Artist Feature: Cait Courneya

Cait Courneya is an illustrator, painter, and surface designer living and working in Minneapolis, MN. She is soon to launch her Fall 2018 collection of new products, prints, and textiles and I can’t wait to see what kind of dreamy goodness she shares next. Read a little more about Cait and drool over her work in this blog post.

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HBD, Thich Nhat Hanh

Today, Thursday October 11th marks the birthday of Thich Nhat Hahn, a Buddhist monk, world peacemaker, illustrious writer, and modern day Saint. This amazing soul is 92 years young today, and so to honor his life and teachings, I wanted to assemble a variety of quotes, articles, books, and links so that even more people could learn about this most precious of souls.

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Six Benefits to Keeping a Work Diary

Many people may have a personal journal, diary, or calendar that they keep and update regularly. But whether or not you're a seasoned or a beginner diarist, we could all benefit from keeping a separate and defined journal for work. As an avid writer, journaler, and person who likes to Write. Everything. Down. I feel uniquely qualified to share with you the ways I have used a separate work journal to be more successful and happy in my workplace, so that’s what I'll talk about in this first installment article. Next week, in a separate post, I'll be sharing specific strategies on how you can actually implement and keep this new habit.

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Believe Survivors

Sexual violence is more than just garden-variety abuse. It is an abuse of power. And anyone who has proven that they are willing to abuse their power at the expense of someone else’s' wellbeing has no place sitting on the Supreme Court, interpreting the law, for generations of Americans to come. Survivors of sexual and domestic abuse are finally beginning to come forward with their stories of abuse at the hands of the powerful and influential. But the real question is: will we believe them?

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An Open Love Letter to the Sunday Edition of the New York Times

Like many adults in the fall I always find a replenished desire to learn, grow, and stretch myself. To "Get back to it."  So when the lower humidity hits and the temperatures begin to lower, I find myself attracted to learning, to soaking up new information, all in the quest of feeling re-invigorated, 'with-it', and decidedly scholarly. Enter the Sunday edition of the New York Times. It's economical use of space and flimsiness of ephemeral newsprint should not fool you - this is dense stuff.

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Buy Leggings, Fight Breast Cancer: How One Brand is Leading the Fight to Fund Breast Cancer Research

Girlfriend Collective. Their clothing is made of 79% recycled polyester from used plastic water bottles, But it is their journey towards becoming a leader in Breast Cancer Research is one that puts them well above the bar of any similar competitor. To date, their generous donations during this month alone have raised over $25K for BCRF. Let's help them make that number bigger, shall we? 

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WEAR: Pre-Fall 2017 and the Meta Trends to Expect

If you're buying anything new this year, consider a bold coat or accessory in the season's favored forest green or sophisticated olive kahki. Not only are these colors completely classic and season-less, they'll be incredibly on-trend come spring and into fall. The Pantone color of the year may be Greenery, but the sophisticated apparel answer to this trend is certainly shades of rich kale for a more neutral, luxe, and fashion-forward approach to this rejuvenating color. 

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