Waking up a year ago and realizing that I was becoming someone I didn’t like was terrifying.

Do we really understand what self-care is and why it can be needed?

The act of creating beauty – even in our souls – requires work.

We were all born to create. Sometimes, it's just hard to what our "creating" should look like.

Live it up on your time off without having to worry about the music selection.

What would happen if we actively, healthily, lived in the truth of its occurrence?

If you’re a female creative just starting out, be encouraged.

A remarkable weekend spent among talented women with an abundance of beautiful flowers.

How can we stay level-headed when we’re tempted to continually focus on the future?

Why does it often feel like we're grasping at straws to make those daily creative moments feel truly alive?

The phrase “flower power” is about to get a whole new meaning.

A playlist that gives you permission to clear the worry and focus on the good.

A visit to Trinidad and Tobago provided the perfect illustration as to why I advocate for a return to quiet humility.

There is an important distinction between experiencing loneliness and simply being alone.

How do we build a positive future from the negative experiences of our past?

Identifying what’s most important to you can keep you in the game when life crashes in.

If you're considering whether or not counseling may be for you, start here.

Hail summer, hail bright Julys/ Hail halos in our hair/ And night skies with fireflies

If you need a message of hope, inspiration or perseverance today, spend the next seven minutes with eight-year-old Devan Boyd.

Leading and living from a it leads to constant exhaustion and a distrust of self and others. Let's talk about what a scarcity mindset

Throwing yourself in the face of the “going alone” stigma is scary, sure, but there are also distinct positives to being your own company.

Planes, trains, and automobiles. No matter what you're traveling by, music can always enhance an adventurer's experience. Here's the playlist to get your summer

Why do we wander? This poem puts it perfectly.

Cannes Film Festival was this month. Thousands flocked to the town of Cannes, France to preview new films, sell their scripts or to distribute their finished film. It was one of my biggest dreams to attend. Ever since I was a little girl I had dreams of creating something for the movies. You could find me watching VHS tapes in my family basement most weekends.

Fast forward a few years. I married talented filmmaker: Aaron Craig. He and I wanted to make a film together. On a lark, we traveled to my family farm in Illinois and created a short film. It was a fun side project to see what we could do. Somehow, we pulled it off. Our actors were a funny mix of family friends and the local postmaster. My mom and dad served as our sound person and location manager (plus dog wrangler). Filming was a great experience, full of lots of laughs and learning. We took our footage back to New York City not expecting much.

Nashville artist DANAE just released her newest single, and we can't stop playing it.

Adele wins. We know this. Her effortless voice, the way her songs take up camp in the teensiest crevices of our soul, and on top of it all, she keeps a down-to-earth vibe that isn’t afraid to have a little fun.

So, when we came across this ballet — another form of art where talent holds us completely captivated — set to the tune of her latest album, we knew we had to share. These dancers are incredibly skilled, seriously in sync … and now we’re off to practice a few pliés.

Watch the piece in full, below.

“The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.” – Lao Tzu

We haven’t even reached the halfway mark of 2016 and already, it has left a gaping hole in the middle of the music world’s heart. While a majority of us may have never had the chance to meet our greatest idols and influences, their death has this seismic ripple effect that can feel deeper than one would expect.  The whole world goes through it with you. It feels as though we’ve lost a piece of ourselves, a time of our lives, even a friend.  Music is extremely personal and emotional, so it is no wonder the loss felt echoes beyond blood or close relationships.

I am the wayfaring dreamer,
treading upon
unseen lands,
a wind blown vagabond
upon foreign

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