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Bonnie Coberly

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Bonnie Coberly is a certified health counselor and the founder of Healthy Bites, a company based in Washington, D.C. that plans your weekly menu and delivers the freshly prepared dishes right to your door. Bonnie’s degree is in journalism and marketing and worked in communications at non-profits before making the decision to follow her passion for integrative health. She had experienced some health issues of her own in her twenties, and once she was … CONTINUE READING

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Take Time to Tinker

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It has been around for several years, but I recently learned about the Tinkering School and fell in love with the concept. The school started in the San Francisco area by Gever Tulley, and there are now programs offered in Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Buffalo and Bratislava (which is the capital of Slovakia – and embarrassingly, I had to look that up). The concept is a program for youth that gives them the time, … CONTINUE READING

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Joanna Waterfall

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Joanna Waterfall is an artist at heart. She started college as a studio art major and eventually changed to graphic design. Yet, when you meet her and witness what she is doing with The Yellow Conference it is clear that the artist is still alive and well. The Yellow Conference  is “a gathering for creative women who desire to ignite passion and bring goodness to the world through everyday living,” and Joanna conceptualized it during … CONTINUE READING

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Aaron & Claire Van Holland

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Aaron and Claire Van Holland met while working together at MySpace. Yes, that MySpace – the social media platform that was all the rage before Facebook usurped it. Claire was recruited to work for MySpace from her job in Detroit, Michigan. In telling the story, Claire said that she almost had to cancel the meeting where she met the MySpace executives that recruited her – and had she, she might never have met Aaron.… CONTINUE READING

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This is What it is to Be Happy

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“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people.
I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’” ― Sylvia PlathThe Bell Jar

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Decide What to Be and Go Be It

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My sister sent me this picture from downtown Los Angeles because she knew that I’d love it. We’ll forget about the fact that it is a marketing campaign for tequila for a second and just focus on the message. I’m kinda wondering if they “stole” the line from the Avett Brothers’ song Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise? Regardless, their campaign is pretty brilliant – it encourages people to stir things up and … CONTINUE READING

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Street Inspiration


When I was walking around L.A. during my visit in April, I began to notice these spray-painted typewriters with witty, inspirational and wise quotes jutting out of them in several places around town. I am a sucker for street art, and I captured the one above as it spoke to me. I also loved that the artist posted this particular one in Runyon Canyon where many people go to workout (and/or, I’ve since been told, … CONTINUE READING

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Colorful Cali


COLOR! I love it. It inspires me (see the post “Radiant Orchid“), gives me a boost of energy and makes me want to sit down with a coloring book . The way people choose to use color – whether that is in their homes, clothes, architecture, websites, etc. – can have a big impact on how we receive what is being put in front of us. And nature is perhaps the best teacher … CONTINUE READING

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