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Keeping the Faith (A Better Way to Beat Trump & All He Stands For)

Keeping the Faith (A Better Way to Beat Trump & All He Stands For)

There are two kinds of people when it comes to dealing with injustice. The first kind are people like me who get so angry they want to bash something or drink themselves into a stupor. Since I’m not a big drinker I took up kickboxing…

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Canadian By Design

Canadian By Design

No doubt you noticed that Meghan Markle wore a coat by LINE The Label, a Toronto designer, in her debut as Prince Harry’s bride-to-be on Monday. Should you be coveting that coat, you are out of luck. Other women have already made a run for…

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What do you do if you miss a meeting?

What do you do if you miss a meeting?

Have you ever been stood up? You know, like when you have arranged a conference call or a meeting and the other person is MIA. Well, last week this happened twice (don’t worry, I bought a lottery ticket). And it got me thinking about business…

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Ottawa Field Trip: Ballsy Art & Burritos

Ottawa Field Trip: Ballsy Art & Burritos

John had to go to Ottawa for a work thing last week so I begged to tag along. Ottawa is pretty awesome in the fall, although the summer weather wasn’t helping to speed up the autumn colours. I was really happy to be able to…

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Communication Strategy: What Melania Should Have Said to Ivana

Communication Strategy: What Melania Should Have Said to Ivana

I have been trying to pay less attention to U.S. news and more attention to things I can influence in my own backyard. I even disabled those irritating CNN Breaking News updates that used to flash across my screen. But there was one news item…

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My Riverdale: Caribbean Dutchpot

My Riverdale: Caribbean Dutchpot

It’s Wednesday night. John is in PEI so it’s just the dog and me. I don’t feel like cooking. I rarely feel like cooking for myself. But when it comes to my family, I make award-winning dinners even on school nights. Monday night, I made…

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My Ottawa: Norde Bridal

My Ottawa: Norde Bridal

I was not a sentimental bride. After my wedding, I did not lovingly have my dress dry-cleaned and boxed with romantic notions that it would be the “something old” worn by a future daughter. Even if I had had a daughter, my guess is that…

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Can we trust the Globe and Mail if we can’t trust their Executives?

Can we trust the Globe and Mail if we can’t trust their Executives?

  Do you trust people who act one way in public and another in private? The helpful neighbour who shovels your walk but leaves dirty socks around the house for his spouse to launder? The leadership guru who belittles her own employees? The politician who…

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Eden Baylee: Banker Turned Erotica Writer

Eden Baylee: Banker Turned Erotica Writer

It’s crazy the number of super talented and super nice women in my life. It’s like I’ve got the market cornered on “Super Nice Talented Female Friends” (SNTFF). But it’s an added bonus to not only have a SNTFF but to be able to write…

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My Ottawa: Adorit Boutique

My Ottawa: Adorit Boutique

Last month I went on a little field trip to Ottawa, my home town, to write a few profiles of business merchants in the ByTown Market area. I loved meeting Emma Inns, the owner of Adorit Boutique. She only sells clothes that are kind to…

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