The Inspired Guide is a free-to-read-online magazine from NZ
These magazines to help you feel better, are an antidote to the women-hating, celebrity-bitching magazines that cover newsagent stands. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying the odd magazine with a nice cup of tea, but most are not worth the paper they are printed on. To take a magazine inventory, is to take back a huge chunk of your life. Walk away from dodgy diet advice and fake horoscopes.
From porn (that degrades women and the men who read it) to magazines that drive nice talented women to suicide. To magazines that tell women they must starve to feel good about themselves or others to bleach their skin to look like cover models. Recycle the lot of them and make big savings with these, by subscribing online. Also see interesting magazines for children.
- Resurgence & Ecologist is edited by ecologist Satish Kumar. It covers environmental, art and politics, with reading groups discussing each issue (download a free copy). Emergence (online) focuses on ecology.
- Darling Magazine (US) is a beautiful woman-friendly publication. It has a Christian focus on modesty and ethics, recommending ethical beauty and fashion, and never being nasty about celebrities.
- Bloom is a beautiful magazine on on nature and gardening. Focused on the beauty of green spaces to your own windowsill, get outside and be part of nature. For practical projects, see make your garden safe for pets and avoid cocoa/pine mulch and fresh compost near pets. Use humane safe slug & snail deterrents and no-dig garden methods to protect earthworms.
- British Wildlife is another gorgeous guide on learning about our native species. Written by ecologists and naturalists.
- Chickpea Magazine (US) is a lovely magazine that focuses on wholefood recipes, rather than processed foods and lots of ads. Each edition is gift-worthy. See toxic foods to avoid near pets.
- The Green Parent is a beautiful & intelligent magazine, run by a small team. It covers everything from natural pregnancy and breastfeeding to organic clothing and home education.
- The Simple Things focuses on sustainable lifestyles, as does Pod, an interesting magazine on green living.