MAKE your life FEEL like A FUN GAME,

rather than something to survive & endure.


​Five years ago, our family lived in what I thought was my dream, “forever home” in Michigan. We were all healthy, financially safe, lived among friends & fam, etc. Therefore, we could check all the boxes that screamed: “Life is GOOD!” ✅ You know what? Life really was good back then… (see?? awww the memories…) …and also not […]

The Story Behind “Masse Mountain” & How it Came to Be

Design your life by creating a life-brand

QUESTION: How are you celebrating and noticing your impact? I’m talking the impact of your unique gifts & talents (aka how you best serve others). That could be in your day-to-day, your products, programs, or services, or in your creative expression—anything! Do you keep moving or do you take notice + pause to celebrate in some way? […]

3 Ideas to Notice & Celebrate Your Impact

– Climate change – Wildfires – 45 – 45 vs. Biden (ugh) – Human trafficking – Antifa – Social distancing & masks – Predictions of a civil war after the election It’s a lot. It’s a lot and I’m scared too. I feel like no amount of research will ever bring me to a fully […]

8 Ways to Cope, Stay Alert, & Contribute in This Heavy Season

How to deal with stress and overwhelm in civil unrest through practical activities

Let’s jump right in, shall we? 1. Free-Range, Organic Noise Repellant 🎧 When you focus on fixing all the noise in your life, you find more noise to fix. Focus on what you want to notice more of, and the noise tends to take care of itself. Your tiny stories are the heart of what you […]

7 Reasons to Love Repurposing Your Personal Stories

7 Reasons to Love Repurposing Your Personal Stories

Personal stories are memorable. They’re memorable, because they’re *different* than the “OMG—I love coffee & yoga pants!” most people share *trying* to appear relatable. With your personal stories, you’re sharing from a place of depth. In a world where people are craving connection, your depth sparks your reader to look within. That micro-transformation, even if […]

3 Reasons Your Personal Stories are a Superpower in Your Personal Brand

Can a question really change your life? I say YES! Questions challenge status quo and can inspire us to change course. When you’re white knuckled on a thought or believe, questions can call in perspective out of left field that makes you feel 1000x lighter. When you ask other people great questions, you might just […]

Three questions that can change your life

It’s easy to be consumed by all the noise of life—let alone COVID-19 impacting us all. It’s easy to react hastily in the uncertainty of… EVERYTHING. I’ve ordered the groceries and am glued to the news right along with you.  ONE THING I KNOW FOR SURE:  Our lives are still moving. Our unique, tiny stories […]

Noise-Reducing Activities that Increase Connection in Your Life and Business

^^ That’s where I live today—in the middle of the woods at the edge of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. This home feels like vacation. It’s my sanctuary. Our oasis. It also wasn’t ever part of “the plan.” I didn’t seek this place out. It happened for us. Back in 2016, I was restless.  There […]

How Noticing My Tiny Stories Moved Us Into Vacation Living