It seems like more often than not, we all struggle to find a healthy work/life balance. Whether you are 25 and single or 40 and happily married with children, it is typically very difficult to manage career and our personal lives.
Because I work in social media, and essentially from my phone, I have a hard time disconnecting when I leave the office. I use social media a lot in my personal life, so I am usually always on my phone. That being said, with one touch of a button, I can easily switch to the accounts I manage for work and get caught up responding to comments and answering direct messages even when I am out of the office.Read More
When I was pregnant with my first child 11 years ago, a spinner of mine offered me a photo shoot with Helen Tansey as a ‘baby gift’. Little did I know this encounter would result in me meeting a person that would become a dear friend of mine whilst capturing some of the most beautiful moments in my life. Helen Tansey is a photographer. She works out of a quaint little studio in Toronto, and has a warm and loving energy that makes you feel instantly at ease in her presence. Helen is well known for head shots, pregnancy/family shoots and is hired for offsite shoots as well. Within the last couple of years she took on a new project that really moved me. She created a series of photo essays called Sundari Woman to chronicle the beauty of the natural aging process of women over 40. She uses the art of photography to capture a moment that exudes true pure beauty, and makes her subjects feel special and beautiful. In a time where women have come so far in fighting for their rights in the workplace, within politics and to be treated as equals, Helen showcases the true natural beauty that comes with aging. I wanted our readers to meet this brilliantly talented Toronto photographer, so I invited her to share parts of her journey with all of us.Read More
Workation, (noun) – a working vacation, where you go to an exotic location and complete specific tasks or accomplish a goal before you leave. Workationing isn’t about taking a vacation from work. Workationing is about fully immersing yourself in your work while also building in ways to pamper yourself and unwind so you can be even more effective and productive. And digital nomads are reportedly 13% more productive than their in-office counterparts.Read More