Coronavirus + Fear

Fear can take many forms, and it can be triggered by just about anything. But lately, or really for the past several months, it seems that the Coronavirus has instilled some level of fear into most of our lives. Fear about job security, about health, about family. Fear about the future, about travel, about resuming […]

Let’s All Do Our Part

It’s been 103 days since California became the first state to go on lock-down to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (not that I’m counting or anything), and just a few short weeks now since things have started to re-open. Life has changed, that we can all agree on. And the only thing that I […]

Reflecting on Travel

the beautiful coastline of Polignano a Mare It’s officially been Summer for one week now, and believe me, I am all but reminded on the daily that we should have been returning home from a long European holiday any day this week. But instead of reluctantly packing our bags and admiring our much more golden […]

So I Took Last Week Off

As I sat on our bed last Tuesday morning and meditated, my mind seemed to be buzzing more than usual. At first it was the same things that normally arise for me – thinking about how beautiful the cool morning air felt, remembering about something that I wanted to pencil into my planner, and thinking […]

“Normal”

I’ve recently spent some time thinking about these past few months – the highs and the lows, the successes, the missteps, the longing, and of course all of the challenges and changes. And throughout it all, my thoughts kept circling back to the word “normal.” Normal. I’ve written about it (nine times in fact) (1, […]

Coronavirus + How We Can Help

We used to be the kind of people who went to the grocery store almost everyday. We ran to Target on a whim, or stopped by Home Goods just “for fun.” But the moment that Governor Newsom issued the stay at home order for the State of California just over four weeks ago, we chose […]

Let’s Spread Positivity

I am a firm believer in the idea that our thoughts create our reality. And because of that, the very best thing that I think that we can be doing right now during this time of uncertainty, is to spread positivity – positive thoughts, positive feelings, positive words, and positive actions. There are so many […]

Life Without Instagram: the Good, the Bad + the Truth

So it’s been 8 months and 19 days since I broke up with Instagram (not that anyone’s counting or anything), and I kind of can’t believe that it’s already been that long. In typical Katie fashion, I really had no plans on what this break would mean for me. Would it be for just a […]

Life Without a Planner

I am a planner, a list-maker, an organizer, and basically a write-everything-down kind of girl. And for the better part of my adult life, I have completely relied on and loved using a planner. For one it keeps me organized. And that alone is enough for me to do just about anything. But also, using […]