President's Blog

CHFA is proud to be the voice of the natural health industry. As CHFA President, I am proud to be our organization’s voice. From the latest updates on issues affecting our industry, to my personal insights on professional life, my blog, "The Long Story", is a collection of thoughts and ideas that will give you a unique perspective into our industry.

 

 


 

  • Work-Life Balance #NHPsAreNotDrugs

    At a recent event, I listened to another woman in the natural industry talk about work-life balance and the view that it’s not really about balancing work and life because work is part of your life. It’s about balancing all the things in your life in the way and at the time that works for you.

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  • Navigating Information Overload

    One of the hardest things about my role at CHFA is keeping up to date on the latest trends and best practices in leadership. So how do you stay on top of the changing landscape and the information overload?

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  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Many of us need to commit or re-commit to going back to the basics of reduce, reuse, recycle.

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  • Old Dog, New Trick

    My secret desire was always to play piano, but lessons were expensive at the time and we didn’t have a piano to practise on so it just wasn’t an option. When my son began violin lessons a few years ago I decided that maybe it was time to try piano.

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  • The Storm Before the Vacation

    You all know it, that last desperate flurry before vacation in which you attempt to clean up everything you’ve been leaving at the bottom of your to-do list for the past two weeks.

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  • Natural Health Gets Old

    Well, not really. What I mean, is the natural health industry is well on its way to maturity.

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  • A Vacuum Cleaner Might Be a Great Gift

    At least for someone who hadn’t been on a bike since my kids were in grade school.

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  • Today I Lost a Friend

    Mary-Jane Holtmann was truly the nicest, warmest, most charitable and most kind-hearted woman I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

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  • Being the Filling in the Sandwich Generation

    Being the filling between our parents and our kids is tough, but it’s a sandwich we’re happy to be part of.

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  • Why Not Consumer Shows?

    As we head off to beautiful Vancouver to host the industry at CHFA West, this question always comes up. So why don’t we do consumer shows?

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