Hot Take: You Can’t Outsource True Creativity – AI Versus the Human Touch

One fascinating thing about coming from a non-visual creative discipline (copywriting) and growing into a visual one (creative direction) is that the way your taste level and eye develops is almost exactly the same. It’s pattern-spotting, mostly. You notice small details of course (“oof that transition was clunky”/“ouch that lighting really took the bite out […]

Creativity IS the Long Game Where Endurance Equals Inspiration

I’m sometimes asked, “Where do you get your writing inspo these days?” And my honest reply is: “I reach down and peel off the story stuck to my shoe.” It’s a little Dickensian, maybe. And not the complete answer, of course. (The longer answer is: I’ve committed to treating my social media like a workshop […]

Don’t Be Shy — Here’s How to Take Those Compliments You’ve Earned

“Frankly, it’s confusing,” my now-husband, then-boyfriend Z deadpanned. We were squabbling about the strange contradiction of my perceived self-image. More specifically: my absolute inability to comfortably accept compliments of any kind — even (or especially) about things I’d worked my butt off to create or cultivate. “You exude all this confidence, but then then aggressively resist […]

Here’s the Trick to Becoming Infinitely Interesting

I’ve been a people person all my life. It’s had its ups and downs — starting with me sneaking out of my stroller at 2 years old to wander into the thick of the South Florida Fair crowd and talk to strangers. (I was found by my terrified mother a few minutes later, I’m told, […]