Capsule wardrobes? It’s a thing, and I’m into it.
Do you think the modern era can contribute to an increase of mental illness in children? This article talks about the importance of simplifying our child’s life. I remember moving to UCLA and meeting a girl in my dorms who grew-up in the city. In our conversation I was describing my hometown and all of it’s magical nuances. This city slicker college student looked at me,”Wait, if there’s no mall where did you hang out as a teenager?” I hung out in the forest climbing trees. I went to the river with friends and hunted waterfalls. Everyday as a kid was filled with discovery and imagination. I loved the simplicity of my pre-smartphone childhood.
I do love my record player… I could be down to be turned into vinyl after my death. It’s probably the closest I’d be to becoming a rock star.
According to this piece, gentrification is a myth. What do think? I’m a little skeptical. There's a Fox News: Climate change isn't real, feel to it.
Cuba, a country of great mystery and romance. Get a taste of Havana’s elusive architectural history with these photos.
Along the dating lines, Forbes released a list of this year’s Most Eligible Billionaire Bachelors. I hope there’s more women on the list come 2017!
Mandy from the Curvy Blogger is killing it with her fashion/travel photos. Her and her husband gave-up 80% of their items to move into a camper and travel the country (a win for minimalism!) This awesome babe always inspires me to be myself.
This week I'm sending along some hump-day inspiration because Monday and Tuesday were crazy busy! Yesterday, I was invited to help host a Social Media Workshop for Small Businesses. It was a reminder of how much I love entrepreneurs. Even as one of the workshop leaders, I'm inspired to up-my-marketing-game and execute some of the many strategies I have outlined for Lu Curates and Lu Curates Media.
What's inspiring you this week?Read More
In the spirit of celebrating ourselves and finding peace in solitude, I put together a list of 6 things that always bring me back to myself.
1. Take a Walk Alone
When I was 18 I hated being alone. I lived in a house with three dudes, in the middle of nowhere and platonically shared a room with one of them. Our house became a default hangout for my high school’s graduating class of 2005 since all our friends were in college or still living at home. During that time, I became acutely aware of how uncomfortable I was being alone. Distraught over the realization of this dependency, I made it my mission to become comfortable in my own company. A standard that still serves me well today. I started by taking many walks alone and writing poetry in the local graveyards. I was an angst-y teenager, what can I say!
It is my belief that if you do something enough times it becomes a habit. Before I knew it, 18 year old Melissa discovered she actually enjoyed being alone.Read More
This morning was rough. I know Mondays generally are but today I accidentally sent an email to a potential client riddled with typos. Have you ever made work related mistakes like this? What were they and how did you handle them?
Needless to say, I am in some desperate need for spirited inspiration.Read More
Mondays are sometimes the hardest day of the week for me. In an attempt to motivate myself and hopefully you too, I thought I'd start a new series. Here some of the things from the inter-webs inspiring me this week.Read More