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IWM : Alexis Butler and Sam Stedman

We spoke with Alexis Butler and Sam Stedman, Editor in Chief and Publisher at EcoParent Magazine. EcoParent is a national print magazine filled with advice and inspiration for eco-aspiring and eco-savy parents alike.  We found out why they’ve gone print in a digital age, how to be an eco parent on a budget, and why they named their baby Ransom.
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IWM : Lesia Kohut

We spoke with Lesia Kohut, owner and executive pastry chef of LPK’s Culinary Groove. Lesia founded LPK’s in 1998, and earned a well deserved reputation for her beautifully cultivated desserts made with organic and fair trade ingredients. We found out why LPK’s had to recently close shop, why she didn’t choose to use cheaper ingredients, and the one thing we all need to know and share to make people care about the food we eat.
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IWM : Chris Wong

We spoke with Chris Wong, co-founder and GM of Young Urban Farmers. Chris can help you grow your own fresh, organic food. We found out the easiest veggies for beginners to grow, when you need to get started, and why green peppers are always the cheapest.
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IWM : Francis Lo

We spoke with Francis Lo, co-founder of Yoso. Yoso is a family business from Cambridge, Ontario who makes delicious dairy-free, gluten-free, yogurts and spreads. We found out the secret to why his coconut yogurt rocks, the worst part of his job, and the only time you should not enjoy Yoso.
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IWM : Daedra Surowiec

We spoke with Daedra Surowiec, artist, president and life force behind Strawesome. This wonder-mom creates the loveliest reusable glass straws that are kid friendly and guaranteed for life. We found out about the most heartwarming straw she’s ever made, what else she wishes came with a lifetime guarantee, and how she got her babies to eat kale.
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IWM : Michael Schecter

We spoke with our client (and now, new dentist), Dr. Michael Schecter. We love that he takes a holistic, preventative, and comprehensive approach to complete dentistry. We found out his solution for treating a nervous patient, when you should bring your kids for their first check up, and his secret for achieving the ultimate healthy smile (and it’s not a toothbrush!).
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IWM : Katie Grennan

We spoke with Katie Grennan, founder of Alma Natural Quick Spa. She and her team offer a spa experience that’s actually good for you and our world. We found out why no one has to wear a mask in this spa, what to do with your toxic polishes, how a manicure can help people with cancer.
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IWM : Marni Wasserman

We spoke with Marni Wasserman, a plant based culinary nutritionist who’s serving up delicious knowledge. She knows good food and makes everyday healthy eating simple and delicious. We found out what you need to drink to maximize your workout, where to get a delicious escape, and about her new cooking studio that everyone seems to be talking about.
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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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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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