For this Wednesday Local series you are invited to take an up-close and personal look at the hands that shape us and what we do. What a better way to celebrate local than a Q and A with our one of a kind Canadian designer, Aimee Grane. It’s hard to say for sure how where we come from is going to … [Read more...] about One of a Kind Canadian Designer
Recent acts of racial violence triggered a double down, a double wake-up call that racial violence is now my lived experience as a white mother of a half-black, half-white fire-breathing little girl we named Malia. I will never forget the moment she realized that our skin was a different colour. … [Read more...] about Black Lives Matter … to a White Mother of a Mixed Race Girl
Does anyone else feel like you boomerang between warrior (we will all collectively rise like Phoenix from the ashes) and worrier (will I ever leave my house again without it feeling like I’m in a scene from The Hunger Games)? The boomerang between these two states is our new normal, the more we … [Read more...] about To The Warriors & The Worriers – The Duality That is Our New Normal
The Importance of Routines During These Difficult Times I’m a creature of habit, or so I’ve learned when I break a routine and then watch myself tailspin from the inside out. Routine is important every day and can be especially grounding when faced with the uncertainty that none of us are immune to … [Read more...] about Inside is the New Sanctuary
By Sabrina Banadyga, Head of Marketing at Sympli. "If I could have one wish granted, my sweet Malia, it would be that you feel comfortable in your own skin. Xo your mama." I’m beyond grateful to be in this place in my life, able to look back at how far I’ve travelled on the dirt road to … [Read more...] about Healing The Moments In Between
How I Found My Journey to Self-love. How I healed my relationship with food and body image and realized a lifelong dream of launching a successful modeling career in my late 50s. Q: For many, sharing their eating disorder recovery/self-love journey story can be therapeutic and healing and can … [Read more...] about A Story of Reinvention at Midlife by Barbie Holmes.