Are You Thinking of Grad School?

Are you thinking of grad school? Asking yourself if it is for you? Last May, I graduated with my master’s in strategic communications for social change and advocacy. The biggest thing I feel now is gratitude. I’m grateful for the privilege of a higher education. I acknowledge that’s what this is: a huge privilege. Now that […]

June 14, 2021

Are You Thinking of Grad School?

career, Living in London, Masters

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How to Take Photos of Yourself

How to Take Photos of Yourself Without a Photographer I was a professional portrait and wedding photographer for years and years — but there’s no doubt it’s easier to get photos when someone else is taking them. I’m sharing my 05 tips to get photos — photos with YOU in them! THINK IT’S NARCISSISTIC TO […]

June 7, 2021

How to Take Photos of Yourself

Lifestyle, Photos + Vlogs

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5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Before we jump into the 5 ways to stop procrastinating, let’s start with abolishing one lie: Your procrastination is not laziness. Procrastination usually stems from one of two experiences, which can vary from task to task: 01: You don’t feel like you can do the thing you’re procrastinating, so you avoid it out of fear […]

May 20, 2021

sketch, london, england, travel, blogger, things to do in london, where to go in london, tea, afternoon tea, restaurants

career, Empowerment, Lifestyle

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In Georgetown

Welcome to D.C. Weekly Vlog N°4, where we spend a lot of time exploring Georgetown! Life in D.C. I’ve lived in Washington, D.C. for almost 4 years now. While I don’t claim to be an expert like some (rare) natives to the city, I love sharing what life in D.C. is like, and my favorite […]

February 21, 2021

Where to Go in Georgetown Life in D.C. Blogger

Life in DC, Photos + Vlogs

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Elevate Her Life

You know that around here we are all about elevating your life while reaching your dreams. I pull that theme through when I brainstorm what gifts to give my loved ones. “What is something small they’ll interact with daily and feel like they have their life that much more together?” For the friend, sister, mother, […]

December 2, 2020

2020 holiday gift ideas guide elevate her life elisabeth

Lifestyle, Style

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My D.C. Apartment Tour

My D.C. Apartment Tour Here’s a virtual tour of my Washington D.C. apartment. I absolutely love it! I’ve lived in Washington D.C. for over three years, and have spent two of those years in this sun-soaked home. For tips on how to afford to live in an expensive city like Washington D.C., check out this […]

November 29, 2020

Life in DC, Lifestyle

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Where to Live in Washington D.C.

A Disclaimer I’ve lived in Washington, D.C. for more than 3 years! While this is actually a long time for this transient city, of course, there are people who have lived here longer. I’m not claiming to be an expert in all four corners of this beautiful city. D.C. has such a deep, moving history […]

November 29, 2020

Life in DC

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How to Be More Confident

Starting a company and public speaking at 15 years-old really teaches you a thing or two about confidence. You know when swim instructors throw a small child in a pool to show them that they can swim? Yeah, it’s kind of like that. Terrifying at first, but then you realize you had it in you […]

August 31, 2020

career, Empowerment, Lifestyle

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Can Manifesting Help You Reach Your Dreams?

The word “manifesting” has been rising in popularity on social media again. Is it real? Spiritual hoopla or a success strategy? Most importantly: Can “manifesting” really help you reach your dreams? Manifestation can be a turbulent word for some, depending on their belief system or lack of belief system. So, let’s neutralize it, take the […]

August 29, 2020

public speaker talking about manifesting your dreams

career, Empowerment, Lifestyle

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How to Properly Burn a Candle (And Make it Last)

How to Properly Burn a Candle: The first time you burn your new candle, make sure the melted wax covers the entire surface. This usually takes 3 or 4 hours, so make sure you pick the right time for its first lighting. (Double wick candles completely this process faster.) This helps to avoid or minimize […]

May 26, 2020


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