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We are all told, “live your life to the fullest”; I am here to do just that. Life, Love & Lettuce serves as a vessel to project my passions, and clue in my loyal readers as to what inspires me in this crazy world.

Join me as I live a sustainable life by growing my own vegetables, keeping my waste in check and managing my stress (without alcohol or drugs) while writing about love.

Don't forget to pick up my gratitude journal and learn how to be happy--it's a simple recipe for healthy living.

Once you've done that, sit back, relax, and read on.

Love Toni x

September 9, 2019

 I say it over and over again and I will continue to say it until I draw my last breath...

There is magic in putting pen to paper.

Something about the connection of brain, to hand, to flow of words on paper, activates some kind of magical transformation.

Moving words, ide...

February 28, 2019

Some days it feels like everything is too hard.

"Struggle" is the word of the day and all I want to do is go back to bed, pull the covers over my head and pretend the world isn't out there waiting to get me.

Then I look out the window at my garden.

Have I told you how muc...

February 26, 2019

When I was trying to get sober, I had a line drawing on my fridge. I eventually coloured it in I loved it so much. It was a photograph of a pelican trying to swallow a frog. The frog had a hand around the pelican’s neck and wasn’t letting go!

Underneath the words said,...

February 13, 2019

I had time to reflect today.

As I write this, it’s the day before Valentine’s Day--the day when every woman (and probably a lot of men) who are involved in a romantic relationship have some kind of romantic expectation that may (or may not) be met tomorrow.

Remember the...

January 20, 2019

Today's blog is more of a vlog :-)

I wanted to talk to you about my Passion Pulse and why my Passion Pulse and my daily journal are such a foundational part of my life.

They're actually the bedrock that a large portion of my happy life and my sobriety are built upon. The...

December 20, 2018

If you feel as if you’re hanging on by your fingertips at the moment, you’re probably not alone. The struggle is real for those of us who make the decision to abstain from alcohol at this time of the year.

I had the experience yesterday of travelling back from Waiheke I...

December 10, 2018

Today I'm grateful for the friends and family that I have in my life.

Sometimes friends and family aren’t the same thing and that’s okay.  When you come from a background of dysfunction and addiction, it can be especially difficult to see friends and family in the same...

October 31, 2018

I’m all about the routine.

I used to think it was boring—now it’s the bedrock of my life.

In this video, I talk about my first impressions of someone who lived an organised and productive life.

I thought he had no life--the truth of the matter was that I had no life.


October 19, 2018

So, you’ve stopping drinking…but what now?

Did you ever stop to think that things should be different. Have you thought that things should be better by now?

Maybe you’ve asked yourself… “Why isn’t my life running smoothly?”…“Why can’t I stay organised?”…“Shouldn’t I be h...

August 10, 2018

I don’t know about you, but when ‘the experts’ (whoever they are!) say that it takes 21 days to create a new habit, I’m not impressed.


Because I’m an “I want it now!” kind of girl.

Why can’t I just flick a switch and change things around?

How come there’s all this fre...

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