Mind Ready Monday: Dream New Dreams

Oh, Monday. You always arrive so soon. I hope you’re indulging in a second cup of coffee this morning… [+ setting goals for your week]. Ever spend too much time looking at what other successful people are doing, while trying to replicate that kind of a path for yourself? Thanks, Instagram.  Here’s the truth [as I’ve learned in my quarter-life]: Success can’t be replicated. Dream a new dream that no…. Read more

5 Ways to Channel More Happiness

Ever wish you were someone else? Someone smarter, stronger, prettier or quirkier? Someone wealthier, sillier, wiser or more in love? I think we’ve all daydreamed over what it would be like to step inside another person’s life — if even only for a moment. We’re human, after all.  Often times, I think we assume happiness is always someplace else. Within a better career, a bigger bank account, a beautiful home. Within a…. Read more

Mind Ready Monday: Secret to Success

I’m currently curled up in my hometown of Holland, Michigan. It sits right on the lake in the most magical way. I’m convinced God spent a little more time here. This trip comes off my weekend in Chicago with the Simply Stylist team. I was incredibly inspired to see so many of you go after what you want in life. It takes guts and passion and fearlessness. The most-asked question…. Read more

Mind Ready Monday: Find Your Purpose

We all want to find our purpose. I certainly do. My dreams are big and my hopes are high. My ideas are changing and my heart is growing. And yet, I have no idea if I’m fulfilling whatever purpose I’m meant to fulfill on this earth. My weekend was spent at the beach, alongside the people who help bring magic to this site. We did a lot of brainstorming, a…. Read more

Mind Ready Monday: Love Your Reality

Happy Monday! I’m officially back from Paris and in the office this morning. All is back to normal [except for the crepes + croissants I smuggled into the states]. We spent more than a week abroad, which basically makes Jake + I french. We thought about never returning…   … Fortunately for our parents, we really freaking love our puppy. So we returned. As a kid, I remember my dad…. Read more