Feeling stormy.

I call it “feeling stormy.” No matter how many self-help practices we infuse into our daily lives to avoid the mental storms, they roll in anyways. And I’m wondering if that’s actually a good thing. Maybe anxiety, frustration, overwhelm, guilt, restlessness and fear are all essential to living a joyous life. They provide a down… read more

The most important project of my life (so far).

I can pinpoint the moment that sparked the most important project of my life (so far). On November 19th, 2012 I published a post about my fear of making phone calls. In 180 words I was able to release what had been crammed in my head for a long time, and instead of feeling embarrassed,… read more

One thing we can all work on

Hey! How are you? Good. Me too. It’s easier to say “I’m good.” “I’m good” avoids being vulnerable. “I’m good” is quick and painless. But not really. It can be incredibly painful when you’re not actually good. I find myself doing this because I’m afraid of burdening you with my struggles. Why bring you down when I can… read more

Light needs darkness as a way to mark her growth.

“Light needs darkness as a way to mark her growth.” This was originally from a poem I wrote about the changing seasons in Michigan, but this particular line has been stuck in my head lately. – I had a hard cry a couple nights ago. It feels important for me to share this because I… read more

#happynotes

Let’s create things that make the world awesome. These words have become a rallying cry for Happy Muses, and myself. Little things. Big things. It all counts. So I had this idea. It’s called #happynotes. The idea is to share a note with someone that you: – Love – Admire – Are inspired by – Are grateful… read more

Ready. Not ready.

Long, deep breaths. The air smelled (and tasted) like spray mount and I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not. Fitting because I also couldn’t figure out how I felt about graduating from design school. Ready. Not ready. My shoes stuck to the studio floor as I took one last walk around. For busy… read more

Read This Before Making A New Year’s Resolution

I have a hard time with New Year’s resolutions. Not because I don’t believe in setting goals or committing to challenges, but resolutions tend to be so… complicated. “I want to get healthy.” Where would I even start with this? It’s enormous, unspecific and, honestly, doomed. This year I’d like to invite you to try… read more