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#213 ATL Ideas

01 August 2019 // Atlanta, Georgia

And now, we trek back into reality!

My time in Atlanta was such a good and necessary one. From landing to takeoff, there wasn’t a single hour that could’ve been better spent. 🍑 Between #atlideas and a handful of meet ups, I got my soul bucket filled with enthusiasm, community, and inspiration.

It was a reminder to do the little things well but not to lose sight of the big picture– the all caps reason WHY I do the things I do.

For me, whether that’s my work with @plantwpurpose, my podcast, nonprofit branding, writing, or even the way I spend time with people and my family, I think it’s all about hope. 🌿 It’s about going into dark places with a sincere belief that efforts to bring light are not done in vain.

And I’ll be honest- after this weekend, this country does feel like a dark place. But of course, that’s just a horrific manifestation of the racism, fear, and tribalism that goes on every day.

A core belief I share with the @plywoodpeople community- the one that keeps me coming to the opposite coast- is that #betterispossible. The future can be so much better, but the time we start preparing for that future is right now.

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#214 A Tree L

02 August 2019 // Atlanta, Georgia

I learned some new things about the City of Atlanta this week:

Atlanta loves trees.

The city has almost a 50% forest cover- that beats out cities like Portland, San Francisco, Seattle or Denver by a good margin.

And while I was there they converted another 7 acres to forest space.

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#215 Machata

03 August 2019 // San Diego, California

Macha is good.

Horchata is good.

Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?

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#216 The Backpack Drive

04 August 2019 // San Diego, California

Our church helped bring in over 120 backpacks for kids going back to school who may not have homes. Lots of other school supplies and money for bus vouchers came in too.

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#217 3D Ultrasound

05 August 2019 // San Diego, California

Another look at boy boy. This time, we got to see that nose up close.

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#218 Grassroots Postcard

06 August 2019 // San Diego, California

Designed a bunch of these to promote the podcast.

I like the way they turned out!

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#219 Yerba PB

07 August 2019 // San Diego, California

Discovered a new spot for all things yerba mate related and I can’t wait to take everybody I know.

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#220 Rebel Bem

08 August 2019 // San Diego, California

This one has been acting so strange lately. Is the summer heat getting to her? Probs. Also, she probably knows big changes are afoot.

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#221 Bye Summer Interns

09 August 2019 // San Diego, California

One of the worst parts of my job is having to say bye to an intern class three times a year. This summer’s crop of interns have been great!

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#222 Coronado Corners

10 August 2019 // Coronado, California

Simple Saturday quest of trying to get out of the house.

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#223 Liberty Station Art Walk

11 August 2019 // San Diego, California

Owning a great pyrenees remains on my bucket list.

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#224 I See You

12 August 2019 // San Diego, California

Congrats to Terrence Lester on this book! It’s a good read!

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#225 Stay Classy SD

13 August 2019 // San Diego, California

Had a fantastic meeting with a guy running for City Council. Ended up offering a few publicity pointers I hope pay off.

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#226 Shake Shack

14 August 2019 // La Jolla, California

Late night burger run. Finally had some crinkle fries I actually appreciate.

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15 August 2019 // San Diego, California

Haven’t had much luck making a pizza crust with the crisp I like. This was a huge step in the right direction.

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#228 Upside Dog

16 August 2019 // San Diego, California

Didn’t take very long to become a huge fan of this fluff.

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17 August 2019 // San Diego, California

Probably the best kind of party spread.

Philippe Lazaro