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

IWM: Brian Phillips, worldSALON

We spoke with Brian Phillips, the ultra-talented celebrity stylist, CEO and Owner of worldSALON and WORLD Hair and Skin, and co-founder of NogginOil. We found out what’s changed and what’s remained the same 30 years into business, what gets the most likes on social media, and some wise advice for new healthy entrepreneurs.
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Are You On The Wrong Bus?

Years ago while reading Grub (an awesome book filled with ideas for an urban organic kitchen), I was introduced to, and instantly connected with, the Wrong Bus Syndrome by Wangari Maathai, a 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner. It’s a simple-yet-powerful analogy for how and why we find ourselves headed in the wrong direction. While Maathai writes about The Wrong Bus Syndrome in her book The Challenge for Africa, it has so many applications for each and every one of our lives, our work, for our communities, our food industry, the way we treat the planet, and much more.

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Glyphosate: What you don’t know can harm you.

Food is a sensitive issue… it is highly personal. I am not a scientist, nor am I a farmer… I am not a bioengineer or a food journalist… I am not a nutritionist or a dietician, and I am not a doctor.
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IWM: Emmy Mozdzen, The Jewish Museum

We spoke with Emmy Mozdzen, Associate Buyer at The Jewish Museum in New York. We found out what it’s really like to work inside of a Museum, how to give a truly special gift, and the path that lead her to find work she absolutely loves! 
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Hidden Dangers of Everyday Things

Some people call me a KillJoy… I actually take it as a compliment.
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The Precautionary Principle

Don’t get caught in the debate that surrounds us daily about the health impacts of this or that, just choose to simplify and use your own common-sense. The Precautionary Principle teaches us that if we wait until we’re absolutely certain something is not acceptable, we’ve probably waited too long.
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Don’t Just…

Don’t just learn, experience.
Don’t just read, absorb.
Don’t just change, transform.
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You know what’s better than drinking coffee? Investing in yourself!

I appreciate that you’d like to grab a coffee. I am honoured that you would like to “chat”. But…. to start….. I don’t drink coffee.  (more…)


IWM: Rick Smith, Slow Death By Rubber Duck

We last interviewed Rick Smith in 2014, and we are excited to share his interview with you again, along with a few new questions and answers, in honour of the 10th anniversary of the book, Slow Death By Rubber Duck. This landmark book about the toxicity of everyday life has been expanded, updated, and re-issued, along with the experiments from Smith and Lourie’s second book, Toxin Toxout. We found out what’s been added to the new release, what we can do as consumers to protect ourselves and support cleaner products, and why he’s optimistic about the future.

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SHINY THINGS

All that glitters is not gold.
Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Too good to be true.
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