MONA Blog

The Mona Blog is a celebration of health, sustainability, vibrancy and women working together to live up to their fullest potential.

Feed The Body, Not The Mind
In a world of advertisement, social media and overconsumption it is easy to get caught in the madness of overindulging. It is absurd to imagine that in society today people are actually dying from overheating or by eating all the wrong foods, as opposed to the third world countries problems...
Unleash Your Feminine Powers
It is truly heartwarming to see how the feminine is rising and how far we, as women, have come. From being discriminated from politics and sports events, living lives without rights or the ability to own and flourish our power. Here we are today, with women making history, gaining equal salaries...
Yoga & The Falling in Love with Yourself
Yoga has been defining our lives for quite some time. It has been a popular topic over the last few decades, defining trends and fashion, wellbeing, and mindfulness. Yoga has been discussed on television and radio stations, covered by magazines and newspapers, practiced by men and women, young and elderly....
Sustainable Fashion and What You Can Do to Help
Fashion is probably one of the most researched words on the google search. Hence it's no surprise that our world is literally ruled by fashion. However, what we wear and what we buy goes way beyond the outfit we put on in the morning. Fashion's environmental footprint is one of...
SOLO TRAVELER SURF GIRL GUIDE
The world can be a dangerous yet beautiful place, full of adventures, stunning beaches, and surfable waves. Sadly at times, traveling as a woman might not just be the smooth ride through a perfect barrel like you'd expect. Whether you started surfing when you were little, or quite the opposite -...
Wonderful Ways to Celebrate Women’s Day
The feminine is rising, women are less afraid to speak out, vibrating their power and radiate their strength. Braver then ever before to show what they are truly and shamelessly capable of. These are the women we tend to look up to since we were little girls. Women who are not afraid...
FEED YOUR HAPPINESS
Its all about the "happiness quartet", four natural chemicals present in our bodies: endorphin, serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin. When your brain emits one of these chemicals you feel good, you feel happy. But can food help us manage these natural chemicals? Scientists have spent decades investigating how the mechanisms of...
ARE BIODEGRADABLE PRODUCTS THE SOLUTION?
We all know that the excess of plastic is one of the biggest environmental issues that our planet is facing today. It is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastics than fish in our oceans. That is why, in recent years, a global campaign against the excess plastic...
DETOX DIETS: DO THEY WORK? ARE THEY HEALTHY?
Many celebrities and fashion magazines have made the concept of "diet detox" fashionable. The word is simply an abbreviation of the word detoxification, which means a diet focused on cleaning and purifying our body. In principle, this diet is based on fasting combined with juices made of fruit and vegetables....
REDEFINING SUCCESS: IT’S ALL IN A FEELING
 We have had the honor to work with the amazing Ali Kaukas over the years. All of those epic Mona photos you have seen light up our social media and website have all been shot by her. She has such an incredible way of capturing light and emotion in her...
WOMANOFTHEWATER MONA PICASSO
"I grew up in the beach town of Mar del Plata, Argentina. Aww those eternal days at the beach naked in the waves until dark. Moving permanently here was a blessing. At the age of 14 I got closer to the ocean, I started surfing. I still feel the breeze...
WOMANOFTHEWATER FIONA PETERS
“My earliest memories as a child are our family playing on the beach. We lived in small coastal town, 2.5 hours south of Sydney, everyone would spend their time at the beach, a town of 500 people and the natural landscapes, we embraced Mother Nature’s best.  From frolicking in the...
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO FIGHT WATER POLLUTION
Did you know that water contamination can travel hundreds of thousands of miles? Pesticides, fertilizers and animal waste from the agricultural industry are contaminating our rivers, lakes and oceans. This is in addition to the millions of tons of toxic chemicals and other pollutants from industrial and mining practices that...
SURF ROAD TRIP SONGS
    One of the best things about surfing is taking surf trips. There is nothing like that physical and mental sensation that takes over when you are in search of good waves. Any surfer knows that there is also a wonderful moment on the way to the sea, the...
THE OLD WOMAN AND THE SEA
    “Want to learn to surf?” we were sitting on the cliffs above Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz and my new boyfriend, Rob, had turned to me with a quizzical expression. The sun was about to set and we had both been gazing in silence at the surfers in...
5 MUST-READ BOOKS ON SUSTAINABILITY
  Everyone loves a good book. Books have the power to make us travel without moving from our chair, make us feel emotions, they can even surprise us and teach us many things about this amazing world around us. We are in a time where we all need to become...
WHAT IS YOGA AND WHY ARE WE SO IN LOVE WITH IT!
We have all heard the word ‘yoga’ and most of us recognize it as a physical form of exercise. Well, this aspect is only a drop in the vast ocean of yoga as a whole. What does Yoga mean to me? For me, yoga is a way of life. Over...
WHY IT'S TIME TO UNFRIEND SUGAR NOW
As good as it may taste, and even if it may “feel” like your friend when it comforts you because of the beta-endorphin rush in your brain, it is time to accept that sugar is NOT our friend… Simply put: regular consumption of sugary foods may just be one of...
WHY ALL SURFERS SHOULD FALL IN LOVE WITH YOGA
Surfing gives yogis an external experience of yoga. And yoga gives surfers a leg up when they're on the board. Yes, we all have heard a million times how great yoga is for you. Those who practice it regularly swear by it. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to take...
BEING A YOGINI ON & OFF THE MAT IN 8 SIMPLE STEPS
Most of us (if not all of us) picked up on yoga seeking the physical benefits, it’s only once we fall in love with yoga, it becomes our regular practice. And we may begin to wonder - why is that? I decided to share some principles of yoga with you...