The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go! -Dr. Seuss
And amazingly enough, the more we create and write (these 6 books), the more we learn (and the more we realize we don’t know much at all!) … and the more places we go in terms of exploring!
THE BORDEN WORKBOOK
Determined to bring the model from our one-on-one consulting and coaching to as many as possible, we created The Borden Workbook, our guide for helping entrepreneurs organize and grow their small businesses. The Borden Workbook features 200 pages of tactical + practical advice, efficiencies, formulas and perspective to help small businesses build a strong foundation, invest their time where there is return, do marketing that matters, avoid burn out, move forward when they feel stuck, and maintain their values and ethics while being accountable to their bottom line.
THE TALE OF KALE
Years ago, my daughter Joey wrote a story about my youngest son, Andy, trying kale in its various forms until finally finding one he liked – it took a LOT of trying. It’s called the Tale of Kale. We’re in the business of meaningful marketing, so we decided it made perfect sense as a Borden Communications Special Project. The Tale of Kale is the kind of marketing our kids and kale need. Whether we like it or not, our kids are constantly being sold “food products” with colourful packaging and ads on TV. We need to show them how to get excited about whole, unprocessed, healthy, and delicious foods. Enjoy this ode to trying new things.
WHAT’S THAT? A GOOD FOOD COLOURING BOOK
Did you know that an orange tree can live for over 100 years? Did you know that lettuce isn’t always green? Did you know that asparagus has over 300 different species? Did you know that eggplants are not really vegetables? Did you know that garlic is related to onions? Did you know that a coconut is not a nut? Did you know that there are over 1,000 varieties of apples? This Good Food Colouring Book will not only answer questions, but will inspire you to be more curious about what you are eating! It’s not just about improving food literacy, it’s about having fun with your food. The more connected we are, the more we care, the more we care, the better we do for ourselves and for others. The better we do, the better we all are.
THE AKIRA STATE WORKBOOK
The Akira State Workbook is an indispensable guide designed to help you discover your Wellness Intelligence. Think of it as your trusted friend, therapist, trainer, accountability partner, motivator, and educator … it’s not a replacement for your existing diet, fitness routines, or therapy, and will not make your day busier … it’s comprehensive and supportive and will offer you a new school of thought. It features over 350 pages of interactive information, advice, worksheets, and exercises supporting and developing movement, strength, cardiovascular training, stretch essentials, UnMeditation, the power of breath, body care, beauty, food, drink, mindset, self-regulation, self-help, sleep, and so much more – all with actionable tactics and strategies. You will find confidence, courage, and new levels of clarity as you move toward your goals, achieving the results you desire and deserve for your life.
We are self-proclaimed “reformed over-worriers” because even though we understand that worrying gets us nowhere fast, we still inherently catch ourselves worrying … we are just more aware of it and know how to manage it (relatively speaking). We created this light-hearted and colourful book as a companion to The Akira State Workbook, or the perfect stand-alone book as an ode to 2021! This 80 page hardcover book can be flipped through in any order and will help you to reframe your thinking and process what’s on your mind so that you can live with less worry and make the most of every day.
Our latest project … a book written in collaboration with Sharon Neiss Arbess. A collection of the short stories, emotional lessons, functional exercises, and mentor memos we need in order to thrive. We recommend Get Up for ages 11 and up, but we created it especially for all human beings who care to do better for themselves and others! Life may bring challenges, but the Get Up reader will quickly learn that they are not alone – that they can get through and that they will “get up.”
THE ALPHABET OF AVOIDANCE
A fun, inspiring and perspective-changing read that not only identifies what we should be avoiding in order to live healthier lives, but also includes simple solutions to immediately replace the ‘bad’ with something better…or even, nothing at all. The Alphabet of Avoidance will change your perspective. It will make you more informed. It will convince you to get rid of bad habits. It will inspire you to develop new habits. It will give you the resources to make the changes easily. It will save you time and money. And your health. It might just change the world. If you aren’t outraged, then you just aren’t paying attention.