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Rent the Runway Outfit Ideas for Summer

My word of the year for 2021 has been “luxurious,” and life has been more beautiful than ever. Luxurious can mean fancy, but more so, my intention was to begin living, receiving, and serving at a higher level. One of the biggest changes I made was inside of my closet. I knew that I wanted [...]

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I’m changing the format of my book reviews and trying something new this month! This post has been expanded to include movies, television, and podcasts. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy the new format and find some gems that you can enjoy this fall! WHAT I READ The Wife Between Us, by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (Fiction) [...]

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In the latest edition of Interviews with Introverts, I chat with Yong Kang Chan, from Nerdy Creator. In this interview, you'll learn how writing and blogging have helped him to develop as a creative and an individual.

In the latest edition of Interviews with Introverts, I chat with Yong Kang Chan, from Nerdy Creator. Through this interview, you’ll learn how writing and blogging have helped him to develop as a creative and an individual. The birth of the internet has been one of the biggest blessings to introverts. It has provided us […]

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Book Review of People We Meet On Vacation
In this post, you'll find a book review of People We Meet on Vacation, by Emily Henry, plus all of the fiction and non-fiction books I read during July 2021. If I may be so bold as to make such a statement in August: People We Meet on Vacation is my favorite book of the [...]

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Are you dreading the start of a new week? Learn how to make Monday feel like a Summer Friday.

Are you dreading the start of a new week? In this post, I’m sharing how to make Monday feel like a Summer Friday. Being a Creative is a gift. My days are typically filled with fun tasks like recording A Podcast for Creatives, playing with fonts, or writing my book. But running a creative business […]

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In this post, you'll find a book review of Effortless by Greg McKeown, plus all of the fiction and non-fiction books I read during the Spring of 2021. You know a book is impactful when you finish reading it and immediately start it again. Such was the case for me, in reading Effortless. Book Review [...]

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How to Create a Digital Vision Board

In this post, you’ll learn how to create a digital vision board and establish a ritual that will help you attain your biggest dreams. At the beginning of the year, my mastermind group was choosing a group activity for our upcoming in-person meetup, and my friend Kalyn offered a brilliant idea: Digital vision boards. My […]

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A peek into Michelle writer's retreat weekend, plus inspiration on how to plan your own.

In this post, you’ll get a peek into Michelle writer’s retreat weekend, plus inspiration on how to plan your own. When I began writing my book, almost two years ago, I thought I’d defy the odds. That somehow, I’d be able to execute a quick turnaround. But I don’t know who I was kidding. I’ve […]

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In this post, you'll find a The Midnight Library book review, plus all of the fiction and non-fiction books I read in March 2021. I have always loved stories about possibility. My mind delights in bending around “what-if” scenarios, like in the film Sliding Doors. I’m also fascinated by the notion of altering destinies, like [...]

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Stillness is the Key book review from Michelle Hickey Design
In this post, you'll find a Stillness is the Key book review, plus all of the fiction and non-fiction books I read in February 2021. Lately, I find myself gravitating towards slowness. I want to do less. I want to enjoy the small moments. I want to quiet my mind and experience peace. Society says [...]

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An elder millennial, I learned graphic design the old-fashioned way, but for the past fifteen years, I’ve practiced those principles in the digital space. The result: content that stands the test of time.

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