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.

View Post

What’s That? A Good Food Colouring Book!

As a purpose-driven entrepreneur, mother of three, and farmers’ market enthusiast, I strive to support a new culture of eating that is kind, nourishing, regenerative, holistic, transformative, and fun! My radically different approach to wellness is fuelled by my love of food, the organic farmers, my experience-based wisdom, evidence-based concepts, methods, practices, and from crusading for and supporting change within the food system that needs improvement and development. GET COLOURING AND SPARK THE CREATIVITY IN YOUR…
View Post

Our Books

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go! -Dr. Seuss And amazingly enough, the more we create and write (these 6 books), the more we learn (and the more we realize we don’t know much at all!) … and the more places we go in terms of exploring! THE BORDEN WORKBOOKDetermined to bring the model from our one-on-one consulting and coaching to as many as possible, we created The Borden Workbook, our guide for helping entrepreneurs organize and…
back to school, lisa borden
View Post

Back to School 

September is 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!) Whether you are starting a new grade, a new work…
View Post

The Get Up Book

When Sharon Neiss Arbess arrived in to my office for a consultation, she wasn’t looking to write another book … she was looking for a way to support you, your mental health, and your emotional intelligence. At the time, I had also started my new venture, The Akira Concept, with David Newton, who had over three decades of working in fitness and wellness and teaches movement like no one I had ever known – not in my personal life nor through my business.
View Post

Time for Some Healing

Remember when we asked about how you were feeling a few months ago? Many of you took the time to respond … the only thing that was similar between your replies was that you were feeling a lot of things … hard things, beautiful things … all valid things. Emotions are part of our human experience. It’s important to be patient and give ourselves permission to feel .. to heal. Whether we are talking about you or your business (everything is connected), the world is ready for better … for good … with more connection … the…
View Post

We’re With You

Writing this from Toronto, where we are still in lockdown, we want this month’s roundup to make you feel a little hopeful and remind you that you are not alone. We are better, healthier, more effective, and more powerful together … and we take pride in being here to support you, to hold space for you, to connect you with other good humans, to help strategize a path forward, and to celebrate your wins.  We believe that no one and no company is too small to make a difference ……