What a week, you guys! I seriously can’t even believe everything that’s happened in the past five days. Sunday: Received all final art assets for The Denim Jungle. Monday: Learned InDesign to layout the book for printing. Tuesday: Finalized the layout files with an old design friend. Wednesday: Received proofreader approval. Thursday: Uploaded the files … More WHAT A WEEK!!
Here’s to starting the week with something beautiful. Here’s to being inspired and having the guts to do the inspiring. Here’s to being our best selves—flawed, ever-evolving, and committed to following the path that’s calling, even if it’s not the easy one. May this song put wind in your sails and resolution in your heart.
“Follow your bliss.” It’s a saying coined by one of the most intuitive minds of the twentieth century, Joseph Campbell. If you haven’t heard of my friend Joseph, you need to go watch The Power of Myth. Right. Now. Okay, fine. Maybe you don’t have time (cough cough MAKE TIME), so let me provide you with … More Follow Your Bliss
Since I’ve traveled with kids a decent amount, people often ask me for tips. My most frequent advice is: You can do more than you think you can. The same holds true with many things in life actually.
Any big plans for Father’s Day? I’m going to be honest… My Mother’s Day wasn’t very good this year. The four year old seemed rather on a mission to make my life miserable. I didn’t take it personally. Toddlers have those days. It’s tough figuring out the world and your place in it. Sometimes even we adults … More Make Your Own Day
Ready to play a game? Keep your eyes firmly planted on the screen. Then (without looking around) read the following question, close your eyes, and answer it:
At 8:00pm, the toddler turned to me and said, “You know, mom, there aren’t any other kids here.” And she was right. It was prime dinner time on a Friday night, in a Top Chef’s restaurant filled to bustling with people out on the town. Next to me, my mother-in-law Kristin rocked my sleepy five … More Jedi Mind Trick
Today I take a break from the book stuff to honor one of the reasons behind it: My son. Sweet little Von never had the chance to meet two of the most incredible women I’ve ever known—the women who inspired this journey and would have been his adoring grandmothers. (Emphasis on adoring.) Despite the deep sorrow that brings, it … More Birthday Wishes for My Son
Who doesn’t occasionally get bogged down by today vs someday, practical vs ideal, reality vs dream? It’s easy to let your left brain win out in those stacked matches. But Effie Waller Smith splashed cold water on my face with the following poetic revelation. May it inspire you to make a choice today—tiny or grand—on … More Today vs Someday
For our honeymoon—well, technically our second one, but that’s another story—Ryan and I went to Thailand. It was a completely foreign experience outside of either of our comfort zones, and yet it remains one of our most memorable travel experience to this day. I’d even say it was one of our favorites because of that. … More One Night in Bangkok