Kathy Cheng, President of WS & Co. and Redwood Classics Apparel, proudly represents Toronto business owners in a video produced by the City of Toronto.

Entitled “Business is Thriving in Toronto”, the video aims to show the world everything that Toronto has to offer to start-ups, entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to make their mark on the world.

“The fourth largest city in North America and Canada’s economic powerhouse, Toronto is one of the most competitive and liveable cities in the world. Cosmopolitan and globally connected, a dynamic hub for culture, creativity and innovation, Toronto repeatedly and consistently ranks at the top of international indexes. We have a quality of life that is second to none and economic opportunities that are among the best in the world. Toronto is the whole package in one place.” – Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto

Learn more about doing business in Canada’s largest city by visiting the Invest in Toronto website.

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What makes a good leader? As Redwood Classics Apparel‘s Kathy Cheng tells the National Post, having the support of fellow women is the foundation for becoming a leader in the workplace.

In her article reflecting on her career with EY, Colleen McMorrow writes a powerful essay on what entrepreneurship, and particularly the support of other like-minded women, has meant to her. In the piece, she speaks with the women who have been the recipients of the coveted EY Canadian Entrepreneurial Winning Women award, including Kathy Cheng.

You can read the full piece on the National Post website, but we think this quote from Kathy is particularly inspiring:

“EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women program believed in me before I believed in myself. Since my induction into this sisterhood, I’ve been given access to 200,000+ EY global family members who are all in my corner. Entrepreneurial Winning Women has redefined the way I view myself; it has torn down personal walls and inspired me to think big and be bold. I am a better leader. I am a stronger mentor. I am a catalyst for change.”

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Have you stopped by the TO112 blog lately? There’s a treasure trove of articles that will help you get over your FoMO (Fear of Missing Out), balance your spirit, and cleanse your mind. Here’s just a sampling of the inspiration that awaits you:

Scent Resurrected: 4 Reasons to Burn Incense

Long embraced for its physical and psychological benefits in spiritual and religious practices, incense has roots that reach back to antiquity. For thousands of years, congregants and aesthetics have incorporated the scents of fragrant smoke in ceremonies and rites as sacrificial offerings to various gods and prayer aids.

Channeling the wandering Buddhist monks of 200 AD, the team at To112 has clocked hundreds of hours researching the vintage practices of ancient Egypt, China, India and the Middle East to uncover the potent healing qualities of incense. Hypnotic, cleansing and elevating, incense can inspire a greater consciousness and heightened well-being in all of us.

FoMO: 5 Science-Backed Reasons to Live Here, Now

Social networking has created a landscape that taunts us to always “be on” – whether it’s through our computers and phones or creeping your high school math teacher on Snapchat. Many of us feel obligated to dedicate hundreds of hours a year to snag the perfect photo only to spend even more time trying to come up with a witty description to go alongside it. And then you await the coveted thumbs-up for approval.

Suffice it to say, you simply can’t be calm when you’re always on. Knowing this, our team at To112 pulled together our top science-backed reasons to live here, now.

Spiritual Beauty: The Cleansing Ritual We Swear By

We’re in the midst of a mindfulness revolution.

Drop the word mindfulness into a Google search and you’ll pull up about 39,600,000 results in just 0.56 seconds. Everyone from celebrities to zookeepers are doing it; mindful burger joints are popping up; adults are colouring alongside their kids. And, of course, there’s an app – well, hundreds of apps – promising heightened self awareness in just 10 minutes a day.

Without getting lost in defining the practice, we invite you to take a moment to discover what mindfulness – or being aware of the present moment – means for you. Do it in a place that you can exist undisturbed. For many people, that’s the shower. Using moment-to-moment awareness, follow these steps to experience the cleansing ritual we swear by.

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