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All the Books

  Since childhood, reading has been a fundamental part of my relaxation. I remember spending full days during the summer flipping between novels and illustrating scenes from the books. Like most people, after college, I stopped reading for a bit. I had my fill of...

5 things I learned from my Mother

This week was my mother’s birthday and I wanted to highlight 5 things I learned from the most important woman in my life. 1. Guard your light. Mom has always been a proponent of reading self help books and practicing spirituality as a way to fill yourself with joy....

Interesting People: Claire Bangser

Meet Claire Bangser Claire Bangser is a story-geek with a passion for striking up conversations with strangers. Her work – spanning commercial and editorial photography and filmmaking projects – is centered around telling powerful human stories. In February 2014, she...

i blame the iphone

There are so many things competing for our attention these days and it seems like everyone is a little more irritable, a little more exhausted, a little more emotionally fatigued. Given a limited amount of energy, we have to be careful where we direct our focus. And...

Interesting People: Bernie January Jr.

Meet Bernie January Jr. From chemistry teacher to creative professional, Bernie January Jr. is the co-founder and graphic designer for retail brand Heartsleeve. The company sells hand-printed shirts that spread messages of joy and love with a Louisiana twist. This...

5 podcasts

In the beginning, podcasts were beyond boring, but years later they have become one of the most interesting ways to learn, laugh, and connect with your internet famous friends. Here’s a list of my 5 personal favorites. Missing Richard Simmons – A 6 part story that...

all the feelings

  I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness. More specifically, the pursuit of happiness and how it can be this all-encompassing marker of success. Being human is complex. And so often we can feel so many feelings at the same time. I’m happy that I reached this...

Introducing Curious Mail

Beautiful Humans, In this email I'd like to introduce the Curious Mail, but first a little back story. I had finished about 80% of the content for the first issue of the Curious Tribe digital magazine and plotted out the next 12 issues… then He Who Shall Not Be Named...

5 Creative Entrepreneurs to Watch

Every month we highlight creative people that you should know. Are you making waves in your local community or online? Get on the list. Photographer Trevor Mark New Orleans-based photographer Trevor Mark embodies what it...

An Update

Over the past week I've been focused on developing incredible content for the first 4 issues of the Curious Tribe magazine. I want this magazine to be more than just words and pictures. It's genuinely important to me for each issue to have interactivity that takes...

Weekly Roundup: The Feel Good

“Give light and people will find the way.” – Ella Baker   This week I wanted to specifically focus on spreading love, joy, and self care. Primarily, because if I hear one more thing about “he who shall not be named,” I might just explode. Here’s an original...

Guide: MAKE A PLAN TO GET WHAT YOU WANT

Every great business first started as a simple idea. But as creative entrepreneurs, there is one truth we can all believe in: “Ideas are meaningless without action.” I’ve developed a process that is surprisingly...