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A Very Special Announcement: I’m Writing a Book With Hay House!

July 20, 2016

A Very Special Announcement: I'm Writing a Book With Hay House!

I’ve spent the first half of this year slowing down—way down. After working for what seemed like almost every waking hour in the last half of 2015, I knew I needed to scale back some of my client work and schedule a little more time for myself. I had two plans for what I wanted to do with those extra hours. First, I wanted to get outside and explore more of this island with the people I love; people who had been so excited for me to move back to Victoria, and waited patiently for me to stop working around the clock. The second thing I wanted to do was finish writing my book proposal—and that goal was a little scarier, because it came with so many unknowns.

I didn’t know how to begin the writing process. I didn’t know how to balance the actual storytelling with the descriptions of what each chapter was going to include. I didn’t know how to write an overview. And I knew things like my audience, my marketing ideas (a podcast to go with it!) and my book launch plans. But I didn’t know if taking a step back from my client work and earning less money for a few months to finish writing it all down was going to be worth it. At the end of the day, I didn’t know if any publisher was going to like my idea. I only knew I would regret not taking the time to finish writing my proposal and, with the help of my incredible agent, put it out into the world.

As you can imagine, based on the title of this post, all the work paid off. A publisher did love my idea—and now I am officially writing a book!

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Two Years Without Shopping: What I Bought, Donated and Learned to Be True

July 11, 2016

Two Years Without Shopping: What I Bought, Donated and Learned to Be True

Last week, I celebrated my 31st birthday. I say “celebrated” somewhat loosely, as it was a pretty quiet day. I had breakfast, coffee and dinner dates with friends, with a nap somewhere in the middle of it all, as well as a bubble bath/book and some work before bed. It was almost like any other day – slow and relaxed, even a little anticlimactic – and that’s the same way I would describe the ending of my two-year shopping ban, which also came and went in silence last week.

If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that my first yearlong shopping ban taught me lessons that changed my life forever. On top of having to break my worst spending habits (books and takeout coffee), the ban forced me to figure out why I always thought consuming something could fix a problem or make life better (it can’t). My goal was to become a more conscious consumer, and I did that. But I decided to extend the ban for one reason: to figure out how much I consume in a year.

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A Simple Update

June 9, 2016

A Simple Update

Hi friends! There are a handful of things I want to share with you today, so I thought I’d have some fun and attempt to write exactly 100 words about each thing. Here we go :)

1. A Simple Year is Back Open for Registration

For the first time in four years, A Simple Year is open for registration again mid-year! We’ve had so many requests from people who don’t want to wait until 2017 to simplify their lives, so here’s your chance to join us. Registration is open from June 9th to June 23rd, and you’ll have immediate access to the first six months of content, the private Facebook group, live and recorded webinars, and everything else you need to get started. I’ll be guiding you through the topic of simplifying your money in July, and can’t wait to see what we accomplish together!

REGISTER FOR A SIMPLE YEAR TODAY

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