Promise Is a Bud: The Magnolia Bough Blog

  • Blossoms, Beetles, & Buds

    Have you heard of "Rose, Thorn, and Bud"? It's a framework for identifying positive and negative experiences as well as what you look forward to exploring. In this post, I describe my version of this framework, which encourages us to recognize potentially productive or helpful elements of even our bad experiences. Read on for details! View Post
  • What the Gym Taught Me about Jewelry and Life

    My experiences at the gym have strengthened not only my body but my mindset too. And that shift, in turn, has transformed how I approach my personal relationships as well as my jewelry business. I feel closer to being my best self, and that feeling makes life seem much more enjoyable and much easier, even in hard moments. My hope for my work as a jewelry designer is that it helps other women appreciate who they are and celebrate the richness of their lives and the world around them. View Post
  • On Self-Knowledge and Service

    Knowing who I am and who I want to be helps me serve my clients as well as my family and friends. And after a brief encounter with a very charming fellow Southerner, I've figured out that I want to be a little old lady who says "hey"--and I want to start practicing right now. In both my personal relationships and my professional endeavors, I want to help people feel more joy, more openness, more love. View Post