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Fitness Friday: Coffee-It’s Good For You!



Since I was a little girl, I have had a deep love for coffee. My grandfather would always save me the last few sips of his cup – of course by then it would be very little actual coffee and more sugar and cream.


The smell. The taste. The desire for it would perpetuate into my adult years. Only now I sip Americanos or espressos with dairy free milk.


The debate around whether coffee is good or bad for you is supported by several arguments on both sides. In my experience, less is more. I am a fan of coffee and could not imagine my life without it. It makes early mornings tolerable because it’s warm and soothing. I couldn’t imagine catching up with friends at a local café or taking a business meeting without the presence of a cup of Joe.


For each reason coffee may be considered “bad” for you, there is a “but wait”:

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What I Learned From Getting Fired


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I recently read an article about notable women who succeeded after being told no. In the article, Anne Wintour, the infamous editor-in-chief of American Vogue states that she was fired by Harper’s Bazaar earlier in her career. She says “I worked for American Harper’s Bazaar. … They fired me. I recommend that you all get fired. It’s a great learning experience.”

I couldn’t agree with Anna more.

I too have been fired, laid off, whatever you want to call it; it’s really the same result. In 2013, I was in a very different place in my life. I had been working for the same employer for 5 1/2 years and my job had become stagnate. I hadn’t experienced any growth for at least 3 years and I didn’t particularly love the person I reported to, it was just a mess.

I didn’t see a way out. For one, I made great money and living by myself and having a load of debt, mortgage and more, I couldn’t fathom just leaving. Then one day, to my surprise, that decision was made for me.

Two years later, I can tell you that being fired was the best thing that happened to my professional career.

Here a few things I learned after being fired:

1. It’s not the end of the world

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Five Prints, HIPSTORY by Amit Shimoni



Forever on the hunt for fun and affordable art/prints for my office and home, I wanted to start sharing my finds with you.  I love art and especially love how interesting and exciting the changing state of the art world is today.

I stumbled upon Amit Shimoni’s art when I was looking for interesting pictures of Head’s of State for a project I’m working on.  In the HIPSTORY collection Shimoni has taken famed politicos and given them a little hip hop flavor.  Not only is this collection fun, the colours and details are incredible.  I die for the Queen.

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Java Java Java- 5 Fave Coffee Shops in Our Hood


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I like coffee, I LOVE coffee and every morning a cup of joe is part of my ritual; it kick starts my day, literally.  After cutting out dairy a year ago, I love that so many places offer the alternatives of almond milk, soy or even lactose free.

Toronto has been booming lately with amazing coffee shops and we’re fortunate to have many of them steps away from our office. It was hard for us to choose but we’ve picked the top 5 coffee shops in our area that you should definitely visit.

1. Jimmy’s Coffee




Jimmy’s is a local favourite and appeals to the working crowd that needs their caffeine fix; they open at 7 am. The Portland location has been open since 2009 and continues to be super popular.

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