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
Black Friday and A Culture of Overconsumption

BLACK FRIDAY AND A CULTURE OF OVERCONSUMPTION

Black Friday (and all the mania, buzz, and savings that come with it) is one of the biggest shopping periods of the year, with many companies extending their sales for way longer than the original day, leading up to and beyond Cyber Monday.
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Not All Toothpaste is Created Equal

Healthy smiles make the best first impression. They’re the most effective and natural beauty trick, and an indication that you are healthy both physically and mentally. To keep our pearly whites shining their brightest, and feeling great and fresh, it’s important to visit your holistic dentist for regular checkups, and develop a good oral routine, but…

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25 years of Borden Communications: The Catalyst of Growth – from inspiration into action with results

25 years. It all started in the fall of 1994, in an age where “word of mouth” meant speaking on the phone or in person, not a LinkedIn referral or an Instagram endorsement. Borden Communications has endured great change, overcome many challenges, celebrated successes, connected with some of the most incredible, kind, generous, hard-working people, and continues to grow and evolve. Although we appreciate the strong foundation our experience affords us in our daily work, we take great pride in being open-minded, listening, understanding, learning and staying nimble in an ever-changing world.
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The Power of WHY

Why did you get out of bed this morning?
Why did you nourish yourself with food and drink today?
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IWM: Nancy Kopman

We spoke with Nancy Kopman, educational children’s music songwriter, performer, and recording artist. We found out why music is so helpful and important for children’s learning, what gave her the push to move from teacher to recording artist, and what makes her laugh when she’s on stage performing.
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Pinktober

It’s October—the leaves are changing colours, our front stoops showcase our orange pumpkins, the first frosts make our gardens white in the morning, and everywhere I look, virtually and in person, I see pink.

Despite the lovely pink ribbon, toxic ingredients are still polluting us. Maybe it’s just the cynic in me, but I think it should be common-sense that we can’t shop our way to a cure – (more…)


Gratitude and Appreciation: Connected yet different

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term gratitude means “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” The term appreciation is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.”
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Transitions

September was a transitional month in so many ways – the start of school (or back to work), cooler temperatures and shorter days, and, if you’re like us, we still long for our gardens, local food, the canopy of trees and water, and all else that flourishes in the summer. However, the transition into fall is also an ideal time to take stock of your life, set new goals and intentions, and do and live better. (It’s really always a good time to do this!) (more…)


IWM: Carolyn Cohen

We spoke with Carolyn Cohen, chef and owner of Delicious Dish Cooking School. We found out how to keep things simple and tasty in the kitchen, the most fun and delicious bridal shower, and the biggest roadblock to eating well (and the solution!).
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Not All Pasta is Created Equal

How great is it to enjoy a hearty bowl of pasta? As a busy business owner, mom and wife, we stock a lot of noodles and jars of sauce because pasta is one of my family’s favourite fast-foods.

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