Our scrapbook isn’t just a place to showcase our rants, raves, healthy highlights and special projects, it’s actually our method of presenting, arranging and preserving what we do. For our small but mighty team, we do a lot. It might seem disjointed and unfocused, but trust us, everything we take on makes sense to us, and when it doesn’t we pull it out of our scrapbook. We love pasting in new finds and resources, inspiring people who are true forces for good (we call them “mosquitos” for a reason), things that outrage us, interesting perspective and lots of food for thought. We hope you will flip and click and scroll and make good use of what we share – that is why we spend the time to share. It’s organized chaos, and we hope it will propel you to be curious, explore and find solutions for you to make your everyday a little better, no matter what you are after or just happen upon.

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.


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.

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Join The Fashion Revolution

Become an active citizen through your wardrobe. ~Livia Firth Transparency is the first step to transform the fashion industry. Fashion Revolution is calling upon citizens everywhere to demand greater transparency from brands by asking #WhoMadeMyFabric? They’re also calling for producers to tell us #IMadeYourFabric, so we can connect more closely with the people who produce the fabrics and raw materials we wear. This week is Fashion Revolution Week, the time when we come together as a global community to create a…
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How Are You?

Do you notice how many times a day you ask or are asked, “how are you?” How do you answer? What answers do you hear most?Good. Fine. Tired. Excited. Why is asking such an important question “Phatic”? In linguistics, a phatic expression is communication which serves a social function, such as social pleasantries that don’t seek or offer information of intrinsic value but can signal willingness to observe conventional local expectations for politeness. How many times do you hear answers or share answers…
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Entrepreneur’s Checklist

This is a checklist for me as much as it’s for you. Although much of it applies to everyone, especially those who work at a desk, if you are an entrepreneur and work intensely, you likely need signs, signals, alarms, and life forces to interrupt your work flow in order to take care of yourself. I hope that the following helps to make your days as healthy, productive, and efficient as possible.
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What’s Working For You?

We hope you are opening this email while taking good care of yourself … staying and feeling safe and well.  We are doing our best to do our best, and at the same time, we are contemplating how we can do better … for ourselves, and, as always, for you too.
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Thank You For Sharing!

Since Covid hit, I’ve dedicated myself to myself, my family, Borden Communications and The Akira Concept. Along the way, I’ve grown … I’ve cried a lot, I’ve felt selfish for disappointing others as I’ve put my head down and gone inward, and I’ve put my whole head/heart/gut into it. I’ve loved every moment, and absolutely hated it too. I’ve felt strong and vulnerable at the same time. I’ve been inspired and so totally frustrated. I’ve been outside my comfort zone more than ever. I’ve heard my ego scream that I have…
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So long 2020 … It’s been a year!

There’s nothing like a crisis to provide perspective and a new action plan, is there? 2020 has been a pandemic year full of “impossible to believe it’s possible” politics and insanity, extreme weather, sexism, forest fires, losses, racism, terrorism, quarantines, isolation, chaos, lockdown, not-as-much lockdown, hope of re-opening, pivots, protests, second waves, loss, uncertainty, grief, and change … and on most days, something or some things to be truly outraged about that hit us in real…