It has felt conflicting to me to be building a business based on values of consciously consuming, celebrating in person experiences, finding ways to make people feel seen and welcomed in, creating a home & life that is rich with stories, energy exchange and deep connection. And then spend so much of my time agonizing over creating content - crafting the perfect and most magical story - comparing how I measure up - just keeping up in this other world when I’m actually doing so much in the real world.Read More
Madison-based artist and member Sara Meredith of Smere Tactics recently completed an intensive daily art project as part of the 100 Days Project where she committed to doing a specific creative act for 100 consecutive days and joined the #100DayProject story. Check out this piece to learn more about her motivation and results from taking on this challenge.Read More
The Why brings you the best clarity when things get thick and sticky. It helps you rise up when you’re riddled with self doubt. It helps you have a clear answer when family members or friends challenge your “unconventional” life choices. It helps you speak definitively, passionately and with defiance when talking about why your business/product/project matters.Read More
Our work does not solve all the problems, but we’re attacking it from one small corner. And what we’re doing does make a difference. We’re raising issues. Moving hands. Changing minds. Through creativity, hard work and community.
A good friend of mine challenged me to document the things I accomplished with One-OneThousand in 2017. We were having our weekly pep talk/marketing/biz chats and talking through what was to come in the year ahead. Instead of excitement for all that was possible, she heard Burn Out oozing from my soul. I was tired. Tired from a year of trying, taking risks, sometimes failing, growing, changing and doing. All I could think of was what to do next to keep things on track. Desperation, exhaustion, sadness for what I gave up in the midst of all I was doing to Move Forward – was in my voice.Read More
Making time to retreat can be the perfect cure to get unstuck, reinspired and refocused. It’s about coming back to center. It means making space for reconnecting with your sense of self, what matters and what inspires you to do your most meaningful creative work.Read More
I thought that type of consumption was simple and meaningless but every time I came home with new bags, a pit in my stomach grew deeper. It felt terrible. Icky. Sometimes I’d feel shame. More often after the high of spending the money, I’d feel deep sadness and grief – feelings of fraud and loneliness. Even though I kept buying, I always had this feeling that I could never really find the stuff that represented who I truly was. I felt unseen and alone.Read More