Here in Spokane, we had just had the 2018 Women’s Persistence March, where thousands of people came out to champion various women’s issues and progressive causes. From my layman’s perspective, the vibe was bolder, braver, and even more determined than it had been at the 2017 Women’s March. The signs were saltier, the messages clearer,… Read More What’s It Like To Organize A Women’s March?
Those of you who’ve been following all along at home might have seen some of our social posts referencing Creative Enterprise, a 12-week business and professional development program that The Woodsy was privileged to be a part of. As it turns out, entrepreneurs tend to be a fairly motivated bunch, so when it came time… Read More 4 Creative Entreprenuers On Making New Year’s Resolutions (Or Not)
Here at The Woodsy we love books. I mean we really love books, and we’ve been looking for a way to share that love with all of you. As half of our team lives in Seattle, wading in to the Seattle book scene seemed like the perfect place to start. So, naturally, we jumped at… Read More The Woodsy Goes To A Seattle Book Launch Party
I’m not sure that September gets enough credit. It’s two-thirds summer, one-third fall. That’s part cold brew, part pumpkin spice, part flip-flops, part boots. What could be better? If you twist my arm, I could probably even admit that it’s my favorite month. Of course, I’m not so blinded by love for September that I… Read More Good And Bad Realities Of Early Fall In The PNW
Last week, I officially dusted off the hot coffee maker in my house. Like, it was actually covered in dust because in our household, we make cold brew in the summer months. I’d rather have cold brew in the fridge than pretty much all kinds of cheese and fresh berries which, let me tell you,… Read More The 9 Stages Of Going From Iced To Hot Coffee
Earlier this year, Julia and I reached out to members of our online writing community and asked if they’d be willing to share with us their experience of writing books. While not everyone writes a book in their lifetime, most of us do tackle some sort of momentous project, or find ourselves on a long-term… Read More 4 Questions: 3 Women On Long-Term Motivation, Books, And Feeling “Done”
Note: In the spirit of this month’s theme of “unexpected,” Julia and I (the two founders of this very website you’re reading), hopped on a chat to discuss what the concept means to us. Julia: Let’s go for it. Dena: Okay, for context, we had another theme ready to go, and I changed it last minute… Read More Let’s Talk About The Unexpected, Shall We?
Dear Puffy Coat, This is really hard. We’ve had some good times, haven’t we? I’m not even sure what to say, so I’m just going to come out and say it. You need to leave. I can’t do this anymore. You’re suffocating me. Spring is almost here. The snow is almost all melted now, and… Read More Dear Puffy Coat
Editor’s Note: Last week, in preparation of March’s theme of “going forward,” Julia and I (the two founders of this very website you’re reading), hopped on a chat to discuss what the concept means to us. Dena: Are you feeling good about the topic of “going forward”? Julia: Yes! I like it Dena: I’ve got a few… Read More A Super-Deep Conversation About Progress And Going Forward
Julia Says… Musicians/Songs: Lately, I’ve been listening to Ruth B quite a bit, particularly the song “Lost Boy“. I am a sucker for indie singers who write their own songs and croon in a register I can hit without resorting to falsetto. “Lost Boy”, a song about Peter Pan, for me is just the perfect storm… Read More 12+ Things That Bring Us Inspiration (Or, Inspo Inspo)