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Recharged in San Diego

Posted by melissa kandel on July 13, 2019 in business journey | 2 Comments

Yesterday morning, I drank two cups of coffee and rode the train to San Diego. The frothy ocean views and muted seascape I’ll save for another more literary post but sitting on the train, watching the ocean curl below mottled-gray clouds, I felt like a detective on a civilized coastal adventure.

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Writing

Posted by melissa kandel on June 28, 2019 in Bookish, business journey | 6 Comments

In most cases learning something essential in life requires physical pain. – Haruki Murakami — Right now I’m in training to write a novel. I do think it’s strange to say I’m in training, but I am. If you read the best books on writing (King, Murakami and Bradbury are good places to start), there’s […]

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Among the Green, Green Grass

Posted by melissa kandel on June 23, 2019 in business journey | 2 Comments

I had two hours until the meeting. One hundred and twenty minutes to open the door of a hotel room that faced a neon-lit atrium and wander a city I’ve never been. Outside on North Main Street in Greenville, South Carolina, humidity bricked against my face, thick as unmilked cows. And seen: the grass, the […]

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An Ode to the Art of Chilling out

Posted by melissa kandel on April 8, 2019 in business journey | No Comments

Late last week, I woke up with the sunrise. As the light of dawn deepened to morning, I made the five-hour journey to Mammoth Lakes, Calif. If you haven’t been before, the road to Mammoth is a trail of concrete un-expectation: the snow-drawn mountains, the earnest pines, the warm, woodsy browns mixing with a bluebird […]

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The Springtime of Something New

Posted by melissa kandel on April 1, 2019 in business journey | No Comments

The first day of the month is a fantastic time for a fresh start. It’s a clean, new number: one. Like a mini-New Year’s resolution, you can resolve today to be or do more of whatever you want in its solid, one-sy newness.  As I run my business and watch it grow, I’m finding it more important than […]

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New Logo, Who Dis?

Posted by melissa kandel on March 30, 2019 in business journey | No Comments

Keen eyes might notice a new logo on our site and socials. With all the new things happening at the company, (stay tuned) a new logo was in order. If you’re interested to learn more about the design, here’s the scoop:

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Creatives: Watch Out for This Web Design Scam

Posted by melissa kandel on March 28, 2019 in business journey | No Comments

A departure from the usual posts on LWS but this one is necessary (and hopefully helpful) to anyone running a creative business. In the past week, I’ve received two emails from prospective clients asking about web design work. Neither email triggered anything usual in my mind; my contact form is often the hub for similar […]

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Talk Lazy to Me

Posted by melissa kandel on March 25, 2019 in business journey | 2 Comments

If you want to know how I got in shape this winter, it’s all because of a small shelf on the bottom of a wooden dresser. I positioned the dresser months ago in my living room so it’s almost exactly perpendicular to my front door. The top became a refuge for thrown keys and tossed sunglasses, […]

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Women Who Lead

Posted by melissa kandel on March 19, 2019 in business journey | No Comments

It’s long been a personal theory of mine that all women leaders who find success have a responsibility — no, a moral obligation — to blaze their path so bright it illuminates a trajectory for others to follow. If one of us figures out how to navigate the serpentine road to professional prosperity, it seems […]

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Welcome to Las Vegas

Posted by melissa kandel on March 10, 2019 in business journey | 2 Comments

Me again. Melissa. This week I write to you from a room on the 32nd floor of a hotel in Las Vegas. I’m also eating pretzels if that matters, but I don’t think it does. There’s this thin, gauzy curtain that covers a large picture window on the back wall of my room and if […]

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