Well this is a tough one, because there have been so many!  Halloween has always been a special time for a few reasons; it is an opportunity to be creative, mess people up and make them laugh.  In my thirties, after having a dream in which I was tricked by a goul (long story), I…

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My first hair memory occurred shortly after my sister Donna and I moved to London, England from Georgetown, Guyana.  My parents went ahead of us, spending sixteen months readying our home in south London and settling into their respective jobs.  Donna and I lived with our grandparents, uncles and aunts during that period in a…

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If you are interested in having a brunette summer, you can’t go wrong with the warm, sexy, reddish brown tones of  Megan Fox’s hair.  She is a truly iconic brunette.  The darker tones of her hair, frame her face perfectly and add a wonderful contrast to her skin and eyes.  I fell in love with…

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I have often said to clients that we all must go blonde at least once in our lives. When my hair was short, I would often get bored with myself and bleaching my hair out became an easy diversion. Luckily my scalp is as tough as a rhino’s butt, so I could bleach my hair…

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The violent storm that washes away pain A brittle chirping echoes off walls of fresh green Demanding notice and pulling your attention Back in to that place of solitude and peace.   Only weeks ago our shoulders shrugged In that involuntary reaction to winter’s frosty exhale A cold grey blanket wrapping all but eyes Until…

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Too many times, I have heard older clients say “Am I too old for all this hair?”  or “aren’t you suppose to cut your hair short at a certain age?” Going grey can be a deleterious process, but once the decision has been made and the silver becomes more prominent, I think nothing is further…

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I read lots of environmental titles.  In the past few years, some of my favourites have been The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, The Geography of Hope by Chris Turner, and Waking The Frog by my friend and fearless climate change advocate Tom Rand.  Also, Adria Vasil’s Echolic Body and Echoholic Home are essential…

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Delicious winter. I ride my bike to and from work most days, unless the roads are icy or slick, which this year has not been often.   That biting wind on the face, the impossibly blue skies, bundles of warm Zam Barrett and LOID sustainably made clothing to layer, white-hot sunshine in the salon I…

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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

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The theme of this blog is fall colours, so I must talk about RED.  #ELXN42 is  just 5 days away and it seems surreal, but the Liberals are leading in the polls by roughly 6 percentage points. I met Justin Trudeau at the final Liberal leadership debate on February 16th, 2013 in Mississauga.  It was…

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As the hot, sunny days diminish and that familiar crispness appears in the air, I love to fast forward to December and the preparations for the Xmas season – one of my favourite times of the year.  This helps me get over the initial melancholia that hits me when I realize summer is over.  Am…

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I got the running bug in high school, running cross country through the woods of suburban Montreal.  One of the things I enjoyed most about the experience (apart from that amazing runner’s high) was that compared to other sports that I had participated in like soccer, hockey and gymnastics, all you needed was running shoes!…

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