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 to the colorful journal of Marissa Berrini, creative director, artist and curator living in Los Angeles. Launched in 2010, Marissa's online journal tells of adventures with her husband Sam, their fur kids, the occasional cocktail creation and lots of conversations with inspiring people. This blog serves to celebrate tiny victories, inspiration for those times you're stuck in a rut and bring together a community that wants more than a perfectly curated feed of eye candy. Sometimes you just got to throw it out there and see where it goes!

Quotable: Gabrielle Bernstein

Quote by Gaberielle Bernstein Yes, I'm a Spirit Junkie. I've been a big fan of Gabrielle Bernstein since the moment I stumbled upon her guided meditation at Wanderlust's Speakeasy in 2013. It was the inspiration for turning my old office into a good vibe only zone. What the hell does that mean? It means salt crystal lamp, Steven Halpern on repeat and lots of random moments to chant, "guru guru wahe guru". It was my best solution for battling the stresses of designing PowerPoint presentations for potential acquisitions with corporate giants like Target while juggling my day-to-day responsibilities of leading a creative department. Thankfully, I found Gabby, the bright light during a time of corporate headaches. Those little shifts in my office made my 2 hour commute bearable, brought laughter and, ultimately, helped me make the rightful decision to pursue my own business.

As for today's quote, I woke up with Gabrielle's voice stuck in my head: Change your story, change your words and you will change your life. Hopefully, her words will inspire you today.

Image: Photo taken during my trip to Wilkes-Barre, PA

Quote: Gabrielle Bernstein

Self-Expression / 08

Self-Expression / 08

Quotable: Amelia Earhart