Blog — things that inspire me
things I'm loving this week: vol. 1
TJ's Spicy Spinach Pizza ... Anything In This Coral Color... My Fiona Apple Pandora Station.... Triangle Pose (ooh that twist hurts so good!) Awesome Biz Advice from This Book. Handmade Valentine's Cards. "You are the PB to my J" Awwww... The New Jade Collection from Compliment. (Not yet online, but seriously, how awesome is that stone!?) I just learned today that this stone is actually from the Chalcedony family and "traditionally was used as a sacred stone by some Native America tribes, promoting stability. Chalcedony is said to augment emotional balance, vitality, stamina, endurance, kindness, charity and friendliness. It is believed to alleviate...
things that inspire me, vol. 2: the power of vulnerability.
It's not easy putting yourself out there when you start a business. You are letting everyone know who you are, what you stand for, and then pray they buy what you're selling. You get told no. A lot. You get passed by. A lot. And sometimes, truth be told, it makes you (ok, me) wanna climb into a hole and quit. BUT...(This is bound to come up in conversation if you talk with me long enough.) Author, professor, and sociologist, Brene Brown, has changed the way I think about life, relationships, and the kind of human I want to be....
things that inspire me: vol. 1
After high school, I went to college without a clue of what I wanted to be when I grew up. I mean, when people asked me, I'd say, "a child psychologist" or "something in advertising." Things I knew: I liked people. I was a good listener. I liked getting crafty with words and design. But I didn't really know me well enough yet to know that none of those jobs were that perfect a fit. So I just kind of floated for a sec. It was on the suggestion of one of my professors at Saint Mary's, Kaya Oakes (who,...