it’s been just over a year of adopting jupiter 🐕 (@imjupi), and her second birthday just passed! i officially don’t have a puppy anymore - i have a teenage dog. time flies.
since adopting a high-energy german shepherd / doberman puppy, i’ve had a huge lifestyle change, especially when it comes to my health. i have to share some crazy facts about this:
🐾 touching a dog slows down your heart rate, and lowers your blood pressure. dogs help with anxiety and depression, and reduces the chance of heart strokes. this is why we have puppy therapy at universities!
🐾 dog owners have longer lives. this is because of a combination of being social, active, and making new friends. having a high-energy dog means meeting new people all the time while exercising. whether it’s going out for walks, hikes, swims, and parks, there’s always somebody new to talk to.
🐾 having a dog while raising a family reduces the chance of a baby’s allergies, eczema, or asthma!
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Hey there 👋🏽 Owner + Creative Director of Avocado Toast Post, @j.m.pomeroy here! I didn’t end up writing an editors/publisher note, as I’ve always found them to be quite self-indulgent (and awkward) to write; I do however, want to take a moment to thank everyone for the unbelievably positive feedback we’ve received about issue NO.02! This magazine started after I saw a serious lack in the industry. As a writer and journalist who has contributed to over 20 local and international outlets, I saw a serious theme... I was always the youngest person in the room; often one of a few women; and almost always the only woman of colour in the room. The print industry, and journalism in general, is dying: I think a huge part of that is because we are being fed the same content, in the same way, by the same kinds of people. We are here to change that—unapologetically! It’s time the industry got an overhaul.
The amount of engagement, messages, and brands reaching out to us for collaborations is unreal, and have made me so so excited to witness, and be a part of this new community’s growth 🙌🏽 Have an idea for an editorial spread or a story? Submissions for Issue NO.03 begin September 30th, and go through until October 15th. For all media inquiries, send us a line at email@example.com 🥑
a question i get asked often: how do i pick a niche? where do i start?
start by doing everything, and pick your niche where you have the most fun. you’ll know what your niche is when you care about it immensely, when you feel a calling, when you feel valued and gratified.
how did you find your niche?
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Hello! If you don't know, I am Mithalee - the owner-operator of this broth biz. Though I have been involved in the food industry for over a decade as a line cook, chef, head of food production, kitchen manager, caterer (amongst other roles) this is my first foray into the entrepreneur side of things.
This industry is challenging af, and the more marginalised groups you fall into, the more challenging it is. I've been feeling that for real since the inception of my little business.
Lately though, my heart has been so full of gratitude for this opportunity. My deep belief is that the products I make are medicinal and support healing. I'm a true Taurus in that I thrive on nurturing people (and also in that I am disturbingly passionate about food... but that's besides the point I am trying to make). More and more people have been giving me the feedback that my broth has helped them heal from injuries, chronic pain, surgeries, gut issues etc and every time I hear that I feel a vast sense of fulfillment. Many of the regular consumers of my broth are elderly, and I feel truly blessed to be able to support them especially with their physical care.
Whatever the outcome of all my blood, sweat and tears put into this venture, I feel successful (despite what capitalism may claim!).
let’s build meaningful relationships. let’s connect and dive deeper.
this is always what i’ve aimed to do when i stepped into event planning, and so far, it’s been a whirlwind.
event planning is one of the most rewarding, fun, stressful, crazy, and unpredictable experiences you’ll ever go through (and if you’ve ever planned one, you know exactly what i’m talking about)!
this summer is packed with upcoming events i’ve had in mind for a long time that are coming to life! i’d love to have you there, so come through!
* @uncoveryourbrand launch party, july 20th
* @limitless.panel, july 27th
* @empowher.events business showers: celebrating women owned businesses, aug 6th
will i be seeing you there?
with two more semester left at @simonfraseru, i wanted to share some school tips with you that i’ve picked up over the past 4 years! 🤓
✍🏼 take advantage of your university’s online library for more than just academic articles. i’ve found some great marketing and design books there!
✍🏼 leverage the fact that you’re a student. you’ll find that 99% of professionals will always say yes, & will want to help you just because you’re in school. being a student can also save you mad dollars on your everyday purchases, so always ask for a student discount, even if it isnt disclosed!
✍🏼 this is the time to take your biggest risks: start that business. begin investing. date people. this is the best time to try new things and fail.
✍🏼 want to save on tuition & make money? find a job within your school. a lot of them will cover a portion of your semester tuition, depending on the workload.
✍🏼 befriend your professors. not only will it help you through your class, but your profs will help you build connections outside of your classroom into your professional career.
have any more school hacks? comment them down below! i can talk about this topic forever. hope you had a great start to the semester, friends. 👩🏻💻
Cold Water Springs offers the top 10 best tasting water in the world. We have not done anything to this water other than take it straight from Cold Water Springs located in Merrit, BC and bottle it into these reusable glass bottles. 🌲
Did you know we even have a refill station in Abbotsford where you can take home large jugs?! 👀
Bold and unapologetic- this client of mine is my kindred spirit sister 🖤
3/3 session are in the books but we will definitely need a little more love along the hairline and center part to get it where we need it to be 🖊 A touch up within the year is also waiting for her.
I know, I know! I am over compensating in the pictures because the photos I took do not do this transformation justice 🙇🏻♀️
Come sit in my chair... I got you🖤 Lana@inkbarber.com
THATS JUST CRAZY UGLY “I’ll try but wow”. I spent $120.00 on this crazy ugly plant and as usual I lack a green thumb or water. So I do what every self respecting, have to save things do. I gave it to my daughter who has been bragging of her 40 some plants. I immediately got it down from the height of can’t reach and slipped it on her front porch in dead of night to surprise her. Well! Texts have been making the rounds “this is a rescue and release mission for sure”. She has her supporters to. “You spent how much?” “Your fakes are better looking”. So now I am to inform you all. I’m not allowed to buy anymore plants which is hilarious because I found this huge aloe Vera plant (and I mean huge). Dead of night, well meaning and will take up a huge corner of a small house. Lol. #plantsofinstagram#local business #vancitybuzz#vancouverbusiness@revampfurnitureandgarage
Learn to clean your skin in just 3 Easy Steps
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Apply toner/Essence right after you have cleansed your skin, while it is still damp. Toners or Essence help to prepare your skin to absorb moisturizer and minimize the appearance of pores.
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Moisturizers provide a protective layer to the skin that locks in moisture and keeps skin hydrated. This hydration is what gives your skin a smooth, luminous appearance. Don't skip this step even if you have oily/combination skin.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Which means that it’s important to take good care of it. It is never too late to start your skin care regime. Let us know if you have any questions.
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We have a few openings with the amazing & talented Camille! .
Tonight, Thursday September 19th at 730pm & Saturday September 21st at 9am and 12pm
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Throwback to this beautiful couple and their mini engagement party! #sipsiphooray
WHAT THEY SEE
One of my most favourite parts of working with the light is getting messages like this 👇
It’s familiar and not familiar at the same time. The way the colours overlap and come together and then come apart is so beautiful. It’s like a nervous system treat. You lay back, marvel at the light and your body feels so good afterwards. I’m chilled right out. I feel weightless.
With mortgage rates at historic lows there’s never been a better time to buy your first home. Let a Blanca Lending specialist help you understand the options available to you at this important stage in your life. #blancalending#firsttimehomebuyer#mortgagespecialist
👯 My fellow female entrepreneurs: I know from working with 100s of you that it’s not always easy to put your name forward for opportunities. I used to question myself as a business woman “Am I really ready enough / big enough / known enough to go for this?” and having someone give me a little nudge to apply usually led to getting opportunities I didn't think were "for me". Most days still I question how much space I allow myself to occupy. It’s an ongoing process to learn to put my hand up.
Earlier this year I got to know the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs @fwecanada gang while doing a project with them. They are ALL IN for female run businesses and solopreneurs with their mentoring and education programs - as well as helping to fill that funding gap with their Pitch For The Purse program. So this is me saying: check out their account and link to applications, DM me if you want a nomination or connection and be ready to put your hand up!
35214 hours ago
Create great products and services. I see many business trying to cheat the system to rank high on search.
If users or customers are not coming to your business, there may be something wrong with the overall process of your business.
Do users want your service or products? Are they actively looking to seek a service like yours ?
Ranking on search is not the goal, the goal is to rank for search terms users are actively looking for.
What is your strategy to bring more eyes to your business?
Say hi to @kristinlbower 🎉! Another one of our speakers at tomorrow’s Mindfulness & Leading with purpose event (tickets in our bio)! •
An award-winning diversity and inclusion professional, Kristin brings her two decades of experience to a wide variety of clients through her Diversity & Inclusion consulting business, Kristin Bower Consulting. She has studied Human Resources Management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and Diversity & Inclusion at the University of British Columbia. •
Kristin has led work in the areas of diversity & inclusion strategy development, intercultural competency and unconscious bias training, workplace culture, Reconciliation and Indigenous history, disability and inclusive employment programs and mental health awareness and training. •
Kristin is a frequent speaker at conferences and in workplaces on the topics of diversity and inclusion and mental health and her writing has been published in Visions magazine and the Good Money blog among other publications and she has been featured in the Globe and Mail. An outspoken advocate for deeper awareness of mental health issues, she also writes a blog called Adventures of a Survivor and often includes posts with a human resources and inclusion perspective.
Loving this transformation with the Volume Bold Set!
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The foods you eat, the chemicals you clean with, and the water you drink can all be measured on the pH scale. Your body is a machine, it puts out a huge effort to keep its pH balanced, but sometimes it needs a little help, especially if you tend to eat more acidic foods. 💧
The quickest, easiest, and most convenient way to boost your alkalinity is by drinking natural alkaline water from the Earth. 🌍
This will help protect you from heart disease, kidney disease and stones, lower your risk of diabetes, AND reduce the inflammation in your body (you might be shocked at how this can diminish your joint-pain!). Our water is bottled straight from the Cold Water Springs and has a natural pH of 9.5. Some people spend thousands of dollars on machines to create this pH, but nothing compares to Mother Nature’s magic formula!
We’re creating a community at #EnvisionCoworking that you can connect with for professional development and peer-to-peer support. Consider subscribing to our email list below so we can keep you informed on our educational workshops, special promotions, and other great advantages.
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Orange you glad it’s Fall?🍂
Branding is the new handshake. Pantone Orange 021 is a part of our Y5 Brand Identity. It is one of the many ways we express ourselves to our clients. We know a brand is more than just a logo or icon; even from business cards to packaging to clever slogans. We encourage our clients to showcase their brand at every opportunity.
Don’t be scared to throw a little paint in the walls and make that first impression to your customers a memorable one. How do you feature your brand?
For healing and connection: that’s what Joe Molinari’s work is all about. We redesigned Joe’s website based on his great vibes & positive energy - he’s a counsellor in #Minneapolis , MN. 🤙🏽 Check it out: joemolinari.com
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Dreaming of fall.
Interested in booking your own new baby's portraits? My newborn sessions are conducted in the comfort of your own home in the Greater Vancouver Area so you don't need to travel to a studio with your newly expanded family. I have lots of adorable props and outfits to make your session truly unique.
It's never too early to reserve your session, but it can be too late! Advance booked clients have priority to ensure I can photograph your little one within the first 2 weeks of life and capture all of their precious details before they grow and change forever.
Yesterday’s Advisory Night of Networking was a scene pulled straight out of the Mediterranean! Here are a few from an evening around the grand staircase.
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Let's take a moment to talk about #selfcare . Self care has become a pretty trendy term but what does self care mean to you?
Here is how I look at self care🤔 and it doesn't involve going to a fancy spa to relax my mind or eating at an expensive restaurant. I considered all this to be a treat but not necessarily #selfcare .
🧘🏽♀️Routine = Self Care
🌿Nourishing your body with the right foods = Self Care
🍃Healthy Friendships = Self Care
🧘🏽♂️Unplugging yourself from the Technology = Self Care
Remember, you are the most beautiful and expensive thing you are ever going to own. Take good care of yourself before you take care of others.