Happy International Women's day! I'm a lucky woman. I was born the daughter of a strong and independent woman and have had the good fortune of countless women stand by my side, helping me become the person I am today. To my aunts, grandmothers, cousins, bosses, friends and coworkers; I love you and I am eternally grateful. Now... back to work. A special thank you to Uber for the Goods' team photo and for including us in their Toronto's Celebrated Female Chef feature.  

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bKQXmvdr8o&w=640&h=360] I cannot get enough of Russell Brand, to see someone use their fame as a platform to speak this kind of truth is inspiring to say the least. I can imagine it turns some of his fans off, but too bad he needs too be heard. If you don't like what he has to say I suggest you reflect on why that is exactly. There are some bored looking hosts... which speaks volumes about the business. There is a lot of love pouring out of him. One love.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzlnQ1Z-Fzw&w=560&h=315] I stumbled across this documentary over the weekend on Netflix, it's very beautiful and all the teachers so diverse yet equally inspiring with their unified messages. If it was up to me this doc would be required viewing and this required reading for all. Enjoy this beautiful day! One love.

  We love our brothers here at the Goods and my one and only bro turned 30 yesterday, thank the gods* the kid is finally catching up. I'm blessed to have grown up along side such an amazing person. Luc never gives up and he never settles. He has mastered the art of finding the positive in every situation. He's as stubborn as a terrier but will give you the shirt off his back... and lord knows my friends would love to see him pull that shirt off his back... ugh. His drive and work ethic is an inspiration and I expect big things from this guy in the years to come. Actually I was rallying this weekend for him to run for mayor of Windsor... watch it Francis. Basically Lucas I want to thank you for being the best and while I have been told my entire life that I have the best brother I don't tell you enough that I have the best brother. Thank you for everything and especially thank you for being there for me always. Oh and thanks for introducing me to this gem, I have it on repeat just like you used to! Happy Birthday little brother! Here's to your best year yet. xo *I'm on a Battlestar bender, frak me!  

What? Today is a very special day, it's Parker's 38th birthday. Seems like just yesterday we were standing around the agency lunch table negotiating the terms our first hangout. I can't imagine life without Cat, it'd be very dull indeed. I've watched her become a wife and shortly after a mother (read shot gun wedding), a homeowner then a mother again. While growing her exceptional family she's also grown her career and a new business. She maintains a level of personal style I find exhausting. Always has a story to tell, it's usually too long but entertaining... even if it's the 5th time you've heard it. She can manage a moon meltdown better than most. Has lived more fantastical lives than a dozen people combined and knows the scientific name for every bird and plant in the province. How/why!? She is proof you can have and be whatever you want in this life, I love this woman and I am not alone. I raise this green smoothie to Cat, you beautiful, magical, wild woman! Here's to the best year yet! xoxo