Break Down Blocks, Step One: Reframe

Approximately one million* times a day, I start a sentence to myself with, “You should’ve ____! Everything will be terrible!” *okay fine it’s closer to 20…but it feels like a million ūüôā Fill in the blank: woken up earlier exercised immediately upon waking up eaten the healthier option lost 30 lbs written 20+ blog posts…

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Introducing the Calming Creative Shoppe

Are you hunting for calming treasures to¬†adorn your walls? Introducing my “Breathe” Photo Collection, available in regular, framed, canvas, aluminum prints, and more at the Society6 Calming Creative Shoppe¬†.

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Unedited Thoughts: 3 Months Without You

Time has both crawled and flown since my last post, and I’ve let much artistic work fall by the wayside. That’s alright, it’s part of the grieving process. What I think we’re all afraid of (much of the time, anyway) is sharing something we deem “imperfect”. Today marks 3 months since my mother passed, and…

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When You’re Split in Two: Losing My Mother

On June 25th, 2017, my dear sweet mother and best friend passed away after a year-long battle with a recurrence of breast cancer. She had beat it once in 2011 and she was supposed to beat it again. Though we knew this recurrence wasn’t curable, the possibility of remission was high. But cancer doesn’t play…

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15 Ways I Own My Weird (and you should too!)

Today, even if you’re exhausted or “not in the mood, Katie, gosh!!!” I want you to give some thought to the¬†goofy¬†things that make you YOU. Things you sometimes feel weird or embarrassed or shy or silly about. Guess what? Those are the BEST THINGS ABOUT YOU. Own them! Make them a part of your “brand”…

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3 Keys to Unlocking Your Creativity

Believe me when I say this, you CAN make your wild ideas a reality.¬†I’ll be the first to tell you I’m excellent at thinking up my “next big thing”–but executing it? Oof. Example: I’ve sat on the¬†idea for my children’s book “Lady Pig & The Colonel” for over FIVE YEARS. Yesterday, I finished my first…

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1 Thing To Tell Yourself When You Feel Stuck

“I can’t do this.” I think that every. single. day. This isn’t a post on how to get rid of those thoughts. I might have them forever. So I learn how to work¬†through them. When it all feels too big and impossible, my objective is to do one small itsy bitsy teeny tiny thing to…

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Performance Challenge: How Far I’ll Go (from Disney’s Moana)

I really hope you enjoy my cover of “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s¬†Moana. When you’re your own toughest critic it’s really hard to actually POST performances online–but my new motto is “Done is better than perfect.” Time to put this out into the world! Thank you to Billy Surges for making this come alive.…

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Create Your Calming Creativity Manifesto

Missed any of my April “Trust Yourself” posts? Not to worry! Catch up below: Week 1:¬†Learn How To Listen To Your Inner Voice Week 2:¬†Why You Should Celebrate Your Journey 5 Years Ago to Now For whatever reason, I’ve felt anxiety dig in its little claws since early this week. It’s always¬†frustrating to have it…

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