Podcast Numero Two: Double the Fun

In April, a lovely young man by the name of Jeph Maystruck asked me to podcast it up with him. We talked about why I think HR sucks, short pants and the Real Housewives of Vancouver. It was a fun little time and my first intro to the world of podcasting!

Since then Jeph and I continually connect over marketing hot topics, the latest fashion trends and why he’s not being a very good long distance boyfriend. Kidding, kind of. {Jeph and I will marry if we’re both still single in 2064.}

I’ve been sick as hell for the past 2 weeks and on one of my days in bed, doing nothing, staring at the wall — I texted Jeph and said we needed to do another podcast. We agreed to connect over September long weekend to record a gem. Jeph and I are both Gemini’s — we share the same birthday! That must explain the instant chemistry! ;) Anyways, we talk — a lot. I think we ended up recording 90 mins, but thankfully Jeph cut that down to a reasonable amount for our listeners pleasure! Who are we joking… the only person that listens is my buddy Gavin!

So Gavin, we chopped it in half just for you. :)

The podcast is now live on Jeph’s blog… everything you ever wanted to know about Pinterest, 50 Shades of Grey, PretirementLisa Charleyboy, nightmares and surrounding yourself with people who lift you higher.

45 minutes of laughter, banter, swearing and a whole lot of opinion.


Our most scattered, all over the place podcast to date. If this continues {of course it will}, I really think Jeph should start giving me an agenda to keep on topic. :)

In review:

  • Stalk your girlfriend’s (or soon to be) Pinterest account
  • Don’t put up with idiots in your life
  • If you live in a bubble — at least be ok with it
  • Soak up (or skip) 50 Shades of Grey — either works!
  • Differentiate yourself from your peers
  • Don’t let nightmares turn you into a psycho case
  • Admit you’re not perfect
  • Figure out what you fear and what you need to feel whole

Oh yes — and laugh. All the time. It’s good for the soul.

To learn more about Jeph, check out his blog, stalk him on LinkedIn or give him a follow on Twitter!

This is the ‘Marketing Revolution’ west coast, fashion, marketing, HR, running and yoga Correspondent signing out. Until next time Mr. Maystruck. ‘Twas fun.

Singing in the Rain

Earlier this year I was invited to be involved with a music video for Dove Canada. I was whisked out east to meet 14 incredible women from across the country. It was a whirlwind few days… I had the opportunity to go for dinner with Yukari Peerless from Victoria, spend a day on an actual set (never thought that would happen!), learn dance moves from celeb choreographer “AJ” Jones and have my hair cut by the one and only Mark Townsend. We learned all about a new product Dove was introducing to the Canadian market — Dove Nourishing Oil Care with Nutri-Oils. We all looked smashingly on set, but more importantly I’ve been using the product since early spring and I love it. I am really particular on hair products (and even more so since I added length), but the Nourishing Oil Care line keeps my hair looking great!

About a month ago, Tara Hunt posted on social media that she randomly came across this article in Strategy Magazine. I have had it kept in my ‘tabs’ since then wanting to write a post about our day with Dove!

Take a look at the music video:

Dove will donate $100,000 to the Dove Self-Esteem Fund if they have 1 million views of the video by December 31, 2011. The Dove Self-Esteem Fund was created to change the way women and young girls perceive beauty. The fund is on a mission to change the way society and the next generation stereotypes their peers and themselves. I’m a big believer in youth education and challenging past norms — so I can’t not support. I love what Dove is doing in regards to girl education and beauty awareness in Canada.

Since the commercial, I have stayed in touch with Julia, Katia, Lisa, Tara and Yukari. Incredible changing-the-world women. They continually inspire those they touch and I feel blessed to call them friends.

Thank you to Dove for an fabulous experience.

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Note – Dove did not tell me to write this post. I just did. They put no expectation on us to promo their product or the experience. :)