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

Is your soup making you sick?

Since Canada has already listed Bisphenol A (BPA) as toxic and has banned it from baby bottles (way to go Canada for leading the way!), perhaps the government will also move to ensure that our cans are free from this dangerous substance. A study showed that after eating canned soup for just 5 days, participants BPA levels shot up 1,000%!

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IWM : Cathy Russell

We spoke with Cathy Russell, registered holistic nutritionist at Feeding the Whole Family. This mom, wife, fitness enthusiast and nature lover is inspiring busy families and individuals to live their healthiest lives. We found out how she handles each family member’s eating styles, which oil makes the best salad dressing, and cleanse that men are raving about.
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Cosmetics That Meet Our High Standards

Our skin is our largest organ, and absorbs what we soak, spray, and rub on, so it’s time to clean up our personal care routines. The good news is that Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie have written and released their new book Toxin Toxout that tells us how to avoid these chemicals and how to get rid of them too! The first thing we can do is read labels… you are looking for full disclosure and a complete ingredient list – ingredients that you can read and recognize, and understand their origin (helpful hint: if there is no ingredient list at all, that is a sign to stay away from the product completely!).

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How to really show love to your family

Here we are again, that time of year, where for one “special” day we’re reminded to celebrate our love for one another. Although I believe we shouldn’t need a reminder, as a busy working mother of 3, I’ll take any excuse to spend more time with my family and do something special together.

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IWM : Rick Smith

We spoke with Rick Smith, Executive Director of the Broadbent Institute. Rick co-authored Slow Death by Rubber Duck, and the newly released Toxin Toxout. We found out if it’s worth buying organic, the popular toothpaste no one should ever use, and 3 easy ways to “Toxout” today.
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Why every entrepreneur should practice yoga

The first month of the year, so many of us reflect on the past, and look forward to what’s next. I have received my annual influx of new clients looking forward to developing new businesses and getting unstuck, which is energizing and exciting. Working within our health aware community, I am in awe of how those who practice yoga seem already equipped with so many of the “tools” to be entrepreneurial in body, mind and spirit.
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IWM : David Liang

We spoke with David Liang, Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. David uses a variety of TCM modalities like acupuncture, reflexology, mindfulness and massage to promote prevention, treatment, health and wellness. We found out about his healing “magic”, a trick to stay warm and healthy this winter, and a health retreat even we couldn’t handle.
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What does your handbag reveal or conceal?

We carry around a lot in our bags: our personal belongings, our personalities, our fashion sense, our common sense and our actual cents. We lug our lives around in our handbags and you must admit, there is something fascinating about seeing what others have underneath their flaps and inside those zippered compartments.

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“Essential” Services

We can handle a lot, and you probably can too, but knowing there are great pros and services available to help keep us happy and healthy can make the rest of the day that much more manageable (and efficient!).

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IWM : Brian Surowiec

We spoke with Brian Surowiec, Co-Founder & Vice President of Strawesome. Strawesome is a family owned business in Michigan that makes the most beautiful, durable, and safe glass drinking straws. We found out what the husband of the boss has to say, why we all want to go over for dinner, and how many straws he’s broken.
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