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Benefit of Being Honest

The lines of our personal and professional lives are becoming ever blurred as social media and advertising become more and more integrated into our daily lives. Successful professionals today share personal stories, tweet several times a day (is anyone that interesting?), "like" as many people and businesses as the can, get even more to "like" them, comment on several blogs- thoughtfully and regularly- and plaster their progress daily. All this to build market and brand credibility. Are they really that happy, that busy, that accomplished, that successful all the time? Even before this madness began, Joe Jackson said it best: So, when Kim from approached me about an interview for her site, my first thought was like... But then...

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Good Stuff

I've slacked on blogging this week- there's much going on here in the Making Room for More camp. I'm working on some website stuff (can't wait to show you!), a big new article (so much fun!), contracts with clients, placing orders for that bedroom I showed you (remember what would you do week?), planning a little Holiday event... the plates are spinning, spinning... So, I'm keeping it simple this week with some fun tidbits I hope you enjoy, starting here! If by any chance you're flying Alaska Air in the near future, be prepared to read my tips about color in the Alaska Air's in flight magazine! The article starts on page 66, Creating New Spaces. Page 69 features my...

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Re-Used Pedastals Only Please

Yesterday was day two of meditating. I started with the thought, "I'm finding the most amazing people and opportunities to share with the things that I do best". I know, sounds a little, "gosh darn it, people like me", but who cares, no one was there to laugh so I thought it then focused on my breathing... Soon, I was swept away by the big beautiful tree rustling in the wind outside my window. Felt like I was by the ocean. Of course, I stressed that evening about what to wear and spent too much time complaining to friends about the things that aren't going my way (so far)... but I have to say, for about 2 breathes- bliss. I...

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Pour it Forward

Okay, this may sound too beginner, but I have to say, using every last drop of my stuff makes me feel conscious, grateful, and resourceful. How do you savor your stuff to the last drop? It seems like those last few drops of dish soap last forever, but I still have to squeeze out every last drop. I do the same for my lotion. I'm bummed these products come in plastic and hope that changes in the near future. 'Til then, I'll just use every drop of this stuff so nothing else goes in landfill but the container.When my soaps get super thin and ready to break, I push it onto a newer bar and let them mush together. I...

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Are We There Yet?

The other day I was writing my To Do list when the pen I was using, it was from a fancy hotel I stayed in just a few months back, sprung apart collapsing from my hand into pieces. Annoyed, I got up to throw the pen away and noticed a gift bag from a little design event I went to the night before. I unloaded the contents which included this mug. Are we really still using these antiquated marketing devices? What am I going to do with this ugly mug- find a mosaic instructor looking for donations? I started looking around my work area and spotted a re-usable bag from another industry event- so cute and colorful- this is a...

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