Is there a such thing as balance?

Free time was filled with long walks through streets lined with cotswolds cottages, which were named things like "Wisteria House" "The Old Wheatsheaf" and "Flower Pot Cottage." »

Looking Back at 2018

Do you remember what you were thinking about this time last year? I remember amassing a ton of books — old classics I'd always wanted to read, some on the craft of writing itself, and Ryan Holidays' books on marketing. I remember sitting there that Christmas day, beaming and thinking... »

Stepping Out of the Shadows + Present For You!

...And then I did. And something wonderful happened... I connected with others so much more deeply. Because I was suddenly IN the trenches with them, versus on the outside as an editor. I was learning anew, about the craft of "arranging bouquets of words," as I say. »

Fear + Beginnings

Do you like taking pieces of the worlds you read about into your daily life? Colour me crazy but I've been thinking lately that I want to offer that by way of perfume, or jewelry. »

Childlike Wonder

It's like the remaining bit of dust that had begun to accumulate as I "grew into an adult," flicked off and the sparkle of childlike wonder fully emerged. »

Un Temps Pour Créer | Julia Girel

I was finally learning a truth that every eight year old knows: creating is fulfilling. Drawing, writing, cooking, tinkering, imagining, means to extend one’s identity as far as possible. It is called affirming oneself. »

Rituals & Rhythms

Life can be so topsy turvy. Especially when you freelance. Especially when you house-sit all over the globe. I happen to do both. Still, for my sanity (and craft) I try to keep myself on a fairly regular schedule. »

Tomer Peretz's Artist Journey

"Darkness is the most interesting part that humans have." -Tomer Peretz Very excited to share this with you guys: a peak into artist Tomer Peretz's life. He's lovely, both in his creations and in his spirit, and in his mission to show the less-talked-about pieces of humanity. Okay, »

3 Readings and People That Changed My Life

I was sitting here on this patio editing my latest chapter, and feeling my energy sizzle and fade when my mind began to wander. It wandered off to where it's been so prone to as of late: this land called Appreciation. »