Month: April 2017

LETTING YOUR INTUITION LEAD YOU THROUGH THE INDECISION OF WHAT TO DO NEXT - THE YELLOW ROOM

When I first embarked on my entrepreneurial journey, I was instantly aware of all the beautiful work of other business owners. I was caught in the tension of being both inspired and discouraged from the endless possible paths that I could take. Confused about what I felt was my “true calling”, there were times I felt utterly […]

FIGHTING THE INSECURITIES OF IMPOSTER SYNDROME - THE YELLOW ROOM

When I first moved to Los Angeles, I was keen on two things: finding my creative purpose and meeting as many people as possible. When I inevitably found myself at dinner parties with new friends, there was a familiar beat in the conversations when someone would ask some version of, “So, what’s your deal? What […]

UTILIZING YOUR TALENTS AND CREATIVITY TO GIVE BACK

You know you are meant for something bigger. You know that with your passion, empathy, and talents you can make a difference in the world around you. But where do you start? How do you identify what you should be focusing your energy on? I have often heard people say that they just don’t have […]

FREEING YOUR IDENTITY FROM THE LIMITS OF VALIDATION - THE YELLOW ROOM

My entire life, I have based important decisions on what others told me I was good at. My teachers, family, supervisors, and every personality test made a point of praising me for my organization, writing, and outrageous work ethic. I was a straight A student growing up, and spent many of my early adult years chasing […]

THE ART OF COMMUNICATION IN PARTNERSHIPS - THE YELLOW ROOM

No matter the type of relationship, communication is key in having a healthy, successful one. When it comes to running a business with a partner, which, in our case is a running business, an ongoing lack in communication can cause irreparable harm. Not to mention, the business and its surrounding relationships to suffer – if it goes unchanged. […]

HOW TO NAVIGATE LEGALITIES: A BREAKDOWN OF YOUR WHAT YOUR WEBSITE NEEDS

Let’s talk Privacy Policies and Terms of Use for a moment. Arguably the dullest two pages on your website, these are the ones that no one ever wants to read – like the wall of text that pops up every time you update your iPhone (and which you scroll through as fast as possible and click accept). […]

It took me two years and almost giving up my own company to finally recognize the deeper purpose behind my work. Before then, I was only sure of two things I wanted: to help businesses give back by partnering with charities, and to assist others in creating meaning in their lives. But, it was never clear […]

THE IMPACT OF PLANNING A PERSONAL RETREAT - THE YELLOW ROOM

Anxiety was growing. Stress was building. My head was swimming. And I had more questions than answers. This was December 2015 for me. I was stressed out, maxed out, and quickly reaching burn out. Just the way you want to enter into the “most wonderful time of the year”, right? On the outside, life was good – […]

WHY BEAUTY IS FOUND IN HEALTHY LIVING - THE YELLOW ROOM

Do you remember when you first discovered the ugly side of beauty? I do, and it changed my life forever. It was early 2002, and I was the Spa Director at a luxury spa in downtown San Francisco, before the city – and the world – went tech. There was no social media. Googling wasn’t a […]

FIVE WAYS TO BUILD YOUR DREAM BUSINESS WHILE WORKING A DAY JOB - THE YELLOW ROOM

For the past five years, I have been employed full time while growing my own business. I know that seems like a long time – a lot of stories told are about people who just take the leap when the business begins. But sometimes the reality is you, your business, your finances, or your personal situation […]