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

Healthy Trends in Food and Drink

I’m proud to be part of a groundswell of consumers who are unsatisfied (okay, outraged) with current food standards, and who are pushing for change – with our voices, and by voting with our wallets with what food and drink we purchase and enjoy eating and drinking. (more…)

Fair Trade Matters

According to The Canadian Fair Trade Network, in Latin America, workers on banana plantations can earn as little as 1% of the final price of the banana – and many of them work 12-14 hours of unpaid overtime. Workers attempting to unionize risk losing their jobs (or even their lives). And, the chemical sprays used on the plantations expose them to serious health risks. (more…)

IWM: Jean Eng

We spoke with Jean Eng, president and co-owner of Pure + Simple, a holistic spa with 4 locations in Toronto. We found out what beauty product she swears by, her best advice for female entrepreneurs, and how her staff uses Ayurvedic skincare to promote long-term skin health.


On Methods and Principles

“As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Can You Call Yourself A Leader?

Although being a leader can be a designated title, I believe that a true leader earns the label and we feel their leadership.  Every one of us is a leader in some capacity, and, whether we aspire to a role of leadership, or not, we have a circle of people we influence. It’s in everyone’s best interest to use this role for good, especially because, what’s the alternative? (more…)

IWM: Kelly Maslen

We spoke with Kelly Maslen, a doula, nutritionist, breastfeeding counsellor, placenta encapsulator, and mother. We found out how to have a fearless, painless birth, what this single parent relies on to run her business, and why she ate her placenta. 

Don’t Believe All The Buzz

This week, there has been a flurry of coverage over General Mills’ decision to remove Buzz the cartoon bee from boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios – for a limited time – while they help find a solution to unstable bee populations. (more…)

Survive and Thrive at Trade Shows

Both working and attending a trade show can be an incredible way to connect with like-minded people and brands, and create new partnerships and opportunities. We’ve attended our fair share of conferences and shows, on our own, and with clients, and understand how much there is to do, see, and accomplish in a short amount of time. (more…)

IWM: Mark Fontes

We spoke with Mark Fontes, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine. Mark has an integrative healthcare practice with a focus on adjunctive cancer care. We found out the many benefits of naturopathic oncology, how naturopathy integrates with conventional care, and why his own experiences inspired him to help others loved ones. 

Social Media Graphic Sizes

Social media today is your customer service desk, your sales platform, your marketing tool, your networking meeting, your brand developer, and even your birthday party. But as important as it is to show up, you also want to look good too (no egg heads, poor resolution, or poorly cropped logos or images). (more…)