I Run My Own Business: Here’s What A Typical Day In The Life Looks Like

Now that my purposefully-slow summer has come to an end, I’m back in the thick of running and growing JL&Co, redesigning my website and teaching an undergraduate PR writing course at Temple University.  Life is a little busy right now! (I’m also trying to stay sane while working on all of the above, but that’s a […]

7 Email Newsletters I Actually Want to Open When They Land In My Inbox

Here’s the thing: I’m kind of obsessed with checking my email.  To me, my inbox is full of possibility: business opportunities, writing assignments, brand partnerships, blog comments, newsletter replies, invitations to events and useful resources from other bloggers and business owners I admire. Truthfully, I feel a little giddy each morning when I wake up […]

8 Simple Ways to Instantly Boost Your Productivity (And Improve Your Day Too!)

We’ve officially entered the dog days of summer. While summer is my favorite season, and I’m loving these bright and sunny days, I do have a bit of a confession. Over the past few weeks, my motivation has hit an all-time low. It’s bad. I’ve been struggling…hard.  Each week, I carefully curate a to-do list. […]

The Complete List of Tools I Use to Run My Blog and Business

While I often joke that all I need to do my job is my trusty MacBook and a wifi connection, that’s definitely not the case. There are many other apps, tools and resources (20+ of them, in fact!) that I use to make JL&Co and my blog run seamlessly. Whether you’re a blogger, a small […]

The New To-Do List Productivity Hack That’s Changing The Way I Work

Confession: I’ve always been a big planner, and I love me a good to-do list. Okay, that’s likely not really a confession — if you’ve been around these parts for awhile, it probably comes as no surprise to you that I’m extremely Type A.  But here’s the thing: I still haven’t figured out how to […]

What Life is Like These Days

Life today looks drastically different than it did a couple of years ago. Allow me to set the scene.  March 2015. Every weekday morning, my alarm blares at 4:45 a.m. I roll out of bed in my parent’s house and head downstairs to complete my workout for the day — T25 with Shaun T. After […]

Self-Care for the Solopreneur (Or Anyone For That Matter)

Self-care, people. It doesn’t sound like a very sexy topic, but it’s an incredibly important one. Often times, when we’re so busy, taking care of ourselves becomes our last priority. Who has time for a hot bath or a cup of tea when there’s so much work to be done, deadlines to meet, dishes to […]