Archives for October 2014

Shiatsu Shaman Massage

My wife and I are always looking for new & creative ways to de-stress, relax, and take our minds of our busy lives of running our own businesses and having 2 young kids! Our good friends John & Christine Ferreira, known as The Shiatsu Shaman and The Shiatsu Shaman's Wife, recently came over to do a Family Shiatsu Treatment for Anne, Rianne, Ryan, and myself! I was first in line lying on … [Read more...]

Blog Mastery @ Beta Collective

For this 5th straight month, we held our Blog Mastery Workshop! For October, we were at Beta Collective in Surrey! Here’s a look back at our first 4 events: 1) Olympic Village 2) MWorkLab 3) The Village Space 4) Relevention Marketing Here's a look back at Hello Vancity's Blog Review of our YVR Bloggers 1 Year Anniversary … [Read more...]

YVR Bloggers 1 Year Anniversary Party!!

Happy 1 Year Anniversary!! This October marks the 1 year anniversary of YVR Bloggers. We first launched in October 2014 at the Hootsuite HQ and here we are 12 events later at the Jewel Ballroom where we held our YVR Bloggers 1 Year Anniversary Party with Julie Connolly, Greg Smith, Anne Shetty, and Dai Manuel as our speakers and David Collins and Liz Lewis as our featured performers! It's … [Read more...]

The Baby & Tot Show

I had the opportunity to speak at another parenting show last weekend! This year, I have had the opportunity to speak at 3 different baby trade shows including: 1) Modern Family Expo in North Vancouver 2) Baby, Belly, & Kid Show in Surrey 3) Baby & Tot Show in Abbotsford Last weekend's Baby & Tot Show in Abbotsford was one of the best - well organized, lots of room, good … [Read more...]

Small Things Considered

It's been a while since I did a book review so when Joel Schwartzberg suggested I review his brand new book called "Small Things Considered: Moments from Manliness to Manilow", I decided to take him up on the opportunity! This is Joel's second book after his ground-breaking "The 40 Year Old Version" where he shared humorously about his divorce and the after-effects. In "Small Things … [Read more...]

Speaking about Travel Blogging at the BC Association of Travel Writers

It was quite the honour to speak about Travel Blogging at the BC Association of Travel Writers last week on Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 from 7-9 pm in Yaletown! I started by sharing about my travel adventures followed by how people can make, market, and monetize a travel blog! Ever since my 20s, I have been passionate about travel. It all started after High School and as I entered University. In my … [Read more...]

Reed’s Ginger Brew

Are you fan of ginger? If you love ginger ale and are looking for something with more of a kick than the standard, run-of-the-mile mainstream ginger ales, check out the delicious and fiesty Reed's Ginger Ale, founded by Chris Reed! These American-style Ginger Ales can be found in natural food stores around the world! We recently got a box for us to try out and review! I personally liked the … [Read more...]

Manulife #CentsAbility Mid-Month Check-In

It's been a fun journey this month tracking my spending and saving money where-ever and when-ever I can. At the beginning of October, I committed to track my spending this month and do a mid-month and end-of-month check in! Here's more about the #CentsAbility Challenge! For my Manulife mid-month check-in, I'll list out the different ways I saved money during my trip to Toronto for the Blissdom … [Read more...]

51 Moments

Moments are precious experiences! They define us, shape us, and transform us to the very core of our being. When we look back, it's really the special moments we remember the most! There have been several life-defining moments in my life: 1) The Moment I was Born 2) The Moment I graduated University 3) The Moment I became a Christian 4) The Moment I met Anne 5) The Moment I proposed to … [Read more...]

The Idea Party

Ideas are at the very heart of innovation, change, and transformation! Tonight, I had the opportunity to present "Blogging for Business: Making, Marketing, & Monetizing Your Blog" at The Idea Party at Suite Genius for the first time ever! I have been to the Idea Party as a participant twice before (once was at the YWCA as part of Vancouver Business Network and the second time was at ING … [Read more...]

GnuSanté – Healthy Snacks for Kids

My wife and I are constantly on the search for healthy, affordable snacks for our 2 kids Rianne and Ryan! Luckily, instead of us looking and not finding, the snacks found us first!! We were recently contacted by Burnaby-based company GnuSanté which makes incredible kid's pouch snacks called Gnubees in 3 incredible flavours: * Rockin' Raspberrita * Orange You Glad? * Go Bananas! They also have a … [Read more...]