Take 5

October 25 2020

Tell 5 people you appreciate them. Think of 5 things you love about yourself. Set aside 5 minutes to write. List 5 goals you want to achieve by week’s end. Check-in with 5 people who appear strong. Remember 5 obstacles you’ve overcome. Thank 5 service workers. Choose 5 songs you can play the next time […]


Get a celebrity on the phone

October 14 2020

Tim Ferriss told a group of Princeton college students that he’d buy them a round-trip ticket anywhere in the world if they could get a celebrity on the phone. Out of the group of twenty eager jet-setters, not one attempted the challenge. He posed the same contest to a different set of students one year […]


The case for risk

October 02 2020

We’re afraid of making our desires known. It’s scary to show pieces of ourselves to another, parts that make us vulnerable, the gentle spaces we perceive as fragile. It’s easier to hide behind accomplishment and labels and somebody else’s dreams. what if I’m alone what if I can’t make rent what if it never happens […]


Believe in dreams

September 19 2020

Two years ago I went to India. At the time I was frustrated and uninspired but had revisited a list I wrote many years prior; the Taj Mahal was on that list. I couldn’t find anyone to go with me, so I went, alone, determined to make this dream come true.  I will never forget […]


Become the student

September 05 2020

As systems and communities continue to evolve and change, the need to learn and listen is paramount. Where is the line between advocacy and appropriation, and how can you appreciate groups you’re not a part of? Appreciation is grounded in honor and respect, a genuine curiosity for a group and its people. This rides on […]


The business of attraction

August 26 2020

Chemistry is frequently considered in terms of human relationships, yet brands and businesses must also evaluate the chemistry they bring to their offerings. Similar to personal relationships, initial sparks of excitement intensify interactions between business and consumer. From completed projects to the seal of a sale, emotion is embedded into business transactions. Skipping hearts and […]


Is it possible to connect meaningfully online?

August 17 2020

Yes. But it takes intention and effort. The digital world requires a bit more finesse than in-person events. Many of us grew up in front of screens —- televisions, cinemas halls, Ninentedos, and Game Boys. These same screens paved the way for productivity tools, redefining our lives and the ways in which we schedule, communicate, […]


Change starts with awareness

August 10 2020

What has worked in the past might not work now. Start with your thoughts. Follow them. Make a list of your wishes and fears, doubts and insecurities, the things you want and the conversations you’re having. And challenge them. Ask whether the thoughts you’re having are true. Decide if your conversations are helpful. Are your […]


Look with love

July 25 2020

We have been taught to search for faults, to find the shortcomings not only in ourselves but in others. This is unfortunate for many reasons. By focusing on “what’s wrong,” we lose the opportunity to turn towards ourselves and those around us with acceptance and compassion. Reflecting upon innate worth opens doors to love and […]


5 tips for better creative briefs

July 16 2020

If you want solid results, you have to start working on solid ground. The creative brief provides just that — a foundation for creativity to grow in a meaningful, targeted way. Without an effective creative brief, ideas lack focus. Creative briefs are the necessary siphons for results. Here’s how to begin: Think carefully about your […]