The sun is so rare this time of year in Michigan but today he showed his lovely face. These days, I never know when he’ll be in town so I closed the studio doors to soak him up on a long trail walk with Tiger. Tiger chased squirrels. I caught up with my thoughts:
Savor the Season is Katie Den Ouden’s holiday guide to enjoying complete presence during a month that’s particularly challenging to do so. I’ve worked on the design in partnership with Fresh Paige Creative, a studio founded by my hilarious & crazy talented friend, Meghan, to equip women entrepreneurs with unique brands to reflect their own powerful message. Katie is a health coach based out of Denver with a zeal for living fully. Keep Reading
A friend told me the other day to honor my rhythm. How beautiful is that? I was feeling irresponsible dancing to my natural rhythm, swaying slowly like the blues with a little surprise sax in the mix. Waking up slow, creating at odd hours & putting my boots on to walk the trail over driving. I was feeling good but guilty. Shouldn’t I want to hustle harder? Shouldn’t I be working longer? Keep Reading
This may be the most wonderful time of the year but it’s also the most difficult time of the year to stay focused on work tasks, client deadlines & your blog calendar (or is that just me?). There’s gifts to be purchased, family events to attend & lots of spiked egg-nog to drink. I’ve gathered 5 quick & cozy ways to remain focused on your to-do’s so you can fully appreciate the chaos & comfort that this beautiful season brings. Keep Reading
I’m still that girl who checks out her books from the librarian, walking right past the self-serve kiosk in search of some CONNECTION. I’m also the girl holding up the line digging for change to pay the overdue balance, wishing I would’ve just checked out at the damn self-serve one where fees don’t exist until they put a hold on your account. This happened to a “friend of mine”, otherwise I’d have no idea the library didn’t let you renew more than 2 times or cut you off at a $10 maximum overdue balance. Keep Reading
I became unattached from a crucial truth recently: People are people.
It’s seems ignorantly obvious, right? I’ve been so caught up with “pick me” guest blog applying, “i see you” tweeting & “follow me, damnit” notification checking that the core of me slipped away a bit. I saw myself dissolving into the screen, longing for acceptance from avatars & snapshots.
But then I woke to the first snow of the season. Keep Reading