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Julia, I am so sorry to learn of the huge loss and intense grief you have experienced. And so young. Mental Health is so precious and most of us just take it for granted. I hope your mother is in a place without so much anguish and can see what an amazing, beautiful mother you have become.
1 month, 1 week ago on Cathartic Dream
Chewing gum really helps me! I also will brush my teeth right after dinner to try and avoid snacking.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com/blog/2013/10/party-food/healthy-is-easy-on-the-go-with-lean-cuisine-honestly-good
I definitely did NOT look this good when I had a 6 week old baby! Beautiful pics!
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 – The Ultimate Wedding Planner
I love it! I am in the process of moving over from mainstream cleaning products as well as cosmetics and body products to ones with less toxins.
9 months ago on A Poem for a Toxin-Free Generation by Shane Koyczan
Well, I've found the perfect content for the "Dear PR people" page on my blog! :)
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1 year ago on I Hate PR People: The Rules of Pitching Bloggers and Media
Oh, how did I miss this one? Oh well, I enjoyed your summary much more than living through it live I think!
1 year, 1 month ago on Five Simple Steps to a Classic PR Disaster
@ginidietrich I don't wear glasses either, but I *still* couldn't resist a pair of WPs! (http://www.julieharrison.ca/living/impractical-purchasing-nyc-edition-part-1/) Now I want another pair!
1 year, 1 month ago on What Warby Parker Teaches Us about Brand Loyalty
@belllindsay Ha! Well I'm sure that blogger had just tons of companies beating down his/her door with 6 figure offerings after complaining on twitter. ;)
1 year, 2 months ago on Work: It's Not Always About The Money
This is an interesting post, and as someone who has what might be called a "mommy blog," I've seen it said and debated many a time. And yet, it continues to be an interesting post because it is a timeless topic.
Sure, people work for free all the time. But it depends what one considers "work" and what ones considers "free." So, if I am reading a business book on my own personal time, am I "working" for free? If I write a blog post and get paid in free cereal, is that still working for "free"? If I submit a piece of graphic design to a company on spec as part of an RFP? As a freelance journalist, submitting a piece for review without having a contract in hand? etc. etc.
Like Gini notes, I do work for free ... but it's terribly selective at this point. And I wouldn't consider it "free," because I eventually see it returning back to me in one form of benefit or another. When it is utterly one-sided, that is when you find bloggers raising their hands in frustration.
1 year, 3 months ago on Work: It's Not Always About The Money
@belllindsay @ginidietrich @jasonkonopinski Ha!
1 year, 3 months ago on How Social Media Affects Your Job Search
Well, now that you are hiring Canadians, I will begin "Operation Worming." ;)
Sounds fantastic! Would love to attend. Hopefully, an online version will be launched soon too?
1 year, 3 months ago on New U of Toronto Certificate in Digital Strategy and Communications Management launches winter 2013
Congrats Michaela! Enjoy!
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1 year, 4 months ago on Announcing the winner of the IABC Summit Day Pass!
Yes, from my own experience as a book lover, I know how fabulous I've felt when a big-name author I admire takes the time to respond to something I've said about their book. (This post from UnMarketing tells it all: http://www.unmarketing.com/2011/01/11/the-awesomeness-of-being-a-2-0-author/)
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1 year, 4 months ago on What Guidance Would You Give to An Algonquin College Student on Online Identity and Career Advancement?
Yes, this is a good point! (And one I'm not particularly great at either ...) Thanks for sharing this!
Ha! Noted! :)
1 year, 4 months ago on School for Bloggers: Vlogging (#BlissdomCA)
@Joe Boughner Yes, it's all quite saturated these days. But as I was telling the students -- if only one person reads your blog and it's a future dream employer -- then that's all that matters. Just do what you do well. You don't need internet fame, you just need your own community. (p.s. I used the term "douchebaggy" as an adjective in class today. Oops!)
@spydergrrl I love this. This makes so much sense.
@krusk These are such great tips! I think there's been a massive societal change ... where at one time you could separate your work from your professional life. But when you go online, it's all mixed in (whether you like it or not).
@phdinparenting You've raised some really important points. In particular, I often grapple with what my children (or future) children would think if they read this? It's hard to know, but being conscious of it certainly helps.