How to Change the World

I think I figured out how to change the world this weekend. And maybe it’s easier than we all imagine. I spend a lot of time (probably too much time) trying to figure out my purpose, my plan, my path. There are times I’ll put this overwhelming amount of pressure on myself to [literally] change the world we live in. Maybe I’m a total lunatic for doing this. Or maybe you…. Read more

Be My Valentine? I’ll Throw You a Party.

Let’s be real: Valentine’s Day is [mostly] about the ladies. Maybe it’s because boys have cooties for a good 10 + years. Maybe it’s because we’ve always left our fate up to a box of candy hearts. Or, maybe we want a legitimate excuse to eat sweets all day. Whatever the reason, I think it’s just as important to celebrate your girlfriends on vday as it is your significant other. Throw a…. Read more

Mind Ready Monday: Make Your Passion a Profession

I’m coming down from a weekend high spent in the Windy City. There’s something about Chicago that makes me feel loved. It might be the deep dish pizza. Or the killer martinis. But I think it’s really the people. Chicagoans are so kind. I had the privilege of kicking off Simply Stylist’s fashion and beauty conference on Saturday. My job was to inspire attendees to begin turning their passions into…. Read more

Mind Ready Monday: Life is Long

Welcome to part two of Mind Ready Monday: a weekly write up meant to boost your mindset. This week’s mantra doesn’t make a whole lot of sense on the surface. Life is long?! Typically, we can all agree life is short— time is flying, and that terrifies me. For the sake of our sanity, however, let’s look at things from another perspective for a minute: life is long. It’s something my…. Read more

We’re Big Kids Now

There’s a part of me that never wants to grow up. My inner child is both stubborn and resilient. She likes SpaghettiOs for dinner and milk-soaked Oreos for dessert. Perhaps that little girl in me is why I’ve been unexpectedly nervous about a big change happening this week. My husband and I are moving from a one-bedroom condo to a more-than-one-bedroom house. This move, in some strange way, confirms I…. Read more