Weekly Gratitude: September 1

Happy Labor Day Weekend! This week leading up to the final summer holiday has definitely been a doozy. Like everyone, I’ve been glued to the news for updates on the flooding and devastation wrought by Harvey; and here in LA we set heat records with temps soaring above 100 degrees for several days in a […]

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Reflections on Hair + Personal Identity for National Hair Loss Awareness Month

I have a complicated relationship with many aspects of my physical appearance—it’s part and parcel of being human!—but the one I have always adored without reservations is my hair. Oh sure, I could find something to complain about if I looked for it. My strands stubbornly refuse to hold a curl, for example, and they […]

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Weekly Gratitude: August 25

Last Sunday I attended an Enneagram workshop. (Do you know about the Enneagram? It’s an ancient personality typing system that’s uncannily accurate. Take this test to get your Enneagram number! I’m obsessed!) Anyhoo, I’m a Type 4, and true to type I tend to notice what’s missing in a situation before noticing what’s good about it. […]

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Scenes from My India Travel with Jaipur Living

After months of anticipation, I am so excited at last to share the official photos from my India travel last February! As I briefly mentioned on my return, my journey to the country was with Jaipur Living, an incredible home decor and lifestyle company that was born out of a sister company called Jaipur Rugs in […]

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Books On Courage and Conversation for Challenging Times

Happy Monday, friends! Hopefully your weekend was better than the one previous? I don’t know about you, but last week was a total wash for me. I was completely distracted and rendered heartsick by everything happening in the news. One of my most nagging pain points was my sense of paralysis: I want desperately to […]

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Reflections on Long-Distance Friendship

There are all kinds of friends: coffee date friends, workout friends, funny gif war friends. Each has its place in a well-rounded life. But the best kind of friends are the ones you can go months without seeing only to pick up right where you left off; the ones who will have your back through […]

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LIBERTY Podcast on Women’s Entrepreneurship + Personal Growth

Last week I sat down for an interview on the LIBERTY podcast and spent an hour chatting with founder Nada Jones about career, relationships, and living my values both on- and offline. I first met Nada years ago when I spoke at her LTD Conference for small business owners, and our paths have crossed several […]

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My Santa Barbara Guide on One Kings Lane!

One of the things I love most about living in LA is how close we are to so many other beautiful sites! In less than two hours we can be in Palm Springs, San Diego, and one of my personal faves, Santa Barbara! I’ve had a soft spot for the coastal paradise ever since I […]

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My Day In the Life of a Freelancer with Uber!

Whenever I’m asked what my typical day looks like, I’m never quite sure how to answer. Because the truth is, there is no typical day! At any given time I’m juggling multiple ongoing projects, including photo shoots, design installs, speaking engagements, creative collaborations, and so much more. What’s more, I’m self-employed, and a day in the […]

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24 Hours in Eastside Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Guide

I get so bummed when someone from another part of the world visits Los Angeles and leaves with a bad taste in their mouth. My home city has so much to offer—after five years of living here, it still delights me daily!—but like any large metropolis, it can definitely present challenges to visitors. For one […]

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