Friday Five: Holiday Movies

Friday, December 18, 2015 1 No tags Permalink 1

Can you hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too? That’s right – the holidays are officially upon us! At this time of the year, we tend to get especially busy. Whether we’re decorating the house, buying presents, or visiting family and friends, the list is just never ending. BUT, all of the craziness ...

Gypsy Round-A-Layer Cake

Monday, December 14, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 3

Editor's note: According to a 1969 article in The Dallas Morning News, Mary Kay Ash made this cake for monthly Sales Director meetings. Independent Sales Directors took turns bringing other dishes, and they all swapped recipes. Mary Kay's gypsy cake took centre stage at the table. According to the article, Mary Kay had been using the ...

It’s More Blessed To Give

Monday, December 7, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Editor's Note: This was from a book of essays that Mary Kay Ash had printed. In 1990, she sent it as a Christmas gift to Independent Sales Directors. In 1991, the book became a prize for independent sales force members. I once heard the following story and truly feel it illustrates so well how much more ...

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Have you noticed that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have now morphed together? And they now start the entire week before U.S. Thanksgiving? Some stores are even open on Thanksgiving Day now! I’m not really complaining. I love a good deal. And shopping has always been one of my favourite pastimes. But even I realize the irony. ...

Mary Kay’s Day of Beauty

Monday, November 30, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 1

We talk a lot about beauty at Mary Kay – we are a beauty company after all! We especially love when beauty transforms a woman from the inside out. We don’t always have the opportunity to see this in person, but we were fortunate to experience this first hand during Mary Kay Canada’s Day of ...

Recognizing The Signs Of Abuse

Monday, November 23, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 1

From the news to scripted programs to reality TV, domestic violence has been at the forefront of pop culture over the past year. It’s an issue that affects one in three women in Canada each year and can happen regardless of a person’s gender, age, race, religion or economic background. However, domestic violence can be ...

How I See Domestic Violence

Thursday, November 19, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 1

I remember distinctly the moment that I finally got it. That I understood. The moment when I realized that violence against women was more than just an issue the company I work for had taken on as a priority philanthropic cause nearly twenty years ago. That it was my issue, my problem. That it was a man’s issue. All of ...

Man Up

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 1 No tags Permalink 1

Suck it up!  No pain, no gain!  Be a man!  You play like a girl! How many times has someone said one of these things to you?  How many times have you said it?  Thought about it?  Maybe you thought it, but stopped short. These phrases are engrained in our society.  They’re a deep part of ...

Friday Five: Be A Man – Take a Stand

Friday, November 6, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

With Movember in full swing, we also thought it important to focus on another important cause – Woman Abuse Prevention Month. The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation believes domestic violence is not just a woman’s issue, it’s everyone’s issue. According to the White Ribbon Campaign, one of the most important things men can do to help ...

Mary Kay’s Message On Cancer

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

October is breast cancer awareness month. These thoughts were taken from Mary Kay Ash's Seminar message in 1991. Each one of us probably knows someone who has lost a beloved family member or dear friend to some form of cancer. Almost never a day passes that I don't get an agonizing phone call from someone telling ...