Why Buying Local is Better Than Organic

A controversy in Canada has reignited debate: What's better -- buying local food, or buying imported organic? This writer says: Buy local! Here's why. Source: Why Buying Local is Better Than Organic A controversy in Canada has reignited debate: What's better -- buying local food, or buying imported organic? This writer says: Buy local! Here's why I agree: For years I have bought organic food thinking I was doing the best for my Family. It wasn't the best for my…

Feminism and Politics United At Last

I bet you thought you'd never see those two words in a sentence together and have it mean something positive. I sure didn't. But, today as our new Prime Minister of Canada was elected into office and his cabinet was a shocking 50% women it became the HOT TOPIC of the day on social media. Hashtag #PM23 btw. Why is this damn topic so popular? Is it the controversy around feminism? Is it the lack of understanding around the word…

The Science of a Smile

Want people around you to be more positive? Check your face first. Source: The Science of a Smile Seem like a simple solution? A Smile? I'm often surprised by how many people are unaware, or unconscious of their body language when it comes to communication with friends, family or in businesses. I studied theatre in my 20's - and a majority of the classes focused on the body, the language the body emits and how to be aware and change…

Why Structure Never Works Out The Way You Plan

Original Article written for: PowHERhouse Summer is long gone now; and you probably enjoyed an incredibly free and fancy few months.  The kids were home from school, you went camping, and hopefully took  some much needed vacation time.  Summer is a time to toss the schedules out the window and ‘go with the flow’ – and it's fun, isn’t it? As we enter and embrace fall – the cozy, warm drink, pumpkin pie season – we may start feeling like it’s time to…

Body Positive Is Easy to Say – Much Harder to Do

Ok - Shit. That time has come. Lately I've been challenging myself to write about all of the um, challenging aspects of my life that I have preferred to just stow away in a closet somewhere. In the past, rather than really dig deep and do any big work on these challenges, I've opted to become a champion for others who face the same issues. Of course that is a catch 22 and just a very heavily disguised way for…

For Those Who Are Not Political, But Definitely Patriotic.

Most of the time I could care less about Politics. I find them boring, childish, manipulative and just 'beneath me' - I don't say that from an ego perspective, I say that because politics just hasn't seemed to evolve with the rest of us. This recent election was proof positive of that, and further solidified my stance on politics. Fear mongering, election fraud, racism - just eww. This time around however, I found myself - like many others, getting caught…

Let Your Kids Embrace Their ‘Dark Side’

As a parent, and as a person I typically tend to do things differently - separate from the 'norm' and what would be considered 'Rocking The Boat' in many circumstances. Hence the title of this blog - taddaa! I've learned that this 'going against the grain' aspect of my personality and my 'need' as I navigate this world is a way of exploring my Dark Side, giving it some breathing room, and ultimately finding my own truth. This truth may…

Surviving the Shame of Domestic Abuse

Note: I write this article based on my own experience and perspective as a woman with a man, but men can also be the victims in this dynamic and same sex relationships can have this dynamic.   NEW: Part 2 of this article - How to spot the RED FLAGS of an abuser to get out before you get into it. Click HERE Why did I stay? That question replayed and haunted me for years after I found my way out…

‘Community Winners!’ A new Blog Series from a Cue Creative Consulting

Do you know a business that deserves to be recognized for all their hard work in the Community? a Cue Creative Consulting is running a blog series that highlights businesses with supreme community values. These businesses aim to connect and communicate with the citizens and clients who they serve in the community where they operate. This is a fabulous opportunity for any business that could use some extra love for the amazing things they are doing.   Click below to…