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

Think you have morals, values, or ethics?

“If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies.” –Jon Stewart

Does an overdeveloped sense of morality make you less likely to act ethically in real life?
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Gut Check

What is your gut telling you these days?
Are you listening?

The gut is brilliant and intuitive, and more often than not, if we can get out of the head and check in with the gut, we make much more fulfilling, meaningful and connected decisions.
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Giving Tuesday: How to Support an Organization Without Donating Money

Supporting an organization you value and admire, with the goal of  having a positive impact in our world with your dollars on Giving Tuesday (and any day), is a great way to pay it forward and show gratitude for all you have. But there are other ways to offer your support without making a donation that shouldn’t be overlooked.
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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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