Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

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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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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On International Women’s Day

Posted by melissa kandel on March 8, 2019 in Inspiration, Women | 3 Comments

Happy International Women’s Day. Here I am … a woman. I’m fortunate to be surrounded in my life by some pretty amazing women. They’re strong. They’re powerful. And most importantly, they exude genuine, symbiotic support for others, the type that can shine a warm light on the macabre shadows of failure as easily as it […]

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File Under New Things: A Newsletter

Posted by melissa kandel on March 3, 2019 in Newsletter | No Comments

Inspired by a Saturday morning conversation, I’ve decided to start a weekly newsletter.

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Creative Sources of Inspiration

Posted by melissa kandel on February 20, 2019 in On Writing | 3 Comments

A brief discussion on sources of creative inspiration.

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Forbes and the Business of Storytelling

Posted by melissa kandel on March 5, 2018 in On Writing | 3 Comments

A few weeks ago, I received word I was selected to be a member of the 2018 Forbes Communications Council. It was a huge honor and a bit of a dream-come-true moment for me, so I figured I should probably repost my first Forbes.com article right here for all of you to read. You’ve stuck […]

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Whale-Talk

Posted by melissa kandel on November 20, 2017 in Fiction | 4 Comments

Yosemite My name is Yosemite. I’m five feet, six inches tall with a reddish tint to my hair, a long beard that I never comb and green-blue eyes that are noticeably two different sizes. I only shower on Thursdays, smoke at least five cigarettes a day and eat my cereal each morning with cinnamon whiskey […]

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Letters of Inspiration: III

Posted by melissa kandel on November 11, 2017 in Letters of Inspiration | 2 Comments

Aug 28 – Email from Yvonne de Jonge Life itself is mostly a question of perception, isn’t it? You can a) focus on things that went wrong and be in a terrible mood, or b) remember those things that went well and made you smile. Enter Happiness Journals, The Happiness Project. Same day, different mood. […]

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To Understand My Mom

Posted by melissa kandel on November 8, 2017 in Personal | 107 Comments

That morning I ordered waffles, which I almost never do. Funny I can recall the waffles with such clarity (syrup-soaked, dense) and next the walk home along a Chicago street bordered by pudgy brownstones. It was a sunlit April day, the bitterness of Midwest winter finally releasing its grasp. My phone rang — “book the […]

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Letters of Inspiration: II

Posted by melissa kandel on November 3, 2017 in Letters of Inspiration | 2 Comments

August 15, 2017 Hi Melissa, See, now that’s inspiring. Instead of ‘just’ an interview, letting people in on (excerpts of) our personal emails. Brilliant. I actually think back-and-forth emailing is the best thing about working with other creatives and it’s a shame it never sees the light of day (i.e. gets shared on blog or […]

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