find what makes you happy and do more of that

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It’s funny – I think life has a way of making us forget what makes us happy and remember all too well what doesn’t. It’s easy to feel discouraged and down in the dumps and convince ourselves we’ve got to accept our current set of circumstances. But…what if we didn’t? I shared how I’ve been feeling […]

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the solution is simple

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We live in a digital world, that’s for sure. And though I love the speed and convenience of technology, I often find myself grasping for those mediums of the past – handwritten letters, dropping off a roll of film to be developed, picking up physical books from the library. There’s a slowness in these efforts […]

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valentine’s day baby

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Well, today is February 14th. I have mixed feelings about this date because of course you should celebrate those you love every day (which honestly, I think is even more meaningful). But, that doesn’t mean you can’t use it as an excuse to leave work on time and spend some quality time with your significant other, your friends, or even […]

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valentine’s outfits through the decades

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Love it or leave it, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. And instead of selling you on buying new clothes or sharing shades of pink (I know that’s not everyone’s thing), I thought I’d instead pull some date night outfit inspiration from my own closet – no shopping trips necessary. So if you’re feeling like you have “nothing to wear” […]

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hollywood sign : a video

Sometimes you can live in a city for four years and still not see some of its most famous landmarks. I don’t think there’s anyone on this planet who isn’t familiar with the Hollywood sign, and whenever I see it in the distance (on the off chance the smog has cleared), it’s always a bit surreal. […]

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etsy love this valentine’s

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To be honest, the last thing anyone probably needs right now is a gift guide. We were inundated with them over the Christmas season, and there’s a lot of other stuff going on in the world that deserves our attention. Nevertheless, I think right now, when it is so easy to feel lost and helpless […]

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new filmmakers los angeles

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the New Filmmakers Los Angeles festival – a monthly event sponsored in part by SAG-AFTRA (the actors’ union) that screens independent films. This was my first time attending an actual film festival, so I didn’t know what to expect. At the invite of my friend Maddie McGuire, […]

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happy weekend links

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The past couple of months have felt a little unreal, haven’t they? Tensions are high, decisions are being made that feel outside of our control, and most everyone is in a general state of WTF. On Monday my anxiety was hitting me at an almost all time high, and I’m sure what’s going on in […]

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explore la : westridge-canyonback wilderness

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The past month all I have quite literally wanted to do is go on a hike. But with the onslaught of rain we got in the first few weeks of the year, it just wasn’t happening. So last weekend I told myself we were going on a hike if it was the last thing we did, […]

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real life girl boss : jennifer yee

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Today I’m back with my second installment of Real Life Girl Boss, a series where I interview women who are finding their own success in a creative, perhaps less “traditional”, field. If you missed the inaugural post of this series, you can check out my first interview here (I promise you’ll be inspired). Today’s feature is exciting because Jennifer […]

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