Holiday 2021 Gift Guide

Time for our Holiday 2021 Gift Guide featuring our favourite small businesses! It’s that merry and bright time of year again, thanks to plenty of candles and tricked-out local shops. Here at Emma Givens: Content & Copy, we’re lucky to work with some of these amazing small business owners ourselves.  Per tradition, we’ve put together […]

The problem with starting an online business

The problem with starting an online business is not your entrepreneurial dreams – it’s the self-appointed gurus of the online business world. They’re the gatekeepers: you know, the ones whose affiliates bombard your inbox once or twice a year, promising that this is the one course you need to make money online, and as passively […]

How to enjoy working from home in winter

Stuck at home in the snow (and the pandemic)? Working from home in winter can be wonderful and awful – every positive and negative aspect of a home office becomes more extreme at this dark, cold time of year.     I personally have struggled with winter for years, even when I used to work […]

Inner Peace: How to Practice

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve experienced the value of nurturing and protecting my inner peace. It helps me strengthen and stand behind my voice – my words – which I use for a living. And it creates a safe space, a loving retreat within myself when I feel hurt, misunderstood, or creatively drained.   “Peace […]

Fab Fit Fun vs. Causebox

  Which should you subscribe to? Are you like me and having a hard time picking the right present for yourself? You know you want to pick a subscription box, but since it’s already an indulgence, you want to make sure it’s the right one. This Fall, I tried a Fab Fit Fun box, and […]

Puppy Yoga Review!!

Your first question: who were the puppies? On April 22, I cuddled not one, not two, but eleven Rottweiler puppies! They were soft and snuggly and had those little beige spots above their eyebrows that all Rottweilers do. How it came to pass Over a month before, I’d seen a (deeply compelling) ad to buy […]

Five Positive Podcasts to Brighten your Day

  Why listen to podcasts? Well, have you ever found yourself in a bad mood on your commute, and lost yourself in upsetting thoughts? Did you arrive at your destination in a worse mood than when you left? We’ve all been there, and bad moods are completely normal. However, if we notice that we feel […]