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

Watch and Learn

We are living in a society where we are used to taking the stage on social media, but how often do we let ourselves be audience members?

Being a deliberate observer can stimulate, provoke thought, and challenge behaviours in incredible ways. (more…)

IWM: Rachel Kimel

We interviewed Rachel Kimel, co-founder of the Bowery Project, a not-for-profit organization that creates opportunities for urban agriculture in vacant Toronto lots. She told us why their gardens are mobile, what city dwellers can learn from getting their hands dirty, and where they find all those milk crates!

How to Release Anything

Our team is always looking for ways to become more efficient by creating and continually improving our processes. Between launching Lisa’s books, The Tale of Kale and The Alphabet of Avoidance, announcing a new Borden Communications product (like our BaaLLs and Orb Candles), and helping clients with their own product and business launches, we are often in the business of releasing.


IWM: Barry Alper

We spoke with Barry Alper, owner of Fresh Restaurants in Toronto. We found out what his favourite order is at Fresh, why Yonge and Eglinton was the perfect location for their newest restaurant, and what it’s like to keep up with all the new delivery apps. (more…)

Helping a Friend in Need: How to Nourish Someone in Sickness + Health

We can all use a little help every now and then, and the same goes for everyone else around us. If someone you know has recently had surgery, had a baby, or is suffering with an illness, one of the best ways to show your love and support is to nourish them well. (more…)

IWM: Janet Walker

We spoke with Janet Walker, an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner and Restorative Exercise Specialist from downtown Toronto. We found out how she prescribes and teaches restorative exercise, what functional movements are best for new and expecting moms, and how working with an osteopath can even impact fertility.

How Things Change

On the front page of The Borden Big List (my resource on what to read, wear, drink from, clean with, eat, cook and do), I ask readers to check back often, as I’m constantly adding to and refining my list, and sometimes, sadly, have to remove items from it too. (more…)

Fashion Revolution Week : Get Involved

Become an active citizen through your wardrobe. ~Livia Firth

Transparency is the first step to transform the fashion industry. And it starts with one simple question: #whomademyclothes?


Do You Have Permission?

Using the internet can sometimes feel like navigating uncharted territory – and in many ways it is. The online landscape changes so quickly that we don’t always have the precedence established for what’s legal, and not legal (or even more confusingly, what feels okay, and what feels invasive). (more…)

Does It Make Sense Or Is It Oxymoronic?

Every day, I see and share hypocrisies, while trying not to be a hypocrite myself.

I’m aware of my shortcomings just as much (or maybe more) than my efforts and commitments, and I try and learn (and never “un-know”), do better, use less, care more, and evolve. (more…)