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September 22, 2021

are we there yet?

are we there yet?     There is a famous quote attributed to Lao Tzu that says, “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” Whether it’s […]
July 21, 2021

our home and native land

our home and native land   The words “our home and native land” have been part of our national anthem for decades. But have we ever really thought about what those words mean? Who are we referring to? Apparently not the indigenous people who lived in harmony with the land […]
July 21, 2021

slow down, you move too fast…

slow down, you move too fast….   As the last days of June wind down, and we move into the hot hazy days of summer, there is only one thing to do…nothing. This is the time of year, more than any other, that begs us to just stare and breathe. […]
July 20, 2021

cutting costs

cutting costs   What is the “cost of doing business” these days, and how is it measured? Most of us are working from home, so what has the cost been to our personal life and family relationships? There’s been a lot of discussion about the cost of providing healthcare for […]
July 20, 2021

me, myself and i

me, myself and i   After conducting dozens of interviews with women of various backgrounds and numerous vocations, one thing is very clear. We are not just one thing. We are mothers, sisters, daughters, partners, CEO’s, artists, entrepreneurs, change-makers …the list is lengthy. We have many chapters in our lives, […]
July 20, 2021

it’s a numbers game

it’s a numbers game
July 20, 2021

don’t presume to assume

don’t presume to assume     How often do you make an assumption about someone based on how they look, or what they do? One of the incredible joys in meeting the women who join our community is that our assumptions are constantly challenged. For example, when you meet a […]
April 21, 2021

class dismissed

class dismissed How long we get to spend at ‘earth school’ is not up to us. It can be minutes, hours or weeks, but for the majority of us, if we’re lucky, it’s decades. While we are here we have many teachers: our parents, friends, colleagues and mentors, to name […]
March 26, 2021

dare to compare

dare to compare Last year was one of stark contrasts. Endless comparisons were drawn; how one country dealt with the pandemic vs another, how female leaders faired vs their male counterparts. It was impossible not to compare lifestyles when seeing how various levels of society were affected. When you look […]
March 26, 2021

forward thinking

forward thinking This weekend we move our clocks forward an hour. The timing feels right. The light at the end of our day feels like the light that we’ve been waiting for at the end of a long dark tunnel. How will we emerge into this light? We’ve all seen […]
March 2, 2021

is ignorance bliss?

is ignorance bliss? Overwhelm is a common topic of conversation these days. Trying to manage everyday life in the midst of a pandemic can certainly leave you exhausted and feeling spent. We all need to find balance and take time to unplug from the news of the world. That’s why […]
March 2, 2021

desire to inspire

desire to inspire February is a challenging month. The holidays are long gone and spring feels out of reach. In these groundhog days where do we go for inspiration? Perhaps it isn’t in one place or one person or one thing. Perhaps the place to find inspiration is in everything. […]
February 5, 2021

watchya thinkin

watchya thinkin? One thing this pandemic has granted us is a lot more time to think. And rethink. How many things have you had to rethink this year? Most of us have had to rethink the way we work. We’ve had to rethink the way we educate our children. We’ve […]
February 5, 2021

welcome to 2021

welcome to 2021 It’s a new year, a new day, and a chance for a new beginning. 2020 was a year of unexpected change, where constant upheaval and uncertainty became our “new normal.” Do we move forward into 2021 hoping to return to the ‘good old days?’ Does that even […]
December 22, 2020

A Life Well Lived

Hi, 2020 has been a year like no other. It’s been a year of loss and a year of taking stock. Many of us have taken a long hard look at our lives. Forced indoors and stripped away of our happy distractions, we’ve been left alone with, well, frankly ourselves. […]
November 28, 2020

Leap, and the net w̶i̶l̶l̶ may appear.

Hi, This is the perfect visualization for what it feels like to be an entrepreneur. Those tough days where nagging doubts bubble up to the surface. What am I doing? What if this doesn’t work out? Am I crazy? And the worst one: what will everyone think of me if […]
November 15, 2020

Make ’em laugh

Hi, As the days become shorter, the nights grow longer, and the temperatures turn colder, it’s a perfect storm for our mood to become darker. That’s why this week we’re looking on the lighter side of life. We’re sharing our favourite mood lifters, or hopefully mood stabilizers, at the very […]
November 8, 2020

Freaky Friday!

Hi, When it comes to what scares us these days, we have an abundance of riches to choose from. Normally we don’t delve into politics, but with the upcoming election on November 3rd, Halloween has some serious competition for the scariest night of the year. With a country divided, as […]
October 29, 2020

“Thanks” Giving

Hi, It’s been scientifically proven that if you take the time each day to write down three things for which you are grateful, your happiness will increase by 15 percent. If you reach out and personally thank someone you are grateful to, that feeling can last for a whole month. […]
September 26, 2020

Play Date

Hi, We love autumn. After the long, hot, and lazy days of August, the cool crisp days of September and October infuse us with energy. Running groups suddenly appear on our streets, soccer and ultimate teams gather in the park after work, and all of us (it seems) are being […]
September 15, 2020

You’ve Been Schooled.

Hi, Kids go back to school this week, and it’s pretty clear that in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, this is presenting some problems. But what if this also presents a gift? What if, in an effort to keep our children safe, we’ve uncovered another critical problem; that our […]
August 13, 2020

We shall overcome

Hi, On July 17, 2020, American civil rights leader John Robert Lewis died. This was a man who dedicated his life to fighting racial injustice. For us, it put into perspective the ‘overwhelm’ we are all feeling when it comes to the current universal battle with Covid19. As all battles […]
July 22, 2020

The Big Easy

Hi, We’ve been struggling with what to write this week. Why? Because we’re feeling lazy. It’s July, it’s steaming hot, and everything is slowing down. But maybe that’s a good thing! The last four months have been pretty intense, and maybe it’s just time to take a deep breath and […]
July 2, 2020

Come Together

Hi, With the recent shift in consciousness, and the focus on the Black Lives Matter Movement, this years’ Pride Month has taken on a whole new meaning. No matter what your background, sexual preference, or orientation, the thing that really matters is that you take pride in yourself. How many […]
June 11, 2020

All You Need Is Love

Hi, We are all energy. It is a scientifically proven fact that there is a vibration humming between all of us, and every other living thing on the planet. We may be on different wavelengths, but we are all connected. We believe that energy is love. If you look at […]
June 11, 2020

The Way We Were

Hi, In these uncertain times, many of us are waxing nostalgic about the ‘good ol’ days’. Even Apple has joined in, with playlists featuring the best films of the 80’s and 90’s. And while it may feel that ‘Reality Bites’ these days, over-romanticizing the past can be a ‘Risky Business’. […]
June 11, 2020

The Upside Down

Hi, Some days our glass is half full. Others, half empty.  The stages of grief fluctuate between ‘denial’ to ‘rage’ to ‘acceptance’. How can we accept what we are still struggling to understand? We worry about our physical health while struggling with our mental health.  The term ‘brain fog’ is […]
May 4, 2020

Love In The Time Of Covid

Hi, This is the title that popped into our heads when we were thinking of what we wanted to discuss this week. Then we came across Ester Perel’s podcast of the same name. Obviously, love and Covid are something that is on everyone’s mind. We are several weeks into this […]
April 16, 2020

“You know what I find beautiful about your people? You are at your best when things are at their worst.” –Starman

Hi, This quote is from the 1984 film, “Starman”. Great viewing if you are looking for something to watch this weekend. Jeff Bridges plays an alien who takes on human form for a few weeks to observe human culture.  Even though the film is 35 years old, that particular quote […]
April 1, 2020

The new normal

Hi, Like everyone else we are adjusting to the ‘new normal’. We have taken the last week and a half to think about how we want to move forward and provide the best value for our community. To that end we are launching a zoom video series called “The New […]
March 18, 2020

Leap And The Net Will Appear

Hi, We are women in our 50’s. This is mid-life, a time that brings many changes. Recently we have found that many of our female peers and friends find themselves suddenly kicked to the curb. These women, who have worked faithfully at companies for years, and worked their way up the […]
March 18, 2020

The Times They Are A Changin…

Hi, Greece recently elected their first female President, environmentalist Katerina Sakellaropoulou. In Finland, all the political parties are run by women, and their prime minister, Sana Marin, age 34, is currently the youngest PM in the world. This week we are talking about “Women in Politics”. We love this topic because […]
March 18, 2020

Love, Love Me Do

Hi, Relationships are a struggle. Whether a lover, a business partner or a parent/child, they are designed to challenge us, push our buttons and help us grow. Today we are sharing some tools from a number of experts which (we hope) will give you some perspective. At the heart of […]
March 18, 2020

Blah, Blah, Blah

Hi, Beating the January blahs is such a challenge. That’s why we’re sharing stories of women to admire and inspire at a time when you probably need it most. All the women we have had the privilege to interview for our channel have inspired us, and offered a number of takeaways. […]
March 18, 2020

Please Hold While We Connect You.

Hi, ‘Happy New Year’, seems like an understatement for the year 2020. This is the start of a new decade, and with all the changes afoot, it feels like the dawn of a new age. What will all of this mean for you and your business? If you ask us, […]
March 18, 2020

It’s The Holidays..Ho No!

Hi, The holidays are a nostalgic time. For many of us, this is the time of year when we connect to our ancestral and familial roots. In the spirit of looking back and celebrating the past, we’re sharing two videos from our first channel, eztvonline. You’ll learn ‘how to’ cook, […]
March 18, 2020

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

Hi, Podcasts have exploded! In the last few years they’ve become so popular that it seems you can’t have a brand without having a podcast (we’ve had a debate about this many times ourselves). And the beauty of podcasts is that you can listen to them anywhere. Whether you use […]
March 18, 2020

Don’t panic!!!

Hi, In our culture, being ‘stressed out’ is a badge of honour, and we are all paying the price. Our ‘good girl’ upbringing, our ‘disease to please’, and overcompensating for feelings of being ‘not enough’, is causing a mental health problem among women. When we started this platform, we wanted […]
March 18, 2020

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Hi, There’s something romantic about Halloween. The crispness of the autumn air, the multi coloured leaves, and the warm glow of pumpkins. Ghosts and tiny superheroes roam the streets, looking for the spookiest house, and the best candy. For many of us, it is a favourite holiday. Perhaps […]
March 18, 2020

That’s news to me.

Hi, In a world where we are bombarded with too much information, more and more people are turning to newsletters for a curated version of what’s going on. But how do you make a newsletter that people actually want? For that we turn to an expert and the subject of […]
March 18, 2020

Mum’s the word.

Hi, Over the last 50 years, the definition of what it is to be a mother has changed dramatically. Terms like “working mom” and “mompreneur” have become part of our vernacular. Recently they’ve received some backlash, and have been replaced with terms such as “mother who works outside the home”.  (And as […]
March 18, 2020

Back to business.

Back to business. Hi, In numerology, 9 is the number of “completion”. It is the end of a cycle and therefore the beginning of a new one. Maybe that’s why September, the ninth month of the year, not only means the end of summer but can feel like the real […]
March 18, 2020

We’re all going on a….summer holiday ♫

Hi, It’s the summer, and we’ll be taking the next few weeks off for some much-needed playtime. No one knows the importance of play more than our ambassador Marilyn Barefoot. In this week’s blog, Marilyn explains why connecting to your creative inner child is the secret to solving any problem. If […]
March 18, 2020

All Hail the Fail!

Hi, This week we’re talking about big fat failure. What to do about it. What you learn from it. And why it’s an essential part of success. In our vlog with Tara Hunt she shares how getting fired turned out to be one of the best things that happened to her. […]
March 18, 2020

Ready…Set…GO!

Ready…Set…GO! Hi, This week we are focused on health and fitness, both physical and mental, starting with our video featuring the amazing naturopath, Dr. Meghan Walker. Meghan shares her tips for optimizing the health of “female entrepreneurs and go-getters.” Speaking of go-getters, we recently attended a GIST event. The GIST […]
March 18, 2020

Take more time for yourself…

Hi, It’s officially summer! Remember when you were a kid and had two months off from school and it felt like an eternity. The world was your oyster. Now years seem to fly by in the blink of an eye.This week we’re sharing some of the top tips we’ve researched […]
March 18, 2020

Empowerment: Pride in Yourself

Hi, We are all about women celebrating women and this week we take “pride” in sharing our interview with Drag Queen Miss Luna Dubois who gives us a whole new perspective on how to do that. Taking pride in yourself is also a theme for our featured video with Aisha […]
March 18, 2020

Ethical Entrepreneurs – What’s your impact?

Hi, This week we’re celebrating ethical entrepreneurs. In our latest video we share the story of global youth influencer and entrepreneur Kelly Lovell, who at the age of 25 has a resume that would be impressive for someone three times her age. Focusing on sustainable development and women’s empowerment, she […]
March 18, 2020

Welcome to our first newsletter!

Hi, As this is our first newsletter we decided to make it a celebration of firsts. We’re sharing the first video we made with the dynamic serial entrepreneur and YouTube star Melissa Maker. In this video Melissa talks about her journey from her first cleaning job to the creation of […]