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.

 

 


 

  • The Dr. Oz Effect

    While I think we’re all aware that there’s no magic pill for weight loss, we continue to hope one will appear.

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  • The Association World After an Election

    Following the election and the longest writ period in modern history, we were keen to get back to work on our government relations and regulatory files – efforts that had been in a bit of a holding pattern since August 2, 2015. Unfortunately, we didn’t know just how long this would actually take.

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  • Being on Social Media

    When it comes to social media on a personal level, it can be a bit of a challenge.

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  • Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)

    Yesterday, I ended one of the long-term relationships in my life. It was hard, but if I’m honest, it was time — the writing had been on the wall for a while.

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  • My Five Favourite Rules of Parenting

    The hardest and most rewarding job you will ever do is to parent your kids. And while I’m not an expert, there are a few things I learned along the way that might help you.

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  • The Pros and Cons of Business Travel

    While business travel has its perks, it also has the occasional downside. The best plan is to enjoy the opportunities, focus on the good things and hope to avoid the unexpected.

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  • Committing to Sustainability

    CHFA has just embarked on the path to being a more sustainable organization. We’re proud to have members of our association who are truly committed to sustainability and who are doing more every day. And by following their example, we can do more at CHFA.

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  • Happy 2016!

    Traditionally, the New Year is a time of reflection and change, with resolutions made and in many cases, quickly broken. I seldom make resolutions.

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  • In the Spirit of the Holiday Season

    Wishing you and yours, a healthy and happy holiday and a prosperous New Year.

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  • What Are Your Five Non-Negotiables?

    One of the things my husband likes to promote in his retail business is his company’s non-negotiables. That is, the things that are expected of every customer interaction and are, as the name implies, non-negotiable. As a consumer and as a manager, I think this is a philosophy every company can subscribe to.

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