Last week, I had the opportunity to share about my RTW trip with my former students. The majority of the conversation was a Q&A, and several of the questions were quite profound. I felt that they deserved more comprehensive answers, so I'm taking them to the blog, starting with the hardest one of all. Dear … Continue reading Dear Ben
Your Mother’s Day (and every day) Shopping Guide
On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza factory collapsed and killed 1,138 people. It drew the world's attention to the ethics of production - and became a catalyst for greater awareness of supply chains, particularly for fashion brands. It also sparked an annual celebration of Fashion Revolution Week (which is this week!), where consumers ask … Continue reading Your Mother’s Day (and every day) Shopping Guide
My lifelong best friend is getting married this fall, and he invited me to write a letter to his future wife on the occasion of their engagement. This is what I wrote for her. Dear Marly, First things first: I am over-the-moon overjoyed for you!! I cannot imagine a more perfect person for my best … Continue reading Dear Marly
High Five – February 3
Hi team. It's Friday. We survived another week. Praise hands all around. And as is my new tradition (does it count as tradition if you've only done it once? Who knows. Who cares.), I'm sharing the things I've been consuming or talking about endlessly this week. 1. Black and White: Racism in America on the … Continue reading High Five – February 3
I am angry. I am upset.
These are strange days, my friends. Painful days. Confusing days. Frustrating, broken, unknown days. And as a writer, I feel that I have some responsibility to respond to these days - to the world I see around me. I tend to be careful doing that - favoring thought-pieces over strong-handed "here's what I think" posts. And … Continue reading I am angry. I am upset.
High Five (revisited)
Who could use some more happy, great, encouraging, challenging, wise things in their life? Just me? In the early days of the blog, I wrote a little something called High Five that I stole from many other bloggers and podcasters that I love and admire. The gist was to share things that are inspiring or … Continue reading High Five (revisited)
My 2017 Goals
Hi, hello. Me again. There are a lot of things I could write about at the moment. A LOT. I, like just about everyone in the world at the moment, have an constant swirl of thoughts and opinions circling in my mind that is fed by an endless barrage of other peoples' thoughts and opinions. … Continue reading My 2017 Goals
My general life philosophy can be boiled down to this: love God and love people. The end. That's pretty much all I've got (or need) to shape my decisions. So a couple of years ago when I first started dreaming about my trip around the world, these daily mantras of mine were my starting point. … Continue reading Show Up
It's been awhile since I've posted. It's been awhile since I've written for myself. After returning home just in time for Thanksgiving, my life has been consumed with writing for other people - delivering the stories of the incredible people I met this fall. So me-writing (and blog-writing) screeched to a halt to accommodate the … Continue reading Advent
Story Time: Meet My Uber Driver
Today, I was invited to visit an orphanage in Bogota. My friend Amy is the Executive Director of Hands Offering Hope, a foundation in the US that supports both the leadership program in Chiquila, Mexico that I visited this summer and Hogares Luz y Vida – a home for kids with special needs in Colombia. … Continue reading Story Time: Meet My Uber Driver