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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 […]

Women Who Inspire: Dinah Eke of Dee Diary

I have such a fun treat for you today! I’m so excited to introduce you to Dinah (Dee) Eke – next up in my Women Who Inspire series. Dee is a busy, full-time working mother of two, creative visionary, DIY-er, and founder of the popular blog Dee Diary! Dee grew up in West Africa and […]

How to Run a Minimalist Business

The minimalist movement is all about being more intentional, stripping away clutter, and creating more time, energy, and freedom for the things that matter most. Today I’m peeling back the curtain and sharing how I’ve implemented principles of minimalism in all aspects of my business. If you’re feeling overwhelmed at work, or like you’re not […]

A Living Room Refresh and The Power of Tiny Changes

I have had the same phenomenon come up again and again in my work with clients and friends – tell me if it sounds familiar: You’re waiting to implement big changes in your home until you have enough time, money and energy to fully tackle the big projects all at once. In the meantime, you […]

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