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What have you been doing?

What have you been doing to keep your Employees and Customers engaged and motivated during these challenging times? When the pandemic was announced, most of us went into shock mode. I know I did. The news all around me was like a soundtrack in a bad movie, so I went to another place in my head and carried on working. I quickly gave my head a shake and the first thing I thought about was that I had to continue my routine or it would be disastrous in the weeks to follow. I’m glad I did. Despite what’s going on in our world, it’s been a very creative and enlightening time for me. COVID-19 has forced me to take a...

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Where Have All the Good Words Gone?

I recently watched a documentary called California Typewriters and I must say, I found it fascinating. It was one of those documentaries you get drawn into and watch in its entirety. You don’t even want to check your mobile device for any messages in case you miss something really important, a tidbit of information you didn’t know that may even change your life! Sometimes, all it takes is one sentence someone says and the penny drops. I know the penny dropped for me. That’s how excellent this documentary was! I remember the clicking sound of various typewriters in grade school, high school, offices and in many places in my travels during my youth. The sound of keys hitting the paper...

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Fun & Educational Be Clean. Be Kind. Safety Kits for Kids
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Hello to Everyone, I hope you’re all enjoying the incredible summer we are having. There is much to be grateful for! I really believe that. In my last post, the Be Clean. Be Kind. Safety Kits were introduced. I'm so excited about this kit. I truly believe it can introduce the concept of health, hygiene and safety to kids. While hygiene has always been a priority for all of us; COVID-19 has really brought out the necessity of teaching it to our kids as early as possible. The Be Clean. Be Kind. safety kit was inspired by my Grandson, Matti, who is only 18 months old ❤️. He is already learning the importance of hygiene. The kit was created for children...

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Grow Green & Be Clean. Be Kind.

Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is staying safe, healthy and motivated despite COVID-19. One thing is for sure, we have to keep moving forward!  I would like to share my experience as a business owner during the 3 month lockdown. It has been a very interesting time. Many doors have opened, some have closed and the necessary adjustments are sometimes uncomfortable. My incredible and tough sales mentors, (who taught me early in my career) would say: Take responsibility, live with it and move on! As some of you may know, I started Grow Green Gardening with the intention of selling garden plots to those who have never gardened and the plan was to provide education, workshops, recipe exchanges and asking...

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Pressure Off!

In these challenging times, we all need a break...a few minutes to take a breath and chill out. A time to ensure that our faculties are intact.

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