Featured: Clementine Daily + 10 Dos and Don'ts for a Simpler Life

I don't know about you all, but I tend to over-complicate a lot of things in life. Yet, I find myself constantly striving to clear both the mental and physical clutter. Sometimes I'm successful and other times—not so much.

Over on Clementine Daily yesterday, I had the opportunity to share a handful of things I'm attempting to remember as I go about my days—a few dos and don'ts for creating a simpler, more streamlined existence. I may not be perfect at it, but I think it's always important to try... don't you?

You can read the full article here.


So tell me, friends: how do you maintain a life that's relatively free of excess?  

Creating Your Own Path - Episode 10 - Steven Tiller

You guys! We've made it to the 10th episode! I know that seems like a small number, but I'm really excited to have had the opportunity to introduce some of the folks who keep me inspired. If you haven't had a chance, please head over to the listener survey and tell me what you think about Creating Your Own Path. I love reading your comments and suggestions, so keep them coming! Now let's get to the show...

Steven Tiller // Photo: Stephanie Birch

Steven Tiller // Photo: Stephanie Birch

Meet Steven Tiller, everyone. He is the very talented guy behind Reclamation Art & Furniture based right here in Sacramento and I'm thrilled to have him on today's episode. His work is stunning, you guys. He's the ultimate artist and craftsman and I sat down with him last week to talk about about his amazing work, how he and his family balance it all, where he finds inspiration (it's not where you might think!) and more.

Happy listening, friends. I learned a lot from my conversation with Steven and I hope you will too!



This episode brings me to ThinkHouse Collective to chat with artisan furniture maker, craftsman and product designer, Steven Tiller, who is the incredible talent behind Reclamation Art & Furniture here in Sacramento.

Listen in as he shares valuable insight on everything from balancing an entrepreneurial life to the importance of failure. 


Get to know Steven and follow along with his upcoming projects!



Special thanks to ThinkHouse Collective in Midtown Sacramento for the use of their recording space.


I hope you've enjoyed listening to the episode as much I enjoyed creating it, my friends. Please be sure to head over to iTunes to subscribe, rate and review Creating Your Own Path, if you have a moment. You can also keep up with the podcast over on The Stitcher App. I really do appreciate your feedback and support! 

Podcast Listener Survey

For the last several months I've gone about the business of lining up interviews for the Creating Your Own Path podcast. I've been reaching out to my creative friends, acquaintances and people I've admired for years and it's been incredible to receive feedback and hear that many of you love listening. It absolutely warms my heart to know that by taking the time to investigate and share stories, I've been able to create content you feel is worthwhile.

So, what does is take to create content twice each month? More than you'd think:

  • I spend time culling my list of creative people and coordinating interviews.
  • I research my guests' career path and write a script for each show to keep the conversation on point (read: to keep me from rambling).
  • I interview the guests, which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours depending on the interviewee(s).
  • I spend time editing and uploading the audio so it's ready to go to iTunes and other apps.
  • I write content, fact check and source photos/graphics for the corresponding blog post for each interview.
  • I publish the podcast and blog post and share it as much as I can.

As you can see, the show takes quite some time to create and I really want to make sure I'm building something that you enjoy and want to continue participating in on a regular basis. We're all busy little souls and I know your time is valuable, so I want to know what you'd like to hear on the show. 

If you have just a few moments, I'd love to get your feedback. I have nothing to offer you in return, except the promise of my continued commitment to quality content—yet somehow I think you, the listeners of this show, understand the value of that commitment. 

You can complete the quick, painless survey here.


Thank you in advance for your input and continued support, my friends!