• League of Founders Feature

  • Thank you to League of Founders for reaching out to me via Instagram and requesting a feature on 2Social. We were humbled to be considered and elated to provide our story. Be sure to follow League of Founders on Instagram for inspiring quotes and stories from Founders/Entrepreneurs from around the world. A great way to wrap up a super busy work week! Below is the full interview: Since 2[...]
  • Take Control of Your To-Do List

  • You know how people say walk your dog, don't let your dog walk you? I think the same goes for your to-do list. They can get overwhelming, dreadfully long, and never ending as your day goes on. Take control! Or you might lose control... and your mind. Rather than have 30 coffees and work through the night (that may have been me last year), find a system that works for you and enables you to knock o[...]
  • Starting a Business? Here's some advice...

  • For an upcoming feature on my agency, I was asked the following question: Can you offer a little on advice for starting a business - or what it has been like starting and growing 2Social? They wanted something short, sweet, and motivating... so I gave the best 2-liner I could whip up and had about 100 people read it over. The truth is, there is no short answer for this. So, I thought I would[...]
  • Monday Motivation (or lack thereof...)

  • I must've lucked out, because I can honestly say I LOVE Mondays. I always feel like there is a sense of renewal in a Monday; a new week to challenge yourself, accomplish tasks, and set new goals. However, I realize that I am one of the few who wake up jazzed for the new week and don't really struggle to get out of bed after the weekend. It can take work, especially after a long, hard week or super[...]
  • Mom...

  • You are never too old to need your mother. I especially realized this the other night while I whined with the flu. My mother drove downtown with soup, Tylenol, gingerale, and a weeks worth of groceries. She also took my laundry home with her, washed it all, ironed it, and has it ready for me for the week. During all of this time, she hosted family at her house making them homemade rabbit and p[...]
  • Time for You

  • When is it time to make room for you? Now. Yesterday actually, but you were likely so busy thinking you were happy to realize that you weren't, and now it's time to restart with YOU in mind. This year I made this decision: After a life changing, mostly devastating year of losses, finally I dusted myself off, picked up my feet, and moved the F on, focusing solely on myself (for a change). This p[...]
  • Beauty Must: Province Apothecary

  • Since I have spent a considerable amount of time raving about these products (and their skincare clinic) since I was introduced in March, I thought I'd share this (not so secret) secret with you all... Province Apothecary Skincare Clinic & Products When you are stressed, tired, or over worked, your skin will communicate it to you. Even if you think you are fine and powering through, your[...]
  • Cereal Entrepreneur Feature

  • A giant thank you to Cereal Entrepreneur for the awesome feature on their blog and Instagram! I am certainly in great company, and in being featured, connected with some brilliant creative personalities from all over the world. Here is the full article, below: Originally working as a freelance community manager, Lauren Shirreffs, was lucky to connect with many local businesses and grow h[...]
  • Opinion: Qualities of an Entrepreneur

  • I read lots of wonderful articles that detail the qualities and personality traits of successful entrepreneurs, mainly to see if I possess the same daily routines or mantra's of some of my inspirations. Some yes, some no... but after all these articles and reads, I can only suggest the following must-have's that I attribute to success (both as an entrepreneur, and as a fellow human being). 1. P[...]
  • Thankful.

  • "Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Thanksgiving. A great weekend for reflection, gratitude, long walks, and perfect weather (paired with WAY too much food). Let life's ups and downs remind you, you are alive. Be thankful for every moment, even the shitty ones. Mistakes are there to learn from, hard times are there to add character.[...]
  • Cafe Bar Pasta

  • I finally made my way to Cafe Bar Pasta for a tasting of their delicious menu offerings, in time to toast with them a "Happy One-Year Anniversary". We sat at the front, looking out onto the busy Dundas West street of... a random mix of people. (I love people watching, especially when I eat... feels very, Paris) I started with the Local Bufala Mozzarella salad, with baby arugula, heriloom[...]
  • It's Bedtime

  • What you do before bed could make you more successful I really like to get the most out of my day, try to squeeze in everything I can, wrap up all loose ends, and then tip off the night with some down time; this is definitely harder than it sounds. So, I am constantly attracted to those "Things Successful People Do Before Bed", type-of articles, and I have found few things helpful, that may be [...]
  • Extra-Canadian

  • Everyday I love our country. Not once a year on Canada Day, literally every day I am thankful for living here. I have had the pleasure to live abroad (temporarily) and love traveling as often as work allows, but there is nothing quite like the feeling of coming... home. I love the smell of Autumn, I love the first snowfall, I love the lakes and rolling mountains, I love the cameo's of wildl[...]
  • Work-Life Balance

  • If you saw the above, "Work-Life Balance", and you are sitting there thinking to yourself: what is that? Something needs to change. The world is a crazy and unpredictable place. Time goes faster and faster every single year, and as you get older (and wiser), it is most important to stop for a moment, breathe, enjoy, live, love and laugh, in order to really soak up the very best parts of life. [...]
  • Love Them Anyway.

  • Global Warming Tee's just launched NEW racer back tank option, "Love Them Anyway." Order at global-warming.ca, and use the discount code FREESHIPPING until Sunday to get your tank in time for the blazing summer! When I was in grade 6 (many moons ago...), I was asked to represent the school at the Mother Teresa event at the Rogers Centre (at that time, it was still the "Skydome") amongst, wh[...]
  • Fit Organix: Who, What, and Why.

  • Did you know that people who eat at irregular times run a greater risk of developing insulin resistance and what is known as metabolic syndrome, according to a study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet. Gone are the days where we power through a day without eating (or even realizing) it is lunch! As a creative and health conscious bunch, at 2Social we know how important it[...]
  • Portland Variety

  • Finally, a place where I can sit, read a book, smell the flowers, indulge in a classic cup of coffee, and pretend I am Europe... Introducing, Portland Variety. The brainchild of Le Gourmand's (See: Best Cookies In The City Ever) Milton Nunes, Portland Variety will be opening on June 2nd and inviting the neighbourhood in for complimentary organic drip coffee  from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. While th[...]
  • Just a regular work day... at 2Social.

  • Cue Songza, warm up our delicious Fit Organix breakfast, kickstart the Keurig, and crack open the lap top for another sunny Thursday at 2Social... This week... we launched our website!! A new face, logo, and details into our services and clients, in time for the busy summer months! Our favourite thing at 2Social is to talk, both online and offline, and especially about social media, marketin[...]
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