Sweet Traditions

The tradition of baking holiday cookies runs several generations deep in my family. It’s true that not all the dough makes it to the oven, but when it does, the scents bring me right back to my earliest years of creating delicious memories in the kitchen with my mom, grandmother, sister, and my mom’s best […]

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Do less, accomplish more

Making plans for a joyful and memorable holiday season is nothing new for me. The dogs have taken up residence in front of the fireplace instead of the cool kitchen floor, and I’m in the full seasonal swing of things just like years past. What has changed is the way I choose to prepare for […]

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How I Roll

With so many moving pieces in my life, I like to think of myself like the hub of a bicycle wheel, steadily present at the center of all the spokes as I roll forward, taking everyone and everything in my life with me as effortlessly as possible. Without some kind of central organizing image, it […]

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Design your world to fuel your dreams

Our environment, daily routines and mindset either set the stage for us to realize our dreams or create obstacles that get in the way. I’ve spent years considering how best to design my life to fuels my dreams. I’m at a place where my dreams are turning to reality almost faster than I can track. […]

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Celebrating Freedom

Growing up in a culture where our foundational story is about freedom and independence has left its mark on me. With the upcoming anniversary of our country declaring independence, I like to think about what independence and freedom mean to me.

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Mindful Lifestyle Design

Everything we let into our lives impacts us, often more deeply that we know. The quality of our food, how regularly we exercise, the depth of our conversations, the meaningfulness of our work in the world, the people we choose as friends, our intimate partners, and our relationships with family all combine to create the landscape of our lives.

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Resplendence

You know that fire that burns in your belly telling you that the life you’ve been living—no matter how blessed—isn’t big enough to contain what wants to come through you? It’s a feeling I’ve become well acquainted with the past few months as I committed to reimagining my business, creating a brand new online presence and platform, and laying plans to open a lifestyle boutique in the fall.

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Falling Apart Together

Do you have a story buried inside that you dare not tell? I think many of us do. Maybe we conceal them to present an image that we’ve got it all together. If others perceive us in such a way, then it must be so, no matter what those doubting voices in our own minds tell us in our more vulnerable moments.

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