OUR {UN}BLOG

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

Drinks to Toast the Holidays

There’s nothing like a festive bev to snap us into the holiday spirit! Whether you’re a social drinker, a celebratory sipper, or just need a stiff one to get you through the holidays (without being stiff yourself!), we’ve got the spirit for you. If you’re a non-drinker, or a minor, don’t fret, we have something sweet for you to sip too! Raise a glass and celebrate life – and do it well.
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IWM : Kym Klopp

We spoke with Kym Klopp, owner of EcoExistence in Toronto, a resourceful retailer of eco-friendly, green gifts and lifestyle goods. Kym knows saving the planet can seem a little intimidating, but believes together we can make a big difference (and we agree!). We found out how she deals with (and prevents) difficult customers in her store, what gifts are flying off her eco-shelves, and what the woman who has everything (eco) secretly hopes to be gifted this holiday season.
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On Being a Killjoy

Ok, among a very long growing list, I do not enjoy:

  1. balloons
  2. toxic food
  3. cancer-causing candles
  4. soda and plastic straws
  5. immense amounts of waste

And…that pretty much eliminates the average “fun” party and holiday celebrations.
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IWM : Sandra Rotholc

We spoke with Sandra Rotholc, individual, couple, and sex therapist. With 17 years of clinical experience, her practice focuses on marriage counseling, anxiety, depression, communication issues, balancing work/life, and specializes in working with individuals and couples regarding sexual desire issues, pain with intercourse, erectile dysfunction and sexual enrichment. We found out how this mom feels about talking to her sons about sex, what the sign on her forehead says, and what three full days of the deed did for her.

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Etsy Shops to Shop

There’s a special bond that’s created when you buy something directly from the person who made it; that’s why we love farmers’ markets, The One of a Kind Show, and Etsy. Handmade items have a story, they’re conversation starters, and they make amazing gifts.

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IWM : Graydon Moffat

We spoke with Graydon Moffat, creator of GRAYDON Clinical Luxury by Nature. We use and love her line of “crap free” holistic personal care products because she uses incredibly pure ingredients, her products are amazing (and actually work!), she’s local to Toronto, and she’s a great person. We found out how to simplify and save money on quality beauty care, the new fragrance that’s irresistible to men, and natural tips and tools to get the best night’s sleep.

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How to Buy Less Stuff

Stuff. Where do we put it? When are we going to use that again? Where does it go when we no longer need it? Take a look to your left, and another to your right and check out how much stuff surrounds us, most of which we probably could do without. Buying less stuff means less clutter in your life and in the landfills, using fewer resources, and more money in your pocket; and who doesn’t want that?

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IWM : Meghan Telpner and Josh Gitalis

We spoke with the newly wedded (and always awesome) Meghan Telpner, nutritionista extraordinaire, and Josh Gitalis, evidence based clinical nutritionist. This super powered couple is making it easy and exciting to live optimally, and heal and prevent disease through nutrition. We found out why they want you to break the rules, their fave tools for healthy living, and where they go to get “medicine.”

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10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER TOLERATE

Things You Should Never Tolerate

They say you should choose your battles wisely, and we couldn’t agree more. Those who know us, know that we’re not afraid of a little confrontation here and there (how else are we going to bring about change?). We’ll be the first to admit we find ourselves outraged quite often, but we know it’s because we’re paying close attention, and it’s benefiting us – sometimes even all of us. The following are things we absolutely will not accept, and we don’t think you should either.

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Why We Don’t Drink Pop

Those sparkly soda bubbles seem to pop up everywhere we turn, but there’s no way that we’re letting that soft drink get anywhere near our lips. We drink good stuff around here – like water, organic juices, and more. After all, we’re busy trying to change the world, so we need to stay hydrated and healthy! After clicking through these 8 links about how sickening the soda industry is, we don’t know how you’ll ever be able to look at the fizzy drink the same way again.
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