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


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.


What Goes Around Comes Around

Karma… it means action, work or deed; it also refers to the spiritual principle of cause and effect where intent and actions influence the future.


Thirsty for Change

We fill our pots, bathtubs, sports bottles, and swimming pools with it. We wash the car, the pets, our bodies and the dishes with it. We use it in manufacturing, and rely on it for power. It’s essential for life, but it’s obvious from the way we treat our water that we don’t appreciate the vital importance of it. There’s no more time or water to waste.


Organic Week, Get Involved

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. Not all organic food is created equal.


How to Have a Sweeter Rosh Hashanah

On Rosh Hashanah, we celebrate the New Year and give thanks for the creation of our world. We dedicate time to family and friends and we reflect on our past year and celebrate the start of the new year. It’s the perfect time to celebrate in good health, make new goals for the year ahead and try to do better for yourself, your family, and our world.


All About Food

We believe that part of taste is feeling good about what you eat (we borrowed this line from Ryan Storm). What does that mean? It means that if you can trace your food back to where it came from, and you can feel good about it, then enjoy! It is all about your own food rules… your connection to the food, and the good (or harm) it is doing, and how it makes you feel.


back to school, lisa borden

Getting Back To It

September is 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!)


Why You Should Self-Publish Your Book

Self-publishing might sound like a lot of work (and may feel overwhelming if you don’t know where to start!), but anyone can self-publish a book if they know where to focus their attention (here’s how to do it!). But, why should we self-publish when there are perfectly good, professional, experienced publishing houses that can do it for us? (more…)

IWM: Takuma Go, Herbaland

We spoke with Takuma Go, local and international sales at Herbaland Naturals Inc. We found out more reasons to love one of our favourite treats, why they’re proud to call Canada home, and how they’re reducing 1,000 lbs of plastic this year!

Better Than

There are often debates about what is healthy or unhealthy, or what fads or diets or trends are good or bad, but around here we like to think of things being in more of the grey area, rather than black or white.