My Favorite Products for Allergies and Sensitivities

Due to loads of health issues in the house, including asthma, allergies, eczema, and just wildly sensitive skin and sinuses I have spent the past seven years searching for the safest skin, hair, and cleaning products. I refer to the EWG’s Skin Deep Database as often as possible and…

Retiring Ela Conf

The time has officially come to move on from a project that spanned nearly four years of my life. We published an open letter about Ela Conf’s retirement here, but there are also some things I wanted to say on a more personal level. Lessons Learned I’ve written…

On Letting Go

Since most of my work posts have and will continue to be on the YupGup blog, I’ve decided to claim this space for myself—sans design talk. It’s exciting and refreshing just to think about. I’ve been reflecting a lot lately about the idea of letting go,…

How I Address Remote Isolation

A couple weeks ago I was writing a post about the need for flexible, remote work. As I was typing away it quickly and organically started to focus on tips for combating loneliness and I decided this topic was a priority and worthy of its own separate, personal post. One…

2017 In Review, A Letter to No One

“A lot of what is most beautiful about the world arises from struggle.” — Malcolm Gladwell When the thought of writing a year-end review post crossed my mind I instantly and aggressively dismissed it; good riddance to this year, right?! The more I thought about it though the more I realized…

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Ela Conf 2017, our third, came and went this past weekend and I can honestly say this was our best one yet; take a look at the #elaconf hashtag to see for yourself. We are still tallying up all the numbers and percentages but I do know that we more…