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Community, Conscious Entrepreneurs, Ethical Entrepreneurs, Pride Month, Social Justice -

We’re deep into Pride month, and I’ve been hemming and ha-ing for weeks about whether or not it’s appropriate for me to post a rainbow or trans flag on my Singing Bowl Granola social media pages.

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Conscious Entrepreneurs, Ethical Entrepreneurs, Ethical Shopping, Fair Trade, Giving Back, Granola, organic, Social Justice -

I am always researching the ethical and environmental components of my ingredients, aiming to source those which are most aligned with my values.

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Conscious Entrepreneurs, Ethical Entrepreneurs, Resistance, Social Justice -

It was cellular déjà vu for me. When I looked up, I didn’t see a modern Canadian family with modern devices - I saw my grandparents huddled around the radio with their parents and siblings and my young father, listening to Hitler’s speech, the morning of April 6th, 1941, which ended with him wishing the residents of Belgrade a very good day. And then, a few minutes later, the bombs fell.

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Connections, Conscious Entrepreneurs, Ethical Entrepreneurs, Social Justice, Transgender parenting -

This blog post was started a few days before the latest hate rampage by the US president against transgender people. While I am encouraged by the massive public support for the trans community, we still have a long way to go before discrimination ends. Now feels like a good time to complete and post it.   Well, it happened again. A friend recently asked me, “Are you okay? How are you doing?” Then, “It must be tough. You’re so brave!” as if I were suffering some ghastly disease or grievous loss. In fact, this heartfelt concern is because I happen...

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BCFPA, Community, Conscious Entrepreneurs, Ethical Shopping, Fair Trade, Farmer Direct Coop, Fruandes, Healthy Breakfast, Local Business, Small Business, Social Justice -

So, the other day I drove to Vancouver to stand in front of a panel of seven judges and give a four-minute pitch to convince them that Singing Bowl Granola should win the BC Food Production Association’s “Product of the Year” award. That four-minute pitch not only took an entire day of travel, but also a week of reflecting on the past six years of business and figuring out what the heck I’m actually doing here. I got up at 4:30am, pumped and empowered. The travel gods were with me. Every time I doubted my route, a low-flying eagle would...

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