27 Power Life Statements

Every once in a while a blog post comes along that makes you get curious about yourself. Question your intentions, your values, your why, what you live by. Anchors you into your truth.  The other day I was reading a blog post about the writers ’27 Life Power Statements’ + it peaked my curiosity about what…

Please Be Kind – A Plea from a Small Business Owner

I’ve been a small business owner for three years now. Before that, I worked for a small, family-run, business. I wouldn’t change it for the world, but, I do want to ask one small favour of you, if you’re reading this: Please be kind. I don’t know when or why it happened, but it seems like…

Relationships and Small Business

The life of a small business owner can be a challenging, yet rewarding balancing act. Sometimes it seems like there isn’t enough time in the day to ensure that all our business needs are taken care of. Throw in a full time job, and this balance may become even more precarious. So what gets moved…

Entrepreneurship and Mental Health: Breaking The Silence

This is a bit of a new post for me. It’s also one of the most important. Quite recently, Instagram released a new campaign called #HereForYou. The goal of this campaign is to bring together stories from Instagram users around the world who struggle with mental illness. I love this campaign because it gives those…

When and How to Say No as a Small Business Owner

“No.” The most dreaded word that we small biz owners hate to use. Why? Because it says no to money, no to exposure and generally makes the person on the receiving end unhappy. But what happens when saying yes too many times starts to take its toll on us? Making us unhappy in the end? Last…

How to deal with negative comments online

Your company receives a negative review or comment on social media, it’s an ugly feeling, we know. But don’t let your emotions take the wheel on this, there’s a simple formula for diffusing and dealing with negativity online. Here’s six simple steps to dealing with negative comments: Read carefully: read the post carefully and ask yourself…

Emotional Support in Small Businesses

At the beginning of the year, I took some time to map out my blog post schedule. In my effort to blog with more regularity, I sat down and planned what days and which topics would be published all the way through to the end of June. When it came to this week’s post, my…

Stronger than Hate – Social Media and Cyberbullying

Does anyone else remember that time when Facebook (at least I think it was Facebook) allowed you to send anonymous messages to people? My memory is vague but I remember there was a either a pink female symbol or blue male symbol next to the message and no rules or restrictions.   That is what…

Boss Babe Breakfast: Vegan Chocolate Breakfast Pudding

There’s no rest for the #girlbosses of YYC. It feels like just yesterday you were celebrating the end of holiday season and now you’re already gearing up for spring markets and weddings! This month, I’m bringing you dessert for breakfast. Why? Because you work hard and deserve to eat chocolate whenever you want.   You’ll…

One of ‘Those Days’

This post was originally published on April 18. 2016 on www.saltwatertea.com – it has been reposted here with permission. All photos by Sarah Beau Photo. We’ve all had that day where it feels like absolutely nothing is working. You try one thing and it doesn’t work, so you move onto the next, and the next,…