Commitment, Surrender, & the Holy Grail

The partner you want. The weight you want to lose. The business you want to build. Peace of mind. Money. Whatever. All of it is buried under heaps and piles of I don’t want to’s and I don’t likes. Behind all those negative ideas are presuppositions traumas, and bad habits. In finding your holy grail, … Continue Reading

Depression. The Abyss. 40 Days and Dark Nights.

You’ve been hard-headed. Or, the Gods assumed you wouldn’t listen so they walked into the house of your life, turned the lights off and rearranged your furniture. They asked your lover to leave. They tossed your money in the garbage and burned it. They called pivotal family members home. They turned down the volume on … Continue Reading

Cigs. Weed. Drank.

Anytime you reach for one of these, you are asking for a pace setter. You are essentially attempting to slow the rate at which you are receiving emotional and spiritual feedback. I don’t personally believe there’s anything wrong with it and I’ve used some combination of these myself. Sometimes life is just too much and … Continue Reading

Stop trying to start, finished.

(Learn more about Santlov’s featured image here) The look of finished is coming too easily, all while we are coming to find out that the actual doing is still as hard-won as it always has been.  We’re trying to start at the end. Photo shoots, videos, even creative direction. It all used to come the later … Continue Reading

Why We Do This. . .

A couple of decades ago, pop culture was exploring the psyche while a select few were exploring the spirit. Now pop culture is working on the spirit, while select few are working on the soul. If we can remove the distractions business owners face around branding, identity, and social marketing, they have a greater opportunity … Continue Reading

A Word on Doin’ Too Damn Much!

Nobody tells you this when you’re scaling, but a word of warning, it sucks. There are some awesome things about needing to grow; more money, great clients, etc. But the energetic and material mathematics works in such a way where if one thing changes, there’s a domino effect and everything has to change at least … Continue Reading

The Law of Attraction is an Algorithm

When the Law of Attraction first came on the scene, it was crazy talk. Now, it’s an algorithm. I tend to check Instagram about once a day. I don’t have the Facebook App and I don’t get notifications on Linkedin’s news feed. We live in an “if you like that, then you’ll love this” kind … Continue Reading

You are not special

The most liberating moment I’ve had in the last couple of years has been a deep realization that I’m not special. Now, I’ve never striven to be. And my parents were particularly good at driving that point home that we children were not special. But this recent requirement to be seen and heard to make a living … Continue Reading

Meet Ava St. Claire of The MoonRose Agency

People Live Here

I remember once my mother fussing about the house in anticipation of company arriving. Family actually. Dusting high and low, mopping the floor, unwittingly making a striking cocktail of mustard gas, all in the name of clean. In the name of perfection. My father, in a moment of sanity hollered back at her from a … Continue Reading