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    My Advice, At Alt

    01.29.2015 / WORK

    This post is sponsored by Squarespace – a web platform that makes it easy to create beautiful blogs, portfolios and websites without touching a line of code. As promised here, I buckled down this morning to answer a few of the more commonly-asked questions I received while manning the Blogging Mentor booth at Alt Summit. Scroll down to read more about pressing through writing slumps, dealing with negativity and a bit about one of my favorite blogging templates… Q: What …

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    Room For Growth

    01.28.2015 / FAMILY

    It’s an interesting thing, to watch your child grow from baby to toddler to altogether person. The very core of their soul is discovered more each day – a layered onion, revealing, eyes watering – until you’ve unearthed the person who lives in your home; the one sleeping just a few rooms away. She wants two blankets please, two stuffed animals, one water. No socks. One book. Three songs. A prayer. Watching her play – watching any child play, really …

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    You Are Here

    01.27.2015 / WORK

    Last week, amidst glittered business cards and sequin headpieces, I was asked for my advice on blogging. I had hopped a flight to Salt Lake City to spend a whirlwind 48 hours manning the blogging mentor table for Altitude Design Summit, a conference that will always be dear to me in that it was the first entrepreneurial summit I’d ever attended, something like six years ago? And so, here I was. Steaming coffee and a pulsing high-altitude headache, with a …

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    Year Nine

    01.21.2015 / FAMILY

    There was a time when the cookie sheets were not burnt and rusty, when the diamond was new, shiny, sparkling. We were young, and tan, and overly analytical. After we married, we disagreed about whether or not we should paint the walls in our Los Angeles apartment satin or eggshell. Both, we’d decided, and we slept the next year surrounded in two terrible finishes of purple – happily unhappy but deeply committed to our paint chip compromise. And then, as …

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    The Fun List

    01.19.2015 / PLAY

    I am not the fun friend, the one you call when your book proposal was just accepted and are in dire need of some celebratory dancing and perhaps Paris. No, I am the friend you call when your book proposal was declined, and your heart is in two, three, four parts and you need some talking on the couch and a full cup of coffee. Over the years, I have slowly come into this – a single goldfish growing into …

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    Wardrobe 25

    01.13.2015 / PLAY

    Well, I didn’t expect to talk about this today, but here it is and here I am. For the past few months, I’ve been wearing the same clothes – 25 of them – over and over and over. It’s not earth-shattering, the idea of minimalism, and I’d even argue that it’s trendy to be a minimalist, which makes me like the concept eight thousand times less, but sometimes trends are here because they’re good, and easy, and smart. (How’s that …

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