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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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My Riverdale: New York Cafe

My Riverdale: New York Cafe

I don’t go out for breakfast very much because “dates” with my husband, friends or professional peeps lean toward lunch or dinner. It’s too bad because hands down breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. And I’m very particular about how I start my…

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My Riverdale: Danforth Jewellers

My Riverdale: Danforth Jewellers

I don’t own a lot of jewellery but get attached to the things I have. Last summer I killed two birds with one (gem) stone. I interviewed Jim Pappas from Danforth Jewellers down the street for my Yellow Pages story and also brought in a bag…

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