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

Don’t Just…

Don’t just learn, experience.
Don’t just read, absorb.
Don’t just change, transform.
Don’t just relate, advocate. (more…)


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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How to Host a Healthy, Happy Birthday

Birthday celebrations happily come around every year. While we should celebrate every day, our birthdays are often a time where we invite people over, gather in larger groups, celebrate our kids, and spend quality time with people we care about. But we can enjoy all kinds of celebrations with friends and family while also being kinder to the planet. (more…)


IWM: Janet Nezon, Rainbow Plate

We spoke with Janet Nezon, engaging and innovative educator, change agent, writer, speaker, and founder of Rainbow Plate and Rainbow Food Education. We found out why we all need food education, what parents can do to help their kids eat good food, and some great advice for choosing the best diet for you.  (more…)


Solving Healthy School Eating Together

As someone who is a vocal advocate of healthier eating, litterless lunches and strong school policies – both in my family life and in my work – I think things are beginning to get out of hand. The new measures at our schools to “enforce” healthy eating are being done without consideration or logic, in my opinion. (more…)


Clarify The Problem

If you are feeling unsettled and/or anxious, it’s often because we don’t have the clarity required to identify what is really bothering or triggering us.
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Not All Website Themes Are Created Equal

You know that your small business needs a website, right? Your customers are online, so you should be too. Even if you aren’t especially technologically savvy or confident, it’s really never been easier to create your own simple branded website. However…

Not all website themes are created equal.
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Desiderata

Desiderata, by Max Ehrmann, 1927

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons. (more…)