Monthly Archives: September 2011

Step up for Dress for Success

Categories: Contests

Screen-shot-2011-09-29-at-9.46.49-AM It’s another giveaway. This times it’s for a pair of shoes from for one lucky Canadian gal (sorry States friends, but there will be more giveaways for you in the future). Naturalizer is the shoe brand that is known for making comfortable shoes for the working woman. They are donating $1 from every shoe or handbag sale from September 29-October 2 (up to $20,000) to a  Dress for Success initiative. Dress for Success exists to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive … Continued

imagineNATIVE Film Festival Trailer

Categories: Film + TV

Hey look, I am in a trailer. That’s bear root in that medicine bag. Oh yeah, make sure you go to imagineNATIVE Film Festival because it’s amazing. Seriously one of my favourite festivals in the world. You get to meet lots of Indigenous artists from all over the world. There is little better than that. Also look for the posters that are rampant all across Toronto. Urban Native Girl is taking ovah!

Back to School Barbies

Categories: Contests

Native-GirlAlas it is already the second week of that back-to-school vibe. I am not going to lie, I miss the start of a new semester and the promise that the beginning of a new school year brings. But no worries, I have many projects in the works that will keep me actively and intellectually engaged this school year.  I have been on this #SimplifyStreamline kick for the past few months where I have slowly started to minimize my possessions down to just the bare essentials. It was simply feeling like it was the time to downsize as I move into … Continued

Health Train

Categories: Health

107066491Last January I started a health and wellness class that really started to change my eating habits and get me back into yoga. I am always on a constant struggle with eating properly and exercising as I travel to and fro. But even if you are able to stay in Toronto, the stress of a busy life can always have an impact on having the best health possible. If you are on a journey toward greater health and wellness then I highly suggest the Eat Well Feel Well 6-week class that Registered Holistic Nutritionist Joy McCarthy, of Joyous Health, is … Continued

Taking root not route

Categories: Personal

il_570xN.229627576Photo from capow Etsy When I started my #SimplifyStreamline in early July I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from the entire venture. I knew I needed change in my life and I knew that I needed to shake things up in order to shift directions. I wasn’t entirely sure what that direction was, which is why I spent a lot of time thinking about my goals and what I want in my life. It took a serious time investment, a lot of writing and reflecting, and some goal setting to get myself back on track. So now I have … Continued

Birthday Blessings

Categories: Personal

CakeThis past weekend was full of birthday celebrations. It started out on Thursday night getting spoiled with steak and cake at Wildfire Steakhouse, which was a great way to get the weekend going. Friday night was my actual birthday but I kept it low key and went for some cocktails and nosh at the Earl’s downtown, since I have never been and it was the perfect time to go check it out with some friends.Saturday night was the big bash that my co-worker (aka work husband) threw for me at his condo and we all headed out to Foundation Room … Continued