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Action Cures Fear

Fear is a bitch. It hangs out in the back of your mind making up Fake News that causes you to doubt yourself, to imagine the worst, and hold yourself back from accomplishing epic shit.

It never goes away, it just takes on different voices.

Acknowledge the fear, thank it for worrying about you, and move forward anyway.

Acting despite the fear lessens and weakens the fear over time.

You eventually see that the fear is unsubstantiated. Because on the other side of action you find none of the terrible things that you imagined, only awesomeness.

You have to go where you haven’t been to discover anything new.

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Quality over quantity.

You believe in quality over quantity.

You prefer the silence of the forest to the noise of the city.

You’d rather be traveling than shopping.

Your purchases and choices are a reflection of you, and you want to create a home & wardrobe that’s a reflection of who you are.

I feel you.

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Everything is connected.

Art illuminates our lives every day.

Think about what makes you feel beautiful inside… what brings you happiness, so you can express it physically in your home and life – all those things involve art.

We do this all the time – furniture, fabric, tile work, glass – it all comes from an artisan with a different craft.

For me, nature is what I’m drawn to.  The epic and the everyday. It is amazing.

I want people to see our natural world and value it. People have lost the connection that our ancestors had with the earth and the universe and we need it back.

Everything is connected. Everything is energy. Nature heals us because we ARE nature.

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Find your tribe.

The importance of the female tribe – you’ve been feeling it too, right?

During this rising, this continued awakening, it is crucial that we lift each other up. That we blast each other with love.

Tell your closest women how amazing they are and what you love about them.

Tell her how you see her.

And then remember that your closest women see all that glowing energy in YOU, too, so that you remember to love yourSELF as much as they do <3

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It’s been a long journey from there to here.

You may remember at the beginning of winter, when I posted this epic shot:

This shoot is something that had been living in my mind for SO long.

When childhood friend and epic creative Amanda Dunn and I started chatting one day, I knew she would bring my vision to life x 1000. She definitely did just that, and I’m so pumped to share these with you.

So much has changed in my business since I started, and this shoot signifies an important piece for me.

I have a vision of bringing purpose-driven women together to lift each other, support each other, to share in each other’s personal uprising.  The energy that day was amazing, and has caused ripples that continue to grow.

There is much to come on the horizon, a shit-ton of writing that I’ve been stacking up that fear has been preventing me from publishing. But this is the year. The year of the rising female. And I want nothing more than to lift as many women as possible toward maximizing their potential.

I’m working on building an intimate space for my fellow purpose-driven sisters, so keep your eye on this spot for details in the near future <3

You’ll be seeing the beautiful results of this shoot over the coming weeks and you can check out a few more on my Home and About pages for now and you can SHOP LEGGINGS here.

So gratefully,

Emily <3

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new work : rebirth

The intense forest fires this season brought tragedy upon thousands of people across Western America. Homes were lost, and lives were lost. Lessons were learned (we hope) about healthy forest management and the need to fund our National Forests in order to prevent such intense and raging infernos.

Those of us that have grown up in and around our forests understand this need, but unfortunately there are groups of people that do not. Some that think they are protecting the forests, and some at higher levels that simply don’t care about the forests at all. Ones that seem to forget how the oxygen they breathe is produced in the first place.

While this year’s fires were destructive beyond comprehension, there is always light to be found in even the darkest places. “Rebirth” was inspired by not only the visual splendor of this natural occurrence, but the inherent regeneration that comes with it. The hope that the scale of this preventable damage will spur action – legislatively and within ourselves. The understanding that things appear darkest just before the light, and that new growth can occur only after utter destruction.

“Rebirth” is a symbol of what you, and we, are capable of.