after moving back in with my parents to save for a deposit. (I’m keeping myself motivated with lots of interior design inspiration on Pinterest.)
Want to get in touch? Feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll do my best to reply as soon as I can.
Please note that I rarely accept products to review, as I’m trying to reduce the amount of things I own and the amount of waste I produce. Samples will only be considered if they haven’t been tested on animals and the brand in question does not carry out animal testing (either by themselves or via a third party).
I do not publish guest posts.
Beth, 26, South East England.
Lover of books, dogs, yoga, travelling, and gin.
I write about ethical & eco-friendly living, minimalism, and mental health, as I muddle through one step at a time. Enjoy!