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Women Who Inspire: Phoebe Kunitomi

I’m thrilled to be bringing you another installment of my popular “Women Who Inspire” series, where I feature a diverse group of entrepreneurs, creatives, and makers. Today I’m so excited to introduce you to Phoebe Kunitomi, founder of the minimalist bodywear brand okko. Phoebe and I connected years ago and instantly bonded over our shared […]

Discomfort and Making Yourself Proud

I wasn’t born with grit, but I have learned to cultivate it. As a kid, I used to give up on things whenever they got hard. Ballet. Gymnastics. Iceskating. Even in the early days of entrepreneurship, I used to want to give up on my business every six months or so. At first sign of […]

Favorite Fashion Brands and Capsule Wardrobe Staples

I’ve had a ton of requests to share my favorite brands and closet staples over the years, and I’ve held off – primarily because I felt awkward preaching about the benefits of minimalism and then bombarding you with links to consume more things. Additionally, it’s taken me a lifetime to sort out my personal style, […]

Game Changing Ways to Automate Your Entire Life

The average person makes 35,000 decisions a day. Oy! With all of the stimulation of modern life (news, social media, the buzz of email and text notifications) coupled with daily work and family responsibilities, it’s a wonder we get anything done at all. One surefire way to feel less overwhelmed is to find ways to […]

How to Build a Better Morning Routine

It’s hard to overstate the importance and impact of creating and maintaining a consistent morning routine. But, when you already feel stretched thin, juggling too many responsibilities on not enough sleep, even small, everyday rituals that you know will make you feel better can seem like daunting tasks. My fantasy of waking to a quiet […]

A Room Refresh with Wallpaper: Your Step-by-Step Guide

I never imagined myself becoming a wallpaper person. Growing up, I always thought wallpaper was only for wildly affluent, fancy people with high-end interior designers. Luckily all of that has changed and wallpaper is now a much more accessible design option – a simple way of adding a little fun and whimsy to any space. […]

Why You Should Try a “No New Things Challenge”

My colleague and new friend Ashlee Piper went a full year without buying new things. A full year! A sustainability expert and author, Ashlee started practicing the #NoNewThings challenge because it aligned with her mission to live more sustainably. In the process she also clarified her priorities, reclaimed loads of time, lost weight, and saved […]

A Few Ways to Find Hope When the World Feels Bleak

If you’ve been feeling distracted, emotional, angry, or anxious lately, I can assure you you’re in good company. I’ve been feeling devastated about the news, both globally and here in the U.S – sometimes it’s hard not to feel a sense of despair, even paralysis. I’ve had to remind myself that the antidote to despair […]

How To Be Okay with Not Making Everybody Happy

It turns out that it is actually impossible to make everybody happy. I know because I’ve tried. In some primitive way humans are wired to depend on others. Being accepted by the pack can feel urgent and necessary, even when it’s totally irrational. At times, having everyone like me not only felt important, it felt […]

5 Things I No Longer Buy

In my quest to lighten my load, and my environmental footprint, I’ve discovered more than a few things I can swap out – or just happily live without. The five items I’ve stopped buying / bringing into my home straight ahead… Plastic Bags and Food Wraps Oh, how I used to love Saran Wrap and […]

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