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#AlltogetherAtHolts – You could be featured in the spring 2016 campaign and win a shopping spree worth $1,500!

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#AlltogetherAtHolts – You could be featured in the spring 2016 campaign and win a shopping spree worth $1,500!

Had to blog about the AllTogetherAtHolts campaign. Have you heard about it?



What’s in it for you?

You could be featured in the spring 2016 campaign and win a shopping spree worth $1,500!

All you need to do is share a photo or video of  yourself on social media using #AllTogetherAtHolts. Then, nominate the style icon in your life to join the conversation!

Want to elevate your selfie? Visit the Holt Renfrew in-store photo booths and selfies stations that recreate the campaign backdrop and post your enter from there. Click here to find your local Holt Renfrew store!




Have you heard of Carl’s Crew? I’ve been keeping track of the health challenges from Carl Savard, Subway Canada’s Commit to Fit brand ambassador.

Week two of the program just started, and Carl’s Crew is asking us to list something that has been put off for a long time. This was a simple choice for me, but something that I find challenging to accomplish. When the combination of work, family and social life make it hard to find extra time in the day, it’s easy for health and wellness to fall to the wayside. Here are my three goals for the next month:

1. Meal prep ahead of time to avoid dining out
2. Head to the gym at least four times per week
3. Consume less carbohydrates, instead replacing them with fruits and vegetables

These are simple goals – but when life gets hectic, we often look for the easiest solution to solve our hunger pangs. This often means consuming fast foods high on sodium, saturated fats and carbohydrates. These foods can make us feel better in the short-term, but their long-term consequences can be severe. Staying on track with Subway Canada and Carl Savard should help me to achieve my goal.

Be sure to follow Carl on Twitter @SUBWAYCarl to stay up to date on what’s happening with the Crew and for his weekly #MondayMotivation videos. If you’re looking for a health and fitness buddy, it’s easy for your friends to join #CarlsCrew too! Anyone can opt-in to receive the weekly challenge emails by signing up on the SUBWAY® Canada Facebook Page.

Growing Women’s Health at Shoppers Drug Mart

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Growing Women’s Health at Shoppers Drug Mart


Shoppers Drug Mart is a big supporter of women’s health. And that’s why every year they hold an annual campaign to help raise money for local women’s health initiatives.

This year the campaign has a new name: Growing Women’s Health.

From now until October 9th, you can help Shoppers Drug Mart raise money, by donating a $1 or more every time you make a purchase.

Since 2002, this campaign has raised over $26 million. And last year it supported over 480 charities, with proceeds going to initiatives that improve services at local hospitals, support mental health programs, and more.

You can visit your local Shoppers Drug Mart to find out what local charities you’ll be helping. And together we can help women feel beautiful, strong, and supported.

OneWalk to Conquer Cancer – Toronto 2015


OneWalk to Conquer Cancer – Toronto 2015


This past Saturday, over 4.5 thousand participants came out to support the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s OneWalk to Conquer Cancer in Toronto. Together, survivors and supporters walked 25K through Toronto’s downtown neighbourhoods.

An incredible $7.5 million was raised and designated to 15 different cancer funds. These funds will help scientists detect cancers earlier, diagnose cancer with more precision and target treatment for each patient, as well as provide support for patients and families through their cancer journey.

The title sponsor for the OneWalk to Conquer Cancer was Shoppers Drug Mart, and they rallied together over 700 participants for this year’s walk, and raised over $700,00.

Want to take part next year? Mark September 10th on your calendar, and visit to register. It’s never to early to start raising awareness.

Saturday. Do you turn off or do you actually do work as well.


Saturday. Do you turn off or do you actually do work as well.

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So how you spend your Saturday morning? Do you get to sleep in? Maybe you have to work on Saturdays?

I wake up, make a coffee and go to my desk to check my email. I try to finish up anything I didn’t complete the previous work week. As an entrepreneur I don’t always have the luxury of turning “off”. I must say however, that I am really trying to “TURN OFF”.

My claim to fame – I am always available. That might have been okay in my younger days, but it certainly is not true for me anymore.  Does this blog post count as work?

I remember my first Blackberry. I had one of the first ones on the mobitext. It changed my life. I used to be on the road all day, then I would have to spend a couple of hours after work replying back to all of the email messages in my inbox. My Blackberry saved me an hour or two everyday. I made it my mission to get everyone I knew on a Blackberry and all of my friends, colleagues and clients were happy to do so at my request.

Now everything has changed.


Friday Night. Do you have a Weekly Ritual?

Back in the day – I couldn’t wait for the weekend. Friday night and you would NEVER catch me at home. After all – it was the weekend!

Now, I look forward to coming home, getting into my cozies, ordering in dinner, and enjoying a nice glass of wine. The thought of actually having to get ready to go out on a Friday night is just no longer appealing. Not only that, I really don’t have the energy.

Another reason – I like to get up early. The thought of sleeping in on a Saturday actually seems like such a waste of time precious free time. How about you? Do you have the luxury of sleeping in on Saturdays? Do you enjoy being tired on Saturday morning?