Last Snapshots from St. Barths

I’m finally feeling settled again after our family trip to St. Barths. El Niño is currently taking over LA, so it [sort of] feels like there’s an ocean in my backyard right now. Here are the last few snapshots from the trip, for a little sunshine on an otherwise-gloomy winter day. If you look closely, there’s a surprise for you [just casually living out my childhood Titanic dreams]. On the last…. 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

How to Dress Up Your Desk

Ever wish you were vacationing in Fiji instead of sitting at your desk? Me too.  That’s why I dress up my office to feel more like luxury and less like work. Maybe I can’t bring the beach to me… but, I can create a super chic desk. I’m a believer in loving your work area, because it’s what boosts creativity and drives us to work long hours [to tackle those dreams]! Here are some of my…. Read more

Mind Ready Monday: What is Success?

It’s Monday. Which usually requires two cups of coffee and a self-pep talk on the way to work. I’ve been giving myself a lot of those pep talks lately. Mostly because of work changes requiring me to practice what I preach — that is, to shed self-doubt.  This little space — this blog, this creativity corner, this passion project of mine — is now my career. Something I never planned…. Read more

Mind Ready Monday: Second Chances

A second chance can change somebody’s life. At least, that’s what my dad always tells me. Let me explain. 38 years ago a college professor granted my dad a second chance on a final exam. That second chance changed my dad’s life — and ultimately, my own. As a teenage Israeli immigrant, my dad was the first in his family to go to college. At the time, his siblings were counting on…. Read more