Why I’m closing up shop

Why I’m closing up shop

Holy wow. The path of least resistance really does exist. And mine has an art shop with a sign in the window: closed till further notice. That’s right, friends; I’m closing the Etsy shop that has been my labor of love for the past five years. This would...

the courage to shine is full of crap

The one thing people often say to me that never ceases to surprise me is this: “You are so brave.” It takes my breath away every time they say it. I look behind me, to see if they’re talking to someone else. I laugh out loud at the absurdity of it....

a letter to my 30s: the calm after the storm

Dear 30s, This is our last day together. While many friends have fretted lately over leaving you behind, I have felt downright euphoric. Ready for a clean slate, a fresh start. Ready to ditch a decade that frequently felt like an uphill climb. But the closer...
what dying people see that most of us miss

what dying people see that most of us miss

I’ll never forget the day my dad cried over trees. A couple of months before he died, in 2011, we were sitting in the den of my parents’ home, him in his favorite leather chair and me curled up on the couch, looking out the big picture window at their...

how to get unstuck (my favorite solution!)

The next time you feel stuck, I hope you think of me. Because I’ve got a trick up my sleeve that could catapult you out of the muck and into your next big thing. Ready for it? Write down the best compliment you could ever receive. That’s right. Look at the...