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Find Your Stride, FEEL The Difference.

I had the privilege of working with my dearest friend Joan Willms when she invited me to her farm to be a willing participant in the FEEL (Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning®) program through her new business, Turquoise Tohi. My first thought was…oh no! I didn’t want a therapy lesson! After a few heated discussions with myself, I decided to jump in. What the heck, where was I going during COVID-19? I had time! I had 4 lessons with two horses and the "AHA!" moment was revealed in my third lesson when Jackson, the horse, didn’t understand what I wanted him to do. He stood there, looking at me. I had arrived that morning stressed and confused, and the horse knew...

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Tips for Successful Drop Shipping

Drop shipping can create anxiety and stress as it is a very daunting and labour intensive task. Preparation and implementing a system is paramount for a seamless execution. If there is no system, there will be failure. The size of the order is irrelevant; it could be 10 packages, 100 or 1000. It’s all about moving the line of production easily and “directing the traffic” to the right person.  Let’s say you have 300 people who require their gifts delivered to their homes. How do you get started? 

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Does Gifting Really Matter During A Pandemic?

There was a time when clients used to fill their cupboards with all kinds of giveaways for those “just in case times”. Sometimes an unexpected international client would visit or a last minute meeting was called and a complimentary gift was expected.  Times have certainly changed.  I’m not sure how many orders for pens and mugs are currently ordered for giveaways since the pandemic. There is no one in corporate offices to receive them and give them away. If you are ordering a pen and a mug, it would probably be a kitted along with some other very cool items in a gift box and drop shipped at the recipient’s home. That pen and mug now have a different meaning that...

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Your Stress-Free Guide to buying Corporate Gifts this Holiday Season

As the Holiday Season approaches, we start thinking about gift giving. It is no secret that this year is like no other. COVID 19 has turned our worlds upside down and inside out. We now have to consider issues we never thought about before. It’s important to understand what is going on in the hearts and minds of our recipients. As the giver of presents, consider what has been going on in your head these past few months, and what type of gift you would like to receive. Many of us are fearful and anxious for many reasons…COVID 19 is a moving target and we don’t know what the end will be or when. It has been an extremely difficult...

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Dunoon Mugs: Love in Every Sip!

With the money we spend on specialty coffee and teas, you’d think we would consider what cup or mug we’re using to drink our special hot beverage. As a lover of Dunoon mugs for many years, I can tell you from experience that when you hold one of these perfectly designed and decorated bone china mugs, you will have the ultimate enjoyable drinking experience. For those of us who are serious about that cup of freshly perked, high-quality coffee, a balanced steeped tea or a delicious and frothy hot chocolate, Dunoon is the perfect mug for your time out. Just holding a Dunoon mug is the time you spend enjoying those 15 minutes!  The designs are all done by artists from the UK....

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