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

Gratitude and Appreciation: Connected yet different

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term gratitude means “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” The term appreciation is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.”


September was a transitional month in so many ways – the start of school (or back to work), cooler temperatures and shorter days, and, if you’re like us, we still long for our gardens, local food, the canopy of trees and water, and all else that flourishes in the summer. However, the transition into fall is also an ideal time to take stock of your life, set new goals and intentions, and do and live better. (It’s really always a good time to do this!) (more…)

IWM: Carolyn Cohen

We spoke with Carolyn Cohen, chef and owner of Delicious Dish Cooking School. We found out how to keep things simple and tasty in the kitchen, the most fun and delicious bridal shower, and the biggest roadblock to eating well (and the solution!).

Not All Pasta is Created Equal

How great is it to enjoy a hearty bowl of pasta? As a busy business owner, mom and wife, we stock a lot of noodles and jars of sauce because pasta is one of my family’s favourite fast-foods.

Not all pasta is created equal. (more…)

Our Halloween Roundup

Halloween produces more boos, eeks, screeches and ding-dongs than we should tolerate. In an attempt to make sure our kids don’t hate us, and our neighbours, family and friends don’t ridicule us (although some of us may be used to this by now – especially me), this post will provide you with useful resources and suggestions – hoping we can all together, inspire a less scary Halloween (since, boycotting the holiday altogether is a little ambitious and un-spirited – for this year anyway). (more…)

Getting Back to It All

Labour Day is not only the final weekend of summer holidays, but it also signals new beginnings, or “happy middles” as we like to call them around here.  (more…)

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How to Support a Business without Spending Money

Buying a product or retaining a service is an obvious way to support a friend or family member’s business, or a company you admire, but there are other ways to offer your support without making a purchase.

Reflections from Expo West 2018

After spending four days walking the trade show floor of the 38th annual Natural Products Expo West in March 2018, the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event, I was completely charged. (more…)

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Healthy Back to School : How to have your best year yet!

Labour Day is not only the final weekend of summer holidays, but it also signals the beginning of something new for so many – it can be a new grade, a new work schedule, a new family routine, or even just a time to commit or recommit to healthier habits. (more…)

IWM: Marsha Fenwick

We spoke with Marsha Fenwick, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Cancer Coach who uses the power of food to help optimize your health and improve the symptoms of disease and illness. We found out how to choose the right nutritionist, why the latest food trends won’t work for everyone, and how to deal with cravings in healthy and delicious ways (more…)