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Goal Setting Strategies for Tough Times

This year hasn’t exactly delivered the fresh start we had all been hoping for. In a reality filled with illness, school closures, cancelled plans and events, and other Covid-related challenges, it’s hard not to feel disappointed, or even defeated. Goal setting during uncertain times can be confusing to say the least, even paralyzing at times, […]

Williams Sonoma x Minimalista

I’m not great at keeping secrets, so it’s a miracle that I was able to keep this to myself – I’m thrilled to officially announce that I’ll be partnering with Williams Sonoma to help celebrate their new curated line of home organizing products! As part of the collaboration, I’ll be sharing tips and organizing support […]

How to Plan Your Dream Day

One day, many years ago, Jordan surprised me by driving me to the Oakland International Airport. I didn’t realize until he parked what was happening, but it ended up being one of the most delightful days of my life. We flew less than an hour to Los Angeles and spent the next 24 hours doing […]

5 Tips for a Fresh Start in the New Year

At the end of each year, I set aside a little time to reflect on the past year, clear mental and physical clutter, and set some juicy new goals for the year ahead. I love the beginning of a new year because it offers the chance to start fresh and give some new energy to […]

Managing the Holiday Blues: 5 Strategies for Coping

Here’s the truth: The holidays have felt hard for me for as long as I can remember. As an only child of divorce, I always felt like everyone was gathering together in warm, cozy houses, drinking hot apple cider, and being merry without me. Cue the violins! Even though I have my own family and […]

Inside Minimalista: Designer Spotlight

One of the most amazing byproducts of my career is that I have met some of the most creative, passionate, stylish, and kind people – many of whom have become close friends. I had the tremendous privilege of featuring some of my all-time favorite designers and creatives in my book, Minimalista, and I am so […]

How to Write a Book: My Step-by-Step Process

I signed my first book deal with Ten Speed Press (an imprint of Penguin Random House) months before the world changed and we were all hit with the harsh reality of a global pandemic and healthcare crisis. I’d dreamed of writing a book since I was a kid (both my parents were published writers), but […]

How to Shop Like a Minimalist

Our consumer culture encourages us to purchase brand new things all the time, and it takes a real mental shift to resist the constant pressure to buy, buy, buy – now, now, now! As a minimalist who is not immune from chasing the temporary dopamine hit of retail therapy during these hard times… let’s just […]

5 Things to do When Life Gets Messy

Things have felt a little messy recently. I found out that my book was stuck on a port in a far off place, and that after months of planning the timing of every last detail to correspond with the launch date, I would have to delay my launch by three weeks. Starting to travel for […]

5 Ways to Deal with Uncertainty

I’ve spent the past year and a half vacillating between moments of anxiety, grief, gratitude, and relief. As I write this, I’m preparing for my girls to go back to school in person full time for the first time since the spring of 2020. I’m so thrilled they will be able to get back to […]

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