Ah, modern day life and the cell phone. It seems like the two are completely intertwined, so much so that our phone is often the first thing we reach for when we wake up and the last thing we look at before we go to sleep. As a busy business owner being overly attached to the phone is a constant struggle – there are emails to reply to, social media comments to make, candid on-the-go photos to take and so much more!
Studies from ivy league universities around the world are discovering a direct correlation between cell phone use (read: addiction) and depression or anxiety, which is alarming to say the least. Over the past few months I’ve been actively experimenting with diminishing my cell phone time without impacting my work productivity and here’s what I’ve found. (more…)
Last year I had one simple business goal – to sustain. The studio had grown quickly over the previous years and I didn’t want to risk growing too quickly and then becoming unstable. So I decided to slow things down and to make maintaining my jam-packed schedule and improving work flow processes my goal.
I know, I know, not the most exciting ambition to commit to paper, but a necessary one that allowed me to take the time to tweak, refine and nurture the studio and give myself a full 365 days to figure out my next steps to take my business to the next level.
Well, the new year is here (although I can hardly believe it) and it’s finally time to put my next goals into action – and for the first time ever, I’d like to share the main ones with you, if you’re interested. (more…)
I have this trick that I would like to share with you for boosting productivity and making any work day far more accomplished. It is the easiest thing in the world to master and a ritual that is an essential part of my day-to-day. My trick is…. (more…)
It’s somewhat ironic that I have no words for how much I love reading. However, finding time to curl up with a novel is a challenge when you’re running multiple brands, which means the stack of titles collecting on my nightstand recently started to resemble the leaning tower of Pisa. This year I am resolved to get back into a regular reading rhythm and thought I would share a few tips to help you also rekindle your love of literature, if you’re interested. (more…)
Choosing a place to get married is an enormous decision. Here are the 5 best Toronto wedding venues that I’ve had the pleasure of shooting in. Each of these offers a unique experience, impeccable service, dreamy decor and a sprinkling of magic to celebrate your love in true style. (more…)
Today I would like to share with you a mental shift that I experienced last fall which completely transformed my sedentary lifestyle and lack of passion about fitness. I hope that today’s post may inspire you to pursue a more active lifestyle as well. (more…)
Winter. Oh winter. We meet again. Every year I swear that we’re finally going to become friends, but inevitably I end up under a mountain of blankets whimpering into my fireplace. Well, no more! This year I am resolved to rediscover the extraordinary joys of winter by following these self-imposed guidelines. (more…)