This is an {un}blog, and not really a blog (because I never really do anything completely conventionally), but I certainly do have a lot to say and share (for those of you who know me, you did not need me to spell this out). I’m SO fortunate to be able to connect with people, products, and ideas that I find incredibly inspiring every day, and I hope to use this virtual space to give you an inside look into what’s going on in my (crazy) world…which, I share with you.

Along with my small but mighty team, we will be posting content under 3 main departments, and encourage you to share with us as well. If something excites or outrages you, if you have a product or service that we should know about, or should you have any comments, complaints, criticisms or compliments please be in touch.

Our Stories

Big Box Brands with Big Values

Gone are the days where organic, vegan food options could only be found at indie health food stores and Farmers’ Markets (although those will always be our favourite places to shop!).

Brands with big values are starting to line the shelves of big box grocery stores too – without having to compromise on their quality or their standards.

Entrepreneur, don't be so hard on yourself

Entrepreneur, don’t be so hard on yourself.

Have you ever told yourself any of the following phrases?

I suck at this.

I don’t have time for that.

I just can’t do x, y, or z. 

Working with entrepreneurs at various stages of their business growth and development, we hear these statements a lot (far too often). (more…)

Safe Manicures by Borden Communications

Not all Manicures are Created Equal

Getting a manicure is supposed to be pleasurable (and it can be!), but brushing on a coat of nail polish filled with formaldehyde, toluene and phthalates is not something we feel relaxed about.

IWM: Margot Perlmutter

We spoke with Margot Perlmutter, Camp Director at Camp Tamakwa and author of Camp Food Matters. Camp Tamakwa is a co-ed residential summer camp located in beautiful Algonquin Park, Canada since 1936 (and where my kids spend their summers). We found out about the healthy food changes happening at camp, what healthy shifts any summer camp can easily make, and the most popular addition to meal time. (more…)

healthy workspace

How to Have a Healthy Workspace

A “greener” workday will result in a healthier, more focused, and more confident you. A healthy workspace is a more pleasant and productive environment, and will likely positively affect the bottom line. So don’t just bury yourself in files today- open your eyes to what else is possible! The world needs a raise, and likely you do too.

organic produce

Not all Organic Food is Created Equal

Organic food: it’s better for our planet, better for our health, and better for the farmers. Buying organic can seem like a big investment, but it is all about value. Something to keep in mind: Organic means that your produce is likely “kinder”, but it does not mean “better” and does not guarantee quality. (more…)

The Borden Business Tree

We can all use a little perspective. As an entrepreneur looking at other businesses, it’s easy to see what flourishes above ground, but it’s hard to see what’s under the surface. No matter how easy someone else makes it look, or how successful someone may appear to be, chances are, they are facing the same challenges as you are, or once did. (more…)

kane sarhan 1 hotels

IWM: Kane Sarhan

We connected with Kane Sarhan, Vice President, Brand Marketing at Starwood Capital Group. His hotel brand management company oversees the development and management of 1 Hotels (my favourite NYC stay). We found out how nature influences every aspect of their business, why you actually want to shop from their room’s minibar, and how staying at their hotel can change how you live your life at home.

Not all Sunscreen is Created Equal

Our skin is our largest organ, so, it’s important that we take care of it at every age, and when out in the sun, I urge you to only use products who fully disclose their ingredients – good, organic, clean ingredients. Sunscreen protects us from the sun’s rays, both from short term burns and longer term damage. (more…)

Feeling stuck? Here's how to get Un-Stuck!

Feeling Stuck? Here’s how to get Un-Stuck!

Whether in business or life in general, we all get stuck. We can let it be completely derailing, or we can learn how to work ourselves through it and get moving forward. Creating healthy habits, systems, and strategies to work through your business and personal challenges is a helpful way to address what’s in your way, manage your stress levels, and keep you focused and on track.

Ready to get Un-Stuck? (more…)

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