Common Small Business/Creative/Entrepreneur Questions //

One of my favorite things to do on Instagram is to invite others to ask questions they have about running their business/creative world! It's so important that we all live in community rather than competition and continue to sharpen and learn from each other. Below, I'm sharing some questions & answers from my most recent [...]

How to run a business while living with chronic illness //

I have this thing with being really hard on myself. I keep it all locked inside -- but the feelings of defeat are palpable. There are some days where I leave a photoshoot, get straight to my car, and just have to sit there, unable to move for a few minutes. It's still so odd [...]

When you can’t “do it all” ALL the time // 

   Photo credit: my amazing friend, Chachie McDonald.  I have been learning that whenever we say yes to something, we are saying no to something else. Every single choice we make, consciously or not, is still engrained with intention. What a beautiful and chaotic season this has been for me. While some may claim that [...]

Happy 7 Year Anniversary, LA //

(The photos above are of 17 year old me in 2009, just a month into living in Los Angeles. This is one of the most difficult but most needed articles I've ever written. This is my heart. This is me.) 7 years ago on this date, I moved from Florida to Los Angeles with just [...]

Not Your Mama’s Pesto: Homemade Non-Dairy Creamy Pesto Sauce

One of my resolutions for this year was to really stick to my guns and eat as many healthy, home cooked, organic, clean meals as possible. This all begins with the grocery trip and the browsing of the tempting, and overwhelming, aisles. I used to go to the store hungry, without a list or meal [...]