PURE AND SIMPLE BLOG

“Great things never came from comfort zones.”

October 04, 2016


Becoming Me: The root of my Surname.
Tanya
I’m rebranding. It’s typically a change many corporations undergo for many reasons...
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March 30, 2016


Jacquie’s Farewell
The Pure Team
For those who don’t know, our wonderful creative director Jacquie, has begun a new adventure, and as of today has moved to New Zealand.
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July 01, 2015


My Community
Tanya Collier MacDonald
I am Canadian. It’s a beautiful privilege to be a member of this vast country and I recently grew to understand that it comes with a huge responsibility. The task is this – to help make our community a better place for our children.
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April 15, 2014


Life Starts Outside of Your Comfort Zone
Brenna Hill
Most first term co-op students are dead set against moving away, or they want to move back home for the summer; and I was definitely one of those students. But lesson number one in co-op: when you get offered a job, you take it, so off I moved to Edmonton.
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February 14, 2014


For Sale
Tanya Collier MacDonald
Sometimes I wonder if I had an angel knock on my door and drop off a heavy blank check, which of the many projects buzzing in my brain would I begin. And then I wonder, how many other people have ideas that invigorate their imagination and sense of innovation, but only have so much they can risk?
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January 30, 2014


The City With the Big Fiddle
Brenna Hill
I’ve heard that a lot of people head out west for work these days, but I don’t personally know anyone who has left, so I guess it wasn’t real for me. I mean I understand what draws people away from Cape Breton, Halifax alone has four universities to bring students away from the island.
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January 17, 2014


This is your World
Stephanie MacDougall
“This is your world—shape it or someone else will” – Gary Lew (Look up. At Pure, we love this quote.) To me this quote is really influential in my professional and in my personal life.
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January 08, 2014


Chimes and Time
Tanya Collier MacDonald
When you spend more than an hour in my home, you will hear a chime that takes you back to a time when telephones had cords and there was only one television that was shared by the entire family.
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November 25, 2013


Risk the World
Tanya Collier MacDonald
Recently, I made a personal pledge to refrain from saying the words “somebody should” for one year. Instead, I must use the words “how can I/we.” The result was instantly transformational both mentally and emotionally.
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October 17, 2013


My Village
Tanya Collier MacDonald
There is this woman with a gentle step and a soulful smile that compels passerbys to smile back. She is the kind of woman who arrives in a community and stands in its streets, waiting for the vibe to take her away to its special places.
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